Ayurveda Wellness Retreat India

Ayurveda Wellness Retreat India

Come and find your bliss…

Please note to ensure a space is available we suggest you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Retreat to Bali

Retreat to Bali

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.

Goa India Ashram Tour

Goa India Ashram Tour

Goa (map)

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

Janice Varuna (owner and founder of Yoga Travels) will be leading this NEW tour to Goa for 2020. 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). We will also spend the last few days of the tour enjoying a yoga resort on the beautiful Arabian Sea beach. 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.

Is the Ashram and beach “experience/vacation” for you?

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 pujas ceremonies, ayurveda cooking courses, receive ancient ayurveda 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.


Sky to Sea South India

Sky to Sea 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 3 day stay at an ayurveda resort with full staff of ayurveda 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 ayurveda 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 2020.