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Yoga Retreat: Rishikesh - Home of Yoga
Rishikesh Uttarkhand India
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See and experience India they way few people ever do. Come to the home and heart of yoga in Rishikesh. Rishikesh, which translates as town of sages, is in the foothills of the Himalays with jungle on one side and the Gange river on the other, and for 1,000’s of years has been the home of saints and sages. We will stay in the amazing Parmarth Niketam ashram right on the Gange in simple (but clean and safe) rooms. We'll have delicious vegetarian meals plus lots of yoga, ayurvedic treatments, sightseeing and more will be included.

We begin our trip with 2 days in Delhi, staying in Old Delhi by the ancient Chandni Chowk market, a centuries old center of of shopping filled with narrow streets and merchandise of every description. We will visit the Red Fort and a Jain temple and an optional side trip to see the Taj Mahal in Agra can be arranged for a few extra dollars.

After that we leave for Rishikesh in the Himalayan foothills and stay in one of the most peaceful towns in the world.

The trip will focus on Ayurvedic healing, including 7 days of Panchakarma - the most amazing treatment you will ever have. Panchakarma is the Ayurvedic de-tox process that will clean you out - body, mind and spirit. We absolutely fell in love with it. Every day for 7 days you will receive a 60 - 75 minute sesame oil massage, special treatments for your skin, ears, eyes, nose and more, all prescribed by the Ayurvedic Doctor, and a steam bath to cleanse you inside and out. You will feel (and look) years younger; with energy and vitality you forgot you had. Ask us about Shirodhara!

We will also have the opportunity to practice yoga every day, see wonderful sights in and around Rishikesh, explore neighboring towns, go river rafting in the Gange, sing in the evening by the Ganga as part of the nightly Aarti ceremony, and mingle with yogis from around the world. And yes, there will be shopping too. There is plenty to see and do in Rishikesh/Lakshman Jhula and the area.

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