A Life Changing Journey
IS INDIA CALLING?
I invite you to come play in the field of enlightened masters, ancient priestesses, brave adventurers, cosmic devis, and a nature that embraces you in its wild and wonderful majesty. We will visit old Delhi, including Mahatma Gandhi’s home and memorial, the Taj Mahal, Rishikesh, ancient temples, the sacred caves of the first Yogis, Vedic Temples, Devi Shrines. We will also take a dip into the holy Ganges, wander the forested foothills of the mighty Himalayas in India, join thousands from around the world at the International Yoga Festival, be blessed by saints, inspired by Satsang, and be rejuvenated by an Ayurvedic retreat upriver in the baby Himalayas.
THE 2019 GANGA YATRA: JOURNEY TO THE SOURCE
A Yatra is a sacred journey, a trip with purpose, travel with intent. If India is calling, this Yatra offers the experience of a lifetime.
DETAILS AND REGISTRATION
Ganga Yatra: February 25 – March 10
February 25-26: Delhi
February 27: Agra, Taj Mahal
February 28: Rishikesh
March 1-7: The Int’l Yoga Festival 2019 + Ganga Puja, Temples + Seva at Orphanage
March 8-10: Ayurvedic Retreat on the Ganges, upriver in the forests of the baby Himalayas
Please Note: These dates do not include travel days to and from your home country. Departure is from Rishikesh the morning of March 10, 2019.
Having led groups on 9 separate trips to India, I have a deep affection for the country, its history, its customs, and above all, for its people. India is the land of my heart, and it gives me deep delight to share it with true Sadhaks, those spiritually mature persons who can understand without explanation the depth of presence, kindness and wisdom in the modern day people of the ancient storied Bharat. I am also schooled in the sacred texts, mantras, practices and narratives of the land, so our journeys are filled with story-telling and song, heart connections and Love.
This trip is for you if… 1) You appreciate the beauty of silence and the value of authentic sharing; 2) You understand the transformational power of a trip like this and the empowerment of taking full ownership for all that is personally experienced; 3) you find beauty in a rock, treasure in a feather, grace in a blade of grass, souvenirs in the eyes of a child, and infinity in the present moment.
Traveling through India is difficult on the physical body, but for those who have, as Antoine St. Exupery said, “The eyes to see with the heart,” India offers immeasurable, life-altering value, and heart-expanding connections. This is a trip of a lifetime.
For 14 days in India with sages, saints, vaidyas, yogacharyas, ganga darshan, himalayan heaven, jungle adventure, temples and meditation caves and an unforgettable trip immersed in sacred healing, vedic teachings and extraordinary beauty ~
Includes all accommodation, meals (except if you choose to go out), week-long International Yoga Festival, excursions, group travel, Ganges Temple Tours, Seva at a very special orphanage and school for “untouchables” + Ayurveda Retreat + Vedic teachings every day with Laura.
2019 GANGA YATRA: JOURNEY TO THE SOURCE
February 25 – March 10
These trips are limited in size. To secure your place, we need two things from you:
Once you’ve registered, we will email you our thank you email with travel booklet. If it doesn’t arrive within 24 hours, send up a smoke signal (ie, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your $500 deposit is refundable until December 10, 2018, after which it becomes a non-refundable deposit. Your deposit by October 30, 2018 holds your early-bird pricing. Payment in full is due on or before December 30, 2018.
Payment plans: Paypal offers payment plans with 6 months interest free.
Please note: Flights are separate. It’s great to fly together, and we will create a group forum to meet your fellow Yatrikas, share flight details and connect, once we’ve received your deposit.
In addition to transatlantic flights, all airline baggage costs will be your responsibility.
An immense thank you to National Geographic photographer Peter McBride for his gorgeous images here that were taken when he journeyed to India with us a few years back. Peter’s award-wining article for National Geographic, Chasing the Sacred: Down the Ganges From Source to Sea is stunning. I highly recommend it is a taste of what we will experience and where we will be.
This article Here Comes the Sun is a great description of Peter’s trip to India with us.
Jai Ma Guru!
This is such a rich, deep, sacred experience. It touched my heart so deeply and lives with me now eternally.Carol
To be in the place where Yoga developed is awe-inspiring. Everything about this trip is memorable. It really is beyond words.Mary
India taught me so much about myself, about life, about my practice, but mostly it taught me to open my heart, and I am a new man.Tim
Travelling with Laura is incredible. She knows so much about the place, its customs, the spiritual practices and its wisdom. Above all, she cares. You really feel nurtured on this trip. It’s so full of love. The heart expands. Takes flight. Soars. It’s amazing.Diane