It was a thrill to be interviewed on Melanie Scott’s podcast: “Intentional Conversations” about the transformational potency of traveling in India. Click HERE to hear the full conversation. In our 48 minutes together, we share our love of India and travel as well as reminisce about our two trips to India together and some of our favorite experiences in this magical country.
Something very special awaits!
Join Julia and Roxanna for a Zoom call on Wednesday, April 14, at 5pm PST. This will be a recorded call that gives you a flavor for the founders and guides of Enlightened Tours as well as many details about Enlightened India 2019. This is also a chance to ask as many questions as you would like – we love talking about India! If you would like to be on the call, or have a recording emailed to you, please contact us so that we may send you the link.
Is perfection in a 2-week trip to India achievable? Well, I’d say that my recent trip to India with Enlightened Tours may have approached that goal. Roxanna and Julia have put together an exceptional team in the US and India that made a first trip to India stress free, always engaging, flexible and very smoothly executed. Through great planning and constant vigilance, they blended the right amount of cultural sightseeing and Indian experiences, with deeply spiritual opportunities and free time for solo exploration. They established group cohesion that promoted the opportunity for personal connections which will clearly last a lifetime. Their expertise and compassion created a vessel that held an experience of India which was life changing. Was it India? Or, was it Enlightened Tours? The obvious answer is “Both!” . – Joe Romson MD, PhD
How to describe Enlightened India 2019?
One of the places we explore in Rishikesh is the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of Transcendental Meditation (TM), and the place where the Beatles came to meditate in the late 60’s.
The place is a magical, mystical experience! You can feel the energy and spirit of the once bustling ashram and its devotees. There are meditation huts dotting the land, including the famous hut #9, that can be traced back to John Lennon’s voice on the White Album repeating the phrase: “number 9, number 9”.
As you walk along the paths, filled with hundreds of butterflies of all shapes and colors, you can imagine hearing mantra being chanted in the now defunct meditation hall, or hear some bird sound that George Harrison may have heard.
With an incredible view of the Ganges river, the ashram sits atop a bluff, steeped in an atmosphere of peace and stillness. It’s a wonderful place to explore and lose yourself in the past as well as find yourself in the present.
Truly a favorite outing of our group!
Last November, 21 Enlightened Travelers came together for 10 days in Rishikesh, India. The particular “masala” (blend) that was created with this unique and amazing group was the perfect mix of personalities. Ranging from 22 to 62 years old, everyone was able to find common ground and create a strong, supportive tribe. Together, we practiced yoga, meditated, dipped in the Ganges, honored our ancestors, explored, swam in waterfalls, went “glamping”, swapped stories, shared tears, laughed, discovered temples, hiked, biked, shopped, and ate delicious Indian food. On our last day, all agreed that it had been an experience of a lifetime; lives had been changed and hearts opened. Julia Myers Patterson and I could not be more thrilled.
What participants shared about their experience last year:
Through great planning and constant vigilance, Roxanna & Julia blended the right amount of cultural sightseeing and Indian experiences, with deeply spiritual opportunities and free time for solo exploration. They established group cohesion that promoted the opportunity for personal connections which will clearly last a lifetime. Joe R.
Enlightened Tours was a spectacular adventure. Roxanna & Julia created a well orchestrated tour in which I felt completely safe and enriched with experiences. I highly recommend this tour and will cherish this opportunity forever more. Lynnette S.
A spiritual journey and adventure of a lifetime. Roxanna & Julia have opened my heart to India and all it has to offer and held a safe place for the entire group. Bill A.
Traveling to India is a powerful experience. Roxanna & Julia show up, hold space and love fiercely. They have created a trip to experience ALL that Mother India has to offer. Logan M.
Thank you for a thoughtful, well-held experience. You provided a wonderful taste of India, the culture and brought together an amazing group of people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am a changed/transformed person! Kimball L.
I had an amazing time on my trip to India with Roxanna & Julia. It was above and beyond anything I expected. Everything was well planned and I felt safe the entire time. Kristine E.
Roxanna & Julia are truly incredible women and leaders. I enjoyed India but more importantly, I felt the love, support and freedom to be completely vulnerable and to learn what I was here to learn about myself. I am going home a changed woman and I see the world through new eyes. Thank you. Deb O.
Had a life-changing experience with wonderful people who support the journey! Nai S.