Retreats in India - Sadly the Indian retreat experience is on hold due to Covid-19, until we are safely able to travel again internationally.

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  • Retreat details
  • About Rishkesh                                                                                                                          
  • Suggested intineraries



Come along and explore a new corner of India on the Rishikesh Yoga Retreat

After many years of retreats in Pushkar, Rajasthan, we are now heading to the foothills of the Himalaya.

Ten day Yoga Retreat: Risikesh, India 

Dates: 17th November to 27th November,     

Cost: $2,750

  • Travel with Maryann to deepen and enrich your yoga practice    
  • Small exclusive groups giving you great access your teacher,
  • beginners and experienced students welcome
  • Two yoga classes each of the seven yoga days
  • All yoga equipment supplied

Rishikesh truly is a place like no other. It is a small town by the River Ganges, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Indians and foreigners alike flock here for the fresh mountain air and the laid-back vibe. You’ll meet all sorts of interesting people just walking round, from crystal healers to laughter therapists, and even the regular locals have a special, otherworldly vibe about them. It’s slow moving and somehow relaxed, it’s spiritual, but not just in the traditional sense of the word. No matter who or what you believe, and even if you’re not spiritual in the slightest, you’ll still feel the magic of this place.


Our hotel in the Tapovan area which is above Lakshman Jhula (a bridge over the Ganges). Our accommodation and yoga room are within the hotel, so there's no where you have to go. You can come to relax, rejuvenate, do yoga, meditate, read, write, trek, white water raft or simply to practice the art of doing nothing...… A lovely place to spend time.    

The rooms are well presented and clean and come with an ensuite,. Wifi is available. Breakfast is included each day of your stay. There are 6 dinners also included.

'This retreat is an amazing opportunity to travel to India, I have found the chance to practice yoga in India an enriching experience both emotionally and physically. My aim is to make your journey the experience of a life time. I hope you will join me.' Maryann

The Retreat

You will be met at the airport in Delhi up to two days before the official starting date, and the group will travel to Rishikesh together. 

Day One, is an early morning start on the train to Haridwar, then by taxi to Rishikesh arriving around 1pm. Day Two, is a rest day and gives you time to familiarize yourself with Rishikesh, to settle into the accommodation and to recover from the journey. The seven-day yoga course starts on Day Three. Day Ten is a rest day. Or if the group decides we can have a rest day in the middle of the retreat.


We have two yoga practices daily catering for all levels of experience. Timings may vary slightly to suit the group, normally there is a morning practice and an afternoon practice. However, we may miss a couple of the afternoon practices so we can part take in the Ganga Aarti at the Ghats – a daily ritual of respect to the river – is not just a way of worship but also an occasion for everyone to congregate. The ceremony with massive lamps usually begins at sunset, which is about 6pm, and goes on for an hour.


Numbers are limited to ten and the retreat will only run if sufficient bookings are taken. Places will be allocated to those who pay first, and bookings will not be taken after the end of September. Participants are required to book and pay for their own flights and travel to Delhi including their transfer from the airport to the hotel, food and accommodation whilst in Delhi and onward travel from Rishikesh after the retreat is finished. Participants must also arrange their own travel insurance.

For participants travelling from Australia there may be an opportunity to gather before departure to meet your fellow travellers.

About Rishikesh

Flowing down through the Himalayas, the Ganga River here is a very different sight compared to further South. It’s clear and blue and beautiful, clean enough to swim and even bathe in.

No matter what direction you turn, you’ll always see the Himalayas out of the corner of your eye, and boy, what a sight they are. Set aside an hour or two, take a small hike up to some of the waterfalls and look out to the rolling green mountains surrounding you.

The throbbing heart of Rishikesh lies on and between the two suspension bridges over the Ganges, known as Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula. The whole town is considered to be sacred and it’s believed that meditation there leads to salvation.


Suggested Itineraries after the Retreat finishes

Maryann is available to help you decide where to go to next and happy to offer suggestions for your onward travel after the retreat finishes.

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