Journey to India
Friday, February 7, 2020 - Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The journey will begin in Kerala (south India) with the Sacred Sap Retreat, a week of rejuvenation at the Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort. Gentle daily yoga and de-stressing Ayurvedic treatments will ground us and awaken our senses to the beauty of India and ourselves. This is our time to ground, connect with our inner self as well as with the group, heal, recover from jet lag, nourish our bodies and souls, and experience the vast, vibrant beauty that is south India. Expect lots of lush tropical jungle, imagery that evokes Kiplings “The Jungle Book”, rejuvenating Ayurvedic warm oil massages, bathing rescued elephants in an Indian jungle lake, Ganesh ceremony in a Shiva temple, and a boat tour through the mystical backwaters of Kerala. This is our opportunity to slow down and reconnect with our most sattvic nature.
Two India Tours in One
The Journey to India Retreat is two tours in one: South and North India. Sevanti Adventures bases it’s itinerary on wellness, cultural, and spiritual immersion experiences in locations that deepen our understanding of life and inspire personal growth. Let’s travel together.
Three Sacred Destinations
Sevanti Adventures offers life changing tours through the spiritual epicenters of sacred India. We take you only to those places that most heal the bodymind and inspire the soul’s journey. We also avoid the overly commercialized, touristy spiritual centers. Yogis and spiritual pilgrims agree.
Rejuvenation in Paradise
India’s Most Sacred City
A Wonder of the World
Sevanti Adventures founder and master tour guide James Bailey has decades of experience traveling India since living there for a year in 1989. He has returned 18 times since, helping hundreds of guests to fulfill their India dreams. He brings the Sevanti Adventures team: Indian travel agent partners Kuldeep and Ritu Singh, and India steeped yoga teachers Tawny Sterios and Victoria Kromhout. Every aspect of your journey is supported for your comfort, safety, and peace of mind.
Seven Yoga Classes &
Two Sadhus in a Rowboat
Down south, our guest yoga teachers will offer ecstatic morning yoga sessions overlooking the Arabian Sea. Up north, two sadhus (yogi holymen) will share their spiritual journey, the meaning of yoga, and take questions as our guides paddle our rowboat along the Ganges River in sight of temples, bathing ghats, and cremation ghats. You have to experience it yourself!
14 Hours of Ayurvedic Massage
You read that right. Fourteen hours of Ayurvedic massage and treatments like shirodhara in Kerala. That’s why we call it the Sacred Sap Retreat. Every journey should start in a calm, relaxed manner. Only then can we drop in and truly experience the beauty of India, and the beauty waiting within ourselves.
Sevanti Adventures lead individuals to sacred places within themselves and on the planet. We offer educational tools and sacred travel experiences that awaken us to the greatest gift within each of us: Self knowledge. Known as Vidya in the ancient Sanskrit language of Yoga, there is no greater knowledge, or source of happiness and health, than the knowledge of who we are in this life. Travel safe with us. This is your journey.