November 6 – 10, 2024
Varanasi, India
Himalayan Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Nea Ferrier - Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India

Join Nea Ferrier for a trip to the spiritual heartland of India, Varanasi for five-day/four nights of yoga, meditation, temple visits, textiles and cultural experiences.


Also known as Banaras or Kashi, Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest living cities. Situated on the majestic Ganges, it is an important place for Hindu pilgrimage, as well as an intriguing and soulful destination for students of yoga. Varanasi is just 30 mins away from Sarnath, where the Buddha gave his first discourse. The city also is famed for silk weaving and delicious vegetarian cuisine.


Our mornings will start early with sunrise yoga & chanting and the days filled with temple visits, exploring the old city as well as some time for relaxation at our stunning resort.

Activities will include:

  • evening Ganga aarti
  • Ganga boat ride
  • temple tours
  • exploring the old city
  • visit to nearby Sarnath (important Buddhist site)
  • visit to local rural villages to see silk weaving
  • shopping and trying local cuisines
  • daily yoga, meditation, chanting and philosophy including a special sunrise session on the banks of the Ganga



We will stay at a luxury boutique hotel Tree of Life, which nestled in greenery on the outskirts of the city. Featuring beautiful gardens and a pool, it offers peace and serenity in between visits to town. Each suite boasts a private outdoor space overlooking landscaped gardens and the sacred ‘kund’, complemented by intricate carved teak furniture and artistic wall paintings. A beautiful spot for our morning and evening yoga/meditation practices.


We will practice the Ashtanga Yoga sequence in the mornings, and end the day with gentle yoga and meditation. Students of all levels are welcome to attend including to beginners.



  • Single Room – AED 8,800
  • Double/Twin Room – AED 6,980


Pricing includes

  • Four nights stay at five-star boutique resort
  • All meals (combination of resort and local restaurants)
  • Daily tours including temples, old streets, ghats & local villages with a professional cultural guide
  • Morning & afternoon yoga & meditation sessions
  • Ganga aarti and boat tour
  • VIP entrance to Kashi Visvanath Temple
  • Entrance to Sarnath museums
  • Daily transport in comfortable Innovas
  • Airport transfers



  • Flight tickets
  • Visa costs
  • Additional night in Delhi/Varanasi

Spaces are limited to 12.

Suggested Flights

Wednesday November 6

  • Dubai – New Delhi / Air India / 00.05 – 04.45
  • New Delhi – Varanasi / Indigo / 10.55 – 12.15


Tuesday November 5*

  • Sharjah – Varanasi/Air India Express/ 12:05pm – 5:25pm

*Additional charge for one night’s stay at resort, plus airport transfers and meals. Price advised on application.

Sunday November 10

  • Varanasi – Sharjah/Air India Express / 19.20 – 22.30