Project Description

The Sips and Scents of India Retreat

Inspiration | Devotion | Celebration

With Somah Devi Ma & Miriam Novalle
 November 3 – 16, 2023

Delhi, Agra, & Rishikesh, India

Take me to India!

The Sips and Scents of India Retreat​

With Somah Devi Ma & Miriam Novalle

 November 3 – 16, 2023
Delhi, Agra, & Rishikesh, India


Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey to the heart of India, where spirituality and sensory delights converge? Join us for the enchanting Sips and Scents of India Retreat, a soul-stirring adventure led by two extraordinary facilitators, Somah and Miriam. Together, they will guide you through an unforgettable exploration of yoga, meditation, essential oils, and Vedic astrology, igniting your senses and nurturing your soul.

Immerse yourself in a tapestry of sights, sounds, and flavors as we take you on a 13-night and 14-day retreat through Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), and Rishikesh. Experience luxurious accommodations, delectable meals, and awe-inspiring moments, while we take care of all the details, including airport transfers, transportation, and most meals. Allow yourself to fully surrender to the journey ahead.


Each day, Somah will lead rejuvenating yoga practices that will greet your mornings with an uplifting EasyFlow and wind down your evenings with a blissful Relax & Glow. Miriam will indulge your senses with daily tea tastings, inviting you to sip and savor teas from the finest estates, transporting you to a world of aromatic bliss.

As a special highlight, our retreat coincides with the grand Diwali Celebration in Rishikesh. Witness the magic of this auspicious festival firsthand and immerse yourself in its vibrant festivities. We’ll also visit the renowned factory where Savitur Essential Oils has sourcing agreements, offering you the chance to witness the art of distillation and discover the secrets behind these divine elixirs. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase gorgeous oils at below wholesale cost!


But that’s not all! This extraordinary retreat also includes an exclusive invitation to the renowned Sattva Summit, a week-long gathering of yogis, thought leaders, musicians, and artists. Held at the tranquil Sattva Retreat in the majestic Himalayas, this is an opportunity to deepen your practice, expand your consciousness, and connect with a global community of like-minded souls.

During the Sattva Summit, explore the breathtaking beauty of Rishikesh, visit ancient temples, venture into remote Himalayan villages, and experience the healing waters of the sacred Ganga. Unleash your spirit of adventure as you tour the famous “Beatles Ashram,” visit Vashistas cave, or embark on awe-inspiring hikes in this captivating region. Immerse yourself in the local culture night where you’ll have the opportunity to dress up and be entertained by Rajasthan dancers and cultural entertainment.


The Sips and Scents of India Retreat is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to indulge in the magic of India’s spiritual culture, immerse yourself in the captivating world of yoga, meditation, essential oils, and Vedic astrology, and discover the profound depths of your being. Experience the enchantment of the Sips and Scents of India Retreat with Somah and Miriam. Your soul awaits this extraordinary adventure of inspiration, devotion, and celebration.

Taj Mahal

Witness the Majestic Taj Mahal at Sunrise: A Journey of Wonder in the First 24 Hours

Step off the plane into a world of magic as we whisk you away to witness the breathtaking Taj Mahal at sunrise. As soon as you arrive at the airport, our attentive team will be there to greet you, ensuring a seamless transition to the enchanting city of Agra. With anticipation building, we’ll escort you straight to the Taj Mahal, where you’ll witness the first rays of the sun casting an ethereal glow upon this architectural masterpiece. It’s a moment of awe-inspiring wonder, setting the tone for the incredible journey that awaits you. Rest assured, we’ll take care of every detail, providing you with comfort, care, and a truly unforgettable experience as you embark on this remarkable adventure through India.

Sattva Summit

The Sattva Summit: A Boutique Conscious Gathering in the Himalayas

The Sips and Scents Retreat includes a transformative week at The Sattva Summit, where yogis from around the world gather as a conscious community in the serene embrace of The Sattva Retreat. Deepen your practice with renowned teachers, engage in group meditations and rituals, and nourish your body with healing Ayurvedic cuisine. This unique gathering offers a harmonious blend of silent contemplation, yoga wisdom, live music, and joyous celebrations. Outside the summit, explore the wonders of Rishikesh through hikes, temple tours, Ganga dips, cave meditations, rafting, spa treatments, and cooking classes. Join us on this journey of self-discovery and transformation amidst the majestic Himalayan landscape.

Rishikesh for Diwali

Experience the Magic of Diwali in Rishikesh: A Celebration of Light and Spirit

Discover the enchanting beauty of Rishikesh during the auspicious festival of Diwali. As the city comes alive with vibrant lights and joyous celebrations, immerse yourself in the rich cultural traditions and spiritual fervor that fill the air. Witness the illuminated temples, intricately designed rangolis, and the mesmerizing glow of countless oil lamps adorning the streets. Engage in uplifting ceremonies, partake in soulful prayers, and experience the deep sense of unity and devotion that permeates the atmosphere. Let the magic of Diwali ignite your spirit and create cherished memories of this extraordinary celebration in the spiritual heart of India, Rishikesh.

Tea Tastings with Miriam

Tea Talks and Tastings with Miriam: Embrace the Healing Power of Tea

Indulge in a captivating journey into the world of tea with Miriam Novalle, the visionary founder of T Salon. Dedicated to sharing the healing power of tea as a way of life, Miriam has spent years exploring the globe, sourcing the finest gourmet sustainable organic teas from renowned estates. With a passion for eco-friendly practices and a commitment to community, T Salon has revolutionized the tea industry.

Step into a world of aromatic blends and harmonious flavors as Miriam, affectionately known as the “Tea Guru,” guides you through an immersive experience of tea talks and tastings. Discover the art of tea appreciation as Miriam unveils her extensive repertoire of natural blends, each carefully crafted to create a symphony of taste and wellness.

With sustainability at the heart of T Salon, every sip you take supports the preservation of the environment. From the sustainably sourced teas shipped from around the world to their meticulous hand-packing process in their Kingston, New York facility, T Salon embodies a commitment to quality, integrity, and social responsibility.

Sattva Yoga With Somah

Start your day with a rejuvenating boost by joining Somah’s Morning Get Up & EasyFlow yoga session. With gentle yet empowering yoga sequences, this seasoned Himalayan Kundalini yoga teacher will awaken your body and mind as the sun rises, leaving you energized and uplifted. Through a harmonious blend of movement, breathwork, and mindfulness, you’ll lay the foundation for a day filled with vitality, focus, and inner peace. Embrace the transformative power of yoga as you gracefully flow, connecting with your body and embracing the boundless possibilities of each new day. In the evening, treat yourself to the nourishing and aromatic bliss of the Evening Relax & Glow Yoga class, guided by Somah, an expert in the art of essential oils. Immerse yourself in a tranquil environment, accompanied by the soothing voice and expert instructions of Somah. The room is infused with enchanting scents, creating an atmosphere of serenity. The combination of yoga and essential oils will deeply relax your body, calm your mind, and awaken your spirit. Inhale the exquisite aromas that promote relaxation, rejuvenation, and a profound sense of well-being, allowing yourself to be guided towards inner serenity. This unique fusion of movement, mindfulness, and aromatic therapy will nurture your soul and ignite your inner glow. Join Somah in this divine practice and experience a transformative journey for your body, mind, and soul.

Authentic Indian Cuisine

Savor the Delights of Healthy, Vegetarian Authentic Indian Cuisine

Indulge in a culinary journey that delights your taste buds and nourishes your body with the wholesome flavors of healthy, vegetarian, authentic Indian cuisine. Each meal is thoughtfully curated to showcase the rich diversity of Indian culinary traditions, blending aromatic spices, vibrant vegetables, and nourishing grains. Immerse yourself in the essence of Ayurveda as you savor dishes prepared by talented chefs who embrace the art of balancing flavors and creating nourishing meals.

Experience the harmonious fusion of taste and wellness as you relish a variety of vegetarian delicacies that cater to different dietary preferences and needs. From flavorful lentil dishes and fragrant rice preparations to delectable curries and freshly baked bread, every bite is a celebration of the vibrant and nutritious ingredients that Indian cuisine is renowned for.

Feast on the colorful array of dishes that offer a balance of textures, flavors, and nutritional benefits, while embracing the philosophy of ahimsa (non-violence) through the vegetarian culinary traditions. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness and ancient wisdom of Indian cuisine, where each meal becomes a harmonious blend of nourishment and sensory delight, elevating your retreat experience to new heights.

Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options are available.

Somah Devi

Creator and Founder of Savitur Botanicals 

The alchemist and source(erous!) for all incoming botanicals. Her laughter and fun often circle around riding her motorcycle through India or skiing down a mountain side. Maybe a quiet frozen lake to skate upon, will draw her to play. Her 3 boys balance her life out, along with a deep connection to ancient Yoga lifestyles and habits.

Miriam Novalle

In 1992, Miriam started the T Salon and created an awareness in the tea drinking community which has spread throughout culture. She was dubbed a “Tea Guru” by The New York Times, using her experience as an entrepreneur and a self-taught nose to create hundreds of harmonious natural blends. T Salon has revolutionized the tea industry with its continuous growing vision of eco-friendly business practices embracing the “green way” of life. This has been done through culturally aware business practices as well as the use of sustainable packaging.


During our journey, we will be staying at four different locations, each offering a comfortable and unique experience.

In Agra, Crystal Sarovar Premiere is conveniently located in the city’s tourist hub, offering calm and peaceful rooms with a magnificent view of the Taj Mahal, along with luxurious amenities and personalized service.

In Rishikesh, The Sattva Retreat provides an intimate space in the outskirts, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Himalayas, where guests can experience deep healing and transformation, along with the opportunity to enjoy the Sattva Ayurvedic Spa.

Divine River Resort in Rishikesh offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center, while The Claridges in New Delhi is a gracious hotel in the heart of Lutyens Delhi, offering spacious rooms and a blend of classic and contemporary styles.

Are you ready to taste India?

YES! Take me to the Taj Mahal and Diwali!

What’s Included

A specially curated once in a lifetime 13 nights, 14 days in India 

All carefully selected Accommodations at 4 Locations 

Airport transfers to / from DELHI (DEL)

All Tour Transportation  

Most Group Meals Included (organic and vegetarian with gluten free and vegan options) 

Daily Yoga and meditation Practices with Somah

Tea Talks and Tastings with Miriam

Attend the Sattva Summit which Includes: Accommodation, Entry to all scheduled on-site events, 3 meals daily and 3 off-site excursions to be selected upon arrival

Visit The Beatles Ashram

Visit Vasistha’s Cave

Savitur Essential Oil Factory Tour 

Experiencing Diwali Celebration in Rishikesh

Free time to explore India, Relax, and Create Lifetime Friendships

Special Gift Bags

What’s Not Included

Airfare to / from Delhi (DEL) 

Indian Visa (Approximately $150 USD)

Meals if you take a day trip on your own



Spa Sessions


Visit to Ayurvedic Doctor in Rishikesh

VIP Darjeeling Tea Excursion

Are you ready to experience India?


Want to make sure this is the right retreat for you?

Let’s Talk


Travel Details


Book flights to Delhi (DEL).


You will need to get an Indian Visa in advance.

Arrive to Delhi

Day 1 – Friday, November 3, 2023

  • Pick Up Delhi Airport
  • Private Bus Transport to Agra
  • Lunch on Way
  • Sightseeing Agra / Taj Circle
  • Dinner
  • Evening Relax & Glow with Somah
  • Sleep at Sarovar Crystal Agra
Taj Mahal

Day 2 – Saturday, November 4, 2023

  • Taj Mahal Sunrise and Tea Tasting with Miriam
  • Travel to Rishikesh by Bus
  • Lunch on way
  • Check in at Sattva Summit
  • Dinner
  • Evening Relax & Glow with Somah
Sattva Summit

Day 3 – 9 = November 5 –  11, 2023

  • Sattva Summit Daily Activities
  • Morning Rituals
  • Classes, Workshops
  • Meals
  • Evening Kirtans and Ceremonies
Diwali in Rishikesh

Day 10 – 12 – November 12 – 15, 2023

  • Tea Tastings with Miriam
  • Explore Rishikesh & Enjoy Diwali
  • Essential Oil factory Tour
  • Evening Relax & Glow with Somah
  • Stay at Divine River Resort
Rishikesh to Delhi

Day 13 – Wednesday, November 15, 2023

  • Tea Tasting with Miriam
  • Morning Practice
  • Breakfast
  • Check Out to Delhi via Private Bus
  • Lunch on way
  • Dinner
  • Sleep at Claridges Delhi
Depart Delhi

Day 14 – November 16, 2023

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Lounge at 5 Star Hotel
  • Depart to Delhi Airport – usually after midnight (November 17th)
VIP Darjeeling Tea Excursion

Dy 15 – 17 – November 16 – 18, 2023

  • Fly Delhi to Darjeeling
  • 2 Nights
  • All Inclusive of transportation, meals, gifts & tea


To join us, simply click the blue register button, complete our registration form, choose your room type.

  • Single Luxury Room = $7895
  • Single Room = $7125
  • Double Deluxe Shared Room = $5700
  • Double Shared Room =$ 5550
  • Dorm Room = $5375

Keep in mind these accommodation types are only during the summit. Other wise the options are Single are Shared (2 Beds) at other Hotels.

All prices are in USD Per Person.

A $1000 non – refundable deposit saves your space.

50% is Due on August 1st & Balances are Due on September 1st.

Payment Plans are Available

Go to Registration page to see more details about each room type!


Darjeeling VIP Experience

Spend an extra 2 nights with Somah and Miriam enjoying the growers of TSalon in the Darjeeling region!

Included in this cultural experience:

  • Includes a Round trip flight
  • Airport Transfers
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • All meals
  • Tea Farm Tours
  • Lots of tea talk and sipping!

$695 solo room



“My trip to India with Somah was transformational to say the least. I learned so much about myself and the true meaning of yoga- divine union. Somah is an excellent guide, teaching cosmology and culture seamlessly during our excursions while allowing me the space to have my own experience. I was able to witness the multilayered beauty of India- Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Rishikesh, the beautiful Sattva yoga center, and even baptise myself in Ma Gagna. I hope someday to return to the loving arms of mother India and would not hesitate to travel with Somah again.”

~ Geneva

“My time in India and the adventures we had were incredible. I definitely suggest to anyone who is interested in going, just pack your bags and go. It was a remarkable and unforgettable trip. I personally had never do e yoga and I learned so much from the experience. The opportunity to see the Taj Mahal and the Oil factory among other site seeing adventures was amazing. I’m looking forward to going again in the future. And I want y’all to know what a Great host Somah was, she is definitely educated in the culture of India.”

~ Michele

In completing my yoga training I  manifested a dream trip to India in 2018 with Somah Ji. It was was a magical journey, transformative adventure! 

From the moment we arrived in India we were greeted with love! A guided trip in an a private van across the country to Sattva Retreat center I was blanketed full of blessings! As soon as we pulled out of the airport, it was chaos. Dust, cows, dogs, people, and cars; an India I had yet to get to know, appreciate  and  adore! Curiosity & excitement ran through my veins with the anticipation of a fully planned trip created especially for us. 

We ventured into Agra, Uttar Pradesh to a beautiful 4-star India as one of the wonders of the world the “Taj Mahal” awaits us in the morning for a private tour experience.  The majesty of this place holds truth as a pure wonder.

Time to sit back relax as we take in the backcountry as the scents, the sights, and the magic of the locals come to life all around us as we travel to our destination in Rishikesh. Upward winding roads that appear impassable w/steep drop offs, minimal clearance as vans pass alongside, monkey lined curbside and as Mother Ganga flows silently below. 

Energetic light spills over us as we step off the van at Sattva! The week is  full of Yogic traditions & ceremonies. Morning Puja, Himalayan tours at sunrise, “Happy Hour” chanting in Rishikesh overlooking Mother Ganga as we float candles down her majestic spine, releasing what no longer serves us and talks w/Anand, just to banner a few memories!

Lunch, shopping & local activities await you in Rishikesh as you take in all the glory of her presence! Ending our stay two nights along the Ganga in a wonderful private retreat in meditation, hiking & dipping in Mother Ganga herself. 

Transformation awaits you on this magical journey. Remember to enjoy the journey, for it is not all all about the destination 🙏🏻🙏🏻

~ Geneva

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