Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, is a vortex of high vibration, awakened energy. It's a "must do" pilgrimage for anyone on the spiritual path and our second stop on our upcoming Ultimate Spiritual Adventure in India this March with master yoga teacher, Nicki Doane, and SoulJour's Founder, Ashley Melin.
A trip to North India isn’t complete without visiting Varanasi, the spiritual hub of India. Around every corner lies something fascinating - the maze of corridors in the Old City, Sri Ananda May Ma's ashram for meditation, the Golden & Durga Temples, Benares Music Academy, ceremonial bathing in the sacred Ganges...
I first began travelling to India in 2004. Every time I travel to India the question arises – why? In all honesty, India is a complete mess. The beauty of India is the flow. It’s no surprise that Yoga was born in India. It truly is a fascinating magical country filled with total chaos and the reason to keep going back year after year.
I was on YouTube and found a video of Lisa LeftEye Lopez from TLC speaking about something that at that time I had newly discovered. She mentioned meditation – the peace – that I had been on a quest to discover. She was in this location USHA Village in the jungle of Honduras. At this point I had no idea who Dr. Sebi was nor did I know USHA Village but as he began to speak about nutrition from a perspective that I had never hear before, I was intrigued.
SoulJour is a mindset. It’s the courage it takes to look in the mirror and uncover the veil. It’s the focus it takes to scream down a mountain bike trail with a cliff on one side and poison oak on the other. It’s the freedom felt when the band kicks it into high gear and everyone tunes into the same frequency. SoulJours are edgy and disruptive – while always being mindful of Mother Earth and the roots of yoga. We believe in leaving a mark, but also in leaving no trace.