Varanasi: The Spiritual Capital of India
Oct 16, 2019
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We hope you'll join us!
Feb 29 – March 13
Nicki Doane & Ashley Melin
Varanasi, Rishikesh, Dharamsala with an optional Taj Mahal overnight
Around every corner in Varanasi lies something fascinating - the maze of corridors in the Old City, Sri Ananda May Ma's quiet room for meditation, the Golden & Durga Temples, Benares Music Academy with the sweet sound of sitar, ceremonial bathing in the sacred Ganges, delicious Indian food. Every Saturday morning, there’s a free yoga class for all to enjoy just steps outside our hotel – men on one side, women on the other, family run silk factories in quaint neighborhoods where they have been producing the finest silks in India for eons.
Experiencing India is about experiencing the people and our group will have the good fortune to practice daily yoga with Nicki at our dear friend Deobrat Mishra's music school, Benares Academy of Music. Varanasi is a hub for Indian classical music and Deobrat and his father Sivanath Mishra hail from double digit lineage of sitar players and are two of the most renowned sitar players in India. Deobrat’s nephew, Prashant, is also one of the most renowned tablas players in India. They will delight us with a concert and anyone who wishes to take music lessons will be able to. Their school is an oasis amongst the chaos and our hOMe away from hOMe.