Discover India’s astonishing cultural and spiritual richness on this magical 15-day journey through South India. Enjoy life-enhancing yoga classes and learn powerful healing techniques to help you more effectively navigate your life-path. The tour also includes a 3-day stay in a lovely healing centre as well as an introduction to Ayurveda, India’s amazing ancient health system.
On this ‘Soul Journey’ commencing 13th January 2019, you will learn yoga practices to open up the energy channels in the body as well as specific poses to support your vitality. The days will be filled with exploring India through her temples and ancient monuments, lively markets and rural landscapes.
Holistic yoga teacher, Natalie Walsh takes you on an inner healing journey in an ancient land where the spiritual mechanism that underpins all of life is still felt to be breathing. India provides the perfect backdrop for the transformation of body, mind and spirit. This wonderful tour will amaze and inspire you!
Arrive in Chennai and transfer to a lovely beach resort in Mamallapuram, a vibrant fishing town.
Take it easy today with a group meeting & introductory class. Your afternoon is free to enjoy the fabulous shops, relax by the resort’s beachside pool, enjoy a massage or perhaps go for a stroll on the beach.
This morning we take part in a guided tour of seventh century world heritage monuments. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon in addition to our wonderful ‘heart presence’ activities.
Enjoy a scenic drive to Tiruvannamalai, the spiritual heart of South India. Over the next few days you will visit Sri Ramana’s ashram for vedic chanting, the ancient temple, the hermit caves and the holy mountain Arunachula. We will also learn about the world’s most ancient health system – ayurveda – and how to apply these eternal principles to your life in simple and effective ways. Peter Malakoff teaches and consults on this fascinating subject in an intelligent and humorous way. We also enjoy satsang with an insightful local resident.
Transfer to Pondicherry for a relaxing stay at one of Auroville’s lovely healing centres. Enjoy one of the amazing healing therapies available as well as the delicious organic food. Visit the Matri Mandir meditation centre and enjoy a short tour of the charming town of Pondicherry.
Transfer to Chennai for a short flight to the captivating, historic town of Cochin. The afternoon is free and in the early evening, you will witness an exotic Kathakali dance performance.
Go on a guided tour of the town where you will see India’s oldest church and synagogue and other great sites. In the afternoon, there is free time to enjoy Cochin’s wonderful shops, stroll along the waterways or enjoy a massage.
Today we have a short drive to Alleppey to board our lovely houseboat for a relaxing cruise around Kerala’s backwaters. Enjoy a fascinating view of life as it is lived along the southern waterways. We will have a yoga class and other ‘presence’ activities as we gently drift along.
After breakfast we return to Cochin for some last minute shopping or sightseeing, a final class with sharing and a farewell group dinner.
Depart any time today.
This wonderful 15-day experience includes air-conditioned travel, all accommodation, all excursions and entrance fees, domestic flight, many meals, guides, guide tips, yoga and healing classes.
Price $3590 aud per person twin share
(Single supplement $960 aud)
Natalie, our facilitator during the ‘Soul Journey’ tour, is a passionate yoga teacher with 15 years of yoga experience. Natalie has been committed to her own soul journey for many years, undertaking various classes and courses, embracing her role as a mother of 3 and taking off for an extended solo trip to India. This 5-month period in India helped her to realise that anything is possible and that we create our own reality.
Natalie’s mission is to increase awareness of the benefits of yoga and to help people connect with their true selves. She has developed a deep connection with India and feels that everyone would benefit by spending time there and allowing India to do its magic.
The itinerary may be subject to change depending on altered circumstances