16 Day Meditative Journey into Presence Yoga Retreat in Northern India

Elevating Yoga Retreat in India

Balancing a simultaneous inner and outer journey, this Northern India Retreat will explore the theme of presence as you move from the chaos and hidden mysticism of Delhi, to the shores of Mother Ganga in Rishikesh, to the Golden Temple of Amritsar, to the higher Himalayas of the Dalai Llamas home in Dharamsala. You will learn to experience greater awareness with your daily practice of sadhana (spiritual practice) that includes yoga asana, pranayama, mantra, and silence.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Outdoor adventure activities with presence
  • Visits to Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh Sacred Pilgrimage sites
  • Amazing group to share your experiences with
  • Daily healthy vegetarian meals
  • Experienced journey guides
  • 15 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


15 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15

Airport transfer included: Dehradun Airport

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Accommodation

Accommodation for the retreat is shared occupancy with a private room available fro an additional investment. You will be staying in comfortable mid-range accommodation. Flowing Spirit Journeys chooses places that have supportive beautiful energy, a home-like atmosphere, and inspire spiritual practice.

Flowing Spirit Journeys India Yoga Retreat Program

Balancing a simultaneous inner and outer journey, this Northern India Retreat will explore the theme of presence as you move from the chaos and hidden mysticism of Delhi, to the shores of Mother Ganga in Rishikesh, to the Golden Temple of Amritsar, to the higher Himalayas of the Dalai Llama’s home in Dharamsala.

You will learn to experience greater awareness with your daily practice of sadhana (spiritual practice) that includes yoga asana, pranayama, mantra, and silence. With support from each other and the powerful spiritual energies of the Himalayas, you will live your moving meditation exploring sacred sites, busy marketplaces, outdoor adventures, satsang with spiritual masters, and the simple craziness of life in India.

This retreat will give you tools to help you to integrate a more meditative awareness into your everyday life. Life with presence is the key to expand beyond fears and doubts, to embody your purpose, and to live from your empowered creative self, regardless of outside influences.

You can relax deeply and safely into your journey as the India experienced guides and teachers organize all the daily travel details, take you to the cleanest, most delicious restaurants, unveil sacred powerful sites, bring you to their favorite teachers, and help you navigate in a sometimes chaotic country.

Are you ready to go on a trip of a lifetime to one of the most powerful and profoundly exotic places on earth?

Brief Itinerary

Day 1, Delhi

  • Arrival in Delhi by 1 p.m.
  • Group meeting
  • Visit Lotus Temple
  • Delicious Indian dinner

Day 2, Delhi to Rishikesh

  • Travel by train from Delhi to the powerful Holy city of Haridwar
  • Then head to Laxmanjula, Rishikesh for the opening circle in the foothills of the Himalayas, on the banks of Ma Ganges
  • Evening yoga and meditation

Day 3 to 7, Rishikesh

  • You will explore the magical "yoga capital of the world" and connect to the powerful energies of this sacred Hindu place
  • You will explore various yoga teachers and styles
  • Listen to satsangs with enlightened masters
  • Visit the ashram that the Beatles stayed in
  • Open your heart through Kirtan
  • Explore the holy Shiva temple of Neelkanth
  • Meditate in the ashram of Ananda Mayi
  • Cleanse some Karmas with a Ganga bath and open to the unique teachings that this sacred place has for you
  • Within this time, you will also deepen your state of awareness with time in total silence alongside Mother Ganga

Day 8 to 9, Rishikesh to Amritsar

  • You will travel by train to the sacred pilgrimage site of the Golden Temple
  • Here, you will have plenty of time to explore and meditate in and around the beautiful temple

Day 9 to 14, Travel from Amritsar to Dharamsal, Tibetan Buddhist Village of Little Lhasa: Dharmsala

  • You will continue your experiential journey as you expand your consciousness with the support of the Higher Himalayas
  • You will meditate in the temple of his Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Practice walking meditation as you hike the mountain Triune
  • Share with Tibetan Refuges
  • Visit Norbulingka and spend a day in complete silence to deepen your state of meditation
  • Option to celebrate the Hindu color festival of Holi

Day 15 to 16, Dharamsala to Delhi

  • Experience the spiritual aspects of Delhi as you integrate your experience of moving meditation within Riskshaws, markets, busy streets, and delicious restaurants

If the Taj Mahal is calling for you, Flowing Spirit Journeys is also offering an optional two-day add-on visit to Agra and the Taj Mahal!. Kindly send Flowing Spirit Journeys an inquiry to know more about this option.

Included excursions

  • Hike the mountain Triund
  • Experience the Hindu Color festival of Holi
  • Explore the holy Shiva temple of Neelkanth
  • Meditate in the ashram of Ananda Mayi
  • Optional White water rafting on Ganges
  • Visit the ashram that the Beatles stayed in
  • Visit the Golden Temple Amritsar
  • Visit the Lotus temple
  • Visit the Norbulinka Art Institute

Instructors

Kristie Lonczak
Kristie loves to travel and wishes for nothing more than to share this passion with everyone. Her life has shifted in the last years as she has begun offering her experiences as a part time explorer and full-time yoga teacher, mystical dance teacher, Reiki Master, retreat facilitator, and trip leader or creator. Her focus in this life is inspiring aliveness, opening to a life lived from the heart, empowerment, and the activation of a cosmic consciousness.
Chris Henson
Chris is an empowering, profound, fierce, and wise yoga teacher of the body, mind, soul, and rock. His passion for yoga and meditation is only surpassed by his love of rock climbing. Chris offers his gifts of silence, awareness, connection to nature, living in the alignment of thought word and action, and the life-changing remembrance that all you need is already within in you.

Retreat location

You will experience various locations in India on this retreat.

  • Delhi
  • Rishikesh and Haridwar
  • Amritsar-Golden Temple
  • Dharamsala
  • Return to Delhi

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

This retreat includes two daily healthy vegetarian meals to nourish your body.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily meals (healthy vegetarian-with most dietary restrictions accommodated)
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Group sharing and integration sessions
  • Personal support for deeper processing
  • Transportation throughout the journey starting and ending at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)
  • Over 2 experienced guides

What's not included

  • Visas
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips and gratuities
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra meals
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic drinks

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.
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