🪷 Yoga in India: Radiance Retreat 2025


    NEWS FLASH: Prana is going to India in March 2025! Are you coming with us?

     

    🪷 Do you love yoga? Are you drawn to explore the origins of yoga in its birthplace… colourful India? Have you been secretly dreaming about having an adventure in India for years? Now’s your chance.

     

    🪷 After many heart opening and inspiring trips to India, we are thrilled once again to bring a group to share in our favourite treasures; ashrams, villages, sacred sites, nature spots, temples and markets. We’ll be introducing you to the wonders we have discovered, while holding space for deep inner practices and lots of delectable yoga!

     

    🪷 Enjoy ten amazing days of yoga & workshops, delicious vegetarian meals made with fresh and locally grown ingredients, colourful, eye and heart-opening excursions and inspirational activities balanced with plenty of free time to journal, rest and explore on your own.

     

    🪷 Our adventure begins in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of the holy Ganga river, in Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world! We’ll stay in a lovely boutique hotel near Yogrishi Vishvketu’s ashram, with beautiful mountain views and easy walking access to shops, cafes and the river. We will enjoy powerful morning practices with Vishvaji, including meditation, Akhanda Yoga, fire pujas (a fire ritual honouring the earth and the elements) and more, and practices and workshops with Leala as well. We will have a ceremony at the Ganga river, evening kirtans (singing), satsang (gathering to explore the nature of truth), nature walks, and some extremely fun market shopping!

     

    🪷 Next we’ll travel by bus an hour North to experience the beauty and wonder of Vishvaji’s new Jungle Ashram. The jungle ashram is in a gorgeous nature setting at the confluence of two mountain rivers. Here in the foothills of the Himalayas we’ll have a taste of the ancient stream of yoga while exploring periods of silence and deeper meditative practices. In the afternoons we’ll have time to visit village farms, swim in the river & explore the gorgeous surroundings!

     

    What’s included:

     

    • 6 nights accommodation in Rishikesh & 4 nights at Vishva’s Jungle Ashram
    • Daily holistic yoga classes and workshops
    • 1-3 delicious vegetarian meals daily (some days you can explore restaurants on your own if you choose)
    • Group excursions to temples, holy caves, markets, the Ganga river and more
    • Workshops and deeper inquiry work on non-excursion days
    • Evening kirtan singing, mythology, story telling & more
    • Airport transfer on arrival to Dheradun (30 minutes from Rishikesh)

     

    International and domestic flights, travel insurance and travel visa to visit India and are not included in the retreat price. Departure taxi or flight to Dehli is not included but we will help you book. More info below under flight booking.

     

    Optional add on: Professional photo shoot on the banks of the Ganga River + 1 more location

     

    This is a group journey to ashrams, nature spots and holy sites that we love, in the context of yoga and inner inquiry with simple, clean accommodations.

     

    Space is limited for this trip. Please book early to reserve your spot, and to get the best times and rates for the international flights. We will do our best to coordinate flight info, so where possible participants can fly together.

     

    All accommodation is shared (double). Private accommodation is subject to availability and for an extra fee

     

    🌺 Reserve Your Spot Now 🌺 

     

    Deposit: $600 -non-refundable. Remainder payment (after deposit): EARLY BIRD: $1299 before Sept. 15 /$1599 after

     

     

     

    PLEASE NOTE: This retreat can be combined with our 🐉 Bali Yoga Retreat March 18-26. Please email for discounted rates and flight recommendations to join both trips!

     

    REFUND POLICY: Retreat deposits are non-refundable. Retreat payments can be used as studio credit in case of cancellation: 2 months prior for international retreats, 2-3 weeks prior for local retreats. Retreats require venue bookings and minimum participants and are a large commitment. Thank you for understanding.

     

    For 200 hour trained teachers, this retreat counts as 40 hours of Yoga Alliance CEU’s OR 40 elective module hours for the Prana 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training.

     

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    Your guide:

     

    Leala Enfield is an E-RYT 500. Her yoga journey began over 30 years ago in NYC. Her first yoga class sparked a sense that there was much more to life than what the world had presented to her. Within a year, she had moved to the remote side of Maui where she met David Williams and began a three month intensive study of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She went on to develop an steady home practice. In 2000, Leala attended an Ashtanga Yoga teachers training course with renowned instructor David Swenson and in 2003 completed her 200 hour training through Trinity Yoga. After moving to Alberta, Leala began seeking a more holistic approach to yoga, one that would synergize her love of meditation, mindfulness, breath and embodied movement. She had a dream where she met and merged with an Indian sage who fused yoga and meditation into heart centered awakening. A few weeks later she met Yogi Vishvketu and began her journey into Akhanda® Yoga. In 2006 Leala founded Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton. Along with owning a busy urban yoga studio, Leala has raised a family, guided international yoga retreats, and taught numerous YTT programs in both Canada and India. Leala’s passions include practicing yoga outdoors, hiking, swimming and quality time with her family.

     

     

    What past participants had to say:

     

    “It was the most amazing spiritual journey of my life!  I became immersed in the vibrance and enchantment of the history and modern worlds of yoga as it lives today.”

     

    “Journey of a lifetime.. out of this world experience.”

     

    “I signed up to experience life in an ashram, to visit mystical places where Vedic sages lived and learned, and to experience food and shopping delights. It exceeded my expectations!  I was incredibly surprised how much I enjoyed the back to basics of Tiruvanamali and the the magical Akhanda Ashram.”

     

    “The retreat exceeded my expectations. Everything was so carefully planned, selected and executed; still in awe of it all.”

     

    “This retreat opened my mind, body and spirit to knowing a clearer more connected union within myself and those around me.”

     

    Flight booking info:

     

    Before booking flights, please pay your retreat deposit to reserve your spot, and wait to hear from us directly with additional information.

     

    For booking: Arrive in Dehli airport on Feb 28th (if you want a jet lag night) or March 1 before noon. You can either book a domestic flight from Dehli to Dheradun, or you can hire a taxi (approx 5-6 hours) through us at the ashram for a fee. If you arrive in Dheradun, we’ll organize pick up free of charge. Depart from Rishikesh/Dheradun to the Dehli airport late on Tuesday March 11th to fly out of Delhi after midnight on March 12 (flights to Canada often leave around 3am). Fly from Dheradun airport (near Rishikesh) or taxi from Rishikesh to Dehli on Tuesday the 11th to arrive 4-5 hours before your flight.

     

     

    We encourage you to stay a few extra days in Rishikesh after the retreat, as you will know your way around and can continue to enjoy Vishvaji’s ashram classes while exploring Rishikesh and area on your own or with friends.