A Bhakti Journey: Explorations of the Heart

November 1-10, 2019

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 just love Rishikesh and this area of India, and can't wait to share it with you. This will be our third year, and the past two years have been pure magic!  


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. 

What's included:

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. 

Registration Fees/Costs

All accommodations are shared double rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

Early bird pricing:

$1995 USD/person ~ paid in full by April 15, 2019

Standard pricing:

$2195 USD/person ~ after April 15, 2019 

Space is limited. A $500 Non-Refundable Deposit holds your place. Email Melissa at to learn more or make payment arrangements. 

**Full balance must be received before September 15th** 

Payment for remaining balance can be made by check, cash or PayPal. Credit card payments will include an additional 3% transaction fee. 

Refund/Cancellation Policy

All registration fees include a non-refundable deposit of $500. The remainder of your payment can be refunded in full for cancellations if we are able to fill your spot. No refunds after September 1st, 2019.