22 Tage Fußstapfen im Himalaya Yoga Retreat in Indien

  • Delhi, India

22 Tage Fußstapfen im Himalaya Yoga Retreat in Indien

  • Delhi, India

Soulful Journey and Yoga Retreat India

There is nothing more invigorating and soul-nourishing than being on top of the world, literally. Soul Seed will take you on an unforgettable journey through Northern India’s Himalayas, bringing you to experience the jaw-dropping beauty and diversity of the landscapes as well as the fascinating synergetic blend of cultures that make your visits so warm and stimulating.

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Höhepunkte

  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Yoga healing massage session
  • Volunteer placements, cultural visits, and local tours
  • Hike to the majestic Himalayan peak, Triund
  • Learn to cook traditional cuisine
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • All travel within India
  • Kurse an 16 Tagen
  • Englisch
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The accommodation throughout this three-week journey will be provided in a shared double room. The rooms will be clean, comfortable, modest, and in a safe location. More details are included in your guidebook.

This trip offers you the chance to experience a little bit of everything, including beginner yoga and meditation classes, hiking and rafting through the foothills, volunteering with Tibetan refugees, a gastronomic tour of local specialties, and a variety of cultural excursions to give you a well-rounded historical and contemporary perspective of each locale.

The thoughtfully chosen activities are balanced with plenty of “you-time” when you will have the freedom to explore your own interests or simply relax and take in the extraordinary majesty of your surroundings. From the delights of Delhi, to the prairies of Punjab, to the Tibetan paradise of Dharamsala, to the snow-capped peaks surrounding Manali, to the Ganges-side yoga capital of Rishikesh, and the magnificence of the Taj Mahal, you will experience the best of this magical region alongside like-minded travelers in safety and comfort.

Sample itinerary

Day 1 to 2 - Dehli

Your journey begins in India's bustling capital Delhi, where you'll be picked up from the airport and brought to the guesthouse to meet the rest of the group. You'll have a crash-course in Indian culture, navigate the bustling streets, practice bartering skills in local markets, and visit the city's historical and spiritual landmarks. There will also be a group welcome dinner to feast on the best of the best traditional Indian cuisine and get ready for the next three weeks.

Day 3 to 8 - Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a charming and quaint town that sits idly along the banks of the Ganges. It is both a holy pilgrimage site for Hindus to bathe in its holy waters and considered the world's yoga capital. Cradled among the green foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh lines the banks of “Mother Ganga” where she leaves her Himalayan source and enters the plains of North India.

“Shanti Shanti” is the motto here, meaning peace, rest, calmness, tranquility, or bliss. Its contextual translation is 'chill out'. In Rishikesh, you'll have a chance to relax and reflect on the past two weeks along the banks of the Ganges River with daily yoga and meditation. There are multitudes of classes to engage in from yoga, reiki, drumming, cooking, jewelry making - nearly anything you can think of.

For the adventurous spirit, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, rafting, and paragliding over the Himalayas. And for those who want to relax, you may want to enjoy one of Rishikesh’s most “Shanti” ubiquitous pastimes by chilling out in an open air café on the banks of the Ganges, sipping honey ginger lemon tea with a book or a like mind.

Day 8 to 15 - Dharamsala

Nestled at 2,100 meters in the foothills of the Himalayas, McLeod Ganj is home to the Dalai Lama and his exiled followers. With a backdrop of snowcapped peaks overlooking the Kangra valley, you'll discover the fascinating intersection of Tibetan and North Indian culture that make this town like nowhere else on earth. You'll begin each day with a yoga practice and have plenty of time to explore everything this town has to offer.

Hiking through the forests to nearby villages, chatting over chai with monks, and attending classes from Buddhist philosophy to woodcarving, time seems to simultaneously crawl and fly in this mountaintop town. You’ll have the opportunity to volunteer with a local grassroots organization for Tibetan refugees where you’ll discover a truly authentic exchange of culture.

Learning about their culture, hearing their fascinating stories of exile, and teaching them about your culture and language is an appreciated, heartwarming, and meaningful way to engage with the local culture. You'll discover local issues from speakers and films, learn to cook local cuisine, and hike through the pine and rhododendron forests to the majestic snow-capped peak of Mount Triund.

You'll have plenty of time to relax, reflect, explore the streets, and peruse the plethora of spiritual, adventurous, and cultural activities this diverse town has to offer.

Day 16 to 17 - Amritsar

Amritsar is the Sikh spiritual capital of India and home to the magnificent Golden Temple. A golden gurdwara surrounded by a pool of crystal holy water, this is one of the most spiritual places in India. You'll take part in the traditional langar, a display of the Sikh principle of equality between all people, where thousands of visitors share a meal along rows of mats lining the temple floor - the rice pudding is world famous!

Each day, volunteers serve 100,000 people free of charge. Outside the serenity of the temple, the city of Amritsar is a bustling Punjabi center. You'll visit the surrounding local markets and key historical sites that tell of the region's tragic history and present reality. To end the evening, you will drive to the Baaga border for the strange and highly entertaining boarder ceremony between the Indian and Pakistani armies.

Day 19 to 20 - Agra

Arriving in Agra, home of India’s greatest wonder and a buzzing North Indian city itself, you'll have the day to explore the magnificent Taj Mahal and Agra's surrounding historical sites and markets. Words can’t do justice to describe the majesty of this immaculate structure and space - it’s an awe-inspiring experience which will always remain imprinted in your memory of India. In the evening, you'll have a rooftop dinner with a backdrop of the sun setting behind the silhouette of one of the world’s most grand structures.

Day 21 - Jaipur

You can wander the streets of the old city alongside elephants and camels, tackle the organized chaos of the spice and tea markets, and feast on some of the best Indian food around. You’ll have the chance to experience India’s oldest and most spectacular relics of history such as Amber Fort, an opulent palace complex of sandstone and marble perched atop the hills surrounding Jaipur and overlooking Maota Lake.

Day 22 - Delhi

You will wake up early and head back to Delhi to be dropped off at the guesthouse. Depending on where you’re headed from here, Soul Seed Journeys can help you arrange further travel or transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

During the three weeks, there are several included excursions to enjoy India at its finest.

  • Experience local culture and learn mindfulness in the home of the Dalai Lama, McLeod Ganj
  • Get a firsthand understanding of the historical, cultural and religious contexts behind the issues India
  • Give the trees a hug on a hike to the majestic Himalayan peak, Triund
  • Learn from community leaders, activists, films, and site visits about each region's complex history and present realities
  • Learn to cook traditional cuisine from a local home enterprise
  • Practice yoga in the beauty of the Himalayan foothills
  • Raft the white waters of the Ganges or catch a bird's eye view while paragliding
  • Soak-up India's treasures including Amritsar's Golden Temple, the frustrations and delights of Delhi, the serenity of the Himalayas, and the unparalleled majesty of Agra's Taj Mahal
  • Take a train journey across the nation's shifting landscape, and experience India the way the locals do it
  • Unwind on the banks of the Ganges in the yoga and spiritual hotspot, Rishikesh
  • Volunteer with a grassroots organization for Tibetan refugees
  • Allison Flach

    Allison is an educator and social justice enthusiast raised in Calgary, Alberta. With a background in international development and education, Allison’s passion lies in women’s education and community development. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in international development from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary. Allison has worked for several non-profit organizations, including non-government organizations (NGO) in Argentina and India, an Aboriginal women’s group, and youth experiential education program in Calgary.

  • Calla Turnbull

    Calla Turnbull is an aspiring multi-tasker. She is currently managing the marketing and development of Soul Seed Journeys, managing a small technical writing start-up, and working as an environmental administrator in Calgary, Alberta. These disciplines aren’t as different as they sound; each of them allows Calla to develop her communication skills, be continuously learning, and fund her voracious desire for travel.

From the delights of Delhi, to the prairies of Punjab, to the Tibetan paradise of Dharamsala, to the snow-capped peaks surrounding Manali, to the Ganges-side yoga capital of Rishikesh, and the magnificence of the Taj Mahal, you will experience the best of this magical region alongside like-minded travelers in safety and comfort.

Food is not included in the package, except for the welcome dinner.

  • Get a firsthand understanding of the historical, cultural, and religious contexts behind the issues India
  • Learn from community leaders, activists, and site visits about each region's complex history and present realities
  • Raft the white waters of the Ganges or catch a bird's eye view while paragliding
  • Unwind on the banks of the Ganges in the yoga and spiritual hot spot, Rishikesh
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • All travel within India
  • Fully escorted trip with a knowledgeable and fun group leader
  • Himalaya trek
  • Indian cooking class
  • Local tours
  • Planning assistance for extended travel
  • Prep and culture kit
  • Volunteer placements
  • Welcome dinner
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Activities not listed
  • All meals not listed
  • Entrance to monuments
  • International flights into and out of Delhi

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

  • Eine Reservierung erfordert eine Anzahlung von 100% des Gesamtpreises.
  • Die Anzahlung wird nicht erstattet, wenn die Buchung storniert wird.

Referenzen

  • Bewertung von a traveler

    "A must do for all yoga lovers new and old!! I can not say enough great things about this wonderfully relaxing and insightful weekend away. I felt relaxed, happy and focused at the end of it all! Thanks Soul Seed Yoga! Soul Seed Yoga Camp was a blast! A wonderful weekend surrounded by like minded people, a great way to unwind and find inner balance."

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  • Bewertung von Michelle Page

    "Firstly, let me start by saying thank you to you Allison and Soul Seed Journeys, for helping me to fulfill a desire I have had for well over ten years now. India was the starting point for a trip of a lifetime. Thank you also for your continuous laughter, joyful spirit, and welcoming smile. Your hands-on approach and personal touch made this trip a unique and thrilling experience. India has completely captured my heart and I cannot wait to return. "

    "Secondly, I would like to point out that traveling to India is not a decision to be taken lightly, which is probably why it has taken me over ten years to carry out this epic journey. All the things that people tell you before you go are completely true. It is a very, very poor country, however, what it lacks in wealth it more than makes up for in ambiance. It is a complete attack on all of your senses. "

    "From the bright and colorful streets overflowing with people and garbage to the completely crazy rammed roads. Not forgetting the unique and somewhat interesting smells along the way! One thing which stood out the most, for me, on this trip was the genuine warmth from the people. The fact that no matter how bad things seem, the people of India continue to smile and be thankful for what they have. "

    "They take tremendous pride in their appearance and wear beautifully colored clothing, all whilst rushing around like crazy. It left me feeling very humbled. Then, there is the other side of India, the unspoiled and lush landscapes. With roads which are practically undrivable, but it added to the sense of adventure. A tranquil haven where you can watch the sun rise whilst doing yoga or sip a coffee whilst sitting in a wooden shake overlooking the Ganges."

    "This trip had it all, adventure, historic discoveries, eye-opening scenery, and tasty delights. It was a first-hand experience of what India truly has to offer. Every town had its own unique qualities and there is layer upon layer of things waiting to be discovered - luckily for us, we had the best guide available. She spoke English, could communicate in Indian, already had the necessary contacts in place and best of all, she had already done the legwork for us. "

    "So all we had to do was sit tight and enjoy the journey, and what an unforgettable journey it was. It still makes me smile when I think of the wonderful days filled with laughter and happiness. Not to mention the amazing friendships I have made and the abundance of Canadian words I now know. "

    "This trip would not have been possible without all of your hard work, patience and dedication. Words cannot express the gratitude I have to you for making this trip everything and so much more than I could have ever of anticipated. It goes without saying that I can not recommend Soul Seed Journeys enough. "

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  • Bewertung von Christina Bird

    "Choosing Soul Seed Journeys as my tour in India was the best decision I have made in years! I have been on other large tour groups which moved fast and lacked any intimacy. With Allison, I felt safe, confident, and knew I was seeing the best of India."

    "Allison has found beautiful hotels to sleep in and knows the best local restaurants. Additionally, Allison organized group activities such as yoga, hiking, astrologists, rafting, camel riding, and unforgettable birthday parties! Allison is open minded to helping find any activity you wish to explore, and will most likely join you on the adventure."

    "Allison took care to make that all member of the group felt safe, while providing tips on navigating local customs as well as bartering. I highly recommend joining a soul seed journey for your next trip to India, you will not be disappointed. "

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Anreise: Donnerstag, 29 März 2018
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