Yoga & Culture in North India

Date: January 17 – 25, 2015
Location: Northern India
Website: Yoga International Retreat with Jean Heileman
Phone: (415) 250-0712

Join Jeanne on a sacred journey to the birthplace of yoga. Our focus is Northern India, where we will immerse ourselves into the culture of meditation, prayer, practice and learning about the origins of yoga. We will visit sacred sites, meditate in temples, learn about the history of different yogis and practice some of the rituals. To visit India brings a deeper sense of spirituality and will inspire your practice to new heights upon your return home.


Our journey will begin with an expertly crafted tour through India’s most treasured sights starting with bustling Delhi where we’ll tour the ancient bazaars, sample the sumptuous cuisine and take a rickshaw ride though its narrow, ancient lanes. A first class train will bring us to the Taj Mahal — not to be missed! From there, we’ll drive to Jaipur where we’ll be hypnotized by the glittering jewels and the vibrant culture. A land of camel filled deserts, Jaipur is also a shopper’s paradise, where we’ll see first-hand how local artisans create their wares and crafts. A flight will take us to incredible Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and for many the highlight of any journey to India. Witnessing all of life’s rituals on full display along the banks of the holy Ganges River is sight that will stay with you forever. The trip concludes with our return flight to Delhi.

An experienced guide will accompany us throughout the journey and we will also have additional local “insider” guides in each city. We’ll have our own private drivers and buses in each location and will fly between locations when possible for maximum comfort. Our hotels will be 4-5 star, restaurants will be selected for the quality of food as well as hygiene – each detail of this tried and true itinerary has been thoroughly thought out and tested. Its impossible to travel to India without being touched by it for many years to come and our entire team will work to provide a smooth and truly unforgettable travel experience. Join us!

Double Occupancy $2795 (*$3095)
*Price increase after December 1, 2014