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Authentic Self Yoga Retreat

Chrissy Wilson // Rishikesh/ Himalayas, Northern India

In short

Our Northern India retreat is perfect for those wanting to deepen their yoga practice, explore the yoga capital of the world, connect with mother nature and awaken the spirit of adventure.

You will see a diverse overview of this magical land as we travel to different locations. Starting in Rishikesh and moving to guest houses and tents among remote villages in the Himalayas.

We will immerse ourselves in this beautiful country rich in culture, nature and religion. Visit some of the holiest places on earth and trek through the breathtaking Himalayas.

We will take adventures both on and off the mat, feed our tummies with fresh local ayurvedic foods and live on the edge of our comfort zone.

This retreat will provide every component you need to reset, reconnect and nourish your soul.

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Inclusions

  • Daily yoga
  • Aarti fire ceremony
  • Guided shopping tour
  • White water rafting on the Ganges
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • 2-3 meals per day
  • 4 nights in Rishikesh hotel
  • 5 nights camping & glamping
  • 7km Trek to Lake Deoria Tal
  • 6km Trek to the highest Lord Shiva Temple in India (Tungnath temple)

In depth

Let the Journey Start

 
 

Namaste, from Chrissy Wilson, your retreat host.

Day 1

Welcome to Rishikesh the Yoga capital of the world. As you arrive in the foothills of the Himalayas you will be greeted by the mother Ganges and a cup of chai. Relax, unwind and put your bags down and feet up as we prepare you for the next 10 days of retreating. Yoga and group dinner.

Day 2

Let our practice begin. Morning yoga followed by a healthy breakfast. Let's hit the incredible town of Rishikesh, walking tour through Lax Manjula followed by a tour through the ruins of the Beatles Ashram. After a day of exploring there will be yoga followed by group dinner.

Day 3

Awaken with the sun. After breakfast we set off by bus to the foothills of the Himalayas. During our drive we will stop along the way and later arrive in the traditional Hindu village. On arrival we will take a short trek into this magical location. Evening yoga, dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 4

Welcome to village life, the simple life. Enjoy your morning yoga practice with sounds of mother nature, followed by breakfast. Learn how the villagers live off the land, collect cattle food and prepare their own meals. Village lunch and rest followed by evening yoga and dinner.

Day 5

A day to explore. Wake up with the sun and enjoy your morning yoga practice, followed by breakfast. Today there is an option to hike to the highest point of the village or unwind and relax with the locals. Group lunch from the land and rest followed by evening yoga and dinner.

Day 6

To the Lake Deorial Tal we go. After morning yoga and breakfast we depart the village with the blessings of the local people for Chopta Valley (2 - 3 hour Drive). After reaching our new camp we will meet for yoga, a campfire and group dinner. Over night stay in glamping sytle tents.

Day 7

As our mind starts to open, our body will follow. Early morning breakfast with an optional 7km hike to Lake Deoria Tal situated at 2,500m. Enjoy your packed lunch along the way. After returning back to our camp we will meet for yoga, a campfire and group dinner. Over night stay in glamping sytle tents.

Day 8

Can we get much higher. After breakfast today, an optional trek to the Highest Lord Shiva temple in India, 4000mts. After we reach the summit, we will stop at Tungnath temple for a chai and some time to reflect. Later we will enjoy our final night in the Himalayas under the stars with yoga, campfire and group dinner. Overnight stay in glamping-style tents.

Day 9

As we leave the mountains, the memories will remain with us for a lifetime. After our morning yoga practice and breakfast together, we make our way back to Rishikesh. Lunch along the way before arriving at the start point for rafting and rafting down the Ganga for the final 10km back to Rishikesh. Check into our hotel and enjoy a group dinner.

Day 10

A day to relax and enjoy all thing Rishikesh. Rejuvenate with a sleep in and your retreat closing yoga circle. Enjoy your included massage and spend the day as you wish, collect some last-minute gifts, visit an ashram and meet the group for an evening Aarti fire ceremony on the river Ganges. Final dinner as a group.

Day 11

It's time to say goodbye. Enjoy our last breakfast as a group, and according to your flight schedules, we chauffeur you back to the airport. Fly to your future destination with the sweet memories of Mother India. Blessing to you all.
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The Host

Chrissy Wilson

Chrissy Wilson is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher, E-RYT 500. My teaching journey began only because I  wanted to deepen my own practice and understanding of yoga. Little did I know, it would lead me on my path to owning a studio. I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years, teaching for 10, and a studio owner for 5. Additionally, I have done yoga teacher trainings, emphasizing the importance of authenticity in the teaching of yoga, finding one’s own, unique voice. I believe our journey of finding our true, authentic self is the essence of our existence, and is brought to our awareness through our life experiences and interactions with others.

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