Yoga Travels

Our mission is to offer unique opportunities to practice yoga in monasteries, ashrams, rooftops with mountain views, beaches and other outdoor places of exceptional beauty.

We are

a Canadian travel agency specializing in Yoga and well-being. Since our foundation in 2008 we have created different tours offering the opportunity to explore beautiful locations and to get in touch with local cultures while learning and practicing Yoga. 

Yoga is always available and always optional on our tours. 

our team

Janice Varuna

Yoga Teacher / Founder

Janice Varuna founded Yoga Travels in 2008 after over 30 years of project managment, travel and self discovery through yoga and meditation. She has studied and taught yoga around the world in India, Europe, the Americas and Asia. Much of her training has been in India where she travels to bi-annually to continue her studies. Janice has a wealth of business, teaching and travel experiences which she shares along with her passion for life.

Bernard Bacle

Tour Leader / Owner

Bernard’s passion for travel dates back to his childhood, having followed his globe-trotting parents in Europe and Africa, as well as living abroad for a number of years. He has now stepped foot on all continents, and has a special fondness for Africa and South-East Asia. He is a student of yoga appreciating it’s calming and relaxing benefits. Bernard is the owner of Club Adventure and a partner with Janice Varuna helping to make Yoga Travels tours as seamless and interesting as possible for our valued clients.

Tatiana Ishwari

Tour Leader / Yoga Teacher

Tatiana Ishwari is a natural connector and a tested leader who builds strong authentic relationships, motivating and encouraging others to build awareness and experience fulfillment. Her positive and outgoing personality is a source of strength and inspiration.Tatiana is a certified and registered yoga teacher, life coach and entrepreneur. Over the past 30 years she has travelled extensively, led yoga/self awareness tours, owned a yoga studio and lived, taught and studied yoga in ashrams. Tatiana finds tremendous joy in accompanying travellers on meaningful experiences – whether practicing yoga, hiking a volcano, kayaking through mangroves or inspiring a deep breath, she is there to help nourish curiosity, joy, peace, community and well-being. Tatiana lives On Purpose sharing her love of the world and Be-ing with the people within it.

Suzanne Banks

Travel Consultant / Yoga Teacher

Suzanne Banks has travelled around the world with her parents in Europe, as a solo traveller and with her son around the world. After her career in the public service, she became a life coach and a certified yoga teacher. Her love of travel and meeting people has led her to be a thoughtful and thorough travel consultant with Club Aventure and Yoga Travels.

 

Daniel Migneault

Travel Consultant

With 40 years of traveling the world and over 30 years of experience as a travel consultant with Club Aventure, Daniel has the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best advice to help you get the most out of your next yoga adventure abroad.

About our Yoga

The yoga on our tours is suitable for anyone with a desire to learn the basics and expand their knowledge. Our approach is that everyone can do yoga regardless of your age or physical abilities.

Live. Breathe. Explore.

Yoga truly is a merging of the body, mind and spirit. The yoga taught on Yoga Travels tours is an overall holistic approach including a balanced sequence of physical poses, breathing techniques, relaxation, mantras and meditation.

Our tours

2022

Yoga Travels has the intention and belief that travel will reopen by this Winter and that we will be able to bring clients READY to have new experiences with us on tour. This being said we will be creating a list of clients for each tour, a type of reservation – no fees required and 2 months before the tour date we will contact you to discuss the tour proceeding. These are indeed strange times and we believe that the potential for travel is high and that we all need the possibilities of planning for next year.

IMPORTANT:

The Covid 19 entry requirements for every country are different and change often. We aim to have the latest info available for our travelers to be fully informed of the requirements for entry into the tour country. Yoga Travels will be there with you every step of the way.

See our tours offered in 2022

Testimonials

“It was such a pleasure to be nurtured for 2 weeks. We had no worries! Janice was sensitive to participantsʼ requirements and flexible. What a well thought out trip. Thank you so much.”  
Dee Dee, Val-Des-Monts Canada

5/5

“You are very kind, interesting and caring people. Thank you.”
Gloria, Santiago Chile

5/5

“Yoga Travels in Bhutan will be a memorable journey into happiness.  The people, the landscape and the soul of the country will touch you deeply”
Sylvie, Paris France

5/5

“I feel so blessed to have been part of the group!!  I will have long standing memories of the places visited, good times, friendships made.  The trek to Cherie Monastery was excellent!  The trek to Tiger’s Nest phenomenal!  Thank you for taking such good care of us.   Namaste.”
Marilyn, Richmond Canada

5/5

“Thank you Janice for a trip I will remember forever.  Meditating in temples, watching the monkeys climb up the monastery walls from my hotel window, doing yoga outside while watching the morning mist lifts from the mountains, saying silent mantras wile bumping along the crazy, twisting roads to Trongsa are all memories I will treasure.  It was a joy to visit beautiful Bhutan and meet it’s friendly, open people.  it was a privilege to travel with you on what was truly a journey of mind, heart and spirit.”
Kristin, Ottawa Canada

5/5

Having practiced yoga for a number of years, I can truly say that Janice is one of the best teachers with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working. Each of her classes has a focus, and that focus will change from week to week. Her instructions are clear and she makes it very clear that each person’s practice is their own practice, she is there as a guide. Having said that, she is also mindful and aware of each participant and will offer individual comments to ensure that all asanas are being done correctly. I wholeheartedly recommend Janice’s yoga classes.”
David, Cobourg Canada

5/5

“The beauty, the wonder and the inspiration of Bhutan will not leave you during your stay. Any negative feelings or doubts just dissipate and the people and the land welcome you into their arms with big smiles and bigger hearts. 
Bhutan is the perfect backdrop to a Yoga and self discovery holiday. This is an experience you’ll never forget and remain in your heart forever.”
JENNIFER, LONDON UK

5/5

“ My flight was delayed and I missed my connections however there was a wonderful response from Yoga Travels and everything was sorted out and I still made the tour.  Much appreciated.”
Sarah, London England

5/5

Come and meet us

We are located in Byward Market

Working hours

Monday - Friday: 11 am - 3 pm

We are here

306 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, ON
Phone: 1.800.668.2000 / 613.789.8000
Email: info@yogatravels.ca

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