Rishikesh, India

TBD November 2021

Journey to the birthplace of yoga! This is the trip of a lifetime.

We arrive in Delhi and spend our first night there. The following morning we will discover the Ba’hai Temple (Lotus Temple) as well as visit Akshardam Ashram and the city center of Delhi. The next day we will head to Rishikesh−the birth place of yoga! The journey truly begins as we drive towards the Himalayas, taking in the countryside as we go and making stops along the way of our 6 hour drive. Once in Rishikesh, our residence is the Sattva Retreat Center, a beautiful oasis in the foothills of the mountains. We arrive early morning and spend the day getting settled in. Later that evening, we will enjoy a gentle practice to help ground us and a scrumptious vegetarian dinner.

Each day we begin with meditation and asana practice followed by a late breakfast.  After breakfast, we have free time and then reconvene later for wisdom circle with my teacher, Anand Mehortra of Sattva Yoga. Additionally, each day we will go on mini journeys visiting the different sites in the area, including the original Sivananda AshramMaharishi Mahesh Ashram (the Beatles’ ashram), hiking to Kunjupuri (the divine mother temple), Vashista’s Cave, and more. This is our daily schedule until the Sattva Summit begins. This is an annual summit where we will get guidance from  Anand Mehortra and other guest teachers including Kirtan, daily practice, and more.

The retreat center also has an Ayurvedic spa where you can request time with an Ayurvedic practitioner plus experience numerous ayurvedic healing treatments (shyrodana, abhyanga, swedish massage, etc.).

As we make our return, we stop at the Taj Mahal for our last couple of days before returning to Delhi. 

Retreat Leaders – Tracy Jennings-Hill + Lisa Greenbaum

Tracy + Lisa in Rishikesh, India 2019

Tracy Jennings-Hill

Founder LiveURYoga, ERYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach,  Jyotish (Vedic Astrologer)

Tracy came to yoga because of an injury while in the Air Force over 20 years ago.  After trying physical therapy and medications with no success, she found Yoga was what she needed and eventually wanted it in her life forever.  Every time she thought of walking away, another milestone in her life solidified her place as a Yogi.  Since then, she has followed her heart and not only completed her own training, but became a Senior Master Trainer for YogaFit. Traveling all over the United States, Taiwan, Germany, Egypt and Canada to train teachers to teach yoga has been the highlight of her yoga journey because she knows it’s her dharma—giving the gift of transformation, empowerment and growth. Being a yoga teacher changed her life forever for the better and each day it’s the same gift she strives to give to everyone!

Lisa Greenbaum

Founder Sangha Wellness Retreats, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP, Trauma-Informed Trainer and Writer.

Growing up as a competitive dancer taught Lisa very early on the importance of movement for her physical health but more importantly her mental health. Finding Yoga was truly like coming home. As someone who has flirted on the edge of depression throughout her life, the ability to come to her mat, move to her own rhythm and just breathe have been a blessing she is most grateful for.

Lisa has a strong passion for fitness, yoga and movement, empowering her students through the practice of yoga and community.  2018 Canadian Presenter of the Year for canfitpro, and Optimyz Magazine’s top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers in Canada 2017-2020, Lisa has been teaching since 2001.