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 – 5 days of diving into the essence of India’s Yoga traditions with Radhanath Swami as well as other renowned teachers such as Raghunath, Gaura Vani, Gopi Kinnicutt and Dana Flynn. 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 5 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, as well as white water raft on the Ganga! A time to relax, restore, and reconnect to nature in the pristine environment of mystical India.
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.
India is a WILD place! Dust, noise, material inconveniences and craziness around every corner. When we are able to go beyond the material chaos that sends some Westerners packing, there is a legitimate opportunity for our soul’s eyes to open and our heart to blossom.
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)
ABOUT VIRABHADRA AND DHYANA – Both raised in the tradition of bhakti yoga, Vira and Dhyana have been traveling to India since they were kids. Vira, trained by one of India’s greatest masters, is a renowned Ayurveda and Marma therapist. Dhyana runs a Yoga studio in New York city and offers teacher trainings, retreats and immersions around the world. Together they offer an eclectic blend of the Eastern arts to assist in deepening spiritual connections and unveiling the unique potential within each one of us.
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