8 Days Beginners Course Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India

  • Shree Mahesh Heritage,C/O-Khushal Palace,Kunjapuri- Tapovan Trekking Road,Ghugtayni Malli, Upper Tapovan, Rishikesh

Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh

Meditation has become a valuable tool for finding a peaceful oasis of relaxation and stress relief in a demanding, fast-paced world. It can be used for healing, emotional cleansing and balancing, deepening concentration, unlocking creativity, and finding inner guidance.


  • Daily meditation
  • Pure vegetarian meals a day
  • Aarti at the bank of river Ganga
  • Yoga/Ayurveda tea morning and evening
  • Walk on the Ganga beach
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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There are many types of meditation you can practice. Here at Shree Mahesh Heritage Meditation School, we will explore some of the more popular and effective ones. With our simple and easy to follow meditation tips, you will able to apply them in daily life without any strain or struggle. You will experience yourself becoming more aware of your body, mind and emotions, their nature of functioning within (i.e., your unique mind-body constitution) and shaping them to make your life happy and healthy. Apart of reducing anger, anxiety, stresses of day to day life, practicing meditation few minutes a day will enhance your energy, strength, vigor, will power, concentration and self-confidence.

Sample program

  • Opening program dinner
  • Meditation program
  • Yoga/Ayurveda tea morning and evening
  • Aarti at the bank of river Ganga

Rishikesh is a small town in the northern state of Uttrakhand in India and is known as the World Capital of Yoga. Scenically located where the Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas, Rishikesh is also the Gateway to the Himalayas. The Char Dham Yatra (Four Shrines Sacred Journey) ideally begins from Rishikesh. Farther northeast are two bridges spanning the Ganges, Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula. At either end of these bridges are the main hubs of activity and interest. Most accommodation and restaurants can be found near Lakshman Jhula, and Swarg Ashram.


  • Airport, 15 km
  • Haridwar, 25 km
  • Delhi, 230 km

Pure vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Walk on the Ganga beach

Local sight seeing

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Program activities
  • Food

Arrival by airplane

Rishikesh is in close proximity of Dehraduns Jolly Grant Airport, a small, quiet and recently renovated airport. The runway is being extended and will possibly handle flights from other metros. Flying is probably the best way to travel.

Arrival by bus

  • A bus journey may take about 5-7 hours from Delhi, depending on the traffic, and costs you about 130-350 INR. An airconditioned bus will cost about 250-700 INR.

Arrival by train

Haridwar is the biggest railway station. There are many trains from Delhi to Haridwar. Some of the better are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express, Mussoorie Express. From Haridwar to Rishikesh, you can come by pre-paid taxi (around 900-1000 INR) or bus (35 INR) or by sharing auto rickshaw (35-40 INR per person) or through train (5 INR).

Arrival by car

Delhi Airport to Rishikesh by car is a good option for a hassle-free traveling, especially for foreign tourists who are traveling to India for the first time. It is a 6 to 7-hour journey. Prices vary from 85 USD for an air conditioned compact car to 125 USD for an air conditioned SUV. Rates are much higher if one avails these services from prepaid taxi booths located at the airport.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by Adam
    10 out of 10

    "Learned a lot, even as a yogateacher. Teachers were very passionate. Everything was done by heart and love: classes, teachings, practices, accomodation and specially the food! Specially thanks to senior teacher sri Ram who answered my many and specific questions on pranayamas and meditation-techniques in a terrific way!"

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  • Review by Tatiana
    10 out of 10

    "“I loved the 4 week Meditation Teacher program. The teachers are superb , full of knowledge and passionate and the accomodation, food and love that I received at this place were priceless. This was a step change in my life and I can only be grateful for this wonderful exprience. I fully recommend it for the people I love and for sure I will be back!” I also take this opportunity to wish Ram,Sarvottam and my beloved RIshikesh family a wonderful happy new year!"

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  • Review by Ohad
    10 out of 10

    "In one word: Amazing. In more than one; located in a remote environment up on the hills of tapovan, overlooking on rice fields and ever green view, far away from the busy noisy areas of Rishikesh, the perfect place to disconnect from the outside and reconnnect to yourself. Combination of great deep philosophy background, variety of Meditation techniques and professional teachers will take you along the path of exploration and self realization. The MTTC can truly transform your way of living if only for a month. Last least, wonderful food based on Ayurvedic cooking will nutrit your both body and mind. Happy I gave myself the opportunity to walk this path."

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  • Review by Gabbar Bhandari
    10 out of 10

    "I loved the meditation for Beginner 8 Days Course and surely would recommend everyone who wish to learn and enjoy Rishikesh.Thank you so much for valuable experience for life journey!"

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  • Review by Eugeniki E
    8 out of 10

    "I have spent 1 month in the SMH School, studying yoga and meditation and would like to thank Ram ji and all the team for the knowledge they have shared. It was a great month, full of lessons - not only lessons of yoga, meditation and pranayama, but some life lessons also.The course definitely helped to understand and clarify many issues regarding yoga and meditation practice and also to understand the opportunities and potential of self-practice and self-development. Currently for my students I use many techniques which were discussed and practiced during the course.Separately I would like to thank Rajni and Govind ji for taking care about our stomachs during the course. :)There were some points to be improved regarding the course. For me I would prefer to have some more advanced information, but still the course was rather balanced and very useful. Also some improvements in the menu could make the stay even more marvelous. But we were the 1st group, based in the new building, so some gaps could be normal for that time. I believed that currently all of them are solved and the course became even more balanced, interesting and useful."

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  • Review by Chirag Gupta
    10 out of 10

    "Pranayama lesions personally from Ramji helped me so much to develop my practice at home after spending two weeks at meditation school, Rishikesh India. Thank you Rajnee, you cooked various food and I enjoyed them very much. I would like to visit the school again."

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  • Review by Silvio
    10 out of 10

    " I like to thank all the staff of the Shree Mahesh Heritage / Kushal Palace. Everyones effort to make students course flow as smooth as possible didnt pass unnoticed. Food was delicious, the staff kind and lovely, teachers professional and inspiring! I found the course itself very helpful in giving a broad picture of such a vast argument as yoga and meditation and Ram made sure everyone left with an understanding of the foundation of this ancient yet complex practice. Personally I joined the course almost as a mistake, as it wasnt planned, but it helped a lot pushing me to bring issues up to the surface and face parts of my personality I wasnt completely aware of. I was already on the path of meditation, wandering, and this course gave me direction and inspired me to expand my horizon further, and it did it with gentle loving kindness. This course drove me through different philosophies/schools and it was of invaluable help to find out what meditation technique is most suitable for my personality.Thank you again :)Om Shantih Shantih Shantih "

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  • Review by Frederique Ricordeau from France
    9 out of 10

    " I wonder how many more things Ill have to demonstrate to you, I have to remind you that within 14 months, you made me stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol and wine, lose 20 kgs, practice yoga and now meditation, drink incredible quantities of hot water and last but not least, stop eating meat (which would have seemed to me 6 weeks ago, just impossible to imagine). What will be the next step, I cant think of anything but Im sure youll find. God gave you such exceptional gifts for teaching, for explaining complicated concepts simply and easily, for passing on your enthusiasm , knowledge and truths to other people, that you have to keep using your talent, one way or the other, to help other people improve themselves and get better .. "

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  • Review by Matthew Hugo from United States
    9 out of 10

    " Over the duration of this course, Ram shared his knowledge and became a friend. I feel much more prepared to continue on my spiritual journey. We only had five short days together, he gave me the tools to help me experience much greater success in my meditation and yoga, thanks to his teaching.. "

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  • Review by Roni Averashi from Israel
    9 out of 10

    " I have been doing 8 days cleansing program with Ramji. I am feeling very light and happy with the results. Very recommended. "

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  • Review by Jackie from Canada
    10 out of 10

    " Thank you Ram for your kind and gentle care. I wish I would have more time here in Rishikesh to continue my treatment with you. I highly recommend ram for anyone looking for guidance for their healing journey. A very enjoyable experience overall. Namaste. "

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  • Review by Hakima from France
    10 out of 10

    " I came here second time to learn from RamG and help my condition. This program was rich in knowledge and gave me a complete different awareness of my body. Thanks to him for great practice and tools. I also feel that my structure is changing gradually and that is inspiring me a lot. I understand that if I continue my practice, may be one day I will be able to help others. Yoga is becoming really part of my life. I thank Ramji for the precious help and let the nature guide me. Thanks a lot for Rajnee and her beautiful presence and healthy and delicious food (I will miss it!) thanks to both of you for patience, care and support. "

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  • Review by Linda
    10 out of 10

    " Just a word to say hello and let you know that I am practicing my yoga. Not as much fun without you and certainly not as good without you. However, I am encouraged to continue since my last visit. I felt like I made some real progress with all your help and patience. I am still having trouble getting the right nasal breathing without your guidance but I will do what I can until my next visit. "

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Rishikesh, India

A well-known place for Meditation Teacher Training, Meditation Retreat and wellness through Yoga-Naturopathy and Ayurveda located in Rishikesh, India.

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8 days / 7 nights


This program is available each month of the year with arrival date on the first week of the month.

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