Rishikesh is a beautiful spiritual city on the foothills of the Himalayas. The city is famous for its wonderful aura and friendly people, meat and alcohol are banned in Tapovan the heart of Rishikesh. All this makes it the ideal destination for a yoga retreat or yoga holiday.
Rishikesh has more than 450 yoga centres of all kinds so if you are looking for a budget yoga retreat in Rishikesh then this article is just for you. We have done all the homework for you, the list has been selected by our expert yoga holiday planners and has been sorted according to popularity taking into account the quality and quantity of reviews and web traffic.
Yoga Vidya Mandiram is located in the magical Himalayan valley of Rishikesh. The School draws inspiration and learning from the Himalayan yogis and the lineage of Sage Kapila, Hiranya-garbha, Patanjali, Swami Rama and his disciple Swami Veda Bharatiji. As a part of their charitable initiative, Yoga Vidya Mandiram school also organizes free medical camps and yoga camps for the underprivileged.
The most famous budget yoga retreat offered is a 3 Day Beginners Yoga, Meditation & Trekking Holiday which includes the following
- 3 daily vegetarian meals
- Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks
- Use of yoga tools during the course
- Local sightseeing exploration
- Introductory study of Yoga Philosophy
- Daily yoga and meditation sessions
- Daily pranayama and breath awareness practices
During this retreat, the students will be guided through a very basic level of understanding of yogic concepts along with trips trekking and hiking in the mountains. Yoga Vidya Mandiram also offers other retreats including Yoga Nidra Retreat, Transformational retreat and Ayurveda Retreat. It is a registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance USA that also offers 50hr to 500hr yoga teacher training.
Location: Tapovan, Rishikesh
Avg cost budget yoga retreat per day: US$ 33
World Peace Yoga School is a lively, vibrant and cutting-edge yoga-ashram located in Rishikesh. A portion of their student's tuition fee goes to the Seva Samadhi Trust, a non-profit organization created by Yogi Vishnu (founder) to empower women and fund schools in village areas.
The 3 Days Blissful and Exotic Yoga Retreats is the most affordable retreat offered by the centre which includes the following
- Satsang with a Yogi
- Daily Hatha yoga classes
- Daily pranayama and meditation sessions
- Enjoy a nature excursion and a tour of the Himalayas
- Ayurveda massage, Ashram tour and World famous Ganga Arati
- Daily vegetarian meals and herbal teas
- 2 nights accommodation
- Airport transfer
Whether you're a beginner or expert yoga instructor, the yoga retreat is the ideal praise to a calming holiday and self-transformation for everyone. The centre also offers a range of 100, 200, 300, 500 hours Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Kundalini Yoga accredited as per Yoga Alliance USA.
Location: Tapovan, Rishikesh
Avg cost budget yoga retreat per day: US$ 35