An ideal yoga and meditation retreat in India, for all those who like to explore the systems and traditions of Indian philosophy and spirituality. This is one of the most highly recommended meditation retreats in India for all the teachers, aspirants and practitioners of Yoga. This retreat will lay a very solid foundation for deeper understanding of traditional background of Indian philosophical system and spirituality.
This 10-day meditation retreat at Rishikesh Yogis in India, features teachings on several elements of Indian spirituality (not just yoga), Bhajan-Kirtan, Bhakti, Dharma, Intro to Hindu Sacred Texts, the Bhagavad Gita, Hindu Philosophical systems, the 8 Limbs of Yoga, temple tours and, various daily yoga and meditation opportunities.
Meditation as widely understood is not a set of techniques or ritual rather it is a state of experience of the evolved mind. It is a phenomenon which happens as a byproduct of the Yogic journey.
A holistic or integrative approach of yoga is recommended to actualize this state of consciousness and potential of the evolved mind in a meditative state through various techniques of Hatha Yoga such as Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Shatkriyas as well as time proven techniques of Raja Yoga, Mantra Yoga and Kriya Yoga. This Yoga and Meditation retreat will incorporate the following training sessions-
The retreat experience will culminate into a sound and authentic understanding of the Yogic system as well as deepening of awareness and experience of meditation to aid one to live life consciously and mindfully. Exploration of various meditation techniques will enhance and enrich the understanding and teaching of aspiring teachers and therapists and will add a new perspective to their class teaching.
|6.00-6.30 AM||Herbal Infusion|
|6.30-8.00 AM||Traditional Hatha, Kriya and Kundalini Yoga Postures (Asana), Pranayama (Breath-Work), Bandha (energy Lock), Mudra (psychic gestures) and Mantra Chanting|
|10.00-11.00 AM||Theory workshop session on Philosophical foundation of yoga, discussion on important branches of yoga such as Raja yoga, Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Gyana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga|
|11.15-12.15 PM||Practical Workshop onPranayama (breath-work), Mudra (psychic gestures), Bandha (energy locks)|
|12.30-03.00 PM||Lunch and Free Time|
|03.30-04.30 PM||A supplementary session incorporating Q/A, discussion on techniques and topics from retreat program|
|04.30-05.30 PM||Theory workshop on Concept, technique, process and tradition of Meditation and various techniques|
|09.00-10.00 PM||Swadhyaya (Self study)/ Writing Spiritual Diary|
Wow where do I begin. This was one of the most authentic and life enhancing experiences I have ever had. In a very short month I learned more than I could ever imagine, and I owe it all the the incredible teachers. They truly are the absolute best in their field. I gained so much knowledge just from being in the teachers’ presence and by observing their lifestyles it is very clear that they truly practice what they preach. They are extremely dedicated to their students and put a lot of time and consideration into each and every lesson and practice. I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to study with such incredible teachers in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
Great yoga school that will for sure leave you with a once in a lifetime experience. Uttam is a great teacher that will guide you very proffessionaly through the training. He’s also one of the kindest and warmest people I’ve ever met. It’s an intense training but it’s all worth it! Thank you for a fantastic experience!