Join me in India

I leave for India in less than a month.  I know how transformational India was for me the first time I went and that is what fueled my passion to bring people to this amazing and complex country.  We have 2 spots left for our trip next month to India.  We know you’re out there – you just haven’t been able to find us!

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This is an amazing trip to experience with a dear friend, family member or partner. The memories you will make and share are lifelong.  In general, traveling provides opportunities to dive deep and experience situations that will fill you with amazement, awe and joy.  Traveling in India is an other-worldly experience that you will never be able to recreate anywhere else.  The deep spiritual landscape, the myriad colors/sounds/smells, the daily sights – from the sublime to the surreal.  The prayer bells.  The mantra over loud speaker, floating out over the Ganges at sunset.  Nothing has prepared you for this.

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Traveling to India is a journey of the heart, mind and soul.  Transformation is guaranteed.  That can be exhilarating and inspirational and it can also feel scary as hell.

My goal, along with my co-facilitator, is to help make it as gentle, intentional and magical as possible.  We are not in the business of frying anyone’s nervous system!  Most of the comments we get on our feedback forms is that people’s lives are forever changed and that people had an amazing, heart-opening trip.  We specialize in handling the minutiae so that you can relax and focus on your experience.  Because we have traveled extensively in India, we offer many special events and outings that you would never find in a guide book.  Are you ready for an adventure?  Contact me for more information.  Traveling to India is easier than ever before.  You can get a Visa in less than 24 hours now on the internet.  Flights are still available.  We are saving your spot!

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Roxanna & Julia are truly incredible women and leaders.  I enjoyed India but more importantly, I felt the love, support and freedom to be completely vulnerable and to learn what I was here to learn about myself.  I am going home a changed woman and I see the world through new eyes.  Thank you.  Deb O.

I had a life-changing experience with wonderful people who support the journey!  Nai S.

Traveling to India is a powerful experience.  Roxanna & Julia show up, hold space and love fiercely.  They have created a trip to experience ALL that Mother India has to offer.”  Logan M.

 

 

 

Intentional Travel

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It was a thrill to be interviewed on Melanie Scott’s podcast: “Intentional Conversations” about the transformational potency of traveling in India. Click HERE to hear the full conversation.   In our 48 minutes together, we share our love of India and travel as well as reminisce about our two trips to India together and some of our favorite experiences in this magical country.

In India, one can experience the gamut: giddy laughter, loving kindness from strangers, heart connection, unexpected friendships, communion with cows, encounters with monkeys, blaring horns, sublime sunsets.

And for those of you who can’t listen to the whole interview, the take away is that India has a way of showing us who we are, deep inside, and bringing us home to our selves.  It is a heart-opening experience to travel to India.  I hope you will join me this November for Enlightened Tours’ Journey to India, 2019.

Enlightened Tours has curated an experience that delivers daily opportunities to connect deeply to your Self and others; giving you plenty of time to nurture and restore with yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. Group activities as well as time on the Ganges, swimming in waterfalls, hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas. Satsang with living saints. Stillness.

Join me!

 

Find Me in India

If I should die soon
Tell my children to look for me in India.

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In the prayer bells
Ringing out over the Ganges,
In the tablas beating their rhythm over the
loud speakers,
As the red sun melts into purple sky.

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Look for me on the sand bar in Benares
As the dogs creep closer to the fire.
To the ghee filled bowl burning brightly,
And the flower offerings bob drunkenly downstream.

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See me in the sari clad women sprinkling Ganga water on strangers, blessing them.

Let them feel my arms wrapping them in each soft shawl they try on, and every white dress they see.

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Sip me down in their lemon sodas, quenching their search.
Seek not but find me in the tuberose offering at Saraswati’s feet,
Or the monkey’s soft “coo coo” at their door.

Let them find joy in the calf’s jingle bells and the soft white spot on their foreheads.

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Step on the soft sand of Rishikesh and know
I was happy here.

-Roxanna Smith

I am going back to India this November!  Julia Myers Patterson and I are co-leading a group of men and women to Rishikesh, India this November for Diwali – the Hindu Festival of Light.  This is a dream come true for me to be able to experience Diwali in all its exuberance and share my passion for India with this group and to co-lead with Julia – a woman who holds space with such love and peace.  To learn more about the trip, see our Enlightened Tours website for all the details.