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Ashtanga Yoga Retreats in Rishikesh India

Real Happiness India offers Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh for 1-week, 2-week and 4-week. In the city of yoga, get ready to dive into the traditional and ancient style of yoga with the help of professional yoga gurus in our meditation school in Rishikesh. The completion of the program cherishes your journey with a certificate and memorable clicks and clips which you earn with your hard work, passion and dedication.

You might be looking to spend your vacation in the best way possible. Then why can't you enjoy it with a Retreat in Rishikesh? While letting you enjoy your vacation, the retreat program also makes sure to induce knowledge and skills inside you. The best Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh India, conducted by Real Happiness India amidst the scenic beauty of the city helps you in healing the past trauma and pains.

The interesting part about the Retreat program is that it doesn't need you to hold any prior experience or knowledge. Even if you are a newbie in this field, then also you are welcome to join the program. And if you are teaching the divine knowledge somewhere then also you can join the program to enhance your knowledge or to take a break. Experienced and professional teacher share their knowledge with you in the best possible way.

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

Two Sanskrit words, "Ashta" and "Anga" together form the meaning of "Ashtanga", where "Ashta" refers to "Eight" and "Anga" refers to "Limbs". Therefore, "Ashtanga Yoga" is known as the "Eight Limb Approached Yoga". The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga are mentioned and described in Patanjali Yoga Sutras. These are:

1. Yama:

Yama means to control. It teaches ethical standards that are highly beneficial for our overall health. The five Yamas are

  • Ahimsa: Non-violence
  • Satya: Truth
  • Asteya: Non-stealing
  • Brahmacharya: Celibacy
  • Aparigraha: Non-covetousness

2. Niyamas:

Niyamas in English means "Rules". There are some rules which we need to follow for ourselves. The five niyamas, mentioned in Patanjali Yoga Sutras are -

शौचसंतोषतपःस्वाध्यायेश्वरप्रणिधानानि नियमाः॥ (Sutra 32 of Chapter 2)

Meaning:

The five niyamas (observances) are

  • Shaucha - Internal and External Purification
  • Santosha - Contentment
  • Tapah - Austerity
  • Svadhyay - Self Study
  • Ishvara Pranidhanani - Devotion to God

3. Asanas :

Asanas mean "Physical Postures". But it should be noted that not all physical postures are considered Asanas. As per Patanjali Yoga Sutras,

स्थिरसुखमासनम् ॥ (Sutra 46 of Chapter 2)

Meaning:

Physical postures that are comfortable to perform and are steady are considered Asanas.

It is an important part of yoga, meditation and other spiritual practice as it prepares the body for further practice. Asanas are the starting step of learning yoga.

4. Pranayama:

Pranayama is the practice of breathing and is also known as "Breath Control". The Sanskrit word "Prana" means "Life Force" or "Breath" and "Yama" refers to "Control". The definition of Pranayama is found in Patanjali Yoga Sutras which explained it as the right technique for retention and splitting of breath.

5. Pratyahara :

Pratyahara is defined as the stage when the mind or the senses withdraw connection from the external aspects. In this, the mind focuses only on inner consciousness. The regular practice of it makes it easier to control the mind or senses.

The five layers of inner consciousness or "Pancha Kosha" of an individual are -

  • Annamaya Kosha - the food layer
  • Pranamaya Kosha - the breath layer
  • Manomaya Kosha - the mind layer
  • Vijnyanmaya Kosha - the intellect layer
  • Anandamaya Kosha - the bliss layer

6. Dharana :

Dharana means to focus on a single point. It refers to concentration. The mind of an individual is always engaged in some thoughts and changes frequently. After practicing Dharana regularly, an individual can be able to build focus on a single aspect. To achieve this state, one can practice Mantra Chanting or Meditation.

7. Dhyana :

Dhyana or Meditation is the state when the mind is still. It helps in achieving the utmost rest and relaxation.

8. Samadhi :

The last stage of Consciousness is known as Samadhi. It is also known as Contemplation where you are disconnected from all other thoughts and are just aware of your hidden powers and positive thoughts. It let you connect with your true nature, joy, love, and strength.

When an individual is able to get connected with the four external limbs, i.e. Yama, Niyamas, Asanas, and Pranayama; then the other four (Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi) evolve.

The continuous practice of Ashtanga Yoga brings physical, mental, and emotional benefits. It also heals the body, mind, and soul completely.

Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga

  • Improves Concentration
  • Calms the State of Mind
  • Controls Heart Rate
  • Balances the Blood Pressure
  • Cures Anxiety and Depression
  • Relieves Pain
  • Reduces Excess Fat
  • Increases Flexibility
  • Strengthens Physical Power
  • Enhances Mental Power.

Why Join Ashtanga Yoga Retreat?

by Real Happiness India

Meditation School located in the scenic setting of Rishikesh, Real Happiness India is one of the finest places to join the Ashtanga Yoga Retreat. Rishikesh is certainly the most preferable destination when it comes to yoga and spirituality. The place is all covered with the majestic Himalayas, the Ganges, lush greenery, and the sound of divinity. The calmful setting definitely attracts the physical, mental, and spiritual state of the body. 

Spiritual practices need a serene atmosphere with silence and calmness covering it. This is the reason we are having our school in Rishikesh. But the city is also a famous tourist destination, so, one can find tourists and travelers all year round here. We don't want your practice to get interrupted and so we have our school located far away from the buzz of the city. There is only sound around the school, and that is the sound of spirituality. 

Just a few minutes away from the main Ramjhula Bridge, the school lies in serenity and silence. Moreover, it is completely covered with trees and greenery that filters the negative energy and offers you a feeling of positivity. The school is the right place to feel your inner self.

We agree with the fact that no school can opt only with the plus factor of location. Yes! Location plays an important role but in the end, it is not enough. So, other reasons to choose Real Happiness as your next destination for Retreat in Rishikesh are -

  • Well-experienced and professional teachers conduct the classes and sessions of yoga asanas.
  • You are always free to clear your doubts and ask questions.
  • The rooms are clean and spacious with a beautiful balcony view.
  • Sattvic food is offered to students, which is prepared in a hygienic atmosphere.
  • Outdoor yoga and meditation session are also included in the program.
  • There is always a Detox and Pranayama session in the morning.
  • The true and authentic practice of Ashtanga Yoga is provided at our meditation school in Rishikesh.
  • The timetable is designed in the most promising way keeping in mind to not burden the program.
Price USD 900 Duration 2 Weeks

Course Inclusion

  • Accommodation
  • Daily Sattvic/Yogic Food 
  • Herbal Tea/Juices
  • Meditation Techniques Study
  • Yoga Stretching Class
  • Pranayama Class
  • Mantra Chanting Session
  • Outdoor Yoga Sessions
  • Satsang Once in a Week
  • Daily Detox Session

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat Dates - 2022 - 2023

Tapovan
December 2022
Fully Booked
02 January - 15 January 2023
Russian Translator Available
16 January - 30 January 2023
Russian Translator Available
February 2022
Fully Booked Italian Translator Available
06 March - 19 March 2023
03 April - 16 April 2023
01 May - 14 May 2023
15 May - 28 May 2023
05 June - 18 June 2023
03 July - 16 July 2023
07 August - 20 August 2023
04 September - 17 September 2023
Accommodation in Rishikesh

900 USD per person

(for 2 Weeks) *Note: Dates are flexible for Retreats.
Ramjhula
December 2022
Fully Booked
02 January - 15 January 2023
Russian Translator Available
16 January - 30 January 2023
Russian Translator Available
February 2022
Fully Booked Italian Translator Available
06 March - 19 March 2023
03 April - 16 April 2023
01 May - 14 May 2023
15 May - 28 May 2023
05 June - 18 June 2023
03 July - 16 July 2023
07 August - 20 August 2023
04 September - 17 September 2023
Accommodation in Rishikesh

900 USD per person

(for 2 Weeks) *Note: Dates are flexible for Retreats.
1 Week Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
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2 Weeks Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
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3 Weeks Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
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4 Weeks Pranayama Retreat
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Key Points

  • Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga
  • Outdoor Session 
  • 1 Meditation Class Daily
  • Daily 2 Classes of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Mantra Chanting Class
  • Evening Class in Garden or Terrace
  • Morning Pranayama Session
  • Theoretical Class to Ashtanga Yoga
  • Daily Detox Session
  • Introduction to Eight Limbs
  • Ashtanga Yoga Practice

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat Program

07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Morning Session - Detoxification and Pranayama

The schedule of the Ashtanga Yoga Retreat includes a morning session of Pranayama and Detoxification which is mandatory. The reason behind this class is to prepare you for further practice.

08:00 AM - 10:00 AM Outdoor Class

Outdoor Class is also included making the practice more interesting. You are taken to the scenic locations of Rishikesh where a teacher will take a yoga class.

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Indoor Yoga Class

An indoor class is held from 3 PM to 4 PM at Real Happiness India. During this time, the windows are kept open with the idea of offering complete ventilation and fresh air.

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM Evening Class at Garden

The Evening Class is conducted amidst the fresh air, i.e. either in the Garden or on the Rooftop of the School. The greenery all around will soothe your soul as it is said that nature is the best healer.

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