TESTIMONIALS

I enjoyed my trip to India with Anuja more than I could have ever imagined. Anuja took care of EVERYTHING, she is thorough, efficient, friendly, and one of the most pleasant and heartfelt women I have ever been around; I am so blessed to have her in my life. Being a tour leader myself, I know what it takes to put on a big trip and cater to everyone’s needs and Anuja does it with grace and humility. I am still amazed at all we did and saw, just when I thought the day was over Anuja pulled another awesome adventure out of her adventure bag…Oh and not to mention the beautiful places we stayed…simply amazing!!
I walked away from this trip wanting more, more trips with Anuja, but more importantly, I walked away with knowing the value of my own decisions. I now know that I will always make important decisions for myself and allow no one to make them for me. However, when I got sick Anuja was right there and knew exactly what I needed when I didn’t know myself; I felt safe with her helping me. She taught me the value of stopping, thinking, then doing. Thank you Anuja! 
The trip I took to India with Anuja in 2019 was phenomenal. Aside from taking the trip itself, one of the best parts of this trip for me was having all the logistics completely planned out. I have traveled internationally before and planned everything myself and I have enjoyed that process (when I’ve had more time to plan) but I also spent a good portion of my time in previous trips to foreign countries being lost and finding my way. There can be fun in getting lost, but this time I absolutely did not have time or desire to plan everything myself and what an absolute treat to have all that done for me!
All the information and preparatory steps even before leaving the states (advice on how to fill out the visa application, even!) was incredibly thorough and helpful. When unexpected plot twists did come up on the trip – as they tend to do! – Anuja was resourceful and decisive in adjusting, pivoting, and making new plans when necessary. Anuja’s positivity, joie de vivre, appetite for fun and adventure, and calming presence all resonated with every interaction, every day of the trip. You could not ask for a more grounded travel companion and guide.
Every place we stayed we were so well taken care of. Tons of fun activities that I’m sure I wouldn’t have found on my own. And our tour guide was amazing! <3
In addition to simply experiencing India, I walked away with an extra appreciation for this country and culture that I would not have seen if I hadn’t had the opportunity to travel with Anuja and Jitda, past and present residents of India. Both of whom added truly invaluable insight and color to an already colorful trip.
I admit one of the things I was most anxious about before going was that I wouldn’t bond with the other travelers but that was the most unfounded concern of all. Such a great group of people who I’m lucky to now call my friends. Just this past Monday evening I met up with one of my new friends from the trip for a yoga class! A gift that keeps on giving.
I’m can’t wait for my next retreat with Anuja and Almaden Yoga and just need to decide which trip to go on…and how to get more time off of work.  =)
Jori Mayer
I enjoyed my trip to India with Anuja more than I could have ever imagined. Anuja took care of EVERYTHING, she is thorough, efficient, friendly, and one of the most pleasant and heartfelt women I have ever been around; I am so blessed to have her in my life. Being a tour leader myself, I know what it takes to put on a big trip and cater to everyone’s needs and Anuja does it with grace and humility. I am still amazed at all we did and saw, just when I thought the day was over Anuja pulled another awesome adventure out of her adventure bag…Oh and not to mention the beautiful places we stayed…simply amazing!!
I walked away from this trip wanting more, more trips with Anuja, but more importantly, I walked away with knowing the value of my own decisions. I now know that I will always make important decisions for myself and allow no one to make them for me. However, when I got sick Anuja was right there and knew exactly what I needed when I didn’t know myself; I felt safe with her helping me. She taught me the value of stopping, thinking, then doing. Thank you Anuja!
I would go on any trip with Anuja because I know that it is money and time well spent!! I cannot wait until the next trip with her. I am giddy with excitement!
Autumn McCoy
I traveled with Almaden Yoga on their first trip to India in 2016.  It was an amazing trip.  The accommodations were high end, the food amazing and the sites incredible. Sixteen people depending completely on Anuja to take care of everything and she was awesome.
–   When our bus broke down on the second or third day, she was on top of it.  We were stuck in a gas station for a couple of hours, which could have been a frustrating situation for many, but we ended up spending the time playing games, laughing and sharing.
–   When several people wanted to see elephants up close (not on the agenda) she took care of it.
During the trip we each had our individual melt downs, but more importantly, experienced the universal love and humility of life.  It was the best decision I have ever made, just putting my trust in Anuja to deliver a trip to India that I could only dream about.
Carol Martin
I was so lucky to be on a trip to India with Anuja. It’s one of my most memorable travels and I would do it again in a minute. Anuja made sure we saw a variety of sights and had many different experiences and she took care of all the logistics perfectly.
The food, shopping, sightseeing, colors, aromas and grandeur are unforgettable.
The bonding in our group was awesome.  We still get together and will never forget our wonderful trip.
Sandra Anderson

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