finding your inner light
by Antar | Deep
5 days retreat
9th - 14th of March 2021
from € 690
Besides our yearly Teacher Trainings and other courses we also offer various retreat programs at Rishis International, where every individual can get tremendous benefits of yoga and meditation, and at the same time can have the experience of a luxurious stay, healthy ayurvedic food and traditional Indian rituals and ceremonies.
The Finding Your Inner Light retreat is made in such a way that individually you can go deeper in your meditation and yoga practise and together you share the joy and blissful moments in your own space.
During this retreat we will learn to align and organise our body, mind, spirit and energies in such a way that it brings us in a meditative state throughout our journey. Harnessing the joyfulness of our true Nature coming from within. Letting the source speak through you. Being one with the omnipresent.
This retreat will allow you to experience India in such a way that your visit to this enchanting land becomes a memorable and spiritual journey.
Morning Hatha yoga class
Morning chanting & pranayama class
Relaxing evening Hatha yoga class
Daily guided meditations
3 delicious healthy vegetarian sattvic meals every day
Herbal organic teas available all day
6 nights comfortable accommodation
Royal Indian jungle experience
Anyone who is open to this path of yoga, ayurveda and meditation is eligible for this practise. In whichever state you are, whether you are a beginner or have been practising with different teachers or individually, all are welcome to jump into it.
8:30 - 9:30 Morning Meditation class with chanting and pranayama exercises
9:30 - 10:30 Herbal tea and light healthy breakfast
11:00 - 12:30 Restorative Hatha Yoga class
13.00 - 14:30 Brunch
14.30 - 16.00 Rest time and time for individual consultations and sessions (optional)
16:00 - 16:30 Chai and Ayurvedic bites
17:00 - 18:30 Hatha yoga and Meditation class
19:00 - 20.30 Dinner
21:00 - 22:00 Bonfire and evening celebrations
About the yoga and meditation classes
"free to attend" retreat
Please note that all the classes are optional during your yoga retreat. Our intention is to let you develop at your own pace and to let you enjoy your stay. We want you to enjoy your yoga retreat as much as possible, to become healthy in mind and body and to learn how to feel at one with yourself.
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.
Our Yoga Retreat takes you deeper in your experience of yoga and meditation, following the lineage of Shivananda Yoga and Vedanta Hatha Yoga and ancient wisdom of "Yoga Sutras". Our well qualified teachers are carrying life time experiences of teaching and are having tremendous knowledge of 'Vedanta' and vedic rituals.
Swami Antar Khirad
Antar Khirad ('Inner Wisdom') got his Sanyas in 1996 at the community of 'Osho', enlightened Master in Pune. Born in the northern part of India in a Shatriya family, he was raised with 'Sanatan Dharma' (Eternal Religion). Through the journey of life he has been with different mystics and masters, and lived in several communes and ashrams.
"Religion is not where you are born in, it's what is born out of you." Having this insight, Antar Khirad keeps moving on his path. Sharing his love and energies both in Asia and in Europe for the last 15 years as a contemporary teacher of Tantra, Yoga and Meditation. Leading many groups and workshops, and giving trainings and individual sessions.
Deepankar (who lightens others paths) only started practicing yoga toward the end of his teens. But surprisingly he was always in touch with yoga as his grandfather was Yogi in nature always doing his sadhna without missing a single day. Always navigating him through the flow of life.
After doing his masters in yoga science from Patanjali university the search for fulfillment still continued, living for years with different kind of monks and rishis, from one place to another throughout the Himalayas.
Ultimately he started imparting his practices and experience on others. Amazed by the rewarding feeling to pass it on and help other people get in touch with themselves. Encouraged him to teach in different parts of the world Denmark, Netherlands, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, etc. Enhancing people life's experience with in-depth practices that allow them to break repeated pattern and compulsive habits, creating conscious decision-making became his motive. He would look forward to helping you with your spiritual journey.
Retreats are based at our yoga and meditation retreat center Rishis International, located at the footsteps of the Himalayas, near the city of Rishikesh, known as the Yoga capital of India. 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.
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.
Deluxe eco stone-bamboo hut with private bathroom
For those who like to have their own private space and bathroom, we offer a luxurious eco stone hut. This hut has a double bed and a private bathroom with a bathtub and toilet. The hut 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.
Wellness treatments and personal consultations (optional)
Guests of our retreat are also offered the option to book personal ayurvedic consultations and individual ayurvedic massage sessions. Ayurvedic wellness treatments such as 'Shirodhara' and steam bath can be booked as well. We request our guest to give a sign in advance if they wish to receive such a treatment, so that all necessary elements can be arranged.
6 nights comfortable accommodaton at the yoga retreat center Rishis International
Yoga and meditation classes twice a day
3 delicious vegetarian sattvic meals daily
daily evening celebrations including traditional Indian rituals and ceremonies
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)
Individual ayurvedic massage sessions
Good to know before you go/ additional information
Maximum 8 persons. This allows for us to give a lot of personal attention to each student's development.
Please bring loose, comfortable clothing for practicing the yoga postures. Also, we recommend that you bring a shawl for meditation practice.
What to bring
We have yoga mats at Rishis International which you are more than welcome to use. 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 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 very 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.