18 Day Lotus of the Desert Yoga Retreat Rajasthan, India

  • Pushkar - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Delhi, Rajasthan, India

18 Day Lotus of the Desert Yoga Retreat Rajasthan, India

  • Pushkar - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Delhi, Rajasthan, India

India Yoga Retreats for Women

The lotus has its roots in dark murky waters, yet still grows towards the light and blossoms where it has been planted. The Lotus of the Desert Retreat is a powerful exploration of the divine feminine and how she manifests within us. It is a chance to discover how each one of us may grow into our abundant potential and fully bloom where we have been planted in our lives. It is a unique opportunity to travel as a group of women, in sisterhood, supporting one another as we open and flower as the radiant beings that we are!

Mother India as your guide and teacher

With Mother India as our supporting guide and teacher, we will experience an inner journey towards greater self-knowledge, clarity, and personal empowerment, as we adventure through the colorful, vibrant, exotic Indian state of Rajasthan. In moments of self-introspection we will retreat into silence, yoga, meditation, sacred ritual, healing, dance, and group sharing. In other moments, we will live with presence in the movement of life amidst ancient temples, exquisite palaces, sacred waters, never ending deserts, smiling camels and exuberant locals.

Highlights

  • Camel safari
  • Yoga & meditation classes
  • Group sharing / integration sessions
  • Goddess dance and feminine rituals
  • Healthy vegetarian meals daily
  • Experienced journey guides
  • 17 nights accommodation
  • Sunset & sunrise hikes
  • 17 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation for this Journey is in shared occupancy (single available on request with additional investment), in a mixture of hotels, guesthouses, family homes, and under the stars during the camel safari. We will travel as the Goddesses that we are and stay in extremely beautiful and unique places. We always choose accommodation that is safe, secure, with supportive beautiful energy, a home-like atmosphere, and inspiring of spiritual practice.

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

  • Arrive in Delhi by 3 p.m.
  • Group meeting
  • Opening and invocation
  • Delicious Indian dinner

Day 2: Pushkar, yoga, meditation

  • Delhi to Pushkar. Travel by train and taxi to the Sacred Brahma city of Pushkar.
  • Pushkar is a quaint desert oasis situated around a beautiful Lotus-shaped lake.
  • It is the only holy place dedicated to the creative force of Brahma and is powerful pilgrimage site.
  • Upon our arrival, we will deepen our journey with a sunset yoga practice, meditation, rest, and exploration.

Days 3 - 7: Pushkar, yoga, hikes, tantric rituals, ashrams

  • Pushkar - Supported by the oasis high spiritual vibration, we will balance our time between inner exploration and connection to sacred desert sites.
  • This portion of the retreat includes daily yoga and meditation, sunrise and sunset hikes to the mountain-top temples of the Goddesses Gayatri and Sati, tantric ritual, and a Yagna (Fire ceremony) at the Shaktipeeth Goddess Temple.
  • We will also visit ashrams from the Satya Yuga era, Potato Baba, Ajmer Dargha, and the Brahma Temple

Days 7 - 9: Jodhpur, exporing the city

  • Blue City Jodhpur - Arriving as the princesses that we are, we will stay as royalty in one of the areas enchanting and beautiful hotels.
  • Here we will practice resting in a state of inner silence amidst the bustling Indian City. We will explore the winding streets of the blue city, visit Mehrangarth Fort and Umaid Bhavan Palace.

Day 9: Jaisalmer, explore

  • Jodhpur to Jaisalmer
  • Visit Jaisalmer Forts
  • Explore

Days 10 - 13: Camel trekking Jaiselmer

  • This phase of the journey will be a chance to experience the profound silence of the Desert Landscape as we travel upon camels into some of the more remote areas of Rajasthan.
  • We will visit local villages, move through breathtaking landscapes, and stay beneath a sky of infinite stars.
  • On the final day of the trek, we will return to Jaisalmer for restorative yoga and relaxation.

Days 14 - 16: Pushkar, food, shopping, closing circle

  • Return to Pushkar for embodying abundance - Delicious Food, shopping, Integration, and our closing circle.

Days 16 - 17: Delhi, return

  • Delhi - Experience the spiritual aspects of Delhi as we integrate our experience of moving meditation within Riskshaws, markets, busy streets, and delicious restaurants.
  • 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.

Our journeys always include happy healthy foods that make our bodies and minds feel great. We will be eating mostly vegetarian, with options to include fish, and sometimes also having an option to include some meat if you like. The meals will support the activities of the journey and will be a nutritious mix of local cuisine with some western favorites. Oftentimes we will eat family style where we share many dishes and get the opportunity to sample many things, and other times you may just choose from a set menu. There will always be plenty of food to sample and you will definitely like something being offered.

  • 17 nights accommodation
  • Experienced journey guides
  • Goddess dance and feminine rituals
  • Healthy vegetarian meals daily
  • Sunset & sunrise hikes
  • Extra meals/Snacks/Alcoholic Drinks
  • International Airfare
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at the Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The organizer will meet you at the airport and take care of everything from there.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Federica from Europe

    "I had an amazing time. Kristie is knowledge, wise, caring, and a loving soul. She made my two weeks special and i was so lucky to have chosen the right group. The journey was a adventure as India offers plenty of that and a soul spiritual search. Both have been fulfilled in every possible way. If I can I will join them again one day, maybe Peru. Amazing people amazing place wonderful journey through the madness of India."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Julianna V.
    10 out of 10

    "The care and attention to detail provided from the time I booked my trip to throughout the journey is unprecedented. Kristie led our group with an open heart, flexibility, mindfulness and presence and she created an environment that was receptive to and respectful of the diverse people within it. The adventures, experiences, and growth as a result of this journey have been transformative. I have nothing but gratitude."

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  • Review by Alma De La Melena Cox
    10 out of 10

    "Lotus of the Desert Retreat was for me, a trip of a lifetime. Our group was in very capable hands with Kristie Lonczak as our guide. I told her many times, ‘I could not have done India without you.’ As a developing country, India is not for the faint of heart. Kristie is a savvy, expert traveler. Like a Lotus growing firm the mud, she gracefully draws forth a profound, tangible, spiritual experience from the inherent chaos and cultural quirks of India. She handles the details, train schedules, and activities deftly. I felt safe in India—on a desert safari, negotiating streets at night and on remote hikes with Kristie leading us. Kristie’s contacts are all lovely people I trusted and was happy to give my business to. It’s obvious she draws to her like minded and spirited people because she is genuine, generous and kindhearted. Our group was a special blend of gifted, soulful women who were a joy to share this big journey with."

    "Kristie is intuitive, with a keen sense for balance of activity and relaxation. Her knowledge of outlying areas, of knowing the right people for a particular experience, of special temples off the tourist path are all invaluable. She knows and loves good food, clean, comfortable and beautiful places to stay—with safety, cleanliness and quality a priority."

    "This trip exceeded my expectations on many levels. We all hope to find something we believe only India can give us and this particular retreat delivers every opportunity to experience what the soul longs for. Truth and understanding, inspiration and beauty, adventure and fun and laughter are the threads that weave the beautiful memories this trip creates. "

    "A focus on the feminine was a powerful aspect of the trip that has changed my life forever. The goddess temples visited combined with Kristie’s guided meditations and her knowledge of Hindu mythology brought insights that have empowered me creatively."

    "Kristie is an excellent yoga instructor who brings a varied practice knowledge base to her class. This keeps the sessions interesting and in the spirit of travel and adventure, fresh and new. She secured great locations for yoga—hotel rooftops with beautiful views and quiet, private gardens. She easily managed a wide range of abilities and experience positively."

    "On a personal note, I have met a friend for life in Kristie. She is a powerful example for living authentically and I hope to have the opportunity to travel with her again."

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  • Review by Julie from United States
    10 out of 10

    "I can't even put in words how much this trip meant to me. And meeting all of you, with so much love and support, everything we shared, really changed the way I see life now. I feel connected to you, I feel connected to all the good of this life. Thank you for this journey."

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  • Review by Meredith from United States
    10 out of 10

    "I just wanted to say that I am so thankful for each and every one of you. There was so much I learned on this trip and the amazing places we visited. I feel like a better me having spent some time getting to know each of you. You made me a better me! I am so grateful for this journey and can't wait to go on another one with Kristie and Flowing Spirit Journeys."

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  • Review by Elizabeth from United States
    10 out of 10

    "The journey to India with Kristie and Chris was incredible, life-changing, and truly magical! I felt completely cared for in the sometimes crazy country. We had a great balance of Yoga and Meditation, with visits to cool cultural sites, and outdoor explorations. I highly recommend any trip with Flowing Spirit Journeys!"

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  • Review by Marian from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Traveling through India with Kristie and Chris was a beautiful and unforgettable journey. Our trip from Delhi, to Rishikesh, to Dharamsala and back was exciting, adventurous and challenging. Kristie and Chris were fabulous guides, they knew all the most delicious restaurants, the best shops, the most interesting events to attend, and the best places to stay. Because of their familiarity with the magic and unpredictability of India, they dealt with any hiccups that came along with positivity and confidence. I felt safe traveling with them, which was important to me as a single female traveler. Kristie and Chris are wonderful and make a fabulous team. Kristie is really unique. I've never met anyone who has the same bright, energizing, positive and inspiring presence. She's one of those people who draws out the best qualities in everyone she meets. Plus, she has just the right combination of practicality and magical sparkle that makes her the perfect trip leader. She's also a fabulous yoga teacher! I could go on and on. You should just meet them for yourself."

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    "I would recommend Flowing Spirit Journeys to anyone who is ready for a fun-filled, heart-opening adventure of a lifetime! Maybe I'll see you there - I'm already planning for my next trip. :)"

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  • Review by Fede from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Have had the pleasure to share my adventure in India with them. Beautiful people, amazing trip, stunning places, helpful gentle full of life couple. I will love to meet them again on another adventure if will ever be possible. I will forever treasure what I have experienced. Many thanks always. Namaste."

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  • Review by Katie Hornowski

    "I had an amazing experience with Flowing Spirit Journeys in Southern Peru. It was the perfect balance of traveling, reflecting and connecting to the Earth. Lea and Rosa's styles held a beautiful container for us all to grow in deep, unique ways. I left knowing more of who I am and feeling more deeply connected to my divine self. Thank you!"

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  • Review by James Finley

    "This was such a moving trip, got so much out of it. Personal growth and many new friends; not to mention the powerful sites we visited. Our leader, Lea, was awesome. Would very much recommend."

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