We offer South Indian Tours and Retreats at the sacred Arunachala mountain, in Tamil Nadu. Visit us for Day Tours and longer group tours and retreats.

Ascension Meditation Course This 3-Day Ishayas' Ascension Meditation Course is great for beginners to meditation, and also more advanced students. People from all levels have expressed great appreciation for this technique in enhancing their experience of Peace throughout the entire day. During this 3-Day course, you will be taught techniques from the ancient Ishaya tradition, with a lineage that is linked to Shankaracharya in the Advaita Vedanta tradition (teaching of non-duality). Navaratri Tour During this highly charged and auspicious festival, we will partake in traditional Hindu ceremonies including daily puja, yagam and homam. These ceremonies will be held at the home of Divine incarnation, Sri Shakti Amma. Shakti Amma will perform many of these pujas, which are pure devotion to the Goddess Sri Narayani (Durga, Saraswati and Lakshmi). Sri Narayani has Unconditional Love for all of humanity, and this can be felt by those who spend time at Shakti Amma's Ashram. Sacred Sites Tour Saran will guide the group in Tiruvannamalai, Pondicherry, Auroville and Mamalapuram. During this tour you will get an intimate experience of all the most beautiful and auspicious places in Tiruvannamalai, specifically at Arunachala. Saran will give guided tours of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and the Ganesha Temple dedicated to the Remover of Obstacles, the Elephant God and son of Parvati and Shiva. Polarity Therapy - Energy as medicine Bruce Burger, author of Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousness and founder of the Heartwood Institute, will be leading this 18-Day APP certified career training course (earn 90 NCBTMB CEH). Maha Deepam Tour Maha Deepam is perhaps the most auspicious festival of Shiva, celebrated in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. Deepam is a time in which deep spiritual devotion and sadhana (spiritual practice) can be performed, with great results. Deepam, meaning Light, is an ancient festival, which revolves around events relating to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma (the three primary masculine Gods of Hinduism). Maha Shivaratri retreat
Ascension Meditation Course This 3-Day Ishayas  Ascension Meditation Course is great for beginners to meditation, and also...
Maha Shivaratri calls for a night devoted to worship of Lord Shiva. This event happens to be on the 14th night of the new moon in the month of Phagun (using the Jyotish Calendar). According to popular belief, Lord Shiva is said to have performed the ‘Tandava Nritya’ on this night. Many other legends and beliefs have been associated with this day. Meditation Retreat in Tiruvannamalai Meditation Retreat will include careful meditation instruction, helpful for beginners and also those wishing to return to a simpler mindset. Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Tiruvannamalai for this retreat, with a small group. There will be yoga asana guidance most mornings before breakfast, and meditation guidance in the mornings after breakfast. There will be plenty of time to meditate as a group, and personal time when needed. Women's Retreat - With Mikaela Oven This women's only retreat, lead by Mindfulness and Conscious Parenting Teacher and Writer Mikaela Oven, will be a very nourishing environment in which to celebrate and nurture your heart, body and mind in a circle of women. Our exploration will include mindfulness and compassion practice, ritual, discussion and seva. The retreat will be held primarily in Tiruvannamalai, but will also include time visiting Auroville/Pondicherry and spending some time at Sri Narayani Amma's (an incarnation of the Goddess Narayani) ashram near Vellore. Pranic Healing Course This Certified Pranic Healing Course will, will cover much material, offering Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 all in this one 12-Day Course. All Pranic Healing classes will be taught by Dr. Syed Afzal, who specializes in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Pranic Healing. There will be daily (optional) Yoga classes to start the day. Following Yoga and breakfast, the classes will start, and go until lunch. After lunch and a short rest break, Saran will lead the group in local tours. Group Tours Retreats On this page you will find our list of scheduled Tours and Retreats. Toward the bottom of the page is a list of optional tours & retreats that we do not currently have on our schedule. You can request one of these tours if you have a group you want to bring or are traveling with a few others. If you wish to bring a group (great for Yoga/ Meditation Teachers & Healers) of your own, please contact us and we'll help arrange the perfect group tour or retreat to suit your needs. http://www.mountainsarantours.com | mountainsarantours@gmail.com
Maha Shivaratri calls for a night devoted to worship of Lord Shiva. This event happens to be on the 14th night of the new ...