For thousands of years people have traveled to India in search of answers to life’s deepest mysteries. Whether you’re coming to experience the colorful culture or are on a spiritual quest, India has a way of reawakening your senses so that you can dive deeper into the meaning of life. We are super excited about this trip and the opportunity to serve and share India with you through our eyes and the eyes of our teachers – and of course, through the lens of what we love: Bhakti, Yoga, and ADVENTURE!
SCHEDULE – We will fly into Mumbai and head straight to Govardhan Eco Village for the International Bhakti Yoga Festival – 4 days of diving into the essence of India’s Yoga traditions with Radhanath Swami as well as other renowned teachers around the world. The Govardhan Eco Village is situated on 50 acres of pristine farmland and aims to demonstrate the principles of self-sufficiency and localized economy to the world. We will stay in eco-friendly cob houses in the naturally charming village, eat local dishes made from organic grains and vegetables grown on the land, and tour the facilities to see how a group of bhakti-yogis are making a difference towards a greener world. We will practice yoga daily, hear from Radhanath Swami, choose from an array of life changing workshops, swim in the inviting bio pool and have the option to receive Ayurvedic treatments at their world-class Ayurvedic Center.
After 4 days there, we will head back to Mumbai for the Flower Festival! Thousands and thousands of colorful flower petals showering the deities and the entire temple room! We will hear wonderful discourses from Radhanath Swami at the beautifully carved sandstone Radha Gopinath Temple as well as experience real India through the moods of celebration with God in the center.
We will then head to Rishikesh; a small town situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges River in the foothills of the Himalayas. Here we will practice Yoga and Meditation each morning, hike through the Himalayan foothills, visit the local markets, and honor the sacred Ganges River.
We will spend our last few days in the most sacred of villages, Vrindavan; a village with over 5,000 temples celebrating the birthplace of Lord Krsna. Here we will visit temples and holy sites, hear stories from sadhus, do lots of kirtan (!), and partake in pilgrimage around the sacred town.
INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP:
- 14 days and nights of accommodation and transportation
- Mumbai’s famous Flower Festival!
- Yoga & Meditation classes on most mornings
- Witness breath taking views and invigorating hikes through the Himalayas
- Wash away our stresses in the surcharged holy rivers
- Dive into the histories and incredible stories of the Vedic culture (made applicable to today’s times)
- Admission into the International Bhakti Yoga Festival
- 2-3 Delicious love filled vegetarian meals each day
- Prema Breathwork
- Build life-long friendships
- Seva (Opportunities to serve the local people)
- Parikrama (Pilgrimages through and around temples and holy places)
- Option to receive Ayurvedic Treatments (extra cost)
– Airfair is not included
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“The India Pilgrimage hosted by Dhyana and Vira is an eye and soul opening experience. You are able to stay at an internationally recognized and highly awarded Eco-Village that is peace on earth. You meet Mother Ganga up close and personal in Rishikesh and offer your own pooja to her holy waters. You get to taste, smell, hear, see, and touch India through the bus ride in the country side of India arriving in Vridavin to experience another wonderful quiet place within the hustle and bustle of a city in India. You are cared for mind, body and soul by these two wonderful souls as well as their close friends and swami for just over two weeks. There is nothing that compares to this trip. I have already done it twice.” – Kelly K., MD
“My intention was to connect to God, or spirit, or the source energy of life, or however one might conceptualize it, and that is exactly what happened. I never really understood bhakti or devotion as a means for doing that — I remember reading the part of the Bhagavad Gita a long time ago where Krishna tells Arjuna about the 3 different yogas, and bhakti was always the one I felt I understood the least. I thought I would get closest to peace or happiness through meditation or selfless action rather than devotion. But practicing bhakti in India got me closer to those things than I have been in a very long time, and I really feel like the connection with God that is the source of all real happiness is now always available to me through the practices.” – Anthony