Voyage Within - Rishikesh

Welcome to Mother India from 28 January - 03 February. Glide into the holy range of Himalayan peaks and valleys in search of Miraculous "I". Travel safely with us in India as we will be your personal Health & Travel gurus. We will be with you every step of the way throughout the trip. A lifetime memorable experience!

 

At Hamsalife, we treat our body as our temple. Our retreats provide a great opportunity to transform yourself, learn healthy lifestyle and find your purpose in life. We have prepared a Spiritual package dedicated for those who are looking for the true peace of mind with the help of Yoga, Ayurveda and Nature. Our program offers a 7 day itinerary packed with Healthy living lectures, Yoga sessions, Oil massage, Himalayan Trekking, Scenic village walk, River water rafting, Temples & Ashram visit, Bathing in the Ganges, Learning Indian cooking, Local sight seeing, etc. An authentic Indian trip with Certificate for successful participation. 

EXPLORE RISHIKESH - Yoga Capital of the World

Rishikesh is a holy town located in the foothills of the Himalaya in northern India. Many yogis dream of taking a pilgrimage to Rishikesh—the unofficial yoga capital of the world that catapulted to western fame when the Beatles arrived in the 1960s to study meditation. Rishikesh is also known as 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas' is surrounded by ashtonishing views of the Himalayan mountains, snow peaks in winter and the Ganges river, flowing with beauty and grace. This area is well known in ancient epics and scriptures for its spirituality and  is considered the start of many sacred journeys in India where the holy Ganges River flows down from the Himalayan foothills. Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula is situated on the bank of the River Ganga and there is beautiful nature all around. Hindu sages and saints have visited this place since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge as the exquisite setting on the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, is conducive to meditation and mind expansion. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
 
  • Morning Pickup from Dehradun Airport on 28 January

  • AHIMSA: Vegetarian Delicacies include Healthy Ayurvedic Breakfast, Plantain Leaf Lunch & South Indian Dinner

  • Healthy Living, Philosophy & Spiritual Lectures

  • Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Classes 

  • Cleansing & Detoxing (Shat Kriyas) Kit  

  • Ayurvedic Oil Massage

  • River Water Rafting

  • Scenic Village Walk

  • Himalayan Trekking

  • Temples & Ashram Visit

  • Learn Indian Cooking & Culture

  • All Sightseeing & Transportation

  • Translations to: English & Chinese

  • Certificate for Successful Participation

  • Evening drop off to Dehradun Airport on 03 Feburary

 

Note: Airfares NOT included.

 Voyage Within - Liberating the soul and mind

 
retreat teachers

Hamsalife believes in quality over quantity and hence, we designed the program only for few students and we have 3 teachers to impart training. All levels of practitioners including beginners are welcome as our classes are designed to give you a personalized, strong foundation and intimate approach to healthy living.

RETREAT DATE : 28 Jan - 03 Feb, 2017

 
PRICING POLICY
  • "Sharing is Caring". Save even more when travelling together with a family member or a friend! That's why we have prepared a smart pricing policy that allows you to obtain attractive prices as you invite more friends to join our retreat.​

  • 1 Person    =  US$ 1199

  • 2 Persons =  US$ 2199 

 *Only 2 Spots Left. Avail Now!

KIDS POLICY
  • Children are our most valuable resource, as they are the leaders of our future! Hamsalife gives you an opportunity to discover the benefits of yoga for kids, to learn yoga,  to strike a pose with your child and create a lifetime deeper connection with them.

           

    • Children ages 0 - 7 stay free when sharing existing bedding with 2 paid adults.

    • Children ages 7 - 15  are US $ 300 per child with extra bed

    • Children age 16 or older are charged the adult rate.

 

  • Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children per room (only one extra bed is allowed in the room)

Day 1 (28 Jan) : Saturday

  • Morning pickup from the Airport

  • Fire ceremony & rituals (Ganapathi homam)

  • Retreat inauguration & Welcoming particpants

 

Day 2 (29 Jan) : Sunday

  • Regular schedule

  • Himalayan Trekking

 

Day 3 (30 Jan) : Monday

  • Sightseeing day schedule

  • Ram Jhula & Sivananda Ashram Visit

  • Ganges Evening Aarti

 

Day 4 (31 Jan) : Tuesday

  • Regular schedule

  • Scenic Village walk

 
DAY WISE SADHANA:

Day 5 (01 Feb) : Wednesday

  • Sightseeing day schedule

  • River Water Rafting in Ganges

  • Lakshman Jhula & TrayambakeshwarTemple

 

Day 6 (02 Feb) : Thursday

  • Regular schedule

  • Local market visit

 

Day 7 (03 Feb) : Friday

  • Closing ceremony with Lunch feast

  • Certificate for successful participation

  • Evening drop off to Airport 

 

NoteEveryone will receive a series of emails containing their trip details starting a few weeks prior to the Retreat. Itinerary is subject to change without notice depending on weather, traffic conditions, etc.

Daily Retreat schedule 

 

0630 - Wake up bell

0700 - 0800 Shat Kriyas & Water Theraphy

0800 - 0900 Hatha Yoga Class

0900 - 1000 Breakfast 

1100 - 1200 Healthy Living & Philosophy Lectures

1300 - 1400 Lunch  

1700 - 1800 Hatha Yoga Class

1800 - 1900 Pranayama & Dhyana Class 

1930 - 2030 Dinner & Cultural activites

2030 - 2200 Satsang (Meditation, Mantras & Lectures)

Sightseeing Day Schedule

 

0630 - Wake up bell

0700 - 0800 Shat Kriyas & Hydro Theraphy

0800 - 0900 Hatha Yoga Class

0900 - 1000 Breakfast 

1000 - 1800 Sight seeing / City visit

1800 - 1900 Pranayama & Dhyana Class 

1900 - 1930 Mouna Sadhana (Practice of Silence)

1930 - 2030 Dinner & Cultural activites

2030 - 2200 Satsang (Meditation, Mantras & Lectures)

 
MADHUBAN ASHRAM

Madhuban Ashram is an ideal place for a spiritual retreat in a holy city like Rishikesh. Madhuban Ashram is located at the sprawling suburb of Muni-ki-Reti or ‘Sands of the Sages’, traditionally considered as the gateway for the Char Dham pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. It is here that the Ganges leaves the Shivalik Mountains in the Himalayas and flows out into the plains of northern India. There is beautiful temple of Lord Krishna and Lord Ram is also located in the Ashram. The holy deities are adorned with beautiful dresses and jewelry and the sanctum looks pristine with overall emphasis on cleanliness.  Restaurant at ashram is also known as Govind ji's Prasadam. The restaurant serves only vegetarian food without onion and garlic. There are several other places to visit near the Madhuban Ashram such as Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Parmarth Niketan, Geeta Bhawan, Swargasharam, Vashistha Cave and Kunjapuri Temple. Madhuban Ashram is an aesthetic beauty with clean & comfortable rooms and the overall ambiance will make one feel happy, peaceful and closer to God.​​

  • All rooms are equipped with Air-conditioner.

  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) service is available.

  • Extra beds can be accommodated per room.

  • Laundry facilities are available on request.

  • Delicious vegetarian food; harvested directly from the village farms. 

Additional information
 

 

Ayurveda:

 

Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity, is the oldest healthcare system in the world and it combines the profound thoughts of medicine and philosophy. Ayurveda focuses upon the preservation as well as the promotion of positive health, which is essential towards the prevention of disease. Today, it's a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance

 

 

Adventure Sports in Rishikesh: 

 

Rishikesh is becoming a popular spot for white water rafting enthusiasts, both from India and abroad, as it offers medium to rough rapids in the course of river Ganges, with rapids rated class 3 and class 4. Only few rivers in the world have the mystique of the Ganges and River rafting on its water of wisdom is certainly an unusual experience. Enjoy and explore the life time experience on a date with mother Ganges. Your first encounter will be the beginning of the addiction. 

Rishikesh is also sought after for Adventure sports in India, which hosts a myraid of activities such as Camping, Hiking, Bungee Jumping, Asia's longest 1 km long Flying Fox, Gaint Swing, Cliff Jumping, Trekking, Rock climbing and Backpacking.

Sightseeings in and around Rishikesh: 


Rishikesh is one of the largest city in India. The town is a famous tourist spot and also a major pilgrimage spot for the Hindus. Rishikesh also is among the few places in India that offers a multitude of adventure sports to its visitors and it is famous for its various shrines and yoga ashrams. With the city of Haridwar only a few miles south from rishikesh, the place is also considered as a ‘holy city’ and the evening Aarti at Har Ki Pauri is a must visit for Tourists.

  • Triveni Ghat: A confluence of three holy important Rivers the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswathy, is a most revered sacred bathing spot in Rishikesh and is situated on the banks of Ganges River.

  • Trayambakeshwar Temple: At Lakshman Jhula Bridge, is 13 stories high, with different deities throughout. 

  • Parmarth Niketan: One of the few Ashrams left in India where Kids get the Vedas Education. 

  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple: It is situated on the outskirts of Rishikesh, around 12 km away, is a revered temple

  • Vashista Goofa: One hour drive from Rishikesh up river to reach this peaceful place for meditation. 

  • The Beatles Ashram: In February 1968 the Beatles travelled to the Indian town of rishikesh to attend a session of transcendental Meditation at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

 

 

Shopping in Rishikesh:

 

Rishikesh offers you handicraft items made of shells, beads and pearls. Sarees, kurtas, sheets and rugs can be purchased from here. You can buy these items from the government approved U.P handloom shop, Khadi Bhandar, Garhwal wool and craft shop etc. As with most holy cities cum tourist destinations there's a plethora of religious paraphenalia, cheap clothing aimed at foreigners, incense, bronze shiva statues, etc. Unlike many other similar towns in India prices here are usually reasonable and you won't have to haggle hard for a good price.

Cultural activities

 

  • Learn Bhajans, Chants, Hindi, Sanskrit, folk songs or musical instruments (harmonium, drum)

  • Participate in local agricultural / gardening activities (planting, harvesting, threshing)

  • Have your horoscope read for future predictions

  • Participate in local festivals, marriage celebrations, songs and dances

 
Policy info

Cancellation Policy: 

i) Cancellation prior to & during the month of November = 75 % refund.

ii) Cancellation during the month of December = 50 % refund.

iii) Cancellation during the month of January = NO refund; only name transfer/change is possible. 

 

Note:  Guests must cover additional costs themselves for visiting areas different from the retreat scheduled itinerary. We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance in advance to protect yourself well with any unforeseen circumstances. Hamsalife reserves the right to change/modify the itinerary, policy and rules whenever necessary according to the situation and the decision of the management will be final and binding in all matters and is unquestionable.

 

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy above will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc) but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers. Hence, we have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your travel plans change.

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