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Luminous India Retreat

Wed, Feb 15, 2023 - Wed, Feb 22, 2023

Luminous India Retreat 2023
with Manorama

Dates: Wed, Feb 15 – Wed, Feb 22, 2023
Varanasi & Mumbai

in person or online

Discover a depth to your practice that supports you inside and out.

Each day,

Dig into upanishadic wisdom and manifest a life of deeper fulfillment and freedom.

Learn to connect daily with your innate sense of wholeness.

Be guided by Manorama in Meditation, Chanting, Yogic Teachings, and Wisdom Discussions.

Share meaningful time together as a group.

Learn the Luminous Soul Teachings on select Upanishads verses.

Go on shared excursions, including a very special visit to Manorama’s
teacher’s teacher’s ashram.

Laugh, be playful, explore, study Yogic wisdom, learn about yourself immensely. There is nothing like a solid week of uninterrupted practice to exponentially elevate your practice and your life.

Come away with great peace in your self and your sense of purpose.

“Being on the Ganga is like other-worldly. Seriously, it’s the most luminous body of water I’ve ever seen. After being on the Ganga, I realized why there are hymns directed to her,
it’s utterly magical.”
~ Manorama

Varanasi Feb 15, 2023 – Feb 18, 2023 

  • Wednesday Feb 15: Arrive in Varanasi. Retreat begins Meet at 5 PM for Aarati:
    Welcome & Meditation
  • Thursday Feb 16: Morning: Luminous Soul Meditation & Upanishad Class | Afternoon: Free Time for Exploring | Evening: Upanishad Class/Aarati
  • Friday Feb 17: Morning: Luminous Soul Meditation & Upanishad Class | Afternoon: Excursion | Evening: Upanishad Class/Aarati
  • Saturday Feb 18 Morning: Luminous Soul Meditation I Afternoon: Travel to Mumbai

Mumbai Feb 18, 2023 – Feb 22, 2023

  • Saturday Feb 18: Early Evening Arrive in Mumbai – Luminous Soul Evening Meditation
  • Sunday Feb 19: Morning: Luminous Soul Meditation & Upanishad Class | Afternoon:  Free Time for Exploring l Evening: Upanishad Class
  • Monday Feb 20: Morning: Luminous Soul Meditation & Upanishad Class | Afternoon: Visit to Baba Bhagavandas ji’s Kutir l Evening: Upanishad Class
  • Tuesday Feb 21: Morning: Luminous Soul Meditation & Upanishad Class | Afternoon:  Upanishad Class l Evening: Upanishad Class
  • Wednesday Feb 22 Morning: Luminous Soul Meditation & Upanishad Class – Retreat Close at 12 noon

****Schedule may be subject to change

Retreat Fee
includes all classes


* Installment Plan
includes all classes



Registration available until Wed, Dec 28th, 2023

* Installment Plan:  Pay in 3 installments of $500 every 5 weeks

Flights & Airport Transfer
Flights and Airport Transfers are not included in Retreat Fee
Please book your flight to central Mumbai and arrange for your transport to your hotel via taxi.

Accommodations, transports and food are not included in the Retreat Fee
Please book your hotel in central Mumbai and in Central Varanasi.

All classes in Mumbai will be held at the St. Regis.
All classes in Varanasi will be held at Ganpati Guest House.

***If you are interested to stay at the same location as Manorama and crew, they will be staying in Mumbai at the St Regis Mumbai and in Varanasi at the Brij Ram Hotel.

*Once you register more info will be sent to you to prepare for the trip.
**The Retreat is non-refundable

For further assistance please contact Sanskrit Studies & Luminous Soul at ambika@sanskritstudies.org