Yoga and Healing Retreat 8th-16th of October, Rishikesh, India
Treat yourself to a life changing 8-day retreat in India. Experience Rishikesh in all it's splendor and find out for yourself why it is adored by spiritual seekers from all around the world and known as the 'Yoga capital of the world'.
In this retreat you will be able to reconnect with your body, mind and inner self in a profound and transformational way. Every day you will be provided with a beautiful and rhythmic blend of kundalini yoga, meditation, mantra singing and energy healing, suitable for people of all ages and levels of proficiency. These tools will support you in feeling stronger, more balanced, happy, healthy and energized. They will leave you with a repertoire of powerful techniques and skills to help you overcome any disharmony as well as withstand and effectively deal with stressful situations in your everyday life.
You will be inspired and motivated to find ways to integrate kundalini yoga and meditation into your everyday life as well as how to successfully use energy healing techniques on yourself. This will support you in connecting or reconnecting with your full potential and will enable you to experience healing at physical, mental and emotional levels.
This exclusive retreat will be held in the heart of Tapovan, in Rishikesh, situated right on the banks of the holy Ganges river and surrounded by the forested hills that lead to the Himalayan mountains. This spiritual center offers a spectacular fusion of yoga, meditation, authentic Indian spirituality, ancient temples, pilgrimage sites, Ayurveda, peaceful cafes, and open-hearted people.
Throughout the retreat you will be surrounded by the beautiful sounds of sacred bells and chants emanating from local temples and be able to enjoy atmospheric light-ceremonies along the banks of the holy Ganges. There will be opportunities for you to savor a sunrise trek at the foothills of the Himalayas, learn how to cook some typical Indian dishes, get a traditional Ayurvedic massage, do some local charitable work and visit the famous Beatles Ashram.
This unique healing experience, beside the banks of the holy Ganges and near the foothills of the Himalayas, is a once in a lifetime transformational retreat and a rare opportunity to spend quality time with yourself, helping you to gain a sense of well-being and inner peace.
1-2 kundalini yoga classes - suited for all levels
Lessons and inputs on energy healing
Mantra singing with live music
Learning about Indian culture and spirituality
Accommodation (8 nights @ the vedas tapovan)
Two healthy meals provided
During the course of the retreat:
Visiting numerous sacred sites, temples and ashrams
Sightseeing in Rishikesh
Guided tour of the local market
Visiting the famous Beatles Ashram
Indian cooking class
Guided sunrise trek at the foothills of the Himalayas
Sacred ceremonies at the banks of the holy Ganges river
SITE AND ACCOMMODATION
This retreat will take place at the Hotel Vedas Tapovan, where 8 nights accommodation will be provided. It is set in quiet and peaceful surroundings and very conveniently located only a short walk away from shopping outlets for your personal needs, grocery stores, and restaurants as well as the main tourist attractions of Rishikesh such as the holy Ganges river and the Lakshman Jhoola Bridge. The comfortable and clean rooms are all fully Air-conditioned and equipped with modern amenities including Wi-Fi facilities.
Daily we will be doing our yoga practice and meditation either on the rooftop or in the yoga hall at the Hotel Vedas Tapovan as well as enjoying two healthy meals at the rooftop restaurant.
The program will vary from day to day and this is an example of a typical day:
We rise with the sun and begin our day with mediation on the rooftop, followed by a thematic Kundalini Yoga lesson. Breakfast will be enjoyed at the rooftop restaurant followed by some time to rest. Before lunch we will be learning and practicing energy healing on ourselves. After lunch we will go for an excursion, doing some meditation in a sacred temple in Rishikesh. We will return to the hotel for some yoga and mantra singing before enjoying dinner at an atmospheric restaurant.
6.30 - 7.15 Meditation
7.30 - 9.00 Yoga
9.30 -10.30 Breakfast
11.30 - 13.00 Energy healing lesson
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
15.00 - 17.00 Excursion
17.00 - 18.30 Yoga and Meditation
19.00 - open Dinner in town
The food served during the retreat will be fresh and healthy. Two meals a day will be eaten at the Hotel Vedas Tapovan (included in the price). One meal a day will be eaten out (not included in the total price). A good and filling meal out usually only costs in-between 2-5 USD. Tasty and healthy food is very easily available in Rishikesh, also for those with special dietary requirements. Throughout the retreat you will also get the opportunity to learn about yogic nutrition and some of the principles of the Ayurvedic diet.
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for throughout the retreat:
• Lacto-ovo vegetarian
• Gluten free
• Lactose free
INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEATHER
October is an excellent time to visit Rishikesh as the monsoon season has just ended and the cold Himalayan winters are yet to arrive. The average daytime temperature in October is around 32° Celsius (often with a refreshing breeze) and in the night temperatures drop down to around 20° Celsius.
OPTIONAL THINGS TO DO
There are plenty of things for you to do in Rishikesh during your free time:
Ayurvedic doctor consultation*
Various types of massages*
private or group yoga class*
personal energy healing session*
making your own jewelry class*
Swimming in Ganga
... and much more
* not included in the total price of the retreat
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Barbara is a positive, enthusiastic, empathic, loving and joyful yoga and meditation teacher, life-coach and energy healer. Through her work she supports students to become more in tune with themselves, their physical, emotional and mental health and gain greater self-confidence and a sense of empowerment.
Apart from yoga, meditation, mantra singing and energy healing some of her passions include travelling, sharing knowledge, languages, being outdoors and living in harmony with the environment, singing, dancing as well as connecting with like minded people.
Barbara trained to be a Kundalini Yoga Teacher according to Yogi Bhajan in England, Spain and France. She learned to be a Meditation Teacher in India and has qualified in various Energy Healing Traditions throughout the world.
She has triple nationality with her father being Italian, her mother being English and was born and raised in Switzerland. She speaks fluent English, German, Swiss German, French, Italian and Spanish.
HOW TO GET THERE
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun International Airport (DED).
Arrival by bus
Rishikesh is well connected to many cities in the region by buses. You can either take a private or public bus to Rishikesh. From Delhi (230 kilometers from Rishikesh) a bus journey will take you about five to seven hours depending on the traffic and will cost you around 350 - 750 INR.
Arrival by train
There are many trains coming from Delhi, the best one is called Shatabdi - Dehradun Express. It leaves twice daily from New Delhi train station and the journey takes four hours and fifteen minutes up to Hardwar. From there you can easily take a local bus or a tuk-tuk to Rishikesh.
There are also regular train facilities from Mumbai, Dehradun, Kotdwar and more.
Arrival by taxi
One can easily get taxis from Delhi, Dehradun, or Haridwar. The journey from Delhi to Rishikesh will take around seven hours and costs around 100 USD.
PRICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
The cost for this retreat is includes 8 nights accommodation, two meals per day, the cost for the excursions and teachings. One meal per day is to be covered individually (see section about food).
Early Bird Price
Deposit to be payed before the 1st of July, 2019:
Singe accommodation 799 CHF/ 699 Euros
Shared (double Room) accommodation 699 CHF/ 610 Euros
Deposit paid AFTER the 1st of July, 2019:
Singe accommodation 880 CHF/ 785 Euros
Shared (double Room) accommodation 780 CHF/ 690 Euros
Barbara Yoga and Healing
IBAN: CH81 0900 0000 6142 4924 8
Postkonto 6142-4924-8, Stettfurterstrasse 3, 9548 Matzingen
A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled within 14 days.
The rest of the payment should be paid by the 15th of September at the latest.
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