yoga & ayurveda wellness
5 days retreat
5th - 10th November 2023
from € 595
Yoga means Union and a definition of Ayurveda is the Wisdom of Life. Join us for a weekend of Ayurveda, Yoga & celebration in a valley surrounded by nature.
To understand and live our daily lives in tune with nature we are introducing this Yoga & Ayurveda weekend retreat.
When explored together, Yoga & Ayurveda offer us a transformative tool to balance our body and mind. Integrating Ayurvedic principles into yoga practice creates a deeper and powerful experience.
In this weekend workshop, we explore how Ayurveda & Yoga can be imbibed in daily life to build our immunity and lead a healthy life.
Morning pranayama (yogic breathing exercises) and hatha yoga class
Enriching Ayurveda sessions
Ayurvedic Cooking classes
3 delicious healthy vegetarian Ayurvedic meals every day
Organic teas with cleansing herbs available all day
5 nights comfortable accommodation
Royal Indian jungle experience
This retreat is open to everyone who would like to explore how Ayurveda & Yoga can help to build their immunity and lead a healthier life.
6:30 - 7:00 Ayurvedic tea with cleansing herbs
7:30 to 9:00 Yoga and Meditation
9:30 to 10:30 Breakfast
11:30 to 13:30 Ayurveda session with Dr. Sonika Nadda
13:30 to 14:30 Lunch based on Ayurvedic Principles
16:00 to 17:00 Ayurvedic Cooking Classes/ Silent walk
17:30 - 18:00 Evening tea
18:30 - 19:30 Restorative Yoga and music
19:45 - 21:00 Dinner & Celebrations
(Program may vary on day to day basis)
For our retreats at Rishis International we work with small groups of maximum 8 participants, allowing our teachers and therapists to give tremendous personal attention to each and every student and to offer a program that fits our participants personal needs.
Retreats are based at our retreat center Rishis International, located at the footsteps of the Himalayas, near the city of Rishikesh. We can arrange for your transport from the nearest city (Rishikesh) and airport (Dehradun Jolly Airport).
We provide accommodation with excellent quality, assuring that you will have a pleasant and comfortable stay. If you are a solo traveller and wish to have more privacy, single person supplements are available for all rooms. If you don't mind sharing with other participants, Rishis International can find someone of the same sex to share with or if you wish to book along with a friend you can mention this in your booking, so we can arrange for your shared accommodation.
Single deluxe room with river view
Authentic single room with original stone walls and decorations. Shares bathroom with the other room located in the same cottage. Featuring a window with peaceful views over the small mountain creek flowing through the premises. Allow the calming sound of the river to sing you asleep on the comfortable queen bed.
Zen deluxe private/double room with shared bathroom
This room, with a magnificent view over the rice fields and tropical jungle, has two single beds that can be joined together. The room can either be booked individually (shared option only available for female solo travellers) or by a couple or two friends booking at the same time. Zen deluxe room has a shared bathroom with Zorba deluxe room.
Zorba deluxe private/double room with shared bathroom
This room, with a magnificent view over the rice fields and tropical jungle, has two single beds that can be joined together. The room can either be booked individually (shared option only available for female solo travellers) or by a couple or two friends booking at the same time. Zorba deluxe room has a shared bathroom with Zen deluxe room.
Eco stone cottage with private bathroom
For those who like to have their own private space and bathroom, we offer beautiful stone cottages. These cottages have a double bed and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. The cottage can be booking either individually or by a couple or two friends booking at the same time.
Food is an art to prepare and to receive. At our retreat, the food is based on Ayurvedic ingredients and is prepared with love and care and with high hygienic standards. We provide vegetarian Indian sattvic cuisine cooked in traditional style.
Food is a very important part of life so we try to offer a balanced menu, with dishes that give
nourishment to your body and that are easy to digest, in order to keep you calm and help you to go deeper in meditation.
In our retreat we share with you the knowledge of how to make a simple act such as eating into a meditative practise.
5 nights comfortable accommodation at the retreat center Rishis International
Yoga classes twice a day
Ayurveda classes twice a day
3 delicious Ayurvedic sattvic meals daily
What's not included:
Airport transport fee from Dehradun Jolly Airport (we can book the taxi for you and arrange for pick-up and drop-off at the resort)
Good to know before you go/ additional information
Maximum 8 persons. This allows for us to give a lot of personal attention to each participant.
Please bring loose, comfortable clothing and a shawl for the yoga classes. Also, we recommend that you bring comfortable walking shoes or sandals which are suitable for walks through the jungle.
What to bring
We have yoga mats at Rishis International which you are more than welcome to use during the meditation classes. Alternatively, if you prefer to bring your own mat you are welcome to do so.
Please pack some sun cream and insect repellant. Also remember to bring your travel adaptor for your various charging needs. Since the evenings may get a bit chilly, please bring a sweater with you as well.
We provide your towels and bedsheets, and we have herbal shampoo and body wash for you to use too.
If you would like to spend a few days before the retreat or after the retreat at the resort, you are most welcome to do so. Please inquire with us beforehand which rooms are available for those days and we will book your room.
How to get there
Rishis International is situated approximately 15 km from Rishikesh and approximately 35 km from the nearest airport 'Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport'. There a several flights a day from New Delhi International Airport to Dehradun. The flight takes approximately 1.5 hours to reach there. We provide shuttle taxi services for our guests from both Rishikesh and from Dehradun Jolly Airport, charging a minimal service fee based on the local tariff. The cost of the taxi service from Rishikesh can be estimated at € 15 and the taxi service from Dehradun Jolly Airport at € 30, which is to be paid directly to the driver. You will be picked up by our driver at the agreed point at the city or airport and dropped of at the resort, making your retreat fully hassle free.
If you prefer to come to Rishikesh a day or more before or after retreats, you could spend one of several days in Rishikesh and then rejoin us at Rishis International. We can arrange for your transport from the city to the resort.
In order to reserve your room please contact us to find out if the room is available for the dates you require. We then ask you for a deposit of 25% of the total amount via bank transfer. The other 75% can be either transferred by bank as well shortly before your arrival or can be paid in cash on the location.
Accepted payment methods for deposit payment
Accepted payment methods on location
Accepted currencies on location
Euro and Indian Rupee
In case of a cancellation within less than 4 weeks before your scheduled retreat program, your deposit payment of 25% will be charged. If you cancel more than 4 weeks before your scheduled retreat, your deposit will be refunded.
Ma Yog Stuti
A nomad at heart , her journey started since she was young. Growing up she was influenced by her father which is where she first got to know about spirituality and yoga.
A strong desire to find some stability and tranquility led her to Sivananda Ashram where she formally underwent training to become a yoga teacher. Along with this she has attended various yoga and meditation camps learning and going deeper in it.
Since then she has been travelling and conducting programs which includes beginners, intermediate as well as being part of TTC as an Assistant Teacher. All this with the hope of sharing the peace that she has found.
shared double room in the € 595
villa with shared bathroom
private room in the villa € 775
with shared bathroom
single deluxe room € 650
with river view
shared stone cottage € 625
with private bathroom
private stone cottage € 800
with private bathroom
Dr. Sonika Nadda
Dr. Sonika Nadda is a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner with MD in Panchakarma and PG in Dietetics, Assistant professor of Panchakarma at CDL college of Ayurveda and Panchakarma consultant at CDL Ayurveda hospital Yamunanangar, Haryana (India).
The core idea of Dr Sonika is to combine ancient Indian knowledge with existing westernized life style as a value addition to human life. She is striving hard to unleash the underlying Indian knowledge so that the entire world benefits by the Ayurvedic practices and traditions to achieve the best of both.
Dr. Sonika experienced that health can be attained not only by chemical medicines but also through the proper intake of herbs in the form of food & spices as a part of diet as well as herbal medicines mentioned in Ayurveda texts.
For Indian nationals different charges apply. If you are interested to join our program please reach out to us.
When making a booking request, thank you for mentioning the following details in our contact form:
the retreat or training program you're interested in
on which dates you would like to participate in the program
which room option has your preference