Join Twist Yogis on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to North India!

Take a sacred journey to the mountain town of Rishikesh, situated in the Himalayan foothills. We will immerse ourselves into the culture of meditation, prayer, & practice by visiting auspicious sites, hiking the Himalayan foothills & honoring the sacred Ganges River, both in personal ritual and ceremony.

Our expertly crafted cultural visit to North India is centered in Rishikesh, the self proclaimed “Yoga Capital of the World” and made famous by a visit from the Beatles in the 60s.  Rishikesh has been a magnet to spiritual seekers for decades; to visit brings a deep, lasting sense of spirituality and inspiration.

We’ll stay at Atali Ganga, a luxury eco-retreat overlooking the stunning Ganges River.  You’ll sleep in the quiet of the moutains: We will wake slowly, and start each day with pranayama, meditation & asana practice.

Visits to sacred temples & historic meditation caves are on the schedule, as are guided hikes (mild and challenge option) to Himalayan villages, cleansing dunks in the clean waters of the Ganges, and a private fire puja with a local priest at sunset on the banks of the Ganga.  Additional options available to white water the Ganges, visit the Maraharashi ashram made famous by the Beatles, and witness a sacred, bustling Aarti ceremony in town.  You’ll also have ample time to honor your own interests, head into town for terrific shopping, or simply rest.

It’s impossible to travel to Northern India without being touched permanently. You’ll travel with confidence, trusting this retreat is expertly curated – it is Twist Yoga’s 4th retreat to Rishikesh and Jen’s seventh visit to India; all locales and guides have been thorougly vetted to provide a smooth and unforgettable travel experience.

We are honored to share our knowledge of India with you. Click here to view past retreat images.

For travelers wishing to add on a Taj Mahal visit -or- a visit to Varanasi, ask Jen for a free curated itinerary.

Included in North India Cultural Tour

  • 6 nights shared (double or triple, with private bath) accommodation in 4.5 star eco-hotels.
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Sightseeing with local guides
  • All meals


Guest list limited to 16. Register early, this retreat is always a sell-out.

  • Shared: $1895 if registered prior to Oct 1. Add $300 after.
  • Single: $2395 if registered prior to Oct 1. Add $300 after.

Retreat registration – Secure your spot in for the North India Cultural Tour by submitting your $300 deposit.

We will confirm your deposit and invoice you in two additional increments.  Final payment due Dec 1.

Prices are per person, based on single or shared (double or triple) occupancy with private bathroom and include: 6 nights accommodation, all meals at Atali Ganga, daily yoga and meditation classes, scheduled activities.  Not included: Optional activities, spa treatments, Uttakarand Hotel Tax (8%), international + domestic airfare, airport transfers, gratuities. 

Retreat Refund Cancellation Policy: All retreat deposts are non-refundable and non-transferable. Payment is due in full 60 days prior to the start of the retreat. If you cancel 61 days or more prior to the retreat start date, you will be issued a refund, less your non-refundable deposit.  We strongly recommend trip insurance, as we offer no refunds, no transfers and no credits for cancellations within 60 days of retreat start date for any circumstance, including scenarios like illness or injury or family emergencies.  No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat.

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