Gyan Yog Breath welcomes you to participate in their monthly 14-Day Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is the perfect location in India for a Yoga Retreat. The World Capital of Yoga attracts thousands of travelers every year who are fascinated by its diversity and magical Indian touch.

Gyan Yog Breath Yoga School is located in Tapovan, the most quiet and natural part of Rishikesh. The school provides a lively, safe and comfortable environment and lets you dive deep into your transformational journey of yoga.

The 14-Day Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh is for beginners to intermediates who desire to learn all about yoga, meditation and yogic philosophy in a natural and supportive. This Retreat with Gyan Yog Breath covers all subjects of yoga from at a foundational base.

During the Yoga Retreat, you will:

  • Learn how to practise yoga safely
  • Increase your flexibility and strength
  • Connect to yourself more deeply
  • Practise meditation, shatkarma & pranayama
  • Learn about Emotional Blockage® Treatment (OPTIONAL)
  • Balance your doshas (ayurvedic elements)
  • Follow a vegetarian, healthy diet

At the end of the 14-Day Retreat, you will receive a School certificate that confirms your attendance.

Classes are held six times a week from 6AM to 7PM.

On Sundays, you are invited to join the following excursions:

  • Local Market visits
  • Yoga on the Beach & Riverbanks
  • Visiting the Vashisth Cave
  • 1-3 Hour Trekks to the waterfalls

Course Curriculum


Hatha Yoga is the foundation of all modern yoga forms.

Ha means Sun and Tha means Moon.  In Hatha Yoga, we aim to balance the left and right main nadis (energy channels) ida and pingala.

Through asana and pranayama we can create that balance to awaken Shushummna Nadi, the central and main energy channel in our body. Hatha yoga works very quickly and effective on our physical, energetic and astral body.

During your Yoga Rereat your will learn up to 60 basic asanas.


Pran means life force and ayama stands for expansion. Through the control of our breath, we can expand our life force and live a more peaceful and healthy life. Pranayama  purifies our body by cleansing the nadis (energy channels) and releasing accumulated toxins. During your Yoga Retreat, you will learn 4 different pranayama techniques.

  • Jala Neti
  • Sutra Neti


Meditation cannot be described in words. We cannot explain to you, what meditation means or feels like. Meditation can only be felt through personal experience. During your Yoga Retreat, you will learn different techniques to enter into meditation quickly. Overall we can say that meditation brings us joy, clarity and self-confidence. It lets us recognize that we belong to something much bigger than just our body and mind.


Power of Transformation is a breathing technique that was invented by Swami Bipin Gyan. It consists of 7 different breathing steps that increase body awareness. You breathe very intensely for three minutes and then sit quietly. In the moments of sitting silently, students experience a tingling and feeling of complete lightness. Power of Transformation breathing is a technique to enter into meditation quickly and easily.

During your Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, you will learn about:

  • The technique & Application
  • Transformational Mantra Chanting
  • Awareness Expansion
  • Meditation Lecture


Through the right theoretical understanding of yoga , one can easily dive even deeper into their own practise.

During your Yoga Retreat at Gyan Yog Breath, you will learn the following aspects:

  • Introduction to Indian Philosophy
  • Concept of Yoga according to Patanjali
  • Concept of God in Yoga Philosophy
  • Yamas & Niyamas: Foundation of Yogic Practices
  • Concept of Panch Vritti & Panch Klesha


During your Yoga Retreat, you will get the chance to practise Mantra Chanting as a part of the yoga tradition. Chanting lifts up the energy and purifies the body and mind. Through singing specific vibrational mantras , you will open your heart and balance your chakras. You will learn the following mantras:

  • Pranava Japa
  • Svasti Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra


As we know, body and mind are closely connected. Repetitive negative thoughts in our mind manifest in our body as blockages causing weakness, impatience and disease. Through the emotional blockage® treatment, body blockages are removed so the energy can flow at maximum again. This treatment is an OPTIONAL part of our Yoga Retreat for Beginner. Over the 14 days, Swami-ji devotes his time and energy to bringing freedom and emotional release to each individual student. Everyone knows yoga isn’t just about the positions, but not everyone has the spiritual insight to unlock the inner life.

We carry around in our bodies the stress from modern life and trauma from our past. Swami-ji systematically applies pressure to areas of your body where these emotional blockages® are locked. After some period of pain there comes complete release- and many people are surprised to see what comes bubbling up from their deep past. Swami-Ji doesn’t support temporary fixes or encourage dependency, so he’ll teach you body-awareness and breathing techniques to maintain your re-balanced freedom. You won’t find another yoga retreat in Rishikesh that offers such attention on emotional release. Here at Gyan Yog Breath it is understood that becoming a yoga teacher means more than only learning asana, pranayama, meditation & philosophy.

The teaching approach of this course is rather practical than theoretical and demands patience, practice and surrender.

This treatment was invented by Swami Bipin Gyan and is only taught at Gyan Yog Breath.

During the Yoga Retreat, you will learn about:

  • Body points
  • Treatment Structure
  • Treatment Practice
  • Relationship between emotional accumulation in body and thought pattern

Course Details

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TIMEWeek 1Week 2
9:30AMBreakfast & TeaBreakfast & Tea
11:00AMYoga PhilosophyYoga Philosophy
2:00PMKarma YogaKarma Yoga
6:00PMEmotional Blockage® TreatmentMeditation


This is an approximate schedule. Schedule times and classes can vary slightly. You will receive your final schedule on arrival.

Course Fees & Prices

The regular course fee for our 14-Day Yoga Retreat for Beginner is:

800 USD

The fees include:

  • 15 days accommodation
  • A shared room with hot water and attached bathroom
  • Wifi connection
  • 3 meals per day
  • Tea and filtered water
  • Cleansing process materials
  • 2 Retreat Manuals
  • 2 days of excursions to nearby locations
  • One white yoga t-shirt
  • One mala
  • A School certificate
  • Taxi pick up from Dehradun Airport

Please note: For a private room, AC or Heating we charge 100$ for each extra


The Gyan Yog Breath Ashram is located in Tapovan, Rishikesh.

The building has 20 comfortable single and double rooms with attached bathroom, personal dining/study room and wifi. Some rooms have an attached balcony as well.

During your Yoga Retreat with us, you can choose between a single or double room.

We have an elevator and two big yoga halls. On the roof top, we have a restaurant, terrace and hanging out area with sitting space. The roof top is decorated with green plants and provides a beautiful 360° mountain view.

We have extra toilets attached to the yoga halls.

On Saturdays, our roof top hang out space, turns into a movie theatre. You can watch a movie and at the same time enjoy the sky full of stars.

The Restaurant is also equipped with benches and tables.



During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will receive three freshly prepared meals per day.

Breakfast starts at 9:30AM, Lunch at 1:00PM and Dinner at 7:30PM.

For breakfast we serve seasonal fruits, sweet or salty porridge, Oats, Soy milk, Indian Breakfast and teas.

Lunch and Dinner consist of changing cooked vegetables, rice, chapati, pulses (dhal), soups and salads. Sometimes we serve also sweets as desert and Western dishes for more variety.

We provide vegetarian meals only.

If you have any allergies or restrictions, please let us know in advance.


Student Behaviour

Each student’s social behavior is of great importance. Students will be assessed on their behavior which will be considered in their Yoga Teacher Training certificate. Read More


The food offered during our Course is vegetarian and based on a sattvic diet.

The Confirmation Fee must be paid in advance and is non-refundable. The remaining payment has to be made on arrival.