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A Himalayan Yatra Following the Footsteps of Ram Dass
with Saraswati, Raghu Markus, & Friends

Himalayan Yoga Yatra

October 3-14, 2018
The essence of the mystics permeates these hills,
and if you listen closely and quietly you can hear their wisdom.
A Journey of the Heart
Many years ago, after I was first introduced to Neem Karoli Baba (Maharajji) through Ram Dass and Krishna Das, and I was told that I must go to India. So I did, and I found myself in the Himalayan region known as Deva Bhumi or the Land of the Gods. It is where Ram Dass first met Neem Karoli Baba and where he went through his yogic training in the holy places of that region.

It became deeply meaningful to me to go to the actual places where Ram Dass met and spent time with Maharajji – to experience for myself what I had only heard about in stories. This was a journey into the heart and soul of this land, it’s people and most of all the essence that Ram Dass received through the grace of Maharajji.

Himalayan Yoga Yatra Itinerary:

  • Meet on the evening of October 3, 2018 at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi branch (and stay for 2 nights).
  • The next morning travel to Sudha Alma Retreat in the Kainchi valley in the Himalayas.
  • 8-day Himalayan Yatra Yoga Immersion with Saraswati, Raghu and friends including daily yoga asana, chanting, story-telling, kirtan, meditation, workshops, and satsang.
  • Dharma talks to include essential Ram Dass teachings; selected topics include –Transformation of Awareness, Planes of Consciousness, Karma, Relationships, The Soul, Suffering, Purification and Methods.
  • Day trips that echo the steps of Ram Dass to Hanumanghar, Kainchi, and Kakrighat and more.
  • Daily morning asana featuring Saraswati’s Dao Flow Yoga
  • Hiking and nature walks in the Kumoan mountains
  • Indian cooking class and adopting a yogi lifestyle
  • Return on October 13, 2018 to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch, stay overnight, and closing circle from 9-11am.
Any questions at all, please reach out and we will get right back to you. Let us make this trip easy for you! Call us at 1-800-215-5020 or
Yatra Leaders
Saraswati Markus is the Founder of Nourishing Life Center of Health & Yoga. She is a doctor of Chinese medicine, a leading Women’s health expert, and a Yogini. In the year 2000, hearing the chants of Krishna Das led her to Ram Dass and Maharaji which all continue to be central streams and influences of her work and life.

A practicing yogini for many years, Saraswati always included yoga in her Chinese medical practice. In 2007 she developed Dao Flow Yoga – a self-care yoga practice designed for women. Dao Flow has now evolved into a classical heart-based practice weaving the techniques of movement, sound, & breath, onto consciousness to evoke a multidimensional healing, and transformation Hatha yoga experience.

In 2010 Saraswati became the resident yoga teacher at the twice-yearly retreat in Maui with Ram Dass and Krishna Das. Saraswati has worked in the field of inner growth and alternative medicine for over 23 years. In 2012 she brought Dao Flow out to the world with the release of her 5-disc DVD yoga practice and immersion training programs. Jai Sri Ram.
Raghu Markus spent two years in India with Maharaji and Ram Dass. He has been involved in music and transformational media since the early 1970s when he was the program director of CKGM-FM in Montreal. In 1974 he collaborated with Ram Dass on the box set Love Serve Remember. In 1990 he launched Triloka Records and Karuna Music in Los Angeles, California. Triloka established itself as a critical leader in the development of world music and for 17 years was home to such artists as Krishna Das, Hugh Masekela, Walela, Jai Uttal and transformational media projects that featured Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, and Les Nubians. He owns the Be Here Now Network now and hosts the Mindrolling podcast and lives with his wife in Asheville, NC.

Check out the Mindrolling podcast here!
Reserve Your Spot
Within 24 hours of paying your deposit, you will receive an email with a comprehensive welcome packet containing detailed information about travel itinerary, accommodations, health and safety, weather, travel documents, and a packing list. We will support you through the process of getting an Indian tourist visa, and any questions you may have along the way.

Payment Details
The total cost is $2600 includes all accommodations, travel, and food. Does not include airfare.
Full payment must be received by August 6, 2018 to guarantee your spot.
Initial deposit ($500) is refundable through July 9, 2018.
After August 6, 2018 all payments are non-refundable.

Yatra dates: October 3 – 14, 2018

Sudha Amar Retreat

Kainchi Dham


Sri Neem Karoli Baba, H.H. Dalai Lama, and Hanuman Puja