Spiritual Journey To India

With Gurudev, Kamini & Malay Desai (Feb 2nd – Feb 16th)


Kripalu Samadhi Mandhir, Malav

Nurture your spirit and soul in the tranquil energy of Bapuji’s (Swami Kripalu) ashram in Malav. Immerse yourself in inspirational, scriptural lectures and workshop their practical applications with I AM practices and breathwork. Return to the purity and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle with daily Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

The Sacred Sands TOUR

Udaipur, Pushkar,  Jaipur, Agra & Delhi

We are thrilled to extend an exclusive invitation to you for an unforgettable journey through the majestic landscapes and vibrant cultures of Rajasthan. From the tranquil lakes of Udaipur to the iconic monuments of Jaipur and the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, this tour promises to be an enriching experience filled with history, adventure, and unparalleled beauty.

15-Day Package

Registrations close December 1st. Don't miss the deadline!

  • The Spiritual Lifestyle Immersion at the Kripalu Samadhi Mandir, Malav (Feb 2 - Feb 8)
  • Sacred Lineage Tour: Kayavarohan Temple, Krishna Cow Sanctuary where Gurudev first met Bapuji & Gurudev's childhood village of Pratappura (Select Days Feb 2 - Feb 8)
  • Tour through Rajasthan (Feb 8 -16)

 *Program begins Feb 2nd in Malav, Gujarat and ends in New Delhi Feb 16th at 11am.

Registration Options

Registrations close December 1st. Join today!

Learn from our world-class training faculty

All of our instructors have been practicing and teaching for over 20 years.

Chandrakant John Hiester

Gurudev Shri Amritji

Founder, Living Yoga Master

Kamini Desai PhD


Curriculum Developer, Yogeshwari


Mahacharya, Executive Director

Nirali Lauren McCrea, Integrative Amrit Method, I AM Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training Instructor

Nirali Lauren McCrea

Senior Training Faculty, Yogacharya

Nirali Lauren McCrea, Integrative Amrit Method, I AM Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training Instructor

Hasu Marney Coulter

Program Director, Senior Faculty & Acharya

Frequent Questions | FAQs

Everything you need to know as you prepare.

Do I need a Passport and/or Visa to go India? How do I get them?

You need both to enter India.

Your passport must be valid for up to 6 months following your return to the United States (or country of origin) from India and have at least 2 blank passport pages. If you need to acquire or renew a passport, it may take 6 weeks to 3 months to process passport renewal. Start soon by visiting U.S. Passports and International Travel.

There are multiple Visas to select from. Consider the length of your stay in India and then select one of the two options listed below:

If your stay in India is less than 60 days, we recommend applying for an Electronic Tourist Visa (eTV) here: https://visas.travisa.com/india-evisa The process is faster it is less expensive than a traditional Visa. Note: You cannot subsequently convert this type of visa to extend your stay; if you feel that is a possibility for you, please apply for the Multiple entry Visa directly below.

If your stay in India is more than 60 days, you will need a Multiple Entry Visa:




Visa applications often request a local address:

The Kripalu Samadhi Mandir
GJ SH 193
Malav, Taluka, Kalol
District: Panchamahals
State: Gujarat
Code: 389340
Country: India


Please visit:

http://www.kripalusamadhimandirmalav.com/contact/ for more information, noting that addresses in India may not necessarily appear as you are accustomed to.

What airports should I fly in and out of in India?

The Power of Scripture in Practice (Kripalu Samadhi Mandir, Malav):
Fly into/out of Vadodara (Vadodara International Airport) or Ahmedabad (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport). Program starts at 10am on Jan 21st. Arrive by Jan 20th or Jan 19th for early check in ($50 extra).

Pack Light and save room for purchases. At the Kripalu Samadhi Mandir, you can support the local community by having your clothes inexpensively laundered daily.

Golden Triangle Tour:
We will be leaving Malav on the evening of Jan 27th to fly to Jaipur. If you plan to meet us for the trip starting with the tour, plan to arrive in Jaipur by the evening of Jan 27th. The tour ends in Delhi on Feb 3rd. There is an option to stay at Malav from Jan 28-Feb 2 for $50/night.

Awaken the Power of Prana Shakti
We will be taking a train from Delhi to Jim Corbett National Park on the morning of Feb 3rd. If you are planning on joining us for this portion of the trip only, please plan to arrive in New Delhi by the night of Feb 2nd.

What vaccinations do I need?

Visit the CDC website for recommended vaccinations. Consult and arrange for vaccinations with your physician. We suggest having at least the MMR, Hep A, Typhoid vaccinations administered. You may inquire about weekly Malaria tablets as well (Mefloqine/Larium or Chloroquine).

Please consult your physician regarding medical history, vaccination recommendations, and dosage.

Will my cell phone work in India? Will I have internet access?

In Malav: WiFi is available at Kripalu Samadhi Mandir. You can utilize WiFi calling at all locations where WiFi is available; however, to use a phone without interruption and in areas without WiFi, you may need to get an international sim card or talk service provided in advance. Please contact your cell phone service provider for more information.

Golden Triangle Tour/Jim Corbett National Park: WiFi will be available on-site and in some local eateries and sites. You may need to get an international sim card or talk service in advance if you wish to make phone calls. There are also several applications available for compatible phones that permit free messaging such as “WhatsApp”.

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