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Thursday January 18, 2018

Maggie Tattersfield, Participant

Thursday January 18, 2018 Greetings from Delhi! I am writing you from our YMCA hostel in central Delhi; the toilet is making a loud humming noise, my fellow seniors are chatting about the day, and the city is still awake, even at 12:12 am. We had a......Read More

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Last day

Instructor Team, Participant

Hi all! Today was our last day with the wonderful girls from Harpeth Hall. We began our morning by walking to a nearby Gurdwara to have our final ceremony. First, we all sat together to listen to the early morning Kirtan. We then sat together in the......Read More

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Sand, Trains, and Activism

Instructor Team, Participant

We’ve had a big day. It started before sunrise, when we had to leave Vatsalya school to catch our train to Delhi. After saying our good byes, our bags were packed and so was our breakfasts but the bus was…stuck in the sand. After a......Read More

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Photos from Vatsalya

Instructors, Participant

Some photos from our time at Vatsalya. Our birthday Queens – Caroline and Cathleen Looking in on Bollywood Dance lessons Working on painting a fence on the schools campus...Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

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January 14

Augusta and Ellie, Participant

Sunday, January 14, Day 7 Hey y’all! We wanted to add onto last night’s post and give more detail about our day. Yesterday was our first full day in Vatsalya, as well as Kathleen’s birthday It was also a very special kite festival,......Read More

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January 15

Augusta and Ellie, Participant

Monday, January 15, Day 8 This morning, less people participated in yoga due to the frigid desert climate. We all made it to breakfast at 8:15 then headed to our small groups for check-in. Because it is Monday, the kids were in school and we did not......Read More

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Day Five

Megan, Caroline R, and Margot, Participant

January 12th- Caroline Ryan, Megan Murphy, and Margot May After a breakfast on the rooftop, we headed to Amer Fort. The bus ride was about an hour and as we climbed the dessert hills we were able to see a new side of Jaipur and India. As we......Read More

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Anokhi and Chokhi Dhani

Kathleen and Helen, Participant

Today was another look at India’s many sides. This morning we met on the rooftop of the Kalyan Hotel for energizing yoga! The view of Jaipur was a stunning start to the morning. The skyline is more visible with less smog than Delhi and Agra.......Read More

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Chokhi Dhani Day!

Instructor Team, Participant

Hello all! Today we decided to slow things down a little, though that’s always a bit challenging with a 26 person group! The group went to Anokhi, a popular Indian clothing store in Jaipur. The girls had a wonderful morning taking things down a......Read More

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A Day in India

Mackenzie, Maggie and Tricia, Participant

Yak of the Week

McKenzie, Maggie, and Tricia coming at you live from the rooftop of our funky, Jaipur hotel. Welcome! We are surrounded by car horns, colorful twinkle lights, and the music from the restaurant below. For the first time in a while, we can see stars......Read More

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Our Day in Agra

Caroline Kiesling, Participant

January 9th, 2018 Today began with an early morning wake up call- chai and biscuits in the hotel restaurant at 6:00 AM. We then left to tour the gardens across the river from the Taj Mahal. The early morning fog made it hard to see more than 10 feet......Read More

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Day 2

Uttara, Participant

In the late morning we went to the Sheroes cafe – run by survivors of acid attacks. We watched a short documentary about some of the women who run the cafe and do activism work around the issue. They make some really yummy chai too! The girls......Read More

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YakBoard #2–Arrivals, Agra, Anticipation!

Margaret Gaw, Participant

YakBoard #2 – by Margaret L. Gaw (Marge) As we stepped out of the Delhi airport late last night, we were met with our first impressions of India—for some, it was the excess amount of dogs in the vicinity, for others the chaos of the buses in......Read More

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Our First Morning

Instructors, Participant

After a morning filled with hilarious games and orientation activities in Delhi, we’re happily on our way to Agra on a shuttle to welcome India in ceremonial and grandiose fashion.  ...Read More

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Updated Itinerary

Simon Hart, Participant

Itinerary Updated 7 January: Group arrives on UA 83 at 9.30pm. 8 January: Delhi-Agra 9 January: Agra 10 January: Agra to Jaipur 11 January: Jaipur 12 January: Day in Jaipur 13 January: Day in Jaipur 14 January: Vatsalya 15 January: Vatsalya 16......Read More