Himalayan Yoga Retreat


About Himalayan Yoga Retreat

Welcome to Himalayan Yoga Retreat

An Authentic Spiritual Oasis in Rishikesh, India

For over two decades, Himalayan Yoga Retreat (HYR) has been a beacon of authentic spiritual and traditional yoga in the sacred city of Rishikesh, India. Our reputation as “The Best Yoga School in Rishikesh” is well-known worldwide but it is humbly rooted in our commitment to genuine Yoga Courses and Retreats that have guided millions on the path to inner peace, love, joy, and above all the foundational experience of inherent bliss within oneself accessed through the Ancient Science of Yoga Meditation and thus providing a perfect state of inner well-being.

Graduating Class of 2022 of “The Himalayan Yoga Retreat” at Rishikesh with Revered Swami Rakesh ji on the Bank of Blessed River Ganges in the Himalayas

Why choose us...

Discover Tranquility on the Banks of the Holy Ganges

Nestled on the serene and picturesque banks of the Holy Ganges, embraced by the blessings of the Himalayas, HYR offers a sanctuary for seekers of truth. Here, we provide authentically guided Self-Blissing Yoga Retreats and Yoga Alliance Certified courses, including 100/200/300/500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training along with nature treks, guided meditations, chanting, prayer, and healing sessions. Our holistic approach extends to Reiki healing, Naturopathy treatment, Emotional blockage & Chakra treatment, Ayurveda, Panchkarma & Body Detox, and an array of ancient Yoga Meditation courses.

Retreat in Himalayas

Experience the Essence of the Himalayas

Rishikesh, hailed as the Yoga Capital of the World, is the gateway to the Himalayas and a spiritual epicenter on the banks of the Ganges, steeped in a rich yogic heritage. The history of yoga and spiritual penance runs deep in this region – many ancient Indian legends have taken place here. Our serene, lush green Retreat property by the Ganges, nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Rishikesh, offers breathtaking views, serving as the backdrop for our courses and taking care of your accommodations, meals, and everything.

Unlocking the Power of the Himalayas

The Himalayas and the Ganges are considered deities in the Hindu pantheon, empowered to support spiritual practices. The adage “less is more” holds true here.

Guided by a Spiritual Luminary

Your journey begins with the Himalayan spiritual master Swami Rakesh, who has spent over three decades following the path of India’s ancient Yogis & Masters, learning the techniques of Yoga and Meditation. At a young age, he spent four winters of solitude in a remote cave deep in the Himalayas, overcoming fear and ego through extreme tests of survival and courage. Under the esteemed leadership of Swami Rakesh ji, a highly venerated Yoga Teacher & Master Healer, our centre embraces the timeless wisdom of Paramahansa Yogananda, Swami Rakesh ji’s revered Guru-Preceptor. It is Swami Rakesh ji’s humble dedication that has nurtured our institution into an internationally recognized hub for authentic spiritual practice.

“Just as the difference between a living and a dead person is felt immediately, so it is with the Himalayas. Its vibration are so tangibly powerful and it gives a natural push to one's spiritual development”.

- Swami Rakesh

Our Unique Offerings...

Himalayan Yoga Retreat offers a unique experience for the sincere spiritual seeker, with 200, 300, and 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training courses, Reiki level I-III certification, and 3 to 15 days Yoga cum Meditation Retreats. During your stay with us you can enhance your experience through optional treatments, like Ayurvedic Doctor consultations, Emotional Blockage treatments, and Reiki healing.

Himalayan Yoga Retreat offers a unique experience for the sincere spiritual seeker, with a wide range of offerings:

  • Yoga Teacher Training: Choose from our 200, 300, and 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training courses, led by Swami Rakesh, a master with a deep understanding of yoga’s essence.
  • Reiki Certification: Explore the realms of energy healing with our Reiki Level I-III certification programs, guided by experienced practitioners.
  • Retreats: Immerse yourself in our 3 to 15-day Yoga cum Meditation Retreats, designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. These retreats provide an opportunity to delve into the core of your being.
  • Holistic Treatments: During your stay with us, enhance your experience with optional treatments, including Ayurvedic Doctor consultations for personalized wellness, Emotional Blockage treatments for inner healing, and Reiki healing to balance your energy.

Our Mission...

It is our mission to help everyone experience their own Divinity- a state of inner bliss bringing forth a perfect saintly state of inner well-being through the practice of this great Universal Science of Yoga (Yoga lit. means union of the soul with divine) anciently discovered by the Indian Sages & Rishis. Himalayan Yoga Retreat is dedicated to offering sincere inspiration and guidance to striving spiritual aspirants in today’s complicated modern times by employing a diverse array of techniques to suit varied personality types and backgrounds.

A portion of the profits from Himalayan Yoga Retreat goes to supporting the education of young girls in rural Indian villages, giving them the tools to manifest success in their lives and become a source of inspiration in their villages.

Swami Rakesh hopes to spread the yogic wisdom and practices he has learned over the years around the world, to help motivate and inspire people to change their lives and they may not have the means to come and learn directly from him in India. Join us if you are interested in helping Himalayan Yoga Retreat in providing support to Rural Indian or if you want to help Swami Rakesh in spreading the ancient yogic knowledge and practices then you can also host him in your own home country.

Serene Accommodation...

We at Himalayan Yoga Retreat have our own serene lush green and peaceful Retreat property conveniently located yet right by the bank of Ganges in the Himalayan Foothills of Rishikesh with several breathtaking views. For all our courses our students stay at our 4 star Retreat property and here boarding, lodging accommodation and meals are included. One can choose private room or a shared room (subject to prior booking). All provisions are mindful of the yogic requirements of our budding yogis.

Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner taking your first steps, Himalayan Yoga Retreat invites you to embark on a profound journey within yourself. Explore the depths of your being, unlock the secrets of inner harmony, and experience the transcendental power of Yoga and Meditation amidst the pristine beauty of Rishikesh.

Discover Your Inner Light at Himalayan Yoga Retreat. Join Us on Your Journey!