Journey to India and Nepal
September 28 – October 10, 2017
If you are you an explorer at heart, if your soul is craving to be lit up and you desire an adventure that will leave you feeling deliciously connected to life and juiced up to experience the present like never before, join me and an amazing group of of travelers for a 2 week inspired journey to India and Nepal.
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an Immersion of the Heart and Senses in Northern India
October 6 – 18, 2016
If you practice yoga, your yoga roots will deepen, most likely in ways that you would never imagine. If you don’t practice yoga, you will possibly be even MORE amazed. Feel the richness of each moment as you open to a world beyond the western paradigm.
The Heart of India Exploration with Diwali Celebration
October 20 – 31, 2016
Does experiencing a devotion-filled land, rich in cultural heritage, with tastes, smells, colors, dance, music, food, landscapes and architecture that make your heart sing, sound appealing to you? Beautiful, chaotic, enchanted India – this is where you will experience all of that, and more.
I really can’t express accurately what the trip meant for me and how it impacted me. Every time I try to sit down to write about it I end up getting teary and emotional. It felt like a long-needed spiritual stretch and awakening.
This being my first trip out of the country, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Admittedly, I was winging it. I packed lightly and headed to the airport. And that was all the planning I had to do! The next 12 days were blissfully free of decision-making and travel logistics. I was able to devote all of my time and energy on soaking up the culture and experience of India…Rachel Hernandez
Traveling is not just vacationing. It is a way to create deep connection to people, places and cultures all over our amazing world. If you allow it to, it opens new doors to the soul. My travel philosophy is this: Allow your travel exploration to root you in the moment. Walk, hike, take a cab and talk to the cab driver, take a train or local bus, engage with the people and your surroundings. Dive in to the culture whenever and wherever you can. Take loads of photos.
Also get out from behind the lens of your camera and experience what is right in front of you. Meet a local family and share a meal. Seek out a local market where the regulars do their food and spice shopping. Wake up early to watch the sunrise and walk down the street as the shops open. Engage people, experience culture, soak up the scenery. AND, ensure that you have a comfortable, friendly home base to start your day off right and to come home to at the end of your day. Give yourself some luxury too – after all, it is also a vacation and you deserve it!
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Inspired Exploration Travel Blog
A quote from Sadhguru of the Isha Institute, delivered to my inbox a few weeks ago really struck me. “The significance of Indian Culture is that it is a scientific process towards wellbeing and liberation,” is a bold and concise description of an old, rich and complicated culture. I love the quote and have been pondering on it.
India is the birthplace of yoga and Ayurveda (a sister science to yoga) – both are scientific processes that lead to wellbeing and liberation. Simple and true. As a student and teacher of yoga and meditation, I recognize this as one of many reasons I am so drawn to Indian culture and India travel.
Yet at very first glance, India’s reputation for travelers getting sick from the water, food or otherwise while visiting, seems counter to a culture founded on a practice of spiritual, mental and physical liberation. Doesn’t it? I mean, is there a conflict between the quote and reality here?read more