7 Day Yogic Breathing & Pranayama Retreat

This 7 day intensive retreat aims to guide aspirants to reveal the deeper layers of the mind and cultivate a harmonious lifestyle. Restore balance into your life, resolve your inner conflicts, and allow you to fulfil your potential to become a more complete human being. 


This retreat is designed for beginners or beginners with basic knowledge of yoga and pranayama practices, for those who wish to go through a deep detoxification from life through yogic wisdom, science and practices.


Enjoy twice daily group Yoga sessions and one daily Meditation session. The teachers are unique, being steeped in ancient knowledge and also trained in modern teaching methods.

The retreat is structured carefully to allow experience of not just the physical aspects of Yoga but also Karma Yoga (selfless work), various Yogic kriyas, and yoga nidra (deep relaxation).


Apart from the breathing and pranayama practices, students can participate in sessions on -

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 price is inclusive of all lessons and lectures, 6 nights’ accommodation, healthy nutritious vegetarian three meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinnerFiltered water, herbal tea, and snacks, Wi-Fi connection, free use of yoga tools during the course, local sightseeing exploration and participation certification.

Retreat

Rishikesh, India

Styles

  • Hatha
  • Vinyasa
  • Ashtanga

Food

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
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Location

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.

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.

Full Description

This 7 day intensive retreat aims to guide aspirants to reveal the deeper layers of the mind and cultivate a harmonious lifestyle. Restore balance into your life, resolve your inner conflicts, and allow you to fulfil your potential to become a more complete human being. 


This retreat is designed for beginners or beginners with basic knowledge of yoga and pranayama practices, for those who wish to go through a deep detoxification from life through yogic wisdom, science and practices.


Enjoy twice daily group Yoga sessions and one daily Meditation session. The teachers are unique, being steeped in ancient knowledge and also trained in modern teaching methods.

The retreat is structured carefully to allow experience of not just the physical aspects of Yoga but also Karma Yoga (selfless work), various Yogic kriyas, and yoga nidra (deep relaxation).


Apart from the breathing and pranayama practices, students can participate in sessions on -

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 price is inclusive of all lessons and lectures, 6 nights’ accommodation, healthy nutritious vegetarian three meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinnerFiltered water, herbal tea, and snacks, Wi-Fi connection, free use of yoga tools during the course, local sightseeing exploration and participation certification.

What is included

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

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Karma Yoga & Mantra chanting
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Session I – Shat-kriyas & Pranayama Practices
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Hatha yoga asanas
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast and free time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session II – Pranayama Theory & Practice
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Karma yoga (Seva)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lunch
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Self-Study / Self-Practice
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tea break
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Ashtanga Vinyasa sessions
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) & Meditation Practice
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dinner
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Self-Study / Free Time

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. The 7th day of the week is a rest day (usually Sunday), on which school organizes a half-day sightseeing trip for students.

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Accommodations

Shared Room at Yoga Vidya Mandiram School

Shared Room

Shared rooms include comfortable bedding, clean conditions, attached bathrooms, shared balcony with views of the Himalayas, 24 hour water supply, hot showers, tv, fan, and free wifi. The rooms are all safe and in a peaceful natural environment.

Private Room at Yoga Vidya Mandiram School

Private Room

Private rooms include comfortable bedding, clean conditions, attached bathrooms, shared balcony with views of the Himalayas, 24 hour water supply, hot showers, tv, fan, and free wifi. The rooms are all safe and in a peaceful natural environment.

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.

Venue   Yoga Vidya Mandiram School
Yoga Vidya Mandiram School, Venue for 7 Day Yogic Breathing & Pranayama Retreat

All Yoga Teacher Training Courses and other Yoga Courses and Retreats are organized at that Yoga School 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.