Join us on this truly once-in-a-lifetime sacred pilgrimage to Mother India. Immerse in the ancient culture of yogis, mystics and masters and experience the very living pulse of love of God, ecstasy and transcendental joy.
Here's what attendees are saying about past pilgrimages:
"There truly are no words to describe the magic, the REALITY... I found on this pilgrimage. And if words were enough, John, I'd simply thank you. But they're not. And one day I'll be able to properly thank you for changing my life."
- Gina B., NY
"So grateful to have experienced the pilgrimage to India with John!Sacred, humbling, life changing, it deepened my practice more than I ever imagined. A life experience that I will treasure in my heart forever."
-Susan T., Kentucky
"Journeying to India was truly the trip of a lifetime... Throughout a thoughtfully planned itinerary, John shepherded our group with great care and compassion, always fostering a cohesive group vibe while honoring each individual. It was a privilege and honor to be a part of this pilgrimage and I hope that I am fortunate enough to return to the embrace of mama India again someday."
-a 2016 pilgrim
SACRED INDIA PILGRIMAGE 2018: RETURN TO LIGHT
January 19 - February 1, 2018
With John Smrtic
JD, Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher
& very special guests, including:
His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj
11 Night Bhakti Yatra:
North India Immersion
HARIDWAR & RISHIKESH
MOTHER INDIA AWAITS! This pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse into the living, breathing pulse of bhakti yoga, with unprecedented access to some of the greatest living yogis and masters in the world. Make no mistake, this pilgrimage is about devotion and we will dive deep into the nectarean ocean of sacred association, scripture, temples, the Holy Name and kirtan. The world-renowned Jivamukti Yoga method will provide the foundation and backdrop from which we will launch a deep investigation of yoga asana, philosophy and mystical love of God (particularly in the Radha Krishna tradition). John Smrtic leads this exploration to the source, creating the opportunity to directly experience the transcendental joy of a thriving ancient culture.
ITINERARY: (subject to change)
February 25: arrive Delhi (Indira Gandhi International Airport - DEL)
January 26: travel to Haridwar
January 26-27: Haridwar
January 28: Rishikesh
February 1: Departure from Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport - BOM)
The schedule will include asana classes, meditations and satsangs with John most days
-$2,800 for 13 blissful nights of Self-exploration, devotion and adventure
- Payment in full due by 12/1/17 (unless otherwise arranged)
- A non-refundable/non-transferrable deposit of $750.00 required to reserve your spot
-Rooms are based on double occupancy.
-Very limited number Single Occupancy rooms available for additional fee. Inquire if interested.
**We are limiting registration to keep the experience intimate. We anticipate the pilgrimage to book up extrememly quickly so we encourage you to make your deposit as soon as possible. It is ONLY receipt of the deposit that will guarantee your spot.**
-All internal travel including flight from New Delhi to Mumbai, trains, private buses, etc.
-All lodging (double occupancy hotel accommodations)
-All meals (3 veg/vegan meals per day)
-Jivamukti Yoga and satsang with John Smrtic most days
-All asana classes, lectures, satsangs, kirtans, temple visits
-A lifetime of precious insight, adventure and memories
-Intimate association with living masters
-Flight to and from India arriving 1/19 & departing 2/1
-Additional nights accomodations before or after the pilgrimage*
-Occassional rickshaw rides and taxis as needed for your own accomodation/exploration
*note: we can help you arrange such accomodations
-Contact John immediately at:
-Non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of $750 to reserve a spot by check or Paypal (preferably by Paypal for ease and speed to lock in a spot). *You will be responsible for the transaction fee on all Paypal payments.
-If you are sure you are coming but don't have the full deposit amount, contact me ASAP to work it out :)
*Please note, there is intentionally not a PayPal link here ~ A welcome letter will be sent upon inquiry detailing the purpose and nature of the pilgrimage. It is important that everyone interested in attending or inquiring reads and is on board with the vibration of the experience and of the collective energy of the group experience*
INQUIRIES & FURTHER DETAILS:
- Please contact John at: if you are interested in joining this life changing pilgrimage and/or if you would like additional information. John will send a letter at that point explaining in greater detail, generally what to expect, more detailed itinerary, hotel acomodations, etc. See * immediately above.
~~~ all images by John Smrtic (c) 2017 ~~~
HIS HOLINESS RADHANATH SWAMI MAHARAJ'S
SRI SRI RADHAGOPINATH MANDIR IN MUMBAI
FOR THE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED, ECSTATIC CELEBRATION:
--PUSHYA ABISHEK (FLOWER FESTIVAL)--
HIS HOLINESS RADHANATH SWAMI MAHARAJ'S
--GOVARDHAN ECO VILLAGE--
Govardhan Ecovillage is a model farm community and retreat center highlighting the importance of spiritual ecology: the need for us to live in harmony with ourselves, nature and the sacred. GEV is 108km north of Mumbai at the foothills of the Sahyadri mountains.
THE SACRED PLAYGROUND OF SRI KRISHNA, SRI RADHA AND THE GOPIS
Vrindavan is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. It is the site of an ancient forest where the Lord Krishna spent His childhood days. Vrindavan is considerecd to be one of the most sacred, magical pilgrimage sites in the entire material creation. The town has hundreds of temples dedicated to the worship of Radha Krishna and kirtan and mantra echo through the air. The dust of this town is considered sacred and countless mystics, Babajis, Matajis, and sadhus reside here.
JAYA VRINDAVAN DHAM!!
HARIDWAR & RISHIKESH
NESTLED IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE HIMALYAS AND KNOWN AS THE "YOGA CAPITAL OF THE WORLD," YOGIS AND MYSTICS FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL HAVE VISITED AND BLESSED THESE SACRED CITIES OF PILGRIMAGE. HARIDWAR AND RISHIKESH ARE 25 KILOMETERS APART AND WERE RECENTLY NAMED "TWIN NATIONAL HERITAGE CITIES." MOTHER GANGA BEGINS HER JOURNEY IN THIS REGION AND A DROP OF AMRITA FROM THE CHURNING OF THE COSMIC OCEAN IS SAID TO HAVE FALLEN INTO HER WATERS HERE.