Greetings from New Delhi, India. Varsha, the season of the monsoons ran late this year and I am blessed to have cooler days and tapering showers. It is a lovely season in the hotter climes. In Mumbai I was lucky enough to experience a heavy downpour and it brought back hauntingly beautiful memories of childhood. In three days, the adventurers join me for this India Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat. I will meet them in Somatheeram, Kerala. After 8 days of yoga, daily Ayurvedic massages/treatments, pampering with hammocks swaying to the sea breeze, delicious fresh foods and a trip to Kanyakumari, the southern tip of India where 3 oceans meet, we will fly to Chennai and begin our Temple Tour.

At the outdoor yoga hut, lecturing in the sea breeze

And at the larger upper yoga room. Still the sea breeze:)

Kapaleeswarar temple at dusk in Chennai

At the Vivekananda House, Chennai

We will then continue onwards on to Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Auroville, Arunachala and if it so manifests, Chidambaram and or Kanchipuram.

It will be a lovely adventure that they will return from, while I carry on to Greece: For: Ayurveda Healing Retreat in Mani with Arun Deva & Vivi Letsou (Click to View)

Mystical Mani

Back in LA end Oct to rejuvenate at the Sivananda Ashram in Grass Valley and at the Sierraville Hot Springs Resort.

And then off to Las Vegas!

Vinyasa Krama in SLC

Next stop: Salt Lake City. Shiva Centre SLC. After all these years, it seems like home. There will be workshops, Vinyasa Krama classes, consults and for three people, a special Ayurvedic Cleanse with yummy Bliss Treatments:)

And finally, the second Annual Thanksgiving Retreat with Jutta Hecht in Joshua Tree. Registration is now open. If you are in the area. please do read on and if this calls you, we would love to share this adventure (and the Superfoods:) with you!

Till December, wishing you a lovely few months, whatever the season wherever you are. And if our paths should cross, it would make my heart glad. Namaskaram!


  1. We have a new book out called The Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen. It is a celebration of the benefits of Ayurveda and a vegan diet. Now vegans and anyone allergic to dairy products can follow the same nutritional principles as Traditional Ayurveda with this breakthrough cookbook by certified Ayurvedic practitioner, Talya Lutzker. A digital book sampler is available for review so you can consider offering it to your clients. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from anyone interested. Mary Ellen,

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