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Rishikesh, India

Yoga Retreat India

Yoga Retreat is a very unique approach which is conducted in a way in which an individual is well served with a definite Yoga program which he/she can continue in his/her daily life. It includes important Yoga practices to bring harmony at physical, mental and emotional level. A regular practitioner of Yoga Retreat imbibes physical health, mental peace and total well-being. The beauty of the  Yoga Retreat lies in its adaptability according to a group of people or an individual such as Yoga Retreat for corporate people, Yoga Retreat for sportsmen, Yoga Retreat for children, Yoga Retreat for students, Yoga Retreat for doctors, Yoga Retreat for psychologists and psychotherapists, Yoga Retreat for scientists etc. according to the requirement. This retreat is a foundation to those who wish to prepare for 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course which helps one to become a certified Yoga teacher. In this regard this is in itself a kind of 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course.

Inclusions – 9 nights accommodation (Shared accommodation & Private rooms), Course material (books, notebook, pen, Jala Neti pot), Private Yoga consultation, Vegetarian food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), Weekend excursions (Temple visit for the Rising sun, visit nearby temples, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh city) and Wi-fi etc.

Exclusions – Flight tickets, airport pick up and drop, longer tours and trips around, travel and cancellation insurance, medical assistance and things for personal requirements.

Things to do – Camping, Hiking, meditate at holy Ganga beach, Ganga Aarti, visit – ancient temples, ashrams, holy people and Rishikesh city, waterfall, river rafting, Ayurveda massage, Shopping and others.

Why choose us - Our Yoga courses and retreats are strictly traditional and Yogic life-style oriented therefore, we adhere to the teachings of authentic schools of Yoga and spirituality such as Ramakrishna Mission, Sri Aurobindo SocietyYogoda Satsang Society of India, Bihar School of Yoga and so on. We do not teach any modern trends of Yoga such as Iyenger, Ashtanga, Acro, Yin, Vikram, Power or so on. From our educational and cultural backgrounds as well as experience of authentic Yoga, we create a unique space for the opportunity to learn, heal and grow in a congenial, safe and relaxed environment. We believe in the common values of life rooted in compassion, kindness and love to one another and this is our main driver. Therefore, our promise is to provide you with the very best of pre and post course assistance, answering your questions whatever comes up and more that you may require for your growth and well-being. We invite all of you to study, learn and grow as a evolved human with the help of Yogic tools. For more information, please look into Yoga School and Tantra and Yoga.

Accreditation - Sanatana Yog Sandesh is certified by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International which provide the chances to use the certificate for career and job opportunities. Upon successful completion of the course students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA as Registered Yoga Teachers (E-RYT).

The Yoga Retreat is open to everyone however underwritten needs some consideration -

  • The students should have some basic understanding of Yoga which makes the program easier to continue. However even the beginners can join Yoga Retreat.
  • They should be able to practice discipline of Yoga such as purity, punctuality, early waking up, participation is the daily activities and so on.
  • Good command on English language as this is the medium of education.
  • Sound health physical as well as mental is a requirement however, if there is some health issue then this should be intimated to the school before registering for the retreat.

Yoga Retreat incorporates several  topics which helps one to enter into Yogic culture. They are -

Hatha Yoga Asana – Different basic postures from Hatha Yoga such as purificatory asana for lightness and purification of body, Standing, supine, prone – (backward, forward, spine twist), inversion and balance.

Pranayama – Basic techniques for correction of breath, breathing to heat and energise, breathing to balancing, breathing to cool and harmonise. 

Mudra – Some basic gesture of fingers to affect energy in body.

Shat-karma – Some purificatory practices in Yoga such as nasal cleansing etc.

Meditation – Knowledge of some basic postures of meditation, initial approach for mind management, breathing with awareness, breath meditation, sound meditation and basic Yoga Nidra.

Some other important topics - how to practice different practices of Yoga, how to make a Yoga program, ethical guidelines, human anatomy, teaching methodology, Yogic life style and holistic approach of Yoga.

Karma Yoga - During the retreat individuals would be required those to participate into Karma Yoga. Depending upon the requirements we may involve you into this.

Suggested Yoga Books for Yoga Retreat - 

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha: Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Rāja Yoga - Swami Vivekananda or

Four Chapters on freedom - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Anatomy and Physiology - not specified

10 days – The total duration for this course is 10 days however with the day of arrival this becomes 11 days.

The daily schedule for Yoga Retreat is tentative and subject to change according to need. All classes are held for 6 days in a week.

  • 6.30am to 7am – Herbal tea/Drink
  • 7am to 8.30am – Hatha Yoga asana, pranayama followed by Relaxation
  • 8.30am to 9.30am – Breakfast
  • 10am to 11am – Rest
  • 11.15am to 12.15pm – Lecture
  • 1pm to 2pm – Lunch
  • 3.30pm to 4.30 – Meditation and Relaxation session
  • 4.30pm to 5.15pm - Personal cleaning and Karma Yoga
  • 5.30pm to 6.30pm – Theory as well as practical training
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm – Dinner
  • 7.30 to 8.30pm – Kirtan, Chanting and video show etc. (optional session)
  • 9pm – Bed time

How to arrive (Airports) – The New Delhi International Airport (IGI) is located around 240 Kilometres from Rishikesh and the Jolly Grant Domestic Airport Dehradun is located around 20 Kilometres from Rishikesh. From both airports the cab/car services are available to reach Rishikesh at our school. From Delhi it's around 6 hours drive and from Dehradun it's around 40 minutes drive. If you wish we may organize your journey to our school in Rishikesh at a reasonable fair.

Registration - Please Register or write to us via our email ( to check the availability of a place. It the place is available we will request you to fill in the registration form online. Then you need to make non-refundable deposit to finally be selected for the course.

Deposit - A non-refundable deposit of 300 Euro only for International, INR students and total retreat fee only for Indian students plus transaction charges/commissions is required to confirm the candidature in the retreat. Please follow Payment.

Cancellation of the application for the course - For the time being we do not provide this facility. Therefore, properly decide before you deposit the amount for the course.

Remaining Payment - The remainder payments can be made after arrival. For more details please look into Orientation guide in Download.

Accommodation, Food & Drink, Airports etc. - Please follow Accommodation and Yoga School.

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