7 Days Shodhan Kriya

The shodhan-kriya is unique blend of traditional yogic breathing and meditation. “Shodhan” is a Sanskrit word which means purification or purging, while “kriya” stands for gentle yogic action. It is a self-purification yogic action intended to regain vigor, vitality & vividness in your personal and professional life. It impinges at your physical, mental and psychological dimensions of existence and brings complete transformation in your life.

  • Traditional “kriya” to integrate purity in life
  • Merge your awareness with yogic consciousness
  • Better shaping your physical/mental outlook
  • Sublime actions filter your mind
  • Kriya conquer repulsive thoughts or emotions

 Traditional Breathing & Meditation Kriya

Shodhan kriya starts with yogic breathing techniques to bring rhythm in your mind & breath. It starts with energy purifying breath which elevates your awareness from gross to subtle level. It culminates with meditative kriya when you become aware of inherent focus, attention and concentration. It makes you to delve deeper into meditative state of mind. It is self-journey to bring balance at three levels—physical, mental & psychic levels.

Course Fees

850 USD per person(single occupancy)

550 USD per person(double occupancy)


7 days(6-7 hours daily classes)

Additional Allurement

Practical Training

  • Traditional 21 asanas
  • Steps to breathing kriya
  • Meditation kriya
  • Shodhan kriya
  • Musical kirtan

Theoretical Training

  • Philosophy of shodhan
  • Philosophy of meditation
  • Yogic philosophy
  • Powerful breathing
  • Questionnaire session

Fee Inclusions

  • Accommodation & Food
  • Welcome gift & souvenir
  • Wi-Fi Zone/CCTV
  • Pick & drop facility from airport
  • Yagya ( Homa) Therapy


The location of our yoga school ensures to give you an environment of complete relaxation, rejuvenation and tranquility ---away from the hustle and bustle of town.

Positive Outcomes

Problems come in life with many shapes, sizes and colors. It may be mental stress, estranged relationship, uncertain job-situation, anxiety, depression & hectic lifestyle. But these things are not a problem in themselves. The root of all problems lies in your sub-conscious mind. One week of purging kriya brings remarkable changes in many ways:

  • Removes stress from mind
  • Brings mental & physical balance
  • Makes your life beautiful
  • Hassle-free daily lifestyle
  • Realize every moment of life
  • Improve focus and concentration

Registered Yoga School in Rishikesh

Spirit Yoga Foundation is non-profit organization in operation since 2009. We are registered or accredited with the following:

  • Societies Registration Act 1860
  • Registered Yoga School (RYS) to Yoga Alliance, USA
  • Section 12A of the Income Tax Act 1961

Payment & Refund Policy

To confirm your seat, deposit 30 % against total fee. This fee is non-refundable. Remaining fee must be deposited on first day of your arrival.

What is "Shodhan-Kriya"?

The Sanskrit word “Shodhan” means purging, cleansing or refining. And, “Kriya” is derived from Sanskrit root “kri” which means “karma” or action. Shodhan kriya is traditional purging action to many dimensions of your being. Impeccable action of yogic breathing & meditation touches you at physical, mental and emotional planes in weeks-long yoga teacher training.

Any fluctuation in mind, body & psyche alters your breathing pattern. Breathing is nothing but gross extension of “prana”.  The different patterns of yogic breathing remove all obstacles in your conscious and sub-conscious mind. When you twist your awareness inwards, it helps in vacuuming of mind. Every-day is learning day as you explore for yoga & meditation retreat.

  • Helps in de-stressing mind
  • Check conflicting thoughts
  • Make you meet with inside “guru
  • Understand worth of your life
  • You attain ultimate peace & joy

Peeling-off layers of Impurity

This is traditional kriya purely based on traditional guru-disciple relationship. Follow your guru’s instructions while connecting to pure consciousness in yoga school.  Incorrect breathing breaks rhythm in your body.  The seven days of soul-stirring shodhan kriya peels-off impure layers from mind to bring your finest potential at the surface.

The kriya infuses divine sheen and fragrance to dull and monotonous life. It’s like breathing in open space as you ascend to higher-altitude yoga institutes. You will go through ground-breaking experience as petals of your mind blooms in divine space. From slave to master, you reverse your role while digging many layers of mind during meditation.

  • Impurities flow away with breathing
  • Conscience expands in all direction
  • Intuitive mind turn receptive
  • Breath become slow & deep
  • You become master of mind

Inner Transformation

Big transformation always originates from some corner of heart, the original seat of mind. Optimistic changes strike in meditative life. Positive thoughts make permanent abode in your mind. You start looking forward with hope and aspirations. There remains no space for doubt, fear and uncertainty as you dive deeper and deeper in yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.

Life is beautiful. It is negativity within you that makes invisible curtain between you and beautiful things in life. Everything looks filthy to dust-filled eyes. Shodhan kriya paves the way for inner transformation by purifying your thought and also by channelizing the inner flow of energy. You get all the answers of your query automatically from your deepest core of being.

  • Pure emotions soothes mind
  • Generation of positive waves
  • Elimination of oppressive thoughts
  • Enhance your creative imagination
  • Start feeling relax, positive & assertive

Peace & Ecstasy

Every storm is followed by peace; this is the law of nature. You are quintessence of infinite peace and divine ecstasy inherently. You need to nourish seeds in your inner garden regularly with dose of love and care. Remove unwanted weeds of negativity while you plough divine seeds in fertile soil of mind. Cessation of negativity allows ray of peace and joy to fall on you.

When there remain no waves in the surface of pond, one can see the bottom. The same world looks beautiful when everything refines at physical, mental & psychological level. Every moment comes as a golden opportunity to enjoy life. You start loving to mingle with others for strong bonding of companionship. It let you merge with existing big or small creatures.

  • Invite positive transformation in life
  • Mental, physical & psychological balance
  • Petals of love & compassion blooms in heart
  • Knowledge comes within pensive mind
  • Expansion of pure consciousness

Techniques of ‘Shodhan Kriya’.

Shodhan-kriya is traditional kriya to understand connection of yogic breathing and meditation with divinity. Meditation techniques are mind-soothing and retain the charm of ageless yoga. It’s not purely a self-practice yogic kriya, but always practiced under watchful eyes of guru. You remain prepare to face all challenges of life with flawless yogic awareness.

The gentle kriya brings coordination in each part of your body by gently removing all stiffness and blockages. Yoga & meditation retreat allows you to explore unattended dimensions of your mind. The powerful and balanced yogic breathing checks mood swings and seldom allows your mind to go astray. Yoga school in Rishikesh attunes with desirability and need of each yoga students.

  • Building inner strength for yogic action
  • Churning of thoughts, emotions & feelings
  • Breathing kriya involving constant awareness
  • Seeking stability at gross & subtle level
  • Open window for highest divine evolution

How it works?

The techniques are simple with pragmatic approach to all practitioners seeking solutions to all life-related problems to inner guru. Sometimes, you get answer unconsciously from your sixth sense when you remained in puzzled state of mind while seeking solution of some riddle, which can be mental, physical & psychological. It involves few steps:

Physical steadiness

The contraction & expansion of body including your joints & muscles with adjustability & alignment gives long-sitting stability. It induces balance and strength to all parts of the body. You learn to align and adjust your body weight against gravity with upright neck, spine and shoulders.

  • Gives strength & stability to the body
  • Removes stiffness in joints/muscles
  • Physical stamina increases with practice
  • Enhances your youthfulness & charm
  • Management of common ailments

Breathing kriya

The balancing breath with awareness recharges your “prana” level (vital energy) and you learn the art of yogic breathing. Deep, slow and rhythmic breathing in yoga teacher training trains you to maximize your lungs potential.  The guru in traditional ashram or yoga institute imparts training in art of outer & inner retention of breath to purify subtle channels of energy-flow.

  • Awareness of incoming/outgoing air
  • Expel harmful air from lungs
  • Purify your mood & attitude
  • Control of negative thoughts
  • Induces creativity in mind/thoughts

Emotional & psychological balance

Shodhan-kriya brings equilibrium in your emotional & psychological framework of mind. You learn to control distracting habit of mind and pull its strings back whenever it moves to outside world. The master key to inner room of meditation lies in your awareness and conscience.

  • Make your emotions pure & sublime
  • Negativity ceases from psyche
  • Makes you emotionally strong
  • Stay calm in adverse situations

Transformation of energy

The powerful Vedic mantras bring divinity within you. The ancient yogis & monk realized the celestial sound reverberating in vast space. With the blessings of guru, a transformation of energy occur which opens your spiritual eye. Range of mystic experiences as you spent your day in yoga & meditation retreat depend upon commitment, devotion & sincerity.

  • Induces calmness in mind
  • Brings inner purification
  • Transcendental experience

Physical Purification

By doing 21 asana series, it intends to correct your posture by alignment & adjustment. These traditional hatha yogasanas bring harmony in physical level of your existence and align your physical matrix with cosmic geometry comprising constellation of stars.

  • Enhances physical alertness & agility
  • Opens physical blockages
  • Improve immunity power
  • Upgrade your energy level
  • Balance on inner strength

Breathing Kriya

It is traditional breathing kriya which works on three levels—mind, body and awareness.  Yogic breathing (pranayama) comprises basic to advance level of breathing kriya with either inner or outer retention of breath mainly a part of 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Mind and breath are intricately linked, and this kriya breaks refine your thinking pattern.

  • Enhanced intuitive intelligence
  • Improve your mental clarity
  • Control of fluctuation in mind
  • Better attuning with others
  • Focus, concentration & meditation

Psychological Purification

The combination of focus, concentration and meditation carry positive psychological changes. It makes you determined person to take right decisions at critical hour. Meditation technique prepares you to reach new level of awareness. It is a traditional kriya taught in yoga institute.

  • Purification of five senses
  • Love & empathetic emotions
  • Pure & divine feelings
  • Sympathetic & sensitive attitude
  • Eyes of equanimity

Lecture & Question-hour Session

In the daily regimen of “shodhan-kriya”, one and half hour will be devoted to philosophical lecture including question-answer session at the concluding hour. You are free to ask any question related to your relationship, stress in workplace and anxiety/tension in day-to-day life.

Benefits of Shodhan kriya

The shodhan-kriya brings positive renovation at many levels of your existence. It detoxifies mind by eliminating impurities from its layers including thoughts, emotions & feelings. You instantly get relief from piled-up stress, tension and emotional instability which make your life hellish. In a certified yoga school, you learn to tame your mind and emotions effortlessly.

Mental Benefits

Focused mind & concentration:

It removes the heap of garbage from the mind steadily. Then, it becomes handy to focus upon a single object. Meditation improves your attention & concentration which you learn and explore in yoga & meditation retreat.

Creativeness & awareness:

When you remain creative, you become asset to the society including your family. Fresh ideas & innovative concepts sharpen your creativity and you taste the success in your chosen field. This “kriya” is boon to creative & imaginative people.

Better decision power:

Yogic breathing enhances your decision-making capability.  You attain a better judgment mind to differentiate between innocent & guilty, right & wrong, truth & bogus. Your mental clarity refines and you start taking wise decision even in critical times.

Will power:

Faith develops into hope, hope develops into determination and finally determination develops into will power by unbroken practice of shodhan-kriya. You become the architect of your own destiny by sailing your boat in all good or rough weather.

Detoxification of mind:

The yogic kriya filters your mind by eliminating all negativity, horrible past memories and recurring flashback of failure moments. You feel relax and balance at mental level. Yoga & meditation retreat makes you feel contended, happy and hopeful.

Physical Benefits

Better immune system:

When you harmonize your mind, body and awareness, the immune system improves. Inner body system improves which enhances your resistance power to fight against foreign invading germs and micro-organism which otherwise can harm your body.

Better sleep:

Many of you may be deprive of quality sleep. It’s the bane of modern lifestyle where there is no time to pause and take rest. This yogic kriya ensure to give you sound and deep sleep without using any drugs or pills. You feel energetic and fresh all the day.

Improve lung capacity:

When you breathe deep well, the supply of oxygen reaches to all parts of body including subtle channels of energy. During exhalation, you expel toxins from your body. As a result, the lung capacity of your respiratory system turns to fine tune.

Removes sluggishness in body:

Due to sedentary lifestyle, people remained inactive and avoid physical exertion. The gentle movement of shodhan kriya opens the blockage in body and makes it more active and energetic to make you feel healthy.

Psychological & Spiritual Benefits

Effortless peaceful life:

The outer peace is temporary. You can indulge in any sense pleasing activity for instant peace and happiness, but it brings more misery in the end. The inner peace is permanent which comes through meditation lessons from any top yoga school in Rishikesh.

Connecting with your roots:

Your name, status, bank balance and friend’s circle are transitory phase of life. The flow of Yoga is eternal and transcends constraints of time. This is charm of yoga & meditation retreat, which is catching the fancy of young yoga-seekers.

Finding new possibilities of life:

Life offers enormous opportunities to every human being. The evolution starts when you grab the opportunity in the nick of time. This “kriya” facilitate golden opportunities to happen where you transcend normal life to touch new horizon of divinity.

Relief from stress/anxiety:

Balance breathing & meditation are miraculous tonic for mind and body which goes to the root cause of mental stress or anxiety. Yoga teacher training enhances dopamine  cells to give you relaxing and feel-good factor.

Daily Regimen

The daily regimen of shodhan kriya encompasses asana, pranayama and meditation in alluring landscape of yoga centre in Rishikesh. The set classes of yoga learning will begin at early morning in presence of yoga guru. Yoga aspirants will be trained by imparting training in both practical and theoretical sessions at our yoga school in Rishikesh.

Day First

  • Welcome ceremony in traditional way
  • Special gifts for every guest

Daily Regimen

  • 5:30 am : Wake-up + Herbal tea
  • 6:30 am : Fire-worshipping + 21 asanas + Shodhan kriya + Meditation
  • 8:30 am : Breakfast
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am : Philosophy of shodhan + meditation
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm : Steps to breathing kriya
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm : Self Shodhan kriya
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm : Lunch
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm : Rest
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm : Static Meditation + Dynamic Meditation
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm : 21 asanas + Shodhan kriya + Meditation
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm : Musical concert

Concluding Day

  • Fire-worshipping with priest
  • Awarding-certificate ceremony
  • Feedback session
  • High-end lunch with Guru

Note: The daily schedule is subject to change. The exact daily regimen will be handed to you on the first day of your arrival. One day will be off in a week.

Student Requirements

The Spirit Yoga Foundations has set standard rules & regulations to maintain decorum and dignity of yoga wisdom which all students are expected to follow strictly.

Course Requirements :

  • Strictly follow the designed syllabus
  • Follow the scheduled time
  • Must stay in center during course
  • Maintain a distance from teachers
  • Each student must have his/her own health insurance
  • Outing is not allowed during duration of the course
  • Contact manager in case any query/demand
  • Mental & physical fitness is mandatory for all students
  • Drugs/alcohols/cigarettes are prohibited
  • Regular attendance is enviable
  • Wear yoga dress in all yoga classes


Our center is in sylvan surroundings of nature on the outskirts of Rishikesh. It is far away from the hustle-bustle from the crowded town. The murmuring rivulet with glory of mountain and vast greenery make it an ideal place for practicing yoga & meditation. The fresh mountain breeze is soul-stirring and refreshes your mind and body.

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Program Fee

Single Occupancy Double Sharing
850 USD per person 550 USD per person
Course Duration : 6 Nights/7 Days
Daily Classes : 6-7 hours
Check-in : Time: 12 pm
Check-out : Time: 12 pm
Fee Inclusions
  1. Accommodation & Food (vegetarian/continental)
  2. Welcome gift & souvenir
  3. Yoga dress + yoga mat
  4. Wi-Fi Zone/CCTV Surveillance
  5. Pick & drop facility from airport

Cancellation & Refundable Policy

  • 30 % advance payment against fee is non-refundable
  • Deposit remaining fee amount on day-first arrival
  • In case of any medical complications, fees will not be refunded
  • In case of misbehavior, Spirit Yoga Foundation own rights to expel Violator/s. No amount will be refund in this case.
  • Bring your own medical insurance
  • If you postpone your schedule program due to any reason, we can adjust with other near future programs (T & C apply)


Dr Vineet Dhyani


I learned and practiced the yogic kriya for one week in a yoga center nestled between two mountains. It activated my inner conscience, and I felt like entering into different dimension of conscience where peace and happiness exist together in abundance. This kriya was prized possession of ancient yogis of Himalayas which remained in oblivion for many centuries. Shodhan kriya makes the Spirit Yoga Foundation, a unique yoga school of its own.

Dr Shaureen

Nainital, India

I used to wonder how a yogi can live in complete seclusion. By experiencing something mystical while doing shodhan kriya, I got a slight glimpse of yogic life. He dwells in new dimension, which you call spiritual. There is no need of outer gizmos to occupy mind and entertain your senses. I am grateful to yoga guru heading the SYF which is carrying the spiritual heritage of India to next generation for the welfare of world community.

Anil Kumar


“Shodhan kriya” offer an array of swift & relaxed breathing. I balanced my mind and body by controlling incoming and outgoing breath. Practicing yogic breathing in oxygenated environment activates all channels of energy. The location of SYF center at the heart of bountiful nature lands me to a different world. Initially, I was unable to sit for long period of time. By the grace of guru, I conquered my limitations and fear in mind. From the last one and half years, I am practicing shodhan kriya at my home. It sharpens my inner conscience.


Shodhan kriya is yogic merge of balanced breathing & meditation to relax your stressful mind & tiring muscles/body. The stress may be due to tensed family life, hectic office atmosphere, broken relationship or recurring failures in life.  Yoga & meditation retreat refines and balances your mental, physical & psychological level in a viable way.

Kriya yoga works on constant vigil on your thoughts, emotions and feelings. It helps in controlling your mind, which loves to stroll on negative footpath, whenever get a chance. Shodhan kriya purifies your physical, mental & psychological imbalances by churning of inner conscience. It infuses new spirit & vitality in your life.

It is a traditional breathing and meditation kriya always practiced under the guidance of revered guru. Always begin with slow and balanced breath with equal ratio of inhalation & exhalation. You can learn and practice retention of breath with yogic gesture in advanced stage.

The yogic purging eliminates negative layers from mind, thus creating space for positivity. You feel light and full of vigor as you progresses in purifying kriya.  Hope, love, divinity and joy fills all colors in your brain waves to bring positive changes in life.   

Most of us never take full breath with maximum capacity of lungs. Shodhan cure remove all obstacles in your canals of breath, and thus improve capacity of lungs. Shodhan kriya may cure many common ailments like cough-cold, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis etc. If you are patient of high blood pressure (BP), avoid shodhan kriya as it can aggravate your existing problem.     

Physical benefits

  • Removes tiredness and sluggishness
  • Beneficial to breath-related disease
  • Improves the blood circulation
  • Enhances the brightness in your face
  • Improves your immune system

Mental Benefits

  • Removes the negativity from mind
  • Clarity of thoughts
  • Reduces the mental stress
  • Improves your intelligence level
  • Improves your brain capacity   

Spiritual Benefits

  • Purify your conscience
  • Balance your spiritual aura
  • Strengthen bond of joy & bliss
  • Improve your meditation power

The yogic breathing process brings the improvisation in lung capacity and opens the block nasal passage. Your breathing process becomes smooth and effortless. It minimizes your snoring problem. If you practice yogic breathing for 30 minutes to 45 minutes in morning hours, your snoring problem can be solved permanently.

Yes, you can practice anywhere—-in your home, in office or in park. It is a complete yogic breathing. You can sit in any asana, chair or in any comfortable position with straight back and neck. You can follow the steps of sodhan kriya. The duration of practice is 30 to 45 minutes. Take light diet.

You can learn shodhan kriya by enrolling the course. The age limit is 18 to 60 year old. You should visit with commitment and devotion to guru for better results.

We need your time, devotion & commitment to the guru. The age limit is 18 to 60 years. If you don’t have any past experience of yoga, still you can practice sodhan kriya. You should have sound health at the time of joining.