To the Roots with Crystal Rainbow Borrelli and Natalie Rousseau

A Yoga & Meditation Retreat to Rishikesh, India November 11 - 18, 2016

Journey to the sacred land of India and practice yoga on the banks of the Ganges and at the foot of the Himalayas with experienced yoga teachers Crystal Borrelli & Natalie Rousseau.

This special 7 night retreat will take place at the beautiful Dewa Retreat Centre in Rishikesh and each day will be filled with the practices of yoga, mantra, myth and meditation along with ample free time to explore this richly historical city. This retreat is ideal for yoga students who want to experience the wonders of India while diving deeper into their practice with two passionate and inspired guides. In addition to twice daily Vinyasa yoga classes, there will also be a host of optional activities to choose from, from river rafting to temple visits & more! READ MORE

Tour Leader Natalie Rousseau

Natalie Rousseau has been teaching yoga since 2002, specializing in the Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Anusara traditions. She is an inspiring, soulful teacher who is known for her storytelling & articulate instructions.

Tour Leader Crystal Rainbow Borrelli

Raised by yogis & trained in India, Crystal Borrelli is dedicated to teaching the old traditions and practices of yoga. She believes that stepping out of your comfort zone is a playful way to discover yourself. 


Natalie is one of those few people that are completely embodied by their chosen profession. Her knowledge of anatomy and eastern philosophy blends exquisitely with her dedicated mastery of teaching Yoga.Lesley Trapler


Retreat Includes

  • 2 x daily Vinyasa yoga classes
  • 3 optional evening meditation and mantra practices 
  • 7 nights accommodation at Dewa Retreat Centre
  • Breakfast & Dinner for each day of your stay
  • Optional day trips & adventures around Rishikesh 
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Yoga teachers & retreat leaders, Natalie Rousseau & Crystal Borrelli


A Sample Day

7.30-9am: Morning yoga practice
9.30-10.30am: Breakfast
10.30-5pm: Free time to explore Rishikesh or participate in optional activities
5-6.30 pm: Evening yoga practice
6.30-8.30pm: Dinner
8.30-9pm: On 3 nights we will offer an evening session of mantra, meditation or storytelling

About the Resort

Our retreat takes place at the beautiful Dewa Retreat Centre, Rishikesh, a luxury hotel in the foothills of Himalayas and one of the top 10 hotels in Rishikesh. Each room at Hotel Dewa Retreat offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan hills and a private quiet balcony area to relax, sip a cup of tea or just read a book to the sound of the river Ganges and the wind kissing the hills. The hotel also has a swimming pool with stunning views and a serene spa for some rejuvenating optional treatments. 

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The Dewa Retreat Centre

Tapovan-Rishikesh is a city of pilgrimage for Westerners and Indians alike, and is where the Beatles came to find meaning to life with the maharishi, and stayed long enough to write over 50 songs! It is still a perfect spot to de-stress, deepen your yoga practice and connect to yourself and your surroundings. 

Other Activities

These activities are all optional – further details can be provided at time of booking. 

  • Day trip to The Beatles Ashram Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram
  • Evening ceremony Agni Horta on the Ganga river
  • Morning trip to Ananda Prakash Ashram for a traditional Indian yoga class with Swami Vishvektu
  • Ramana Osho Orphanage café – this is a magical place, all food is grown in their garden, see the orphanage kids doing yoga, great food, view of the Ganga from the patio. All proceeds go back to the children. 
  • Day river rafting on the Ganga river with Red Chili Adventure (2,000 Rp per person) 
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. This is a temple of Shiva and is 32 km from Rishikesh. A tuk tuk or Rickshaw would take you and that itself would be an adventure!
  • Spa treatments at the hotel spa
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Enjoy time in Rishikesh (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/AmitPratap1988)


Getting There

By Air: It is a short 45-min direct domestic flight from New Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grant airport). Rishikesh is just 25 minutes drive from the airport. 
By Train: A 5hr journey on Shatabdi Express from New Delhi railway station to Haridwar, then a 1hr drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh by taxi.
By Road: Rishikesh is 245km, 5-6hrs drive from New Delhi.

(Photo credits on Overview Page: View of Rishikesh: Wikimedia Commons/AmitPratap1988; Rafting in Rishikesh: Wikimedia Commons: Sumita Roy; Rishikesh: Wikimedia Commons/Meg Rahul)

To the Roots with Crystal Rainbow Borrelli and Natalie Rousseau

November 11 - 18, 2016

Retreat Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation at Dewa Retreat Centre
  • Twice daily Vinyasa yoga classes 
  • Breakfast & dinner for each day of your stay

Added Features:

  • Yoga practices and time for discussion with experienced teachers Natalie Rousseau and Crystal Rainbow Borrelli
  • Optional meditation and mantra practices
  • Optional activities to enjoy, from temple visits to river rafting
  • Optional spa treatments
  • Travel with like-minded people and deepen your yoga practice in a supportive environment

Retreat Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to and return from New Delhi
  • Domestic flights from New Delhi to Dehradun
  • Transfers to/from Dewa Retreat Centre
  • Cancellation & Medical Insurance (ask us for a quote)
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Cost to obtain valid passport
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls
  • Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or in the final retreat itinerary

*U.S. residents - please contact us for price in U.S. dollars*

Tour Price:

    • Double Room: CAD $1,500 per person
    • Single Supplement: CAD $350
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