“With Yoga Travels it was such a pleasure to be nurtured and have no worries.” - DeeDee, Canada
“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.
CLOSING DATE for this tour is August 20, 2019 - please note that the tour may fill up prior to this time as such we suggest you BOOK as soon as possible to be sure you have a place on this tour.
After many years of making my own personal journey to Bali for yoga and rejuvenation I have decided that 2020 is the year I offer this curated tour to the first 12 clients to sign up to join me on this tour to enchanting Bali. This may be the only year we DO Bali so if you have thought about travelling to Asia and look forward to the opportunity to practice yoga with International teachers and students, experience the insider notes on hidden treasures (yoga experiences, hotels, restaurants, spas…) then this is the trip for you. More info to follow…
CLOSING DATE for this tour is November 4, 2019 - please note that the tour may fill up prior to this time as such we suggest you BOOK as soon as possible to be sure you have a place on this tour.