India Yatra - Bhakti, Yoga & Kirtan Adventure

Vrindavan, India

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

Lotus Retreats
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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)

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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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7 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.


Trip well organized, instructors fantastic accommodation great. Opportunities to support Cuban citizens and cultural immersion provided an authentic experience Would highly recommend!!!
Lotus Retreats delivered yet another life-changing retreat, this time to the beautiful island of Cuba!! Loren and Ivanna led a spiritual and adventurous journey through old Havana & the beautiful Valle de Viñales. Yoga, salsa lessons, horseback riding, sunrise hikes, and sunset vintage car cruises from Havana back to our home at Mhai Yoga, this retreat has it all. The hospitality, healthy meals, and friendships made in Cuba will never be forgotten !
Amazing experience. Gitana del Mar is paradise! The grounds were beautiful, staff was attentive yet gave you space, property dogs were adorable and friendly. Loren and Maria were terrific instructors who varied the classes throughout the week to ensure a good balance of different yoga practices (yin, vinyasa, restorative, etc.) to make sure we were stimulated mentally and physically. Can't recommend working with Gitana del Mar or Lotus Retreats enough! Thank you for an amazing week in the heart of the world!
I had such a wonderful time! Gitana Del Mar was beautiful. I could not have asked for more! The excursions were memorable and exciting. And the food was amazing! The yoga classes were great and I liked the schedule as well.
It was an amazing experience, from the yoga instruction to the food provided by a very creative cooking staff. We did a number of fun field trips, including a day trip to Havana via 1950s convertibles, and a hike into the mountains above Vinales for a sunrise yoga session. The vibes in the group were very warm despite the fact that none of us had met each other beforehand; And the Cubans are fun loving, open and eager to talk to foreigners. All in all, it was eye-opening and inspiring.
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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