Stress Management Yoga Workshop in Rishikesh

A stress management workshop for working professionals where they can learn about the nature of stress and practice useful tools to help relieve it from the mind and the body.

This is a 1-3 day retreat program on stress and anxiety management that features high impact stress busting classic techniques of meditation and Hatha Yoga. The techniques preached in this retreat help the professional to develop ‘awareness’ – of the self and the environment. Yoga helps a person manage anxiety by relaxing his alertness. A person who has a ‘relaxed alertness’ is awakened to life experiences. They exhibit clarity of mind under all situations. The intention of the retreat is not just teaching the technique but helping the participants to imbibe the concept and equipping them with the abilities to deal with demanding situations with understanding and poise.

Curriculum Overview
The techniques taught during the retreat feature Yoga Nidra (Psychic/Trance Sleep), Ajapa Japa (psychic repetition of mantra), Antar Mouna (art of witnessing the thoughts), Pranayama (breath-work), various Hatha Yoga postures and time proven philosophical principles from Yoga Philosophy which help one to reset one’s perspective to life and circumstances.

Yoga Nidra is a very simple and handy mental relaxation technique when it comes to stress management. It is a very deep and systematic relaxation technique which helps to release the physical, mental and emotional overloads. Other meditation techniques such as Antar Mouna and Ajapa Japa are highly recommended techniques in our stress management program as these can be performed internally in every situations.

Hatha Yoga postures taught during this retreat on stress management address the most vulnerable regions of the body which tend to hold psychic stress and tensions. There will be two practical session of Hatha yoga every day. In the morning Hatha Yoga sessions with traditional postures from various categories will be taught whereas in the evening there will be focus on teaching restorative yoga which helps de-stress the body-mind complex and vitalize the system. Postures taught are very simple and taught with utmost care and clarity. In the Pranayama module we teach a set of selected techniques which are most effective in resetting the nerves.
Workshops sessions on:

  • Theory and Practice of Yoga Nidra, Antar Mouna, Ajapa Japa
  • Traditional Hatha Yoga postures and Pranayama
  • Key principles of Yoga Sutra of Patanjali in reference to Stress Management

Sample Daily Schedule

6.00-6.30 AMHerbal Infusion
6.30-8.00 AMHatha Yoga Postures (Asana), Pranayama (Breath-Work) and Mantra Chanting
8.00-09.30 AMBreakfast
10.00-11.00 AMSession 1
11.15-12.15 PMPractical Workshop
12.30-03.00 PMLunch and Free Time
03.00-03.30 PMTea
03.30-04.30 PMPractical Workshop
04.30-05.30 PMSession 2
06.00-07.30 PMMeditation
07.30-08.30 PMDinner
09.00-10.00 PMSwadhyaya (Self study)/ Writing spiritual Diary
10.00Lights out

Optional Features

  • Waterfall Meditation
  • Kunjapuri Sunrise Trek
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • River Rafting
  • Jeep Safari in the National Forest
  • Ayurvedic Treatments and Massage Therapies