Maa India Retreat

Journey to the Land of Devotion

January 7-18, 2019



Maa India Retreat

Journey to the Land of Devotion

January 7-18, 2019


Maa India.
A Journey to the Land of Devotion

January 7-18, 2019

Join us on this epic journey to explore yoga, meditation and spiritual practices in India: Siri Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple),  Rishikesh (The birthplace of Yoga) & The Taj Mahal.

This space of devotion is within you, it is your heart centre. That place inside of unwavering faith and truth. It is where you come to for grounding, healing and love.

Answer the call of your soul on the sacred land of yogi's, saints and sages. Walk with us hand in hand on this journey to compassion, wisdom, courage, balance and surrender. Surrender to the Universe and allow the quiet whispers of the soul to guide you.

This is a journey within you, a journey to your heart and soul... to the Land of Devotion within your body temple. Let Mother India take you on this journey within, to your land of devotion.




Join Maa Yoga on this epic adventure to the birthplace of Yoga and ancient eastern spiritual practices.

This retreat will be faciliated by Farhad & Jaipreet







The Golden Temple

4 days/3 nights in Amritsar (January 7-10)


we begin our journey in the city of Amritsar in Northern India, For the first 4 days/3 nights

The holy city of Amritsar was founded by Guru Ram Das Ji (The 4th Sikh Guru) in 1574. Guru Ram Das embodies service, compassion, love and humility. It is here where the home of Guru Ram Das, Siri Harimandir Sahib (The Golden Temple) resides. We will immerse ourselves by making daily trips to the Golden Temple, where we will dip into the sacred holy waters (optional), meditate, serve and learn about its rich history. This is a place of deep healing and love.

Accommodations will be at a beautiful and authentic guesthouse, Mrs Bhandari's Guest House.


holy ganges, Himalayas

7 days/6 nights in rishikesh
(January 10-16)

On our 4th day we will travel to the birth place of Yoga, the city of Rishikesh, where we will spend the next 6 nights.

Nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas with the Holy Ganges flowing through, it is a feast for the senses. In Rishikesh we will immerse ourselves in daily yoga classes, sound healing sessions, puja ceremonies, sight seeing and much more !

Accommodations will be at the world renowned Dewa Retreat Centre

The Taj mahal

3 days / 2 nights  in Agra
(JANUARY 16-18)


And what better way to end an epic Indian adventure then to visit the Taj Mahal !

We will end our jouney spending 3 days in Agra to visit one of the wonders of the world: The Taj Mahal ! We will have the unique pleasure of experiencing the Taj Mahal twice, both at sunrise and sunset.

Accommodations will be at Trident Agra luxury hotel and spa.

Booking Flights:

The retreat begins in Amritsar on January 7th. If you are arriving earlier, please let us know so we can book extra nights stay for you.

Contact any agent at Gaba Travel to book your flights, mention you are going on the Maa Yoga India retreat and they will know the details already. Call them at (604) 507-4477.

If you are not from Vancouver or you have a preferred travel agent, please arrange to be in Amritsar on January 7th or before. Send us your travel plans so we can make sure to have a taxi service organized to pick you up from the airport/ train/bus.

Indian Tourist Visa:

Fast & easiest way is to apply for an Indian tourist e-visa:

or for longer Visa's:

Please reach out to us for help.

Activities and places We will be visiting...

  • Siri Harimandir Sahib - the Golden Temple

  • Various Temples and holy sites in and around Amritsar, Rishikesh & Agra

  • Famous restaurants in and around Amritsar, Rishikesh & Agra

  • Shopping at the Indian spice and textile market

  • Optional - Extra Cost :

    • Zip-lining in Rishikesh across the Ganges

    • Ancient Indian healing Ayurvedic spas

    • Indian cooking class

  • Optional guided tours (after the retreat, extra cost to this) to various destinations in India. We will help you arrange this. If heading back home, we can help you arrange travel back to the Airport.




Maa India Yoga Journey Retreat

Join us on this epic journey to explore yoga, meditation and spiritual practices in India

January 7-18 / 2019
Siri Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple), Rishikesh (The birthplace of Yoga) & The Taj Mahal


11 nights / 12 days, accommodations, ground transportation, meals, meditation and yoga sessions, tours and spiritual practices

Private Room


+ tax per person

Share Room


+ tax per person

Deadline to book is November 30th, 2018. 

*Optional $500 deposit to reserve your spot, unless paid in full. Payment plan option available, please contact to make arrangements. Price does not include India tourist visa, flights or travel/medical insurance, extra snacks and shopping. Rooms will be shared between 2 people. If you require a private room - this will be extra.

We will be sending the registration forms and welcome packages shortly after the deadline and will help you apply for your Indian Tourist Visa application. We will also provide some optional tours to take after the retreat if you wish to continue your travels in India. If you are on the Lower Mainland - Vancouver we will be setting up a pot-luck dinner at Maa Yoga to go over everything after the deadline. If you are not local, this meeting will be done over Skype /phone.

Cancellations: 25% of the payment is retained and the balance, less bank/PayPal fees, is refunded provided the cancellation date is prior to one month to the retreat start date. 50% of the payment is retained and the balance, less bank/PayPal fees, is refunded provided with notice 14 days prior to retreat. If the retreat is cancelled for any reason a full refund, less bank fees, is returned.

Please, take a moment to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation.



Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I arrive early to Mrs Bhandari's Guesthouse?

A: Yes, you can arrive anytime before and pay the rate of $65 CAD/night (rate subject to change) You can order food based on your needs before the retreat. If you are arriving before, please let us know so we can book your room & transportation from airport to guest house.

Q: What domestic flights do I need to book?

A: You will need to book the following flights

-Delhi to Amritstar on or before January 7th

  • Amritstar to Delhi January 10th
  • Delhi to Dehradun January 10th
  • Dehradun to Delhi January 16th

Please reach out to Jaipreet / 6047810186 to set up a time so she can assist in booking these internal flights or you can book directly through Nikita at 'GABA travel' who knows all of the Maa India flight connections.

Q: How is the weather?

A: In the past, January proves to be cool at night/early mornings - averaging around 18-20 degrees during the days, and dipping down to 4-8 degrees at night/early morning. Please bring warm clothes and socks/shoes.

Q: Passport and visa information?

A: You will need to have a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months. In order to get your Indian Visa you will need to present 2 passport sized pictures along with your passport and visa form application. There are also evisa's now available. Click here for more information.

Q: Is the yoga hard? How much yoga will we be doing?

A: We will have one yoga class per day when we are not in transit. The yoga is gentle, and the main yoga is simply being in India and exploring the sights and culture. We will also have daily mediation.

Q: Is everything on the schedule mandatory?

A: No, not at all. If you need to rest-please do so and you can let us know if you need any food arranged if you decide to stay behind on any outings.


Please feel free to contact Farhad directly at with any other questions.



"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

— Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi