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India Yoga Retreat – A Spiritual Journey.

7th – 18th October 2023

11 places available

India is a deeply spiritual place, it is the birthplace of the ancient wisdom of yoga. All of your senses will be awakened. With the Himalayan mountains in plain view, this retreat is a chance to immerse yourself in authentic wisdom – to find a connection to something truly meaningful. To see and experience the path of yogis, old and new, and discover for yourself the essence of the clear, awakened mind. india yoga retreat

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2023 Retreat Highlights

If you have ever thought about going to India then go with Ritu the owner of Yoga Tree.i had an amazing trip. The people, sights, food, yoga and even the shopping was incredible . Ritu was a fantastic facilitator. She speaks the language and understands the culture as only a local could. We experienced Hindu temples, heard His Holiness the Dalai Lama speak, went on hikes and indulged in the most delicious food. A truly life changing experience.

Rachel Hayes-Walkem

India certainly is a magical place, it’s vibrant, full of energy - you really never know what to expect! Ritu did an incredible job organising so many fantastic authentic activities only a native can show you, plenty of Yoga and the food yum! Dharamshala is amazing, we got to experience the teachings from the Dalai Lama, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to be in such a historical and spiritual place. Museums, hiking to waterfalls and the foot hills of the Himalayan mountains, plus plenty of unique opportunities to learn about Indian culture, arts & religion. I highly recommend Ritu’s India retreats, she really does give you a trip of a lifetime, one you won’t forget.

Leah Galin

For an experience of a lifetime go to India with Ritu and experience India like many do not have the opportunity to do - with someone who is passionate about her home country and can show you the very best that Dharamshala is. AND it is truly magnificent - the food, the scenery, the spirituality and the people. Then add in what Ritu provides the yoga and the tours - the best holiday you will have.

Vicki Rapke

I feel very grateful to have Ritu show myself and the other women around Dharamshala, India. As a 23 year old, travelling overseas alone for the first time, I wanted an authentic, safe and grounding experience in India. India is a very special place. It has a rich, intense and beautiful energy about it - it’s so unique I’ve never experienced anything on this vibration before. Ritu did an amazing job on the retreat. There was a lovely balance of yoga, meditation as well as visiting significant landmarks, museums and nature spots. We were privileged enough to attend the Dalai Lama teachings for 3 days prior to the retreat starting and I cannot thank Ritu enough, for had it not been for her, I may have never experienced the miracle that is being in Dalai Lama’s presence and feeling the love and compassion channeled through him.

Charlotte Simpson

I had an amazing time in Dharamshala, India. The mountain hikes were so peaceful, and the group of women that attended made it even more special. The Dalai Lama shared some really wise teachings that I loved. Ritu, our host, did a fantastic job taking care of us, leading yoga sessions, and organising cool day trips. Oh, and the Mo Mo's were my absolute favourite! Overall, it was a heartwarming experience, and I'm grateful for all the special moments.

Debbie Robinson

The retreat in Dharmsala was an unforgettable experience of self-discovery, and the rich Tibetan culture in that region and the beauty of the surroundings made this journey very special. Ritu is a fantastic yoga instructor and she did an amazing job at organising the logistics of the trip and creating a very relaxed atmosphere and spiritual connection. Accommodation was very clean and comfortable, and I loved the fresh and wholesome food. Attending Dalai Lama’s teaching was the highlight. It was a truly wonderful trip.

Wanda Domanski

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Tushita Meditation Centre

We will mediate and receive teachings, enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens.

Jawalamukhi Temple 

The temple believed to be 1000 years old is known for its sacred flame, gold-domed shrines & panoramic mountain views.

Namgyal Monastery

If we are lucky perhaps we will attend a talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We will walk through the gardens to visit the Tibetan museum which gives us an understanding of the people in exile.

Bhagsu Waterfall

We will take a mindful walk through Dharakot to the Bhagsu waterfall. Stopping for an incredible dinner at common ground on the way back up.

Mcleodgunj

Shopping, traditional Buddhist artwork (Thangkas) and the best thali of your life.

Naddi, Dal Lake & Triund Meadows

We will head through the woods via Naddi Village and Dal Lake. after passing the Tibetan Childrens Village we will head north to a waterfall. towards the panoramic mountain view of Triund. A beautiful walk to showcase the glorious Himalayan Range.

Kangra Fort

Here we will spend time walking to the top of the fort. Here we will witness a part of history of the Mughal reign in India.

Norbulingka Monastery

Norbulingka was founded in 1995, it is an institution dedicated to the preservation of the Tibetan culture in its literary and artistic forms. Here we see how the Tibetans create the beautiful artwork that is seen in Monasteries all over the world.

Triund Trek

Grade: Moderate Mcleodganj to Triund 2800 mtrs, is a 9 km gradual trek. We will witness panoramic views of Bhagsu village, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala valley and distant views of Shivalik hills and plains of Kangra valley. Triund is a large land of green grass and pasture like. One can see the mighty Dhauladhar ranges just above the eyes.

Each location has some spiritual and historical significance. Our focus will be to develop an inner awareness of compassion and kindness towards ourselves and others. Through this practice we will come to know more happiness and ease in life.

Be prepared to meditate mindfully and allow the beauty of these places to infuse inspiration to propel you further on your yogic journey.

This retreat has a strong spiritual focus but rest assured, you will still have the opportunity to relax, explore, and buy those perfect little gifts for yourself and others. 

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Our Practice

Yoga

Most mornings will begin with 60 practice to get the body moving and the mind awake and ready for the day.

In the afternoons we will practice a lighter yin class.

Meditation

Our meditation sessions will follow the teachings on compassion and kindness, which come form the Mahayana Buddhist school of thought training, otherwise known as analytical mediation. These will be in the morning and held at Tushita meditation centre.

Accommodation

The Yoga House

Nestled in the mountains of Mc Leod Ganj, our location overlooks the Dalai Lama Temple. Our rooms are designed to let in light, air, and the sounds of nature. A restful stay with breathtaking views from your private balcony with many peaceful sleeps are guaranteed. There is a gorgeous rooftop sky shala overlooking the Himalayas and the stunning Dharamsala Valley

Meals

On this retreat all meals are vegetarian, made fresh, and where possible using organic produce. india yoga retreat

Main meals on pilgrimage trips are included in the retreat price and will also be vegetarian.

Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements, we will try to accommodate these.

Treatments

Pamper Yourself

Treatments will be available nearby whilst on this retreat.
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Please bring extra money if you wish to enjoy these services.
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Guidelines

The guidelines for the yoga retreat are to assist your practice and facilitate a deeper experience.

Simple Guidelines

• Attendance at all sessions is required. If you are sick, or cannot attend for any other reasons, please inform Ritu.
• You must attend each session promptly.
• Sometimes we will observe silence.
• No visitors will be allowed during the yoga retreat.

Keep the five Mahayana Precepts

• no killing
• no stealing
• no lying
• no sexual misconduct
• no tobacco, alcohol or other mind altering substances.

Pricing

The prices for the this Yoga Retreat cover your Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, teaching and practice sessions, accommodation, delicious meals and day trips.

Prices do not include tourist visa ($100*), airfaires ($1300*), transfer from Delhi airport, insurance ($250*), spending money, massages ($40-$55*) * indicates approximate price.
To qualify for the early bird rate you must pay $1000 deposit prior to 30th of April 2024.

Deluxe Single

The Deluxe Suite features a comfortable bed, bed side furniture, a dresser, a lounge area, your own private balcony, and a private bathroom.

Early Bird: $2800

Full Price: $3250 pp

2 rooms

Standard Single

A comfortable bed, bed side furniture, a dresser, your own private balcony, and a private bathroom.

Early Bird: $2650 pp

Full Price: $3000

5 rooms

Studio Twin

The Studio comes fully equipped with a 2 comfortable beds, bed side furniture, a dresser, a lounge area, a kitchenette (with utensils and all),  a private balcony, and a private bathroom.

Early Bird: $2400pp

Full Price: $2750 pp

2 rooms

Bookings

A $1000 deposit is required to confirm your booking, full payment to secure your place. Full payment is required within 30 days of the retreat. Deposit will be forfeited if participant cancels within 60 days of the retreat. Full cost of the retreat will be forfeited if participant cancels within 30 days of the retreat start date.

Please note that bookings are subject to covid-19 regulations as stated by the Victorian/Australian government.

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Teachers

Lead Guide & Teacher

Ritu has a special connection with the Himalayas and ancient Indian teachings. As lead guide & teacher, she will be available to assist your yoga and meditation practice, answer your questions and ensure you are comfortable and enjoying your retreat experience.
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