ENG: Yoga trip to India – Feb/Mar 2020

Experience the real India with Nush Yoga!

Our next trip: 26.2. – 11.3. 2020 (15 days) – BOOK NOW!

Delhi – Taj Mahal – Varanasi – International yoga festival in Rishikesh – ashram experience – festival of colors Holi

 

Experience the yoga as they live it in its home country, feel the pulse of the Indian capital Delhi, admire the beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise, stroll through one of India’s holiest cities of Varanasi, attend the International Rishikesh Yoga Festival and enjoy the colorful Holi! All this and much more on this yoga trip!

Allow yourself to step out of the established path, out of your comfort zone, and embark on an adventure that will change your life. Experience the true India: in addition to seeing the most iconic sights, dive deeper into yoga in places where this ancient practice originates from. For two weeks we will connect with the rich culture of this place, get to know people and their customs, deepen our yoga practice, enjoy great Indian food and Ayurvedic massages, and indulge in the colors, sounds, and especially the interesting pace of this special country…

 

Special gift: fabric yoga mat!

Price: 1895eur

Early bird 1725eur (valid only if you book by 17.12.2019)

The price includes air tickets (VCE-DEL-VCE and the return flight from Delhi to Varanasi), a daily pass to the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, organization and escort costs, and all costs included in the program (as stated below).

 

The video from our last trip:

GENERAL PROGRAM

 

Day 1 – Wednesday, 26.2.

Departure from Venice airport to Delhi.

Day 2 – Thursday, 27.2.

Arrival to Delhi in early morning, check-in to the hotel, breakfast.

Guided sightseeing in Delhi. (Red Fort, Humayun’s tomb, India gate, Lotus Temple, market, riksha drive through old Delhi)

 

Day 3 – Friday, 28.2.

Drive from Delhi to Agra.

After a short rest visit Agra fort.

Agra fort.

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Day 4 – Saturday, 29.2.

Visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunrise.

Drive from Agra back to Delhi.

Day 5 – Sunday, 1.3.

Flight from Delhi to Varanasi.

Evening Aarti by the holy river Ganga.

Day 6 – Monday, 2.3.

Early morning boat ride on river Ganges, enjoying the quiet morning time in Varanasi, followed by a sightseeing tour of Varanasi visiting Benaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata temple, Assi Ghat etc.

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Photo by Kumar Munna

Day 7 – Tuesday, 3.3.

Flight from Varanasi to Delhi, drive from Delhi to Rishikesh.

Day 8 – 15 – Wednesday, 4.3. – Wednesday, 11.3.

Yoga retreat at an ashram in Rishikesh, including all yoga classes and workshops as per the ashram’s program (you will receive the detailed schedule before departure), 3 healthy vegan meals per day, ayurvedic massages, trips around Rishikesh. We will attend the evening Aarti by the river Ganges and visit a nearby temple.

We will be staying at one of Rishikesh’s most pristine ashrams, where the best teachers will guide us through yoga, meditation, mantras etc. We will indulge in modesty, respect their rules of dress and behavior, learn about yoga, in a spiritual and fun way.

For 20 years now, the International Yoga Festival takes places in Rishikesh the first week of March. It brings hundreds of practitioners and presenters from all over the world to this holy city. We will attend the festival for one day (a daily pass is included in the price of the program).

We will also have the opportunity to experience the colorfulness of the festival Holi!

Holi is an Indian holiday, known as »the festival of spring«, »the festival of colors« and »the festival of love«. It announces the beginning of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love, but above all, it is a happy holiday of playfulness and laughter, forgiveness, and repairing broken relationships. On this day, people will throw colors at you, maybe even spill a bucket of water on you, but it’s all about laughter and fun 😊

In Rishikesh, there are many options for trips, hikes, rafting, visiting the national park, or just enjoying the many caffes and restaurants. The river Ganges is pretty clean in this part, and you can take a bath in it. It is believed this will erase your karma. Rishikesh is known as the world capital of yoga, and it’s one of the holiest cities. It’s completely vegetarian – meat and alcohol are forbidden by law. There is also the iconic ashram, where in 1968 The Beatles stayed and meditated. It was one of their most productive periods. The ashram was named after them: The Beatles Ashram.

Day 15 – Wednesday, 11.3.

Drive from Rishikesh to Delhi and flight from Delhi back to Venice.

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WHO IS THIS TRIP FOR?

  • For everyone who would like to visit India, but don’t want to go on their own. For everyone who is ready to travel in a group, meet similar-minded people and is ready to adapt to the group.
  • For all the curious, open-minded and adventurous travelers who want to experience the real India, get out of their comfort zone, deepen their yoga practice, to indulge in the customs of this land and to bring new knowledge and broader horizons from it.
  • For everyone who is ready to walk a lot, to let go of expectations and surrender to the unpredictible flow of this country, to understand that sounds, colors, tastes and smells can be much more intense, and accept that Indian standards are different from the Western ones, and the food is more spicy 😊
  • The beauty of India lies also in its unpredictability, so changes in the schedule and program can happen
  • In the first part of our trip we will be practicing yoga based on the availability of space (don’t need to bring your mat, we will give you one as a gift 😊)
  • Before departure you will receive a more detailed program of the yoga classes and workshops at the ashram, but it will include yoga, meditation, pranayama, mantra chanting, massages, trips. If you like, you can also attend classes at other yoga schools (at your expense).

Price: 1895eur

Early bird 1725eur (valid ony for bookings until 17.12.2019)

The price includes air tickets (VCE-DEL-VCE and the return flight from Delhi to Varanasi), a daily pass to the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, organization and escort costs, and all costs included in the program (as stated below).

Your booking is valid after the payment of 50% of the entire amount. The rest needs to be payed 30 days before departure.

The number of spots is limited to 15! (we need at least 10 to make it happen)

My regular students and everyone who has already been to any of my retreats or travels, gets a 50eur discount!

 

What is included in the price?

  • A return air ticket to Delhi from Venice,
  • A return air ticket from Delhi to Varanasi,
  • An English speaking local guide (good knowledge of English is required),
  • All transfers in India,
  • In the first part of the trip accomodation in 3 star hotels with breakfast (shared double rooms),
  • In the second part of the trip shared double rooms in the ashram, all meals included,
  • All yoga classes, workshops, as per the ashram’s schedule (in the first part of the trip I will be leading the yoga classes),
  • Guided sightseeing in English,
  • All trips in Rishikesh, as per the ashram’s schedule (visitig the temple, Beatles ashram, rafting etc.),
  • 3 ayurvedic massages,
  • A daily pass to the International Yoga Festival,
  • 2 bottles of water per person per day in the first part of the trip (in the asram they have filtered water).

What is not included in the price?

  • Visa (arrange yourself here: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa)
  • Travel insurance (arrange yourself)
  • Extra charge for a single room (150eur)
  • Entrance fees for monuments and sights, and 2 meals per day in the first part of the trip (you will need approx 100eur for that, pay there)
  • Charge for extra day at the yoga festival (cca 80eur/day)
  • Tips
  • Shopping budget 🙂

APPLICATIONS

To apply, fill out the application form that we send you, and pay a deposit of 50% of the whole amount. The rest needs to be payed 30 days before departure.

In case of cancellations, please refer to our General terms and conditions – Splošni pogoji za potovanja, they are available in Slovene on our website.

We reserve the right to cancel the trip if a sufficient number of passengers is not registered. You travel at your own risk, but you can arrange travel health insurance and travel cancellation insurance.
General terms and conditions for travel are available on our website. We reserve the right to change the price of the pacikage if the foreign exchange rates change. Applications are subject to the General Terms and Conditions for Nush joga in potovanja Nuša Pevc s.p.

 

About me

20181103_Nusa (32) crop2I’m an interanationaly certified yoga teacher from Slovenia. I have experience in teaching yoga, yoga nidra, and meditation in Slovenia and around the world. I organize yoga retreats in Slovenia, and lately I’ve been focusing on organizing yoga trips around the world as well. I acquired the necessary licences. As a huge travel lover, I have traveled around the world on my own or as part of my former job (flight attendant for Emirates Airlines). I have been to India many times and I feel at home in Rishikesh. In addition to yoga teacher recommendations, I will also advise you on where to eat best, how to bargain, how to dress and where to shop 🙂

My yoga retreats are known for their affordable prices, small groups, knowledge sharing and socializing, as well as their personal approach and sense of homeliness. My trips and retreats are not limited to Nush Yoga members, everyone who wants to spend time in good company, do something for themselves and learn something new is welcome. More about me at: https://nushyoga.com/about/expertise/.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Nuša

+386 31 551 804

nush.yoga@gmail.com

www.nushyoga.com

 

WHAT OTHER PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT OUR LATEST YOGA TRIP TO INDIA:

A trip that you should expect nothing from, because only then you get everything – and more.

– Irena

India has given me a great deal of thought about the lives of the people there and has filled me with love and gratitude for all that I have.

– Maja

A very special trip, I got more than I expected and learned a lot.

– Polona

India – an amazing land you have to experience. Unusual, unpredictable, chaotic, colorful, full of flavors. A journey that has given me a lot of new challenges, learning and cleansing.

– Mateja

Nuša, I feel good in your company and you always fill me with positive energy, so I knew that traveling with you to India would be a great experience too … and I wasn’t wrong! I had a great time, and the journey will remain in my fond memory.

– Milena

Considering that this was my first travel in life, I must say that it was exhausting, transformative, I came up with new knowledge, insights, views, and at the same time it was pleasant and interesting.

– Rozalija

I am very happy to have taken this trip because I enjoyed it immensely. You are a great person, smiling and positive, an example in many ways. The food was great too!

– Nina

I love that we traveled with someone who has experience with the country we were traveling to, it is worth a lot!

– Tina