GODDESS YATRA TO MOTHER INDIA 2018

GODDESSS YATRA TO MOTHER INDIA 2018

 November 20-30, 2018

DELHI – TAJ MAHAL –  RISHIKESH – GANGA RIVER

Are you ready to experience a life-changing journey in sisterhood?

I am taking 10 ladies with me on a trip to Mama India. We will be exploring sacred places, while diving deep into a Yoga adventure of movement, breath & flow, myths & stories, sounds & silence,  Goddess practices, rituals and divine meditation.

Our journey begins in Delhi, the capital of India. We will be shopping Indian clothes and crafts before we embark on a journey to the world heritage of TAJ MAHAL. The journey continues by train to the North, to the banks of the Himalayas. We will explore Rishikesh and Mama Ganga, the holy river Ganges. You will get to see a traditional Ashram, experience a Fire Ceremony and Puja, study Philosophy and Meditation, all while tasting your way through Indian foods and delicacies. We will take strolls along the Ganga river, visit my teacher Maa Gyaan Suveera at her Kirti Hermitage and stay a night at Baba Vijay Rayal’s Silent Forest where you will get a private Session on Shatkarmas (Yogic Cleansing Techniques). The teachers we visit chose to live away from the hustle to connect to nature and the essence of all. Their teachings are profound and may change your view of life. This is a unique chance to meet them as are not in public much and it takes some organisation to catch them 😉

We finish our trip with a yummy cooking class and a Goddess celebration.

“Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women.” 

— Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Join me for an unique journey in sisterhood that will awaken your inner wisdom and guide you on your path to becoming the Goddess that you already are.

Schedule:

  • Nov 20: Arrival Delhi. Welcome Circle. Yoga. Dinner (D)
  • Nov 21: Transfer to Agra. TAJ MAHAL. Train to Haridwar (B, D)
  • Nov 22: Rishikesh.Yoga. Ganges. Beatles Ashram. Shopping. Aarti Ceremony.(D)
  • Nov 23: Rishikesh (B,D)
  • Nov 24: Rishikesh (B,D)
  • Nov 25: The Himalayas. Stay by Mama Ganga. (B, L,D)
  • Nov 26: Himalaya Trek (B, L,D)
  • Nov 27: The Himalayas. Stay by Mama Ganga. (B, L,D)
  • Nov 28: Silent Forest. Baba Vijay Rayal. (B,L,D)
  • Nov 29: Rishikesh. Evening Cooking Class & Goddess Celebration. Closing Circle. (B,L,D)
  • Nov 30. Rishikesh. Yoga. Breakfast. Hugs & Good Byes.

 

EMAIL ME FOR A FULL INFO BROCHURE + DETAILS: retreats@yogalexia.at 

Flight Recommendations: 

Arrival airport is Delhi. The pick-up at the airport is complimentary. Departure airport is Dehra Dun, or alternatively, you can take a train back to Delhi and depart from there.

I would recommend to book the flights via checkfelix.com. Select “Multi-Stopp” and type in i.e. Vienna-Delhi and Dehra Dun-Vienna (on return flight). This way you can book all at the same time and with the same airline and can check your luggage through all the way. 

India is different. It’s a different world with uncountable faces. For me, as it was my first time in India, visiting this new world was also a journey to myself. I was going there without any expectations, without any fear of the unknown, because I had enough trust in Alexia and her way of organizing this goddess yoga retreat. But this journey was more than a casual yoga retreat, with Alexia as a yoga teacher you always have the choice of how deep you’re diving into new experiences. She guides you threw a unique path, full of amazing landscapes, original villages and an the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. At the same time she gives you enough space, to dive into this new world and soak in every single moment as much as you need it. The way Alexia is organizing yoga retreats can challenge you and can take you more deeper into your yoga practice, on and especially off the mat.
Bianca Lokway, Vienna

Info & application:

FAQ. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

Yes. it is safe. Firstly, we will be traveling in a group. Secondly, we will be visiting mostly holy places, pilgrimage towns and home of Swamis and Sadhus. You don’t need to worry about safety, however, it is still advisable to keep your passport and money always as close to your body as possible.
That’s totally up to you. We are going to be in a climate with almost 0% humidity, so no mosquitos or nasty bugs around.
While the food in the Ashram and pilgrimage places is usually quite clean, mild and sattvic, I advise you to prepare with the following:

  • Grapefruit Seed Extract: Take either tablets or drops. Start a week before departing to India and take it every day on the journey. (Anti-septic, keeps the bad bugs away)
  • Oregano Oil (i.e. essential oil from doTERRA- you can order via me). Put 1-2 drops into your water bottle on the journey. It is highly anti-inflammatory and immune boosting.
  • PROBIOTICS. Get your good bacteria in to prevent your digestive system to collapse. I recommend “OMNIOBIOTIC TRAVEL”- It comes in little Sachets and you can just mix it with a glass of water every morning after you get up.
Yes. you do. Please make sure you do it timely in advance.

For a short trip, under 2 months, you can apply for an India Visa online HERE. However, if you are flying in to Jodhpur directly with the recommended flight (above), please get your Visa done and ready to go in your passport before you leave for the trip. In Vienna/Austria you can apply for a Visa here: http://blsindiavisa-austria.com

It costs €103 and lasts for up to 1 year. You can apply for 3 months, 6 months or 1 year. It all costst the same.

We will be visiting traditional places where it is not seen to run around with shorts and tank tops. I would therefore suggest you to take lose pants, short or long sleeve shirts (to cover shoulders), long skirts (beyond the knees), loose dresses (also beyond the knees and shoulders covered) and scarves. We will be going shopping en route, so you should also be finding suitable and cheap things as we go.