Diverse yoga retreat in the ashram in Rishikesh

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The spiritual place Rishikesh is located on the holy Ganges at the foot of the Himalayas. Framed by forest and mountains, the village consists of a colourful collection of temples, ashrams and yoga schools. Every day pilgrims come from all over India to take a holy bath in the Ganges and take part in the ceremonial ceremonies. Baba ji’s (holy men) sit in deep meditation on small rocks on the bank of the Ganges, glowing candles float on the river for the fire ceremony every evening and Hindu prayers and mantras sound from everywhere.

The lived spirituality is contagious and very quickly one becomes a part of it and develops an intensive yoga practice in a structured everyday life.

In this wonderful energized place is the Parmath Niketan Ashram, one of the oldest and largest ashram complexes in Rishikesh and located directly on the banks of the Ganges. Despite the size, the ashram is a wonderful oasis of calm with many gardens and green areas, temples and yoga halls.

Here all aspects of yoga and spiritual life are brought together into one unit and the two daily yoga lessons are a wonderful combination of asanas, pranayama, mantra, mudra, philosophy and meditation, in which the focus is brought to the inside and often magical moments arise.

The ashram offers a good framework for a healthy yogic lifestyle with a regular daily routine, delicious and vegetarian dishes, yoga lessons and ashram events, such as the morning fire puja (prayer), the famous Arti (light) ceremony on the Ganges, satsang (exchange) Singing with the spiritual leaders of the Ashrams Pujya ji and Svadhvi ji and Kirtan.

This retreat is suitable for those who want to delve deeper into their own yoga practice, experience Indian yoga and experience the conscious life of a yogi in an ashram for two weeks.


Day 1 (Sa) Independent arrival from Germany

Day 2 (Sun) Arrival in Delhi and transfer to the hotel / flight to Rishikesh and entry into the ashram.

You will be met by us at the airport and taken to the hotel. After some rest and relaxation, our journey to Rishikesh continues by flight (1 hour) to Dehradun (1 hour transfer). In the evening we arrive for dinner at the Ashram. (Overnight in Ashram B / L / D)

Day 3 (Mon) to 14 (Fri) Yoga retreat in the ashram

We enjoy the next 12 days in the ashram with daily morning meditation, two yoga classes, the fire ceremony, three healthy yogic meals and an evening ashram program. (Kirtan, Satsang, Singing Bowl Concerto)

For the morning and afternoon there is a varied, daily changing offer consisting of Ayurvedic massages, yoga workshops or excursions. (Overnight in Ashram B / L / D)

Daily program (subject to change):

  • 5: 00-6: 00 a.m. – Morning prayers and own meditation practice on the Ganges (voluntary)
  • 6: 00-8: 00 a.m. – Yoga class with asana practice, pranayama and meditation
  • 8: 00-8: 30 a.m. – Yagna fire ceremony
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Leisure / excursions / workshops / massages
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Having lunch
  • 2: 00-3: 30 p.m. – Leisure / excursions / workshops / massages
  • 3.30pm-5.30pm – Yoga class with mantra chanting, philosophy, gentle asanas, relaxation, meditation
  • 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Ganga Arti, light ceremony
  • 7: 00-7: 45 pm – Satstang
  • 8:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • Afterwards evening program and free time (kirtan singing, relaxation exercises, meditation)

Day 15 (Sat) departure

We can either take a flight or the train back to Delhi. Then independent departure from Delhi.

There is also the option of taking part in a subsequent yoga trek or visiting the holy city of Varanasi.

Included services

  • If you arrive early or late departure) 1 x hotel room with breakfast in Delhi (double room)
  • German-speaking travel companion
  • Total transport with 2 domestic flights
  • Ashram in Rishikesh:
  • 14 x nights in a double room with attached bathroom
  • 3 x daily healthy, vegetarian meals
  • 2 x daily yoga classes
  • Participation in ashram activities (Kirtan, Chanting, Fire Ceremony, Meditation)
  • Daily changing offer of workshops, Ayurvedic massages (1 x included) and excursions in Rishikesh
  • filtered water
  • Visa
  • International flight
  • unmentioned meals


Prices and dates

(Also possible as a one-week retreat with a previous five-day yoga trek in the Himalayas and visit to the mountain village of Daramshalas or subsequent seven-day yoga trek in Uttarakhand)

02.04.2022 – 16.04.2022

As a group trip from 4-16 people: 1450 € in a double room

Single room surcharge: € 200

Also possible as a private trip all year round

Travel info


The yoga lessons are suitable for all levels and ages, but can be very demanding both physically and mentally.
Here, please take ownership and get out of the attitudes at an early stage.

More information


Please make sure that your clothes cover your shoulders and knees. White clothing can be comfortable during the retreat.

Kurtas, wide, loose trousers or leggings are recommended.

Suitable clothing can also be purchased cheaply in Rishikesh.

The Yoga Lessons

Sarah will teach the yoga classes. Every now and then the teachers of the ashram will also teach or we will visit teachers in other ashrams.

The classes are characterized by traditional yoga and a combination of asanas, pranayama, relaxation, meditation, mantra, mudra and philosophy. All levels are welcome.

The Journey and Guide and Yoga Teacher

The journey is accompanied by Sarah Appelt. She herself has been living in India for several years and is a trained and 1000+ hour certified yoga teacher and experienced tour guide. She knows India very well and will help you to understand and get to know Indian culture.

Furthermore, she will give some yoga lessons and lead workshops and accompany you on the excursions.

At the same time, Sarah can be available during the retreat in case of translation and mediation problems.

The journey begins and ends in Delhi at the international airport.

Workshops, massages, leisure and excursions

During the day there is a varied offer that you can choose to take part in.

Overall, you included an Ayurvedic massage.

Included excursions:

  • Day hike to Neelkhant Temple
  • Excursion to Kunjapuri Temple with optional hike down to Rishikesh
  • Visit the Ganga Arti at the Triveni Ghat
  • Excursion to Haridwar
  • Visit Vashishta Meditation Cave
  • Holy bath in the Ganges

Offered workshops and lectures (among other things, desired topics are possible):

  • make your own mala
  • Vedic chanting
  • Lecture: the eightfold path
  • Lecture: Different Yoga Paths
  • Chakra workshop
  • Bhakti Yoga Workshop

What to bring

  • Loose and light clothing (knee and shoulder covered, preferably white or bright colours)
  • a scarf
  • thick socks
  • Sweater
  • Flipflops
  • Towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (sunscreen) and small medical equipment (in Rishikesh you can get everything)
  • Passport (copy), credit or debit card, some cash in your currency (approx. € 50-100),
  • Mobile phone, camera, charger (no adapter), maybe laptop
  • notebook, writing material
  • a lot of curiosity and excitement

  • 5

    Rishikesh Ashram- Thank you!

    10.11.2018 from Christiane

    Hello Sarah, I am now back home and have to get used to the fact that there are no cows on the street (I miss them a bit :-) ) Thank you again for taking care of everything so great! That made my entry into India very easy and I will definitely return to this crazy, great country one day. Then I like to come back to you :-) Dear Greetings Christiane

Diverse yoga retreat in the ashram in Rishikesh

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