Welcome to a transformative 10-day yoga retreat in Rishikesh, India, where you can immerse yourself in classical yoga practices in the tranquil setting of an ashram along the banks of the sacred Ganges River. Led by the experienced instructors, Fran Siebrits and Ryan Gary Edmonds, this retreat is designed to help you rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.
Picture yourself waking up to the sound of the morning bell, taking in the stunning views of the river, and starting your day with meditation, chanting, and Hatha yoga. After a delicious breakfast, you’ll have time for karma yoga, a scenic walk, or personal reflection before the afternoon sessions begin.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn various yoga styles, including Ashtanga Vinyasa, laughter, and Karma yoga. The program also includes lectures and discussions on yoga philosophy, pranayama, and yogic cleansing techniques, which will enhance your understanding of the practice.
In addition to the daily yoga sessions, you’ll experience the ceremonial cleanse in the Ganges River and the traditional Havan fire ceremony. You’ll also participate in a sunset puja, where you’ll receive a traditional Hindu blessing while chanting and enjoying the serene atmosphere.
The retreat includes excursions to Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, where you’ll have the chance to explore temples, visit vegan cafes, and shop for yoga jewelry and books. You’ll also enjoy guided nature walks, including a waterfall walk, ritual bathing in the Ganges River, and a garden tour.
Accommodations are comfortable and offer views of either the river, garden, or courtyard. The rooms come with attached private bathrooms, storage space, and a ceiling fan. You’ll enjoy delicious vegetarian meals, and the program accommodates beginners and experienced yogis alike.
This retreat promises to be an unforgettable experience, leaving you feeling light, inspired, and enriched. So, join us for an incredible journey to India, where you’ll find Shiva, Shakti, and Shanti, and discover the true essence of yoga.