About Us

Welcome to The Yoga Department

The Yoga Department is a division of Tiwari Travel, an Australian registered and licenced Tour Operator founded in 2006 that specialises leisure travel to India & Sri Lanka.

The Yoga Department came about after a dream of working closely with Yoga teachers, students and travellers together to provide a one stop shop for wellness , spiritually themed yoga tours around the world.

About Us

Our Story

The Yoga Department was founded in 2019 by Meredith Wilks, an Australian travel professional with over 18 years travel industry experience and a passion for yoga and travel.

Our Mission

Is to provide our travellers the most unique Yoga Tours available, that are meticulously planned, culturally and environmentally responsible. We aspire to take travellers to off the beaten track destinations less frequented by tourism and with a focus on Wellness, Spirituality and Yoga.


The Yoga Department is an Australian Registered Company and a member of IATA (International Air transport Association) CATO (Council of Australian Tour Operators)

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Meredith Wilks


Super addicted and passionate about travelling and exploring the world, Meredith has been globetrotting from a young age. As an Aussie, her first trip was to Bali in 1989.  Asia has always been her passion, and she has lived and worked in India, Bali & Thailand. One of her proudest personal achievements was trekking solo to Mt Everest base camp.  A highly experienced tour guide, travel consultant and small business  person,  after running her business Tiwari Travel for over 18 years, she created the Yoga Department through a desire to help the Yoga industry prosper and grown their incomes through professional run tours.

Our Team



Graphic Designer

 Marie has been a Graphic designer her whole life, running her own business for 22 years. She is a true adventurer, whether it be climbing a mountain in Japan, riding a motorbike across the Himalayas of India, diving shipwrecks in the Solomons, exploring the ancient sites of Egypt or the Central America.



Tour Director India

Sunit is from Varanasi North India and is a highly experienced tour manager and guide. He has been leading group tours around India for over 18 years. Like all our team, he is very well travelled, having toured many countries solo and with clients. He has lived in Sydney, Australia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Bali. 



Travel Manager

Jodie is a highly experienced Travel Consultant, Tour Leader and all round adventurer. After leading tours in India , she was the Manager of an Intrepid retails store in Sydney and later moved back into personal travel consulting. With over 100 countries under her hat, she is a valuable source of support for our team and travellers.


Tech manager

Aaquib is our reliable and website developer and social media manager. Nothing he can not do when it comes to tech and making sure our website is upto date and has all the current plugin and tour itineraries.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much
- Helen Keller

Our Travel Partners


In the spirit of reconciliation, The Yoga Department acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and the world and their connections to land, sea and community.  We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples today.

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