Retreat to India with Rob and Melissa
A Bhakti Journey: Explorations of the Heart
November 3-12, 2017
Join us for 10 days in a beautiful retreat center located on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, near the spiritual city of Rishikesh, the birthplace of Yoga. This area of India, situated in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, has been a place of devotion, yoga and meditation since before written history.
Together, we’ll explore Rishikesh and visit many of the nearby temples, holy places and villages. Beyond that, we’ll also delve into our inner landscape, taking advantage of the profound energy and inherent spiritual essence of India, through meditation, yoga, satsang and of course, lots of kirtan!
We've made some great friends here in Rishikesh, and we will be inviting a few local residents to share their wisdom and talent with us. We will learn yogic philosophy, have a voice lesson, experience a sound healing, and more!
We’ll be staying at a serene and intimate retreat center, nestled in the jungle, alongside a cascading stream that sings you to sleep every night. This sweet place, surrounded by mountains and right on the Ganges River, is only a few kilometers from Rishikesh, but you’d never know it!
The rooms are excellent, the staff is warm and accommodating, and the vegetarian meals are delicious and abundant. We’ll practice yoga daily in a wonderful, open-air studio, and we’ll greet the sun every morning on the sandy beach of the Ganga.
Accommodations (dbl. occupancy)
Daily yoga and sunrise meditations
Live music and kirtan
Satsang – storytelling, discussion, yogic philosophy
All meals, incl. a few trips out to our favorite local restaurants
Explorations of sites and temples, ashrams and Rishikesh town
Sacred time with the Ganges, incl. a dip or two
Ceremonial Ganga Aarti
Fire Puja and ceremony
Hiking to nearby waterfalls and local villages
Time for rest, relaxation and reflection
What's not included:
Airfare – closest major airport is Delhi (Indira Gandhi International Airport, DEL)
Airport Transfers, but we will gladly help you arrange them
Visas: Travel to India requires a tourist visa. Click here for more info.
All accommodations are based on double occupancy with en-suite bathrooms.
$1695 USD/person – Early Bird pricing, by 4/15/17
$1995 USD/person – Regular pricing, after 4/15/17
$400 Non-Refundable Deposit holds your space.
**Early bird payment must be received in full by April 15. Regular payment must be received by September 15th**
Payment by check, cash or PayPal.
To register or for further questions, please email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 755-8739
No refunds after September 1st, 2017