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8 Days Ayurvedic Cooking and Yoga Holiday in India

  • Trivandum, Kerala, India

Overview

India Yoga and Cooking Course

Whether you would like to lead a healthier life or work in the food industry, this Ayurvedic cooking course is just right for you. During this course, you will be introduced to the Ayurvedic perspective of nutrition and how important it is in the quest for a healthy lifestyle. The valuable knowledge you will acquire through classes and demonstrations will help you feel better and make better choices in your daily diet. Your body and mind will thank you for joining the Ayurveda way of life!

Highlights

  • 7 nutrition classes
  • 7 cooking demonstrations
  • Daily yoga asana practices
  • Enjoy a relaxing Ayurveda massage
  • Ayurvedic brunches every day
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation will be arranged in a nearby guest house. Each student will be given individual rooms with an attached bathroom. Students can use the kitchen, washing machine, and refrigerator. Free Wi-Fi internet connectivity is also available.

This intensive cooking course will introduce you to the Ayurvedic perspective of nutrition. You will learn the vital connection between Ayurveda and healthy living, as well as how to plan well-balanced, vegetarian meals made from grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, seeds, dairy products, fat, spices, and herbs, based on Ayurvedic principles. After the successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of your participation.

Daily schedule

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Yoga asana session
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Brunch
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Ayurveda theory class
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Ayurveda cooking demonstration
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Tea break
  • Lakshmi

    Dr. Lakshmi holds a Bachelor's Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine. She specializes in skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, and vitiligo, and also on weight loss, polycystic ovary syndrome, and other gynecological disorders.

This holiday will take place in Trivandrum, Kerala. Kerala is known as God's own country and it is probably one of the greenest places you will ever see. Trivandrum has an international airport that connects it with many Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kochi.

Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
General
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

During this holiday, wholesome and sattvic vegetarian brunch will be served daily. Seasonal, locally available fruits and vegetables, tea, and snacks will also be provided.

This package includes one complimentary Ayurveda massage treatment.

  • 1 Ayurveda massage
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport pick-up from Trivandrum International Airport (TRV)
  • Complimentary tea breaks
  • Daily Ayurveda theory classes
  • Daily Ayurvedic brunch
  • Daily Ayurvedic cooking demonstrations
  • Daily yoga asana sessions
  • Breakfasts
  • Dinners
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfer to the airport

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). Ayur Sathi will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price. Major public and private airlines, including some international ones, operate regular flights to and from this city.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Ayur Santhi an inquiry.
  • Review by Shaina Agbayani from Montreal, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I am a 23-year-old Canadian. I got psoriasis when I was 18 and it proceeded to spread all over my body. Over the years, I undertook a gluten-free, vegan-ish, sugar-free, nightshade free, soy-free, corn-free, and many other qualifiers diet to combat my psoriasis. I also saw three different naturopaths, did yoga, specifically hot yoga, which was helpful, and took many different herbs after seeing my naturopath and diagnosing through traditional Chinese medicine."

    "While these, to varying degrees, helped, I still had psoriasis quite extensively over my body. I was also taking topical steroids on and off over these years. Finally, last November, I committed to stopping steroids. I think the combination of the transition into the winter season and this somewhat abrupt letting go of steroids amounted to one of the most intense flare-ups I had. After reflecting on some conversations I had had around Ayurveda with folks, I decided to go on a psoriasis treatment package somewhere in India."

    "I chose Ayur Santhi because of the beautiful website, the specialization in psoriasis, and it seemed like the most reasonable price for what was being offered after comparing to many other places in India. In 21 days, my psoriasis was mostly gone after around four years. I would gladly recommend them, with some qualifiers."

    "My treatment consisted mostly of daily massages, they were light and very oily, with two amazing masseuses; the consumption of medicated ghee in increased amounts every morning; an Ayurvedic diet, many meals of which were pulses and rice porridge; medicated enemas; laxatives; lifestyle recommendations, such as relaxation, rest for the most part; and yoga. I am super happy that I went here. Reshma and her mother are sweeties, as is Deepa, the receptionist. She became a second mom to me."

    "That being said, some things that I would also want to share are:"

    "I took the plan with accommodations, and because of my personal social context, was not comfortable with the accommodations. The accommodations are not part of the center, they are a 10-15 minute drive away in a house owned by someone else, but who the center has affiliated itself with. People can message me about this if they want, but I found at the specific time I was living there, the social context was not ideal for me. Also, the internet did not work as well as it could. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful place, for the most part clean."

    "The food was super delicious, just sometimes the dietary needs I expressed were forgotten. I am sure, though, that with proper reminding it would be fine, as it was after I expressed them a few times. They really are super sweeties."

    "After I left, I was given medication for two-three months and was told that the goal was to keep my psoriasis at bay for the next two years. I am hitting the fifth month anniversary and I am still pretty much clear and I am off most medication too!"

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  • Review by Anne-Marie, Bertrand from France
    8 out of 10

    "My husband and I are interested in Ayurveda. It was a real pleasure to meet the professional and devoted team during one week. The manager, Reshma, is very efficient. The quality of Ayurvedic cares and the cooking course is excellent. The doctor is particularly remarkable; he is passionate, dynamic, and generous. He introduced us to the Ayurvedic cooking course. The yoga teacher was very thoughtful and gave us the desire to attend a more in-depth course in Ayur Shanti Center. Thank you for your work, hospitality, and kindness."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "July was just the right month of monsoon rain to experience the healing of body and soul at this fine place during our yoga teacher training. I have tried the amazing massages with herbal treatments. I felt and actually looked younger. It supported my yoga experience very well. Thank you, Aysha and Lakshmi, for taking care of me during the treatments. Reshma, you are running a great place, you should promote it more."

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  • Review by Sophia Wright from Trivandrum, India
    8 out of 10

    "I have been suffering from psoriasis for more than five years. After getting Ayurveda treatment from Ayur Santhi, I am now 80% cured. I am really satisfied with the treatment. Doctors are really experienced and the staff is very helpful. Thank you!"

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Trivandrum, India

Ayur Santhi is an organization that provides Ayurveda treatments and trainings, yoga and meditation sessions, yoga teacher training, yoga therapy, and more.

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