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Jivamukti Event


From: March 01, 2020

To: March 07, 2020

Location: International Yoga Festival Rishikesh

Price: Early Bird until July 31, 2019 Double Room + Tuition: $ 1280 USD; from August 01, 2019 Double Room + Tuition: $ 1480 USD (no single rooms available in the Ashram)


Come to Connect, Embrace, and Evolve


Explore the Theory and Practice of holistic liberation and cultivate an individualized, environmentally conscious Ayurvedic vegan diet.

Join us for the world famous annual International Yoga Festival in 2020 —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 home to Rishikesh: the birthplace of yoga, the home of the ancient yogis, sages and seers, and Yoga Capital of the World.

Connect with like-minded, conscious yogis and paradigm-shifters from every part of 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.

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.

The official festival schedule includes both Jivamukti Yoga Teachers as well as Dr. Gabriel Cousens. The Retreat includes full access to all festival classes as well as private classes with Dr. Gabriel Cousens. 


Jivamukti Yoga is a path to liberation through compassion for all beings. The Jivamukti Method is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” – relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Citing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which states that asana should be sthira and sukham, Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent (sthira) place of joy and happiness (sukham). This is a radical idea that, when put into practice, can dismantle our present culture, which is based on the notion that the Earth and all other animals exist for our benefit and to be exploited for our own selfish purposes. So the practice of asana becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others and thus lead to enlightenment – the dissolution of the sense of separateness, the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness.


M.D., M.D.(H.), N.D.(h.c.), D.D., Diplomate Ayurveda, Diplomate American Board of Holistic Medicine

Gabriel Cousens, the “liberated vegan from Eden”, is the author of thirteen internationally acclaimed books including Spiritual Nutrition and Creating Peace by Being Peace. Known worldwide as a spiritual teacher and the leading expert in live, plant-source nutrition, Dr. Cousens functions as a holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and cutting-edge researcher on healing diabetes naturally. He holds an M.D. from Columbia Medical School, a doctorate in homeopathy, and diplomas in Ayurveda, clinical acupuncture, and holistic medicine. His multicultural background as an ordained rabbi, an acknowledged yogi, and a four-year Native American Sundancer, adds insight to his “whole-person enlightenment” teachings. Dr. Cousens is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation.

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