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Bookings Information

NOTE: Bookings close three months prior to the retreat start date, but please submit your interest as soon as possible. Bookings received after closing dates may incur additional fees. With any booking received after the closing date we cannot guarantee a confirmed train ticket with same class or date.

Final payments are due one month before the retreat start date. Deposit is non-refundable. Book early as numbers are limited and to guarantee a suitable train ticket.

Repeat participants, Satyananda Yoga Affiliate and Accredited teacher discounts offered on some of the courses and packages. Limited scholarships also available upon application.

Note: Fee does not include travel to and from India, departure/arrival taxes, additional leisure activities, return hotel, bottled water, meals or travel outside the group plan, or travel insurance.

Food & Accommodation

Simple and tasty vegetarian ashram food is provided. Accommodation will be in one of the new, clean and beautifully marbled buildings within walking distance of the Ashram. Rooms are shared.


Rikhia, India Map

Ajapa Dharana takes place at Munger, Bihar which is 6 hour taxi journey from Rikhia or overnight train from Kolkata and a short taxi/trekker ride from the station (Jamalpur).

Chakra Sadhana and Prana Vidya take place at the Sivananda Ashram, Rikhiapeeth (place of sadhana) of Paramahamsa Satyananda, in the village of Rikhia, by Deoghar, Jharkand, in North East India. Rikhia is approximately six hours train travel from Kolkata (Calcutta) and a short taxi / trekker ride from the train station (Jasidih).

EXAMPLE Daily Activities Schedule

5:00 - 5:30 Wake up
5:30 - 7:00 Morning asana, pranayama and chanting
7:00 - 7:30 Breakfast
7:30 - 8:15 Cleaning Karma Yoga (yoga of action)
8:45 - 9:45 Morning session
10:00 - 10:30 Yoga Nidra
11:00 - 11:30 Lunch
11:30 - 1:30 Free Time, Study
1:30 - 2:15 Afternoon session 1
2:15 - 2:45 Chai break
2:45 - 3:30 Afternoon session 2
4.00 - 5:30 Karma Yoga or Satsang or tour
5:30 - 6:00 Evening Meal
6:00 - 7:00 Kirtan / Evening Programme
7:00 - 9:00 Free Time / Study / Spiritual Journal / Bed

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