Yoga & Holi festival programm 2019

(Powder Party) 28-02-2019 to 12-03-2019

The cost for this trip of 13 days based on a double room (shared) amounts to only €1575,-. For a double room (private) you pay an additional charge of €30,-per night.

Resort in the Himalaya Yoga and Holi Festival Wellness Retreat

Away from the busy and now commercial town of Rishikesh, this resort is located in Shivpuri village which is 10 kms up river (The Ganges ) from Tapovan Rishikesh. Situated on the right high bank of the Ganges, Yogada is surrounded by thick reserve forests of Himalayan Foothills.

Nature in abundance with Sound of roaring Ganga and variety of birds in the forest makes it an ideal destination for peace seeker through yoga and meditation. Situated on the confluence of the holy Ganga and Huenl river, Shivpuri is mentioned in Shiv Purana’s the ancient holy books of India. Ancient Shiva temple is still situated near the confluence. The entire area of shivpuri is high energy area for spiritual practices.

Accommodation in this resort is spread over in big green area of Mango and Orange trees overlooking the Ganga River and the mountains of lower Himalayas. Vibrated big yoga halls and high energy pockets in the greens offer great place for spiritual practices. Being close to the birth place of yoga the Majestic Himalayas vibes of saints and sadhus who meditated in the area can still be felt in the air, adding on to your spiritual practices. The accommodation is a perfect example of blending of luxury and nature. The village style kitchen and local Chefs provide authentic Himalayan Organic food full of love and richness of Himalayan Cuisine.

Our resort is surrounded with reserve forest and offers great nature walks in the area to encounter the flora and fauna of Lower Himalayas. Above all what makes us special is the team of dedicated staff, rare yoga teachers, Guru Yogis and Ayurveda doctors coming from the nearby villages and high Himalayas.
 
 

Day 1

Arrival Resort in the afternoon. Traditional welcome to the body and soul. Registrations & Check-in formalities. Orientation. Welcome dinner. Meet the course coordinator. Overnight.

Day 2

07:00-07:30 Medicinal Herbal Tea.
07:30-08:15 Meditative walks in the woods or along the Ganga River.
08:30 -10:00 First class with the assessment of the complete program followed by Asanaklas. 10:00-10:30 Breakfast. Usually, the drinks and meals will be based on recommendations from our Ayurveda doctors to keep your health level during the course.
10:30-11:30 Up
11:30-13:00 Hawan – Cleaning your aura and five elements according to the Vedic style. Hawan is a thousand years old Vedic cleaning body, mind and soul and the atmosphere.
13:30-14:30 Packed.
14:30-19:00 Holi Celebration (Hindi powder Festival) To the city for Holi-celebration.
19:30-19:45 Mantra Prayer & Arti.
20:30-21:00 Dinner.
21:00 Free time enjoy the delicious evening.

Day 3

07:00-07:30 Medicinal Herbal Tea.
07:30-08:15 Meditative walks in the reserve woods or along the Ganga River. About Asanas (postures).
08:30-10:00 1st Morning class of Asanas.
10:00-11:00 Breakfast.
11:30-14:00 Ayurveda & Massage Treatments.
14:00 -14:30 Packed.

Option: Annual Yoga Festival 2018 or
14:00-16:00 Bathing in the Gaurikund pool with fresh running water.
16:00-17:30 Massages & Treatments or free time to explore the area.
17:30-18:00 Afternoon tea time, herbal teas from the Himalayas.
18:00-19:30 Evening session on Pranayama’s & Breath Awareness.
19:30-19:45 Mantras and Arti, song and prayer.
20:30-21:00 Dinner.
21:00 Free time enjoy the delicious evening.

Day 4

06:30-07:00 Herbal tea, nature exploration in the near surroundings and adjacent forests.
07:00-08:00 Warm up at the beach.
08:00-08:30 Cleaning of the body – Jal Neti, Kapal Bhati, Shatkarma – Cleaning.
08:30-10:00 1st Morning session – Asana.
10:00-11:00 Up.
11:00-12:00 Packed.
12:00-17:30 Devprayaag: According to the Hindu scriptures, Devaprayaga is the sacred event where two celestial rivers, Alakananda and Bhagirathi met to form the sacred gangs together. From there the name Ganges arose.
17:30-18:00 Afternoon tea time, herbal teas from the Himalayas.
18:00 -19:30 Evening session on Pranayama’s & breathing.
19:30-19:45 Arti & Evening Prayer, mantras with small rituals as a gesture of gratitude.
20:00-21:00 Dinner.
21:00-21:30 Free time. Make notes on the day & homework.
21:30 Enjoy the delicious evening.

Day 5: Full day Tracking or

07:00-07:30 Medicinal Herbal Tea.
07:30-08:15 Meditative walks in the reserve woods or along the Ganga River. About Asanas (postures).
08:30-10:00 1st Morning class of Asanas.
10:00-11:00 Breakfast.
11:30-14:00 Ayurveda & Massage Treatments.
14:00-14:30 Packed.

Option: Annual Yoga Festival 2018 or
14:00-16:00 Bathing in the Gaurikund pool with fresh running water.
16:00-17:30 Massages & Treatments or free time to explore the area.
17:30-18:00 Afternoon tea time, herbal teas from the Himalayas.
18:00-19:30 Evening session on Pranayama’s & Breath Awareness.
19:30-19:45 Mantras and Arti, song and prayer.
20:30 -21:00 Dinner.
21:00 Free time enjoy the delicious evening.

Day 6

06:30-07:00 Herbal tea, nature exploration in the near surroundings and adjacent forests.
07:00-08:00 Warm up at the beach.
08:00-08:30 Cleaning of the body – Jal Neti, Kapal Bhati, Shatkarma – Cleaning.
08:30-10:00 1st Morning session – Asana.
10:00-11:00 Up.
11:00-12:00 Brunch.
12:00-17:30 Indian Wedding party: (depending on the season) Or day tour: Enjoy the beautiful view of Rishikesh and Haridwar.
17:30-18:00 Evening tea time, herbal teas from the Himalayas.
18:00-19:30 Evening session on Pranayama’s & breathing.
19:30-19:45 Arti & Evening Prayer Mantras with small rituals as a gesture of gratitude.
20:00-21:00 Dinner.
21:00-21:30 Free time taking notes of the day and homework.

Day 7

07:00-07:30 Medicinal Herbal Tea.
07:30-08:15 Meditative walks in the reserve woods or along the Ganga River. About Asanas (postures).
08:30-10:00 1st Morning class of Asanas.
10:00-11:00 Breakfast.
11:30-14:00 Ayurveda & Massage Treatments.
14:00-14:30 Packed.

Option: Annual Yoga Festival 2018 or Rafting (from Shivpuri to Rishikesh) or
14:00-16:00 Bathing in the Gaurikund pool with fresh running water.
16:00-17:30 Massages & Treatments or free time to explore the area.
17:30-18:00 Afternoon tea time, herbal teas from the Himalayas.
18:00-19:30 Evening session on Pranayama’s & Breath Awareness.
19:30-19:45 Mantras and Arti, song and prayer.
20:30-21:00 Dinner.
21:00 Free time enjoy the delicious evening.

Day 8

06:30-07:00 Herbal tea, nature exploration in the near surroundings and adjacent forests.
07:00-08:00 Warm up at the beach.
08:00-08:30 Cleaning of the body – Jal Neti, Kapal Bhati, Shatkarma – Cleaning.
08:30-10:00 1st Morning session – Asana.
10:00-11:00 Up.
11:00-12:00 Brunch.
12:00-17:30 Neelkanth Mahadev: The place where Mr Shiva had drunk the poison to save the world. This made his throat blue and the word Neel (blue) and Kanth (throat.
17:30-18:00 Evening tea time, herbal teas from the Himalayas.
18:00-19:30 Evening session on Pranayama’s & breathing.
19:30-19:45 Arti & Evening Prayer Mantras with small rituals as a gesture of gratitude.
20:00-21:00 Dinner.
21:00-21:30 Free time taking notes of the day and homework.
21:30 Enjoy the delicious evening.

Day 9

07:00-07:30 Medicinal Herbal Tea.
07:30-08:15 Meditative walks in the reserve woods or along the Ganga River. About Asanas (postures).
08:30-10:00 1st Morning class of Asanas.
10:00-11:00 Breakfast.
11:30-14:00 Ayurveda & Massage Treatments.
14:00-14:30 Packed.
14:00 -16:00 Bathing in the Gaurikund pool with fresh running water.
16:00 -17:30 Massages & Treatments or free time to explore the area.
17:30 -18:00 Afternoon tea time, herbal teas from the Himalayas.
18:00 -19:30 Evening session on Pranayama’s & Breath Awareness.
19:30-19:45 Mantras and Arti, song and prayer.
20:30 -21:00 Dinner.
21:00 Free time enjoy the delicious evening.

Day 10

06:30-07:00 Herbal tea, nature exploration in the near surroundings and adjacent forests.
07:00-08:00 Warm up at the beach.
08:00-08:30 Cleaning of the body – Jal Neti, Kapal Bhati, Shatkarma – Cleaning.
08:30-10:00 1st Morning session – Asana.
10:00-11:00 Up.
11:00-12:00 Brunch.
12:00-17:30 Indian wedding party: (depending on the season). Or day tour: Enjoy the beautiful view of Rishikesh and Haridwar.
17:30-18:00 Afternoon tea time, herbal teas from the Himalayas.
18:00-19:30 Evening session on Pranayama’s & breathing.
19:30-19:45 Arti & Evening Prayer, mantras with small rituals as a gesture of gratitude.
20:00 -21:00 Dinner.
21:00 -21:30 Free time. Make notes of the day & homework.
21:30 Enjoy the delicious evening.

Day 11

07:00 -07:30 Medicinal Herbal Tea.
07:30 -08:15 Meditative walks in the reserve woods or along the Ganga River. About Asanas (postures).
08:30 -10:00 1st Morning class of Asanas.
10:00 -11:00 Breakfast.
11:30-1400 Ayurveda & Massage Treatments.
14:00-14:30 Packed.
14:00-16:00 Bathing in the Gaurikund pool with fresh running water. 16:00-17:30 Massages & Treatments or free time to explore the area.
17:30-18:00 Afternoon tea time, herbal teas from the Himalayas.
18:00-19:30 Evening session on Pranayama’s & Breath Awareness.
19:30-19:45 Mantras and Arti, song and prayer.
20:30-21:00 Dinner.
21:00 Free time enjoy the delicious evening.

Day 12

06:30-07:00 Herbal tea, nature exploration in the near surroundings and adjacent forests.
07:00-08:00 Warm up at the beach.
08:00-08:30 Cleaning of the body – Jal Neti, Kapal Bhati, Shatkarma – Cleaning.
08:30 -10:00 1st Morning session – Asana.
10:00-11:00 Up.
11:00-12:00 Brunch.
12:00 17:30 Indian Yogic Cooking Class.
17:30 -18:00 Afternoon tea time, herbal teas from the Himalayas.
18:00 -19:30 Evening session on Pranayama’s & breathing.
19:30-19:45 Arti & Evening Prayer, mantras with small rituals as a gesture of gratitude.
20:00 -21:00 As a farewell dinner on the last evening a barbecue to unwind.
Enjoy the wonderful evening while enjoying a campfire.

Day 13 Day of departure

07:00-08.00 Tea.
08:00-10:00 Hawan for your future Life & safe Trip home. Hawan is one-year-old Vedic cleaning for body, mind and soul.
10:00-11:00 Breakfast.
12:00 Time before departure. After breakfast from the Resort to an Indian family for lunch (food on the Indian traditional way on a banana leaf).
Around 14:00 depart from Rishikesh to Delhi. Departure for your return trip (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

We wish you a very nice trip back!

Other programs that will be included in the 13-day retreat include:
Ayurveda doctors visit to find your Dosha (the negative disorders in the body).
Spiritual conversations with Indian gurus in the ashrams.
Indian Concert.