From Here to Bikaner

Nagaur, Rajasthan, India

SW
4 reviews
Jan 7 - 13, 2020
Group size: 8 - 12
From Here to Bikaner
Nagaur, Rajasthan, India

4 reviews

$700
Deposit: $350
Jan 7 - 13, 2020
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

 This is a first! We’re surely going to end  up on national news for this stunt. We are hosting 12 fortunate,  burned-out, ready-for-a-road-trip people on a caravan from  the ashram to Bikaner! You, a partner, and a camel with covered carriage  will walk veeeeerrrry slowly through the desert. Decompress  with Papu the camel, write that book that’s been sitting on the back  burner for the last decade, or get to know your wife again. Papu has a  saddle and a carriage so the seating is up to you – up top or down  below. We’ll be camping and cooking along the way, “rough”. So you’ll  also learn some recipes from our new ashram cook book Yogi Recipe Book,  and participating in morning yoga classes, and evening satsang.


Along  the way there will be some surprises – wildlife, celebration, stories,  music and dance. 


Once we arrive in Bikaner, we will tour the famous  Junagarh Fort, and participate in all the festivities associated with  Bikaner camel festival. We will all stay together comfortably in  pre-arranged housing with pure veg meals. You can then begin the next  leg of your journey from the train station, or return to the ashram by  vehicle to extend your stay.



What’s included

  • Camel
    2 person camel, carriage, driver
  • Rough Sleep
    Bedding to travel & rough camping
  • Water
    Pure drinking water
  • Meals
    3 vegetarian meals + 2 chai
  • Hygiene
    Facilities for rough bathing
  • Overnight @ Camel Fest
    Room & meals @ Bikaner Camel Festival
  • 2 nights @ ashram
    before & after trek
  • Transfer to ashram
    before and after trek
  • Personal expenses
    sourvenires, health, communications
  • Transfer from Bikaner
    Guests can travel on from Bikaner at their own expense via train or car
  • Travel Insurance
    Required

Available options

Yoga Lifestyle Workshop17 left
$999

Itinerary

Day 1 - 7 Jan
Arrive at Ashram

A shuttle will transport you from Jodhpur airport at or around 2 PM carrying you in comfortable vehicles to the ashram, 1.5 hours north. There you will refresh, eat and enjoy campus before music and drumming in the temple. During satsang (spiritual conversation) there will be an orientation about the camel caravan. You can read more about the ashram at Shri Jasnath Asan.

Your Organizer


SW
Sita Wellness LLC
4 reviews
Shree is an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, trained in India. She specializes in unraveling the mysteries of neck pain and other maladjustments in lifestyle, and the accumulated trauma manifesting in the body's organs & systems. She offers private sessions, weekly public classes, monthly workshops nationally, and an annual retreat at her ashram in north India. Her focus in treatment is to reconnect the student with their body's nature, and its inherent potential to self-heal. "Changes in mindset and lifestyle is a challenge in today's modern society. But with a traditional framework from the original Indian healing traditions, transformation is possible - no matter what the ailment." Therapies include immersion in nature - trees and birds will heal you if you can learn their ways.

Reviews

The experience exceeded my expectations. I met incredible women from around world. We talked, did art, learned about important causes, shopped, did yoga, danced, ate delicious food, provided a safe space for each other to share their hearts, did workshops, sang songs. It was togetherness Maximus and I LOVED every second. The rooms are large. I felt safe. It was awesome.
By Michelle Kennedy for Utsava Maa on Jan 28, 2020
The gathering of women at the festival was unforgettable. The ashram accommodation was still being finished as we arrived, but the rooms were spacious and facilities adequate. The atmosphere was lively and warm and far outweighed the austerity. I would highly recommend Attending the next festival.
By carla simmons for Utsava Maa on Jan 13, 2020
I'll be back! Excellent food and wonderful entertainment. Thank you for arranging this festival. AMAZING! Just a word to the wise: be sure to pack REALLY warm clothes, there are no heaters in the rooms and it's freezing. But we learned to be one with nature..... :)
By Courtney Ziani for Utsava Maa on Jan 07, 2020
The ashram met and exceeded my expectations in every way possible. The absolute highlight of my experience was meeting so many wonderful people, from the staff, karma yogis, instructors, and fellow global participants. Each day exceeded the day before, from the lovingly grown (Ramuji) prepared (Papu) and served (Champa & Jagdish) food to the Wellness Center treatments (thank you, Shreejan, Jagdish, & Champa). Daily Puja and Satsang deeply touched my soul and being in the loving presence of Guruji was a spiritual awakening. Shopping excursion and Indian ‘fast food’ for car trip back to the ashram was a delightful day and the camel caravan and the sleepover at the safari camp was the perfect conclusion to entire experience. I may have returned from the ashram, but I still hold a piece of it in my heart and I’m forever grateful for the amazing experience. Thank you. Namaste, Ann Blum
By Ann Blum for Yoga Lifestyle Workshop on Jan 18, 2019