Yoga & Culture in North India with Jeanne Heileman
January 17 - 25, 2015
Join Jeanne on a sacred journey to the birthplace of yoga. Our focus is Northern India, where we will immerse ourselves into the culture of meditation, prayer, practice and learning about the origins of yoga. We will visit sacred sites, meditate in temples, learn about the history of different yogis and practice some of the rituals. To visit India brings a deeper sense of spirituality and will inspire your practice to new heights upon your return home.
Our journey will begin with an expertly crafted tour through India’s most treasured sights starting with bustling Delhi where we’ll tour the ancient bazaars, sample the sumptuous cuisine and take a rickshaw ride though its narrow, ancient lanes. A first class train will bring us to the Taj Mahal — not to be missed! From there, we’ll drive to Jaipur where we’ll be hypnotized by the glittering jewels and the vibrant culture. A land of camel filled deserts, Jaipur is also a shopper’s paradise, where we’ll see first-hand how local artisans create their wares and crafts. A flight will take us to incredible Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and for many the highlight of any journey to India. Witnessing all of life’s rituals on full display along the banks of the holy Ganges River is sight that will stay with you forever. The trip concludes with our return flight to Delhi.
An experienced guide will accompany us throughout the journey and we will also have additional local “insider” guides in each city. We’ll have our own private drivers and buses in each location and will fly between locations when possible for maximum comfort. Our hotels will be 4-5 star, restaurants will be selected for the quality of food as well as hygiene – each detail of this tried and true itinerary has been thoroughly thought out and tested. Its impossible to travel to India without being touched by it for many years to come and our entire team will work to provide a smooth and truly unforgettable travel experience. Join us!
Continue you journey with us to Himalayan foothills on our Rishikesh Extension
Jeanne Heileman, M.A., E-RYT 500, is a Level II Certified ParaYoga Teacher studying with the founder, Rod Stryker since 1999. She was initiated into the Tantric Lineage of Sri Vidya under the guidance of Swami Rama, she has studied closely with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, in India and at the Himalayan Institute in PA. She has also studied in India with Shiva Rea. Jeanne was a devoted Ashtanga student who later came to appreciate the wisdom of Iyengar, Anusara and Vini yoga. Living in Los Angeles, she is an esteemed Senior Instructor, teaching regular classes and teacher trainings for YogaWorks and leads Teacher Trainings and workshops all around the globe. www.jeanneheileman.com
- 8 nights in 4/5-star hotels
- Extensive pre-trip assistance
- Expertly planned, tried-and-true itinerary
- Private guides and tours throughout
- All land transport (private buses, boats, trains)
- Entry fees
- Breakfasts and all taxes
- Yoga & Meditation with Jeanne
- International & Domestic airfare
- Lunches and dinners (approx $10-$15 per person per meal)
- Indian Visa (this must be obtained early!)
Single rooms are limited but available at an additional cost. Payment plans are also available. Please contact us for details
Double Occupancy $2795 (*$3095)
*Price increase after December 1, 2014
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by December 1, 2014 in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing and is non-refundable. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 deposit if the cancellation is made before December 1, 2014. Payments are non-refundable after this date. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from but Travelex and STA are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.
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