A Sacred Journey Through India

November 1-9, 2019
Erica Taxin Bleznak and Julie Pogachefsky

Join Erica and Julie for this remarkable adventure to India. We begin in Varanasi, believed to be home to Lord Shiva and the gates to heaven. We will begin our time together with a sunrise boat ride and puja along the Ganga followed by a yoga class by a sacred temple. Each day we will experience one or two yoga practices, tour sacred and interesting sites, and enjoy each other while relaxing, shopping or dining. Concluding with a day of relaxation and the option to enjoy spa treatments, we will spend 3 nights in Varanasi, 2 nights in Kochi and 3 nights in Kumarakom. We will travel by private air conditioned tour buses and commercial aircrafts. Private tour guides and a representative from the travel agency will be with us.

Here’s what’s included:

*Accommodation at 4 star or better hotels in Varanasi, Kochi and Kumarakom
*All instate travel from the time we meet up in Varanasi on November 1 until we depart on
November 9, including Internal Flights and ground transportation
*Private tour guides
*A representative from the travel agency with us throughout the trip
*Breakfast each day at the hotel
*Lunch for the Kumbalagi trip and house boat.
*Outdoor Yoga classes each day lead by either Erica Taxin Bleznak or Julie Pogachefsky
*Boat Ride along the Ganga
*Witness the Ganga Aarti
*Yoga by Sacred Temple
*Secret Sites Tour in Varanasi
*Kumbalangi Visit
*Tour of Synagogue
*Tour Houseboat in Kumarakom

Terms & Conditions:



This pricing is per person:
Early Bird Pricing (deposits received prior to October 1, 2018)
$3750 double occupancy
$4800 single occupancy

Pricing for deposits made after October 1, 2018
$3950 double occupancy
$4950 single occupancy

Payment Schedule for double occupancy
September 25, 2018-First non-refundable deposit due ($1,000) in order to receive early bird pricing.

January 25, 2019-Second non-refundable payment due ($1400/early bird and otherwise $1500).
March 25, 2019-Final non refundable payment due ($1350/early bird and otherwise $1450).

Payment Schedule for single occupancy
September 25, 2018-First non-refundable deposit due ($1,000) in order to receive early bird pricing.
January 25, 2019-Second non-refundable payment due ($1900/early bird and otherwise $2,000).
March 25, 2019-Final non refundable payment due ($1,800/early bird and otherwise $1950).

To reserve a spot, please send $1,000 deposit by clicking the button below or send a check made payable to:

Main Line Yoga Shala
Attn: Erica Taxin Bleznak
711 Montgomery Avenue
Narberth, Pennsylvania 19072
This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
*Please note payments can be made online with a credit card and will include a service fee of $25 (click here).

• Full retreat payment due by April 1, 2019
• No refunds or cancellations will be accepted.
• Payments can be made by check or credit card.
• Checks are accepted up until the final balance due date, for late registrations after this date, please make all payments via credit card.

Payment can be made in full at the time of your registration. Please see above for pricing. If you prefer to share your room we will do our best to match you with a roommate, but cannot guarantee this. If we are unable to find you a roommate you may need to pay an extra fee.

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy described here will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, illness, work issues, family emergency, etc.), however we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels, in addition to the high level of work required within the retreat planning process. To protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.


Prior to the stated cancellation deadline (October 1, 2018):
If you have paid the $1,000 deposit, again, this is non-refundable.
If you have chosen the option to pay in full, we will return your payment minus the $1,000 deposit.
If you cancel after the cancellation deadline no monies will be returned.
To cancel, it is very important that you send us an email as soon as possible, stating that you wish to cancel to: Pogyy@mac.com

We have never had to cancel a retreat, however, if we do cancel a trip, we will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that we must cancel a retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund – it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue & tour operator we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.


You are welcome to use any company/provider you prefer for your Travel Insurance. We strongly recommend you contact your chosen provider at the time you are committing to this retreat. There are many insurance policies, which vary in coverage. We have some that we recommend and will provide you with that information upon signing up for the trip.

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