North India (Delhi and Jaipur)
September 16-25 with Rebeccah Bartlett
Join us on this unique adventure of a lifetime to “The Pink City” of Jaipur, India!
This retreat is open to any person who wishes to facilitate self-discovery in the truest sense; opening the mind, body and soul through cultural immersion, yoga practice and humanitarianism. We will be staying in a luxury hotel in Delhi and a boutique 4 star hotel in Jaipur. Both places grow much of their own food and we have worked with for many years. Then can accommodate all diets and provide safe organic produce to ensure that even raw salads are safe for their guest. All hotels have outside oasis and gift shops so even days that you feel like being low key there is plenty to do inside the grounds of the hotel. Please note that all excursions are optional and although we do provide a fun filled schedule we will always do our best to accommodate your wishes.
This retreat allows for volunteering with children inside of one of Jaipur's local "slum schools", Vihaan which in Hindi translates to "morning light". Areas of volunteer work will be based on your own life experience and personal interests. From yoga and art, to language, to computer skills, to personal hygiene; you will be free to create your own unique, teacher-student experience with the children of Jaipur. We will work closely with you to help you find your special way of connecting with this special community. In just one of week of volunteering, you will not only leave behind a positive impact on a wonderful, deserving community, but develop memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. This year we are planing on finishing construction on two class rooms that are in severe need of your help as well as provide uniforms for the whole school to all 87 children in this special school. We will need YOUR help to pull this off as well as bring your own unique light into the school day while you are there.
No day will be complete without a dose of traditional Indian culture (optional); look forward to sari shopping in the bustling marketplaces, authentic Indian cooking class and exploring ancient temples, palaces and mausoleums.
Optional journaling, meditation and yoga practice will provide solace and reflection to the days well served. We will also be offering a few 'Special Focus' workshops to help you deepen your practice of yoga on and off the mat. This retreat will not only allow for emotional and physical restoration, but for spiritual fortitude, and a life-changing experience amongst the rich and vibrant culture of India.
Jaipur and Delhi module:
Single Room - $1,590 (plus $300 fund raised towards the school which you will help to manage and see in action)
Double Room - $1,290 (plus $300 fund raised towards the school which you will help to manage and see in action)
*Spaces are limited. We require a $250 deposit to hold your place, the final amount is due 90 days prior.
Retreat Cost includes:
- air-conditioned hotel room
- transportation to and from the airport
- daily transportation to and from the school
- all excursions (cooking class, block printing, guided tours, paper making, entrance fees to all castles and forts and festivals)
- daily traditional and western breakfast (available for all restricted diets)
- donation to the school
- daily yoga and meditation classes
- local in-country coordinator
- welcome package with personal journal
- airfare (recommended travel website)
- personal expenses (shopping, phone calls, laundry etc.)
- bottled water, alcohol, tea and incidentals
- meals not specified
- costs incurred due to acts of nature/or illness
- visa cost for your visa on arrival (passport must be valid for 6 months past date of entry and have 3 valid unstamped pages)