• Yoga & Meditation

This 7 day intensive Yoga Nidra Retreat aims to guide aspirants to reveal the deeper layers of the mind and cultivate a harmonious lifestyle. The course will explore the concept of Yoga-Nidra in detail at theoretical and practical levels. This is designed to assist students of yoga to understand and experience the deeper layers of their personality and practice. The course mainly includes breathing practices, tension and relaxation practices of Yoga Nidra. The students will be guided through a very basic level of Yoga-Nidra practice and then be guided to the advanced practices of Yoga-Nidra.

Apart from the Yoga Nidra sessions, students will have sessions on Pranayama (understanding and regulating our breath), Pratyahara (internalisation of sensory inputs), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) processes drawn from the Patanjali Yoga Sutras – ancient Yogic doctrine that aims to integrate our body, mind, heart and souls for complete living. The 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.

The 7 Day Yoga Nidra Retreat is designed for beginners or beginners with basic knowledge of relaxation and yogic sleep, for those who wish to go through a deep and intense life changing experiences yoga, those that are looking for a complete detoxification from their life through yogic wisdom, science and practices, those who may wish to become a professional yoga nidra guide, and anyone who wishes to get exposure to India culture and its spiritual values.

Throughout the retreat you will enjoy daily yoga asanas classes for 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, and daily guided instructions into relaxation and meditation practices
 
The price is inclusive of all lessons and lectures, 6 nights’ accommodation, healthy nutritious vegetarian three meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinner, filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks, Wi-Fi connection, free use of yoga tools during the course, local sightseeing exploration and participation certification from Yoga Vidya Mandiram.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Equipment
  • Facilities Access
  • Mats
  • Meditation
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga
  • Yoga Props
  • Tour

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Karma Yoga & Mantra chanting
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Shat-kriyas & Pranayama practices
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Hatha yoga asanas
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast and free time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Yoga Philosophy
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Yoga anatomy & physiology workshops
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lunch
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Teaching Methodology/Ayurveda
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tea break
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Ashtanga Vinyasa sessions
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dinner and free time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Guest lectures/Satsanga/Meditation
TIME OFF In your spare time you are welcome to explore the beautiful and spirit-filled city of Rishikesh. There are plenty of temples, ashrams and natural wonders to explore. You will also enjoy several excursions as part of this retreat. The venue is a lovely and homely space where you may simply like to fill your time in the gardens or meditation or with new friends.
Venue   Yoga Vidya Mandiram School

All Yoga Teacher Training Courses and other Yoga Courses and Retreats are organized at the Yoga School Yoga Vidya Mandiram in Rishikesh, India.  Dehradun’s Joly Grant Airport (DED)  is approximately a 15km away from the center. The school is situated in the magical city of Himalayan Mountain Valley. During your yoga training you will be accommodated in a peaceful environment which is perfectly suitable for the Yoga Teacher Training Courses, Yoga Retreats and other Yoga courses.

The venue is located in Swiss Cottage in the Tapovan region. It is like a tiny village in a valley surrounded by mountains and elevated and hidden from the chaotic and noisy streets of Tapovan, Laxman Jhula.  It is much more peaceful and quiet here, but still only 5-10 minutes walk from the main street. 


The school is close to the Holy Ganga and surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. The accommodation is equipped with balconies from where you can have a stunning and breath-taking view of the sacred Himalayan Mountains. There is a beautiful garden inside the campus where classes are often held for the students. As far as your day to day needs are concerned the shops, restaurants, ATM, health-care, and other daily needs all within walking distance.

Food

Three delicious vegetarian meals are served each day during your training. Snacks and filtered water and tea are also provided. Meals will be wholesome and inline with a yogic diet. Rishikesh is a vegetarian city and there is a great focus on hearty vegetable dishes, dahl, lentils, rice and homemade breads and condiments. Flavours and diverse and both delicious as they are healing.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT

Embark on a journey within as you join this Yoga Nidra retreat in the heart of Rishikesh. Discover what Yoga Nidra is, how to practice, how to teach, and the benefits of this age-old practice. Find inner peace, dive deeper into your own self, and discover tools to find tranquility and joy. Learn from authentic masters who have lived and breathed yoga and meditation from childhood. The lovely school is comfortable and welcoming, offering you a private room, plenty of open natural space to enjoy, and delicious hearty meals for the duration of your stay. No matter where you are on your yoga path, a stay here with Yoga Vidya Mandiram will fill your heart and soul and open your eyes to so much more. 

Kelly F

Yovada Yogini

  Rishikesh, India

Tapovan area is full of meadows, streams and flowering plants and the meadows are considered as one of the best high altitude meadows in India. The exquisite setting on the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, is conducive for meditation and mind expansion. In the evening, an almost supernatural breeze blows down the valley, setting temple bells ringing as sadhus, pilgrims and tourists prepare for the nightly ganga aarti - a fire offering or ritual performed on the Ganges.


Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi (DEL) is the international airport that is closest to the schools in Rishikesh and Dharamsala. From there, you have several options to get to Rishikesh. It is recommend to either take an additional flight from New Delhi to Dehra Dun (DED) or arrange for a taxi or bus for the final part of your journey.

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