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Into the Heart of Yoga...

in Rishikesh, India

March 7-17, 2025

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, this ancient city is famous for being the home of many wise mystics, rishis, and yogis. People have been drawn to Rishikesh for thousands of years, to commune with the holy Himalayan mountains and purifying waters of the Ganges river. Over time, Rishikesh has become a hotspot for yoga schools and meditation centers. 

Join the lineage of Rishikesh yogis, by traveling to the "Yoga Capitol of the World" and immersing yourself in the powerful energies of the heartland of yoga.


Madhurai's intention is to create
a bridge for you to connect with the heartland of yoga and spirituality,
by immersing yourself in the country where this healing wisdom originates.

more than a retreat...

this is an immersive initiation

into life in India

Program overview:

This 11 day retreat brings you right into the heartland of yoga and meditation for an immersive spiritual adventure.

Our program includes:

- 11 days of accommodation in our beautiful guesthouse

- 2 nourishing, vegetarian meals a day 

- daily yoga classes and meditation classes 

- tours and experiences in incredible places

- access to amazing community and local teachers

- pick up and drop off at Dehradun airport

- loving support in your process from Madhurai & friends

Does not include:

- flights to and from India

- Indian visa  (I will provide you the info needed to obtain it)

- 1 meal a day, while out on our adventures

- Shopping & extra-curricular activities


join us for 11 amazing days of:

Mountaintop meditations
Sacred sites, temples, and ashrams
Community connection
Yoga in the Himalayas
Working with amazing kids
Delicious food
Explore India with a close group of
     adventurous friends
The festival of colors:
Gorgeous Indian devotional music
New sights, sounds, and experiences to awaken the heart and soul

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Check out the positive experiences that previous particpants have shared:



To introduce yourself to the immense beauty and wonder of Northern India through Madhurai Sumhara has got to be the greatest way to orient oneself that I can imagine.

Traveling under the relaxing guidance of someone so fully experienced in the culture, with incredible local connections, tips, and religious and secular hot spots, interpreters, access to various teachers for yoga, cooking, shopping, temples and ceremonies. The provided opportunities to sweetly volunteer with the children and staff of Ramanas Garden is simply life changing. Just wow. I will come again and again.

5 stars. Hands down. Book it.

~ Tiana

"Madhurai is an incredible guide and her knowledge of the area, relationships with the locals, and connection with the place are making my experience here so enriching. Yesterday we had the fire/rebirth ceremony at the Ganges. It was powerful!"

   ~ Ashley W.

I’ve attended many retreats over the years, and have also led weekend retreats and getaways. I must tell you that this is a one of a kind experience. Madhurai is full of life and light, easily expresses herself and clearly has a heart of service. But more importantly, she facilitates this two week retreat with reverence for every single person - guiding us on a path of self discovery through meditation and yoga, and carefully prepared activities and excursions. I, for one, will forever be grateful and blessed having tasted the sweetness of Honey in the Heart in India. I highly recommend this retreat to soul and energy seekers alike. 

- Nancy

"My life was changed by my trip to India.

It is my forever home filled with beautiful beings that I will forever hold dear to my heart. I found my second home and souls that are family. India is the birth place of where my spirit was awakened, set on fire, and enriched my practice. A special thank you goes out to Madhurai Sumhara and Veer Shahi for making my experience memorable. I love you both dearly and long to see you again soon!


So if any of you have India on your bucket list, I highly recommend Madhurai's tours. Madhurai has lived and trained in India for years. Her tour was organized, knowledgeable, and filled with passion for the sacred land. She introduced me to Rishikesh, the Yoga Mecca of the World to the extent I will return to see friends again and again!                                      ~ Brooke A.

"I believe that while India has some incredible magic all on it's own, Madhurai brings out magic in India that is completely unique. Through my two weeks there I found pieces of myself I lost in childhood, I realized parts of my romantic life needed work, I made beautiful amazing friends that live across the country and even a woman who lived 20 minutes away. Looking back on India it feels like a dream, but while I was there my life never felt so real and my soul was right at home. I often find myself missing the love expressed and felt there. I highly recommend Madhurai's India trip, especially if it calls to you. No other trip will ever be like it." - Andelynn

Into the Heart of Yoga was an incredible experience. I’m so fortunate to have found it. Madhurai is such an amazing space holder and has such fun and positive energy! She has been coming to India for years and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things India.

This retreat was packed with unforgettable experiences. Dipping in the Ganga, Fire Puja, waterfall hikes, visiting temples and sacred sites are only some of the things we did. We did it all! 

In addition to having divine experiences, I met some beautiful people. Her friend Veer helps with the retreat, and meeting him is such a blessing.

One of my favorite things we did was visiting the kid’s at Ramana’s Garden. Madhurai has been volunteering there for a long time and is very connected with them. This afforded us lots of quality time with the kids and it was so heart warming. 

If you have been wanting to experience India, I highly recommend this retreat. It is truly a bridge to India. Such a safe and fun space to land in. I will be staying in India past the retreat and feel much more confident about it. I learned so much and feel better about navigating this beautiful and wild country. Thank you Madhurai!

~ Elaurian Windspeak

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