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12 Days Pilgrimage and Yoga Retreat India

  • Hampi - Belur - Halebid - Badami - Mysore

Overview

Restorative India Yoga Retreat

This sacred yoga retreat is a journey unlike any you've experienced. During this 12-day retreat, you will visit incredible temples and sacred sites of yoga and Shaivism while engaging in deep practice and contemplation of spiritual teachings. Christopher Wallis will be your yoga instructor and guide to these sacred sites, while Vinyāsa flow yoga teacher, Briala Silva will enliven your body and senses with a daily practice informed by 18 years of experience.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Daily meditation practices
  • All historical and spiritual talks
  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals and water
  • Transfer to the sites
  • Local tour guide

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 26.

  • 11 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will have some cozy stays at several hotels accommodated by Tantrik Studies.

During your 12-day journey, you will experience daily yoga and asana practices as well as guided meditation sessions that will nourish your body, mind, and senses.

Day 1

You will arrive in Bangalore / Bengaluru, the hub of modern India. This is the first night of included hotel accommodation.

Day 2

You will visit Mysore, the birthplace of modern postural yoga.

Day 3

From Mysore, you will go to Hassan and stay at Hassan Eco Resort for your accommodation.

Day 4

On this fourth day, you will go to Belur to visit Hoysala temples located in the city.

Day 5

On this day, you will visit another Hoysala temple. However, this time, you will be taken to the temples on the city of Halebid instead of going back to Belur.

Day 6 to 9

The city of temples, Hampi, is waiting for you on this 3-night stay. This place is known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 10 to 11

After visiting Hampi, you will visit Badami, the city of incredible ancient cave temples. It is another proposed World Heritage Site.

Day 12

The tour ends today. You can choose to continue your travels in India or return home.

  • Christopher Wallis

    Christopher Wallis, also known as Hareesh, was introduced to Indian spirituality at the age of seven and initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at sixteen. His degrees include a B.A. in Religion and Classics from the University of Rochester, an M.A. in Sanskrit from U.C. Berkeley, an M.Phil. in Classical Indian Religions from Oxford, and a Ph.D. on the traditions of Śaiva Tantra from Berkeley.

This retreat will take place in Hampi, Belur, Halebid, Badami, and Mysore in Karnataka, India.

During this retreat you will be served daily meals at the hotel and enroute.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
  • Admissions to the monuments
  • All historical and spiritual talks and guided meditations
  • All meals at the hotels and en route
  • All taxes
  • All yoga and meditation practices
  • Bottled water
  • Local tour guide
  • Tips for hotel staff and waiters
  • Transportation to the sites
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Still camera or video camera permit fees in the temples and sites
  • Tips outside of the hotels

Arrival by plane

You can arrive at Hubli Airport (HBX). Tantrik Studies can help you arrange a private car with a driver from and to the airport. This service is available at an additional cost.

  • Review by a traveler
    9 out of 10

    "I am extremely thankful for the kindness, knowledge, and openness that Hareesh offers in these classes. Not only do I appreciate the warmth that I get from being connected to individuals who are so committed to spiritual enlightenment, but the vibrations of the class last long after. I feel so expanded and connected to my true nature and after the class, I walk down the street in San Francisco seeing the light in everyone. Thanks for a beautiful experience!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    9 out of 10

    "Enrolling in this course has shown me many things about spirituality that a book simply cannot teach you. Specifically, the feeling of energy flowing throughout my body for the first time during the second week’s meditation is an experience that cannot be duplicated. So convinced of its validity, that feeling has now become a strong basis for me. The more in touch I get with my spirituality, the more enthralled and dedicated I become."

    Tantrik Studies website, edited

  • Review by a traveler
    9 out of 10

    "As a graduate student studying medicine, my life is so full, yet the thing that I look forward the most in my week is our class. While I wish I had so much more time with it (I hear you in my head saying, as you did last Sunday, 'What else in there to do? Deepen your practice'), I have been experiencing some deep changes. The more time I spend in meditation, chanting, practicing yoga, or contemplating the sutras, the more the changes feel like they start to set down roots of transformation. I feel my awareness becoming wider. I can be myself for longer. I come back to myself when I get lost in the dredges of the day (or my own limited or habitual thinking) with more certainty that I never actually left my awareness. I just forgot for a time that is where I actually exist. I am sure you hear this from many of your students (along with how intense it gets, how sleep sometimes disappears or circumstances arise that put you up against your edge). I just wanted to extend my gratitude for your guidance. As I said last week, you are a wonderful teacher, Hareesh. It is a blessing to be your student. Surely, it is an act of grace."

    Tantrik Studies website, edited