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International Yoga Festival 2018

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Parmarth Niketan Ashram

PO Swargashram

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304


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Join us for the world famous annual International Yoga Festival in 2018 -- uniting yogis of every culture, colour and creed together in a one-world yogic family, expanding global consciousness, and bringing healing to the planet, one person at a time!

Come, Connect, Embrace, and Evolve

Come home to Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, the home of the ancient yogis, sages and seers. Each year the International Yoga Festival grows and expands, embracing more and more people from more and more countries around the world. In 2017 we had nearly 2000 participants from 101 countries!

Connect with like-minded, conscious yogis and paradigm-shifters from every part of the world. Whether you are already undergoing a personal transformation or are in search of transformation, whether you are already an active co-creator of your own divine life or you would like to become one – the Festival is for all! Befriend a community that becomes family for life.

In the 7 day immersion and celebration, you have the opportunity to embrace every major style of yoga, learn from enlightened Spiritual Leaders, Master Yoga Teachers, Evolutionary Thought Leaders, and Wellness Specialists from the around the world. Awaken to the best version of yourself and ignite your inner light through this not-to-be-missed event at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, the largest ashram in Rishikesh and one of the largest interfaith yoga institutions in India.

The programme offers an extensive schedule of possibility, starting with Kundalini sadhana at 4 a.m. for the intensely committed and ending at 9:30 pm with traditional cultural song and dance, kirtan and enlightened entertainment on the banks of Ganga. You can customize each day as per your personal needs. We also have a Sacred Sound Stage for you to come, unwind and awaken through the power of sound.

Come Home to the Himalayas…. Awaken, Connect, Discover a New You.

Come bathe in the energy of the towering Himalayas and majestic Ganga River. As you sit and watch the flow of the river, you’ll connect deeply with your own inner divine flow.

Please help us share this event with your whole yoga community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

For 2018, give yourself the best gift in the world– the gift of yourself, awakened and illuminated at this life-transforming event!

We look forward to welcoming you to your Himalayan home,

The #IYF2018 Team

The International Yoga Festival is organised by Parmarth Niketan Ashram in association with the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board & GMVN.


What other options are there to register for tickets for IYF 2018?

Eventbrite is the ONLY way to purchase tickets for International Yoga Festival 2018 held at Parmarth Niketan Ashram. There may also be some tickets to purchase at Parmarth Niketan on each day of the festival, subject to availability.

Where is the International Yoga Festival held?

The International Yoga Festival is held every year at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. To learn more about Parmarth and how to get there, click here. Please note: IYF’s venue is ONLY at Parmarth Niketan, not at any other locations throughout Rishikesh.

What are my transport options getting to the event?

The Ashram is a 45 minute taxi ride from Dehradun Airport and 1 hour from Haridwar Junction Station. There are plenty of taxis available at both locations. We have received the following rates from a local taxi firm based in Rishikesh.

Haridwar Junction to Parmarth Niketan (or return) - Rs 1100
Dehradun Airport to Parmarth Niketan (or return) - Rs 1100
Delhi to Parmarth Niketan (or return) - Rs 4200

For those who wish to go sightseeing during their stay, here are the rates for a local taxi booking:

Parmarth Niketan to Neelkanth Temple (including return) - Rs 1800
Parmarth Niketan to Kunjapuri Temple (including return) - Rs 1600
Parmarth Niketan to Vashistha Cave (including return) - Rs 1600
Parmarth Niketan to Mussoorie (or return) - Rs 2500

For bookings, please contact Deepak BY PHONE OR WHATSAPP on +91 889 946 6042 or at

What is included with my accommodation booking?

Accommodation is provided from 2pm on February 28 until 12pm on March 8. The Ashram will provide you with mattresses, pillows, pillow covers, sheets, blankets, and towels. We also have a laundry service available at a minimum fee. We ask that you bring your personal toiletries and in efforts to keep the environment clean, please be mindful that your products are as environmentally sound as possible.

Can I have a single/private room?

- All accommodation is shared due to the popularity of the event and also to encourage community living and mutual support during the festival time. No single occupancy rooms are available. When booking, please note if you wish to share with anyone and we will do our best to accommodate this, however this cannot be guaranteed. Unless requested otherwise, all rooms are arranged on a same-sex basis.

Do the rooms have hot water?

Yes – in all rooms. If your room has a geyser please turn it on 30 minutes before showering and switch off immediately after use. Please help conserve! Other rooms have solar heated water which is instantly available.

What is included with my ticket?

All registration options include meals, hot drinks, classes, lectures and performances. In efforts to keep our waste to a minimum, please bring a reusable water bottle. We have filtered water machines throughout the Ashram at no charge.

Are there discounts for group bookings?

Yes! Discounts of 10% of all full week passes are available for groups of 20 or more.

Are there discounts for Indian Citizens?

Yes! We offer a significantly reduced pass for Indian resident citizens. (ID required.) For the Indian citizen week pass, accommodation can be selected or the non-residential option can be opted for if preferred.

I wish to stay at the ashram before the festival / after the festival

We will be offering selected dates via Eventbrite to be purchased with your festival pass. Please stay tuned!
For reservations before Feb 25, 2018 or after Mar 11, 2018, please contact our Reservations Team through

I wish to attend a yoga retreat before the festival / after the festival

You are able to book onto our pre and post festival yoga retreats at the same time as purchasing your festival pass. However, for those wishing to pay in rupees, please contact Shanti Mata at

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?

You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat, however there will be mats available to purchase at the festival and also complimentary mats available for use at each class.

Where can I eat & what are the dietary options?

Dining facilities are set up in the back yoga gardens for all IYF participants. All food is vegetarian. Vegan options will include dal, rice, salads, vegetables and fruits. Please remember that we sometimes host 1,000 guests or more, and it not possible to have everyone like everything that’s offered at all meal times. Please note: In respect of the traditions of the ashram, within the ashram the following food/drink are strictly prohibited: drinking intoxicants, eating egg or other non-vegetarian foods. We also recommend that you refrain from eating onions and garlic.

Can I purchase tickets for a specific day?

Yes! Our Day Passes give access to 1 specific day of IYF 2018 which includes all classes, workshops, lectures and performances from Mar 1 - Mar 7 including our Opening & Closing Ceremonies.

Can I change details on my booking?

Yes, you can update the details in your booking directly via Eventbrite up to 1 month prior to the event.

Can I purchase passes on the door?

We strongly encourage those interested to purchase your passes in advance to avoid delayed entrance and due to the increased popularity of this event. If passes are still available, onsite purchases can be made by cash (rupees, dollars or sterling) or credit card.

Are there guidelines on what to wear in an ashram?

Be sensitive and respectful, dress as modestly as possible, especially during the Aarti. In respect of the traditions of our ashram, shoulders and knees should always be covered at all times, including in classes. See-through clothing is not allowed, and tight/revealing clothing is discouraged.

Are there laundry facilites?

Yes, we have a laundry room located in the Saraswati Block. Please be sure to confirm number of items being dropped off along with your room number. Laundry is usually ready within 24 hours, but if it is rainy it may take 48 hours. Please note: in Indian custom, undergarments are to be washed personally.

Is there an International Yoga Festival app?

Yes! There is an International Yoga Festival app available for Apple and Android phones. Please download before arrival to get a copy of the schedule as soon as it is published as well as live updates directly from the Festival.

How can I meet with Pujya Swamiji for darshan/blessings and/or the havan (fire) ceremony before Aarti?

At our IYF registration & help-desk, there will be sign-up sheets for both these events.

When will the schedule be released?

Whilst we would love all teachers to be with us for all 7 days, regrettably many can't. We're sure you can appreciate that with the large number of teachers, classes and days that we need to co-ordinate it isn't always possible to confirm an exact date when a schedule will be released, however it is likely to be shortly before the Festival opens. Our website will be updated periodically with confirmed presenters, spiritual leaders and performers. The best way to get notified of latest updates on IYF 2018 is to “Like” our Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter via our website. List of presenters and schedule is subject to change at short notice.

How do I become a country ambassador?

The first person to register from each country will become a country ambassador and receive a surprise gift!

Will there be any opportunities for participants to perform?

Yes! We are excited to announce that this year at the International Yoga Festival there will be a special time in which delegates of each country can offer a cultural demonstration of yoga, dance or song to highlight the cultural richness of their country. This is, of course, completely and fully optional and up to the representatives of each country. For those interested in taking part in this, please complete the form on our website with your details and an outline of what you would like to present as well as how many in your group. Our team will contact you regarding this, closer to the Festival. (Guildeslines apply.)

I have received a higher charge on my card than expected.

International transaction fees may apply. Please check with your banking institution.

I am getting an error when inputting my card details.

Some credit cards/banks won’t allow transactions in a different currency. Many times this is an effort for the banking institution to prevent fraud, or simply because it costs a lot to do it. Please check with your bank to be sure you're able to make international transactions with your card.

Where can I receive medical attention?

We have our own clinic with dispensary onsite called Parmarth Niketan/Swami Shukdevanand Charitable Hospital. Hours are Monday to Friday, 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 5pm. If you require attention outside these hours, please go to the Help Desk and someone will contact the resident doctor. It is always advisable to carry any regular/prescription medicines that you take in the amounts you will need, instead of trying to find them here.

Are there safety precautions I should take?

While Rishikesh is a safe place in general, it is unadvisable for females to travel alone into deserted areas day or night. It is not safe to venture into the forest before dawn or after dusk as wild elephants and leopards habitat this area. If any local tells you they want to do Astro- readings, Healings, etc. & say they will come to your room, this is a definite NO, we do not offer these services, so we do not allow this at the Ashram. No unauthorized guests allowed in guest rooms at any time.

How can I donate to the ashram?

This year, we have created an option to make an additional donation to the ashram when booking your IYF pass. If you wish to make donations when at the ashram, please only do so at the main reception desk. Also, make sure to receive your receipt (even if you don’t require it). Please do not tip anyone, as this is against the Ashram Policy.

Where can I give feedback on future festivals?

We will be giving out Feedback Forms during the festival. Please keep your mind open to improvement, and fill them in. We require that you fill this out before receiving your key deposit if you are staying at the ashram & will be providing a Certificate of Attendance upon completion.

Refund Policy

- No refunds are possible for cash, cheque, bank transfers or money orders.
- Refunds can only be granted for online donations by credit card under the following schedule:
- Before January 1, 2018: donations are fully refundable, minus a $75 processing fee per person;
- From January 1, 2018: 50% of full donation, per person, is refundable.
- From February 1, 2018: NO refunds are possible.
- You can also transfer your ticket to another person, at no charge, before February 1, 2018. Ticket transfers are not possible after this date. Transfer requests should be made in writing by the original purchaser to with full details of the person who the ticket is being transferred to.

Terms and Conditions

- All fees are per person / per registration.
- We cannot modify / discount residential packages for partial stay or participation for any reason.
- Accommodation and meals before and after the festival are additional.
- There is no guarantee of room type / preference at any point, however we will do our best to accommodate all requests.
- By purchasing your IYF ticket and collecting your wristband from our Registration Desk, you accept the following Terms & Conditions:
- Parmarth Niketan and it's representatives shall be not held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may be occasioned for any reason by guests attending IYF, including but not limited to: death, personal injury, illness, delay or cancellation of scheduled performances and loss of or damage to personal property.
- Your wristband must be worn to gain entry & re-entry to venues and performances. Any wristbands removed or damaged will be consider null and void and will not be replaced. Parmarth Niketan has the right to prohibit anyone without a wristband from gaining access to any of the festival venues.
- All participants grant the International Yoga Festival & Parmarth Niketan the rights to utilise the participant’s image, likeness, actions and statements in any live or recorded audio, video, film, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction made of, or at, the Event in any medium or context for any purpose, including commercial or promotional purposes, without further authorisation or compensation.

Top Tier Room (Ganga facing option)

Top Tier Room (Ganga View)

Top Tier Room (Garden view)

Top Tier Room (Garden View)

Top Tier Bathroom

Top Tier Bathroom

Middle Tier (Himalaya view)

Middle Tier (Himalaya view)
Middle Tier (Yoga Village Room)

In the yoga village behind the ashram

Courtyard Room (overlooking the ashram courtyards - variety of room sizes)

Overlooking the ashram courtyards

Courtyard Room (overlooking the ashram courtyards - variety of room sizes)

Overlooking the ashram courtyards

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