Find your Inner Om

The Himalayas have stood the test of time, beckoning one and all to seek their inner selves. Many sages, yogis and spiritual seekers return to the Himalayas to immerse themselves in Yoga and meditation.

This tour has been crafted for those seeking to get away from the pace of daily existence in order to take time to heal and rejuvenate. Spend 9 days at a luxurious destination spa for a holistic wellness experience. Yoga, Vedanta (spiritual teachings), Pranayama, relaxing spa treatments, Ayurveda treatments, fitness classes and tailored healthy organic meals come together to help you reset yourself - mind, body and soul.


Day 1 - Arrival in Dehradun

Arrive at the Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun. You will be received at the airport and our cab driver will take you to your spa which is a 40-minute drive away. Arrive at your spa located in the foothills of the Himalayas just outside of the spiritual city and yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh.

You are required to complete a form prior to your arrival at the spa so that your medical history and wellness goals can be assessed. After you check in, you will consult with a resident doctor who will do a check-up and suggest you the best line of treatment.

You will also have a consultation with the chef so that your meals during your stay take into consideration your allergies, preferences and support your detox and rejuvenation experience.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience. No matter who you came as, you will leave here the best version of yourself.

Day 2 - Yoga, Vedanta & Ayurveda

After a rejuvenating cup of lemon ginger tea, head to a group yoga session. Our yoga instructors are experienced and stay authentic to the school of hatha yoga. There are 2 sessions available, one for beginners and one for intermediate yoga practitioners that emphasize the traditional approach, body alignment, sequence of asanas and the yoga philosophy. Some of our more advanced yoga travellers also for private yoga sessions. These are typically held outdoors in one of the beautiful pavilions designated for such sessions. Indulge in some hydrotherapy. Take time to slow down and enjoy the serenity and bliss. You can indulge in some hydrotherapy or spend time in the courtyard, hearing the flutist play, and maybe even catch a glimpse or two of peacocks. besides taking time to enjoy the “now”. This is followed by a Vedanta talk. "Veda" means complete knowledge and "anta" means the end. Simply put, Vedanta means the culmination of Vedic wisdom or the final step on our spiritual journey. It presents eternal principles of life and living. Above all, its philosophy leads one to the ultimate goal of realization of knowledge of our own divine self and the knowledge of God.

End the day with an Ayurvedic treatment. The Ayurveda treatments are prescribed upon Arrival and would be selected from a comprehensive list of ayurvedic treatments available. An example of an Ayurveda treatment would be an Abhyanga massage. A candlelit room makes the setting meditative. The herbal oils for the massage are heated in a copper burner. Then two masseuses scientifically and methodically massage you from head to toe in unison. Experience the moment of unthinking, simply surrendering to the sensation.

Day 3 - Yoga, Kunjapuri trek & Ayurveda

Start your day with a yoga session. After breakfast, head out for a 7km moderate trek to the Kunjapuri temple, which at an altitude of 1500ft, is one of the highest peaks in the area. It offers panoramic views of the snowclad peaks of the Himalayas as well as the holy river Ganga. For close to one hour, you walking upstream of a small river. The trek passes several local villages such as Badkot where one can witness the typical village life. There are stunning views of Rishikesh and the Holy Ganga along the route with glimpses of wildlife such as deer, wild peacock and wild boar. A cab will pick you up from the Kunjapuri temple and take you back to the resort.

Return to the resort and attend the evening Vedanta talk. Hear the senior disciples of Swami Parthasarathy (an internationally acclaimed exponent of Vedanta) expound on the theories of divinity, life and living. If you have a treatment scheduled, you may wish to skip the talk.

Day 4 - Yoga, Ayurvedic cooking, Vedanta & Ayurveda

Start your day with yoga asanas. Take time out for a class in Ayurvedic cooking. In this class, you will learn to prepare foods that match your body type, referred to as “Dosha” in Ayurveda. You will then delve into the concepts of preparing balanced meals – that balance different qualities of food (sweet, salty, bitter, pungent, sour and astringent) as well as how they suit your body type that can fall into one of the three categories - Vata (air and space), Pitta (fire, water) and Kapha (water, earth).

Attend the guided meditation followed by the Vedanta talk. End your day with an ayurvedic treatment.

Day 5 - Rishikesh & the Ganga aarti

Start your day with yoga, followed by a Vedanta talk. Spend time taking in the breathtaking views of Hrishikesh and Ganga from your room or stroll through the estate taking in the beauty and soaking in the experience.

Later that day head out to Rishikesh which is a 30 minute drive away. Visit the Vasishtha gufa (cave) situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga. Vasishta, one of the 7 sages of ancient India was the chief priest of the line of kings claiming their descent from the Sun God. The Vasishta Gufa is a cave where he camped for the performance of austerities (Tapas) for a few hundred years.

Pay a visit to the Beetles Ashram. The Ashram is Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram of Transcendental Meditation where the Beetles visited and stayed. Although now in ruins since it is no more a working Ashram, the dramatic paintings and graffiti along with the pictures paint a picture of how it would have been when they visited. You still feel the vibe and can even witness some people meditating or doing yoga there.

Walk across the Laxman Jhula bridge where sadhus in orange robes smoking pipes, families offering up prayers to the sacred Ganga and pilgrims taking a dip in the Ganga with a true belief that their sins will be washed away, are a common sight. The energy if the place is undeniable. On one hand, the atmosphere is charged with the rituals and chanting and reverent pilgrims and on the other hand, you have reminders of daily existence and survival with views of the many stalls selling handicrafts, blankets and pilgrim supplies. And while this might be sound contradicting, it is quite reflective of life… the calm and still woven in with the noise, the imperfection, the struggle, the chaos, adding texture to existence.

End the day with the Ganga Arti, held at dusk every day, come rain hail or sunshine. The Arti is a prayer of worship to Ganga the river that is considered holy by Hindus. The ceremony is conducted by 7 Vedic priests. It commences with the singing of bhajans (devotional songs), prayers, and a hawan (a purifying and sacred ritual that takes place around a fire, with the offerings made to Agni, the fire god). And ends with the Arti. Many devotees then float earthen lamps with flowers in them, down the river with strong faith that their prayers will be answered.

This experience will visually and spiritually move you. The resounding chants, the elaborate rituals with fire lit lamps, the unwavering faith in karma and life after death and the texture of life in India will leave a lasting impression on you.


Day 6 - Yoga, Vedanta, Reiki & Ayurveda

After an invigorating yoga class, you may want to spend time relaxing either in the balcony attached to your room or on the wooden deck of the restaurant overlooking the holy city Rishikesh. You can opt for a Reiki treatment. Reiki is a gentle hands-on healing technique that promotes a deep level of relaxation and healing on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Reiki uses the universal life force energy to break up energy blockages within the body, allowing healing energy to flow again freely and stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It reduces stress and anxiety and brings the body, mind, emotions and spirit into balance. For many, Reiki opens the door to positive change and can offer support for many types of illnesses

Attend a Vedanta teaching in the evening. End the day with an Ayurveda treatment.

Day 7 - Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurvedic cooking & Departure

After a morning yoga and Vedanta session, attend an Ayurveda cooking class, the learnings of which you can carry into your daily routines to support your wellness journey. Leave for the jolly grant Dehradun airport. You will realize, the only baggage that you are carrying is the one in your suitcase. Your 7 day trip of investing in your wellbeing draws to close but your journey of wellness continues.

We love customizing our itineraries to suit your travel schedule as well as your specific wellness goals whether it’s detox, weight-loss, rejuvenation, yoga and meditation etc. We would be happy to accommodate any preferences you have.

If you would like to explore more of northern (or other parts) India, we would be happy to build a comprehensive itinerary that gives you as much of culture, history, architecture, food and other aspects of India you would like to explore.