Yoga and English language holiday in Rishikesh for the over sixties!!
Join us for a wonderful journey of self discovery in Rishikesh, India, which nestles in the foothills of the Himalayas.
We are offering you a unique opportunity to improve your English with an accredited English Language school from Ireland and at the same time enjoying daily yoga practice in India.
Rishikesh, renowned for its sages and spirituality (the valley of the Saints), is the undisputed yoga capital of the world.
The yoga programme that we have selected for you is daily Hatha Yoga which gently strengthens the body, relaxes the mind and promotes general well- being.
The daily practice of yoga brings a number of health benefits, such as -relaxation for both body and mind, enhanced immune system and improved strength and flexibility in the body.
Rishikesh, is the undisputed yoga capital of the world. It is in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand and nestles in the foothills of the Himalayas. As well as being known as the world capital of yoga, it is also known as 'the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas'. It is known as a pilgrimage town and regarded by Hindus as being a very holy place. Hindu sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge. This is an ideal place to enjoy your English language and yoga programme.
Accommodation is in a wonderful four star hotel in Tapovan, Rishikesh, which has an organic multi cuisine restaurant, an organic cafe, a meeting room, a library and outdoor lounge, an Ayurveda & Pachakarma wellness spa, both an indoor and outdoor yoga and meditation studio and an outdoor swimming pool.
What is so special about Rishikesh?
Apart from being the world capital of yoga , it is here that the Beatles came in In February 1968, to attend an advanced Transcendental Meditation (TM) training session at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Amid widespread media attention, their visit was one of the band's most productive periods. Led by George Harrison's commitment,the Beatles' interest in the Maharishi changed Western attitudes about Indian spirituality and encouraged the study of Transcendental Meditation. Along with a large entourage, the Beatles arrived in India and joined the group of 60 people who were training to be TM teachers, including musicians Donovan, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, and flautist Paul Horn. While there, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Harrison wrote many songs and Ringo Starr finished writing his first. Eighteen of those songs were recorded for The Beatles ("the White Album"), two songs appeared on the Abbey Road album, and others were used for various solo projects.
English language programme
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Date: 4th Sep. 2017
Date: 15th Jan. 2018
Date: 29th Jan. 2018
Date: 12th Feb. 2018
Date: 26th Feb. 2018
Location: Rishikesh India
included in the price
Accommodation in a four star hotel
Daily yoga class
Daily English class
Breakfast (everyday) and dinner (five times per week)
Transfers from Dehradun airport
One full day excursion per week
Not included in the price
Travel and health insurance (obligatory)