7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh

7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat In Rishikesh, India

This 7 days intensive Breath & Pranayama Retreat aims to guide aspirants to reveal their deeper layers of the mind and cultivate a harmonious lifestyle.

Breath & Pranayama Retreat Highlights

  • Karma-yoga and daily mantra recitations
  • Daily yoga asanas classes beginning to intermediate levels
  • Daily shat-kriyas (six channel purification exercises),
  • Breath awareness and pranayama practices
  • Introductory study of prana and vayus as taught in Sankhya, Yoga and Vedanta philosophies
  • Instructions into relaxation and meditation practices
  • 6 nights’ accommodationNote: For an AC room please inquire from the School)
  • Healthy nutritious vegetarian three meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Excursion to the adventurous activities including nearby holy shrines and temples and tracking in the Himalayas

Breath & Pranayama Retreat Highlights


This Breath & Pranayama Retreat is designed and perfect for the students who;

  • are either fresh beginners or beginners with basic knowledge of pranayama practices,
  • wish to go through a deep and intense life changing experiences yoga,
  • are looking for a complete detoxification from their life through yogic wisdom, science and practices,
  • are entirely dedicated and focused to become a professional pranayama guide,
  • wish to get an exposure to India culture and its spiritual values

Breath & Pranayama retreat will help to restore balance into our lives, resolve our inner conflicts, enables total excellence and allows us to fulfil our potential to become complete human beings. Often misunderstood to be simply a set of physical exercises, Yoga philosophy transcends all ritualistic religion and can be practiced by anyone.
Apart from the breathing and pranayama practices the students can participate in sessions on Pratyahara (internalisation of sensory inputs), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) processes drawn from the Patanjali Yoga Sutras – ancient Yogic doctrine that aims to integrate our body, mind, heart and souls for complete living.
Twice daily group Yoga sessions and one daily Meditation session are included in the stay for all guests. For guests who would like to delve deeper into the ancient spiritual tradition of yoga, a Yoga retreat is structured carefully to allow them to experience not just the physical aspects of Yoga but also Karma Yoga (selfless work), various Yogic kriyas, and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) besides some rejuvenating massages, community service, etc.

Breath & Pranayama Retreat Course Curriculum


Breathing & Pranayama Practices

  • Establishment of diaphragmatic breath
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
  • Different practices of pranayama: nadi shodhana, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari and brahmari

Benefits or pranayama practices

Satkarma or Cleansing Exercises

  • Jala-neti
  • Sutra-neti

Practice Relaxation & Preparation for Yogic Sleep

  • Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
  • Relaxation in daily life
  • Sequence of relaxation practices
  • Tension & relaxation exercises
  • Systematic relaxation exercises
  • 31 points relaxation exercise


  • What is meditation & what is not?
  • Meditation in daily life
  • 2-5 minutes meditations
  • So-ham mediation

Mantra chanting

  • Intro to mantra science
  • Morning prayers & Evening prayers
  • Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras

Hatha Yoga Asanas

  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations)
  • Types of yoga asanas – standing, sitting, backward bending, forward bending, spinal twisting, fire series, inversion, shavasana etc.
  • Yoga asanas benefits

Typical Daily Schedule

05:00am : Wake Up!
06:00 – 06:15 : Karma Yoga & Mantra chanting
06:15 – 07:00 : Shat-kriyas & Pranayama practices
07:00 – 08:30 : Warm-up exercises, joints and glands following hatha yoga asanas
08:30 – 10:00 : Breakfast and free time
10:00 – 11:15 : Yoga Philosophy
11:15 – 12:30 : Yoga anatomy & physiology workshops
13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch
14:30 – 15:45 : Teaching Methodology/Ayurveda/Practice Teaching
16:00 – 16:15 : Tea break
16:15 – 18:00 : Astanga Vinyasa sessions
18:30 – 19:30 : Dinner and free time
19:30 – 20:30 :
Guest lectures/Satsanga/Meditation/Audios and videos/Self-
study/Inner dialogue
21:00pm : Go sleep!
It is advised that you arrive at the yoga school one day before the course starts.

Upcoming Dates for Breath & Pranayama Retreat


This Breath & Pranayama Retreat is usually held on 24th30th of every month throughout the year. In February, it is on 22nd – 28th. So you can apply for any month in advance. Our upcoming Breath & Pranayama Retreats are on the following dates:

Available All Year Round

24th – 30th January Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India
22nd – 28th February Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India
24th – 30th March Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India
24th – 30th April Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India
24th – 30th May Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India
24th – 30th June Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India
24th – 30th July Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India
24th – 30th August Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India
24th – 30th September Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India
24th – 30th October Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India
24th – 30th November Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India
24th – 30th December Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India