YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT @ IYMS
Looking for a getaway from the busy corporate lifestyle, IYMS Rishikesh has the perfect getaway planned for you. Our 7 days Yoga and Meditation retreat is a perfect break from your busy lifestyle into the Vedic east. Start your mornings with Pranayama, boost your body and mind with a Yoga session, relax during the day, meditate in the afternoon and give your body another boost with one more Yoga session in the evening.
7 days of traditional Indian vegetarian food, stay in a traditional ashram, reciting vedic mantras, doing Yoga in its most original vedic forms, our 7 days retreat is an experience of a lifetime and our students keep coming back for more.
WHY RISHIKESH IS THE BEST PLACE FOR A RETREAT?
Rishikesh is the Yoga capital of the world, the place where the great saints and scholars came to further refine their learnings and experience their inner self. The place is filled with aura of such saints and sages, a few hours on the bank of river Ganga(Ganges) will rejuvenate your soul and the spiritual places of solitude will help your become ekkagra(focussed on your meditation). Rishikesh is a 100% vegetarian town with spirituality in the air, it has a legacy of thousands of years and our ashram is a testimony to it.
If you are looking for a retreat to enjoy and relax you can go to any part of the world, but if you looking for a place to rejuvenate your chitta(inner self), there is no better place than Rishikesh.
BENEFITS OF YOGA RETREAT AT IYMS
We offer retreats at Avdhoot Ashram, an ashram with decades of heritage and a huge following in India & abroad of Avdhoot ji maharaj. The ashram, is in itself a great offering that no one else can offer. When you enter the ashram, you will feel the great vibes which are a result of years of tap(devoted efforts) done by the gurus.
IYMS offers great gurus who are not only learned scholars but they also follow the acharan(behaviour) of a sadachari yogi(Yogi with great character). Our Yogis do not indulge in any form of tamasic activities and are committed towards Yoga and spirituality. The Yogis not only offer you great learning lessons but they also lead you into a spiritual life by sadachar(Ideal behaviour).
Learn the right Uccharans(pronunciations)
A retreat in IYMS not only ensures great learning but it also ensures right learning. A retreat in most parts of the world emphasis on what they make you learn while at IYMS, we focus on what you learn. We make sure that whatever you learn here, is correct, and you take it with you for your life.
Hassle free travel & Stay
At IYMS, we offer free airport pick and drop facility for convenient travel and a single room accommodation for a great stay. We ensure that you have a pleasant stay, so you give your undivided attention towards the retreat.
7 DAYS YOGA RETREAT
“The perfect getaway from your busy life”, we don’t promise you to teach Yoga, we don’t promise you to enlighten you, as it is a short period of 7 days, but we assure you that we will plant the seeds of Vedanta so deep that you will be ever curious to explore more and more into Yoga and Spirituality. Most of our students come back for a 30 day retreat once they see the transformational change in themselves. A 7 day retreat is a ‘taster’ a small spoon of this huge cup, just to give you a flavour of Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama.”
Things in your Fees
- 6:00 AM : Time to wake up
- 6:30 AM : Pranayama & Purification Session
- 8:00 AM : Ashtanga Yoga Session
- 9:30 AM : Breakfast
- 10:00 AM : Philosophy & Anatomy of Yoga
- 1:00 PM : Lunch
- 3:15 PM : Afternoon Meditation Session
- 4:15 PM : Evening Tea
- 5:30 PM : Hatha Yoga Session
- 7:30 PM : Dinner
- 10:00 PM : Lights Off
Batches & Fees
|Course Date||Course Fee (USD)||Booking Fee (USD)||Enrolment|
|15th Sept – 21st Sept||300||100|
|15th Oct – 21st Oct||300||100|
|15th Nov – 21st Nov||300||100|
|15th Dec– 21st Dec||300||100|
|15th Jan – 21st Jan||300||100|
|15th Feb – 21st Feb||300||100|
|15th Mar – 21st Mar||300||100|
|15th Apr – 21st Apr||300||100|
|15th May – 21st May||300||100|
|15th Jun – 21st Jun||300||100|
|15th July – 21st July||300||100|
|15th Aug– 21st Aug||300||100|
At IYMS, we understand that every student needs privacy to relax as they want in between the classes. In order to facilitate students, we only allott single room accommodation to students. There is an option of double sharing, if two related students join the program and want to save USD 75 each. We do not allow unrelated students to share the room.
The food is cooked and served with love, with lots of fruits, veggies, and gourmet Indian taste, our students love the food. We prepare food with vegan methods and serve items having milk and nut separately to ensure that students with allergies do not suffer during the program.
We provide free pick and drop facility from both Dehradun Airport and New Delhi Airport. Travel time from Dehradun Airport to Ashram is approx 30 minutes while travel time from New Delhi Airport is approx 8 hours.
FREE STUDY MATERIAL
We provide you with all your study needs. Yoga mat, Netri pot, a kit bag, books, notebooks, pen and pencils etc. are all there for you. You do not need to bring anything to attend the classes.
FREE PORTFOLIO DESIGN
The students take their photographs and we arrange a few photoshoots to ensure that we provide a portfolio at the end of the program. It helps you in applying for job as a Yoga teacher.
There are helpline phone/whatsapp numbers given to students before they leave for India for both Delhi and Dehradun Airports and we to ensure we are there to assist you when you land in India and do not have mobile connectivity.
FREE YOGA KIT
The students do not need to bring in anything for the class when they are travelling from abroad. We provide the complete Yoga kit, study materials, notebooks, and stationery as well.
FREE SIGHT SEEING
There are three all expenses paid trips every month from the ashram where we arrange for the students to enjoy a few nearby sites like waterfalls, caves, temples on top of mountains etc.
Ashram provides free Yoga T-Shirts in summers and hoods in winters to students which they need to wear while coming to the class. In case a student wants an additional T-Shirt or Hood, they can take it from the ashram at a price of INR 300 for T-Shirt and INR 600 for the hood.
The ashram follows a very strict daily routine and the courses are designed to bring in transformational changes in every student. The students are expected to stick to the Dincharya (Daily Schedule) of the ashram. The students are expected to ensure that they also stick to the Achar-Rasayan and do not consume anything tamasic during the program to experience the intended changes during and after the Course.
We use traditional Yogic methods and discourage all apbhrans(Modified forms) of Yoga. The students must understand that the derived forms do not have a vedic(Ancient) scientific origin. They are great exercise forms but Yoga is beyond the physical self.
IYMS is a school of Yoga and Meditation. We welcome students from all cultures and encourage diversity. However, one has to give up all their tamasic activities like eating non-vegetarian diet, drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes or any other substance. Intoxication of any form will get you expelled with no refunds.
IYMS follows a single entry date system to ensure that all students enter the program together and end their programs on their respective dates. The programs start on 15th Day of every month. We have a flexible fee system with scholarships in summer batches, we never give discounts or rebates in any case( Indian & International). All students in a batch pay the same uniform fee as given on our fees & dates page.
The students can cancel their booking and get 90% refund on the booking amount till 30 days from the date of start of course. They can transfer their booking to another month or another student upto 15 days days from the date of start of the course. In such cases, the students would have to pay the fee for the month they are transferring their booking to instead of the originally booked fee.
I did my yoga teacher training here. The quality/price ratio was very good, especially since I have heard much worse things about other places. The teachers were great, the food was awesome and the atmosphere was nice at the ashram. Of course, there were times/days when all those things weren’t as good but there are always up and downs, that’s part of life.
I had successfully completed the 200 Yoga Teacher Training gaining my teaching certificate. I had truly an incredible – life changing month at the Avdhoot Ashram and have learned a huge amount in such a short period of time. I had also grown as a person both physically and mentally. I am very confident in my asanas and get into poses deeper than ever, and my mind seems sharper and more focused. I am ever so grateful to my incredible teachers Vikas, Siddhant, Vicky and Vipul, and of course to YMYS for all that I had learned. Namaste.
IYMS is a great place with supportive people. From airport pickup to every Yoga class you feel the personal touch in everything. The food, the people, everything is just wonderful. If you are planning to send someone to India for Yoga, it’s the best place. The ashram is located in the city and you can easily go to any place you want as there are a lot of tuk tuk that can take you anywhere.
Lovely, knowledgeable yogis at IYMS who put you and yoga above all else as priorities in teacher training. In-depth studies available here at an unbeatable price. Rishikesh is considered the World Capital of Yoga…unbelievable cultural and natural sites to explore including the nearby sacred Mother Ganges River as well as waterfalls, meditation caves and more. Totally heartwarming experience. Please say hello and namaste to IYMS’ Yogi Vivek when you visit…one of the best laughs and senses of humor that you might ever encounter on this planet we call home.