Living Consciously Yoga and Meditation Retreat Program

Duration: 7/10 day

Upcoming 7 or 10 day Yoga and Meditation Retreat Rishikesh

Date Topics Retreat Fee
04/10/2017 YOGA AND MEDITATION RETREAT     
07 DAY FEE- $800
10 DAY FEE- $1000 
21/10/2017 KRIYA AND KUNDALINI YOGA RETREAT
07 DAY FEE- $800
10 DAY FEE- $1000

 

Consciousness is the great unexplored realm of life. Orientation of teaching and education in modern age is mostly to externalize our awareness and identify with the world of senses and objects. We are never taught how to internalize, explore and deepen the understanding of ourselves. As a result we constantly experience dissipation of mental and emotional energies, restlessness, de-vitalization, stress and lack of purpose in life.

Meditation is a potent tool to explore and harmonize the various fabrics of our consciousness and life. It equips us with an incisive and positive perspective to understand and participate in life events with greater control and creativity. Living Consciously Meditation retreat program is developed to explore and experience both theoretically as well as experientially, the various time proven techniques of meditation sourced from authentic traditions of yogic system. This program is suitable for all aspirants of yoga, meditators, Yoga teachers and therapists.

Features of Yoga and Meditation Retreat; Rishikesh

Intention:

yoga and meditation retreat rishikeshThis is a 100-hour meditation retreat program designed to provide everyday tools to assist you in dealing with your mind and its complexities. It is also an opportunity to set aside time for yourself, and discover your true nature. The Retreat will be a beautiful and rhythmic blend of asanas (Yogic postures), pranayama (Hatha yogic breathing), mantras, meditation and pre-meditation techniques sourced from tradition of Tantra, Upanishads, Raja yoga and Kriya yoga.

Focus of this retreat program is to study and experience the process of meditation systematically with incisive insight into the philosophical, psychological and therapeutic dimensions of meditative process. This entire program will deepen the understanding of yoga aspirants, teachers and therapists about various techniques of meditation and will equip them with sound knowledge of philosophical background of yogic system.

Approach:

Meditation as widely understood is not a set of techniques or ritual rather it is a state of experience of evolved mind. It is a phenomenon which happens as a byproduct of Yogic journey. A holistic or integrative approach of yoga is recommended to actualize this state of consciousness and potential of evolved mind in meditative state through various techniques of Hatha yoga such as Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Shatkriyas as well as time proven techniques of Raja yoga, Mantra Yoga and Kriya Yoga.

Outcome:

Experience of retreat will culminate into a sound and authentic understanding of Yogic system as well as deepening of awareness and experience of meditation; to aid one to live life consciously and mindfully.

Exploration of various meditation techniques will enhance and enrich the understanding and teaching of aspiring teachers and therapists and will add a new perspective to their class teaching.

Highlights of Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh

  • For this retreat program there will be an option to join the course for 7 days for those who have time constraints.
  • On arrival following retreat accessories will be provided to the participants:
  1. A set of yoga books:
  2. Set of Meditation CDs:
  3. Laminated Papers of Mantra Chanting
  4. Note Pad and Pen
  5. Yoga T-Shirts
  6. 1 Rudraksha Mala (108 Small Beads)

Inclusions of Practices in 7 day Yoga and Meditation Retreat Rishikesh

Timing Practices Duration
6.30-7.00 Herbal Infusion 30 mins
7.00-9.00AM

Hatha Yoga (asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha)

Session will start every day with Shanti Path, 32 Names of Durga chant 4 times followed by Asana, pranayama, Mudra and Bandha session.
Asana (Hatha Yoga Postures)

  • Pawanmuktasana Series-1 (Anti-Rheumatic Series)
  • Pawanmuktasana Series-2 (Gastro-Abdominal Series)
  • Pawanmuktasana Series-3 (Abdominal-Pelvic Series)
  • Vajrasana Series
  • Standing series
  • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation)
  • Backward Bending series
  • Forward Bending series
  • Spinal Twisting Series
  • Inverted Asana Series
  • Balancing Series

Pranayama (Hatha Yoga Breathing Techniques)
Mudra (Psychic-energetic gestures)
Bandha (Energy locks)

2 Hours
10.30-11.30 AM

Workshop on philosophical foundation of meditation
Theory session

  1. Introduction to Yoga Philosophy: Definition, subject-matter, historical sketch, branches.
  2. Philosophy of Hatha Yoga: Definition, subject-matter, metaphysical background, classical texts, aspects, purpose (in light of Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
  3. Aspects of Hatha yoga: (Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Shatkriya) Purpose, Significance on physical, mental and energetic (pranic) levels
  4. Philosophy of Raja Yoga (in reference to meditation): Concept, metaphysical background, subject-matter, Patanjali Yoga-Sutra, key aspects, purpose 
1 Hour
11.30-12.00

Q/A

30 mins
12.00-1.00 PM

Workshop on Preparatory techniques of Meditation
Practical session

  • Pre-Meditation Asana
  • Pre-Meditation Breath work
  • Nadi shodhana Pranayama (Psychic Network Cleansing Technique)
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama (Frontal Brain Cleansing technique)
  • Bhastrika (Bellows Breath-Preparatory)
  • Bhastrika (Alternate Nostril)
  • Bhramari (Humming Bee breath)
  • Sheetali/Sheetkari (cooling breath)
  • Ujjayi (Psychic breath)
  • Khechari Mudra (Tongue lock)
  • Nasikagra Drishti (Nose tip gazing)
  • Prana Mudra (Invocation of energy)
  • Vazroli Mudra (Thunderbolt attitude)
  • Sahjoli Mudra (Spontaneous psychic attitude)
  • Jalandhar Bandha (Throat lock)
  • Moola Bandha (Perineum contraction) 
 

1 Hour

3.30-4.00

Herbal tea

 
4.00-5.00PM

Antar-Anga Yoga Workshop (Theory of Meditation)
Theory (Talk)

  1. Principles, Techniques and stages of Pratyahara
  2. Theory of Yoga Nidra
  3. Theory of Kaya-Sthairyam
  4. Theory of Antar Mouna
  5. Theory of Ajapa Japa
  6. Theory of Trataka
  7. Principles, Techniques and stages of Dharana
  8. Theory of Antarakasha and Chidakasha Dharana
  9. Theory of Hridyakasha Dharana
1 Hour
5.00-5.30

Q/A

 
5.30-7.00PM

Workshop on Classical Meditation Techniques
Practical session

  • Kaya-Sthairyam (Technique of Mind-body steadiness)
  • Yoga Nidra (Psychic/Trance sleep)
  • Ajapa Japa (A spontaneous meditation on mantra)
  • Antar Mouna (Mindfulness of thoughts)
  • Antarakasha Dharana (Meditation on Inner space)
  • Chidakasha Dharana (Technique of Visualization)
  • Chakra Shuddhi (Awareness of Chakras with Mantra)
 

90 minutes

10 day program will contain the following topics in addition to the contents shown above for 7 day retreat-

10 day Meditation Retreat program

Timing

Practices 

Duration
6.30-7.00 Herbal Infusion  30 mins
7.00-9.00AM

Hatha Yoga (asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha) 

Session will start every day with Shanti Path, 32 Names of Durga chant 4 times followed by Asana, pranayama, Mudra and Bandha session.

Asana (Hatha Yoga Postures)

·         Pawanmuktasana Series-1 (Anti-Rheumatic Series)

·         Pawanmuktasana Series-2 (Gastro-Abdominal Series)

·         Pawanmuktasana Series-3 (Abdominal-Pelvic Series)

·         Vajrasana Series

·         Standing series

·         Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

·         Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation)

·         Backward Bending series

·         Forward Bending series

·         Spinal Twisting Series

·         Inverted Asana Series

·         Balancing Series

Pranayama (Hatha Yoga Breathing Techniques)

Mudra (Psychic-energetic gestures)

Bandha (Energy locks)

 

2 Hours

10.30-11.30 AM Workshop on philosophical foundation of meditation

Theory session 

1.Concept of Kundalini yoga: concept of Chakras, Nadi-system, Tattwas, Yantra, Mantra, Mandala, brief outline of Tantra philosophy, five pranas, five Koshas and symbology of Chakras.

 

1 Hour

11.30-12.00

Q/A 

30 mins
12.00-1.00 PM

Workshop on Preparatory techniques of Meditation

Practical session 

·         Moorcha Pranayama (Swooning pranayama)

·         Bhoochari Mudra (Gazing into nothingness)

·         Akashi mudra (Awareness of inner space)

·         Uddiyana Bandha (Abdominal Lock)

 

1 Hour

3.30-4.00

Herbal tea 

 
4.00-5.00PM

Antar-Anga Yoga Workshop (Theory of Meditation)

Theory (Talk)

1.       Theory of Dehrakasha Dharana

2.       Theory of Pancha Tattwa Dharana 

1 Hour
5.00-5.30

Q/A 

 
5.30-7.00PM

Workshop on Classical Meditation Techniques

Practical session 

·   Chakra Shuddhi (Awareness of Chakras with Mantra)

·   Hridyakasha Dharana (A technique to harmonize Heart centre)

·    Pancha Tattwa Dharana (Meditation on Five elements)

 

90 minutes

 

Accommodation

Your accommodation will be at our serene and exquisite venue of Pyramid café. Pyramid café is one of the most popular venues for traveler perched on the hillside in Rishikesh. Our yoga hall is located on the top floor and has 360 degree panoramic view of the river Ganges and the forest.  Your rooms will have 24/7 wifi network available with round the clock assistance and security.

Food

Food served during the retreat program is balanced vegetarian food. The selection of food is based on ayurvedic principles to suit and balance your Doshas. There will be three meals (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) and two herbal infusions served every day during the program.

Course fee-

Our retreats are offered at a very reasonable fee of $800 for 7 day and $1000 for 10 day program inclusive of class teaching, food, accommodation and spiritual sightseeing. To book the seat in advance you need to pay an advance non refundable fee of $100 for retreat program. Remaining amount needs to be paid upon arrival.

To reserve your place, please visit: http://www.aditattva.com/book-now/