North India Ashram Tour

Monday, October 14, 2019 – Sunday, October 27, 2019

Prices

$1,985 USD  twin share              $325 USD   Single Supplement 

A 20% non-refundable deposit (unless the tour is cancelled by us) is required to reserve your place on this tour. Full payment is due 70 days before departure.

Flights are not included in the tour price. DO NOT purchase any airline tickets until the tour is confirmed to take place!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Experience discussions (satsangs) with Indian Swamis on yogic philosophy
  • Meditate with groups of like-minded people
  • Visit Rishikesh Town the “birthplace of yoga”
  • Shop for unique yoga items and books only available in India
  • Enjoy a masala chai (tea) at a cafe
  • Participate in century old rituals along the banks of the Ganges River
  • Learn various types of yoga and meditation techniques

Inclusions

  • All Yoga Travels Tours offer at least 1 Yoga Class per day along with other yoga activities throughout the tour.

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Accomodations

13 nights in ashrams

Transport

  • coach
  • tuk-tuk
  • jeep
  • minivan

Meals

All meals at the Ashrams are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea)

Itinerary

13 Nights & 14 Days

We start our tour in Delhi where we head out towards the foothills of the Himalaya mountains, the Haridwar/Rishikesh area, a world famous locality on the sacred Ganges River with some of the oldest and most respected gurus (teachers) worldwide not only for yoga but also ayurveda, reiki, meditation, music, etc.

We will spend the first three days at an Ashram in the peaceful forest surroundings outside of Haridwar city along the banks of the Ganges River. We will have the opportunity to get into the Ashram lifestyle and begin to meditate in this beautiful ashram campus, practice sunrise yoga on the rooftop with the Himalayan Mountains as a back drop and sit with the swami of this ashram as he answers our questions on yoga and life.

We will then depart to the second ashram for a 7 day stay in the countryside situated alongside the holy Ganges river (Ganga), truly away from it all. This ashram has been welcoming individuals for meditation, renewal and spiritual growth for over 120 years and offers a most peaceful experience. You will be in a beautiful atmosphere which radiates loving kindness (metta) and is overseen by a Holy Man (Swami) who has lived at the ashram since 1977. You will have the opportunity to learn about the many aspects of yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, postures, chanting, etc.

Our third ashram is in the forest and a nice place to sit and reflect on the teachings we have received and also allows us to stay in the forest and head to town for some shopping. Excellent shopping is available in Rishikesh for all your needs and consultation can be provided for where to get ancient ayurvedic Indian herbal medicines and other natural items for everyday cleansing and use. Rishikesh is world renowned for these items. Moreover, if you have specialized requests in terms of treatments or sessions we will liaise with our local contacts to assist you in getting excellent treatments. We will enjoy a variety of daily yoga and meditation classes.

We intend to return to our first Ashram for our last visit to complete the circle of learning and participate in our last meditations.
Then we will start heading back towards Delhi stopping for our last meal together along the way.
Our final stop is back to Delhi for either your flight home or a private tour that we can arrange for you.

Typical Daily Ashram Schedule

6:00 Collective meditation

7:00 Yoga Class

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Karma Yoga / Study Period

11:30 Satsang (questions and answers)

1:00 Lunch

3:30 Tea

4:00 Individual study or practice / Karma Yoga

5:00 Yoga Class (optional)

6:00 Meditation / Kirtan

7:00 Dinner

8:00 Cultural programs: reading, video, talks

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