Life, as we know, is precious, uncertain and mysterious terrain. On this journey, we will explore the beautifully complex cultural terrain of North India, the practice of yoga, and the vast inner landscape we each contain within.
In today’s world, it’s easy to lose track of the beauty, serenity, and light that exists all around us. On this journey, we will witness the awe-inspiring aspects of daily life that exists throughout North India as we travel from the bustling cosmopolitan city of New Delhi to India’s oldest holy city Varanasi. We’ll ride rickshaws through the medieval labyrinth of Old Delhi, board one of India’s famous trains for Agra, and cruise the Ganges at sunrise. We will behold the iconic Taj Mahal — one of the seven wonders of the world and explore the majestic pink city of Jaipur. We'll breathe in cardamom and rose in India’s oldest spice shop and the aroma of incense in Hindu temples. We'll share a cup of tea from the corner chaiwallah and share prayers and offerings on the river Ganga.
Through our daily yoga practice, we will bow, honor and acknowledge the inner radiance in all beings & things, free of fear, borders or walls. Come celebrate life and each other in the motherland of yoga.
2 Double beds or 1 King
A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is required to hold your space. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received b ... y November 1, 2019, in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing, and all payments are non-refundable.Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation, your entire payment will be refunded less the $1000 deposit if the cancellation is made before November 1, 2019. 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 World Nomads are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.expand
20 + years
The Yoga Sutras & Amritanandamayi
We strongly recommend placing a deposit to secure your space on this trip as soon as possible. Given the complexity of this journey there are multiple reservations which require significant advanced booking and financial commitments. These are made on your behalf (space permitting) as soon as you place your deposit. These types of reservations include but are not limited to: multiple hotel bookings, train tickets, bus transportation, domestic flights (limited) and more. We will do everything we can to confirm all necessary reservations and permits however, we can not guarantee these arrangements without advanced booking. For questions please email email@example.com.
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Varanasi
For this program you would fly into and out of Delhi (airport code: DEL).
No, there are no group airfares, as we will have people joining us from all over the US, with some arriving early, some arriving late, some using miles, etc. We are happy to provide guidance and review any itineraries you find. Please contact us before purchasing flights, and as always, travel insurance is strongly recommended.
Domestic airfare is NOT included in the price, but we will take care of the booking for you so that we all travel together once we arrive in India.
Yes, private airport transfers are included in the price of your trip. Whenever you arrive, day or night, you will be met by a private driver and transported to the group hotel. Note: if you arrive early and decide to stay at an alternate location other than our group hotel, you will be responsible for coordinating and paying for your own transportation directly with the hotel where you will be staying.
Yes! The India visa process can often be a confusing and lengthy process, which is why we strongly suggest using a visa-processing service such as Travel Visa Pro, which can assist you in getting your visa in a fraction of the time for a nominal fee. If you prefer to do it on your own, you have a few options, listed in the travel planner which we will provide you when you register.
There are no required vaccinations for travel to India. However, there are some recommended (suggested) vaccinations given by the CDC. To see the complete list of what is recommended, please visit the CDC Website and consult with your primary care physician to make a decision on what is best for you.
We get hundreds of travelers each year who go on retreat alone. If you are traveling without a friend or partner, but prefer to share your room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If for some reason, we are not able to match you with a roommate, a single supplement will apply.
If you prefer to have your own private room, a single supplement will apply.
We will be staying at gorgeous 5-star hotels chosen for their location and quality of service throughout Northern India. We’ve used them all for groups in the past. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on where you will be staying for your specific itinerary.
Yes, please bring your own mat in addition to blocks and a strap if you use props during your practice.
No, gratuities are not included in the total trip price. Tips are an essential part of the economy in India and are greatly appreciated. We suggest $10-$20/day total per person per day for housekeeping and restaurant staff as well as your local guides, drivers and principal guide who will be with you for the entire duration of the trip.
Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 12-25 attendees is a general average.
Yes, all levels are welcome. You will find that wherever you are in your practice you will get just what you need out of the yoga classes on this retreat. International Yoga works only with experienced and extremely qualified teachers, which ensures that everyone’s yoga needs will be met.
November to March is the ideal time to visit India in terms of weather. In the north it can get quite cool (50-60s) with the weather starting to warm up in February and March (70-80s). In the south the temperature averages between 80-90 F with only occasional rain.
All retreats include a $1000 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold your spot on the trip. If you cancel prior to November 1, 2019 we will refund your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable & non-transferable after November 1, 2019. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration.
All payments to International Yoga are non-refundable & non-transferable. The purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should any unexpected event arise. A personal, political, environmental or weather-related incident or pre-existing medical condition may prevent or interrupt your travels. These events are rare but do occur and underscore the importance of being covered by travel insurance. Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. TravelEx and World Nomads are two reputable organizations. There is a broad spectrum of policies and options so make sure you are clear on what exactly is covered.