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November 2022 Yoga Amongst The Dunes with One Verse Yoga


Andréa Borrero is an E-RYT 500 hour Certified Yoga Instructor, with over 1000+ hours of training.Her strong athletic flow combines the principals of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power Yoga, and Thai Yoga bodywork; emphasizing strength, intention, meditation and focused breath. read more >

She first started practicing in 1997 at Integral Yoga in downtown Manhattan and fell in love with yoga from the first moment she took class: the breath, the bliss, the feeling of SPACE around her.Andréa knew she wanted to teach yoga halfway thru her 200-hour teacher training. She quote, "...Got the bug and wanted to share." Andréa decided to get certified in 2007 as she contemplated her next life move...little did she know she had just begun a journey that has now turned into a career. She is currently the Manager of Teacher Trainings, Workshops & Special Events at Pure Yoga in New York City.

Andréa received both her 200-hour (2007) and 300-hour (2008) certification from New York Yoga under the guidance of Kristin Leal. In addition, she's completed teacher trainings with David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Jill Miller, Scott Harig, Yogi Charu and Maty Ezraty. She brings an ever-expanding knowledge of bodywork to her classes, specializing in Thai Yoga Bodywork and Marma Point Therapy.

One Verse Yoga is an integrated approach to celebrating the body, mind, and spirit.

When the beauty of human anatomy and movement combines with breath and spirit, one can truly dive inward and find intention in their yoga practice, This defines the balance of strength, grace, power and surrender, and how they co-exist in our mind and our body as one.

What's included in our humanitarian programs

  • 40 free Cataract surgeries
  • 400 Dental screenings & Treatments
  • 12 Goats for Widows and Below Poverty Level families or individuals.
  • 6 months of educational supplies for 400 children
    (Pens, pencils, crayons, pencils cases, drawing pads, notebooks, rulers, erasers and sharpeners)
    4 rugs for class rooms at school.
  • Sporting equipment and Brain games for 2 schools
    (Each school receives 2 Cricket sets, 2 Volley balls and net, 4 soccer balls with cones, 20 tennis balls, 4 Badminton Racquets, net and box of Shuttlecocks, a carom board)
  • One 40 minute Health and Hygiene/Hand-washing interactive talk at the school we visit.

What is included in the price of the trip?

  • Inland transfers to and from arrival airport
  • Lodging. Tour cost is per person, based on double occupancy. We do have limited availability for single occupancy, with a supplemental fee.
  • All expenses humanitarian programs on scheduled itinerary.
  • Two water bottles a day
  • All meals starting from day 2 to lunch on day 10 of the itinerary
  • All scheduled events and visits on the itinerary.
  • Taxes and gratuities, excluding all taxes at overseas airports.
  • All scheduled entertainment

What is NOT included in the price of the trip?

  • Airfare to and from our designated arrival/departure airport
  • All unscheduled excursions to markets or other places such sights that are not on the scheduled itinerary.
  • Snacks, beverages and incidentals other than meals provided.
  • Additional water, soft drinks, spirits and wine at camp or at restaurants at the beginning and end of the trip.
  • Tips for camp staff and driver.
Meeting Point:
New Delhi, India
Length of Trip:
9 days, 8 nights
Twice daily Yoga & Meditation classes, 1 free medical camp offering cataract surgeries and Dental treatment, Educational program at schools, Goddess Temple visits, Tall Chappard Wildlife Sanctuary visit, Tour of Pushkar
November 24th - December 2nd, 2022
USD 3850*     * Pricing is based on an intimate group of no more than 12. Prices will vary based on number of participants.
Single Supplement:
USD 800
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November 24th through December 2nd, 2022

The yoga program takes place amongst the dunes of the Thar Desert; our practice space, a breath-taking landscape right next to the desert campsite. Each day of yoga - morning and evening - will bring us deeper into the wisdom of our own hearts, and what it means to live a life of service and compassion. read more >

The lovingkindness metta practice (a ‘compassion meditation’, meaning friendliness, good will, connection) will infuse our days, and transform our evenings. We’ll also work with sankalpas (intention-setting) to focus our physical practice, all designed to draw you deeper into your own experience. 

All levels are welcome and classes will be tailored individually to each student. 

Combined with our humanitarian work, the beauty of the surroundings, and the graciousness of the people, this is sure to be a transformative and memorable yoga journey, both on and off the mat.

Day 1: Thursday, November 24th

Arrive in Delhi and spend the night at a boutique hotel or similar.

Day 2: Friday, November 25th
We’ll have a late check out after lunch, followed by an afternoon tour of Delhi and a group dinner.
From there, we take the overnight sleeper train to Ladnu (7-8) hours.

Day 3: Saturday, November 26th

The train arrives early morning into Ladnu and we’ll transfer via coach to our tented encampment in Baghsara for breakfast and an introduction to OVY Yoga/humanitarian retreat.

Opening Circle + Morning Practice  – Slow Flow Yoga

Late Afternoon Practice – Restorative + Yoga Nidra: A deeply relaxing practice that will introduce us to the themes of lovingkindess and the concept of working with a sankalpa, themes we’ll revisit throughout the week.

We will visit the Dhadi Mata Goddess Temple for an early evening filled with Pujas and devotional bajans. The combination of drumming, bell-beating and chanting takes this electric experience to a wondrous level.Evening welcome celebrations with the village at the fort will be followed by a traditional Rajasthani dinner. This will be our first night at the One Verse camp outside of Baghsara, sleeping amongst the dunes.

Day 4: Sunday, November 27th
Morning Practice – 
Slow Flow Yoga class, w/meditation; a focus on compassion.

We’ll start our day engaged in purposeful and meaningful work, conducting both our Gift of Sight and Dental Care programs in the village of Baghsara. We will be screening eye patients in order to qualify them for free eye surgeries. The camp will open from 10:00 a.m. and will close by 4:00 p.m., or until the last patients have been screened and/or treated. We expect to see between 300-400 patients at this medical camp.


Evening Practice – Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra

Day 5: Monday November 28th

Morning Practice – 
Vinyasa Yoga class; a focus on self-awareness + engagement

Mid-morning trip into Baghsara to visit a school for an interactive Q & A session with students, followed by hand-washing lessons and the distribution of education materials.


Late Evening Practice – Pranayama + Meditation 1

Day 6: Tuesday, November 29th

Morning Practice – 
Vinyasa Yoga class; with a focus on stability and grounding.

Lunch Free Time.

Afternoon Practice – Pranayama + Meditation 2

Afternoon visit to the Tall Chappard Wildlife Sanctuary. Expect to see a wide array of wildlife such as chinkaras, black buck, Blue Bulls, wild boars and desert foxes roaming through the sanctuary. The region is populated by the Bishnoi tribe, whose name means the 20 principals; these principals serve to protect both the environment and its wildlife. There are strict no hunting and tree cutting laws in this region, which have left the wildlife fearless.

Day 7: Wednesday, November 30th


Early Morning Practice – Vinyasa Yoga class; a focus on compassion + expression

Morning Departure- We will travel the sacred village of Pushkar is home to India's only Brahma Temple, and Pushkar Lake is one of the five most sacred pilgrimage destinations for Hindus in India. No pilgrimage is said to be complete unless one takes a holy dip here.


Evening Practice – Pranayama + Meditation 3

Day 8: Thursday, December 1st
Early morning departure for Jaipur, followed by lunch at the historic Narian Niwas Haveli. We’ll then enjoy the afternoon at our leisure, either lounging poolside at the hotel or shopping.

Day 9: Friday, December 2nd
Farewell lunch. Guests will travel by coach from Jaipur to Delhi for their international departures.


Travel Requirements

India offers both extraordinary opportunities and challenges. It is large, pulsing with energy and ever-changing drama, a feast for the senses. If you can appreciate the unexpected, you will quickly come to love it.

Travel Documents

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