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Rishīkesh

Traveling Retreat - From Rishikesh to Varanasi

Explore North India in its cultural and spiritual aspect during 16 days of itinerant journey. We will start in Rishikesh to go to Haridwar, Vrindavan, Varanasi, Agra and to finish in Delhi.

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Traveling Retreat - From Rishikesh to Varanasi
Traveling Retreat - From Rishikesh to Varanasi

Time & Location

Dec 02, 2023, 5:00 PM – Dec 17, 2023, 10:00 AM

Rishīkesh, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

About the event

  • Destination Information  :

Rishikesh and Haridwar: 

Two sacred cities on the banks of the Ganges river, at the foot of the Himalayas, in the region of Uttarakhand. These are known places in India for the practice of Yoga in all its forms with the many schools and ashrams so found. 

Vrindavan: 

Sacred city in Uttar Pradesh near Delhi. This city is known to be the place where Lord Krishna is said to have grown up. It is a place known for kirtan (singing and listening to mantras) where Bhakti Yoga is practiced: Yoga of love, of devotion to a supreme entity. 

Varanasi: 

Sacred city in Uttar Pradesh, further east than Vrindavan. Varanasi is known as one of the main places of pilgrimage in the Hindu religion. It is a city intense in life and emotion, where all the senses are immersed in the heart of spirituality and the cycle of life and death. 

Agra: 

One of the most visited cities in India because there is the Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful wonders of the world.

  • Program :

Saturday December 2:

  • Arrive in rishikesh within the day (taxi is picked up from Delhi or Dehradun)
  • Dinner at the hotel 
  • Opening circle

Saturday 2 to Thursday 7 December: Rishikesh

  • Accommodation in a hotel on the banks of the Ganges 
  • 7 a.m.: meditation and pranayama (breathing) on the banks of the Ganges for 4 mornings and one at the Kunjapuri temple
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Dynamic practice (asanas): Vinyasa / Jivamukti / Ashtanga
  • 11 a.m.: brunch at the hotel
  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m.: visit: Beatles ashram, sadhus caves, waterfalls, hikes, rafting tour
  • free time: massage and photo session 
  • Yin and Sound baths 
  • 6 p.m.: ceremony on the banks of the Ganges: ashrams of Parmarth Niketam, Ram Jhula and Thriveni Ghaat
  • 7:30 p.m.: dinner at the hotel or restaurant (included in the price of the retreat) 
  • 8:30 p.m.: Yoga philosophy, Kirtan (singing and listening to mantras), dance

Thursday December 7: From Rishikesh to Haridwar

  • 7 a.m.: meditation and pranayama on the banks of the Ganges 
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: dynamic practice of Yoga asanas 
  • 11am: outdoor brunch in Rishikesh 
  • 12:30 p.m.: departure to Haridwar (45 minutes by bus)
  • 2 p.m.: visit of the Shanti Kunj ashram where we will spend the night 
  • 5 p.m.: ceremony (aarti) near the Ganges 
  • 7:30 p.m.: dinner at the ashram

Friday, December 8: From Haridwar to Vrindavan

  • Sunrise on the Ganges and meditation
  • 8am-10am: practice at the ashram 
  • 10:30 a.m.: brunch
  • 12 p.m.-4 p.m.: visit of the Mansa Devi and Chauda Devi temples
  • 4 p.m.: departure to Vrindavan with a break for dinner (4 hour drive) 
  • arrival at 10 p.m. in our hotel in Vrindavan

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December:  Vrindavan

  • 7 a.m.: meditation and pranayama on the banks of the Ganges 
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: dynamic practice of Yoga asanas 
  • 11 a.m.: brunch
  • 1 p.m.-6 p.m.: city tour, free time
  • Ikson temple for kirtan
  • 7:30 p.m.: dinner 
  • Sunday evening departure to Varanasi by coach (9 hours by night coach)

Monday, December 11: Varanasi 

  • arrival in the morning at our hotel
  • rest time and massage
  • Gentle practice of Yin Yoga at the end of the day
  • 7 p.m.: dinner 

Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 December: 

  • 7 a.m.: meditation and pranayama on the banks of the Ganges 
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: dynamic practice of Yoga asanas 
  • 11 a.m.: brunch
  • 1 p.m.-4 p.m.: visit of Varanasi 
  • 5:30 p.m.: Aart ceremony on the banks of the Ganges 
  • 7:30 p.m.: dinner 

Thursday December 14: From Varanasi to Sarnath

  • 7 a.m.: meditation and pranayama on the banks of the Ganges 
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: dynamic practice of Yoga asanas 
  • 11 a.m.: brunch
  • 12 p.m.: Departure to Sarnath (30 minutes drive) 
  • Visiting Buddhist temples 
  • evening dinner at the restaurant 
  • Departure by coach for the night to Agra (10h drive)

Friday, December 15: Agra 

  • sunrise at Taj Mahal
  • Outdoor meditation, breathing and movement practice 
  • 11 a.m.: brunch at the restaurant 
  • 1:00 p.m.: Visit of Agra Fort
  • 5 p.m.: departure for Delhi (2 hour drive from Agra) 
  • 7:30 p.m.: dinner in New Delhi and accommodation in a hotel

Saturday December 16: Delhi 

  • 7 a.m.: meditation and pranayama
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: dynamic practice of Yoga asanas 
  • 11 a.m.: brunch
  • 1 p.m.-6 p.m.: visit of the Red Fort, India Gate and time for shopping
  • 7:30 p.m.: dinner all together and closing circle

Sunday, December 17: departure 

  • Depart Delhi in the morning according to your flights

PRICE :

- Private room: 2100 euros per person

- Shared room for two: 1700 euros per person

  • Included in the price of the retreat:

- all courses

- transportation by bus throughout

- all tours

- two meals and daily vegetarian and homemade snacks

- a massage in Rishikesh and one in Varanasi 

- round trip taxi from Delhi airport to the retreat location (Rishikesh at the beginning and Delhi at the end)

- accommodation: in a private room or shared for two for 13 nights and 2 nights by coach.

  • Not included :

- plane tickets: the best is to take a return flight to Delhi.

- the visa: I will send you the link by e-mail (e-visa for one year: 40 euros).

  • Registration :

- by email :milenavasak@gmail.com

- by whatsapp:+33601855155

400 euros deposit is required to reserve.

Full payment is due before the start of the retreat.

Full refund 60 days prior to start.

If the cancellation is made less than 60 days before, the deposit is not refunded.

Classes and activities are all optional. You are under no obligation. 

The rest of the information will be sent upon registration. Do not hesitate to send me all your questions, I will answer them with pleasure.

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