Shakti Yatra 2019

Kamakhya, Assam, India

Kavitha Chinnaiyan
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3 reviews
Nov 3 - 12, 2019
Group size: 8 - 13
Shakti Yatra 2019
Kamakhya, Assam, India

Kavitha Chinnaiyan
  • Email address verified
3 reviews

Nov 3 - 12, 2019
Group size: 8 - 13

About this trip

If you're looking for a deep dive into Shakti Sadhana, this is your opportunity! Dive deep into sadhana as we journey through some of the most sacred Shakti sites (peethams) in Northern India. The Shakti Yatra will be a time of intense sadhana supported by teachings, poojas, and practice, along with an exploration of the colors and textures of India. 

A yatra (pronounced yAH-trAH) is much more than a vacation. It's a sacred journey where the outer reality of the site fuses with our inner experience of the divine, and transforms us on all levels. To go on a yatra is to embark on a path that is mysterious and adventurous. We return from a yatra changed, not only because of the novelty of traveling to exotic lands, but because we've been touched by the grace of the sacred site. This 10-day journey is such a yatra.  

Our yatra will begin in New Delhi where we will gather for an opening ceremony before beginning our journey.  

The following day, we will fly to Bhubaneswar where we'll visit the 64 Yogini Temple and Sun Temple. 

From Bhuabneswar, we'll take a quick flight to Guwahati, where we'll be staying just steps from Kamakhya Temple, the home of the sacred temples of the Dasha Mahavidyas. Here, we will have opportunities to spend time with these powerful deities in sacred rituals, and participate in a private pooja. 

After a transformative time in Guwahati, we will fly to Varanasi, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Over the next three days, we will soak in the energy of the holy river, Ganges, and visit various sacred sites, including the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and other Shakti Peethams.

From Varanasi, we'll fly back to Delhi, where we will embark on a day trip to Kurukshetra, the setting of the Bhagavad GIta. After our day trip we'll head back to Delhi for our closing ceremony.

Note: This retreat has been very intentionally designed for those interested in deep practice, and therefore, traditional sightseeing and shopping/free time has not been built into the Yatra schedule. However, there are opportunities to explore India on your own - before and/or after the Yatra. 

What’s included

  • 10 Nights/9 Days
  • Opening Ceremony
    Opening Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony
    Closing Ceremony
  • Domestic Transportation
    Domestic Flights, Overland Transfers
  • Meals
    Two Meals Each Day - Normally Breakfast and Dinner
  • Teachings and Practice
    Poojas, Satsangs, Practice
  • Temple Visits
    64 Yogini Temple, Sun Temple, Kamakya Temple, Kashi Viswanath and many more!
  • Ganga Aarti
    Evening Ganga Aarti in Varanasi
  • Delhi Day Trip
    Visit Kurukshetra - the setting of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Sunrise Ganga Boat Trip
    Sunrise Ganga Boat Trip in Varanasi
  • Temple Poojas
    Temple Pooja in Kamakhya and Varanasi
  • Entrance Fees
    Sun Temple & Kamakhya Ticket
  • Shakti Rising Course
    Online Shakti Rising Course - to be completed before the trip
  • International Airfare
    International Airfare to/from Delhi
  • Transfers Delhi Airport
    Transfers to/from Delhi International Airport
  • Visa
    India Tourist Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals
    One Meal Per Day - Normally Lunch
  • Beverages and Snacks
    Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks
  • Extra Temple Offerings
    Extra Offerings and Prasad at the Temples
  • Excess Luggage
  • Souvenirs

Available Packages

Early Bird - Double Room
Available until April 30, 2019Sold Out

Book before April 30, 2019 and enjoy a $300 discount on a Shared Double Room Package. We will do our best to accommodate roommate requests if you're traveling with a friend.

Deposit: $500
Early Bird - Single Room
Available until April 30, 2019Sold Out

Book before April 30, 2019 and enjoy a $300 discount on your Single Room Package.

Deposit: $500


November 3-12
New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Kamakhya, Varanasi, Kurukshetra, New Delhi

We will be diving deep into our practices as we visit Shakti Temples around Northern India.

Your Organizer

Kavitha Chinnaiyan
3 reviews
Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan is a cardiologist, award-winning author of Shakti Rising (New Harbinger, 2017) and The Heart of Wellness (Llewellyn 2018), teacher and Tantrika, initiated in the goddess path of Sri Vidya and nondual Shaiva Tantra. She blends her medical expertise with her knowledge of Yoga, Tantra, and the Direct Path in her teachings and courses.


This was a trip of a lifetime. Can’t thank the organizers enough. Very well planned and executed.
By Johanna B for Shakti Yatra 2019 on 21 Nov, 2019
Shakti Yatra 2019 was a breathtaking experience. The opportunity to see some of the most sacred Hindu places under the inspiring guidance of Dr. Kavitha Chinnayan with likeminded group of ladies from over the world. The organisation of the trip was very smooth thanks to Heather Murphy and her friend Piper. The ambiance was filled with joy, sharing and comprehension. I will definitely keep the memory of this trip in my heart. Thank you for the possibility to be a part of this group.
By Stanislava J for Shakti Yatra 2019 on 15 Nov, 2019
A stream of miracles! Lovely group, well organised and amazing teacher ❤️ so much gratitude.
By Ashwathy S for Shakti Yatra 2019 on 15 Nov, 2019