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India Yoga RetreatsVisit the yoga capital of the world

Namaste.  Are you ready for your journey to India?
Yoga Cabin is hosting retreats in the North of India this coming Februrary & March 2018 and we want you to come along.  Imagine a comfortable retreat in some of the holiest places on earth.  Visit Rishikesh and enjoy a relaxed yoga retreat in the yoga capital of the world. See the sights, meet new friends and dive deeper into the rich tradition of Yoga in it's place of origin.

Continue on to Dharamsala for a soul searching retreat high in the Himalayan Mountains. In this retreat you will dive deep into yourself to explore what drives you, what holds you back and how to awaken to your true life purpose.  While in Dharamsala you will have the chance to experience Tibetan culture, beautiful nature,  participate in an Ayurvedic cooking class and come on a afternoon trip through the Kangra valley to a holy temple for a ceremony.  All this within an organized, hassle-free retreat where you will practice daily yoga, make great friends and nourish your soul.

Each retreat is one week long, so you can join one or both as they are back to back.  Make sure to reserve your spot in both if you want to come along for 2 weeks.  Since March is quite some time away you will first need to reserve your spot.  

October 2017, = 50% deposit due (non-refundable)
January 2018 = Remainder of the fee is due (non-refundable)  

Any deposit will not be returned, nor will the full payment when made at the time.  It may be a good idea to purchase travel insurance in case of any last minute emergencies.

While March 2018 is some months away, it is often the case that the earlier you book your flight the cheaper the rate.  There are direct flights with Air Canada to Delhi going from $1200 CAD when booked 3 months in advance.  Feel free to contact us for any help or recommendations when it comes to flying to India.

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Rishikesh feb 2018 01Come to the Yoga Capital of the world to immerse yourself on a yoga trip of a lifetime. Perfect for yoga lovers, spiritual seekers, and the curious at heart this is your chance to immerse into the culture and practice of yoga. This week in Rishikesh will help you dive deep within, while exploring the outdoors and colours of Indian lifestyle. Hassle free retreat in modern accommodations.

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What's included:

  • single accommodation (with private bathroom)
  • 3 Vegetarian Meals Daily (only for 6 days)
  • 2 Hatha Yoga Classes Daily
  • Meditation & Pranayama
  • Rishikesh Exploration
  • Group Energy Healing
  • Evening Arti on the Ganges
 

Schedule:

07:00 - 08:00 am     Meditation
08:00 - 10:00 am     Morning Asana Class
10:00 - 11:00 am     Breakfast
11:00 - 01:00 pm     Group Activity
01:00 - 02:00 pm     Lunch
02:00 - 04:30 pm     Free Time
04:30 - 06:30 pm     Evening Asana Class
07:00 - 08:00 pm     Dinner

Meals:

A light healthy satvik breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. Fresh fruit, porridge, Muesli and fresh curd, upma(south indian delicacy), toast, eggs, butter/honey, herbal tea, fresh juice will be served.

A buffet style lunch consisting of Delicate Indian dishes like lentils, papad ,raita (made with fresh curd), rice, chapatti along with fresh seasonal vegetables, soups and salads .

Dinner will be similar to lunch and will be served 6 days a week.

Info about schedule:

This schedule is a basic outline of the daily routine.  There will be changes and activities based on group interest and seasonal availability.

Activities include:

  • attending spiritual lectures,
  • kirtan,
  • concerts,
  • yoga festival activities,
  • Visiting shopping spots,
  • meditating at the Ganges
  • cooking courses and more......

Arriving to Rishikesh:

You will be responsible to cover your costs of transportation to and from Rishikesh.  Delhi, India is most travellers starting point in the North with flights arriving daily from all over the world.  Once you arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi we can arrange for a safe and private driver to pick you up and bring you to Rishikesh.  We will need all of your flight details in advance and you will be responsible for paying the driver upon arrival.  The cost of fare is appx. $80 CAD, and is 6 hours long.  Alternately you are also able to arrange a flight to Dehradun Jollygrant Airport, which is less than an hour drive from Rishikesh.  We recommend that if your flight arrives in the evening, you stay at an airport hotel and take the taxi the following morning with a pick up from the hotel.  It is safer to travel during the day due to visibility. 

Please note that India requires you to have a valid visa to enter the country.  Please make sure to arrange for your visa via your nearest embassy to avoid being stopped at the airport.

 
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Dharamsala march 2018 01Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, and home to the largest Tibetan community world-wide, Dharamsala (McLeod Ganj) is a magical place to explore n  ature, Buddhism, see the Dalai Lama, explore ancient healings and shop.  Immerse yourself in a guided retreat that will include regualar yoga, meditation and self-healing.  Learn about buddhism, volunteer at a grassroot organization or simply come, learn and breathe on this hassle free retreat.

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What's included:

  • single accommodation (with private bathroom)
  • Breakfast Daily
  • 2 Hatha Yoga Classes Daily
  • Ayurvedic cooking class
  • Self-Healing Workshops
  • Dharamsala Exploration
  • Group Energy Healing
  • Visiting Kangra Valley Temple for a ceremony.
 

Schedule:

07:00 - 08:00 am      Self - Practice Meditation
08:00 - 10:00 am      Morning Asana Class
10:00 - 11:00 am      Breakfast
11:00 - 01:00 pm      Healing through the Chakras - Group Healing Workshop
01:00 - 04:30 pm      Free Time
04:30 - 06:00 pm      Evening Asana Class

Meals:

A light breakfast is included with accommodation at Ram Yoga House in Dharamsala.  All lunch and dinners are your responsibility during this retreat.
McLeod Ganj has a variety of local Indian, and Tibetan restaurants along with several places that serve international cuisine.  Many health conscious vegan options are available and variety is abundant.  A typical meal in India should cost between $4-10.  Most places only serve Vegetarian food.

Info about schedule:

This schedule is a basic outline of the daily routine.  There will be changes and activities based on group interest and seasonal availability.<br>

Activities include:

  • visiting the Dalai Lama temple,
  • Taking a hike in the Himalayas,
  • Visiting shopping spots,
  • volunteering,
  • cooking courses and more......

Arriving to Dharamsala:

You will be responsible to cover your costs of transportation to and from Dharamsala.  If you are continuing on from the Rishikesh retreat or Teacher Training Course, transportation for the group will be arranged for an additional fee.  
Delhi is most travellers starting point in the North with flights arriving daily from all over the world.  Once you arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi you can take an overnight sleeper bus (10 hrs.) departing Delhi in the evening, or take a flight to Dharamsala  (Kangra / Gaggal) Airport.  The airport is appx. 20 Km from Dharamsala.

Please note that India requires you to have a valid visa to enter the country.  Please make sure to arrange for your visa via your nearest embassy to avoid being stopped at the airport.

 
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FAQ India:

  • Traveling to India for the first time?

    You may have heard many stories about peoples journey’s and experiences in India. Sometimes its hard to get a grasp of what to really expect when travelling to this massive country. Yoga Cabin has been there many times and can offer a few important tips to make the transition a bit easier.
  • What Happens when I arrive at the airport?

    All Yoga Cabin activities in India have the starting point of Delhi. You will need to arrange your flight here on your own. Once you have booked your flight and provide us with details, we will arrange for a private driver to pick you up directly at the airport to drive you to Rishikesh which is the starting point of all the programs. The driver will hold up a sign with your name and flight number so that you can easily identify him. The drive to Rishikesh is 6 hours and can be done at any time. We only use safe and reliable drivers and services and safety is not an issue. A good tip as well is to take out some Rupees from the airport atm. Some machines in India allow you only a maximum limit of 10 000 rp per transaction whereas the airport allows double that amount. Either way it is good to have some cash with you if you haven’t already converted your cash. When you arrive in Rishikesh you will be given your room and orientation of the retreat centre and surrounding area. If you are arriving before your scheduled program there will be a fee per room per night. Please contact for more information.
  • What should I wear?

    It is true that while in India is safe for travellers, it is wise to respect and follow local rules and customs. Women in India will be more safe if they are covered up. In metropolis areas these customs are not so strict, but it will be easier to travel being aware of local traditions. Women are to cover their shoulders, knees and cleavage. Scarves and shawls go a long way to make this easier. Also it is wise in order to avoid unwanted attention to wear loose non-form fitting clothes. During yoga practice you may wear leggings and tank-tops, but still be mindful about modest Indian customs. Buying clothing in India is relatively inexpensive and very accessible. Make sure you don’t fill up your suitcase completely.
  • What should I prepare before I leave?

    The most important thing to remember is to obtain a visa for India.  You must check your local Indian embassy application process and allow enough time for processing.  A tourist visa for Canadians applying in Canada is about 7-15 days.  Please allow enough time for the visa as you will not be allowed into India without it.

    It may be advisable to check with your local travel clinic about updating any necessary immunizations while travelling to India.  Sanitation in India can be a problem and many travellers’ illnesses like diarrhea are common.  Talk to your doctor about your upcoming trip and make sure that you are not experiencing any contradictory conditions to practicing yoga.

    If you are coming for a Yoga Teacher Training it is advisable that you have a regular yoga practice at least one month prior to the teacher training.

  • What should I bring?

    While in Rishikesh you will find that western comforts and products are easily accessible.  Being a major tourist destination, both local and imported products are available so if you forgot something at home you would likely be able to replace it.

    Helpful List:

    • power adaptor
    • few extra recent passport pictures
    • personal medications and treatments
    • notebook & pen
    • hand sanitizer
    • Roll of toilet paper
    • Good ear plugs
    • Backpack rather than suitcase
    • Clothespins and line – for hanging clothes
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Female sanitary products and/or enough supply of BCP
    • Always carry address and contact number for Hatha Yoga World
    • Make sure you have health insurance
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