Silent Forest (Sanskrit: मौन , Maun Van) is a traditional Yoga village located near Rishikesh, on a beautiful mountain ridge. Our Maun Van ashram offers short and long-term Yoga 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 ashram 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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Maunvan Silent Forest Yog Village in Rishikesh - Hata Yoga Retreat
Maunvan Silent Forest Yog Village in Rishikesh - landscape from dining room
Maunvan Silent Forest Yog Village in Rishikesh - yoga class in Yoga hall
Maunvan Silent Forest Yog village for yoga and meditation retreat in Rishikesh
Dr. Yogi Vijay Rayal, Maunvan Silent Forest Yog Village

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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we provide

Yoga Retreat with Dr. Vijay Rayal at Maunvan Silent Forest in Rishikesh

yoga retreat

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

nature landscape from Maunvan Silent Forest yog village in Rishikesh

home stay

retreat in our ashram in a forest garden

Dr. Vijay Rayal during yoga class at Maunvan Silent Forest yog village in Rishikesh

yoga teacher training

200, 300 & 500 hour (TTC) Teacher Training Course

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

ACCOMODATION TYPES

Maunvan Silent Forest - yoga retreat village in Rishikesh

Shared or private rooms

double room

for couple - ₹2200/person/night

private room - 3000/night

ALL INCLUDED (yoga, meals)

WC, shower

Maunvan Silent Forest double room accommodation
Maunvan Silent Forest double room accommodation

3 BED Shared room

₹2000/person/night

ALL INCLUDED (yoga, meals)

WC, shower

PRIVATE COTTAGE

couple 2500/person/night

single3500/night

Maunvan Silent Forest private cottage
Maunvan Silent Forest Yog Village view from hill

How to get to Maun Van ashram

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 Tapovan 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 Tapovan.

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