India Yatra - Bhakti, Yoga & Kirtan Adventure

Vrindavan, India

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18 reviews
Feb 1 - 10, 2019
Group size: 8 - 25
India Yatra - Bhakti, Yoga & Kirtan Adventure
Vrindavan, India

  • Facebook verified
18 reviews

Deposit: $500
Feb 1 - 10, 2019
Group size: 8 - 25

About this trip

India Yatra - Bhakti, Yoga & Kirtan adventure with KIRTANIYAS, Sita Devi and The Hanuman project

Join the KIRTANIYAS, Sita Devi and The Hanuman Project for another transformational pilgrimage to the sacred lands of India for an unforgettable spiritual journey. Embark on a ten day sojourn as pilgrim adventurers guided by the musically talented and spiritually-infused members of the kirtan group KIRTANIYAS - Sarasvati dasi (Germany), Malini Taneja (USA), Rasika dasi (USA/Costa Rica), Jamuna Sheth (India/USA), Vijay Krsna (UK), and Nakula das (USA). We will also be joined by rockstar Yoga-instructor Sita Devi (USA) leading us in asana-practice, as well as Pavanji and his group The Hanuman Project for a wonderful addition.

"Devotional adventure of a lifetime"

We will have the opportunity to find spiritual guidance amongst saints, diving into the heart of India's most sacred lands. Relish being brought to the most sacred temples and receive spiritual guidance as you journey deeper into the practice of Bhakti Yoga. Learn the art and culture of kirtan with a most diverse and all-inclusive group of adventurers. Additionally, we are delighted to be meeting up with Sridharji and the Bhakti Fest family Yatra in Rishikesh!

"Last years adventure created bonds and friendships between people from over 8 nations. Brought together by a common interest - to connect." 

Some highlights for the adventure:

- Daily Kirtan sessions with the KIRTANIYAS and The Hanuman Project

- Daily Yoga classes led by Sita Devi and Jamuna Sheth

- Kirtan Instrument workshops by Vijay Krsna, Nakula and Rasika dasi

- Daily Bhagavad-Gita readings and reflections of the nature of the soul and it’s experience in this world

- Seva day! Experience performing service in a traditional temple setting

- First class vegetarian and vegan prasad 

- Nighttime Storytellings of the life of Rama and Krishna

- Learn to cook Indian vegetarian preparations with Gauranga, our adventure chef

- Learn how to perform a basic puja that you can incorporate in your home or community

- Mantra meditation with japa beads 

- Dance workshops (Kalbelia, Bharatnatyam, Garba) with Malini Taneja

- Magical mystery kirtan bus ride to Rishikesh

- River Rafting and Ganges Bathing 

- The Beatles Asram visit

- Worship of sacred rivers Yamuna and Ganga

Vrindavan - Rishikesh

10 Days/9 nights

FEB 1st - 10th

Early bird discount: $2000USD

Regular price: $2350USD

Group rate: contact for details (valid for groups of four or more)

Deposit: $501USD (guarantees your placement in the adventure. Balance must be paid within one month of deposit. Non-refundable)

Includes all internal travel, accommodations and meals (with exception to restaurants and cafes)

For inquiries contact:

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    9-nights & 10-days
  • Meals
    Meals at the center included
  • Daily Kirtan
  • Daily Yoga
  • Daily Workshops
  • Flights
  • Some Restaurants

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18 reviews
Expand and enhance your vision of the world and your practice of Yoga with a Lotus Retreats week in paradise! Our retreat weeks offer a diversity of yoga classes, philosophy, workshops, sacred ceremonies, Kirtan music and enlightening group activities to deepen all areas of your physical, spiritual, and mental being. We combine the practice of Yoga in connection to sacred nature with culture excursions to adventure and explore each country and it's unique offerings! We believe there is a whole world to see and want to show you how beautiful each unique country is. Our team is a group of passionate, well traveled Yoga instructors, workshop facilitators, musicians and devoted practitioners who are passionate about sharing their love & knowledge of Yoga with the world! Lotus Retreats currently hosts in Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Guatamala and Bali.


This was one of the best experiences I've had in my life! Everything about this yoga retreat was so wonderful. Gitana del Mar was absolutely beautiful being right on the water and the staff was super accommodating that entire week. My private bungalow was super spacious and comfortable. All of the meals were incredible. What Loren put together with the yoga sessions, workshops, volunteering with a local elementary school, and all of the additional excursions were just unforgettable and such amazing experiences. It was also just so wonderful to meet so many incredible people. I highly recommend a going on a Lotus Retreat and I definitely hope to go on another one in the future! ~Kristin H.
There's nothing negative I could possibly say about this retreat experience!! This was my second time around with Loren & Lotus Retreats, and I definitely plan on coming back for more. Loren is an incredible retreat host and yoga instructor. After my first Lotus retreat to Cuba - and now to Colombia, I came back completely invigorated and inspired to further deepen my own yoga practice. Loren’s retreats are the perfect mix of yoga, meditation, dharma, relaxation, and cultural excursions. She provides a wide variety of activities, but there is never any pressure to do them all. Her retreat itineraries are designed in a way that allows for plenty of flexibility for whatever you’re hoping to get out of the experience. Also, the accommodations at Gitana del Mar are exceptional! From the food, to the service, to the private ocean views! I seriously have nothing negative to say at all! Much love, Jenn M
I had the most beautiful, empowering, uplifting and nourishing experience. I did not practice yoga more than once a month before this trip but I was drawn to the other elements of the trip and I am so glad I came. Lotus retreats put together an amazing experience for ALL. I loved the daily yoga sessions two times a day, although I am a beginner the instructors, Loren and Maria made everything newbie-friendly. I loved that I had the option to skip sessions and enjoy the stunning property without it being an issue, hello freedom. The retreat center was absolute paradise, it felt like I was in the jungle with a oceanfront and INCREDIBLE FOOD to meet everyone's diverse diets. I loved all the excursions, the cultural immersion mural painting was my favorite but the other excursions were equally awesome. The workshops throughout the week allowed us all to open up and truly get to know each other, I am so grateful for the community we cultivated and an incredible experience. I'll be attending the next one :)
Where to begin! What a lovely, nurturing and full of Love and Laughter experience. The group of people gathered together for the 2/2020 Cuban Retreat became my forever friends and Family. The Retreat center run by Coco was so comfortable and the food was extraordinary prepared by a caring and fun staff. Music always going and dancing while they cooked. The excursions were very interesting. Loren and Maria, the Yoga Maidens, were exceptional. I never thought I would do two yoga classes a way and I did all but one morning. I cannot recommend more highly this experience. Loved it. Just what the Doc( inside of me) ordered. And Cuba and her people are Beautiful! Elizabeth George
Wow - what an experience! The food was so clean and beautiful. Any allergy or diet restriction followed precisely. The leaders Loren and Maria were so friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend to anyone Thanks again I’m sure I’ll be seeing you soon
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I had the opportunity to deepen my practice / experience the beauty of Tulum Mexico with Lotus Retreats and would do it again in a heartbeat! The Lotus Retreats crew quickly created a space of loving community, increased awareness, and intentional practice within the first few hours of our retreat and it only got better from there! These retreats are special. Humanity in raw form. I'll be back for more, no doubt!
By Travis Perkins on Oct 02, 2018
Loren's yoga retreats are one of my favorite ways to replenish my soul and body with fresh new prana energy, inspiration, beautiful scenery, amazingly tasty food, and like-minded new friends from all over the world. Loren, you can count me in every time!!! :-) Pascal
By Pascal Nicolas on Jul 18, 2018