4 DAYS YOGA RETREAT
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YOGA AND MEDITATION RETREAT OVERVIEW
Double Shared Room:
Private room for 2 (Couples or friends booking together)
Experience the tranquility and pristine ambiance of the majestic Himalayas in Rishikesh, known as the world capital of Yoga. Delve into a profound connection with the present moment, restore inner equilibrium, and replenish your energy. This 4 Days Yoga retreat invites you to initiate your yoga journey and deepen your understanding of this ancient practice through daily sessions of asanas, pranayama, mantra chanting, and meditation. Allow the soothing sounds of nature and the awe-inspiring views of the towering mountains to dissolve your worries and apprehensions, guiding you towards a state of profound peace while grounding yourself for a new and promising future.
The core focus of this retreat lies in the exploration of yoga as a means to delve into the depths of both body and mind, fostering a profound connection with your inner dimensions and the natural world. The sessions will encompass a harmonious blend of gentle Hatha and dynamic Vinyasa Yoga, affectionately referred to as “Feel Good Yoga.” These sessions, led by experienced teachers, will take place in the tranquil Yoga shala or on the serene beach, offering you an idyllic setting to embark on your yogic journey.
Throughout your stay, you will be accommodated in the serene Pyramid’s Ashram, a magnificent location that provides breathtaking views of the sacred Ganges and the majestic mountains. Our dedicated team takes pride in their exceptional hospitality, ensuring a reverent atmosphere that resonates throughout the premises. Moreover, the culinary experience at the retreat is simply exquisite, offering you delectable meals that tantalize your taste buds and nourish your body and soul.
We are confident that the awe-inspiring serenity and natural beauty of this place will leave you spellbound, allowing you to relax profoundly and release the mental clutter that burdens your mind. As a result, you will gain clarity in your inner world and forge a deeper connection with the planet and all forms of life. Furthermore, you will learn various yogic practices that can be seamlessly integrated into your busy schedule, enabling you to promote holistic well-being, balance, and heightened spiritual awareness in your daily life.
This specially tailored 4 Days Yoga retreat is designed for beginner Yogis who seek to establish a daily practice and gain a holistic understanding of Yoga and the yogic lifestyle.
WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?
This 4 Days Yoga retreat is designed with a wide range of participants in mind, welcoming individuals from all ages, cultures, and backgrounds who are eager to embark on their Yoga journey. The primary focus of this retreat is on beginner practitioners, making it an ideal choice for those who are new to Yoga and seeking to explore its benefits.
Whether you are curious about Yoga and wish to experiment with the practice, or you have a budding interest in the real yogic lifestyle and culture that originated in the birthplace of Yoga, this retreat is perfect for you. It offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich yogic traditions and philosophy, gaining a deeper understanding of its principles and practices.
Moreover, if you have a genuine interest in delving into the various aspects of yogic practices and philosophy, this retreat will be a valuable learning experience. From the physical asanas to pranayama (breathwork), mantra chanting, and meditation, you will have the opportunity to delve into the depths of Yoga and its holistic approach to well-being.
Overall, this retreat warmly welcomes beginner yogis who are eager to experiment with Yoga, explore the yogic lifestyle, and delve into the rich culture that surrounds it. It provides a supportive and inclusive environment, ensuring that participants of all backgrounds and ages feel comfortable and empowered on their yogic journey.
WHO ELSE WOULD BENIFIT FROM THIS RETREAT?
This 4 Days Yoga retreat is also an excellent choice for couples and families seeking a transformative and rejuvenating experience together. It offers a wonderful opportunity for loved ones to connect, bond, and embark on a shared journey of self-discovery and well-being.
- For couples, this retreat provides a serene and romantic setting to deepen your connection and create lasting memories. You can explore Yoga together, engaging in partner yoga poses and practices that foster trust, communication, and intimacy. The tranquil environment, coupled with the transformative power of Yoga, will enable you to nurture your relationship and strengthen your bond in a meaningful way.
- Families will also find this retreat to be a perfect choice for a holistic and enriching vacation. It allows parents and children to engage in activities that promote well-being and mindfulness as a family unit. From gentle Yoga sessions suitable for all ages to guided meditations and nature walks, every member of the family can participate and enjoy the benefits of Yoga. This retreat creates a space for families to connect, relax, and rejuvenate together, fostering a sense of unity and well-being.
The inclusive and welcoming nature of this retreat ensures that couples and families of all backgrounds and ages feel comfortable and supported. The experienced teachers and staff will accommodate the unique needs and preferences of each couple and family, ensuring a memorable and fulfilling experience for all.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Welcome to our four days transformative Yoga retreat program. Immerse yourself in a journey of self-discovery and well-being with our thoughtfully curated schedule.
11:00 to 15:00 – Registration and check-in: Arrive at our serene retreat location and complete the registration process to begin your transformative experience.
16:30 – Opening ceremony/Pooja: Join us for a sacred opening ceremony where we set intentions and invoke blessings for your journey.
18:00 – Meditation/Yoga Nidra: Relax your body and calm your mind through a guided meditation or Yoga Nidra session, allowing you to unwind and find inner peace.
19:00 – Dinner: Delight in a delicious and nourishing dinner, prepared with love and mindful ingredients.
22:00 – Silence: Embrace the tranquility of silence as you prepare for a restful night.
7:00 – Satkarma: Start your day with Satkarma, a cleansing practice that purifies the body and prepares it for the day’s Yoga practice.
7:30 – Yoga / Pranayama / Meditation: Engage in a rejuvenating session of Yoga, pranayama (breathwork), and meditation to awaken your body, mind, and spirit.
9:00 – Breakfast: Enjoy a wholesome and energizing breakfast to fuel your day.
11:00 – Yoga Fundamentals (Class): Deepen your understanding of Yoga as our experienced teachers guide you through fundamental practices and postures.
13:00 – Lunch: Savor a nourishing lunch, carefully crafted to provide sustenance and balance.
14:00 – Free time/Massage: Indulge in some well-deserved free time, relax with a rejuvenating massage (scheduled separately) to restore your body and spirit.
18:00 – Meditation / Yoga Nidra: Immerse yourself in the serenity of a guided meditation or Yoga Nidra session to promote deep relaxation and inner stillness.
19:30 – Dinner: Delight in another exquisite dinner, prepared to satisfy your senses and nourish your well-being.
22:00 – Silence: Embrace the peace of silence as you prepare for a restful night.
7:00 – Satkarma: Begin your day with Satkarma, purifying and awakening your body.
7:30 – Yoga / Pranayama / Meditation: Engage in a holistic practice of Yoga, pranayama, and meditation to deepen your connection with yourself and the present moment.
9:00 – Breakfast: Enjoy a nutritious breakfast to nourish your body and provide energy for the day ahead.
11:00 – Yoga Fundamentals (Class): Continue your exploration of Yoga fundamentals, refining your practice and expanding your knowledge.
13:00 – Lunch: Delight in a wholesome lunch, prepared with mindful ingredients to support your well-being.
14:00 – Free time: Take this opportunity for personal reflection, explore the serene surroundings, or engage in self-care activities.
18:00 – Yoga / Meditation / Yoga Nidra: Reconnect with your inner self through a harmonious blend of Yoga, meditation, and Yoga Nidra practices.
19:30 – Dinner: Indulge in a sumptuous dinner, offering a delightful culinary experience for your senses.
22:00 – Rest: Prepare for a rejuvenating rest as you embrace the tranquil silence of the night.
7:00 – Satkarma: Begin your final day with a cleansing Satkarma practice, revitalizing your body and mind.
7:30 – Yoga / Pranayama / Meditation: Engage in a rejuvenating session of Yoga, pranayama, and meditation, celebrating the progress you’ve made on your journey.
9:00 – Breakfast: Enjoy a satisfying breakfast, reflecting on the transformative experience you’ve had.
11:00 – Closing ceremony: Participate in a sacred closing ceremony where we honor the progress made and set intentions for the future.
13:00 – Lunch: Share a final meal together, celebrating the bonds formed during the retreat.
15:00 – Check out: Bid farewell to the retreat, carrying the lessons and tranquility of your experience with you as you depart.
Please note that the schedule is subject to change to ensure the best experience for all participants.
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WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
During this 4 Days Yoga retreat, you will have the opportunity to explore a diverse range of subjects that will deepen your understanding of Yoga and its holistic practices. From the foundational principles of Yoga to the intricacies of asanas, pranayama, mantra chanting, and meditation, you will embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Whether you are a beginner or have some prior experience, our classes are thoughtfully tailored to cater to all levels. Each session will provide you with valuable insights, empowering you to integrate the teachings into your daily life and cultivate a harmonious and balanced approach to well-being. Get ready to immerse yourself in a comprehensive exploration of Yoga, unlocking its transformative potential and nurturing your inner radiance.
- Cleansing Techniques (Neti, Rubber Neti, Kunjal, Dhauti, Nauli, Basti, Kapalabhati, Trataka)
- Benefits and Practice Guidelines
- Integration of Shatkarma in Personal Practice and Teaching
In the 300-hour YTTC program, we explore advanced shatkarmas, advanced purification techniques that go beyond the basics covered in the 200-hour program. These practices aim to deeply purify the body, removing toxins and blockages to optimize the flow of prana. By mastering these advanced techniques, you will prepare yourself for more profound pranayama and meditation practices. These traditional yogic cleansing techniques are highly effective in removing illnesses and opening up blocked energy pathways, providing a transformative journey of self-discovery and inner growth.
Pranayama is the ancient yogic practice of controlling and regulating the breath to enhance vitality and promote overall well-being. In its simplest form, pranayama involves conscious awareness and deliberate manipulation of the breath to influence the flow of life force energy, known as prana, within the body. For beginners, foundational pranayama practices such as deep belly breathing (diaphragmatic breathing) and alternate nostril breathing (Nadi Shodhana) are introduced. Deep belly breathing focuses on expanding the belly on inhalation and contracting it on exhalation, promoting relaxation and grounding. Alternate nostril breathing involves gentle breath control through alternate nostrils, harmonizing the left and right hemispheres of the brain and balancing the energy channels. These beginner practices cultivate mindful breathing, enhance respiratory function, reduce stress, and lay the foundation for deeper pranayama exploration on the yogic path.
Hatha Yoga is a traditional branch of Yoga that focuses on the integration of breath (pranayama) and physical postures (asanas) to promote harmony between the body and mind. It encompasses a wide range of gentle and accessible poses suitable for beginners, providing a solid foundation for further exploration. In Hatha Yoga, emphasis is placed on proper alignment, mindful movement, and conscious breathing. Beginner poses in Hatha Yoga often include foundational standing poses like Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and Trikonasana (Triangle Pose), which enhance balance and stability. Seated poses like Sukhasana (Easy Pose) and Balasana (Child’s Pose) promote relaxation and flexibility. Other beginner-friendly poses such as Cat-Cow, Downward-Facing Dog, and Corpse Pose (Shavasana) are often introduced to improve spinal flexibility, strengthen the core, and promote relaxation. Hatha Yoga provides a gentle and accessible entry point for beginners to explore the physical and mental benefits of Yoga, fostering a balanced and holistic approach to well-being.
Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic and fluid style of Yoga that synchronizes movement with breath. It is a popular choice for beginners seeking a practice that combines both physical exertion and mindfulness. In Vinyasa Yoga, practitioners flow through a sequence of poses, seamlessly transitioning from one posture to another in coordination with the inhalation and exhalation of the breath. This continuous movement cultivates strength, flexibility, and body awareness.
For beginners, Vinyasa classes typically start with foundational poses and gradually introduce more complex sequences as practitioners become comfortable and proficient. Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) are commonly incorporated in Vinyasa classes and serve as a foundational sequence to warm up the body and connect with the breath. The class may include a variety of standing poses, balancing poses, backbends, and inversions, all linked together in a fluid and rhythmic flow.
Vinyasa Yoga offers a creative and dynamic practice that allows beginners to explore their physical capabilities, cultivate mindful awareness, and build stamina. It encourages practitioners to find their own rhythm, honoring their body’s needs and limitations. With consistent practice, beginners can experience improved strength, flexibility, and a greater sense of flow and connection between breath and movement. Vinyasa Yoga is an empowering style that supports beginners in their journey towards a balanced and vibrant Yoga practice.
Mantra chanting is a powerful practice that can enhance your yoga experience and deepen your connection with the divine. Mantra chanting is the repetition of sacred sounds or syllables that have specific meanings and vibrations. By chanting these mantras, you can align your mind, body and spirit with the cosmic energy and create a positive atmosphere around you.
Mantra chanting class is a part of our 300h YTTc program, which is designed for those who have completed the 200h YTTc and want to go further in their yoga journey. In this class, you will learn:
– The history and significance of various mantras in yoga tradition
– The correct pronunciation and intonation of different mantras
– The benefits and effects of mantra chanting on your physical, mental and emotional health
– How to use mantra chanting as a tool for meditation, concentration and relaxation
– How to lead a mantra chanting session for your students or yourself
Mantra chanting class will help you to develop your voice, confidence and creativity as a yoga teacher. You will also experience the joy and peace that comes from chanting with a group of like-minded yogis. Join us for this unique and transformative class and discover the power of sound!
Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
Yoga philosophy encompasses a rich and profound tradition that extends beyond the physical practice of Yoga asanas. Rooted in ancient wisdom, Yoga philosophy offers a comprehensive framework for understanding the human experience and cultivating a harmonious way of living.
At its core, Yoga philosophy seeks to integrate the mind, body, and spirit, guiding individuals towards self-realization and inner transformation. One of the key texts in Yoga philosophy is the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which outlines the eight limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga). These limbs provide guidance on ethical principles (Yamas and Niyamas), physical postures (Asanas), breath control (Pranayama), sense withdrawal (Pratyahara), concentration (Dharana), meditation (Dhyana), and ultimately, transcendence (Samadhi).
By exploring Yoga philosophy, practitioners gain insights into the nature of the mind, the patterns of thought, and the interplay between the individual self (Jiva) and the universal consciousness (Brahman). It delves into concepts such as karma (the law of cause and effect), dharma (one’s purpose or duty), and the pursuit of self-realization through self-inquiry and introspection.
Understanding Yoga philosophy allows practitioners to go beyond the physical aspect of Yoga and embrace a holistic approach to life. It offers valuable teachings on cultivating mindfulness, compassion, and equanimity in our interactions with ourselves, others, and the world around us. By integrating these philosophical principles into our daily lives, we can deepen our connection with our true selves, find inner harmony, and lead a more purposeful and meaningful existence.
In our Yoga retreat, we provide opportunities to explore Yoga philosophy through discussions, guided reflections, and the application of these principles in practical ways. By delving into this profound tradition, you will gain a deeper understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of Yoga and how they can enrich your practice both on and off the mat.
In our Yoga retreat, we offer dedicated meditation classes designed specifically for beginners, providing a supportive and nurturing environment for your meditation practice. Led by experienced instructors, these classes will introduce you to various meditation techniques and guide you through the process step by step.
During the meditation classes, you will learn the fundamentals of meditation, including finding a comfortable posture, connecting with the breath, and cultivating present-moment awareness. Guided meditations will be incorporated to help you focus your attention and explore different aspects of mindfulness and relaxation. You will have the opportunity to explore various meditation techniques such as breath awareness, body scans, loving-kindness meditation, and mindfulness of thoughts and emotions.
The meditation classes in our retreat are designed to create a space of tranquility and inner exploration. Whether you are completely new to meditation or have some prior experience, these classes will provide valuable guidance and support as you embark on your meditation journey. You will receive practical tools and techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life, promoting a sense of calm, clarity, and well-being. Join us in these meditation classes to deepen your practice and discover the transformative power of stillness and self-awareness.
MORE VALUABLE INFORMATION
The retreat will be held at Pyramid Yogshala’s ashram, located in the serene setting of Laxmanjhula, Rishikesh, India. Renowned as the Yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh is a revered holy city that exudes a spiritual ambiance. It is home to the international Yoga Festival, held annually in early March and organized by the renowned Ashram Parmarth Niketan. Surrounded by verdant green mountains, the majestic Ganges River, and the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh offers an ideal environment for learning and studying yoga. The tranquility and sacredness of the surroundings can be felt, while the presence of wildlife such as monkeys, squirrels, dogs, cows, and various exotic bird species adds to the charm. Just like thousands of spiritual seekers, you will be warmly welcomed by the city of sages, as well as our dedicated and committed staff.
There is a lot to do and see around here. these activities are not included in the price, but we can book them for you upon request.
- Bungee jumping
- Camping and bonfire
- Mountain biking
- Flying fox
- Cliff jumping
- Rappelling and rock climbing
- Ayurvedic massage and therapies
- Parasailing and paragliding
- Experience the Traditional Indian culture
- 3 nights accommodation
- 3 fresh organic vegetarian/Vegan/Yogic meals a day
- Herbal teas snacks and healthy juices
- Yoga kit – Yoga matt, notebook and pen, yoga shirt, rudraksha meditation mala, branded t-shirt and bag
- Trambakeshwar temple tour
- Aarti guided session
- Beach yoga
- All classes as stated in this program.
- 1 Sound healing session
- 1 Deep tissue massage during the retreat
- Pick-up from Dehradun Airport to school
- Visa fees
- Personal expenses
- Extra nights and meals
- Other activities and excursions
Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport (DED) Dehradun Airport 14 km – Pick up Transfer included
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 provide free transportation from Dehradun airport to the school at the beginning of the course. You are welcome to arrive the day before to check in and get settled.
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 tuk tuk or taxi to our Laxman Jhula drop off point where we will be waiting to pick you up.
Arrival by train
You can reach Rishikesh by train, from cities like Haridwar and Dehradun. From Rishikesh train station you can easily find taxis and other transportation services that will bring you to the school’s drop off point. If you want Pyramid Yogshala to help you arrange transportation from the train station, kindly let us know.
- A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price (minimum of USD$100)
- The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is canceled.
- Bookings can be rescheduled at no extra cost.
- The remainder balance is to be paid on arrival.
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