Where is Bhutan, Nepal and India?

Where is Bhutan, Nepal and India?

Delhi (map)

“With Yoga Travels it was such a pleasure to be nurtured and have no worries.” - DeeDee, Canada

2019 Ottawa Travel Show

2019 Ottawa Travel Show

Ottawa Convention Centre, (map)

“Thanks again for introducing me to such a wonderful experience in a country (India) that I would never visit alone. I am so grateful for your leadership, enthusiam and special care you gave to me and the others in our group.” - Kristen, Canada - North India Ashram Tour

Planet Botanix Open House

Planet Botanix Open House

Planet Botanix (map)

“Fabulous trip of a lifetime for me, I will be considering other trips with Yoga Travels. Having almost never travelled I was nervous before the trip but thank you Janice, your experiences, attitude and personality made it possible for me to consider other trips! I can do it!” - Donna, Canada - Adventures in Bhutan Tour

Yoga Travels Open House

Yoga Travels Open House

“I had a wonderful trip, thanks so much for everything.” - Sarah, Great Britain

You are invited to join us for our presentation on all of the Yoga Travels tours for 2019 and upcoming tours for 2020 and beyond… This event will take place at Club Aventure’s new offices located at 1-306 Cumberland Street in Ottawa. Bring all of your questions regarding our Yoga Travels tours as we enjoy this informal gathering.

RSVP is appreciated (light refreshments will be served) by contacting Bernard Bacle at Club Aventure 613-789-8000 or bernard@clubaventure.ca OR Janice Varuna Soderholm at info@yogatravels.ca

Yoga Nidra - Kalyana Yoga Shala

Yoga Nidra - Kalyana Yoga Shala

Kalyana Yoga Shala (map)

You are invited to lay back, relax and enjoy the healing benefits and calmness of yoga nidra. Yoga Nidra is an ancient yogic practice designed to balance the subtle energies within our bodies, master the art of sleep and experience greater depths of meditation. The phrase Yoga Nidra literally means “yoga sleep.” While it does not involve actually sleeping, the practice emphasizes resting without movement.  Yoga Nidra induces complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation and healing of the body by allowing it the rest and recharge it usually lacks in our all to busy lifestyles. Janice Varuna with years of study and experience will be offering this Yoga Nidra event from 1:30 to 2:30p.

Cost - $16 +hst reserve your spot with Kalyana Yoga Shala (613) 745-9642‬ as places are limited.

Yoga Travels Open House

Yoga Travels Open House

Kalyana Yoga Shala (map)

“Thank you for everything. It was a great experience to tour with you. We discovered this beautiful country through your eyes. Thanks again for your generosity, kindness and professionalism.” - Chantal, Montreal Canada

Embrun Yoga Travels Open House for 2019 Tours

Embrun Yoga Travels Open House for 2019 Tours

HYER Destination Centre (map)

“I have to say how grateful I am for the planning and guidance on the tour. I was apprehensive traveling to India and staying in an ashram. Janice took marvelous care of us all.” - Ingrid, USA - North India Ashram Tour

This Yoga Travels Open House for our 2019 Tours will be at HYER Destination Embrun, Canada from 12:00 to 1:00p with Judith Boucher yoga teacher and owner of HYER Destination and our teacher/co-leader for the Yoga Travels North India Ashram Tour Oct 14 to 27, 2019

You are welcome to come and meet Janice Varuna (owner of Yoga Travels) and Judith and hear all about our NEW tours for 2019.

This is a FREE event and RSVP is appreciated. Call HYER Destination at 613-818-0082 or email us info@yogatravels.ca to reserve your place.

Adventures in Bhutan

Adventures in Bhutan

BHUTAN is the flagship tour, the reason I founded Yoga Travels.  We are very pleased to announce that for our 2019 tour Heather Garrod owner of Planet Botanix in Ottawa, Canada will be joining us and sharing her wisdom of natural oils and healing modalities. Click here for Heather’s full biography. When I first visited this country in 2008, I was absolutely captivated by the people and culture of Bhutan.  Amazed by their ability to keep their culture intact while still allowing a VERY limited number of people to tour the country.   Bhutan still holds that mystery, that excitement and joy every time I step off the plane in Paro.  I look forward to showing you the people, the mountains and the Gross National Happiness that is Bhutan.  There is ONLY 1 trip in 2019 and only 12 spots available. Reserve your spot now, for you can travel with many companies to Bhutan, however we have been going there for 10 years and we were one of the first to offer yoga in Bhutan.

  What are you waiting for?

Explore Nepal

Explore Nepal

Travel through Western Nepal on a journey of yoga, culture, jungles and the Himalayas as we fly, drive and hike our way through this part of Nepal. Be amazed at the opportunities to practice yoga in the mountains, and by the riverside. Spend 2 days in the Chitwan National Park jungle searching for the illusive Royal Bengal tiger, the one-horned rhinoceros and other wildlife. Be awed by the spiritual aspects of Nepal and how this spirituality enters many parts of the Nepalis’ lifestyle. Enjoy meeting Nepalis as we visit their villages and homes. Nepal is a country of wonder with many parts still available to the adventurous traveller.

North India Ashram Tour

North India Ashram Tour

“Yoga Travels organizes a superb tour. All of the logistics are well taken care of (lodging, transportation, itinerary). The pace of the tour has time for physical activity, enjoying nature, quiet reflection and interesting experiences. This is my second tour with Yoga Travels and I hope to do a third in the future. - Peggy, Canada - North India Ashram Tour

An ashram is a retreat center with buildings for eating, sleeping, studying, meditating and yoga.

We are pleased to have Judith Boucher yoga teacher and owner of HYER Destination Centre in Embrun, Canada co-lead with Janice Varuna (owner and founder of Yoga Travels) the 2019 Ashram Tour. Judith has an extensive knowledge of all things yoga and has travelled to India previously, living in an ashram. Click here for Judith’s full biography. Join us for this life experience of being in India, with like minded people as we learn about the Ashram way of life together. Each ashram we visit is unique however all of them follow the same basic daily schedule (see below). This is an opportunity to find some stillness in your mind and your life as we slow things down, and have the opportunity to practice being in the present moment.

Are you ready for this Ashram “experience/vacation”?

Are you ready to take your yoga practice to the next level? Are you ready to possibly be outside of your comfort zone and be humbled by your surroundings? Are you ready to stretch yourself emotionally, physically and spiritually? Are you ready for teachings from Indian swamis answering your BIG questions? This tour is for you if you answered yes to these questions and you are comfortable with at times, basic accommodation, a vegetarian diet, a daily schedule, some periods of silence and learning new levels of patience and tolerance for others and especially for yourself.

However, if you expect to have five star accommodation, with boutique hotel rooms, international cuisine and to be comfortable at all times, then this tour is not for you. Ashram life is not glamorous nor are the ashrams luxurious – they are very simple and basic. Yoga Travels strives to bring you real experiences and our Ashram tour has been designed to offer our clients an authentic Indian Ashram experience.

Does this sound intriguing? Every year we experience Ashram life in different ashrams in India. We will be there with you from start to finish, to answer your questions and pave the way for a unique and special experience.

Ashrams have been a place of worship, peace, learning and most importantly inner transformation and experience for centuries. Through various practices such as yoga and meditation as well as participation in ancient rituals and traditions, you will be fully immersed in the Ashram lifestyle. Here you will have the opportunity to join traditional fire poojas ceremonies, ayurvedic cooking courses, receive ancient ayurvedic massages and treatments to suit all aliments and help balance the body's energy points (chakras). With so many ashrams to choose from with varied quality and authenticity, Yoga Travels, with longtime experience in India, provides a tailored trip to bring you to ashrams that will ensure a diverse, streamlined and real Indian ashram experience.

Classic South India

Classic South India

We have it all on this tour of South India. The old city of Cochin, tea Plantations in the mountains, backwater boat tour by the coast, beach time in Kovalam, and a 4 day stay at an ayurvedic resort with full staff of ayurvedic doctors and assistants. Oh and did we mention Yoga everyday (and if your not a yogi no worries, come along you’ll get to sleep in, while we salute the sun). This is a rare opportunity to travel with Janice Varuna founder of Yoga Travels on this cultural and ayurveda tour. Janice Varuna has been studying ayurveda since 2004 and visiting ayurvedic facilities and ashrams in India since 2005. Now is the time for you to relax and rejuvenate on this tour filled with adventure and serenity. Sign up to reserve your spot for 2019.

Ayurveda Wellness Retreat India

Ayurveda Wellness Retreat India

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All Yoga Travels Tours offer at least 1 Yoga Class per day along with other yoga activities throughout the retreat.


Accommodation as per the category of booking (see Accommodation)

Daily Ayurvedic Treatments

Ayurvedic vegetarian full board (breakfast, lunch + dinner)

Initial, daily and final consultation by the Ayurvedic doctor

Free Ayurvedic medicines during your retreat

Composition of an individual Ayurveda diet menu

Daily meditation and yoga classes with Indian yoga master

Experience discussions (satsangs) with Janice Varuna on yogic philosophy

4 additional specialized yoga classes with Janice Varuna

full support during your rejuvenation treatments


Complimentary airport pickup from Trivanadrum Airport, Kerala, India


All vegetarian meals at the Ayurveda Resort are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner) these meals are prepared specifically for your body type (dosha)

24 hour Ayurvedic herbal tea

Room service is available


This retreat offers 3 different categories of rooms; Seaview, Gardenview and Standard


7 Day Rejuventation Package - all inclusive

7 day Rejuvenation Package

This is a very special retreat, an opportunity to truly rejuvenate your physical and mental body and de-stress from day to day life. A true retreat!

Treatments include body massage with hand and foot by two masseurs (female masseurs for female clients and male masseurs for male clients) with medicated oil and cream, internal rejuvenative medicines and medicated steam baths. This therapy is for 90 minutes to 2 hours per day for 7 days. This therapy is to rejuvenate the mind , body and soul, to tone up skin, to strengthen all systems so as to achieve ideal health and longevity.

During your retreat you will have access to a salt water pool, the Arabian Sea and beach, daily yoga and meditation, and each night a musical or cultural program along with an Ayurvedic vegetarian buffet for all meals. The owner of Yoga Travels Janice Varuna will be available for support during this rejuvenation process and will also be holding space for specialized yoga teachings.


Typical Daily Schedule

7:00 Meditation Class

8:00 - 11:00 Breakfast Buffet

12:30 - 3:30 Lunch Buffet

7:00 - 11:00 Dinner Buffet

7:30 Cultural programs

Yoga Classes are available throughout the day and the pool and beach are open from 7:00a to 6:00p

If you are ready for a truly unique experience contact us at Club Adventure (bernard@clubadventure.com) and we can discuss this opportunity to rejuvenate yourself and connect with like-minded people from all over the world.



This price includes all items in inclusions + transportation mentioned above.

This price includes all items in inclusions + transportation mentioned above.


International flight & any airport tax
services not specified, meals not specified
Personal expenses like, communication, laundry, tips for massage therapists, drivers etc.
Mandatory Travel Insurance
Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/rescue due to any unforeseen causes
Any other tours and transfers other than mentioned above
Any extra nights at hotel due to any reason

   Air Travel

Flights are not included in the tour price. DO NOT purchase any airline tickets until the Indian Ashram Tour is confirmed to take place. Pre and post tours can be arranged through Club Adventure and are available at an additional charge. Please contact Club Adventure for further details bernard@clubadventure.com

Passport Information

For all passports please verify with the India Embassy in your home country for visa requirements as you are responsible for obtaining your India visa if required. Also note that most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months from the date of your return flight. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation. For further Indian Visa information visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa

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