India is the spiritual home of our meditation practice, it is a land of great beauty, epic history and vibrant contrasts and we are delighted to be returning for another retreat in 2017.
FOR THE ROMANTICS
Delhi – Agra – Panchakarma
Meet your personal tour guide in Delhi and take the opportunity to explore the delights of the Old and New cities, visit ancient and modern temples, the bustling spice markets and get a sense of the rising presence of India in the modern world. Then, travel by superfast train to the ancient Moghul city of Agra to visit the glorious Taj Mahal, the ultimate symbol of love, and explore the surrounding artisan communities.
After three nights in Delhi, you will travel to Rishikesh to meet with Tim for nine days of panchakarma treatment.
This retreat is ideal for anyone who would like an introduction to this land of great beauty, epic history and vibrant contrasts.
After these expeditions we will travel together to Rishikesh in the foothills of the Himalayas – one of the most spiritual cities on the planet. People have been pilgrimaging to Rishikesh, to bathe in its beauty and in the river Ganges for millennia. Here you let go of irrelevancies of thought, behaviour and past experience in order to create new beginnings. It is a very special place.
While in Rishikesh we will enjoy nine days of personalised traditional ayurvedic treatment designed to detoxify, nourish and balance the body from an ayurvedic perspective. This includes consultation with an ayurvedic doctor to determine your individual health status followed by a bespoke treatment plan that will include daily full body massages performed by 2-3 practitioners simultaneously, ayurvedic food prepared specifically for our program and other ayurvedic treatments specific to your personal needs.
Your daily program will include ayurvedic treatments, meditation, yoga, and a lecture series with Tim.
We will bathe in the Ganges while we are in Rishikesh (it is beautiful and clean up here in the north), watch the sun rise over the Himalayas from an ancient temple, visit the ashram Maharishi Mahesh Yogi taught from in the 60’s and the Beatles visited, visit an orphanage, white water raft down the Ganges, and join evening celebrations on the banks of the river.
This is the pinnacle retreat of our year and I invite you to consider joining us for this magnificent two weeks of adventure, health and wellbeing, spiritual development, the camaraderie of like minded people and a lot of fun.
I will also be offering an opportunity for people to learn to meditate in India with me. This is a very auspicious opportunity – to learn to meditate at the source of our knowledge and to also enjoy the benefits and experience of the rest of the retreat. So, this trip of a lifetime is available to all levels and experience of meditators, from the experienced, to new meditators and to those who have not yet learnt to meditate.
ITINERARY INDIA 2017
October 6 – Arrive Delhi + Overnight Delhi.
October 7 – Guided sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi
October 8 – Day trip to Taj Mahal by Superfast Shatabdi train. Overnight stay in Delhi.
October 9 – Fly to Dehradun.
October 10 – 18 Panchakarma treatment
- Visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram
- Sunrise at the Kunjapuri Temple
- Evening ceremonies on Ganges
- Visit Gangah Valley School & Orphanage
October 19 – Visit Vasistha Cave, lunch & whitewater rafting
October 20 – Return to Delhi
October 21 – Depart Delhi for home
Single accommodation $6,250
Twin share* $5,500
Delhi, Rishikesh & Learn to Meditate in India
Single accommodation $6,750
Twin share* $6,250
*Twin share accommodation is available only for the nights we are not in Rishikesh, panchakarma can be a physically and emotionally intense experience and we believe it’s important that all course participants have their own space to process this.
Twin share accommodation is BYO friend or partner.
– accommodation and ayurvedic treatment in Rishikesh.
– all transportation and accommodation as per above tour program.
– guided tour of New Delhi, Old Delhi, Taj Mahal and Agra (Option 1).
– excursion to Mahesh Yogi Ashram, Vasistha Gufa, Kunjapuri Temple by sunrise in Rishikesh with donation.
– travel to and from India, and required visas
– personal expenses
– meals in Delhi and Agra
Beautiful images of India courtesy of Emily Manos, 2015 retreat participant. www.emilymanosphotography.com