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Yoga retreat in India 2018

Our yearly Yoga retreat in India takes place in Rishikesh this year

The town of Rishikesh, well known by all the yogis around the world, is nestled at the Himalayas’ gate and close to the Ganges’ source. Nearby, but more quiet, you will find the town of Lakshman Jhula. It is in this lush nest, on the sacred river that Sylvie offers to discover or deepen your Natha yoga practice, which is Hatha yoga as it was in its origins.

The retreat will have an Ayurveda touch as the offer includes a medical consultation with an Ayurveda physician and two Ayurveda massages. Besides, the meals can adapt to the Ayurveda regime prescribed by the physician.

The yogic lifestyle program also includes some activities, visits and excursions.




Hatha yoga (Natha), yoga Nidra and Nada yoga (sound yoga)

1 Ayurvedic consultation with an Ayurveda specialist

2 Ayurvedic massages included

Rafting, trekking and a wildlife safari included

Visit of the great temple of Lakshman Jhula

A day trip at the famous Parmath Niketan ashram in Rishikesh

Full Board

14 nights accommodation in a lush hotel few steps away from the Ganges and the famous bridge of Lakshman Jhula

Full board accomodation

Individual accommodation in spacious and comfortable rooms

This retreat is intended for all levels. Adaptation is always possible in yoga.

The maximum participants in the group is 16.

Instruction language: English

The teaching languages will be English and French.


The hotel: accommodation, meals and well-being


You will stay in a charming hotel, nestled in the greenery and overlooking the Ganges. This hotel has spacious and comfortable rooms. Some rooms have a Ganges view and others a mountain view, but the view is beautiful regardless of the housing. All rooms have either a private balcony, or a common one, which runs along the building. Each room has:

A private bathroom with modern comfort, including hot water, which is not always the case in India.

Air conditioning. However, the large windows let in a refreshing breeze which will avoid using this device to those of you who do not like climatization.

Everything to make tea, coffee and herbal tea

LED TV. You are encouraged to use it the least possible, as this activity is not really compatible with the aims of a yoga retreat.

Each person will have a single room.

Yet it is possible to book for a couple. You will then have access to a room with a double bed.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price of this retreat. Most of the meals will be taken on-site. The hotel has its own organic vegetable garden. It offers healthy food. Vegetarian and vegan meals can be served on request, as well as ayurvedic meals related to the requirements of your consultation.

The hotel includes a spa area offering different kinds of ayurvedic massages. A consultation with a doctor in ayurveda, as well as two ayurvedic massages are included in the price of your stay.


Spicy Note Yoga Retreat program in India


Typical day

06:00: Wake-up

06:15 – 06:30: Oil pulling ayurvedic technique and Neti Kriya (Jala Neti)

06:30 – 07:15: Morning meditation & Prânâyâma

07:15 – 07:30: Herbal tea break

07:30 – 09:00: Natha Yoga class

09:00 – 10:00: Breakfast

10:00 – 12:30: Free time (rest, Spa…)

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30 – 16:00: Free time (rest, Spa…)

16:00 – 16:45: Nada Yoga and mantra chanting

16:45 – 17:15: Herbal tea break

17:15-18:45: Natha Yoga class

18:45 – 19:30: Yoga Nidra

19:45 – 20:45: Dinner

21:00 – 21:45: Evening meditation


Included excursions

Trekking to the waterfall of Neer Gaddu (3km)

Rafting 16 km

“Wild life safari,” to discover the lush vegetation and wildlife of the region. Be reassured, the safari is to observe all these wonders, not to kill them!

A day trip at Rishikesh in the famous and beautiful Parmath Niketan ashram. The possibility for everyone to shorten the visit and discover the city itself.


Instructor: Sylvie Clément

Sylvie Clément has been practicing yoga since she was 19. She trained in Natha Yoga with Christian Tikhomiroff and is certified by the Fédération Française des Ecoles de Yoga. She followed a training in Sound Yoga with Patrick Torre. She also trained in Sound Therapy and in Harmonic Chanting with Catherine Darbord. She teaches all those disciplines with passion in the South of France. Her knowledge of English allows her to teach in French and English when needed.


What’s included

Flights from Marseille, France to Delhi, India. Nevertheless, it is possible to offer a price without the flight. Please contact us.

Transfers from airport to Lakshman Jhula (Rishikesh).

Yoga classes

14 nights accommodation in a lush hotel few steps from the Ganges and the famous bridge of Lakshman Jhula

Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day

Ayurvedic consultation

Two ayurvedic massages

A trekking to the waterfall of Neer Gaddu

A 16 km rafting

A wildlife safari to discover the surrounding flora and fauna

A day trip to Rishikesh, notably to the famous Parmath Niketan ashram


What’s not included

Costs related to the visa application (to yourself)

Personal expenses and tips

Travel and/or cancellation insurance

Excursions not mentioned in the program




The retreat stars on February 24th 2018.

It ends on departure day, Saturday March 10th in the morning.


Price for one person: 1900€

Price for a couple: 3600€

Reservation and payment per person

300€ for registration. This sum will not be refunded in case of cancellation.

Minimum sum to be paid before October, 30th: 1000€

All the cheques must be joined to your registration.


Be sure the validity of your passport exceeds six months after your return.

Gather all necessary information for your visa to India.



Sylvie Clément: +33 6 59 18 45 95


A foretaste of this future retreat with some images of last year’s retreat in Goa in the video below: