It's no secret that I love traveling and leading retreats in India. Our first retreat was three years ago and it has been one of the most life changing experiences for me.
I return from each retreat and immediately start planning the next one. These travels leave me with such joy and gratitude that I can't stop talking about my experiences with anyone who is willing to listen :)
I was born in India and lived there for the first 20 years of my life. During that time, I don't remember exploring or appreciating much of what India had to offer. As is often the case, one needs to getaway in order to reconnect.
About 22 years ago, I began practicing yoga - interesting that I discovered India's ancient tradition in America! My love for yoga drew me back to its roots and I had a change of heart and mind. I was able to see India in a new light.
I find it immensely rewarding guiding others in their travels through India. The retreats are not just about visiting iconic sights - although each one of them is truly incredible in it's own right! It's really about the little things - the ones that stay with you long after.
It's the little things - the ones that stay with you long after...
You can experience it in the warmth and generosity of the people, the vibrant bustling of cities and small villages, the aromas of street food, and the serenity of temples and shrines.
However, the single, most important reason that has me returning to India is its spirituality and diversity, which touches everything and everyone in this sacred country.
The most important reason that has me returning to India is its spirituality and diversity.
Temples, mosques, Sikh gurudwaras and churches are everywhere. When I am in India, I am enraptured by this sense of devotion and I feel more alive than anywhere else.
These experiences have truly shaped my perspective on life and reaffirmed my belief that we aren't merely citizens of one country but citizens of a shared planet! Humans living for the goal of happiness.
We aren't merely citizens of one country but citizens of a shared planet!