10 days retreat
8th - 18th March 2019
4th -14th October 2019
from € 990
‘Tantra’: a most controversial word, which has been described in many ways.
Tantra is beyond any description. It is a metaphor, can’t be grasped by the mundane mind. It s a way of being, hidden in the daily life.
It is called ‘Tantra’ because it elaborates ‘Tan’: copious and profound matters, especially relating to the principles of reality: ‘Tattva’. It provides liberation: ‘Tra’. The sage Patanjali defined it as ‘Savtantra’. ’Sav means ‘Self’ and ‘Tantra’ means ‘Liberation’: One who is realised in the ‘Self’, Liberated.
In this workshop you’ll enter into the state of self realising, breaking the grip of the mind, letting go of stored emotions, realising past and future motions of the mind and diving deeper into the sacred presence of ‘Now’. With partners or alone, it is a journey from Self to Self which liberates you!
The workshop contains the following elements:
- Emotion releasing
- Healing of accumulated past pains and misery by letting go
- Energising with new energies and throbbing heart with loving power
- Rejoicing oneself with tremendous gratitude
- Integrating and rooting in Self
Anyone who is open to this path of meditation and self realisation is eligible for this practise. For this retreat we welcome both couples and individuals. Every individual learns how to relate with oneself and share with others. Partners dive in deeper understanding about themselves, become more rooted in themselves and then grow into a higher state of meeting .
Morning Yoga and Meditation class
Tantric rituals and ceremonies
Philosophy and awareness practices
Daily guided active meditations
3 delicious healthy vegetarian sattvic meals every day
Herbal organic teas available all day
9 nights comfortable accommodation
Royal Indian jungle experience
8:30 - 9:30 Morning Meditation class with chanting and breathing exercises
9:30 - 10:30 Herbal tea and light healthy breakfast
11:00 - 12:30 Tantric rituals and practices
13.00 - 14:30 Brunch
14.30 - 16.00 Tantra philosphy and exercises
16:00 - 16:30 Chai and Ayurvedic bites
17:00 - 18:30 Tantra Yoga and Meditation class
19:00 - 20.30 Dinner
21:00 - 22:00 Bonfire and evening celebrations
"free to attend" retreat
Please note that all the classes are optional during your 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 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 10 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 Tantra Transcendence Retreat takes you deeper in your experience of tantra and meditation. Our well qualified teachers are carrying life time experiences of teaching and are having tremendous knowledge of Tantra, Yoga, Meditation, 'Vedanta' and tantric rituals.
Retreats are based at our 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.
Eco stone cottage with private bathroom
For those who like to have their own private space and bathroom, we offer a luxurious eco stone cottages. These cottages have doubles beds and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. This accommodation can be booked either individually or by a couple or two friends booking at the same time.
Deluxe stone-bamboo cottage with private bathroom
Rishis offers one large deluxe bamboo and stone cottage offering beautiful views over the mountain stream and a private bathroom with a bathtub and toilet. This accommodation can be booked 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.
Airport transport from Dehradun Jolly Airport or Rishikesh city (we will book the taxi for you and arrange for pick-up and drop-off at the resort)
9 nights comfortable accommodaton at the yoga retreat center Rishis International
Tantra, Yoga and Meditation classes
3 delicious vegetarian sattvic meals daily
daily evening celebrations including traditional Indian rituals and ceremonies
What's not included:
individual shuttle services from the resort to other destinations which are not part of the program
Good to know before you go/ additional information
Maximum 10 persons. This allows for us to give a lot of personal attention to each student's development.
Please bring loose, comfortable clothing. Also, we recommend that you bring a shawl for meditation practice. Since the evenings may get a bit chilly, we recommend that you bring a sweater with you as well.
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 a torch and your travel adaptor for your various charging needs.
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.The initial shuttle service to and from the resort will be free of charge. 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. Any additional shuttle service that you may wish to use will be chargeable and to be paid directly to the driver.
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.
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.
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.