Spiritual Ayurveda Immersion Retreat

“Vardan Foundation” : An AYURVEDA, YOGA AND SPIRITUALITY 1 WEEK Retreat In The Lap Of Nature In Rishikesh

EXPERIENCE AND DIVE INTO THE OCEAN OF BLISS AND CONSCIOUSNESS TO REDISCOVER YOURSELF

Welcome to your Spirituality Immersion Yoga Retreat amidst the powerful Himalayan mountains and holy Ganges river of Rishikesh, India! Immerse yourself in a 7 day spiritual pilgrimage, set amidst the powerful peaks of the Himalayan Mountains. Rishikesh is the Yoga capital of the world and the gateway to the Holy Ganges. There truly is no better setting for a week of Ayurvedic healing. Our spiritual journey began the moment we did. As we get older and experience more of life, it’s not uncommon for some of us to become detached from our spirituality.

In just 7 days, we will experience a deep emotional and physical healing, and support one another back onto our true spiritual path. Take a deep dive into the ancient practices of Ayurveda with lessons from an Ayurvedic doctor, taught within a traditional ashram. Discover a range of yoga practices, which, combined with the transformational Happy Jack Yoga system, will help you to tune into your mind and body, and understand the power that can be harnessed when you connect the two.

Located in India’s spiritual playground, you’ll have numerous opportunities to explore different spiritual practices, or relax as the breeze drifts down the valley, setting temple bells ringing as it passes by. Meditate on the exquisite banks of the Ganges River, or wander through the lush, forested hills that frame the town.

Leave a more empowered and enlightened version of yourself, back on your path and with the tools of heart, body, mind and spirit interconnected and ready to guide you.

Ayurveda yoga and spiritual retreat by Vardan Foundation is a unique opportunity with tremendous antiquity to connect with your true inner being.

The retreat is offered under the Unique and Auspicious guidance of Ayurvedacharya Dr. Harsh Agarwal, a Well-known name of International repute and highly respected in the field of Ayurveda and Yoga Consultation and Spiritual Healing. Dr. Harsh holds the Graduate Degree in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery. He is also a Certified Yoga Teacher with over 1,750 Hours.

In the diverse nature of programs offered by Vardan Foundation, the participants get to experience the inner dimension of life with the Twin sciences i.e. Yoga & Ayurveda through Spiritually rich Pranayamas mudras, meditation and healing practices and will take the rich and surreal experience and long to keep returning back to us.

We will visit and explore together some Himalayan Caves, Temples, Shrines and places with high spiritual values, where one can feel high vibrations of very positive cosmic energy to get energized and to feel bliss of a pure state of awareness.

Every participants will get an opportunity to be initiated into MANTROSPARSH - An ancient yogic practice to get a proper alignment with physical and energy body. By repeating this simple and enriching 20 minutes practice every day, one can observe the benefits in outer world with a stress-free living and by being more productive and energetic as well as maintaining one’s inner peace and calmness. This is one of the major highlights and We highly recommend it to our participants.

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daily yoga practice
  • Daily meditation
  • 7 days of pure bliss in Incredible India
  • Ganga Aarti experience
  • Three nourishing vegetarian or vegan meals a day
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Excursions to places of natural and cultural wonder
  • Time to relax, explore and share your experience with others
  • Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Initiation into Mantrosparsh - An ancient yogic practice
  • Hatha Yoga Sessions
  • Spiritual Movies / Lectures
  • Nada Yoga
  • Mantra Chanting Healing
  • Spiritual Kirtans
  • Yogic Philosophy
  • Yagnas – The Fire Ceremony
  • Breathing Exercises and Pranayama
  • 3 Satvik (Vegetarian) Meals / Day
  • Darshan of Himalayan Caves, Shrines, Temples having high spiritual values
  • Day-long Tour of Rishikesh to let our Guests experience Cheap and Best Shopping in Town
  • Skill Levels

  • Beginners to intermediate
  • Yoga Styles

  • Ayurvedic Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Dhyan Yoga
  • Mantra Yoga
  • Nada Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Accommodation Highlights

  • Stay in a comfortable room at Vardan Foundation : An ideal place to stay at a very peaceful, out of Hustle-n-Bustle of the Crowded City in the lap of Mother Nature in the Valley of Mountains and nearby waterfall and rivers, which are at a stone’s throw distance to experience small Nature-trails.
  • Options for Single and Double rooms depending upon one’s Needs
  • Wifi is available at Common Places
  • Hot Water
  • Vardan Foundation : An Insight To The Inner Fabric

    The Main objective of our foundation is to spread the ancient knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda to achieve the ultimate goal of life and enable all-n-sundry to lead a life, full of high values and peace.

    These retreats offers an approach towards our inner journey to experience the life in its fullest potential. The teachings and spiritual processes are offered during the sessions have the traditional value and help connects one with one’s roots.

    Yoga is a science of living consciously, where one can feel that he is not merely a frozen sculpture, but that He has the ability to think. Once you are connected with the source of life, you feel everything around and inside you becomes joyful and blissful without any reason. Yoga is a science to unfold all the inner and hidden potential of a human being. Its an interesting journey to experience yourself, rather than to be told.

    The objective of these retreats is to give you a glimpse of real meaning of life or to experience something higher which is beyond our physical and psychological structure.

    Visiting some places with higher spiritual vibrations, where you can feel more energized and joyful as you feel a strong connection with these places. It could be a Mountain, a Cave, a Church or a Temple or a River or the any riches offered by Mother Nature. In Indian Culture & Traditions, this journey is known as Pilgrimage. We will explore some of these Himalayan places together to ensure this to be an experience, you’ll remember throughout your life-time.

    As our social responsibility towards the Society and with noble intent to give back something to our beloved man-kind, we also do some Charity Work. For this is our way to say Big Thanks to God Almighty for giving us an enriching and fulfilling Life and We’re also getting an opportunity to touch needy lives and perform these activities as a part of karma yoga like dispensing the free medicines to Poor and Needy or offering the Books / Clothes to Poor and bright students. Helping the Poor Girl Child by adopting them for their studies / Marriages / Job-aids etc.

    CURRICULUM

    The curriculum is based upon the traditional and practical knowledge of Ayurveda and Yoga, having its roots emanating from Guru Shishya Parampara {Spiritual Master and Disciple tradition}

    Curriculum includes different types of Yoga practices and Spiritual teachings along with Ayurveda Meditation and other healing practices. The course includes Yoga asana classes to increase your blood circulation and flexibility. Also release of tension and relax physically. The guest will be guided through a very basic level of yoga pranayama practice, which will help them to relax mentally. The retreat also includes outing to nearby interesting locations, so that the guests could feel free and at home and enjoy the learning time completely.

    Apart from the Yoga Asanas, Pranayama - the understanding and regulating of your breath, and meditation, you will also learn the Basic Concepts of Yoga and the lifestyle. It will teach you to integrate your body, mind, and consciousness for complete living.

    YOGA RETREAT SYLLABUS

  • Yoga asanas practice
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • Yoga poses not only purify and help to heal the body, But also helps control, calm and focus the mind. Yoga Asanas will be practiced two times a day on Daily basis. Hatha yoga is practiced during the yoga classes.
  • YOGA PHILOSOPHY

  • Yoga retreat includes basic yoga philosophy sessions which provides knowledge about origin of yoga.
  • PRANAYAMA AND MEDITATION

  • Pranayama and meditation session is very helpful for practitioners to attain inner peace in life. Now-a-days, Everyone is so busy and they feel there is no time to stop and meditate. But, meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused.
  • AYURVEDA AND DIET

  • Ayurveda has stood for the wholesome physical, mental, and spiritual growth of humanity around the world. Today, it is a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humors
  • Daily Scheduled Activities Tentative

    7:00 Wake up
    7:30 Fire Ceremony / Worship
    8:00 Yoga
    9:15 Breakfast
    10:00 introduction Ayurveda/yoga /mantra chanting/
    11:30 Theory Yoga
    1:00 Lunch
    16:00 Ayurvedic Tea
    16:30 Yoga Session
    18:30 Dinner
    19:30 Spiritual Movies, Meditation, Kirtan, Self-Study etc.
    7:00 Wake up
    7:00 Wake up

    Excursions

    Visiting Himalyan Caves, Shrines, Temples etc

    Instructor

    Dr Harsh Agarwal, BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery), Certified Yoga Teacher & Practitioner.

    Retreat Location

    The location is far from the crowded city in the lap of nature. Taxis can be arranged at nominal price to visit the city easily.

    Nearby Places and Optional Activities

  • Kunjapuri Temple
  • Neelkanth temple – An Ancient Shrine of Lord Shiva : The God of Destruction in Hindu Mythology
  • Water Falls
  • Bilvkeshwar Temple
  • Triveni Ghat
  • Ram Jhula
  • Laxman Jhula
  • Ganga River Rafting
  • Trekking
  • Jungle Safari
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Air Safari
  • Dehradun Airport is merely 45 minutes drive from us. (Pick-up / Drop-off / Other services can be arranged on request and advance notice).
  • Special Add-Ons

  • One-on-One Ayurvedic Consultation with Dr Harsh Agarwal (Not included in the price & depends upon the availability)
  • Panchkarma Detoxification and Herbal Therapy after consultation (Not included in the price & depends upon the availability)
  • Satvik Cooking (Taught by Ms. Arti Agarwal – Not included in the Price, Available upon special request for Min. Batch size of 2 pax)
  • 1 WEEK AYURVEDA COURSE WITH 90 MINUTES THEORY AND PRACTICAL SESSION (Not included in the price & depends upon the availability)
  • Special workrkshops on pulse diagnosis marma therapy and aroma therapy etc (Not included in the price & depends upon the availability)
  • Food

  • You will be provided with three Satvik (Organic and Vegetarian) meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) everyday.
  • THE FOLLOWING DIETARY REQUIREMENT(S) ARE SERVED AND/OR CATERED FOR:

    Vegetarian
    Ayurvedic
    If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organizer when making a reservation

    Inclusion

  • 6 Nights’ Accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Filtered water, herbal tea and snacks one time
  • Daily Yoga Classes
  • Daily Meditation Practice
  • Daily Pranayama and Breath Awareness Practice
  • Daily Mantra Recitations
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Local Sightseeing and Pilgrimage Tour
  • Participation Certification from Vardan Foundation
  • Exclusion

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional Meals and Activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Air-conditioned room charge
  • How to Get There?

    ARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE: Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. You can also take a taxi ride which is hardly 45 minutes ride to the centre.
    ARRIVAL BY BUS: You can easily get nice tourist buses from Delhi which takes around 6-7 hours.
    ARRIVAL BY TRAIN: The nearest train station is Haridwar located at the distance of 26 kilometers. There are many trains from Delhi to Haridwar every day.
    ARRIVAL BY TAXI: From Delhi or Dehradun or Haridwar, Taxi service is easily available to Rishikesh.

    Cancellation Policy

    A reservation requires a non refundable deposit of 30% of the total price..

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