Himalayan Yoga & Meditation &
Retreats

Himalayan Yoga & Meditation &
Retreats

About Our Retreats

Divine Yoga School offers all spiritual aspirants an opportunity to have a life-changing experience during five days of affordable and blissful Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, located on the banks of Divine Mother Ganga and surrounded by Himalaya.

Our Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Retreats aim to bring a positive and permanent change in peoples’ lives to manage their day-to-day life, relationship and maintain a healthy life for peace and happiness.

The holistic Living teachings are truly needed for the modern human being from all walks of life. These five days’ theoretical and practical teachings will awaken you to maintain a healthy and happy life, living in this material world. Our teaching will also boost your confidence to support your family members and community to restore mind and body balance and peace as this is the most rewarding job which gives inner satisfaction.

During the short yoga & meditation journey, you will be taught Traditional Hatha yoga, Pranayama techniques to breathe correctly, rhythmically. Deep and slow breathing will stimulate inner peace and inner awareness. Meditation practices are also incorporated to train the mind or induce a mode of consciousness so that students can achieve not only physical awareness but also mental, emotional, and spiritual self-development. Our one-to-one interaction will help to understand the life problem and their solution through psychological and spiritual counseling. Cleansing practice will ensure Physical and mental purification for free flow of energy in the body and mind.

Course Level : Beginner
Medium Of Instruction : English/ Spanish/ Hindi
Duration : 3,5,7 Days
Facilities : Accommodation & Food (Included in course price)
Retreat Price 
3 Days: USD 99/ (Shared Room), USD 120/ -(Private Rooms).
5 Days :
USD 180/ (Shared Room), USD 220 / -(Private Rooms).
7 Days : USD 250/ (Shared Room), USD 300 / -(Private Rooms).
Timings: Starts Every Monday.


Is Yoga Retreat suitable for me ?

In case any of the below mentioned points is valid about you then retreats are best suited option for you.

Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Retreat Curriculum

The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy.

  • How to Sit Properly
  • Introduction to Mantra Science
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva (Sloka on God)
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe ( Mantra on lord Shiva)
  • Om sahana vavatu
  • Hare Rama Hare Krishna

Yogic cleansing practices are must for physical and mental health. They help to purify the mind and body for proper breathing and to meditate. Shatkarma practices remove the obstruction in the energy channels and purify them.

  • Jala Neti (nasal cleansing with water)
  • Sutra Neti (nasal cleansing with thread or rubber)
  • Kapal Bhati (frontal brain shining).
 

Students will gain extensive knowledge of yoga postures and will increase their strength, flexibility and discipline.

Hatha Yoga

Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation) and Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation) Alignment, Assist and Adaptation for the following Asanas.

  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana serie 2
  • Pawanmuktasana serie 3
  • Surya Namaskar ( sun salutation)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • Kati Chakrasana
  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivirtatrikon asana (revolving triangle pose)
  • Uttkatasana –chair pose
  • Virbhdrasana 1 -warrior 1
  • Virbhdrasana 2 -warrior 2
  • Virbhdrasana 2 -warrior 3
  • Ardha Chandrasana (half-moon pose)
  • Vriksasana (tree pose)
  • Vajrasana (thumderbolt pose)
  • Simhasana (lion pose)
  • Marjari-asana (cat stretch pose)
  • Vyaghrasana (tiger pose)
  • Shashankasana (hare pose)
  • Shashank Bhujangasana (striking cobra pose)
  • Ardha Ushtrasana (half camel pose)
  • Saral Bhujangasana (easy cobra pose)
  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
  • Tiryak Bhujangasana (twisting cobra pose)
  • Ardha Shalabhasana (half locust pose)
  • Saral Bhujangasana (easy bow pose)
  • Janu Sirshasana (head to knee pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (back stretching pose)
  • Setu asana (bridge pose)
  • Bhu Namanasana (spinal twist prostration pose)
  • Advasana (reversed corpse pose)
  • Shavasana (corpse pose)

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Coverage: Alignment, Drishti, Adjustment, Options.

 

  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B

Asanas for Beginners:

  • Padangusthasana.
  • Padahasthasana.
  • Utthita Trikonasana.
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana.
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana.
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana.
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A B C & D.
  • Parsvottanasana.
  • Eka Pada Padangusthasana A B C & D.
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana.
  • Utkatasana.
  • Virabhadrasana A & B.
  • Dandasana.
  • Paschimottanasana A B C & D.
  • Purvattanasana.
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana.
  • Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana.
  • Janu Sirsasana A B & C.
  • Marichyasana A B C &
  • Navasana.

Pranayama

Pranayama is the fourth limb of Ashtanga Yoga of Sage Patanjali. It is an ancient yogic breathing technique which has a soothing effect on mind to overcome stress and anxiety.  It is also a vital aspect of yoga. It improves the respiratory system and purifies the body and mind for meditation.

  • Introduction of Pranayama , Benefits of pranayama , General guidelines
  • Sitting postures for Pranayama Sadhana.
  • Conscious Breathing, Clavicular , 3 Parts of Breathing, Yogic Breathing
  • Nadi Sodhana Pranayma
  • Ujjayi Pranayama
  • Kapal Bhati Pranayama
  • Bhramari Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama
  • Surya Bheda Pranayama

Mudra & Bandha

  • Jnana Mudra (psychic gesture of knowledge)
  • Chin Mudra (psychic gesture of consciousness)
  • Hridaya Mudra (heart gesture)
  • Khechari Mudra (tongue lock)
  • Moola Bandha (root lock)
  • Ashwini Mudra
  • Bhairawa and Bhairawi Mudra

Yoga Philosophy is the foundation and central knowledge of yoga with it practical and scientific approach towards life. The wisdom of yoga helps one to establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice.

  • Introduction to yoga, its philosophy and evolution.
  • Introduction to yoga sutras of Sage Patanjali.
  • Definition of yoga.
  • 4 aspects of mind and its functions.
  • General guidance for a yoga student.
  • Dietary Discipline
  • Principles of 5 Basic element & 10 Senses.
  • Yama.
  • Niyama 
  • Asana , Pranayama.
  • Pratyahara , Dharana.
  • Dhyana.
  • Samadhi.
  • Life Management with Yoga Wisdom.
  • Relevance of Bhagwad Gita in Life Management

Meditation is a systematic practice that helps the practitioner to realize the center of consciousness for freedom. It promotes physical, mental and emotional tranquility with the purpose of reaching Samadhi (self-realization).

  • Introduction of Meditation
  • What Meditation is not?
  • How to prepare for Meditation.
  • Breathing Awareness Meditation.
  • Japa Meditation.
  • Trataka Meditation
  • Soham Meditation.
  • Dynamic Meditation.
  • Tips for developing concertation.
  • Silence Practice.

Daily Schedule

Day 1: Monday

  • Afternoon arrival at Divine Yoga School in Rishikesh
  • Welcome of Guests at School.
  • Refreshment on arrival.
  • 11: 00 AM – Fire Ceremony
  • 12: 00 PM –  Orientation Program for Retreat
  • 2:00 PM – Lunch
  • 4:00 – Yoga Nidra
  • 6:00 PM  –  Visit to International Ganga Arti
  • 8:30 PM Dinner.
  • 9: 30 PM – Lights off

Day 2: Tuesday

  • 5:00 AM – Wake up
  • 6:30 to 7:30 AM – Energising Morning Hatha Yoga Session
  • 8:00 to 9:00 AM – Cleansing & Pranayama
  • 9:00 AM- Breakfast 
  • 10 :00 AM – River Rafting / Ayurveda Session / Nature Trek / Ashram Visit)
  • 2:00 PM – Lunch
  • 05:00 PM – Lecture cum Yoga Session
  • 6:15 PM – Meditation
  • 8:00 PM – Dinner
  • 9: 30 PM – Lights off

Day 3: Wednesday

  • 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Energetic Morning Yoga Session
  • 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • Conclusion of Yoga retreat – Check out and Onward Journey
 

Day 1: Monday

  • Afternoon arrival at Divine Yoga School in Rishikesh
  • Welcome of Guests at School.
  • Refreshment on arrival.
  • 11: 00 AM – Fire Ceremony
  • 12: 00 PM –  Orientation Program for Retreat
  • 2:00 PM – Lunch
  • 4:00 – Yoga Nidra
  • 6:00 PM  –  Visit to International Ganga Arti
  • 8:30 PM Dinner.
  • 9: 30 PM – Lights off

Day 2: Tuesday

  • 5:00 AM – Wake up
  • 6:30 to 7:30 AM – Energising Morning Hatha Yoga Session
  • 8:00 to 9:00 AM – Cleansing & Pranayama
  • 9:00 AM- Breakfast 
  • 10 :00 AM – River Rafting / Ayurveda Session / Nature Trek / Ashram Visit)
  • 2:00 PM – Lunch
  • 05:00 PM – Lecture cum Yoga Session
  • 6:15 PM – Meditation
  • 8:00 PM – Dinner
  • 9: 30 PM – Lights off

Day 3: Wednesday

  • 5:00 AM – Wake up
  • 6:30 to 7:30 AM – Energizing Morning Hatha Yoga Session
  • 8:00 to 9:00 AM – Cleansing & Pranayama
  • 9:00 AM- Breakfast 
  • 10 :00 AM – River Rafting / Ayurveda Session / Nature Trek / Ashram Visit)
  • 2:00 PM – Lunch
  • 05:00 PM – Lecture cum Yoga Session
  • 6:15 PM – Meditation
  • 8:00 PM – Dinner
  • 9: 30 PM – Lights off

Day 4: Thursday

  • 5:00 AM – Wake up
  • 6:30 to 7:30 AM – Energizing Morning Hatha Yoga Session
  • 8:00 to 9:00 AM – Cleansing & Pranayama
  • 9:00 AM- Breakfast 
  • 10 :00 AM – Free Time / Self Study
  • 2:00 PM – Lunch
  • 05:00 PM – Lecture cum Yoga Session
  • 6:15 PM – Meditation
  • 8:00 PM – Dinner
  • 9: 30 PM – Lights off

Day 5: Friday

  • 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Energetic Morning Yoga Session
  • 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • Conclusion of Yoga retreat – Check out and Onward Journey
 

Day 1: Monday

  • Optional Pick up from Dehradun or Delhi International Airport
  • Afternoon arrival at Ojashvi Retreat in Rishikesh at the Foot hills of Majestic Himalayas
  • Welcome refreshments /Lunch upon arrival.
  • 16:00 p.m. – Orientation to Ojashvi Retreat Program.
  • 19:00 p.m. – Dinner

Day 2: Tuesday

  • 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Energetic Morning Yoga Session.
  • 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • Retreat Activity (River Rafting/Ayurveda Session/Nature Trek/Ashram Visit)
  • 13:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 17:00 p.m. – 18:30 p.m. – Lecture cum Yoga Session
  • 19:00 p.m. – Dinner

Day 3: Wednesday

  • 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Energetic Morning Yoga Session
  • 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • Retreat Activity (River Rafting/Ayurveda Session/Nature Trek/Ashram Visit)
  • 13:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 17:00 p.m. – 18:30 p.m. – Lecture cum Yoga Session
  • 19:00 p.m. – Dinner

Day 4: Thursday

  • 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Energetic Morning Yoga Session
  • 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • Retreat Activity (River Rafting/Ayurveda Session/Nature Trek/Ashram Visit)
  • 13:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 17:00 p.m. – 18:30 p.m. – Lecture cum Yoga Session
  • 19:00 p.m. – Dinner

Day 5: Friday

  • 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Energetic morning yoga
  • 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • Retreat Activity (River Rafting/Ayurveda Session/Nature Trek/Ashram Visit)
  • 13:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 17:00 p.m. – 18:30 p.m. – Lecture cum Yoga Session
  • 19:00 p.m. – Dinner

Day 6: Saturday

  • 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Energetic Morning Yoga Session
  • 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 11:00 a.m- Lecture cum Meditation/Relaxation Session
  • 13:30 p.m. – Lunch
  • 17:00 Retreat Activity (Ganga Arati/Fire ceremony on the River Bank)
  • 19:00 p.m. – Dinner

Day 7: Sunday

  • 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Energetic Morning Yoga Session
  • 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • Conclusion of Yoga retreat – Check out and Onward Journey

Notes : 

  • Class schedule may change slightly as per weather or other conditions
  • 100% attendance required
  • No violation of Code of Conduct and School Policy

Facilities For Students

Accomodation

During your Yoga Teacher Training program, you will stay in the Premises of Divine Yoga School, located in the most beautiful area of Tapovan, Rishikesh. The school is in a very peaceful location and just a few steps away from the holy river Ganga. Nearby Divine Yoga School, there are other beautiful places as ashrams, temples, and cafes within walking distance. After a 5 minute walk, you can find the market where you can buy organic products, local wares, food, and restaurants, and so on. You can enjoy beautiful jungle views from your room. It is a calm place that allows your mind to become completely focused on your study and practice. Our dedicated and  spacious yoga hall is always  available. In your free time, you can go to Yoga hall for your own practice and self-study.

Facilities available in our rooms

  • Every room has a bathroom with a western toilet and hot and cold shower. Students can choose single or double accommodation according to their preference. Rooms are spacious, open, and light. Bedsheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, and blankets are also provided.
  •  WiFi is available on every floor.
  • The laundry service is available at a low cost

Food

India is very famous for its variety of tasty food. Food is very important to balance our body and keep us healthy. Different foods influence our different systems and elements. Students will enjoy tasty and healthy food prepared with fresh vegetables at Divine Yoga School.

The school does not allow using any kind of unhealthy ingredient, meat, eggs or alcohol in its kitchen. We also appreciate students to avoid them during their stay with us and also in their life forever.

Excursions & Breakout Times

During 5 & 7 Days Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Retreat, we have excursion schedule for 2 days (Tuesday & Wednesday to local places, Sage Vashistha ashram or Neer Water Fall. Excursion activities are the part of the course so all the cost is included in the course fees.

Terms & Conditions

Certification

Upon completion of the retreat you will be provided a certificate mentioning that you attended Himalayan Yoga and meditation retreat. We provide retreat certificates to all our attendees in each of our retreat program like 3 days retreat, 5 days retreat and 7 days retreat, there is no overhead cost for the certification. It is included in retreat's fees.

Yoga Alliance requires a minimum of 200 Hours of training. Therefore, if you are looking to obtain a certificate that makes you eligible to register as a yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, please connect with our email or phone.

Code Of Conduct

  • Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited in the school.
  • In case you have fast on particular day, please inform the management of the school to avoid wastage of food.
  • Always maintain discipline, respect teachers and follow all rules.
  • After the completion of course, please return your books, maps or anything you have taken from school.
  • We provide accommodation for students who joins yoga classes, Friends or family member's stay is not included in the fee.

Refund Policy

  • Amount submitted in advance is not refundable. In case of emergency, students can reschedule their enrollment.
  • Balance fee have to be submitted on arrival at school, before doing necessary formalities.
  • No amount is refundable once course is started.
  • In the situation where student cancels the course, we accept cancellation but advance deposit will not be refunded
  • Any cancellation or schedule changes have to be informed over email.

What's included in course fee?

  • Non-AC Accommodation for the duration (AC available at additional cost)
  • Three vegetarian meals per day
  • Afternoon Tea (Masala Chai/ Herbal Chai)
  • Excursion
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Yoga materials during class (i.e. Yoga mat, Book, Neti Pot, Note Book.)
  • Sightseeing near Rishikesh city (half-day trip)
  • Retreat Certification

What's not included in course fee?

  • Airport Transfer (available at additional charges)
  • Travel expenses (i.e. airfare, train, bus, taxi, etc.)
  • Laundry services (available at additional charges)
  • Extra nights beyond course dates (available at additional charges)
  • Extra excursion not organized by school
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Expenses
  • Other Personal Expense
  • Air Conditioning / Heater (available at additional charges)

Upcoming Yoga Retreats

Date Course Price-Private/ Shared Rooms
Starting every Monday of Dec 2021
3 Day Yoga Retreat
USD 99/ USD 120
Starting every Monday of Dec 2021
5 Day Yoga Retreat
USD 180/ USD 220
Starting every Monday of Dec 2021
7 Day Yoga Retreat
USD 250/ USD 300
Starting every Monday of Jan 2022
3 Day Yoga Retreat
USD 99/ USD 120
Starting every Monday of Jan 2022
5 Day Yoga Retreat
USD 180/ USD 220
Starting every Monday of Jan 2022
7 Day Yoga Retreat
USD 250/ USD 300
Starting every Monday of Feb 2022
3 Day Yoga Retreat
USD 99/ USD 120
Starting every Monday of Feb 2022
5 Day Yoga Retreat
USD 180/ USD 220
  • Book 3 months in advance and get 10% off. 
  • Retreats usually starts on every Monday of each month, kindly contact over phone or email for further details.

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