7 DAYS YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT
7 Days | Beginner
The 7 days Yoga and Meditation Retreat at Yoga Vidya Mandiram in Rishikesh, India centre is held over a duration of 7 days and 6 nights. This retreat explores the practices of meditation with relaxation techniques introduced as an essential part of preparing and moving into meditation. While meditation is the highlight of the retreat, the curriculum also integrates yoga asana, pranayama and relaxation practices on a daily basis to bring balance into the practice and to make way for the body and mind to be ready for meditation sessions. For asana practices, our school focus on Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga styles of asana.
Students will go through 6 days of training with 1 rest day per week. On this rest day, our school organizes a half-day excursion for students that may involve visits to one of the sacred sites in Rishikesh. The rest day usually falls on a Sunday, but may be shifted to a weekday to avoid tourists and traffic during high season in Rishikesh. The excursion would be a visit to either Vashishtha Cave, or Kunjapuri Temple. Excursion may shift to a different destination in specific circumstances. Excursion organized by school is inclusive in the course fee and the destination would be selected by school.
Accommodations, meals and excursion during the retreat are inclusive in the course fee as mentioned in more detail below.
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7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat is suitable for those who….
- Are either fresh beginners or beginners with basic knowledge of yoga
- Wants a short break from a busy and fast lifestyle to refresh and balance the body and mind
- Are interested in learning meditation techniques to practice in daily life
- Are looking for a balanced lifestyle through yogic wisdom, science and practices
- Are yoga teachers who wants further guidance or deepen their practice in meditation
- Are registered RYT and wants to collect Continuing Education (CE) training hours
7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India: Course Curriculum
- Intro to mantra science
- Morning prayers & Evening prayers
- Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras
- Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
- Surya namaskar (sun salutations)
- Types of yoga asanas – standing, sitting, backward bending, forward bending, spinal twisting, fire series, inversion, shavasana etc.
- Yoga asanas benefits
- Establishment of diaphragmatic breath
- 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
- Different practices of pranayama: nadi shodhana, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari and brahmari
- Benefits or pranayama practices
- Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
- Relaxation in daily life
- Sequence of relaxation practices
- Tension & relaxation exercises
- Systematic relaxation exercises
- 31 points relaxation exercise
- What is meditation & what is not?
- Meditation in daily life
- 2-5 minutes meditations
- So-ham mediation
- Introduction to Indian philosophy
- The Yoga-sutras of Patanjali
- Astanga-yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
- Yoga Ethics
- Yamas and Niyamas
- More on the ethics of a teacher
7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India : Daily Schedule
This 7 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat is one of our 7 day yoga retreats with a half-day visit to a sacred site. During this yoga teacher training, you will be provided with three vegetarian meals, including afternoon masala tea. We encourage the students to go sleep early before 10pm as that is conducive to the yoga retreat. Here is the typical daily schedule for 7 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India at our School Yoga Vidya Mandiram:
Typical Daily Schedule
|05:00 – 6:00||:||Wake Up!|
|06:15 – 06:30||:||Mantra chanting|
|06:30 – 07:30||:||Shat-kriyas & Pranayama practices|
|07:30 – 09:00||:||Hatha-Yoga (Classical)|
|09:00 – 10:00||:||Breakfast and free time|
|10:00 – 12:00||:||Session I – Meditation Theory & Practice|
|12:30 – 13:00||:||Karma Yoga (Seva)|
|13:00 – 14:30||:||Lunch|
|14:30 – 16:00||:||Self-Study / Self-Practice|
|16:00 – 16:15||:||Tea break|
|16:30 – 18:00||:||Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga|
|18:00 – 19:00||:||Session II – Relaxation & Meditation Practice|
|19:00 – 20:00||:||Dinner|
|20:00 – 21:00||:||Self-Study / Free Time|
|21:00 – 22:00||:||Go to Sleep!|
|* Schedule is subject to changes without prior notice.
Note: The first day of the course will start at 10.30am and last day ends before 12pm noon (Check-out time).
7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India : Course Dates
This Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India starts on the 2nd and 24th of every month throughout the year. So you can apply for any month in advance. Our upcoming course dates are on the following dates:
|Course Date||Course Name||Book Now|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th January||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th February||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th March||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th April||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th May||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th June||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th July||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th August||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th September||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th October||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th November||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th December||7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India: Course Fee
|Accommodation Type||Price Per Person|
|Shared Triplet Room||US$ 399|
|Shared Twin Room||US$ 450|
|Private Single Room||US$ 500|
Book Your Seat: A minimum of US$ 100 advance deposit is required to secure your seat for the course. The remaining course fee is due on arrival at our school reception.
Advance deposit is strictly non-refundable. However, your advance deposit amount can be retained for rescheduling, only if applicant makes a request 7 days before the program start date. Please read details under Refund Policy.
School Policy & Code of Conduct
By signing and booking for your course at Yoga Vidya Mandiram, you are acknowledging that you have read, agree and accept our School Policy and Code of Conduct. Please go through our School Policy and Code of Conduct thoroughly.
I loved the stay here for 7 days yoga and meditation retreat. Although Rishikesh could be a quite touristy city, the school is in a quiet area where I could focus on the course. The teachers are knowledgeable enough to answer to the questions, I enjoyed doing not only physical training but also learning proper breathing techniques, philosophy behind yoga and so on. The schedule also worked for me, I learned a lot in a whole day but at the same time I had enough time for self-study for almost 3 hours per day. The students were from all over the world and we were quick to be connected with, the atmosphere was peaceful and friendly. You’ll never feel lonely here! Also the manager Lalit who takes care of the school is absolutely fantastic being always ready to help you. The accommodation is near to school and was very cozy as well. To sum up, I recommend you to be a student in this school, hopefully for a longer period of time than me, you won’t regret it 🙂