Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Northern India!

Take a sacred journey to the Himalayan foothills. We will immerse ourselves into the culture of meditation, prayer, & practice by visiting auspicious sites, hiking the Himalayas & 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 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 fire puja 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 5th retreat to Rishikesh and Jen’s eighth 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

  • 7 days, 6 nights shared (double or triple, with private bath) accommodation
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Most sightseeing and activities (including transportation) with local guides
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and fireside snacks at the retreat location


Guest list limited to 18. Register early, this retreat is always a sell-out.

Sold out! For waiting list, email

  • Shared: $1995 if registered prior to Oct 1. Add $300 after.
  • Single: $2695 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, due September 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022.

Prices are per person, based on single or shared (double or triple) occupancy with private bathroom and include: 6 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner at our retreat center, daily yoga and meditation classes, scheduled activities.  Not included: River rafting, optional activities, spa treatments, Uttakarand Hotel Tax (18%), international + domestic airfare, airport transfers, gratuities. 

Retreat Cancellation Policy:  

Cancellations must be made in writing via Refunds are issued based on the following cancellation windows:

  • More than 90 days prior to start of retreat: Full refund, less deposit.
  • From 90 to 46 days: 50% refund on full retreat pricing.
  • 45 days or less: No refunds.
  • No refunds for unused tours or services during your trip

View terms and conditions here. A comprehensive travel insurance policy including trip cancellation and interruption, baggage, accident, emergency assistance and medical assistance is required due to the uncertain nature of travel. 

Book Now