- Participating in daily yoga & meditation classes
- Learning about ayurvedic treatments & cooking
- Staying at 3 different ashrams
- Learning about local customs and traditions
- Relaxing in the hills of the Himilaya
- Immersing yourself in Ashram lifestye
Day 1-14: India Ashram Yoga Tour
An ashram is a retreat centre with buildings for eating, sleeping, studying, meditating and yoga.
Does this sound intriguing? Every year we experience Ashram life in different ashrams located around Rishikesh, India. We will be there with you from start to finish, to answer your questions and pave the way for a unique and special vacation. The yoga on our tours is suitable for everyone. You can do yoga regardless of your age or physical abilities, Janice Varuna teaches an overall holistic approach including a balanced sequence of physical poses, breathing techniques, relaxation, mantras and meditation.
“Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.” – Patanjali
Finisterra Travel has partnered with the Yogis at Yoga Travels to create a Yoga Tour like no other. Join us on this exciting tour which will provide you with an authentic Indian Ashram experience. 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 poojas, ayurvedic cooking courses, receive ancient ayurvedic 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 tailored trip to bring you to ashrams that will ensure a diverse, streamlined and top quality experience.
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 begin with a 3 day stay in Rishikesh at our first ashram. 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 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, cleansing of the body (kriyas), etc.
We will spend our last 4 days at our third ashram providing you with an in-depth insight into the rituals and practices of ashram life.
Our final stop is back to Delhi for either your flight home or a private tour that we can arrange for you.
If you are ready for a truly unique experience contact us at email@example.com and we can discuss this opportunity to experience living in an ashram and connecting with like-minded people from all over the world.
Janice Varuna’s journey into yoga began in the 1990’s with classes in a community centre. And then in 2000 she slowly found her way back to yoga by taking Ayurvedic cooking classes. She experienced a debilitating back injury and was drawn to yoga based on the holistic nature of yoga healing. She started with weekly yoga classes, and slowly healing happened. Inspired by her own healing, yoga became a part of her life. Varuna has studied with teachers around the world, India, Europe, the Americas and all over Asia. Much of her training has been in India where she travels to annually to continue her studies. Having travelled to over 120 countries, Janice Varuna has a wealth of life and travel experiences, and today her focus is on sharing this knowledge and her passion for yoga. In her classes, she leads students through graceful postural sequences and teaches breathing, chanting, meditation and self-awareness.
Janice Varuna’s philosophy is that there are no age or physical limitations that should stop anyone from benefiting from yoga’s incredible power to improve physical wellness and bring emotional peace and clarity. Janice Varuna’s purpose is to guide students as they explore their physical and mental abilities through yoga. Janice Varuna makes her home in Ottawa, Canada.
- 13 nights ashram & hotel accommodation
- All meals in ashrams (breakfast, lunch and dinner and afternoon tea)
- All ground transportation
- Services of an experienced Yoga teacher/guide
- All applicable taxes
- International flights
- Services not specified, meals not specified
- Tips for local guides, restaurant staff at included meals, drivers, housekeeping staff, porters, etc
- Mandatory travel insurance
- Optional trip cancellation insurance
- Personal items
- Departure taxes (domestic and international if applicable)
Flights are not included in the tour price. DO NOT purchase any airline tickets until the Indian Ashram Tour is confirmed to take place. Pre and post tours can be arranged through available at an additional charge. Please contact Finisterra Travel for further details firstname.lastname@example.org
For all passports please verify with the India Embassy in your home country for visa requirements as you are responsible for obtaining your India visa if required. Also note that most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months from the date of your return flight. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation. For further Indian Visa information visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa
Date: OCT 23-NOV 5, 2017
Full payment is due 60 prior to departure.