This journey combines daily yoga with Seattle yogini, Fran Gallo, elegant accommodations, wonderful food, natural beauty, stunning architecture, and the rich colorful culture of North India. We begin with a tour of India’s capital, Delhi and continue from there on a fabulous tour of Rajasthan, visiting Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, and Ranthambor Tiger Preserve. From there we journey to Agra, home of the peerless and majestic Taj Mahal. This tour is filled with breathtaking views, wildlife, beautiful palaces, and the vibrant scenes of daily life in India. Arvind is an amazing guide and expert on Indian culture, history, and religions.
Cost: $4600 per person, double occupancy. Includes yoga, guide fees, all flights and other transportation within India, 5-star hotels, breakfasts and dinners, hotel and driver tips, entrance fees, and guest experts on Indian culture. Cost does not include tip for guide, drinks, room service, non-group activities, personal expenses, or international airfare. (You may inquire about cost of a private room. This trip and the previous trip to South India can be combined for an incredible month-long trip, as the two tours are back-to-back. A discount applies for combining the two tours.)
Itinerary is subject to change as needed. A deposit of $500 will reserve your spot fully refundable before June 30, 2017. 50% of the total cost of the tour is due by July 30. If the retreat/tour is canceled due to lack of participants, you will be granted a full refund. A minimum of 10 people is required for the trip to occur. We do anticipate meeting our goal of 10 participants. We will contact you by July 30 to let you know if we have met our minimum so that you can go ahead and purchase your flight. Please send in your check with the registration form as soon as possible to guarantee your place and help us make all the train and hotel bookings in a timely manner.
To Register: (1) Please mail your deposit of $500, payable to Spiritual India Journeys, to the following address: Kelley McHenry 1240 NW Richmond Beach Rd. Shoreline, WA 98177 and (2) Please complete the on-line Registration and Release Forms
Fran Gallo, Arvind Singh, Kelley McHenry will be your hosts for this trip:
Kelley McHenry, trip organizer, is a librarian at Seattle Central College and holds an MA in International Studies, South Asia, from the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. She has lived and worked in Kenya and the Netherlands and traveled widely in Asia and Europe, but India is her passion. In addition to academic studies, Kelley has been to India many times, lived with Indian families, studied Hindi, and been leading tour groups to India for the past 12 years.
Dr. Arvind Singh, guide and trip organizer, holds an MA in Indian History & Culture, an MA in Indian Philosophy & Religion, and a PhD in Indian Archaeology. He has published three books and 16 research articles on different aspects of Indian culture, ecology, numismatics, and archaeology. He was a Senior Fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, and taught for several years at Banaras Hindu University.
Fran Gallo has led several trips to India for Know India Travel and Spiritual India Journeys. This will be her seventh visit to India and sixth journey leading yoga classes with India Spiritual Journeys. Formerly an English instructor at Green River Community College, Fran now devotes herself to teaching hatha yoga to share its healing and empowering effects. She studied Hatha Yoga at Ananda Yoga Centre in Nepal and furthered her studies at Ved Niketan Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India. For Fran, yoga’s magic is in discovering how to go beyond what we perceive as our limits and in the profound sense of wholeness, peace, and balance one obtains from cultivating a yoga practice.