A Bhakti Journey to the Heart 

This will be our fourth year returning to this sacred land, our home away from home. And, although we never intended to take a break from our yearly pilgrimage, the pause has made our longing to return even stronger! We are so excited to come home and to share our love of Mother India with you.

Join us for 10 days in Northern India, just outside the beautiful spiritual city of Rishikesh. Located in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, the "birthplace of yoga" has been a place of devotion, yoga, and meditation since before written history.

Together, we’ll explore nearby temples, sacred sites and ceremonies, remote villages, and spiritual teachers. Beyond that, we’ll delve into our inner landscape, taking advantage of the profound energy and deeply rooted spiritual vibration of this area through meditation, yoga, Satsang, and of course, lots of kirtan! 


What past participants have to say:

"Traveling to India with Rob and Melissa was pure magic! I came back a different person, with my heart completely open. Prepare to go deep!"  

-Wendy G., Intuitive Healer, Seattle, WA 

"I want to express my appreciation for the experience you created for our group. The experience was full and profound. Our location on the Ganga and at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains was so perfect. The size of the group was great and the food extraordinary! You did so many things just right! " 

 -Muriel P., LCSW, Evanston, IL 

"Rob and Melissa create an atmosphere of joy, trust, and love that allows each of us to have the journey we need in the company of other loving travelers…a magical experience." 

 -Vicki W., Founder of Global Weeks, Seattle, WA


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 magical retreat-home, surrounded by mountains on the Ganges River is only a few kilometers from Rishikesh, but you’d never know it!  

The rooms are inviting, 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 greet the sun every morning with meditation and kirtan on the sandy beach of Maa Ganga.

what's Included

  • 10 days/9 nights accommodation 
  • Daily morning meditation, kirtan, and all-levels yoga practice 
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Nov. 4th dinner through Nov. 13th lunch 
  • Daily group excursions to town, temples, sacred sites, ceremonies, and spiritual teachers, mixed with days to rest and integrate. 
  • All transportation once you arrive at the retreat center on the 4th until you depart on the 13th.
  • Pre-retreat meet and greet

What's not included: airfare*, transportation to and from the retreat center, travel insurance (optional), and staff gratuities.

*The closest international airport is Delhi, the closest domestic airport is Dehradun. We will help arrange transport from the Dehradun airport.

    retreat COST 

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

    USD 2195/person - double occupancy

    USD 2995/person - single occupancy

    Space is limited to 16 participants.  

    A $500 Non-Refundable deposit holds your place. Send an email to: melissa@robandmelissa.com to register.  

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