First day (28 November 2021): Arrival to the retreat venue starting from 15:00 onwards. Group welcome dinner is scheduled for 19:00, followed by retreat introduction.
Your transfer from Dehradun airport or from Rishikesh to the retreat venue on 28 November is included in the retreat fee. Details of the transfer will be discussed individually with every participant a few days before the beginning of the retreat.
Retreat days (29 November – 11 December 2021): Full practice and meditation days.
Sunday 5 December is a free day with no official schedule. You may choose to spend this day in individual practice or visit many of the spiritual sites in Rishikesh.
Last day (12 December 2021): Conclusion of the retreat and departure after lunch. Transfer to Dehradun airport or to Rishikesh on12 December is included in your retreat fee.
During the retreat days from 29 November to 11 December 2021 your schedule will look like this:
06:00 Morning meditation and yoga in a group
10:00 Self-study or svadhyaya with spiritual books
12:00 Individual practice
14:00 Lunch and rest
17:00 Meditation and satsang with Somananda
21:00 Lights out
Silence or mauna is practiced every day from 21:00 until lunch break of the next day.
Veda5 is an Ayurvedic healing center nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayan mountains, just 10 kilometres from the town of Rishikesh. Here you will be enveloped by lush landscapes, exquisite natural beauty and a rare atmosphere of serenity, peace and calmness.
This exclusive retreat venue offers a world class Ayurveda center and spa, where you can book various rejuvenating treatments. You will be nourished by pure vegetarian satvik dining with ingredients harvested from the resident organic farm. Relish and enjoy a swimming pool, picturesque trekking nearby, a spacious yoga pavilion, warm and inviting common spaces, plus much more, all at our disposal for the entire retreat. Veda 5 is where nature meets luxury.
All rooms are tastefully decorated with natural materials and provide unobstructed views of the Himalayan peaks, which you can view from your own private balcony. To maintain tranquility and deep introspection, rooms do not include TV. All accommodations will be shared with 2-3 people per room.
Founder and Head Teacher
Spiritual yogi, lecturer, teacher and author, Somananda is the founder and head teacher of Somananda Tantra School. Read more
Founder and Senior Teacher
An inspiring tantric yogini, Liisa is a strong driving force of the school – both as a senior teacher and general manager. Read more
The retreat fee includes: All teachings and practices, accommodation on a shared occupancy basis, rejuvenating vegetarian meals three times a day, unlimited filtered drinking water and tea, transfer from Dehradun or Rishikesh to the venue and back.
The course fee does not include: Flights and other transportation to India, the cost of personal supplies for each participant (e.g. yoga mat, yoga clothes, and other items – a list will be sent prior to the course start date).
This retreat is limited to only 40 participants.
For cancellation and refunds please carefully read our updated Terms of Service and Liability Waiver before making your booking. By making a booking you confirm that you fully accept all terms presented in these documents.
We hope very much that we are able to offer this course as planned and welcome you at this beautiful course venue. It is possible, however, that various travel limitations and quarantine requirements due to Covid may still apply at the time the course is planned to take place. We intend to make a final decision about whether this course can go ahead a minimum of two weeks before it is scheduled to begin.
We would like to assure you that in the event this course needs to be postponed your payment would not be lost. Your registration would automatically be transferred to the new dates. If the new dates were not feasible for you, your payment would remain on your account as a credit, which you can apply to any course(s) we offer, online or onsite.
In the case of cancellation due to Covid, again your payment would not be lost. Refunds are not offered but your payment would be applied to your account as a credit, which you can apply to any course(s) we offer, online or onsite. Please be sure to read our Terms of Service in full for further clarity and conditions.