Yoga Holidays & Retreats with Debbie Avani & Clare Harford


 

10 day Yoga Retreat to Rishikesh, India

17th to 27th March 2019

Debbie and Clare

Join Debbie and Clare on a Yoga Retreat in the Himalayas in the Yoga Capital of the World - Rishikesh. Staying in a beautiful family run boutique retreat hotel with deluxe accommodation and swimming pool, yoga studio and ayurvedic spa with an amazing Organic Café serving everything from smoothies, juices and real coffee to vegan and gluten free dishes galore.


HotelThis hotel is real a sanctuary only a few minutes walk from Laxman Jhula an iron suspension bridge across the holy river Ganges, Temples, Sadhu's and Ashrams.

We offer a full yoga programme and will guide and orientate you around Rishikesh, organise Pujas and Arati ceremonies on the Ganges, a dance performance and visits to local sages.

Included is 10 nights Bed and Breakfast, airport/hotel transfers from Dehradun airport, a welcome and farewell meal to include a dance performance by Ramana's Garden Orphanage, Full yoga programme and local walkable visits, pujas and ceremonies.

Twin or double shared accommodation £780 per person 
Single occupancy accommodation £1,200 per person
Deluxe Suite double occupancy * £1,600 (£800 per person)
* Only three Suites available

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The remaining booking fee is payable by bank transfer in 2 instalments in September 2018 and January 2019.
Flights, Visas, Travel Insurance (which is compulsory) are NOT included in the price.
Non-refundable deposit payment via PayPal.



Optional Day and half day trips to sacred sites in the Himalaya.

We have organised some very special trips that we feel are very auspicious. Each are costed separately below, and we would need to confirm numbers by final payment in January 2019, so you have until then to decide, book and pay.

See below for details and bookings

Trip 1. Full day with Early start. Sunrise over the Himalaya from Kunjapuri Temple

Kunjapuri Devi Temple is a sacred temple and one of the 52 Shakti Peeths. It is believed Kunjapuri is the spot where the chest of Sati had fallen. Situated on the top of the hills, the temple can only be reached by climbing 80 steep steps. The view from the top is simply breathtaking and offers a panoramic scene of the Himalayan peaks to the North and Rishikesh, Haridwar and the Doon valley to the South. After our time at Kunjapuri we journey to a wonderful plateau above a typical Himalayan Hill Village. There will be the option to trek there or be driven a shorter walk away from the plateau where we will guide you in yoga and meditation. We will have time to soak in the view and peace and eat our packed lunch here before heading back to the hotel for early afternoon.

Trip 1
The cost for this trip is £40 per person and includes airconditioned transport, a local guide, packed lunch and plenty of water.


Trip 2. Half day Morning trip to Vishishta's Cave on the Ganges.

Trip 2

Leaving the hotel shortly after lunch we will be driven by airconditioned mini bus to the banks of holy river Ganga, away from the crowds of Rishikesh town. where there is a very peaceful place known as Vashishta Gufa (Cave). Located about 25 km away from Rishikesh, it is popular among visitors for deep meditation. It is One Of The Primeval Caves where the greatly revered Vedic sage Vashishta meditated. The cave has an ancient 'Shivalinga' (phallic form of Shiva) and is taken care of by the neighbouring Purshottamanand Ashram. The ashram and the cave are surrounded by beautiful Gular trees. After our cave visit we will offer you a meditation by the stunning river Ganges and some time to contemplate or indeed, if you wish, take a dip in the refreshing sacred waters here. After which we will drive back to the hotel in time for lunch.

The cost for this trip is £20 per person and includes air conditioned transport and plenty of water.


Trip 3. Full day trip to Devprayag.

In Sanskrit, prayag means 'confluence' and Devprayag stands for 'holy confluence'. Devprayag is the confluence of two holy rivers. According to religious scriptures, Devprayag is one of the five important holy confluences. Rivers like Bhagirathi, Alaknanda & the mythological river Saraswati (flowing underground) meet to from the River Ganga. Religiously, the site is very sacred and holds immense significance among Hindu followers. It is believed that Lord Rama and the King Dushratha did penance here. There is an ancient temple of Raghunathji built above the confluence with massive rocks. It is believed that the temple was built more than ten thousand years ago. Devprayag is also hugely blessed with divine natural beauty and showers tourists with its serenity.

Trip 3
The cost for this trip is £40 per person and includes a local Guide, airconditioned transport, packed lunch and plenty of water.