Journey of the Heart

January 13-28, 2018

A 14-Day Immersion & Sacred Retreat to the Birthplace of Yoga with Sianna Sherman & Yogrishi Vishvketu

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This 14-day program is designed for dedicated students, teachers and seekers who wish to deepen their knowledge of yoga and take their practice and teaching to new heights. Embark on a transformational journey to the self with internationally renowned yoga teachers Yogrishi Vishvketu & Sianna Sherman, with spiritual discourse by celebrated author and speaker Radhanath Swami. Together we will gather in a beautiful ecovillage oasis situated in the lush foothills of the Sahyadri Mountains in Maharashtra, India and unite the sacred East/West traditions & teachings of yoga.

Journey Of The Heart - India 2018

Join us for an Alchemical Journey of the Soul

- Connect with a conscious community & global sangha
- Wake up your travel palate with an authentic experience of India
- Experience peace and healing through a Bhakti fusion of chanting and sacred service (karma yoga)
- Immerse yourself in yogic lifestyle & transformational study at an award winning eco-retreat center
- Dive into the roots of yoga with sacred conversations on the wisdom traditions of India from guest teachers
- Take your teaching & practice to new heights with 100-hour of continuing educational credits with Yoga Alliance
- Discover many of the diverse aspects of yogic practice and teaching with inspiring and internationally renowned teachers Yogrishi Vishvketu and Sianna Sherman
- Learn practical tools and yogic techniques that will ignite a lifetime of sustainable and inspired practice, including asana, pranayama, mantra, kriya, meditation and more

Immerse yourself in yoga and selfless service in this epic 14 day transformational journey. This program offers participants an authentic experience of yoga, set in a beautiful eco-oasis of spiritual practice. Live your practice by attending daily classes, receive guidance and mentorship from experienced teachers and dive deep into uncovering your true nature through self-study, contemplation, seva in the local village and optional ayurvedic treatments.
This program qualifies current registered teachers of yoga for continuing education credits with the Yoga Alliance and provides a unique learning opportunity for students who wish to dive into an authentic experience of all aspects of yoga.

* All styles of yoga and levels of experience are welcome.
Come on retreat or to enhance your teaching skills.

Topics of Study   +
  • The Art of Healing: 5 layers (koshas) of the body
  • The Art of Skillful Teaching: Learn how to integrate authentic knowledge of tradition with an integral east/west approach to yoga from Yogrishi & Sianna
  • The Art of Theming: Learn how to craft thematic classes to infuse your teaching and practice with insight, personal meaning, deep feeling and self-inquiry
  • The Art of Sequencing: Learn how to skillfully sequence classes to serve, support and inspire your students
  • Meditation, Asana & Pranayama Practicals
  • Sacred biomechanics of Asana Practice & Asana Pose Labs
  • Myth, Mantra & Mudra
  • Bhakti Yoga, Service & Living Yoga in Everyday Life
What is Included?   +
  • 10 nights stay at Govardhan Ecovillage
  • Shared double or triple luxury yurt at the ecocentre
  • 3 healthy and delicious organic vegetarian meals per day
  • Unlimited purified water
  • Daily fire ceremonies with a Himalayan Yoga Master
  • Daily yoga classes & practical study with internationally renowned teachers Yogrishi Vishvketu and Sianna Sherman
  • Direct feedback from Sianna during teaching practicum
  • Study Materials for lectures & practicals
  • Evening Satsangs & music programs with Radhanath Swami, Gaurvani, Visamber Seth and guests
  • Cultural excursion to Radha Gopinath Ashram in Mumbai for the famous International Flower Festival on January 27 (includes transport from ecovillage)
  • Airport pick-up + transportation to the retreat venue on assigned day
  • 2 night hotel stay in Mumbai on January 13th and 27th
  • Access to all Eco Village facilities.
  • Full Ayurvedic Spa services available on site ( additional charges as per treatment)
  • Nature walks by serene lake created like Vrindhavan Goverdhan Hill.

Immersion Investment   +


2 per room-$2500 USD per person
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3 per room-$2300 USD per person
Pricing includes program tuition, 3 organic meals per day, shared accommodation in air-conditioned luxury yurt and transportation within India
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*International travel & insurance are not included

Please fill out the registration form in the link below in addition to your payment for the immersion in the links above. Important personal details, travel insurance, emergency contacts, etc. are required.

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Tentative Daily Schedule   +

6:00-8:00am Yoga practice and meditation with Yogrishi or Sianna
8:00-8:30am Traditional Fire Puja
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Philosophy, koshas,yogic lifestyle
12:30-2:30pm Lunch and rest
2:30-5:30pm Yoga integration, asana, pranayama, sequencing
5:30-6pm Walking meditation
6-7:00pm– Dinner
7-8 pm-Satsang and chanting with Gaura Vani, Visambar Seth, Radhanath Swami

We will practice sacred silence from 9pm until after breakfast each day.

Teaching Staff & Guides

  • 001 - Yogrishi Vishvketu

    Yogrishi Vishvketu

  • Yogrishi Vishvketu

    Yogrishi Vishvketu

    Yogrishi Vishvketu is an internationally renowned teacher, conference presenter and yoga teacher trainer. The co-founder of Akhanda Yoga (with Chetana Panwar/Jessica Torrens), he began his journey as a student and practitioner of Hatha and Raja yoga and the Vedic healing arts as a child in northern India. Yogrishi Vishvketu teaches holistic yoga workshops internationally, incorporating diverse aspects of the practice: asana, pranayama, cleansing kriyas, Ayurveda and Vedic chanting, as well as offering Yoga Alliance registered 200- and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) programs in Canada and in Rishikesh, India. He calls this holistic style of teaching Akhanda Yoga, meaning whole…
    Learn more about Yogrishi Vishvketu

  • 002 - Radhanath Swami

    Radhanath Swami

  • Radhanath Swami

    Through near-death encounters, apprenticeships with advanced yogis, and years of travel along the pilgrim’s path, Radhanath Swami eventually reaches the inner sanctum of India’s mystic culture and finds the love he has been seeking. It is a tale told with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is at once engaging, humorous and heartwarming.

  • 003 - Sridhar Silberfein

    Sridhar Silberfein

  • Sridhar Silberfein

    Founder of Bhakti Fest.

  • 004 - Julia Forest

    Julia Forest

  • Julia Forest

    Julia (Rashmi) Forest is a deeply caring, compassionate and internationally celebrated teacher. A traveller at heart, her journey for truth has led her to study yoga, meditation and natural healing extensively in India and North America. She is a sought-after Yoga Teacher, impassioned Women’s Health Educator, Yoga Therapist, Anatomy Instructor, and Registered Massage Therapist who leads trainings and workshops internationally.


Swirled in the mystic mountains of time, and nestled in the lap of historical Kohoj Fort, Govardhan Ecovillage is a non-profit initiative founded by spiritual guide and author, Radhanath Swami. Located 108km north of Mumbai India, it is nestled in the foothills of the Sahyadri mountains, this state of the art spiritual education centre and farm community highlights the need for us to live in harmony with ourselves, nature and the sacred.

Govardhan Ecovillage is in complete harmony with nature and ecology and recently won the UN award for the top Eco Village retreat facilities in all of Asia, the most prestigious award in the field. Along with showcasing the best in eco-practices, Govardhan Ecovillage also assures of an ultimate escape from mundane to spiritual through Eco-friendly Cottages, Ayurvedic Center, Yoga studio, Vedic temple and Amenities center. The residential facilities include private and communal cottages made from eco-friendly materials like earth and fiber to invoke a serene and peaceful ambiance.

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