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yoga & ayurveda retreat


5 days yoga & ayurveda wellness retreat

23rd - 27th of October 2024

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.

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  • 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

For who? 


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)

Personal approach 


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.


Room options


​Double room in the villa 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. The stone villa has two double rooms that share one spacious bathroom.

Eco mud cottage with private bathroom


For those who like to have their own private space and bathroom, we offer beautiful mud 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.


What's included:


  • 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

  • evening ceremonies


What's not included:


  • Flights

  • 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


Group size


Maximum 8 persons. This allows for us to give a lot of personal attention to each participant.


Dressing information


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.


Extension options


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.


Booking conditions




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


Bank transfer


Accepted payment methods on location




Accepted currencies on location


Euro and Indian Rupee


Cancellation policy


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.





Prices are per retreat package, per person.

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


shared eco mud cottage                      € 625

with private bathroom                   

Swami Antar Khirad


Swami 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.


private eco mud cottage                       € 800

with private bathroom

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

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