India Yatra - Pilgrimage to the Heart

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, Indien

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Jan 20 - Feb 1, 2020
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India Yatra - Pilgrimage to the Heart
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, Indien

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€2450
Deposit: €500
Jan 20 - Feb 1, 2020
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Mama India. 

This pilgrimage is a journey to the heart. It will show you ways of living that you haven't seen before, teach you things you couldn't imagine before and help you find a depth within yourself that you haven't been able to nurture before. Mama India will love you, shake you and transform you.


This is a journey to the roots of Yogic wisdom.  You will sit by the holy river Ganga and say your prayers, be part of sacred ceremonies, get blessed by vedic priests. You will see magnificent temples, hike in the HImalayas and eat outstanding Indian food. You will see the most amazing sunsets this planet has to offer, dance around hippie markets and look out for dolphins in Goa. You will deepen your understanding of Yoga as an holistic Art of Living that guides the way to an embodied life. Mama India will teach you how to live your life as a prayer. 


Get ready for a journey that will change your life. This is not a Yoga retreat but a pilgrimage to the heart. It demands openness to dive deep &  look beyond. It involves overcoming challenges, and cultivating patience and compassion. A little closer to our natural way of being, one breath at a time. 

About the places we will visit:

Rishikesh: 

Rishikesh is known to be the capital of Yoga. In no other place in the world you will find so many Ashrams (sacred centers of knowledge, wisdom, devotion & service) and opportunities to deepen your holistic Yoga practice. You will connect with the roots of Yoga by feeling the place, taking steps on the sacred soil and bathing in the holy river Ganga. This is an initation into the Yogic path as it is and always has been: A holistic science of life that is gracefully blessed by the art of the divine.  


Varanasi: 

Varanasi is one of India's most sacred cities. It is the place where life and death meets.  Hence the threshold from the gross to the subtle dimensions can be easily crossed. You will arrive here and SEE BEYOND WHAT YOUR EYES CAN SEE. Myths say that getting cremated in Varanasi gives you a fast ticket to heaven without having to incarnate again and again. The holy river Ganga passes through the city and is full of ashes of the dead. Prayers are sang 24/7. 

Varanasi will make you question your own life. How deeply connected are you and how much fear do you have from letting it all go?  In Tantric tradition it is recommended to contemplate about death regularly to minimize the fear of dying and step into fully-embodied living. 


Goa: 

Goa is India's holiday heaven. To me, Goa has the most spectacular sunsets on the planet and holds a very unpretentious, raw and beautiful energy. Every moonsoon season Goa's beaches are emptied and cleansed by months and months of rain. The cycle of life is very much represented in the small beachy towns that are impacted by Portugese colonies from the past. 

Goa will give you time to be. To integrate the 9 busy days on pilgrimage, to reflect and to come back to your practice on your mat. We will move. sing. pray. dance. laugh. and eat the most delicious Indian food while watching the sunset on the beach. We can't finish the pilgrimage in any better way. 

What’s included

  • 13 day itinerary
    Rishikesh-Varanasi- Goa
  • Ganga Aarti Ceremony
    Varanasi & Rishikesh
  • Beatles Ashram
    Rishikesh
  • Satsang by the Ganga
    with Maa Gyaan Suveera (Alexia's teacher)
  • Kunja Puri Temple
    Himalayan Goddess Temple at 1655 metres, near Rishikesh
  • Sightseeing
    Guided tours & all Entrances
  • Varanasi Temples
    BHU Temple, Mother India Temple, Sarnath Temple
  • Holy River Boat Ride
    Varanasi
  • Ganga Puja & Blessing
  • Anjuna Night Market
    Hippie Shopping in Goa
  • Yoga, Beach & Sunset
    Beach- front Resort in Goa. Palm Trees. Coconuts. The best sunsets on the planet.
  • All meals
    vegetarian/ vegan
  • All transfers
    during the trip (train, bus, taxi)
  • Overnight train
    Haridwar- Varanasi
  • Domestic flight
    from Varanasi- Goa
  • Yoga & Meditation
    guided by yogalexia. In the first part of the journey the focus will be more on the cultural & spiritual experiences and ceremonies. Part 2 in GOA will include a more intense Asana Practice.
  • Local Guide
    throughout the first 9 days (Rishikesh- Varanasi)
  • Accommodation
    in beautiful hotels in Varanasi, Rishikesh and Goa
  • International Flights
    Arrival Airport: Dehra Dun or Delhi/ Departure Airport: Goa
  • Tips
    for local guide in the first part of the trip (around €5 per day)
  • Donations
    for Temples (around 3-5€ per temple)/ max 20€ in total
  • Lunch on day 8
    We will suggest lunch options in the area or you may go get your streetfood Samosa :)

Available Packages

SUPER EARLY BIRD 13-DAYS PILGRIMAGE
Available until Feb 04, 2019Sold Out

13- day pilgrimage

 Rishikesh -Varanasi-  Goa 


*** Overnight train from Haridwar- Varanasi included!

*** Flights from Varanasi - Goa included!

*** accommodation is based upon twin shared occupancy. Single upon request only.

€2180
Deposit: €500
EARLY BIRD 13-DAY INDIA PILGRIMAGE
Available until Jun 30, 2019Sold Out

13- day pilgrimage

Rishikesh -Varanasi-  Goa 

*** Overnight train from Haridwar- Varanasi included!

*** Flights from Varanasi - Goa included!

*** accommodation is based upon twin shared occupancy. Single upon request only.

€2310
Deposit: €500
REG. PRICE 13- Day India Pilgrimage
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Rishikesh -Varanasi-  Goa 


*** Overnight train from Haridwar- Varanasi included!

*** Flights from Varanasi - Goa included!

*** accommodation is based upon twin shared occupancy. Single upon request only.

€2450
Deposit: €500
€2450
Deposit: €500

REG. PRICE 13- Day India Pilgrimage

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Rishikesh


Please book a flight to Dehra Dun airport and submit your flight details to us, You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to Rishikesh.

Alternatively you can book a taxi from Delhi airport to Rishikesh (about 5,000INR - 60€/ 7-8 hours drive) or even take a train from Delhi to Haridwar. 


Your Organizer


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yogalexia
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Alexia is a traveler at heart. Wisdom Keeper. Yogini. Spiritual Activist. In the past decade she has hosted more than 30 Retreats around the world. To Alexia, Retreat- time means plugging in with your raw Self. She offers a vast amount of opportunities to dive deeper: From physical Yoga (Vinyasa, Tantra, Bhakti, Forrest Yoga), to different Meditation and healing techniques, Chanting, Yogic Philosophy and Psychology to Self Enquiry Practices, workshops and teacher trainings. Alexia loves to take her students on a deep journey within- Because the way in is the only way out. www.yogalexia.at

Reviews

So cool. Freu mich jedes Jahr aufs neue. Großartige Lehrer, toller Esprit. Komme gerne wieder zu Alexias Yogaseensucht 🥰😍🧘🏼‍♀️
It was a great Retreat - such a perfect time. I really had a great time! Thanks a lot Alexia :)
SN
Magic Morocco indeed! Had such a great time - a lifetime experience with great yoga and meditation classes - nice people - and the magic of the Sahara....
Great experience to discover the Sahara desert. Always felt save and welcomed. Enjoyed the outstanding hospitality of the local people. Definitly come back again.
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