7 DAYS BREATH & PRANAYAMA RETREAT
7 Days | Beginner
The 7 days Breath and Pranayama Retreat at Yoga Vidya Mandiram in Rishikesh, India centre is held over a duration of 7 days and 6 nights. While this retreat explores the practices of pranayama as the highlight of the program, the curriculum also integrates yoga asana, relaxation and meditation practices on a daily basis to bring balance into students’ practice. For asana practices, our school focus on Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga styles of asana.
Students will go through 6 days of training with 1 rest day per week. On this rest day, our school organizes a half-day excursion for students that may involve visits to one of the sacred sites in Rishikesh. The rest day usually falls on a Sunday, but may be shifted to a weekday to avoid tourists and traffic during high season in Rishikesh. The excursion would be a visit to either Vashishtha Cave, or Kunjapuri Temple. Excursion may shift to a different destination in specific circumstances. Excursion organized by school is inclusive in the course fee and the destination would be selected by school.
Accommodations, meals and excursion during the retreat are inclusive in the course fee as mentioned in more detail below.
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7 Days Breath and Pranayama Retreat is suitable for those who….
- Are either fresh beginners or beginners with basic knowledge of yoga
- Wants a short break from a busy and fast lifestyle to refresh and balance the body and mind
- Are interested in learning breathing and pranayama techniques to practice in daily life
- Are looking for a balanced lifestyle through yogic wisdom, science and practices
- Are yoga teachers who wants further guidance or deepen their pranayama practices
- Are registered RYT and wants to collect Continuing Education (CE) training hours
7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India: Course Curriculum
- 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
- 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
- Intro to mantra science
- Morning prayers & Evening prayers
- Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras
- 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
7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India : Daily Schedule
This 7 Days Breath and Pranayama Retreat is one of our 7 day yoga retreats with a half-day visit to a sacred site. During this yoga teacher training, you will be provided with three vegetarian meals, including afternoon masala tea. We encourage the students to go sleep early before 10pm as that is conducive to the yoga retreat. Here is the typical daily schedule for 7 Days Breath and Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India at our School Yoga Vidya Mandiram:
Typical Daily Schedule
|05:00 – 6:00||:||Wake Up!|
|06:15 – 06:30||:||Mantra chanting|
|06:30 – 07:30||:||Session I – Shat-kriyas & Pranayama practices|
|07:30 – 09:00||:||Hatha-Yoga (Classical)|
|09:00 – 10:00||:||Breakfast and free time|
|10:00 – 12:00||:||Session II – Breath & Pranayama (Theory & Practice)|
|12:30 – 13:00||:||Karma Yoga (Seva)|
|13:00 – 14:30||:||Lunch|
|14:30 – 16:00||:||Self-Study / Self-Practice|
|16:00 – 16:15||:||Tea break|
|16:30 – 18:00||:||Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga|
|18:00 – 19:00||:||Relaxation (Yoga Nidra) & Meditation Practice|
|19:00 – 20:00||:||Dinner|
|20:00 – 21:00||:||Self-Study / Free Time|
|21:00 – 22:00||:||Go to Sleep!|
|* Schedule is subject to changes without prior notice.
Note: The first day of the course will start at 10.30am and last day ends before 12pm noon (Check-out time).
7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India : Course Dates
This Breath and Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India starts on the 2nd and 24th of every month throughout the year. So you can apply for any month in advance. Our upcoming course dates are on the following dates:
|Course Date||Course Name||Book Now|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th January||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th February||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th March||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th April||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th May||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th June||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th July||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th August||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th September||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th October||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th November||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd–8th & 24nd–30th December||7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India|
7 Days Breath & Pranayama Retreat in Rishikesh, India: Course Fee
|Accommodation Type||Price Per Person|
|Shared Twin Room||US$ 450|
|Private Single Room||US$ 500|
Book Your Seat: A minimum of US$ 100 advance deposit is required to secure your seat for the course. The remaining course fee is due on arrival at our school reception.
Advance deposit is strictly non-refundable. However, your advance deposit amount can be retained for rescheduling, only if applicant makes a request 7 days before the program start date. Please read details under Refund Policy.
School Policy & Code of Conduct
By signing and booking for your course at Yoga Vidya Mandiram, you are acknowledging that you have read, agree and accept our School Policy and Code of Conduct. Please go through our School Policy and Code of Conduct thoroughly.
Downgraded our accommodations for an upgraded (more authentic) experience at Yoga Vidya Mandiram 7 day pranayama retreat. Guided by the most warm, gentle and caring souls I have ever met. This place now truly feels like a second home. I’ve taken away a newly founded sense of self and a deeper understanding of what yoga really is. In the west yoga is something you “do,” here I learned yoga is something you “be”. The ancient wisdom of yoga is powerful. 🙏 to my instructors for being a guiding light towards a place of peace. Until we meet again, Namaste ✨ .