From December 10–19, participants from across the world joined Yogini Kaliji for Journey to India 2016.
The tour website has additional information about each place visited on the tour.
The tour began in Mysore in South India at the Windflower Resort and Spa. Each day featured TriYoga sadhana guided by Yogini Kaliji, and visits to the Datta Peetham ashrama for Datta Jayanti celebration programs with Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji.
The group departed Mysore on Dec 14 and traveled by tour bus to Puducherry on the Bay of Bengal in the state of Tamil Nadu. During the journey the tour stopped in Kanchipuram and visited Shankaracharya Peetham.
In Puducherry the tour stayed seaside at The Windflower Spa and Resort.
Kaliji offered extended TriYoga sadhana classes each morning.
The Chant Club trio of Yogini Kaliji, Prasann, and Berni performed in the evenings.
Afternoons included daily opportunities for sightseeing. There was a boat trip on the Chunnambar Backwaters, trips to Auroville and to the Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram, and a shopping and sightseeing visit to Puducherry.
The tour completed on Dec 19. After departing Puducherry, Yogini Kaliji and many from the tour visited Ramanashram, the ashrama of Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashrama in Thiruvannamalai.
After the tour completed, Kaliji and a smaller group returned to Mysore. From Dec 19–22, Datta Peetham hosted the International Bonsai Convention & Exhibition which included a Healing and Meditation Concert with Sri Swamiji.
People for Animals, a non-profit animal shelter in Mysore.
Kaliji with dear friend Swami Manasa Datta.
Arokya Swami, 92 years old, is a brilliant musician and was Sri Swamiji’s longtime harmonium player.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Mysore University, Yogini Kaliji was invited by the Department of Philosophy and University Library to give a presentation on “TriYoga and Total Wellness”.The program was coordinated by TriYoga’s great friend and well known yoga teacher Dr. K Ragavendra Pai, who is a visiting professor at the university and the philosophy department Vivekananda Chair. This is the 9th TriYoga yatra Dr. Pai has organized.
On the return trip to the USA, Kaliji and the tour team enjoyed a fun layover in Singapore, including a meal at vegan restaurant Genesis and a driving tour led by guide Ray Tay.