A vacation is one of life’s greatest pleasures, a welcomed escape from our regular humdrum daily routine. But no matter how well planned, the experience may not always be restful and relaxing. Some travelers may prefer a high energy adventure. But those vacations often are exhausting and require recovery time upon return. I believe most of us are longing for some real downtime to find the reset button to bring balance and joy back into our lives.

It may take a unique curated experience to help us destress and decompress by clearing the clutter and chaos from our minds. I discovered one such elevated escape designed to help one feel whole again. Love and Light Retreats, has created a series of holistic healing and wellness programs for women set in some of the world’s most beautiful and peaceful places. The Spring 2024 trip, Himalayan Goddess Retreat, introduces a small-group of like-minded women travelers to Northern India’s Himalayan Valley on the edge of the revered Ganges River. A private villa on a multi-acre 4-star resort will be the retreat’s homebase, March 28 thru April 4, for eight days of introspection, enlightenment and rejuvenation.

This annual Northern India retreat, now in its 4th year, offers an itinerary that blends the best of creative healing practices, yoga and meditation with the tranquility of nature. Guests will also have time in the schedule to discover the local culture and traditions.

The retreats, from location to logistics, are carefully organized by two powerhouse creative practitioners and life coaches, Mani Kelkar and Pam Singh.  These soul sisters, each with an impressive bio, bring a personal touch to the program.  Mani is a Formula-4 race car driver, actress, TED Talk speaker and certified Yoga Instructor. Pam is an accomplished artist and designer, as well as, a certified Meditation and Mindfulness therapist. 

“Learn how to discover and maintain inner peace amidst the chaos of daily life”

The New Year beckons you to embrace your goddess within while enjoying a vacation experience of a lifetime.

Early Bird Discount Savings Deadline: 2/15/2024 (Note: a customized payment plan is available)

Fast Facts:

Location:  Private Resort Villa in Northern India “A traffic-free, alcohol-free, vegetarian enclave”

  • 30 km from Dehradun Airport (DED) & 40 km from Rishikesh
  • Domestic flights, bus and taxi available from Delhi
  • Accommodations Included: various options available


  • 3 Vegetarian Meals Daily (based on Satvik/Ayurvedic diet. Various Cuisines: American, Indian, Italian and Chinese)
  • Excursions and Tours
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
  • Art Therapy
  • Guided Nature Walks
  • Cooking Classes
  • Mindfulness & Breathwork Workshops
  • Themed Event Nights
  • Transfer from local airport or station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Not Included:

  • International Air and Transfers to Dehradun Airport (DED) or Rishikesh
  • Visa (must secure in advance it takes 24-48 hours for online visa approval)
  • Travel Insurance

For more information and pricing, visit Love and Light Retreats online or email: mentor.lovelightretreats@gmail.com

Photos Courtesy of Love and Light Retreats