We are a small program located in the Himalaya of northeast India — really, we are more of a family than a program — we live with a large extended family at a small hotel, and we are treated as kin. We have developed strong relationships within the community over a period of many years, and our participants begin to feel that they belong to a caring community and a place that’s special.
Our program is run by an exceptional, experienced, and well-trained staff, who have worked with students and foreign travelers for many years. The staff includes both western and Sikkimese instructors, our program Directors, an on-site Indian staff, and an Advisory Board.
In a nutshell, our programs explore Himalayan cultures, religions, and environments; promote cross-cultural understanding through service, internships, homestays, and exchange; and cultivate personal well-being through mindfulness meditation and yoga.
Sikkim, which is about the size of Delaware (it’s small), is a remarkable place – please visit, Why Sikkim?, and you will find out more. Nestled between Nepal and Bhutan, Sikkim was an independent kingdom until 1975, when it was annexed by India. But, the people are what make Sikkim special.
Please explore our site, and contact us if you have any questions – thanks!