Cost - $1,945 USD
Join Janice Varuna (owner and founder of Yoga Travels) on 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 schedule (see below). This is an opportunity to find some stillness in your mind and your life as we slow things down, away from continuous phone activity and practice being in the present moment. If you feel the time is now to try something intriguing in a safe enviroment, with experienced teachers and guides we are ready to bring you along.
Please note that this tour is not for anyone uncomfortable 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.
What is an Ashram?
An ashram is a retreat centre with buildings for eating, sleeping, studying, meditating and yoga.
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.
Join us on this exciting tour which will provide you with an authentic Indian Ashram 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. During our tour we will stay at 3 Ashrams being privliedged to receive teachings of three devoted Indian yoga teachers.
Typical Daily Schedule
6:00 Collective meditation
7:00 Yoga Asanas
9:00 Karma Yoga / Study Period
11:30 Satsang (questions and answers)
4:00 Individual study or practice / Karma Yoga
5:00 Yoga Asanas (optional)
6:00 Meditation / Kirtan
8:00 Cultural programmes: reading, video, talks
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $240USD