Yogarejse til Himalaya
- et spirituelt eventyr
If your english is good and you are up for an authentic indian and spiritual adventure Rishikesh is the place to go.
Located in the nord at the border of the Himalayas and at the banks of the green Ganga river, it can hardly get more spectacular!
I have spend loads of time in Rishikesh, many months doing all my yoga-trainings here in an asram with my guru. So I know this precious gem of a town pretty well.
Yearly I feel an urge escape my western material lifestyle and dive into being introspective.
You can join me on this trip, having me as your travel planner, guide and also leading yoga- practices at the brinks of Ganga some of the days.
We will do asram-living, join the international yogafestival with teachers from all over the world and experience the authentic yogic atmosphere everywhere we go.
And if we are lucky also the colourful Holi festival.
Loads of colour-powder is spread everywhere by the crowds celebrating the victory of good over evil!
We will stay some days in a nicer hotel and some days in an asram. This is in no way luxury - but asketic living.
All basics needs are provided and trying the asram living is authentic and inspiring, - although some find it challenging to get up in the morning...
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about the next trip, when the corona-situation allows travelling again. Earliest will be 2022 possibly hosted by Yogafactory - the yogastudio I work for.
See the beautiful photos from my Rishikesh article.
Rishikesh - a spiritual melting pot
Rishikesh is called the Mother Town of yoga and is considered as the Yoga Capital of the World.
This ancient town is situated on the banks of the great lifeline, the river Ganga in the foothills of the spectacular Himalaya mountains in the state of Uttarakhand.
This town has for thousands of years been the home of several mythical saints and great rishis and has lead seekers, pilgrims, holy men, sages and yogis to come
and experience the spiritual energy and atmosphere you find everywhere here.
The town is divided by the Ganga River, connected by the two famous bridges Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula. from where you have spectacular views of the river and mountains.
Here are uncountable yoga schools, some definitely more established than others,- some in big Asrams,
some in small shacks at the banks of Ganga.
Loads of stalls selling fruits, clothes and a mind-blowing selection of rare religious accessories.
You also find Ayurveda clinics, health stores, small indian cafes, restaurants and loads of private meeting points for seekers of all kind.
At the brinck of Ganga and in all the streets you see the sadhus, the holy men, - spiritual seekers owning nothing but their walking stick and the clothes they wear.
On the main road more fancy shops selling trekking, river rafting trips, road and hiking trips etc. have over the last years started to pop up, contributing to a glorious big melting pot. Here you will never run out of a spiritual or fascinating adventures.
And what is so refreshing about it all is that it is all truly Indian. No western chain coffee shops, burger bars etc. has founds it´s way to Rishikesh yet, - such a big relief if you are a traveller of more unconventional trails.
The yoga festival and asram living
Living in the asram we have days of original asram schedule and lifestyle the famous Parmarth Niketan Asram is the place to go. With it´s more than 1000 rooms it is the most visited Asram in town.
Here you will find daily yoga, prayers, meditations, satsangs, lecture programs, fire pudja´s along with all kinds of Ayurvedic treatments and astrologi.
On the property are lovely lush restorative gardens full of flowers, holy statues and ponds.
Such a peaceful, healing and sacred atmosphere everywhere you go. Many nights you can join the wonderful Ganga aarti ceremony at the river along with both monk kids and adults plus the citizens of Rishikesh.
Each year Parmarth Niketan hosts the big international yoga festival with yogis, great teachers, authors, musicians and more joining from all corners
of the world. A sparkeling and wonderful experience!
Teachers and spiritual masters who has hosted events:
Kia Miller, Yog Rishi Viskvetu, Gurmuhk, Anand Mehrotra, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Mooji, Jack Kornfield amongst others.