North India Ashram Tour

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October 1, 2021 – October 12, 2021

What is an Ashram?

An ashram is a retreat centre with buildings for eating, sleeping, studying, meditating and yoga. Ashrams have been a place of worship, peace, learning and most importantly inner transformation and experience for centuries. Through various practices such as yoga and meditation as well as participation in ancient rituals and traditions, you will be fully immersed in the Ashram lifestyle. Here you will have the opportunity to join traditional fire pujas, ayurveda cooking courses, receive ancient ayurveda massages and treatments to suit all aliments and help balance the body’s energy points (chakras). With so many ashrams to choose from with varied quality and authenticity, Yoga Travels, with longtime experience in India, provides a curated trip to bring you to ashrams that will ensure a diverse, streamlined and top quality experience.

Price

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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 120 days before departure.

Highlights

  • Experience traditional fire puja and mantra chanting
  • Practice yoga and meditate with Indian teachers and international students
  • Satsang (question and answer period) with ashram swamis
  • healthy vegetarian diet (mild tasting)
  • Visit the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh

Program

Itinerary

We start our tour in Delhi where we head out by vehicle 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.

Our first stay in at an ashram which has a large beautiful campus set out in the countryside along the Ganges River. This ashram is quite modern in it’s design and built with great quantities of marble. Here you will experience daily yoga classes, twice daily meditation in a specifically designed meditation hall and daily philosophy discussions with the resident Swami.

Our next stay is at a 3 star hotel to begin our time in Rishikesh as we attend classes at the ashram in an urban setting. 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. This time in Rishikesh also includes a walking tour of the Beatles Ashram and the surrounding area for your shopping pleasure.

Our last stay is at a family ashram which is entering it’s third generation. This ashram also resides along the Ganges River. Here we will have more basic accommodation shared and single always with private bathrooms. The rooms are provided with sheets and blankets however if you would like a bit more comfort you may like to bring a sheet sleeping liner. The teachings from the yoga famlly are prevalent throughout the ashram with the brother and 2 sisters all offering their teachings on a daily basis. One of the sisters is also a vaidya – Ayurvedic doctor – and offers consultations. This ashram also has ayurveda treatments available based on the doctor’s prescription. The yoga taught here includes; breathing techniques, various cleansing techniques, chanting, mantras, meditation, different yoga styles along with yoga philosophy group discussions.

Daily Ashram Schedule

6:00 am Collective meditation

7:00 am Yoga Asanas

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Karma Yoga / Study Period

11:30 am Satsang (questions and answers)

1:00 pm Lunch

3:30 pm Tea

4:00 pm Individual study or practice / Karma Yoga

5:00 pm Yoga Asanas (optional)

6:00 pm Meditation / Kirtan (chanting)

7:00 pm Dinner

8:00 pm Cultural programs: reading, video, talks, singing, dancing

Our final stop is back to Delhi for either your flight home or a tour to the Taj Mahal or possibly the Golden Triangle, we can arrange any type of tour to add to your India experience. Does this sound intriguing? We will be there with you from start to finish for the tour, to answer your questions and pave the way for a unique and special vacation. Always keep in mind that the yoga on our tours is suitable for everyone.

If you are ready for a truly unique experience contact us at [email protected] and we can discuss this opportunity to experience living in an ashram and connecting with like-minded people from all over the world.

Included

  • All Yoga Travels Tours offer 1 yoga class daily and other yoga activities throughout the tour.

  • Airport pickup and departure transfers

  • Yoga Nidra experience with Janice Varuna

  • Practice yoga and meditate with Indian teachers and international students

  • Healthy vegetarian diet (mild tasting)

Not included

  • Internationa flights & any airport taxes

  • Personal expenses like, communication, laundry, bar bills, internet

  • Client’s medical and travel insurance

  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/rescue due to any unforeseen causes

  • Any other tours and transfers other than those mentioned above

  • Visas if required

  • Any extra nights at a hotel due to any reason, services not specified, meals not specified

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