Yoga Yatra in India
Join Yoga Darshan for a special retreat in India, journeying deep into the Himalayan region and pilgrimage centres.
The Sankalpa for this journey: May all beings be well, may all beings be happy, may all beings be loved, may all beings prosper
Our Yoga Yatra is now full with a beautiful group of inspired sadhaks. We look forward to visiting the sacred places of Badrinath and the highest Shiva temple in the world, Tungnath. You will all be in our minds as we carry the sankalpa in our hearts:
May all beings be well, may all beings be happy, may all beings be loved, may all beings prosper.
Dates: TBA September, 2020
A Yoga Yatra is a spiritual journey or pilgrimage. If you get the opportunity once in your lifetime to do a Yatra it will bring profound benefits to your life on many levels – from graceful spiritual awakening to releasing negative karmas from your life.
Yoga Darshan will take you on a spiritual pilgrimage to one of the many sources of the Ganges River: in the mountainous Himalayan region at Badrinath; and also to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world. Your group will be comprised of several like-minded aspirants who are keen to explore the roots of traditional yoga, including the work and life of Adi Shankaracharaya. This Yatra will also give you a rare opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Himalayan mountains and villages.
This Yatra is for everyone
Yoga Darshan welcomes all walks of life and abilities on this journey. Whether or not you're familiar with the references given here, it doesn’t matter – what matters is your inspiration and sincerity to connect with the deeper essence of yoga, in an environment that has supported many yogis and siddhas for thousands of years.
Please note that if you are interested to book with us, you will receive resource references and support (if needed) to help familiarise yourself with some of the more traditional practices of yoga and meditation.
The places you'll visit will transform your life
The Ganges River (also known as Ganga or Ganga Maa) is adored and honoured for her purifying force and life-giving qualities. Ganga is represented in the form of the Mother Goddess, who has descended from the heavens down to the earth to awaken the qualities of the heart and purify the soul.
It is no wonder that the source of the Ganga is a key place of pilgrimage, and a hub for spiritual dedication and sadhana (spiritual effort). For many thousands of years, yogis, saints and rishis have meditated on the banks of the Ganga with the intention of gaining a deeper inner vision and realisation.
Underneath the 'externalised' activity of modern India, this field of spiritual consciousness and intention is palpable, and makes the holy banks of Ganga a powerful and conducive environment for yogic practice and upliftment.
An outline of your journey
The Yoga Darshan journey begins in Delhi, where we meet and spend the first night. This will give you some space and time to relax into your new environment.
Then we travel as a group to the foothills of the Himalaya. The first stop is Rishikesh and then on to Rudraprayag, with a pilgrimage to Holy Badrinath and Tungnath in the Himalayan mountains (scroll down to read more about each place).
Throughout the Yatra, there will be an emphasis on yogic sadhana and offerings to the benevolent forces through havan, satsang, seva, bhajan and chanting. You will visit divine temples, beautiful ashrams, natural scenery and villages; and also experience energy vortexes and meet illuminated yogis and sadhus.
Your teachers and guides on this retreat are experienced yogic practitioners devoted to the upliftment of all, and serving as solid anchors in times of spiritual exploration. (Read more about your teachers here.)
WHAT TO EXPECT
DO NOT EXPECT
To give you the best travel experience possible, Yoga Darshan will be working with Shikhar Travel Company, an award winning travel agency, who will be supporting our itinerary and all our travel arrangements along the way.
"Gangadhara is truly an inspiration - she has an amazing way of bringing people together. With her deep experiential knowledge of yoga, her personal guidance is based on the highest quality and integrity. She presents retreats full heartedly, and does it with so much care, attention - and above all with pure, loving kindliness. I highly recommend her retreats and seminars to all spiritual seekers or any one who simply needs a space for healing”.
(Michael Malaga - Chaitanya
"To connect to spiritual teachers of this calibre is such a blessing. The havans, yatras and community associated with Yoga Darshan are just incredible and life-changing." (Rick Law)