22 Days Pilgrimage Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in India

  • Coimbatore - Parayakadavu - Kerala - Aurangaba - Dehra Dun - Rishikesh - Haridwar

Ayurveda, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat India

Experience a potent combination of yoga and meditation sessions that will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms and functioning of the mind and find true inner peace and balance. During this retreat, Ayurveda will also be an important part of your journey to wellness, and it will help you bring lasting effects and enhance your healing process. You will sure be amazed by the beauty of India and the positive effect of this retreat!


  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Meet Amma, the hugging mother
  • Boat along the beautiful backwaters of Kerala
  • Seven-day Panchakrama therapy at Maitreyi Vedic Village
  • Satsang with Mooji, an Advaita Vedanta master
  • Visit sacred sites and temples in India
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 22 days with instruction
  • German, Spanish, English
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During this retreat, you will be staying in different accommodations throughout India. They will all be simple and clean, with hot water, and at the same time, honoring an authentic Indian experience.

Week 1: February 5 to 12, 2018 - Coimbatore

During this week, you will experience a seven-day Panchakarma therapy at Maitreyi Vedic Village, which will include all organic food, vastu-aligned accommodation, consultations, and treatments. Daily yoga and meditation will also be part of your schedule and you will have the opportunity to travel by coastal train to the state of Kerala.

Week 2: February 12 to 17, 2018 - From South to North

On your second week, you will meet Amma, also known as "the hugging mother" and stay at her ashram for two days. Boat along the beautiful backwaters of Kerala for one day. This week, you will also spend a restorative day at a pristine beach on the Keralan Coasts. Finally, travel by plane from Cochin to Varanasi.

Week 3 - February 18 to 26, 2018 - Varanasi, Dehra Dun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar

You will spend two days in the ancient city of Varanasi, then trafel from Varanasi to Dehra Dun and two days at the spiring organic seed-saving of Dr. Vandana Shiva. Daily yoga and meditation on the banks of the Ganges River, combined with daily satsang with Spiritual Masters of various lineages, will be part of this week's plans. Also, you will enjoy evening Aarti in Haridwar, visit sacred temples, such as Neem Karoli Baba Temple, Anandamayi Ma Temple, Sivananda Ashram, and more. A private jyotish (Vedic astrology) reading, with a 31st generation astrologer is also part of the program.

  • Tour sacred temples in Haridwar
  • Travel by coastal train to the state of Kerala
  • Visit the Ajanta and Ellora Caves
  • Tiffany Nicholson-Smith

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

    Tiffany Nicholson-Smith is a radiant yogini, an Ayurvedic practitioner, and a lover of life, who is known for bringing her clarity, abundant energy, and aspiration for truth into everything she shares and offers. A world citizen and sacred activist, she approaches life with an open heart and an inspired mind. Tiffany has studied and retreated extensively with various teachers in India and around the world, immersing herself deeply into Tantric, Hatha, and Kundalini yoga, Advaita Vedanta, spiritual nutrition, Ayurveda, compassionate communication, and sacred sexuality.

  • Kristof Wittstock

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

    Kristof Wittstock is a down-to-earth spirit, who is known for his clear dedication to truth and his humble heart. He has had the opportunity to study for the last 20 years with various teachers and schools, most situated in India, and steeped in the traditional, classical wisdom of Hatha, Laya, Kriya, and Kundalini yoga. Kristof also has a deep respect and love for Buddhism and has retreated extensively in the Theraveda tradition. His offerings are always infused with this revolutionary edge of Tantric yoga, meditation, and Buddhism.

This retreat will take place in multiple locations across India. You will spend time in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rishikesh, and Haridwar.

For the first week of this retreat you will be able to enjoy three organic sattvic meals every day. During the second and third week, you will be delighted with daily breakfast and dinner.

  • 1 evening aarti in Haridwar
  • 1 meeting with Amma
  • 1 private jyotish reading with a 31st generation astrologer
  • 1 seven-day Panchakrama therapy
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • All sattvic meals during week one
  • Daily breakfast and dinner during weeks two and three
  • Internal group transportation
  • Sacred temple visits
  • Satsang with Mooji as specified in the itinerary
  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Additional meals
  • International flights

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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    Review by Roger Morter from Nicaragua

    Incredible Teaching in a Fantastic Location

    CONS Cons: Larger group occasionally was too much for single bathroom facility.

    PROS Pros: Content of teachings was really comprehensive and included 'tasters' of a large variety of practices and techniques. The centre is set in a beautiful and peaceful lakeside location. Healthy vegan food.

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    Review by Emily Corkery from Canada

    PROS Pros: Beautiful property with a lovely couple that runs it all. Delicious homemade vegan food. Off grid with outdoor shower and compostable toilet.

    2017-Apr-15 13:35:37


  • Review by Mary from London

    "I just completed the YTT300 in Ecuador & highly recommend Living in the Self. Tiffany & Kristof are warm hearted, extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, organised, professional with an appropriate sense of humour & years of experience teaching & practicing yoga. We did so much on top of the curriculum such as a five day silent retreat, one day fasts, learning Sanskrit, partner yoga & attending kirtans. I've left with so much info to share with my clients in London & with guests on the yoga holidays I am running. Thank you, can't wait to attend another of your courses & pilgrimages. "

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    "Tiffany and Kristof are the most humble and dedicated teachers I know; so much so, they probably won't include this in their testimonials, but they should. What drew me, and many others to their work, was their commitment to fostering love, compassion and community through yoga. It has been monumental for my spiritual growth, and I am certain it would aid anyone's physical well-being as much as it would serve one's overall life."

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    "Over the last few months i have learned so much about myself, the yogic path, yogic philosophy, asanas, chakras, pranayamas, patanjali's eight limb path, the yogic diet., but one teaching that has really hit home for me is living in the present moment. I feel like this is such an importnant practise and will benefit not only ourselves, but our families, friends and students. "

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    "Much gratitude to you both, "

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  • Review by Crystal Lee from Peterborough

    "When I signed on for the 200hr YTT with Living in The Self Yoga I had not attended a yoga class full time for years. I had roamed from class to class looking for something I knew should be there. None of them seemed to have that aspect of both the spiritual and physical practice I craved. After attending one Yoga class with Tiffany & Kristof I realized I had finally found it. Their warm loving personalities combined with a vast knowledge of the practice made me begin a journey into my self as a whole. I began to eat better, I slept better, I started meditating on a regular basis and the shifts didn't just happen within me, but also within my social circle and my family. I cannot recommend this program enough to anyone, whether you do this for yourself or to become a teacher, you will leave this program changed for the better of your own being. As busy mother of three children making the time for myself to do this course was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am eternally grateful for the gift Tiffany & Kristof of Living in the Self Yoga brought to my life. We are forever changed for the better, more loving, centred, whole and beautiful beings inside & out."

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    "This is SO much more than a yoga teacher training, words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for this experience. You will not only learn yoga and meditation, but also ALL the tools you need to live a healthful and vibrant life. I 100% recommend this training, it will change your life!"

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    "The time I spent with Tiffany and Kristof was transformative. The teachings, meditation, and yoga were profoundly impactful and I am so grateful for their mastery and passion."

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    "Tiffany's workshop addressed food in a different way than most cooking classes...She is a walking human encyclopedia regarding nutritional information, who addresses the issue of food examined from a spiritual standpoint. I learned so many amazing things that allowed me to transform my diet to a healthier alternative, and improve my perspective on cooking and eating consciously. Bon appetite!"

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    "The yoga teacher training from Living in the Self with Tiffany and Kristof is absolutely unlike any other. It has changed my life, brought fruit to all of my relationships, and helped me grow in ways I didn’t know were possible. It has been one of the most emotionally, mentally, and physically challenging and rewarding things I have ever done."

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Arrival: Monday February 5, 2018
Departure: Monday February 26, 2018

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