Past Trips

Reviews

JT
This trip can not be described. I should have paid triple what I paid for this experience. This trip was like having my hand held as I was walked through the Epic Ramayana and the footsteps of Lord Rama. It's been six months and it feels like I am still there, and I can't wait to go back. Erica brings together her own knowledge along with the loving guides who are truly subject matter experts. I think the best way to describe this trip is a spiritual transfusion of energy. The people attracted to this trip are instant family and such a source of support on a daily basis. If everyone were to go on this trip with Erica once in their life, there would be no serious conflict. I think the greatest gift of this trip is to see yourself. - James (Washington, D.C.)
JT
It's taken me a year to sit down and write this review because honestly I'm still overwhelmed. To travel with Erica is to travel with the Divine -- There are no worries, no issues, and every moment is an experience wrapped in complete and total love. To travel with those companions called to these trips is to discover family you didn't know you had. For me this trip was so much more than an opportunity to observe mother nature in the raw of the deep African bush. It was an opportunity to connect with life in a way that I seek to emulate daily. Truly a blessing that I hope I have the opportunity to experience again with my children! - James T (Washington, DC)
Get ready for the most beautiful and loving assault on your senses. You will leave a changed person, for the better. You are in nurturing and capable hands with guides that are matter experts in the rich history of all the magical places you will visit. Don't miss the chance to go!
My deepest gratitude to Erica, Udo, and Sanjay for guiding our group through the off-beaten paths of India. It was a journey like no other where I was able to let go and enjoy the experience to its fullest knowing that all the details where taken care of. The itinerary, hotel and food choices, as well as ways of transportation were put together with much thoughts. Amazingly, there was always room to allow for the magic of the moment to shine through. Yoga was practiced as a whole in body, mind, spirit so as to plant the seed of Transformation. Thank you!!
How would I describe this trip? The value I received (and continue to receive!) goes way beyond words, but I'll try! At every step, traveling with Erica taught me that I am capable of far more than I believed. This is one of my favorite things about her: she constantly and lovingly guides people toward the best versions of themselves. This was more than a vacation - it was a healing journey through and through. I came to learn and to grow and I did. I loved traveling with our small, tight-knit group. From our first welcome dinner on Day One to hiking Macchu Picchu together at sunrise near the end of the trip, we bonded quickly and closely. Each day brought awesome conversation where we all supported one another in facing fears and challenges, and also celebrated moments of breakthrough and bravery. I believe the strength of our group is a testament to the kind of energy Erica attracts. A trip with her is basically guaranteed to be made up of open, loving, and high-minded people. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the wonderful hotels! After long days of hiking and adventuring it was amazing to come back to such great places. The rooms were clean and beautiful, the beds were cozy, the showers were hot and the food was delicious. Erica and Udo did an amazing job lining all of that up. In addition, it was a big help knowing that rides to and from the airport were covered, as well as transport during the entire trip. I was so grateful to have that all taken care of ahead of time. I also want to mention our incredible guide, Gonzalo. It was so special to be led by him as his home is in Peru and his passion and respect for the places we visited was evident. His positive presence elevated our daily activities to an even higher level, and I loved getting to engage in frequent moments where we all took quiet time to reflect on the beauty of our surroundings and to be grateful for the breathtaking nature around us. This was a truly special time in a beautiful country. I'm typically a pretty anxious person and a timid traveler, so this was definitely a move that went out of my comfort zone, but that's exactly why it meant so much to me. I learned so much from going on this journey, and the lessons just continue to unfold now that I'm back home. Erica's a truly special person and a wonderful leader. ESPECIALLY go on this trip if you're scared. There's no better person to show you that you can overcome any fear.
If you have an opportunity to travel to Peru with Erica, JUST DO IT. I am still feeling the vibrations and goodness of this life-changing journey as I sit here at work, typing this review. :) Going to Peru with Erica was one of the best decisions I've made. Erica & Udo designed the absolute perfect experience in Peru: every detail added to an incredible journey, with plenty of room to take in the sights, sounds & feels of stunning, incredible Peru. The amazing Gonzalo was the BEST guide we could have ever hoped for! Through his eyes and heart, we felt the beauty of the Incan empire and the love for "Pacha Mama" (Mother Earth.) The stunning hotels, easy transit, outings, meals and activities were all absolutely perfect. We had just enough time to be active and also take in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu at our own pace and with our own beat. We felt safe and taken care of every step of the way. I can't imagine seeing Peru for the first time any other way: I am so grateful to Erica, Udo & Gonzalo for making the experience perfect! Thank you so much. :)
The hotels where extremely comfortable, clean, and at prime locations. The food was fresh, delicious, varied and healthy. Most importantly, much Love and Care went into the planning of the activities. This has been a trip of a lifetime and I look forward to another opportunity traveling with Erica.
This was a trip of a lifetime. It’s hard to put into words what this trip meant to me. I’ve been to India a few times and I felt ready to experience some new places with a different leader. I met Erica on my first India trip in 2016 and she made such an impact on that trip and in my life since then. Erica goes above and beyond what a “trip curator” is. She will take you on an adventure...physically, emotionally, and spiritually if that’s what you’re seeking. If you are only prepared for one of those—she will help you attain that! Honestly, Erica is everything. If you get sick-she will do whatever it takes to help you get well. If you need a shoulder to cry on-she’s there. She sees the whole group and takes the time to make everyone feel comfortable and accepted. She’s easy going when you want to shop an extra 5 minutes or if you need another ginger lemon tea. She’s informative about the places we go and you never feel like a tourist. I didn’t have to worry or stress about what was next. I’m looking forward to my next trip wherever she goes!
I’m still unpacking mentally from the India trip! Where to begin to describe the experience? I met Erica at a Bhakti workshop in January 2019, this is where I learned about the India retreat. Although I only just met Erica, her energy was infectious and I knew I wanted to go. Of course I was nervous, not knowing anyone and traveling so far from home, but I signed up for the ‘magical carpet ride’ and have no regrets. The trip was certainly magical with all the culture, foods, sights and once in a lifetime experiences. The group of yogis that joined the trip were wonderful, we all bonded with the help of great activities orchestrated by Erica and Udo. Every detail was so well planned with the support of the team put together by Erica and Udo. I always felt supported and secure, not a care or worry - I was where I needed to be at all times. I would highly recommend traveling with Erica and Udo!
It was an Absolutely Amazing Experience! Erica and Udo are a great team! I loved the group size which was small and intimate. They both held space for each of us with extreme care. They are incredibly knowledgeable and really fun to be with! I can’t wait to travel with these two again!
WOW! This journey is hard to put into words... but India is guarantee for a life-changing experience. I feel beyond thankful for everything that Erica and her ‚team‘ made possible for us! We travelled to sacred areas of india where pure magic unfolt. It was wild and soft and hilarious and sad and everything at the same time... All this deep experience and all the transformation was possible only cause the team took care of literally everything! Inside and out! Such a comfort and ease in handling every day travel with everything going on around in wild India... I absolutely recomment this trip - and let me say... I am usually not a group traveller type ;)
Amazing trip - Erica and Udo have really picked the top locations and accomodations - just mesmerizing to do yoga overlooking the Red Sea or in the desert in Wadi Rum. Erica is an amazing yoga teacher, everytime I practice with her I learn something new. My only regret is that we stayed only one night in Wadi Rum...
It’s taken me months to be able to write my review for this trip because how do you describe the indescribable? I live in Colorado and have experienced the German, Swiss and Italian Alps but there was something so incredibly humbling about the mountains in Peru ✨ I was awestruck by the experiences I had while there and am still processing many of them. But what really took hold during that trip was the sense of oneness with the land and animals like I have never experienced before. I had wanted a few gratuitous yoga pics after our hike through the salt mines, but, what I actually saw wasn’t me at all it was the incredible landscape that sprawled all around me. I saw the beauty of this magnificent setting and honestly didn’t even care that I was in the picture at all. I was able to focus on the picture as a whole instead of allowing my vision to narrow down to just me. It a magical, spiritual, freeing trip.
DN
If someone ask me to go on another Trip with Erica i would say "YES, of Course!" in a Heartbeat. It took me a While to realise how amazing and fulfilling this Trip to Jordan was. This Country offers so much History, so many beautiful Places and was completely safe. The Trip itself was extremely well planned and the Package offered more than i ever expected. I highly recommend Erica and Udo to anybody. You won't be disappointed. ;)
Truly, one of the best trips I've taken! Jordan is a safe and beautiful country to explore. Petra and Wadi Rum will leave you speechless. Our accommodations and meals were always 5 star. Besides all that the trip leaders are wonderful. They create a warm loving atmosphere where your days are filled with laughter and fun. The groups are kept small which I believe helps in the ability to maintain and easy fun loving group dynamic. If its Jordan you are going to or another of Udo and Erica's trips you won't be disappointed you will enjoy your time and who knows maybe you might see me there too!
Erica made the difference on this yoga adventure in Peru. She delivered a powerful experience that was nourishment for the mind, body and soul which made my heart sing and my mind let go. I am so grateful for the opportunity to immerse myself in all the wonder I found in Peru because I didn’t need to worry about all the details. I felt so at ease trusting that that part of the trip would be taken care of for me. To my amazement it turned out to be one wow day after another. The way Erica can give everyone on and off the mat individualized attention like you’re the only person in the room with her in a room full of people, the way a baby alpaca runs into your arms or how awesome it was to have the Neil Diamond of Peru join you for a shamanic experience are just a few of my fondest memories from this experience. I will treasure my alpaca hat, cocoa tea, condor feather musical instrument, the spiritual climbs, the ceremonies and natural bonding of amazing people who were together on this journey. It’s possible the bar was set high for this trip but I will still say without hesitation, “Another Trepta Yoga Retreat could never be a bad idea.”
A genuine adventure both spiritually and materially. We saw ancient sacred cities, had enough time to absorb the mood yet move from place to place efficiently to get an incredible amount of visuals in during the 16 day tour. Erica was knowledgeable about India, fun to be with and as nurturing as a mother. All accommodations were wonderful, well placed and a great haven when we returned from our activities. Big time kudos to Erica. I would most definitely go on another tour with her and highly recommend erica to anyone else looking for adventure that is both fun and spiritually deep.
MR
I recently returned from a 16 day tour around India with Erica and Udo. I’m not really a tour person but have to say it never really felt like I was on a tour , more like traveling around with a bunch of fun, eclectic friends on an amazing adventure. The trip went seamlessly, which in a country like India is a feat in itself.... Udo is meticulous and chooses only the best hotels , local guides and restaurants and gently showed us around without us ever feeling herded. As for Erica , well I nicknamed her the wizard as she has this amazing ability to connect with people and bring out the best in them. They both shared their knowledge and insight of this amazing country which took us to places I never imagined I’d get to experience. India , like the ads say, IS incredible and I couldn’t have imagined a better way to experience it than with Erica and Udo. Thank you for the memories that will last a lifetime. I’m already thinking of signing up for another trip soon !
Traveling India with the love and guidance of Erica, Udo and our guides exceeded my expectations. No I mean like really, seriously out of this world exceeded my expectations. From the stunning scenery to the food (I’m a huge foodie) to the lessons I learned I can’t begin to accurately express how incredible this 16 day adventure truly was. We laughed hysterically, ate fully and our souls were filled to the brim throughout our journey. This was one of the best gifts I could have ever given myself. Thank you Erica and Udo for organizing such a life transforming trip. You guys rock!
PS
This was my second trip with Erica ( I went to Peru with her) so I was pretty sure it was going to be amazing but it surpassed all my expactations! It was like a wild 16 days ride on a magic carpet through some of the Holy places in India many of which out of the tourist route. Very well organized, incredible group, always felt safe, magical moments, Ioga sessions with chanting and stories about the Indian gods and so much more. An amazing experience I will never forget. So if you have an open heart and want to go out of the ordinary Tourist tours don´t exitate, Erica is your ticket! Thank you so much Erica and Udo
When someone asks me about how Thailand was the only word I have been able to find to describe this trip is incredible. Every single day was so special thanks to all the love and energy Erica and Udo put into planning such a spectacular journey. I couldn't be more happy with the entire trip. I thank you both with my whole heart. Where is my passport going next?