Yoga in the Himalayas
Yoga in Rishikesh
In Rishikesh there are numerous temples and ashrams, some historical and some newer ones. The city attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists from India and western countries every year. There are many Yoga schools, most of which have a very long tradition. Rishikesh has the reputation to be the "Yoga Capital" of the world. Hindus believe that through meditation in Rishikesh and bathing in the sacred river Ganges, they can find the way to salvation (Moksha). During the 1960s, the Beatles and other western musicians visited Rishikesh to meditate.
Accommodation and Yoga program for our participants in Rishikesh is at Parmarth Nikean Ashram, one of Rishikesh's finest Ashrams, which offers views over the holy river Ganges. The rooms retain the simplicity of ashram life, while being equipped with the necessary modern amenities such as fans, private bathrooms with hot and cold running water and western or Indian toilets. Vegetarian Meals are provided at the Ashram.
Monday to Friday, natural cure and Ayurvedic treatment are also available on the premises. In addition, there are frequent special cultural and spiritual programs given by visiting revered saints, acclaimed musicians, spiritual and social leaders and others. All staying guest are welcome to participate in the daily activities.
Sample Daily Schedule:
7:30 – 8:00 am Meditation – Yoga Hall Top Floor
8:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
4:00 – 5:00 pm General yogasana & Meditation – Yoga Hall Top Floor
5:00 – 5:30 pm Meditation – Yoga Hall Top Floor
6:00 – 7:30 pm Ganga Havan and Aarti – Shankar Bhagwan Ghat on the holy banks of River Ganges
Yoga in Cochin/Kerala
Meditation - Spiritual School in Cochin/Kerala
Location: Various locations - See Text
Accommodation: Various accommodations- See Text
Price: In Tab "Rate"
Yoga is an ancient Indian philosophy and describes the spiritual path unifying the individual with the universal by means of asceticism and meditation. The term Yoga comes from the ancient language Sankrit and means “unification”. The highest aim of Yoga is the soul’s independence and liberation from the physical body, desires, passions and affects: in Sankrit, that is “Atman”. As a result, inner peace, balance and integration of all levels of the human personality are accomplished.
Yoga in the Himalayas (Chrysalid Camp)
Yoga in Rishikesh
Yoga in Cochin
1 Person 315 EUR; 2 Persons 270 EUR per person (Single Occupancy + 20 EUR per person)
1 Person: 175 EUR; 2 Persons: 130 EUR per person (Double Room; Single Occupancy: + 20 EUR)
Price includes: 16 hours Yoga/week, Accommodation as booked, Airport transfers for arrival and departure to/from COK Airport.
1 Person 305 EUR; 2 Persons 260 EUR per person (Single Occupancy + 20 EUR per person)
1 Person: 165 EUR; 2 Persons: 120 EUR per person (Double Room; Single Occupancy: + 20 EUR)
Price includes: 9 hours Yoga/week, Accommodation as booked, Airport transfers for arrival and departure to/from COK Airport.
1 Person 325 EUR; 2 Persons 275 EUR per person (Single Occupancy + 20 EUR per person)
1 Person: 190 EUR; 2 Persons: 130 EUR p.p. (Double Room; Single Occupancy: + 20 EUR)
plus 20 €/person/week
surcharge for rooms with air conditioning - 60 €/week/room
Each extra week: 290 EUR per person
Accommodation in Cochin
Guest House in Cochin:
Accommodation at the Himalayas
Guest House in Palampur
Kayakalp Spa and Therapy Centre in Palampur
Interns of Physiotherapy and Ayurveda at Kayakalp can stay at Kayakal's Basera dorm rooms for 650 Rs/night incl. full board and Yoga.
Chrysalid Outdoor Learning Centre
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In Rishikesh, there are a number of temples and ashrams (religious hostels), both historical and built in recent times. The city attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists, both from India, as well as from western countries. It is home to several yoga centers, in keeping with an age old tradition. Rishikesh therefore, has the reputation of being the "yoga capital" of the world. Hindus believe that meditation in Rishikesh, as well as a dip in the holy river Ganges, leads them closer to salvation (Moksha).
Our Coordinator in the Himalayas
Our coordinator in Maheshu, Dharamshala and Rishikesh is Vikas and his team from the Chrysalid Oudoor Camps. In Palampur, we work with Atul, a guide.