LuckyLalita: Cultivate Wisdom through Pilgrimage
"‚ÄčIf you have the opportunity to attend one of Uschi's retreats, all I can say is go for it!  She is an incredibly talented woman, full of knowledge, wisdom and energy.  I've traveled to India with her three times and to Germany once.  Each time the event was well organized, well planned, exciting, interesting and safe.  Uschi's team, including her partner Rakesh, help you to feel guided every step of the way.  From the moment you sign up she is there to help with planning, flights, visas, etc.  She offers readings and other information to give your journey context and help you mentally prepare.  And she is also just fun to travel with!  As a yoga studio owner I can tell you that it is a big leap of faith to trust someone with your students, but with Uschi, it's so easy.  You can feel confident that your students will have the journey of a lifetime."
JILL LOFTIS, Owner UTTARA YOGA Roanoke VA USA
Varanasi Locals Rakesh & Uschi have been hosting trips throughout Northern India since 2011. Establishing their itineraries through personal experience exploring the region with friends, and expanding by hosting small, and then larger international Yoga groups, Uschi & Rakesh have grown their business into a supportive model for those who wish to experience the REAL INDIA. 

Offering various itineraries and hosting services for grounded Yoga trainings, Rakesh & Uschi are available for a multitude of hosting and advising services for India travel.

Local to Varanasi, Rakesh grew up working with tourists and speaks fluent English, as well as some Italian, Spanish, German, and Japanese. Growing up in a traditional Brahmin family from a lineage of priests and Sari salesmen, Rakesh treats his hosting with the same honor he has learned the tradition of his rich culture. Rakesh arranges all the transport and daily movements of the LuckyLalita journeys, as well as being a protector and adviser throughout.

Uschi's life transitioned to India in 2008, and she has lived predominately in Varanasi ever since. Establishing a women's empowerment unit in the villages outside of Varanasi, she learned the customs and language of Varanasi so she could engage on a level very unique for a foreigner. Coming from the community of Ojai, California, USA, where she taught Yoga and worked on Yoga events, she grew into wanting to share her passion for India with friends and an extended community. 

Rakesh and Uschi established LuckyLalita together in 2011 to live their dream of hosting groups and sharing the magic of Varanasi, the city they love, and other special locations in Northern India. They strive to offer a multi layered experience which is safe, protected, but also engages on a deep level with local culture, customs, spirituality, and the sacred geography of the places they visit.