A 12 day journey across southern India
Join us for a 13 day, 12 night retreat to the sacred lands of South India. Embark on a journey to explore and connect with the people, heritage, landscapes, and culture of India. Delve into ancient cities, relish in delicious food, and experience rich spirituality by visiting age-old shrines, holy temples, ashrams, meditation caves, and sacred mountains. This adventure provides an exciting opportunity for transformational immersion into Indian culture, spirituality, yoga, history, and philosophy. Additionally, you can relax with ayurvedic spas, yoga, and meditation.
The southern region of India is rich in wonder, vibrant colors, historical significance, cultural diversity, and all forms of beauty. It offers a range of attractions from hills to beaches, and from forts to the richest temples, making it a truly diverse part of India.
This journey is for you whether your goal is to enjoy the Indian culture and cuisine or to uncover new depths in your being.
David Sunshine will share his three decades of wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and passion generated from his lifelong love for India and personal journeys into yoga, Hindu mysticism and Saivism. David's teachings of yoga blend the wisdom of Yoga, Eastern philosophy, meditation, somatic movement techniques and the principles of Ayurveda to assist students in their physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. On this journey he will help you connect with the extraordinary soul of South India and its people and dive deep into the rich heritage and learnings.
Enjoy relaxation and comfort at 5 star hotels and resorts with access to a private pool, ocean front, private restaurants, and an ayurvedic spa.
A healthy balance of adventure, yoga, and chilling poolside. All activities are optional, you can stick with the group or venture out on your own.
This schedule is to give you an idea of how the week will look, things may shift as we get closer to the retreat as we factor in things like weather, and total attendance.
Price includes: Arrival and departure transfers between hotel and airport, 12 nights accommodation in gorgeous hotels and ayurvedic spas breakfast daily, transportation by private air-conditioned coach, entrance fees to all sites as per itinerary, English speaking South Indian expert tour guides, airfare from Trivandrum to Chennai Airport, and all applicable taxes.
Early bird special(Sign Up Before August 11th)$4,950
Payment plans are available, just send us a message
We HIGHLY recommend that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. DYC recommends World Nomads (link below). Travel insurance companies like World Nomads offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical. Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.
Before May 1, 2023 if you cancel you will receive the price of the tour less $1500. From May 1 to July 1, if you cancel you will receive the price of the tour less 50%. After July 1, no refunds will be given.
Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy. Deposits are non-refundable unless the trip is cancelled by DYC due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please read the following information carefully
All participants are advised to check with their health insurance carrier as to coverage abroad and for precautionary medical treatment for travel in India. Dallas Yoga Center requires that all participants have both health coverage and emergency evacuation insurance for the duration of the trip. Travel insurance is also highly recommended. Please see World Nomads below for purchasing travel and emergency health insurance.
The activity level for these retreats is light to moderate. Participants should expect moderate walking, some inclines and stair-climbing at temples and at Arunachala mountain. There will be rests between attractions. Although this program is designed to accommodate people of varying ages, please note that there will be short periods of aerobic walking and stair climbing due to the design of some temples and the steep topography of certain areas. All participants are advised to see their health care provider well in advance to ensure that they are in good health at the onset of the trip. We also require that you inform Dallas Yoga Center of any chronic or acute health problems that might impact your travel.
Dallas Yoga Center and the program leaders will take the utmost care and precaution in all stages of the planning and executing this program, but there is always the potential for physical harm and risk to life and limb. Please see the disclaimer for more information and please be advised that we cannot always guarantee your safety, but we can assure you that your safety, comfort, and the quality of your experience are of paramount importance to us. Dallas Yoga Center can not be held accountable for any unforeseen occurrence or changes to the schedule that should happen while the tour is underway in India. This includes the repercussion of having to adjust the schedule due to one or more members getting sick due to Covid-19 or other illnesses.
In the unlikely case of cancellation by Dallas Yoga Center due to insufficient enrollment or logistical problems (acts of God, war, strikes, etc.) that may impede trip operations, please refer to the policies outlined in the liability waiver provided upon reservation.
While local conditions may vary based on the destination, timing, and nature of the tour, the protocols below will be followed (with additional safety protocols implemented where necessary).
The use of face coverings will be required throughout the tour when appropriate and dictated by local regulations. Face coverings may be required on international flights, in transportation hubs such as airports, and on all forms of public transportation and other areas. Some destinations may also require face coverings at all indoor sites. Guests at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 due to age or underlying medical conditions should check with their healthcare provider before attending this tour to ensure their health and safety. Guests must provide their own masks and are encouraged to bring a supply that can be rotated throughout the tour. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the tour.
Guests who develop cold or flu symptoms while on tour will be required to immediately seek professional medical care. ALL PARTICIPANTS ASSUME ANY RISK, AND TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND WAIVE ANY CLAIMS OF PERSONAL INJURY, COVID-19 INFECTION, DEATH OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE DALLAS YOGA CENTER, INC. REGARDING THIS TOUR. See disclaimer for more information.
To visit India a visa is required for US citizens. Visa's can take up to a month to secure. You can apply for an e-visa online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html DYC will not provide you with a visa.
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