• Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, India

Nature, Tranquilizing & Peace Yoga Retreats in Rishikesh

Yoga retreats at Pyramid Yogshala will be the transformational experience for you. Our yoga retreats program fits those people who want to explore Indian culture, want a break from daily hectic life. Our 1 and 2 weeks Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh includes yogic food and accommodation at Pyramid Yogshala which is separately situated not too far from the main street road but in a very peaceful environment. It also includes yoga classes, meditation classes, spiritual tours to natural waterfalls, Aarti participations at Parmarth Niketan ashram, visits to ancient caves and ashrams such as Vashistha cave and Beatles ashram.‚Äč

Course Syllabus

Introduction to Yoga

  • Origin of yoga
  • What is yoga?
  • Practice guidelines
  • Etiquettes of a yoga class

Shatkarma (Yogic Cleansing)

  • Jal neti (nasal cleansing with water)
  • Sutra neti (nasal cleansing with water)
  • Shankprakshanlana (cleansing of the git)
  • Nauli (abdominal breathing)
  • Trataka (concentrated gazing)

Mantra chanting

  • Ganesh mantra
  • Gayatri mantra
  • Shanti mantra
  • Guru mantra
  • Aum mantra

Pranayama

  • Kapala-bhati (frontal brain cleansing
  • Nadi-sodhanam (psychic network purification)
  • Bhastrika (bellows breath)
  • Ujjayi (the psychic breath)
  • Sheetatli (cooling breath)
  • Sheetkari (hissing breath)
  • Bhramari (humming bee breath)
  • Surya-bheda (vitality stimulating breath)

Mudras

  • Bhairava mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Hridaya mudra
  • Jnan mudra
  • Vishnu mudra

Bandhas

  • Jalandhar bandha (chin lock)
  • Maha bandha
  • Mula bandha (root lock)
  • Uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock)

Yoga Asanas

  • Meditative postures: Sukhasana, sidhasana, padamasana, vajrasana
  • Dynamic postures: Pawanmuktasana series, marjariasana, vyaghrasana, surya namaskar, chandra namaskar
  • Standing postures: Tadasana, utkatasana, trikonasana, parshwakonasana, veerbhadrasana
  • Balancing postures: Vrikshasana, bakdhyanasana, natrajasana, mayurasana
  • Inverted postures: Sirsasana, pinchamayurasana, halasana, sarvangasana
  • Twisting postures: Merubakrasana, ardha matsyendrasana
  • Back-bend postures: Shalabhasana, dhanurasana, ushtrasana, kandhrasana, chakrasana, rajkapotasana
  • Forward-bend postures: Janusirasana, paschimotanasana, padprasar paschimotanasana
  • Relaxation postures: Balasana, makarasana, savasana

Yoga anatomy

You will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen the classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asanas. The class will cover digestives system, skeletal system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, muscular system, anatomical names of the body, planes of the body, major joints of the body, anatomical terms of movements, yoga asana alignment based on applied anatomy.

Teaching Methodology

  • Techniques of teaching yoga
  • Adjustment and alignment techniques
  • Basic class plans
  • Student and teacher guidelines

Things to do in Rishikesh

This retreat will take place at Pyramid Yogshala in Laxmanjhula Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is a holy city and is known around as the Yoga capital of the world. Every early March Rishikesh hosts the international Yoga Festival, organized by the world famous Ashram Parmarth Niketan. Rishikesh is therefore the perfect place to learn and study yoga. Surrounded by beautiful green mountains, the holy and mighty Ganges, Himalayan foothills, and tranquility, the spiritual atmosphere of this place can easily be felt. Monkeys, Squirrels , Dogs and Cows are everyday compagnions in Rishikesh just as Parrots, Peacocks and other species of exotic birds. The city of sages will lovingly receive you as it does for thousands of spiritual seekers, and so will our dedicated and committed staff.

Things to do in Rishikesh

There is a lot to do and see around here. these are not included in the price but we can arrange upon request.

  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping and bonfire
  • Mountain biking
  • Flying fox
  • Cliff jumping
  • Trekking
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Parasailing and paragliding
  • Experience the Traditional Indian culture

What's Included?

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 1 extra night (before day 1 of the course)
  • All classes as stated in this program
  • 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals a day
  • 1 indian cooking workshop
  • 1 himalayan hiking tour
  • 1 Aarti guided session
  • Muni baba guided tour
  • Rishikesh market guided tour
  • Herbal teas and healthy juices
  • 1 yoga kit - Yoga book, yoga mats, text book and pen, yoga shirt, bag,
  • rudraksha mala)
  • Pick-up from Dehradun Airport to school (on the afternoon of the previous
  • day to the starting date)
  • Certificate of completion

What's Not Included?

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Drop off from the school to airport, bus station etc.

How To Get to The Pyramid Yogshala?

Recommended Airports

DED - Dehradun Airport (Jolly Grant Airport) Transfer included on the afternoon of the prevous day of starting

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). We will provide transportation for the school at no extra cost on the afternoon previous to the starting date. of the TTC.

Arrival by bus

From the Delhi airport, you can get a taxi to bring you to Delhi ISBT bus station. From there you can find many government and private transportation to bring you to Rishikesh. Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, you can get a tuktuk to Laxmanjhula where we will be waiting to pick you up.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar train station. From there you will find many buses, taxis and other transportation services that will bring you to Rishikesh. If you want Pyramid Yogshala to help you arrange transportation from Haridwar, kindly let us know.

Cancellation policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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