Silent Forest (Sanskrit: मौन , Maun Van) is a traditional Yoga village located near Rishikesh, on a beautiful mountain ridge. Our Yoga center offers short and long-term retreats, 200, 300 & 500 hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), Naturopathy, Ayurveda & Reiki healing. It is an ideal space to explore and cultivate your connection to your body, mind & spirit.

Silent Forest Yoga Village offers a calm & peaceful refuge from the "hustle and bustle" of the city. You will enjoy a natural environment amidst an abundance of wildlife, trees, flowers and Ayurvedic herbs and plants. It is a wonderful place for anyone from across the globe interested in experiencing the Yogic way of life.

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Our Teacher

Dr. Yogi Vijay Rayal was born into a Brahmin family and started his journey into Vedic philosophy of Mantra, Tantra, Yantra & Hatha Yoga from the age of 8, as a part of his family tradition. Throughout the years, Vijay continually practiced and further developed a scientific-therapeutic understanding of Hatha and Tantra Yoga. Dr. Vijay earned his Doctorate degree in Yoga & Naturopathy and after teaching in India and abroad, he established Maun Van - Silent Forest Yoga Village, where he is currently teaching the practice of Hatha Yoga, Reiki & Naturopathy for over 20 years.

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Our Offerings

yoga retreat

Get a taste of the Yogic way of life. Come for 3, 7, 14 Days or more

yoga teacher training

We offer 200, 300 & 500 hour Yoga Teacher training


Live & cultivate the land while practicing Yoga

Daily Schedule

7:30 AM – Mantra Chanting, Shuddhi Kriya (Purification Techniques)

8:00 AM – Yoga Asana Practice

10:30 AM – Breakfast

11:30 AM – Karma Yoga

1:00 PM – Lunch & Rest

3:30 PM – Lecture on Yoga Philosophy

4:15 PM – Tea Break

4:30 PM – Karma Yoga

5:30 PM – Yoga Asana Practice

7:15 PM – Pranayama / Mantra Chanting / Meditation

8:30 PM – Dinner

9:00 PM – Sitting by the Fire

10:00 PM – Resting Time

*Schedule can be adjusted to specific needs of the practitioners


Shared or private rooms

SHARED double room


ALL INCLUDED (yoga, meals)

WC, shower



ALL INCLUDED (yoga, meals)

WC, shower

5 BED ShareD room


ALL INCLUDED (yoga, meals)

WC, shower

3 BED ShareD room


ALL INCLUDED (yoga, meals)

WC, shower






How to get here

From Rishikesh - The most economic way to reach our center is by a shared van from a taxi stand in Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula or Topovan to Neelkanth Temple. Ask the driver to drop you off at Maun Van, from there it's a 5-minute walk. It should cost around 200-₹300.

There is also an option to take a private taxi to the center. It should cost around 1,200-1,300 from Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula or Topovan.

Please contact us before arriving, we will be happy to assist you with getting here.