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South India Retreat 

journey to three sacred spaces...

Into the Heart of the Holy City of Temples


A dream of Kerala 


Auroville & Pondicherry 

December 29 - Jan 13 2024  ~ In the heart of south India

Journey for a total of 14 nights to authentic pockets of India's sacred ashrams, temples and natural sites of beauty at the heart of deep spiritual roots in the south.

2400 CAN | 1700 EUR shared accomodations


2 nights - Puducherry & Auroville


6 nights - Ashram in Tiruvannamalai


5 nights - Ananda Ashram in Kerala


2 Night Trains

About Journey...


Shelley invokes  2024 with guest teacher/guide, Bruno Busnel, on an extraordinary heartfelt 14 day journey that is as much about the 'inward journey' as the outward one.

You will step into the safety, care and knowledge of experienced navigators. Each offer a unique and deep resonance with India. Bruno is a long-term practitioner of a Tantric lineage, an antique art collector-dealer who travels to India every year with special connections in Tiruvannamalai, Pondicherry and Kerala. You will be invited to stay in ashrams, visit unique temples, caves, mountains and learn the mythology and history of sacred artifacts. 


Tiruvannamalai is a sacred place where the 'Fire Lingam of Shiva' (Cosmic Consciousness ) is found in the main Temple. This temple honors the nine planets and lies at the feet of the Holy Mount. Arunachala. Tiruvannamalai is known for is powerful presence as a city of temples and during the full moon walking around the mountain. 


Pondicherry is a breath of fresh air as we dive into the ocean of renewal, enjoy the culture, art, cafes and dining in the classic White Ave. We will visit some of the most prevalent ashrams and end in the fascinating intentional community of Auroville.  There will be opportunities to swim in the ocean, book a massage or Ayurveda treatments, hike mountains, enjoy South Indian cuisine as well as plenty of time and support for self-reflection and contemplation.


Kerala, is a deeper dive into the other side of south India where we stay at Ananda Ashram and share in the activities, practices and the delight of this community devoted to the bliss - ananda in everyone who pilgrims there. This place is sure to provide rare and unique nature explorations and intimate discussions with ashram renunciants.  



A small, holy mountain town in the state of Tamil Nadu. Tiruvannamalai is one of India's spiritual epicentres. Practitioners from all corners of spiritual practice meet here at the base of Mountain Arunachala - the Siva mountain, to retreat and pay homage at the many temples and ashrams nearby.



Anandashram is a spiritual retreat located in Kanhangad, a city and a municipality in Kasaragod district in the Indian state of Kerala. Anandashram was founded by Swami Ramdas and Mother Krishnabai, also called Papa Ramdas and Pujya

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A fascinating look at the French colonial influence in India. This contemporary Indian city is host to wonderful restaurants, cafes, and artistic expression. The experimental township of Auroville is a living example of an intentional community working together to reach human unity. 


Your guides...


Bruno & Shelley's collaboration began during a spiritual pilgrimage in South India in 2019.


Each draw from a tapestry of experiences, woven with the threads of sahaja yoga. They are open to all expressions of care for the soul/spirit. 

[sahaja yoga - indicates that union with the divine is the inherent birthright of each individual. Sahaja can also be translated as 'spontaneous' ]


We aim to serve & provide:

Pre-Journey Support & Preparations


Airport Pick-up & Drop off 


Accomodations & Ashram meals


Meditation - Asana - Pranayama - Morning or Evening Session


Guided to rare and off the beaten path sacred sites, temples, caves, artifacts, mountains, ashrams and hidden gems from ocean to ocean.

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