This page offers information about Asha and Russill Paul, the creators, and facilitators of this annual pilgrimage to India.
OVER 30 YEARS OF WORLD-CLASS TEACHING EXPERIENCE
"Everything was clearly explained and it felt like a lot of effort was made to see that our travels were smooth and worry-free. I loved the talks and the temple tours, but I can't put into words why: I only know that I felt different when I got back home and I have no idea what the difference is. I can say this: That there were several times in India I felt like I was "breaking open" and when I did, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Not gratitude for any particular thing or person, but a strong feeling of gratitude to the universe, whatever that is."
Russill is widely known and respected for his profound understanding of India's cultural and yogic traditions, his sophisticated spiritual musicianship, and his knowledge and expertise of the Sanskrit mantra.
He brings it all together to provide you, the participant on this journey, with the most comprehensive experience of India's sacredness that you will ever encounter. This unique gift moves participants to repeatedly return with him to India for the renewal of their transformative experience.
Asha is a Health and a Spiritual Coach.
Trained in over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle, and stress-management techniques from top health experts, Asha's approach is well-rounded. Her innovative coaching helps students prime their bodies and minds through evidence-based scientific discoveries to get results.
Asha was spiritually trained from 1986 to 1992 by the late Rev. Bede Griffiths. As a dedicated spiritual practitioner, her approach is heart-centered as well. She specializes in weight management and aging. Her books focus on healthy & graceful aging.
"This pilgrimage was so rich and full. It is clear that you are very experienced at bringing groups through a process such as this. The pacing and consideration of our needs at every step were superlative. We did so much, learned so much, experienced so much. The ceremonies and rituals that we experienced in the temples were extraordinary and so meaningful, even though I didn’t know what was being said in Sanskrit. I just know that I received many gifts that continue to open in the weeks/months since."