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11 Day Discover India and Enjoy a Beautiful Yoga Holiday in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand

The Raddison, Delhi, India

India Yoga Holiday

Follow in the footsteps of legendary yogis; visit their sacred places and take part in ancient rituals. Discover the potent power of the Indian Himalayas to relax and rejuvenate. Unwind in beautiful boutique resorts nestled amongst rural villages with stunning expansive Himalayan views. Dine on delicious home-cooked cuisine and delve into the charming, traditional local culture. Soak in the spiritual ambiance that has drawn yogis from all walks of life for centuries; an exceptional pilgrimage for mind, body, and soul.

Meet the instructors

Jacqui, Shimon, & Claire
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Highlights

  • Yoga classes
  • Mindfulness sessions
  • Private transfers and train ride
  • Asana, pranayama, and meditations
  • A spirited journey through India
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


10 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Indira Gandhi International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Boutique hotels and resorts

You will stay in hand-selected accommodations known for authenticity and ambiance. You’ll stay in four distinct and quintessentially unique properties.

  • Delhi, The Radisson
  • Dunagiri Retreat
  • Binsar Grand Oak Manor
  • Sonapani Himalayan Village

Program

This retreat, which is suitable for all levels of ability, offers a great opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a yoga and mindfulness practice and explore how this then affects your whole being. For those who do not know Jacqui and Shimon, they have over 60 years of collective experience in teaching, studying and practicing yoga.

Shimon’s good humor will lift your spirit and Jacqui’s depth of spiritual wisdom will leave you quiet within. They will both take your yoga practice to the next level. Enjoy daily yoga classes and meditation sessions throughout the 11-day getaway.

Immersive cultural activities

Experience a diverse range of cultural activities, excursions, and temple visits. Embark on an uplifting walk to Mukteshwar and visit a 350-year-old Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, with breathtaking views of the beautiful valleys below. Discover the rural landscapes and enchanted forests as you travel to legendary Mahavatar Babaji’s Cave, where Kriya Yoga was founded; a sacred spot imbued with unique spiritual energy. All these and much more!

Day 1 - Delhi, The Radisson

Arrive in India’s capital city. Meet your instructors, guide, and co-participants at 6 p.m. followed by a welcome dinner.

Day 2 - Dunagiri Retreat

No journey to India would be complete without a train trip! You will travel from Delhi into the North Indian state of Uttarakhand and transfer by road to a blissful abode nestled in the Himalayas. A rigorous journey is well worth the effort. Dunagiri, home to many of India’s great yogis and close to nature’s heart.

Day 3 - Dunagiri Retreat

Yoy begin the day with a yoga session. Thereafter, you visit the local temple dedicated to the patron goddess and protector of the area. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore the hills or simply relax and take in the incredible mountain views.

Day 4 - Dunagiri Retreat

After a morning yoga session, you will take a delightful walk through rural landscapes and enchanted forests. Bringing you to legendary Mahavatar Babaji’s Cave where Kriya Yoga was founded; a sacred spot imbued with special spiritual energy.

Day 5 - Binsar Grand Oak Manor

Driving through village hamlets and alongside rivers will take you further up the hills into the Pine and Oak forests of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Staying in the former British Commissioner private home within the Sanctuary it's easy to see why Sir Ramsey selected this spot in 1856.

Day 6 - Binsar Grand Oak Manor

A half-day walk (6 kilometers / 3 hours) along a traditional stone path within the Sanctuary will take you through Deodar and Cyprus forests studded with Rhododendron trees. You may encounter monkeys, certainly the healing power of the forest and be captivated by the panorama from the lookout.

Day 7 - Sonapani Himalayan Village

On this day, you'll move down the hills to another hidden gem nestled in the hills. Richly endowed with fruit trees and local flora with continuing views of the hills. You'll settle in with an evening yoga session.

Day 8 - Sonapani Himalayan Village

Opening the day with yoga is always a good start! After breakfast, you’ll explore neighboring villages with opportunities to interact with local communities.

Day 9 - Sonapani Himalayan Village

Walk to Mukteshwar (8 kilometers, 4-5 hours) a 350-year-old Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with excellent views of the valleys below. Enjoy lunch in a local café before returning to Sonapani.

Day 10 - Delhi, The Radisson

Return train into Delhi will have you arrive in the evening. Transfer to your hotel in Delhi for a restful sleep before your departure tomorrow.

Day 11 - Delhi Departure

There are no activities planned. You are free to depart anytime today.

Instructors

Jacqui Brumley

Shimon Tchobutaru

Claire Prest

Retreat location

Food

Delicious organic and locally-sourced produce served daily throughout the 11-day getaway.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

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

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • 2-night trip to Agra to Maj Mahal
  • Massages
  • Astrology consultation
  • Spa treatments

What's included

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Curated local cuisine
  • Immersive cultural activities
  • Early morning yoga sessions
  • Daytime mindfulness sessions plus afternoon
  • Asana, pranayama, and meditations
  • Private transfer and train fare, to and from Delhi

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Massages
  • Astrology consultations
  • Additional toura

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The transfer is included.

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer included: Indira Gandhi International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.

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Availability

Arrival: Monday September 28, 2020
Departure: Thursday October 8, 2020

 

 

Note: this holiday requires a minimum number of participants, therefore there is a chance this retreat may be canceled. Please ask the organizer for more information when you inquire.

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