India

“Namaste” -The divine in me bows down to the divine in you, and when we are both in this sacred place, we are one.

India offers a kaleidoscope of sensory experience that you will never forget.  Experience the birthplace of yoga, as you encounter Rishis, Gurus, and other spiritual masters. Open your heart in devotion with Bhakti, and cleanse your karmas with a bath in the Ganges River. Go camel trekking in the deserts of Rajasthan, and dance through ancient temples and romantic palaces. Breathe in the intricate combination of spices, incense, chai, and more curries than you can sample in one journey. Dance to the Tablas, and mingle with multicolored cows. Connect to the divine essence through sacred offerings and fire ceremonies. Meditate with the support of the elevating spiritual energies of the Himalayas and the temple of the Dalai Lama.

Is the Taj Mahal also calling you?  For each of our India journeys, we are now offering an optional 2 day add on visit to Agra and the Taj Mahal!  Contact us for more information!


Lotus of the Desert Retreat- 18 Days/17 Nights

$2,450

Receiving Lakshmi's Blessing in RajasthanA Women’s Journey through Rajasthan.
with Kristie
January 27th-February 13th, 2018
Minimum 4 People, Maximum 15

Highlights- Pushkar, Blue City of Jodhpur, Desert Camel Trekking, Jaisalmer, Mystical Delhi

The lotus has its roots in dark murky waters, yet still grows towards the light and blossoms where it has been planted.

The Lotus of the Desert Retreat is a powerful exploration of the divine feminine and how she manifests within  us. It is a chance to discover how each one of us may grow into our abundant potential and fully bloom where WE have been planted in our lives. It is a unique opportunity to travel as a group of women, in sisterhood, supporting one another as we open and flower as the radiant beings that we are!

With Mother India as our supporting guide and teacher, we will experience an inner journey towards greater self-knowledge, clarity, and personal empowerment, as we adventure through the colorful, vibrant, exotic Indian state of Rajasthan.  In moments of self- introspection we will retreat into silence, yoga, meditation, sacred ritual, healing, dance, and group sharing. In other moments, we will live with presence in the movement of life amidst ancient temples, exquisite palaces, sacred waters, never ending deserts, smiling camels and exuberant locals. Our journey will move through 3 main phases that correlate with the energies of the the Goddesses-Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati.

You can relax deeply and safely into your journey as our India experienced guides and teachers organize all the daily travel details, take you to the cleanest, most delicious restaurants, unveil sacred powerful sites, bring you to their favorite teachers, and help you navigate in a sometimes chaotic country.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1
Delhi- Arrive in Delhi by 3pm-Group meeting, Opening and Invocation, Delicious Indian dinner.
Day 2-4
Delhi to Blue City Jodhpur- Travel by train and arrive in the quaint and beautiful garden hotel in Mandore. Here we will practice resting in an inner state of silence amidst the bustling Indian City. We will explore the winding streets of the blue city, visit Mehrangarth Fort, and head out on safari to visit local artist villages, Bishnoi (peaceful Jain people) villages and local wildlife.
Day 5
Jodhpur-Jaisalmer- We will arrive with the sunrise via night train, in the Golden Living Fort of Jaisalmer. We will have the chance to stay in a beautifully restored hotel set in the walls of the Golden Fort.  Here we will experience traditional Rajasthan life, cuisine, and customs.  We will explore ancient temples and cobblestone streets. Our Yoga practice will be set high upon the rooftop, overlooking the beauty of the fort and Indian Life.
Day 6-8
Camel Trekking Jaisalmer- This phase of the journey will be a chance to experience the profound silence of the Desert Landscape as we travel upon camels into some of the more remote areas of Rajasthan. We will visit local villages, move through breathtaking landscapes, and sleep on sand dunes beneath a sky of infinite stars. On the final day of the trek, we will return to Jaisalmer for restorative yoga and relaxation.
Day 8-10
Return to Jaisalmer for embodying abundance.- Delicious Food, shopping, Integration, a hotel fit for Queens. Opportunities to take more time for relaxation, deepening into meditation and Yoga, dance.
Day 10-11
Jaislamer-Pushkar-Travel by evening train and taxi to the the Sacred Brahma city of Pushkar- Pushkar is a quaint desert oasis situated around a beautiful Lotus-shaped lake. It is the only holy place dedicated to the creative force of Brahma and is powerful pilgrimage site. Upon our arrival, we will deepen our journey with a sunset Yoga practice, meditation, rest, and exploration.
Day 12-16
Pushkar- Supported by the oasis’ high spiritual vibration, we will balance our time between inner exploration and connection to sacred desert sites. This portion of the retreat includes daily yoga and meditation, sunrise and sunset hikes to the mountain-top temples of the Goddesses Gayatri and Savitri/Saraswati, and Shaktipeeth Goddess Temple. We will also visit ashrams from the Satya Yuga era, Potato Baba,  and the Brahma Temple.
Day 16-18
Delhi- Evening arrival in Delhi on day 16.  Experience the spiritual aspects of Delhi as we integrate our experience of moving meditation within the Lotus Temple, Riskshaws, markets, busy streets, and delicious restaurants. Here we will have our retreat closing and Integration back into the world

Price Includes:
17 Nights Deluxe Shared Accommodation(single is available for $480 more)
2 meals per day(Healthy Vegetarian)
Yoga/Meditation Classes
Group Sharing/integration Sessions
Personal Support for deeper processing
Transportation throughout the journey
Experienced guides

Price Does Not Include:
Visas
Souvenirs
Tips/gratuities
International Airfare
Travel Insurance
Extra meals/Snacks/Alcoholic Drinks


Mystical Northern India- 15 Days/14 Nights

$2,100

Receiving Shiva's blessing as we head to our Vinyasa Yoga Class, Rishikesh, IndiaA Meditative Journey into Presence
with Kristie and Chris
March 8-March 22, 2018
Minimum 4 People, Maximum 15

Highlights- Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dharamsala, Norbulingka, Mystical Delhi

Balancing a simultaneous inner and outer journey, our Northern India Retreat will explore the theme of presence as we move from the chaos and hidden mysticism of Delhi, to the shores of Mother Ganga in Rishikesh, to the higher Himalayas of the Dalai Llama’s home in Dharamsala. We will learn to experience greater awareness with our daily practice of sadhana (spiritual practice) that includes Yoga asana, pranayama, mantra, and silence. With support from each other and the powerful spiritual energies of the Himalayas, we will live our moving meditation exploring sacred sites, busy marketplaces, outdoor adventures, satsang with spiritual masters, and the simple craziness of life in India.

This retreat will give you tools to help you to integrate a more meditative awareness into your everyday life. Life with presence is the key to expand beyond fears and doubts, to embody your purpose, and to live from your empowered creative self, regardless of outside influences.

You can relax deeply and safely into your journey as our India experienced guides and teachers organize all the daily travel details, take you to the cleanest, most delicious restaurants, unveil sacred powerful sites, bring you to their favorite teachers, and help you navigate in a sometimes chaotic country.

Are you ready to go on a trip of a lifetime to one of the most powerful and profoundly exotic places on earth? YES?!  Connect with us now!

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1
Delhi-Arrival in Delhi by 1PM- Group meeting, visit Lotus Temple, delicious Indian dinner
Day 2
Delhi to Rishikesh- Travel by train from Delhi to the powerful Holy city of Haridwar. Then head to Laxmanjula, Rishikesh for our opening circle in the foothills of the Himalayas, on the banks of Ma Ganges. Evening Yoga and Meditation
Day 3-7
Rishikesh- We will explore the magical “Yoga Capital of the world” and connect to the powerful energies of this sacred Hindu place. We will explore various yoga teachers and styles, listen to satsangs with enlightened masters, visit the ashram that the Beatles stayed in, open our hearts through Kirtan, explore the holy Shiva temple of Neelkanth, Meditate in the ashram of AnandaMayi, experience the Hindu Color festival of Holi, learn about Ayurvedic Cooking, cleanse some Karmas with a Ganga bath, and open to the unique teachings that this sacred place has for each one of us. Within this time, we will also deepen our states of awareness with time in total silence alongside Mother Ganga.
Day 8
Rishikesh to Dharmsala- Train to the sacred Tibetan Buddhism Village of Little Lhasa: Dharamsala
Day 9-13
Dharamsala- We will continue our experiential journey as we expand our consciousness with the support of the Higher Himalayas. We will meditate in the temple of his Holiness the Dalai Lama, practice walking meditation as we hike the mountain Triund and sleep near its summit,  share with Tibetan Refuges, visit the Karmapa at Norbulingka, and spend a day in complete silence to deepen our state of meditation.
Day 14-15
Dharamsala to Delhi- Experience the spiritual aspects of Delhi as we integrate our experience of moving meditation within Riskshaws, markets, busy streets, and delicious restaurants. We will also visit the Red Fort, Delhi Temples, and the Gandhi Museums.

Price Includes:
14 Nights Shared Accommodation(single is available for $400 more)
2 meals per day(Healthy Vegetarian)
Yoga/Meditation Classes
Group Sharing/integration Sessions
Personal Support for deeper processing
Transportation throughout the journey
2+ Experienced guides

Price Does Not Include:
Visas
Souvenirs
Tips/gratuities
International Airfare
Travel Insurance
Extra meals/Snacks/Alcoholic Drinks