Do you love yoga? Are you drawn to explore the origins of yoga in its birthplace… colorful India?
After many heart opening and inspiring trips to India, we (Isabelle and Leala) are excited to finally bring a group from Edmonton 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!
The first leg of the journey begins in Tiruvannamali, India in a beautiful village ashram near the holy mountain Arunachala. We will enjoy six days of yoga & workshops, delicious vegetarian meals made with fresh and locally grown ingredients, and colourful excursions with plenty of free time to journal, rest and explore on your own.
We will have a group travel day with a domestic flight to north India, to the yoga capital of the world and the home of Yogrishi Vishvketu and his ashram: Rishikesh!
In Rishikesh we will enjoy 4 days of powerful morning practices at Vishva’s ashram Anand Prakash, including meditation, Akhanda Yoga, fire pujas (fire ritual) and more. We will have a ceremony at the Ganga river, evening kirtans, satsang, nature walks, and exotic market shopping!
7 nights accommodation in Tiruvannamali, 5 nights in Rishikesh
Holistic yoga classes 2x daily
2-3 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 and on travel day between Tiru & Rishikesh
Flights, travel insurance and visa 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.
This is not a luxury tour. This is a group journey to ashrams, nature spots and holy sites that we love, in the context of yoga and inner inquiry. Accommodations are basic Indian ashram style.
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! Flights are as low as $985 currently, averaging around $1400.
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 Chennai airport Feb 11, Depart Dehli airport late Sunday night Feb 23 or after midnight on Feb 24th. Fly from Dheradun airport near Rishikesh or taxi from Rishikesh to Dehli on Sunday the 23th to arrive 4-5 hours before your flight. We will organize airport pick up in Chennai, and airport drop off for Dehli can be organized through Anand Prakash yoga ashram in Rishikesh. We will help you with this!
For our group travel day between Chennai & Delhi, you are responsible to book your own flight (approx $120 CAN). We will provide the flight number to book on when your deposit is received.
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.