Golden Sands and Silvery Backwaters of South India

A Transformational Journey of Tropical Yoga and Radiant Meditation

Tour operated in cooperation with Sacred Earth Journeys

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February 26 – March 11, 2012

Join internationally renowned yoga and meditation teacher and television host, Padma, on our captivating Golden Sands and Silvery Backwaters journey through South India. Practice unique, world-class yoga and dive into sublime meditations in tropical and radiant environments and settings. As you experience the healing wonders of hatha yoga, breath exercises, Sanskrit chanting, meditation, philosophy, and other yogic techniques in a unique program carefully designed by Padma, you will be carried closer to a space of inner peace and delight.

Throughout the journey, Padma will help you release the weight and concerns of everyday life. Constantly present as a host and teacher, she will lead you towards clarity in your spiritual journey. As an expert meditation master and an experienced spiritual counsellor, Padma will also inspire you to fully explore your soul’s desire for freedom with a special offering of private one-on-one meditation consultations.


Tour Leaders

PadmaMina TilakrajPadma, Marla Stewart B.Sc., is a certified teacher of Advanced Yogic Sciences and Meditation (Senior Level) and Hatha Yoga (1000-hour Senior Level) by the International Meditation Institute of India. She is a unique educator specializing in a holistic approach to mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.
Mina Tilakraj is an experienced guide of over 25 years who has worked with many well-established tour companies. She is also the founder of an NGO, which strives to promote national integration, communal harmony, universal brotherhood, human rights, fundamental freedom and global peace.


Your journey begins in Kochi, the first European colony in India and once an important spice centre on the south-west coast. You will then travel on to the hill station of Munnar with its unending expanse of tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains, exotic species of flora and fauna, and aromas of spice scented cool air. After an overnight backwater cruise through silvery rivers, natural fresh water lakes, serene lagoons, and majestic palm groves, relax and renew on 14 acres of lush green land overlooking the blue sea and soft white sands, and indulge in optional treatments at the Ayurvedic Centre on site.  Here, Padma will lead a deluxe four-night, three-day yoga and meditation retreat. During the final days, travel to the “Temple City” of Madurai to visit the stunning ancient temples there, and then onto the amazing temples of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram, one of seven most holy places for Hindus in India. Your journey then ends in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, for sightseeing and last minute shopping.


The pace of this journey has been thoughtfully designed, based in all our experience, not to be fast, but to create an optimal blend of fun exploring and adventuring in India, combined with the benefits of a yoga and meditation retreat, rich with revitalizing practices and restful days. The yoga and meditation times for every day have been firmly scheduled to ensure that this is not merely a sightseeing tour, but a unique and delightful mix of authentic yoga and meditation practice whilst visiting Indian wonders.


Through classical yoga, insightful meditation, enlightened spiritual discourses, and time for questions, you will not only have the opportunity to explore South India’s astonishing delights, but you will also embark on an authentic journey within yourself as well.  Experience a true and honest reconnection with the spark of spirit within yourself.


This journey is limited in size to a maximum of 20 people in order to maintain an intimate and quality vacation for you and to give time to be on your own, with friends and with Padma. Please book early to reserve your space on this transformation journey.