Top 25 Meditation Retreats in Rishikesh

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Nullify the noise within you. Replace it with a feeling of peace. Peace that is long lasting, and not fleeting by nature. Let that peace awash your being. Let its ripples tickle your soul. Let it caress you in its assuring hug – the kind of hug you get from a close one, who meets you, after a long time. Let it leave its imprint on your soul or play the flute in the most calming note your ears have ever heard. Just, allow!

But, how and where should you go to find that peace? The answer lies in the meditation retreats of Rishikesh. Why Rishikesh, you may ask? It’s because the air of this holy town is charged with spirituality. Every particle here glows with divine energy. The Himalayas and Ganges here reverberate with sacred buoyancy. So do the meditation retreats that are located here. Carve your peace trail, and let peace be upon you, around you and within you – with a little direction from these Rishikesh based meditation retreats.

1. Him River Resort Tapovan, Rishikesh

Cost per day USD 161.3 | 12,015 INR

Him River Retreat Rishikesh lies at the median of snugness and luxury. The river resort is replete with numerous amenities and services that are sure to make your stay a comfortable affair. The river resort offers two styles of cottages for staying. One can either choose to stay in River View Cottage, which is a private luxury cottage that opens up to the enchanting views of River Huel and mountains, or opt for a traditional village style mud cottage with comfortable twin beds and en suite bathroom.

Both the cottages come with a balcony wherein you can stand to admire the views of the mountains or indulge in some bird watching. The river resort offers a Osho Dynamic Meditation Retreat with a purpose to unite your mind, body and soul.

Meditation retreat in Rishikesh is located next to the river with its gurgling water to keep you company. Cut through the unnecessary chatter and let the quietness and stillness take over your being. Observe your thoughts. Go for silent walks in the forest or attend a philosophy discussion to deepen your stillness.

The 4 Days Osho Dynamic Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh Organized by Him river resort Tapovan, Rishikesh includes

  • Daily silent meditation, philosophy class, and satsang
  • 3 nights stay in nature surrounded by mountains and close to River Ganges
  • Meeting the local people and experiencing their lives and way of living
  • Local village visits for cultural immersion
  • 3 daily organic vegetarian meals

COST USD 484 | 36,055 INR

2. The Bodhi Yoga Tapovan, Rishikesh

Cost per day USD 150 | 11,174 INR

Attending a Meditation retreat at The Bodhi Yoga, Rishikesh can open doors to your spiritual health. The yoga & meditation retreat at Bodhi Yoga helps the aspirant yogis to use yoga in a way so that they are able to channelize its countless benefits while realizing their bespoke needs.

The word Bodhi in The Bodhi Yoga is based on the word budh, which essentially means awareness. Interestingly, Bodhi is a Sanskrit and a Pali word loosely translated as enlightenment. However, it technically means an awakening. With an objective to facilitate a holistic awakening, Arvind Aditya (Arvind Rajput) founded The Bodhi Yoga Rishikesh.

Intrigued by yoga and spirituality since his childhood, Arvind decided to pursue this path of knowledge and wellness by becoming an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 yoga teacher. Bodhi in general is a fascinating concept which leads one to spiritual release by evaporating the disparities between the subject and object. The yoga & meditation retreat at The Bodhi Yoga Rishikesh is the first step in that direction. Spiritual health is aided by thoughtful meals made using fresh local seasonal produce.

The 4 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh Organized by The Bodhi Yoga Tapovan, Rishikesh includes

  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 1 daily yoga and meditation class
  • Classes on Hatha, asana, and pranayama
  • Mantra, chanting, and shatkarma courses
  • Visit to nearby temples and Ganga Aarti
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

COST USD 450 | 33,522 INR

3. PDI Ayurveda Raiwala, Rishikesh

Cost per day USD 135.2 | 10,071 INR

PDI (Prakash Deep Institute of Ayurveda and Yogic Sciences) Ayurveda, Rishikesh has been in existence since 2009. The centre was founded by Dr. Anil Kumar Mehta, an Ayurvedic practitioner. Dr Mehta is also the Founder Chairman and Medical Director of EISRA (European Institute of Scientific Research on Ayurveda)

The centre was started on the belief of helping an individual discover their hidden power/s through the means of education. They believe that the health of an individual can have a ripple effect in the sense it can create a positive effect at a societal level. The premises of PDI Ayurveda has facilities such as a library containing more than three thousand books on yoga and wellness, it also has a museum and a herbal garden containing various types of healing herbs.

Its ten days DNA Healing, Activation Yoga & Meditation retreat in Rishikesh helps eliminate the stoppage in the body through the process of bio re-genesis. The end goal of this program is to help one restore their original organic imprint for health to its supreme glory. To trigger the DNA, the practitioner is taken to a state of theta consciousness through the process of meditation.

The 10 Days Yoga & Chakra Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh Organized by PDI Ayurveda Raiwala, Rishikesh includes

  • Energy balancing by Chakra activation
  • Prakriti (body type) balancing by PDI Ayuryoga
  • Subtle level balancing by Tanmatra (subtle five elements) Healing
  • Consciousness elevation by Antra Maun (silence meditation)
  • Right / left brain synchronization by Mandala therapy
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 9 nights' accommodation

COST USD 1217 | 90,659 INR

4. Mighty Himalayas Camp Tapovan, Rishikesh

Cost per day USD 119.7 | 8,917 INR

Mighty Himalayas Camp by MHET intends to reduce the impact we consciously and subconsciously leave on the environment and on the places we visit. They curate expeditions in a way so that environmental degradation is the bare minimum. In order to do that, they take the participants on a lesser travelled route while maximizing their interaction with the locals.

MHET rishikesh organizes meditation retreats in the Himalayas to help you unplug. Some of the benefits of attending this meditation camp include renewed energy, rediscovery of self and owning your time. Designed by the yogis of Himalayas, these camps are held in wilderness with prior permissions from the forest department officials. They also benefit the local community financially in many ways.

The main focus of these camps is on meditation and pranayama, and not on yoga. Hence it is suitable for those who want to experience the deep meditative states firsthand in the realm of Himalayas. The camp also offers immunity boosting meals, herbal teas, and an immune boosting herb paste to keep viruses and other infection causing microbes at bay.

The 8 Days Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh Organized by Mighty Himalayas Camp Tapovan, Rishikesh includes

  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Kriya yoga and pranayama sessions
  • Learn how to cleanse and balance the Five Great elements
  • Ancient yogic techniques to calm your mind
  • Organic vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Ajapa Japa

COST USD 838 | 62,426 INR

5. Dev OM Meditation and Happiness Commune Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh

Cost per day USD 133 | 9,869 INR

Dev OM Meditation in Rishikesh was founded by Master Dev Om, who has been spreading the light of yoga and meditation across the world since he was sixteen. The yoga and meditation retreat at the centre is centred on four levels of mindfulness namely physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. All these forms are required to achieve a spiritual state of mind.

Master Dev Om is Himalayan yogi who has directly received training from the great Masters such as The Dalai Lama, Thich Nath Hanh (known as the father of mindfulness) and Mother Teresa. Before he was a yogi, Dev was running his software export business. He shut it down to embrace a spiritual way of life. For years, he meditated in the ashram of Maharshi Raman and Osho; before living in isolation for six years meditating in the dense Himalayan jungles. Dev has authored twelve books, created more than fifty guided meditations, and has undertaken training sessions across 36 countries.

The meditation retreat in Rishikesh will enable an individual to gain a deeper understanding of meditation, meditative energies, and different meditation techniques. The program includes sessions on passive – active dynamic meditation techniques, mindfulness meditation, seven chakra healing therapy, rhythmic breathing, and meditation techniques with happiness, sound vibrational healing and expressive dance movements and more. And as Master Dev says, “I am here to create fully aware Masters who can become true channels to spread the light of meditation in the World.”

The 10 Days Tantra & Chakra Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh Organized by Dev OM Meditation and Happiness Commune - Teacher Training School Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh includes

  • 5 meditation classes per day
  • Dance, sharing, and practice sessions
  • Learning meditations from different traditions
  • Learning to design one's own meditations and courses
  • 9 nights accommodation in one of the best Ashram in Rishikesh
  • Extensive live practice and learning from the Master
  • Worldwide meditation master certificate
  • All meals

COST USD 1197 | 88,822 INR

6. Om Sampoorn Yoga Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh

Cost per day USD 88.8 | 6,591 INR

Om Sampoorn Yoga in Rishikesh offers customizable yoga and meditation retreats to its practitioners. The centre is located in the lap of nature and provides a benchmark environment to help your spiritual ascension.

Founded by Rishikesh born and bred Yogi Vimal, the centre employs a mix of classic and contemporary methods for teaching. Yogi Vimal began his yoga education from Bihar School of Yoga, and later went on to study at the Sivanand Vednanda Academy, Rishikesh. He lived inside a cave for a year, eating nothing but a potato every day.

Om Sampoorn Yoga offers 18 days of self-discovery yoga and meditation retreat in Rishikesh along with a 28-day divine Ganga meditation and yoga retreat. The retreats lay emphasis on meditation techniques and asanas such as Shavasana and yoga nidra. They also include sunrise meditation sessions and a guided meditation session in the holy caves under the able direction of Yogi Vimal.

The 28 Days Yoga &  Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh Organized by Om Sampoorn Yoga Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh includes

  • 3 Ayurvedic massages
  • Daily Yogic philosophy Q&A
  • 2 daily yoga/pranayama/meditation classes
  • Meditation in sacred caves under the guidance of Yogi Vimal
  • 1 Welcome basket of seasonal fresh fruits
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • 3 Daily yogic meals

COST USD 2400 | 1,78,127 INR

7. Aadi Yoga School Tapovan, Rishikesh

Cost per day USD 101.3 | 7,546 INR

Aadi Yoga School, Rishikesh was established with a goal to share the traditional experience of yoga and meditation so as to enable its practitioners to follow an aggregate lifestyle. They welcome students belonging to different age groups and walks of life with open arms. They also teach people with medical conditions as they believe that everyone is born with some limitation. They know that no two individuals are the same; therefore they tweak their teaching as per the needs of the students.

Located in the serene spot of Rishikesh, Aadi Yoga School embodies the spirit of the holy town it is located at i.e. calm. They offer a 7 day meditation retreat involving a new meditation technique every day. Some of the techniques taught in the workshop include (but, not limited to) Dynamic Meditation, Kundalini Meditation, Nadabrahma Meditation, Vipassana Meditation, Atisha’s Heart Meditation, Third eye Meditation, Om Meditation, Gourishankar Meditation, Natraj Meditation, Mandala Meditation, Chakra Breathing Meditation, No-Dimension Meditation, Devavani Meditation and Yoga Nidra.

The 7 Days Yoga &  Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh Organized by Aadi Yoga School Tapovan, Rishikesh includes

  • 6 days of practice
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Daily guided meditation session
  • Daily pranayama and chanting lessons
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport pick-up

COST USD 608 | 45,292 INR

8. Shiv Yog Sthal Tapovan, Rishikesh

Cost per day USD 99.8 | 7,434 INR

Shiv Yog Sthal, Rishikesh opens up to the mesmerizing views of the mighty mountains. It is located nearby Ram Lakshman Jhula, and was started with a mission to make yoga accessible to everyone irrespective of their geographic affiliation.

Shiva Yog Sthal offers a week-long (seven days) yoga and meditation retreat, and a self-inquiry and meditation package to help you reset your being. The food here too is aligned with the principles of wellness and healing. Here, you will be served authentic Ayurvedic yogic food to help you correct your doshas (toxins).

Your mental toxicity will be also taken care of through the combined efforts of meditation, pranayama, and hatha yoga. An amalgam of these techniques will help you alleviate your stress, replenish your being and recharge the battery of your soul to 100%.

The 7 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh Organized by Shiv Yog Sthal Tapovan, Rishikesh includes

  • Twice daily Hatha yoga
  • Enjoy one day of sightseeing
  • Experience one day with Ganga Aarti
  • Daily pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided
  • You will have one day with a nature walk
  • 6 nights accommodation

COST USD 599 | 44,622 INR