Our Philosophy

At Gypsy Ātman, we adhere to the following principles listed below. This is what makes our services and products unique. No matter if we are curating teas and oils, helping a client through intuitive healing, or planning an idyllic wedding or trip, we go back to these foundational principles again and again.

Yamas and Niyamas

Santosad anuttama-sukha-labhah

- Through contentment, unexcelled joy is gained.

The yamas and niyamas are essential for us. They guide us as to how we should act as individuals and community members. They are the key to both personal and communal transformation and healing. The niyamas include: cleanliness, contentment, ascetic practices, self-study, and surrender. The yamas include: nonviolence, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence, and non-hoarding.


Athithi devo bhava

- Guest is God.

Our founder Riri Patel has traveled to India countless times throughout her life and has a deep connection to the country. The goal of Gypsy Ātman is to give our guests of India a spiritually transformative experience.


Vasudaiva Kutumbakam

- The world is my family.

We believe in connection. We want to link one part of the world with another. We love joining together different people and communities. Through our services, we hope people can discover their deeper selves and through that discovery promote health on the individual, societal, and environment level. Only when we are well and healthy can true, deep connection occur.


Lokah samastah sukhino bhavatu

- May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.

This spirit of wellness infiltrates everything we do. We promote positive good health of all kinds: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. Only when we as individuals are well can we contribute to the wellbeing of our communities and the world. Our intuitive healing sessions have been designed to focus holistically on all forms of wellness, both on the individual and societal level.

Karma Yoga & Community

Karmanye Vadhikaraste, Ma phaleshou kada chana, Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani

- You have the right to perform your actions, but you are not entitled to the fruits of the actions. Do not let the fruit be the purpose of your actions, and therefore you won’t be attached to not doing your duty.

Since we believe in practicing the principle of karma yoga and becoming positive agents of change, we have partnered with local communities to craft eco-friendly products that benefit both those communities and the environment. The staff at all our wedding and trip locations are compensated fairly for their time, hospitality, and generosity.


Prakruteh kriyanamani gunaih karmani sarvasah Ahamkara vimudhatma kartham iti manyate

- The bewildered spirit soul, under the influence of the three modes of material nature, thinks himself to be the doer of activities, which are in actuality carried out by nature.

We are not the owners of nature, but a part of it. Since we exist in nature, we need to learn how to respect all that it offers to us. We focus on being as eco-friendly as possible and creating sustainable social change through our community partnerships with local artisans and specialized workers. Our idea is to leave behind a minimal footprint while crafting our teas and oils.