7 Days of Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

  • Ojashvi Yoga Shala, OM Blessed Cottage,Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Distt - Tehri Garhwal, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249152, India

Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

The serene atmosphere of Himalayas in India is a perfect place for enjoying the holidays which are coupled with traditional knowledge of yoga for attaining peace of mind, positive health and vibrancy in the life. Joining yoga retreat program of Ojashvi, a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance, USA and is well known for its Hatha yoga teacher training programme, will help in experiencing the authentic blend of yoga practice right at the source in picturesque nature of Himalayan mountains. Yoga retreats of Ojashvi Yoga Shala will provide you the perfect opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect yourself with your inner spirit with an insight on foundation to the yoga philosophy and practice.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices and techniques
  • Syllabus covering yoga theory and practice
  • Certificate is given upon completion of the program
  • Optional short mountain trekking, river rafting, etc.
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Ayurveda massage session is included
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be accommodated in a pleasant single / private room with an attached bathroom having the facility of both hot and cold water. The rooms are neat and clean with fine antiques, carpets and paintings with proper ventilation. Also, there is an internet caf as well as Wi-Fi connection in the living room at nominal charges / cost.

Hatha yoga style of Ojashvi Yoga shala training is synthesis of many approaches to personal development, based on traditional hatha yoga curriculum of yogic teachings in accordance with contemporary physical and mental health disciplines.

Theory syllabus

  • Basic principles of yoga and yogic practice
  • Relevance of yoga in health and harmony
  • Health, yogic concept of health and disease
  • Food, nutrients and yogic principles of diet
  • Concept of stress and its management through yoga

Practical training syllabus

Practices of the following yogic practices with brief theoretical knowledge about their importance of name, technique, precautions to be taken and their therapeutically advantages.

Sun salutations and yogasanas

  • Meditative asanas: Swastikasana vajrasna padmasana siddhasana
  • Prone postures: Bhujngasana shalabhasana, dhanurasana
  • Relaxative asanas: Shavasana, makarasana
  • Sitting postures: Shashankasana gomukhasana ardhamatsendrsana
  • Standing postures: Tadasana trikonasana katicakrasana padahastasana
  • Supine postures: Pavanamuktasana, sarvangasana, halasana, matsyasana

Pranayama

  • Bhramari pranayama
  • Concept of purak kumbhaka and rechaka
  • Mechanism of correct breathing
  • Nadishodhana pranayama
  • Sectional breathing practice
  • Ujjayee pranayama

Bandhas and mudras

Yogic kriyas / cleansing techniques

  • Kapalabhati
  • Jalaneti

Yoga Nidra and meditation techniques

Mantra chanting

Sample daily schedule

Day 1: Monday

  • Optional pick up from Dehradun or Delhi International Airport
  • Afternoon arrival at Ojashvi Retreat in Rishikesh
  • Welcome refreshments or lunch upon arrival
  • 16:00 Orientation to Ojashvi retreat programme
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 2: Tuesday

  • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 Breakfast and retreat activity - river rafting, Ayurveda session, nature trek or ashram visit
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Lecture, yoga session
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 3: Wednesday

  • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 Breakfast and retreat activity
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 - 18:30 p.m. – Lecture cum Yoga Session
  • 19:00 p.m. – Dinner

Day 4: Thursday

  • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 Breakfast and retreat activity
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Lecture, yoga session
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 5: Friday

  • 07:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 a.m. - Breakfast and retreat activity
  • 13:30 p.m. - Lunch
  • 17:00 p.m. - 18:30 p.m. – Lecture, yoga session
  • 19:00 p.m. – Dinner

Day 6: Saturday

  • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Lecture, meditation/ relaxation session
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 Retreat activity (Ganga Arati, fire ceremony on the river bank)
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 7: Sunday

  • 06:30 - 08:30 Energetic morning yoga session
  • 09:00 Breakfast and conclusion of yoga retreat - check out and onward journey

Ojashvi Yoga Shala is located amidst the surroundings of the ashrams in the picturesque location of Himalayan hills on the bank of river Ganga in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the mighty Himalayan hills in North India. The ancient sages of the country used to spend lots of their time in the practice of yoga and austerities in this small town, which is abundant in its spiritual energy. The serenity and the ambience of ashrams is being continued to lead Rishikesh as the world capital of yoga due to the exposure to the yoga study in Rishikesh in different traditions and styles, maintain the harmony.

During the retreat, you will be provided with three freshly prepared nutritious and delicious vegetarian meals. You will also be served tea, twice a day.

Extracurricular activities such as short mountain trekking and river rafting are available, depending upon seasonal feasibility.

Ayurvedic massage and therapy session is available. This service is included in the packages rate.

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily 3 times wholesome vegetarian meals during the course
  • Extracurricular activities such as short mountain trekking, river rafting, depending upon seasonal feasibility
  • Free Ayurveda session
  • Guidance and assistance for local sightseeing of interest
  • Ojashvi Yoga Retreat Participation Certificate from RYS Ojashvi Yoga Shala Rishikesh
  • Yoga techniques, training and practice from Monday through Saturday
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses

Driving directions from Delhi

Delhi to Rishikesh is around 7 hours journey by road. The nearest railway station is Haridwar located at distance of 25 kilometers from Rishikesh.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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  • Review by Zahra from Switzerland

    "The teachers were really experienced. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience and knowledge, many thanks for all energy given to us."

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  • Review by Kerryn from Zimbabwe

    "I loved the food and our amazing cooks, the teachers are incredible, so knowledgeable and patient, I am very sad to be leaving, I will miss you all."

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  • Review by Katherine from UK

    "Swamiji was a great teacher, he was a big highlight on the course and we will miss him. Nagesh is great teacher, he cared for all the girls and helped where ever we needed. Naveen was always too happy and all he wanted was to teach us well and he did. Great teachers, great chefs, great Guru, very grateful for my time here. Everyone will be missed."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Mila from Bulgaria
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for support and sincerity with which you treated each of us. Also it was extremely kind that you provided us with the study materials and books and mat and bag. Thank you for teaching Kriyas and Pranayama and giving us an opportunity to get confidence in teaching, being in front of a class."

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  • Review by Heng Kim from Malaysia
    10 out of 10

    "The panel of teachers and lectures are very knowledgeable and experienced in their own field .Their willingness to share and care and concern especially Nagesh and Rohithaksha upon us helped gone through together experience during our stay here .They harvest themselves as role models for the participants and this is really inspiring to participants and convincing that the Yoga pathway definitely fulfilled path way."

    "Keep it up!!!"

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  • Review by Kok Ming from Malaysia
    10 out of 10

    "If you are thinking of taking a traditional Yoga teacher training, you have to come to Rishikesh and Ojashvi is definitely one of the best choice schools here. The teachers are so sincere and committed in Yoga and they just inspired us so much. I love how they created a comfortable classroom experience and always welcome any Ideas from each participants .The entire experience is very enjoyable and the lifestyle is what I wish to continue even after I leave this place."

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  • Review by Brianna from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The Pranayama teacher really cares about what he does .I can tell it is coming from the heart .I am happy to have met the friends that I made here."

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  • Review by Lam Wing-Hung from China
    10 out of 10

    "I am very grateful to take to take my teacher training with Ojashvi. Everything was well organized and all teachers are experienced in their areas and passionate to share their knowledge with the class. Would like to take this opportunity specially thank Master Rohithaksha,he is very passionate to interact with us and always stay late in class to address our queries and Nagesh, our head teacher also dedicated to students and looking after every aspects to cope with the challenges in our course. Really appreciated the whole team of all the great efforts in this TTC."

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  • Review by Tiffany from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Very Patient ,thanks for passing me even though I miss so much due to sickness.The food staff were very nice. "

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  • Review by Cadia from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Nagesh and Rohithaksha were amazing and such a caring and knowledgeable people. They are so supportive and kind. Thank you."

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  • Review by Angel-Emerald from UK
    10 out of 10

    "A well structured course. I felt safe and well looked after throughout the course .The teachers were excellent. Very genuine and beautiful people .I am glad to have spent time with them. Thank you for everything."

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  • Review by Rachel from USA
    10 out of 10

    "It was such a wonderful privilege to attend this program. I learnt so much, and I have a much greater appreciation for Yoga and India. The cooks were wonderful and helpful and cheerful. I loved trying a new diet and the food was great. The Yoga studio was always clean and well ventilated. Our main teachers put so much love into their lessons. I have no regrets about coming, and I would highly recommend anyone who truly wants to learn.Thank you!"

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  • Review by Cody from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I felt Nagesh was particularly sincere in making sure we understood the curriculum .He is very kind and helpful. The cooks in the restaurant really did a great job. Trying to accommodate for everyone’s needs."

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  • Review by Janice from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Teachers have so much knowledge and they are very patient with questions."

    "I have had a great experience."

    "Layla May Greening, United Kingdom."

    "I have amazing time in Ojashvi Yoga Shala team."

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  • Review by Miki from Japan
    10 out of 10

    "Nagesh and Rohithaksha you are the Best!! Thank you for everything I want to be a Yoga teacher like You!! Big Hug."

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  • Review by Tamara from Chile
    10 out of 10

    "I am grateful for everything. It was a good decision.The school is very serious and teachers also.Thank you for this time,for having me with patience.The energy here was amazing,every morning were very active and productive,I learn a lot. I leave with good memory for this school and their teachers and students."

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  • Review by Christian Pagano from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "The course exceeded my expectations. I feel great improvement in my body condition. Philosophy classes were deep. All the teaching team is really passionate and transits this passion."

    "Thank you very much!"

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  • Review by Andrea Sabina Giger from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "The course was very intensive and was excellent. I am grateful for everything."

    "Namaste!"

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  • Review by Lise Gerard from France

    "Nagesh was very dedicated to his teaching. I love very much Dr.Vibha and Swamiji teaching, Thank you all for the sharing."

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  • Review by Vanessa Tall from USA

    "Accommodation was good, Ojashvi team great, food was great, just a bit greasy at times. General outline of the course was good, emphasis laid on philosophy was good, ayurveda was interesting. Nagesh is very kind and most importantly whenever we had a request or concern, it was immediately addressed. Thanks for that!"

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  • Review by Martha Hung from Taiwan

    "I love Ojashvi Yoga Shala, as they really took good care of us and arranged Sunday classes as well. The guest-house is amazing and teachers are all very nice. Thank you, it was very wonderful experience."

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  • Review by Wanlin Yao from Taiwan

    "I think the school has provided a lot of help to us. I can see there is great enthusiasm for teachers, as they constantly want to share their knowledge with students."

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  • Review by Ko Ko Shie from Taiwan

    "Thank you for the effort you all put in this program!"

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  • Review by Zahra from Zwitzerland

    "200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course Rishikesh India. Teachers really experienced, thanks a lot for sharing their experience and knowledge, many thanks for all energy given to us."

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  • Review by Kerryn from Zimbabwe

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    "I loved the food and our amazing cooks, the teachers are incredible, so knowledgeable and patient, I am very sad to be leaving, I will miss you all."

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  • Review by Katharine Earle from United Kingdom

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    "Swamiji was a great teacher, he was a big highlight on the course and we will miss him. Nagesh is a great teacher, he cared about for all the girls and helped where ever we needed, Naveen was always too happy and all he wanted was to teach us well and he did. Great teachers, great chefs, Great Guru, very grateful for my time here. Everyone will be missed."

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  • Review by Susan from United Arab Emirates
    10 out of 10

    "Naveen, Pranayama expert, taught me so much about this and meditation, I will use his teachings. Nagesh was so professional at all times. Mallika is passionate about yoga therapy and I learned a lot from her about this."

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  • Review by Hana from California, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Great Knowledge regarding yoga therapy. Excellent program and meditation sessions."

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  • Review by Nabanita, Deb from India
    10 out of 10

    "Teachers were helpful while teaching,They really took interest to give their time, Thank you."

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  • Review by Grainne O Flynn from USA

    "Nagesh and Naveen are very learned teachers with a pure intent towards the practice of Yoga and Pranayama. Their passion and honesty enhanced the course vibe and instilled in me good understanding of why yoga and Pranayama are valuable practices to be implemented into my daily life. This is the start of a journey for me and they have given me good basis of learning to which I can develop in time. The location and room were very good."

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  • Review by Chad Petzer from South Africa

    "Nagesh and Naveen were incredible! Sumit was one of the best guys I have met. Bagavad geeta teacher was awesome. I loved everything about the last four week; I have had the best time ever. My first time leaving my home country and I have had the best time."

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  • Review by Victoria Krushenick from USA

    "This program has been absolutely wonderful .I am so thankful to have this opportunity. Nagesh was an admiring and amazing teacher .Thank you."

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  • Review by Visvanath Ratnaveera from Switzerland

    "The Lead Teacher is young, dynamic and humanly a great personality"

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  • Review by Leslie Snow from USA

    "Although I was almost 20 years older than the other students, Nagesh's teaching was always aimed at my own level of strength and flexibility. His thoughtful adjustments and encouragement kept me progressing through the various asanas. His broad understanding of all aspect of the yogic life gave me the skills to make yoga more than just a physical practice. Nagesh truly lives what he preaches and he continues to be an source of inspiration to me. I am grateful for the opportunity to have studied with him in Rishikesh."

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  • Review by Javier Rozo and Sonia Rozo from Colombia

    "The Places visits are good, in General I liked the course and we had a great experience with Ojashvi Yoga Shala."

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  • Review by Sunder Pratap Singh from UAE

    "The teachers Nagesh and Naveen are very warm and friendly people with clear intention to help us . They paid attention to our questions and concerns and tried to help wherever required. They are very knowledgeable and sincere. The location is amazing, the place of yoga practice is fresh, bright and energetic. This retreat helped in relaxing and rejuvenating. We enjoyed the rafting activity."

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  • Review by Cyril Voci from France

    "I very much liked the organization before arriving and Nagesh’s reactivity regarding the accommodation arrangements , Also I would like to thank you very much for the Scholarship you gave because , I would not have been able to do the program other wise. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Jasmin Sonja Schöni from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "This has been an amazing experience, I thank everyone for their kindness, patience and that they shared their Knowledge with us. Nagesh is an amazing teacher and a very inspirational and humble person. I can’t wait to come back and do the 300 Hours TTC with Nagesh. Also, Swamiji was amazing and I am very grateful that he took his time to teach us meditation, his chanting is beautiful."

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  • Review by Michelle Mauroff, from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Ojashvi Yoga Shala is the place to go for students seeking a solid foundation in Yoga. The teachers go above and beyond to ensure proper understanding and your needs are met. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable. Nagesh is incredibly humble and has lots of experience he is happy to share. I leave the training feeling like I have had an authentic training and a great understanding of the true nature of Yoga .This training has left me with the confidence to continue on my path growing and sharing .The training with Yoga Shala has exceeded my expectations."

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  • Review by Sally Jane Crane from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Nagesh is a truly knowledgeable teacher and I would recommend studying yoga with him. He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and is highly professional."

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  • Review by Vera Villanueva from Chile
    10 out of 10

    "I am Vera from Chile, South America 30 years old and I was in the teacher training 200 Hours learning the Yoga with Nagesh for one month in Rishikesh. The experience for me, changed my life in all the senses including my life style, I learned with Nagesh the Indian philosophy, yoga anatomy, asanas postures, meditation, ways to eat, different methods to teach yoga and the most important the Asana series and adjustments teaching in an environment of respect and confidence.My teacher Nagesh, was always very correct, always punctual in the lessons, friendly, patient, kindly, responsible and easy going person, he teaches the method of demonstration. All the knowledge that he knows and sharing all with us, most of the time he clarified our doubts and understand my limitations about yoga. I really enjoyed the 8 limbs of Patanjala Yoga. Nagesh's English was always clear and easy to understand, he was very caring about that all the classes and the students for the welfare and development.I am very grateful about benefits of each asana because my teacher always showing us the mind, digestive, back pain benefits of each posture. I really recommend Nagesh because the way he teaches and all the knowledge he get is very important for others, I really would to get in the future another yoga training course with Nagesh."

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  • Review by Michal Gluszek from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I did my RYT-200 course in Rishikesh with Nagesh, and I can sincerely recommend him. He is a calm and patient teacher with an individual approach to every student. Trained by Nagesh, I felt very comfortable and well-prepared when I attended my RYT-300 course at another school (Nagesh didn't have RYT-300 courses at that time). Do not hesitate, if you have a chance to be taught by Nagesh. You can surely count on his plaesant personality, knowledge and vast experience."

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  • Review by Robert Mayer from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Nagesh as the director of any yoga school brings both professionalism and deep knowledge of yoga. I am certified under his direction for my 200-hour course in 2012, and found the program well suited for the western education style bringing both the deep rooted and authentic teachings of yoga and mixing them with modern teaching methods using power point well thought out teaching manuals and the use of highly trained and educated staff. I would highly recommend Nagesh's school to anyone looking for an outstanding yogic experience on there way to attaining the certification in teaching yoga."

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  • Review by Ryan Pedley from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I highly recommend Nagesh as a yoga teacher - a kind, wise, knowledgeable and incredibly humble person. Nagesh was a joy to be around for the 200-hour RYT, and was always clear on the skills I needed to develop in order to teach. Now, I have opened my own yoga school and Nagesh has been a large part of this process. Thank you Nagesh!"

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  • Review by Jessica Watson from U.S.A
    10 out of 10

    "Nagesh's presentations were very thorough and provided a lot of valuable information. I especially appreciated how much he knew about the sutras and how open he was to answering questions and explaining things in more detail if needed. I found Nagesh's teaching style to be gentle which is is really good for those new to yoga and he was always open to suggestions on how to best improve the program for the students. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend Nagesh as a teacher."

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Rishikesh, India

Ojashvi Yoga Shala is a registered yoga teacher training school with Yoga Alliance USA, engaged in the programs of yoga teacher training.

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Sunday August 6, 2017
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