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Yoga Essence Rishikesh is a very good platform to de-stress, rejuvenate, and revitalize with help of many classical and contemporary meditation techniques and yoga. These meditation practices help to deepen your insights, awareness, stillness, support and make you in tune with life to live peacefully, joyfully, and harmoniously. Regular practice of meditation becomes light on your path and encourages you to follow your heart and inner voice to fully manifest your potentials.
Yoga Essence's venue has a garden and surrounded by many huge lush green trees with beautiful Himalayan mountain view. Each room features an en-suite bathroom with western toilet, shower with hot/cold water, and AC (available at an extra in loco).
06:30 - 08:00 Asana, pranayama, mantra practice
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:30 Meditation practice (yoga/shiva/Buddha)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
16:00 - 16:30 Karma yoga
16:30 - 17:45 Meditation practice (osho/shiva/Buddha)
17:45 - 18:10 Tea break
18:10 - 19:00 Applied yoga philosophy & psychology/yogic lifestyle/ethics
19:00 - 20:00 Mantra chanting/meditation
20:15 - 21:00 Dinner
Rishikesh is an entry to Deep Himalayas and a gateway to those seeking to go deep into their inner journey. It is known as “Tapo-Bhumi” meaning the practicing land of yoga and meditation of Sages and Saints since ancient times. Thousands of sages and saints have visited Rishikesh to meditate in search of higher knowledge and Self-realization. The yogic energy fields and its vibration, the spiritual power of Rishikesh makes our inner journey easier and faster like going with the flow of a river, not against it. It can be felt easily by every seeker on the path.
During the course, the participants will get the opportunity to visit and meditate in nearby sacred places, on the bank of river Ganga, cave, mountain, and nature to experience the true yogic energy field and vibration of Rishikesh under the instructions and guidance of the teacher.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200
Swami Dhyan Samarth is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher having many years of practice and teaching experience. He integrates yoga and meditation with a contemporary scientific approach and core insights from various spiritual paths into his teaching. His teaching mainly focuses on the experiential aspect of yoga and transformation of life. Samarth helps his students to get the knack of yoga and encourage them to explore and experience the whole spectrum of yoga along with its implementation into everyday life.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500
Francesca is a registered Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher (RYT 500), constantly practicing and studying yoga and meditation. She loves the physical aspect of yoga but she believes you have to go beyond it to find stillness and awareness not only on the mat but in the whole life journey. With a working sports background and specialization in Shiatsu, Francesca has been full-time alternative health care practitioner for many years before totally dedicate herself to yoga. Merging the power of the Ashtanga Vinyasa style with the precision of the Iyengar alignments and the awareness of breath, she creates a perfect fusion of body, mind, and spirit in her classes.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200
Amritesh is a uniquely inspiring and experienced yoga teacher. His teaching mainly focuses on the connection of body-breath-mind and the subtle effects of yoga on them. He encourages students to be open to all aspects of yoga. His relaxed style of teaching is soothing and uplifting. He takes good care to provide a welcoming and light-hearted environment in his classes where students can feel comfortable in learning along with experiencing the essence of yoga. He is also very passionate to share his experiences and practices of yoga to students.
Yoga Essence Rishikesh is in a quiet, clean, and safe resort located ten minutes’ walking to the main touristic area of Rishikesh but still served from local shops, cafes, and organic stores. Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, is a popular place to come and meditate, do yoga, and learn about other aspects rich yogic culture. It’s situated on the banks of the Ganges River, surrounded by hills on three sides.
Rishikesh lures those seeking knowledge and peace with its numerous ashrams, yoga institutes, ancient and new temples, meditation caves, samadhi places of yogis (temples of final resting place of yogis after death). It's particularly popular with spiritual seeking foreigners. The evening Ganga Aarti holds a special appeal.
You will enjoy daily Indian yogic vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Indira Gandhi International Airport
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Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
From there, you can book a domestic flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED).
Alternatively, upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Dehradun Airport (DED), you can hire a taxi. Rishikesh is a six-hour drive away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Known taxi is available on request.
You can also opt for Volvo service from Delhi, however, traveling by bus could cause inconvenience for the first time travelers.
You can take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh. Transfer from and to this train station is available upon request.