Jhanvi Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India
Jhanvi Yoga Ashram is situated in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand near river Ganga. The ashram is spread across a few acres of land beautiful location adjacent to the national forest. Jhanvi Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh is known for Yoga and Ayurveda practices. A number of University courses, for e.g. Masters, Diploma and Certificate courses in Yoga are conducted here. All the courses are affiliated by Uttarakhand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya which is a UGC university.
Jhanvi Yoga also conducts 200 hours residential Yoga Teachers Training affiliated with Yoga Alliance USA. A number of Yoga and Ayurveda residential retreats and treatments are offered under the guidance of experienced Ayurveda doctors and therapists. Treatments are more focussed on Women’s health and post-COVID recovery through Yoga and Ayurveda.
Apart from this, Jhanvi Yoga Ashram is now a known mission to save and shelter indigenous cow (desi cow). With number of Gaurakshashala (cow protection and shelter home) across the country, Jhanvi takes care of the cows who are abandoned by their owner or sick and cannot be milked anymore. Gaurakshashalas in various states of India make sure that cow have enough natural pasture to live and roam around, wholesome food is available according to the season, doctors are available for sick and injured cows and Gopalas (cow servers) are available onsite full time to take care of them.
Rishikesh - A Home to Several Yoga Ashrams in India
Rishikesh is known to be a place where several rishis and maharishis mediated, including the seven great sages or Maharishis as well as Bhima of Mahabharat fame and King Vikramaditya’s brother, Bharthari. It is no wonder then that Rishikesh is home to ashrams which mainly specialise in teaching yoga and meditation. Many people come to learn yoga and meditation or for therapeutic Ayurveda treatment in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is an ideal place for you if you wish to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit and want to infuse yourself with renewed energy. A stay at one of the Yoga and Ayurveda Ashram in Rishikesh is likely to revive you and restore your slackening spirit. Rishikesh also has a long history of being a centre for Ayurvedic treatment and herbal remedies.
Ashram Stay at Jhanvi Yoga in Rishikesh for Spiritual Experience
In early 2020, Rishikesh Yogpeeth and Jhanvi Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh came together with a vision to spread Yoga and Ayurveda awareness and help people with chronic issues, modern lifestyle stress, and elevating the quality of life by leading healthy and spiritual life. The current courses on offer are combined effort of Rishikesh Yogpeeth and Jhanvi Yoga where both have brought forward their strengths and designed multiple courses and retreats under the guidance of our very experienced Ayurveda doctors, Therapists, Yoga teachers and Spiritual Guru.
About a Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh where it all Started
Rishikesh Yogpeeth is a Yoga School in Rishikesh, situated on a hill. With more than a decade of experience in Yoga and Spiritual journey, more than 10,000 students from across 120 countries has learned Yoga from Rishikesh Yogpeeth. Rishikesh Yogpeeth has successfully conducted hundreds of Yoga Teachers Training (200 hours, 300 hours and 500 hours) certified with Yoga Alliance US. Diving deep into Yoga and Ayurveda, Rishikesh Yogpeeth has designed multiple retreats and health elevation programs with age old wisdom.
Rishikesh is Renowned as a Spiritual and Religious Town
Rishikesh is a sacred pilgrimage centre for Hindus as numerous legends and beliefs are attached to the town. The very name itself – Rishikesh- invokes religious and spiritual feelings, as it is considered the doorway of Hari or Lord Vishnu. At the same time, there are many who believe that it is also the doorway of Har or Shiva. In fact, Rishikesh is the gateway to the Char Dham - Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, which are the four major pilgrimage centres for Hindus.
In Rishikesh the main pilgrimage activity is Ganga Arti, which literally translates to "footsteps of the Lord". Oil lamps are lit and the gigantic flames of fire go up in the air as dhoti-kurta-clad ministers offer them to God in the midst of noisy Chants on the banks of the holy river Ganga.
Here in Rishikesh evening prayer or Aarti is performed for Goddess Ganga every day. This is an enchanting ritual and when in Rishikesh you simply cannot miss this spectacle of sound and colour and spirituality. The sight of lighted diyas or oil lamps that are ritually floated in the river after the arti, in memory of ancestors, will definitely mesmerise you.
Rishikesh gets its identity in Hindu mythology as a spot where Raibhya Rishi (sage) rehearsed tapasya (severities) to excite lord Vishnu and lord Vishnu impressed with Raibhya Rishi's hard retribution showed up at the spot as god Hrishikesh. Hence the Place got its name Rishikesh. God Rama performed repentance at Rishikesh prior to killing the devil Ravana. As per Hindu Ramayana, Ravana captured Sita (Rama's wife) and Rama battled with Ravana and his arm powers with the assistance of Hanuman (master Shiva as monkey to help Rama [lord Vishnu] accomplish triumph over Ravana) and the Banara Sena (monkey military).
It is also believed that Lord Vishnu killed the evil presence of Madhu at Rishikesh. According to Hindu mythology , Madhu and Kaitav were the two evil presences delivered from the ears of lord Brahma at the time of 'Shristi' (Creation). Lord Brahma is the lord of creation in Hinduism.
The most famous temple, which is situated in Rishikesh, is the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple which is dedicated to God Neelkanth. The Hindu Holy mentions that where the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple at present stands is the hallowed place where Shiva consumed the toxin that began from the ocean when Devas (Gods) and Asuras (Demons) stirred the sea to acquire Amrita. This toxin that radiated during the Samudramanthan (stirring of the sea) made his throat blue . In this way, Shiva is called Neelkanth, in a real sense meaning The Blue Throated One.Goddess Chandi.
Trimbakeshwar Temple is another temple that sits on the bank of ganga river in Rishikesh. This temple is popularly known as Tera Manzil Temple which has a unique architectural temple that has 13 floors and looks giant from a distant view
Lakshmanan Temple is situated in Tapovan region near the Lakshman Jhula. One of the antiquated temple of Rishikesh, Lakshman temple, is renowned for its relationship with Lakshman (sibling of Lord Ram).
Besides legendary temples, modern day Rishikesh has other tourist attractions like the Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, River Raffting, Beatles Ashram, Shiv Puri, Neer Ghar Waterfall, Rishikund etc.
Rishikesh isn't just about strict convictions, ghats, or temples; inside the city, you can also explore some architectural wonders and designs too such as Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula which crosses the Holy River Ganga.
Rishikesh is also a home for many other adventure activities like river raffting, climbing, ropeways, bungee jumping, sky Cycling, and many more.
How to Reach Jhanvi Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh
Jhanvi Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh is situated in a place which is conveniently accessible by road for private conveyance. You will also have an ample availability of public transport like auto and e-rickshaw to reach the ashram.
Nearest airport is Dehradun and train station are Haridwar and Rishikesh. You may reach the ashram by taking taxi from the airport and/or station. We are happy to book taxi on your behalf provided you reach out to us in advance to share your travel itenary. The taxi fare will be by the guest.