The Yoga and music festival in Rishikesh is a wonderful celebration of the true spirit of yoga. All the yogis, teachers and musicians who take part offer their services without charging, in the spirit of Seva, service offered freely and gladly.
There will be an incredible offering of knowledge from instruction in yogic philosophy and many styles of Asana, modern and classical yoga from Kundalini to Iyengar, to classes of Shatkarmas and pranyama. Every evening there will concerts of of Indian classical music, with musicians of extraordinary talent. This is also a wonderful opportunity to meet yogis from all over the world.
This years programme has not been finalised but if you click here you can have a look at last years offering.
The proposed trip would be from the 4th to the 12th, 8 nights.
The final day to day itinerary will be finalized closer to the date.
Arriving in Delhi late and staying the night.
Class at the national yoga institute in New Delhi. Driving to Rishikesh (7 hrs) along the way for lunch and sight-seeing.
Spend day at festival.
Festival with excursion to ‘Beatles ashram’ and Shiva temple.
Festival with visit to Holy cave of the sage Vashist on the banks of the Ganges
Festival with trip to national park to see elephants.
Festival during day and trip to the sacred city of Haridwar for the evening aarti cermony of offerings to Mother Ganges.
Yoga class in morning followed by trip to Agra 8hrs, visit Red fort for view of Taj mahal in the evening
Early morning visit to the incredible Taj Mahal
Afternoon drive to Delhi with possibility of shopping and catch late flight to KL.
Possible extension four nights, one night Delhi, two nights in Daramsala, home to the Dalai Lama, and one night in Amritsar to see the very magical Golden Temple.
Flight to dharamsala kingfisher 14.30 dharamsala 1600
Evening spent exploring this interesting town of Tibetans, Indians and Westerners.
Excursion to waterfall and visit to Tibetan Hermit monk for blessings in morning.
Afternoon visit to Dalai Lama temple to see monks debating and to see Tibetan museum.
The guide for this trip is Matthew Smyth an Indian group leader since 2007 specialising on routes with a spiritual or Yogic focus. Matthew is also a yoga teacher and free-diving Instructor based in Bali where he runs the Apneista School and travel company.