shanti, airy & light
There are 6 comfortable bedrooms in total. All have heater, airconditioning, comfortable beds (with duvet in winter) and are airy and light. Private bathrooms are attached, complete with hot shower and toilet. The ashram has different balconies which can be used. Some rooms have also a private balcony. Besides there is also a roof terrace to enjoy the sun, the moon and the stars.
The Yoga Shala is on the upper floor, the treatment room where all Ayurvedic treatments are held, too.
The dining room is down next to the kitchen.
Rishikesh is situated in the Himalayan foothills and on the banks of the Holy river Ganges. It’s about 24 km from Haridwar and well-known for its history. For thousands of years many Holy men (Rishis, Sadhus and Yogis) have been living and performing their yogic practice (sadhana) here.
These intense meditational practices combined with the magnificent vibrations from the Himalaya and Ganges definitely make this a special spot on Earth. It is a great place to nourish the soul and uplift your consciousness.
"My friend and I traveled to India for the first time from the United States. We weren't sure what to expect and wanted an authentic ashram experience. After reading rave reviews, we decided to stay at the Himalayan Yog Ashram. We both were completely blown away by the genuineness of the staff and the experience as a whole. The meditations led by Ram still ring in my ears during my practice at home. I wish he had a Podcast so I could continue to hear his words on a daily basis. His mastery of understanding the challenges of our lives we left at home with career, relationships, family, and self was crucial. Ram is perfect blend of spiritual leader and mentor, while embodying compassion and understanding for a life outside of an ashram in the western world. The staff works together as a team to deliver life changing meditations, food, and a sacred space for connection and healing. This will not be last time visiting!"
- Bridgett (USA) -
Yes there are moments of Silence: from the morning meditation up till breakfast & during all meals and after 09.00 PM. In general we ask guests to speak less and stay as much possible in silence to tune within.
Yes, there is time for reading, reflecting, feeling inner and outer space. During your stay we strongly recommend to stay tuned within and therefor to not be busy with sightseeing, shopping etc. For the benefit of your practice going out in Nature is soothing. There is beautiful walk to the closeby waterfall.
Yes, we arrange transfers from Dehradun Airport and Haridwar railway station. Send us your arrival time and flight or trainnumber by email and we will arrange your pickup.
For domestic flight tickets please check www.make.mytrip.com.
NOTE: Transfers from Delhi Airport we do not arrange.
some suggestions in general
- comfortable outfits for yoga practice
- dark sunglasses (the sunlight is strong almost every day)
- mosquito spray (jun untill nov)
- small torch with batteries
- slippers and socks
- comfortable shoes for walking in the area
- a copy of your passport
We have yogamats, meditationpillows and meditation blankets.
specified per season
Dec - Jan - Feb
- layers of comfortable warm clothing:
- like woolen vest
- thermal underwear
- warm socks
- lighter clothing for daytime.
Mar –Apr – May
- spring and summer clothes
- something warm just in case (only in March)
- a capfor sun protection
Jun – Jul – Aug
- light summer clothes
- light raincoat and umbrella are recommended.
Sep – Okt – Nov
- spring clothes for morning and evening time (Oct & Nov)
- light clothes for daytime
- something warm, shawl & vest (Oct & Nov)
- a cap for sun protection
Yes, we have Monday as arrival day. This is the only possible day to arrive.
Checking in is possible from 12.00 noon till maximum 7pm. Check in after 7pm or before 12.00 noon is not possible.
Cancellation up till 30 days before your arrival day:
A credit-note will be issued for the unused deposit that may be applied towards another program at the ashram. This credit-note is good for one year from the date of issue.
Cancellation shorter than 30 days before arrival day:
deposit fee is non refundable and no credit – note is issued