1 week, in Rishikesh
Many of you might have learned about meditation from someone and some of you may already be practicing on their own, and few may not know it at all. This programme is for those who want to know what exactly meditation is and how to do it. It is also for those who want to deepen their spiritual practice.
The 1 week retreat offers you twice daily meditation classes (incl. Pranayama) and therewith plenty of opportunities to get anchored in your own experience of it. If you are looking for a serene, yet inspiring and encouraging environment, this Meditation programme is for you. It takes place in our beautiful resort in the Himalayan foothills just a few minutes walk from Ganga river and Laxman Jhula bridge. There is ample free time for you to just relax, study, enjoy the resort's spa treatments or explore Rishikesh and its surroundings.
Meditation Retreat: 1 week (8 days/7 nights) residential programme, including accommodation, meals and 2 daily meditation classes.
Language: the medium of instruction is English
Location: The Lily Resort, Tapovan, Rishikesh (India); the resort is located in foothills of Himalayas in Rishikesh and in walking distance to Ganga River and Laxman Jhula bridge. It serves as an abode of peace to yoga practitioner from all over the world.
Class room: We have a bright and spacious Yoga hall. The majority of classes will be conducted in the hall. Occasionally, if weather allows, we might have sessions in nature, e.g. on the banks of Ganga.
Accommodation: Single/Double occupancy rooms
Food: Our founder, Sohan ji has a proper understanding of Yogic food and briefs our chef accordingly. All meals are vegetarian and will be cooked with love and care.
Participants: 18 to 65 years old, max. 10 participants to guarantee that each student gets the care and guidance they need and deserve.
Qualification: Knowledge of English. Sound health. Aspiration to learn and evolve.
Meditation Retreats 2019/2020:
Our 1 Week Meditation Retreat covers 8 days and 7 nights.
Programme always starts Monday mornings.
Sunday: Your arrival and check-in. Your room is ready for you from 3:00 pm.
Monday: 5:30 am start of your Meditation Course
Saturday: 7:00 pm end of your Meditation Course
Sunday: Your check-out from the Resort (by 11:00 am)
+++ Dates as per your preference and requirement. +++
5:00 am Wake Up
5:30 am – 6:30 am Pranayama & Meditation
6:30 am Tea
9:00 am Breakfast
1:00 pm Lunch
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Meditation
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner
10:00 pm Lights off
Note: 2x 1 hour meditation practice per day, Monday to Saturday. Free time for you to relax, enjoy the resort's spa treatments or explore Rishikesh and its surroundings.
Price of the 1 Week Meditation Retreat:
Meditation Retreat (8 days/7 nights)
Meditation with Standard Room accommodation:
USD 560 per person incl. meals: based on two students sharing a room (separated beds).
single occupancy: USD 660 per person incl. meals.
Meditation with Premium Room accommodation:
USD 760 per person incl. meals: based on two students sharing a room (separated beds).
single occupancy: USD 860 per person incl. meals.
Room and Resort details + photos, just click About the Resort
The fee includes:
Meditation classes, 2 sessions a day (morning and evening)
8 days accommodation in our resort (double bedroom with AC, ensuite bath, wifi, kettle)
Early morning tea
3 daily nutritious vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Not included: air fare / transportation to Rishikesh (we can book a taxi if you wish), travel insurance, personal expenses (laundry, phone calls), additional meals / spa treatments / sightseeing, tips.
How to book your 1 Week Meditation Retreat:
Step 1: Please fill out and submit the online application form. You will receive a confirmation email from our office for approval of your application.
Step 2: Please deposit the registration fee (USD 300) via PayPal. You will receive an email from our office confirming your advance payment.
Step 3: Book your flights and apply for your visa. Please email us, if you need airport pick up to reach our resort. We look forward to welcome you in Rishikesh.
By making an advance payment of USD 300 via PayPal you secure your spot. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform us by email. There is no charge for cancellation but advance deposit will not be returned in case of cancellation. It is non refundable and non transferable to any other course or person.
Prerequisites & General Etiquette:
No pre-qualifications necessary. You only need an open mindset and a profound desire to transform your life.
Be on time for classes, out of respect for the teachers and your course mates.
No refund or transfer to other services if you miss or skip a class.
Any type of audio, video recording or photography is not permitted without prior approval.
Smoking, drugs and alcohol are not allowed inside the resort premises.
Brahmacharya / celibacy is recommended (to conserve lifeforce / sexual energy).
Please choose clothes that respect the Indian and yogic tradition of men and women: no bare shoulders (spaghetti straps / tank tops), no low necklines or shorts / hot pants, no transparent clothes. Women who wear leggings: please keep your backside covered, especially in public.
Please do inform us in advance, if you expect visiting friends or relatives during your course. Outside visitors are not allowed for overnight stay.
Practice equipment (matts, meditation pillows) is provided by us for the duration ofthe course and shall not be removed from yoga hall.
Participants who don't comply may be dismissed from the course.
Airport Pick up / Drop:
Delhi airport pick or drop, each way USD 60.
Dehradun airport pick or drop, each way USD 15.