India Retreats


The Heart of Presence Retreats invite you to explore three modalities of self-expression to support you to explore your edges, make new discoveries, and to step into one or more modes of expression that might be new to you. You’ll discover things about yourself you never knew, igniting a sense of curiosity within.

The focus in each of these practices is to learn to get out of our own way, and to become as present as possible. Through words, movement, or marks and color, our own truest expression begins to emerge anew. What discoveries await you?

The Heart of Presence Retreat, co-lead by myself and Mela Joy, offers an opportunity to withdraw from your familiar world and to move towards the center of your heart.

This journey is carefully crafted to move between the inner and outer worlds. Mela curates a spiritual voyage through India’s holy sites, and I support your inner world through yoga and creative arts practices.

Traveling in India can be a magical and transformational life event. Combine that magic with yoga and the creative arts and you have the ingredients for a mind-blowing experience. You’re bound to come home changed.


As Mela Joy deftly navigates us through India and its many complexities, my focus is to guide us inward with yoga and the creative process.

Each morning, you will learn yoga practices to open up the energy channels in the body as well as specific poses to support your vitality as you travel. The days will be filled with exploring India through her temples and ancient monuments, lively markets, and mountain landscapes; as well as walking through her crazy, chaotic streets.

In the late afternoons or evenings, I will then lead you through a creative process to help integrate and express the day’s experiences. You’ll learn new journaling, writing and visual arts exercises designed to bring you into greater presence. No experience in these modalities is necessary. This retreat will delight and inspire you.

Don’t wait too long to sign up, these trips sell out fast.


Heart of Presence Retreat — South India
February 1st to 15th, 2020

Heart of Presence Retreat — North India
February 21st to March 6th, 2020