Pyramid Yogshala

Kirmola Laxmanjhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - 249302, India

7 DAYS YOGA RETREAT

Embark on a Sacred Odyssey: 7 Days Yoga & Meditation Escape.

7 DAYS YOGA RETREAT AND MEDITATION OVERVIEW

Accommodation type Retreat Fees
Private room
US $499
Double Shared Room:
US $299
Private room for 2 (Couples or friends booking together)
US $599

Introduction:

Are you yearning for a blissful escape, a chance to delve into the realm of inner peace and relaxation? Look no further than the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, where the ancient city of Rishikesh awaits, inviting you to embark on a transformative journey of 7 Days yoga Retreat and meditation. Designed for beginners and those curious about these rejuvenating practices, our 7-day Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India promises an unforgettable experience of holistic wellness in one of the world’s most enchanting destinations.

Nestled along the sacred banks of the Ganges River, Rishikesh holds the distinction of being known as the “Yoga Capital of the World.” This spiritual oasis is renowned for its serene ambiance, awe-inspiring landscapes, and a rich lineage of yogis and gurus who have imparted their wisdom for centuries. It is an idyllic sanctuary, offering a supportive environment for individuals taking their first steps on the yogic path.

During our 7 Days Yoga Retreat, you will be introduced to the foundational principles of yoga and meditation. Whether you are a complete novice or have some prior experience, our expert instructors will guide you with patience and expertise, ensuring a comfortable and inclusive learning environment. You will embark on a holistic journey, exploring the harmonious integration of body, mind, and spirit.

Each day of the 7 Days Yoga Retreat will be carefully curated to provide a balance between rejuvenation, self-reflection, and self-discovery. You will have the opportunity to partake in a variety of yoga classes, tailored to suit all levels of experience. From gentle Hatha yoga to invigorating Vinyasa flow, our classes will help you develop strength, flexibility, and mindfulness. Skilled instructors will attentively guide you through each posture, emphasizing proper alignment and breathing techniques.

In addition to yoga, meditation will be a central component of your 7 Days Yoga Retreat experience. Guided meditation sessions will offer moments of tranquility, enabling you to cultivate mindfulness, focus, and inner clarity. Through the practice of meditation, you will learn to calm your thoughts, deepen your self-awareness, and tap into a profound sense of serenity.

Beyond the daily yoga and meditation sessions, our 7 Days Yoga Retreat program encompasses a range of holistic activities aimed at nurturing your overall well-being. You can indulge in rejuvenating Ayurvedic massages and therapies, embracing the healing traditions of India. Nourish your body with wholesome vegetarian meals, lovingly prepared to enhance your vitality and support your journey.

As you immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of Rishikesh, you will also have opportunities for introspection and connection with fellow retreat participants. Engage in group discussions, share your experiences, and forge lasting friendships with like-minded individuals who are equally passionate about wellness and personal growth.

 

Rishikesh’s natural splendor provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor excursions and exploration. You will have the chance to embark on nature walks, taking in breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas, and experience the awe-inspiring Aarti ceremony at the banks of the Ganges River, a mesmerizing ritual that pays homage to the divine.

Join us for a transformative 7-day Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, and immerse yourself in a holistic journey of self-discovery, rejuvenation, and inner harmony. Uncover the secrets of ancient yogic practices, find solace in breathtaking landscapes, and return home with a renewed sense of well-being that will continue to resonate in your everyday life.

WHO IS THIS 7 DAYS YOGA RETREAT FOR?

This 7 Days Yoga Retreat is designed to cater to a diverse range of participants, embracing individuals of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds who are eager to embark on their Yoga journey. While the retreat is primarily focused on beginners, it is also suitable for anyone curious about Yoga and its benefits, or those with a budding interest in the authentic yogic lifestyle and culture that originated in the birthplace of Yoga.

Whether you are seeking to explore Yoga for the first time or have a genuine curiosity about the rich traditions and philosophy surrounding it, this retreat is the perfect choice. It provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the profound teachings and practices of Yoga, gaining a deeper understanding of its principles.

If you are in search of a relaxed and authentic wellness retreat, this program offers an ideal setting. The serene ambiance of Rishikesh in the Himalayas, combined with the tranquil environment of the Pyramid’s Ashram, creates a peaceful sanctuary for rejuvenation and self-care. Whether you are looking to unwind, de-stress, or simply reconnect with yourself, this 7 Days Yoga Retreat caters to your wellness needs.

WHO ELSE WOULD BENIFIT FROM THIS RETREAT?

This Yoga retreat is not only suitable for individuals but also an excellent option for couples and families looking for a transformative and rejuvenating experience together. It presents a wonderful chance for loved ones to come together, connect, and embark on a shared journey of self-discovery and well-being.

  • For couples, this retreat provides a serene and romantic setting to enhance their bond and create lasting memories. Engaging in partner yoga poses and practices that foster trust, communication, and intimacy, couples can explore Yoga together. The tranquil environment, combined with the transformative power of Yoga, allows them to nurture their relationship in a meaningful way.
  • Families will also discover this retreat to be an ideal choice for a holistic and enriching vacation. It offers activities that promote well-being and mindfulness as a family unit. With gentle Yoga sessions suitable for all ages, guided meditations, and nature walks, every family member can participate and enjoy the benefits of Yoga. The 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 from all backgrounds and ages feel comfortable and supported. The experienced teachers and staff will cater to the unique needs and preferences of each couple and family, ensuring a memorable and fulfilling experience for everyone.

Whether you are a couple seeking to strengthen your bond or a family in search of a meaningful and transformative vacation, this 7 Days Yoga Retreat offers an ideal opportunity to connect, relax, and grow together, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

FOOD

♦ Satvik Yogic Food
♦ Locally Sourced
♦ Fresh Produce & Medicinal Spices
♦ Three Delicious meals a day
♦ Herbal Tea and chai
♦ Vegan Friendly

FACILITIES

♦ Located in the heart of Rishikesh

Close to holy river Ganges

 Green, hilly environment

 Close to cafes, shops and other modern ameneties

ACCOMMODATION

♦ Private, double and Triple shared rooms
♦ Rooms with Balcony and Stunning Views
♦ Wi-Fi and other modern amenities
♦ Laundry Machine Available on Spot

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Welcome to our rejuvenating 7 days Yoga Retreat, where you will embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and inner well-being. We have thoughtfully designed a schedule that encompasses various enriching activities to make your experience truly immersive.

Day 1:

11:00 to 15:00: Arrive and complete the registration and check-in process, settling into your tranquil retreat surroundings.
16:30: Begin with an opening ceremony or Pooja, setting the intention for your transformative week ahead.
18:00: Immerse yourself in a peaceful session of meditation or Yoga Nidra, bringing harmony to your mind and body.
19:00: Relish a delicious and nourishing dinner, connecting with fellow retreat participants.
22:00: Embrace the tranquility of silence to rest and rejuvenate.

Day 2:

7:00: Start the day with Satkarma, cleansing practices to purify your body and mind.
7:30: Engage in a series of invigorating Yoga, Pranayama, and meditation exercises to awaken your senses and promote mindfulness.
9:00: Savor a wholesome breakfast to fuel your day.
11:00: Deepen your Yoga practice with a class on Yoga fundamentals, refining your techniques and understanding.
13:00: Delight in a fulfilling lunch, nourishing both body and soul.
14:00: Enjoy some free time, and if you wish, indulge in a relaxing massage scheduled for you.
18:00: Reconnect with yourself through meditation or Yoga Nidra, experiencing profound serenity.
19:30: Share a delightful dinner with your fellow participants, fostering a sense of togetherness.
22:00: Return to silence, allowing yourself to fully unwind.

Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6:

7:00: Start the day with Satkarma, cleansing practices to purify your body and mind.
7:30: Engage in a series of invigorating Yoga, Pranayama, and meditation exercises to awaken your senses and promote mindfulness.
9:00: Savor a wholesome breakfast to fuel your day.
11:00: Deepen your Yoga practice with a class on Yoga fundamentals, refining your techniques and understanding.
13:00: Delight in a fulfilling lunch, nourishing both body and soul.
14:00: Enjoy some free time, and if you wish, indulge in a relaxing massage scheduled for you.
18:00: Reconnect with yourself through meditation or Yoga Nidra, experiencing profound serenity.
19:30: Share a delightful dinner with your fellow participants, fostering a sense of togetherness.
22:00: Return to silence, allowing yourself to fully unwind.

Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6:

  • Follow the revitalizing morning routine of Satkarma, Yoga, Pranayama, and meditation, starting each day with renewed energy and focus.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at their respective times, providing nourishment and delight to your taste buds.
  • Between sessions, you’ll have free time to explore, relax, or engage in optional activities as you desire.
  • The evening brings opportunities to deepen your practice through Yoga, meditation, or Yoga Nidra, creating moments of profound peace and insight.
  • Each night, embrace the peacefulness of silence as you prepare for restful sleep.

Day 7:

7:00: Commence the day with the usual Satkarma, Yoga, Pranayama, and meditation practices, grounding yourself in mindfulness.
9:00: Enjoy a fulfilling breakfast, appreciating the nourishing meals that have been a part of your retreat experience.
11:00: Come together for a heartfelt closing ceremony, cherishing the shared growth and transformation experienced during the retreat.
13:00: Relish a final lunch, fostering connections and gratitude among all participants.
15:00: As the retreat concludes, check-out with fond memories and a renewed sense of self.

Throughout the retreat, our dedicated team of experienced instructors and staff will be there to support and guide you, ensuring an unforgettable and transformative journey during your time with us.

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 7 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 yoursel

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
  • Trekking
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Parasailing and paragliding
  • Experience the Traditional Indian culture
  • 6 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 
  • Airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra nights and meals
  • Other activities and excursions

Recommended Airports

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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