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Yoga Retreat to the Sacred Land of India


Please join AYC and Ruslan Kleytman (founder of Akhila Yoga) on a magical, transformational, and life changing journey to India! This India excursion offers a truly remarkable experience: discover the roots of Yoga, Indian culture, and Hindu mythology. Ruslan takes groups on pilgrimage to Rishikesh, his spiritual home, multiple times a year. He knows Rishikesh intimately, and will help you discover some of the most beautiful, ceremonial, magical places & rituals. This delightful and inspiring place is considered the Spiritual capital of the world and the heart chakra of the planet. It is said that one is forever changed after a visit to Rishikesh.


  • Ganga Aarti at Haridwar -  at sunset priests perform Ganga Arati here, when lights are set on the water to drift downstream.
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple - The temple is one of the most revered holy shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva
  • Devprayag - is the sacred place where  two heavenly rivers merging Alaknanda and Bhagirathi to form the holy Ganges.
  • Kunja Puri Temple - This temple is dedicated to one of the most important goddesses of Shivalik range, Parvati. 
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram - the Beatles attended an advanced Transcendental Meditation Training Course here In Feb.1968
  • Vashishta Cave - Vashistha Cave (Vashistha Gufa) is an ancient cave where great Sage Vashistha meditated
  • Visiting Anandamai Ma ji Temple - The temple dedicated to Sri Anandamayi Ma and  her final resting place
  • and much more...

Stay at Yoga Niketan Ashram

Yoga Niketan is one of the oldest Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh. It is situated on a gentle hill by the bank of the holy river Ganga. It was estabilished in the year 1964 by Yogacharya Swami Yogeshwarananda Saraswati Maharaj Ji with the sole purpose of spreading yogvidya and spirtuality in the world..

Yoga Niketan Ashram was founded by one of the greatest yogis Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramhansa.
Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramhansa formaly known as Vyas Devji was one of the greastest Yogis of the 20th century.He left a comfortable home at the tender age of 14 to live a life of extreme austerity mainly in the Himalayas practicing all that is laid down in Hindu Scriptures for the realiastion of soul and God.He spent his entire life time reviving the ancient science of Yoga and imparting valuable knowledge that he had gathered from many great ascetics and his own spiritual experiences. Swamiji merged with the Brahma on April 23, 1985.

Rishikesh India /HimalayaA sacred town at the convergence of rivers Ganges and Chandrabhaga. Rishikesh, the gateway to Garhwal Himalayas, is considered the mecca for yoga and meditation. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of moksha (liberation), as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it. Rishikesh has been declared a vegetarian city by law; it is also an alcohol-free city. 

Many accommplished yogis have studied and lived here- Swami Vivekananda, Swami Rama Tirtha, Swami Shivananda, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi just to name few. India is the stuff legends are made of. But it can be quite challenging to navigate. Join us on this retreat to experience the best of India. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable, dedicated guide, and fellow yoga students. Nourish your soul in serene and spiritual environment and explore all aspects of living a life of balance and harmony.

Cost: $1,600.00*

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Pay in full by July, 1st: $1450.00*

*A $300 non-refundable deposit is needed upon signing up in order to save your spot. This will then be subtracted from what you owe of the total cost (either early bird or the full price). 

Included: transportation between Delhi and Rishikesh, transportation within Rishikesh, tours, shared accommodations, 3 meals daily in the ashram, daily morning vinyasa karma yoga practice and evening meditation.
Not included: airfare, meals outside Ashram.

Please email: for more information and to register for this amazing opportunity. *

*You can also pay and register through Mind Body if you have an account