7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat In Rishikesh | Price US$ 450

7 Days | Beginner

This 7 Days intensive Yoga and Meditation Retreat aims to guide the students to establish a harmonious lifestyle for themselves and share their experiences with others for the better life.

7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat Highlights

  • are either fresh beginners or beginners with basic knowledge of yoga,
  • wish to go through a deep and intense life changing experiences yoga,
  • are looking for a complete detoxification from their life through yogic wisdom, science and practices,
  • are entirely dedicated and focused to become a professional yoga and meditation guide,
  • wish to get an exposure to India culture and its spiritual values

7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat Highlights


7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat is designed and perfect for the students who;

  • Daily yoga asanas classes beginning to intermediate levels
  • Daily shat-kriyas (six channel purification exercises), breath awareness and pranayama practices
  • Karma-yoga and daily mantra recitations
  • Introductory study of Indian philosophies including Sankhya, Yoga and Vedanta philosophies
  • Daily guided instructions into relaxation and meditation practices
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Note: For an AC room please inquire from the School)
  • Healthy nutritious vegetarian three meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Excursion to the adventurous activities including nearby holy shrines and temples and tracking in the Himalayas

Yoga & Meditation restore balance into our lives, resolve our inner conflicts, enables total excellence and allows us to fulfil our potential to become complete human beings. Often misunderstood to be simply a set of physical exercises, Yoga philosophy transcends all ritualistic religion and can be practiced by anyone. Yoga posture classes at Yoga Vidya Mandiram yoga school are based on both classical Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Our teachers are unique, being steeped in ancient knowledge and also trained in modern teaching methods. All classes are adapted for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Yoga & Meditation Retreat Curriculum


Mantra chanting

  • Intro to mantra science
  • Morning prayers & Evening prayers
  • Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras

Hatha Yoga Asanas

  • 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

Breathing & Pranayama Practices

  • 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

Satkarma or Cleansing Exercises

  • Jala-neti
  • Sutra-neti

Practice Relaxation & Preparation for Yogic Sleep

  • 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

Yoga philosophy, Life-style, & Yoga Ethics

  • 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

Typical Daily Schedule

05:00am : Wake Up!
06:00 – 06:15 : Karma Yoga & Mantra chanting
06:15 – 07:00 : Shat-kriyas & Pranayama practices
07:00 – 08:30 : Warm-up exercises, joints and glands following hatha yoga asanas
08:30 – 10:00 : Breakfast and free time
10:00 – 11:15 : Yoga Philosophy
11:15 – 12:30 : Yoga anatomy & physiology workshops
13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch
14:30 – 15:45 : Teaching Methodology/Ayurveda/Practice Teaching
16:00 – 16:15 : Tea break
16:15 – 18:00 : Astanga Vinyasa sessions
18:30 – 19:30 : Dinner and free time
19:30 – 20:30 : Guest lectures/Satsanga/Meditation/Audios and videos/Self-study/Inner dialogue
21:00pm : Go sleep!
It is advised that you arrive at the yoga school one day before the course starts.

Upcoming Dates for Yoga & Meditation Retreat


This Yoga and Meditation Retreat is usually held on 2nd8th of every month throughout the year. So you can apply for any month in advance. Our upcoming Yoga and Meditation Retreats are on the following dates:

Available All Year Round | Price US$ 450

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Course Fee (Private and Shared Accommodation)

Accommodation Type Price Person
Private Single Room US $500 1
Shared Twin Room US $450 1