This pilgrimage is a purpose-driven journey to discover the hidden essence of these living shrines of the Himalayan Tradition.
Excursion Leaders & Faculty
Growing up at the Himalayan Institute, Ishan Tigunait received his first spiritual lessons from Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and has continued his spiritual education for the past 30 years under the guidance of his father, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Pilgrimage has been a major part of his spiritual journey for over 20 years, leading him to experience sacred spaces throughout India, Tibet, Nepal and Southeast Asia. The desire to share these experiences inspires Ishan to lead annual pilgrimages to India and Himalayas.
Ishan’s passion is sharing modern reflections on the ancient wisdom of the yogic and tantric traditions. As a Himalayan Institute faculty member, he teaches around the world and leads the Institute’s Yogi Living program.
Ishan serves as Executive Director of the Himalayan Institute and has been a driving force for the Institute’s humanitarian projects in Africa and India over the past 15 years. He also serves as Managing Director of Himalayan Institute India, and spearheaded the establishment of the Institute’s newest campus in Khajuraho, India. An avid social entrepreneur, Ishan also is co-founder of Moka Origins, a social-impact driven craft chocolate maker and specialty coffee roaster.
Ransom has been actively involved in the Himalayan Institute’s Humanitarian and Excursion activities in India, Mexico and Cameroon for over seven years. Since 2012, he has been part of the Excursion team leading groups to Allahabad, Khajuraho, and various sacred sites in the Himalayas including Dharamshala, Manali, Har Ki Doon, Gangotri and Tungnath, in India and to Cameroon, West Africa. He has a passion for exploring sacred spaces and learning how they be a catalyst for deep transformation.
Ransom has been developing his yoga practice and studying with the Himalayan Institute since 2008. He completed his 500 hour teacher training certification in 2018 and currently serves as a faculty member contributing to the Himalayan Institute.
Registration Opening Fall 2020.
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- Dates: September 26–October 9, 2021
- Deposit: $850
- closes November 15, 2020
- closes April 15, 2021
- closes July 1, 2021