Bodhi Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat promotes and provides yoga classes and Ayurveda treatments and uses a holistic approach to purify the body and mind.

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Chris De Vos

from Belgium, March 2020

"A little paradise"

Wonderful place, amidst nature, quiet and peaceful. The personal touch towards each individual, the friendliness of staff, the amazing Mr Unni, always taking care of you, no matter what. The abundance of organic and extremely tasteful food. The depth of the yoga classes and meditations, the interesting yoga philosophy, the amazing Ayurvedic massages...in short one amazingly beautiful experience.

Imani Ifedi

from India, March 2020

"Impactful"

INCREDIBLE place. I did a 3-day yoga retreat and could say so many positive things about it. The surroundings are peaceful and beautiful, the yoga classes are well-paced and meaningful, Unni and the rest of the staff are SO helpful and kind, the food is healthy and extremely delicious, the other guests were friendly and open, and the experience was genuinely impactful. My only regret was not staying much longer!

Nelske Elzer

from Netherlands, March 2020

"what a wonderful retreat this is!"

had such a wonderful time here! The food is AMAZING, the staff are all super friendly, the area is beautiful and met such nice people. It is very easy to go here by yourself, you will not feel alone. The atmosphere is very positive and easy going. The classes are good in general; i found some great and some ok. There are 4 teachers who take turns teaching during the week. Make sure you take a bike ride in the area!

Anonymous

from Switzerland, February 2020

"Very personal"

All was so great. The teachings, the organization, the yoga, the treatments and the 5 stars food.

The most special thing is how you feel taken care of in a very personal way. Unni the owner, and each person working there genuinely takes care of each guess.

Just looking forward to go back.

Rosie Weir

from Great Britain, February 2020

"Wonderful experience!"

Such a relaxing and positive 9 days, gave me skills and ideas I will take away. The food is amazing, the staff are amazing, Hinterland is an oasis!

Toby Piachaud

from Great Britain, February 2020

"Incredible stay"

Everything about this place is so tranquil. I can't recommend it enough for someone looking to get away and experience brilliant Keralan food, yoga classes and relaxation.

Sharon Beard

from Great Britain, February 2020

"Some"

The staff were helpful and friendly.

The yoga studio and sessions were excellent.

The massages were also good.

Adela Klimova

from France, February 2020

"Amazing experience first time in Kerala"

This was a paradise on the earth, from the first welcome juice drink, resort with their own grown food, amazing menu everyday different variety, yoga classes professionally run at such stunning view on rice paddies with sunrise, animals, plants and all the harmony which was created by Unni and his 5*service of his team. Boat trip organized and usage of bikes on premises was another bonus. I felt so recharged and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to future traveller’s! Hope to come back one day, thank you

Srdjan Kovacevic

from Romania, February 2020

"Excellent, excellent, excellent"

Amazing food!!

Plenty if yoga classes each day!

Amazing hospitality!!

Anonymous

from Great Britain, January 2020

"Lovely place. Not one for quiet reflection (noisy people!)"

The environment was beautiful. The care of the team was amazing. The food was excellent.

Ivo Urbanovics

from Latvia, January 2020

"Wonderful experience and relaxation"

We loved everything - starting from place and facilities, garden, animals, birds and delicious, healthy, great variety of food to no doubt fantastic yoga and lifestyle instructors, yoga philosophy classes, meditation and massages. Great organisation and attitude. A wonderful experience, inspiration and relaxation! Thanks a lot!

Sariah Southgate

from Great Britain, January 2020

"Life"

The place was divine... friendly.. spiritual... laid back...

Food was out of this world...

The masala coffee was exquisite...

Yoga classes were stunning and the location was beautiful.

All staff were kind, serene and lovely.

The animals-dogs and emu called Emma made my experience magical..

Would go back in a heartbeat...

Beautiful place and I’m missing it already-going to burn some joss sticks and do some yoga...

Monika Bebnowska

from India, January 2020

"3 days in heaven!"

That was my first experience with Yoga retreat and I could not choose better! Everything was perfect there: beautiful location, comfy rooms, amazing Yoga shala with outstanding instuctors and absolutely delicious food. The staff is so nice and helpful, so you feel good vibes everywhere. And my special thanks go to Unni for creating that magical Hinterland Village :).

Anonymous

from Finland, January 2020

"Piece of Paradise"

The staff was most loving, kind and helpful. Also the food was very good, healthy and rich in colour, texture and taste. The area was peaceful and beautiful, lush and green. Yoga was versitale and good as well.

Jasmine Lau

from China, January 2020

When I first arrived at the retreat, I was so impressed by how much thought and heart went into creating this sanctuary - the beautiful plants, the healthy organic food, all the rescue animals... I would encourage people to come here not just for the yoga, but also to fully immerse in a natural sanctuary and the spirit of this place.

Linda Moberg

from Sweden, January 2020

"Paradise "

I am so gratefull and happy for this stay:the yoga, meditation, yogaphilosphy, the incrediable food, the staff, the feeling of warmth and joy in beautiful surroundings. And really lovely guests!

Anni Pellikka

from Finland, January 2020

"Extremely compassionate and loving stay"

The atmosphere, the entity of yoga classes, pranayama and especially yoga philosophy and ayurvedic guidelines. Everything was well-thought and run-through. Unni was extremely helpful and compassionate in every need, being genuine and gentle. It was a pleasure to get to know the story of Hinterland and spontaneosly play it back, having a playback theater performance with our theater group there. Days were intensive and opening in many ways, looking forward next time and deepening some aspects hopefully in private sessions.

莉蓮 李

from Taiwan, January 2020

"A calm and blissful journey! "

Visiting Hinterland was one of the best decisions i have ever made! I LOVEE everything there. The amazing food, calming yoga and meditation sessions and the nature. Most importantly, the people. I can really felt from the deepest of my heart that Unni and everyone in Hinterland care about us, they are so thoughtful just to give us the best experiences. Also, i met some great souls there and hopefully the relationship will last.

There are so many good things i have no words to describe. Everything was amazing.

THANK YOU, Unni. For giving me the strength and energy that i needed the most. I'll keep it in me. Until next time!

Laura Bonamis

from Great Britain, January 2020

"Wonderful experience"

Incredible place, beautiful people and fantastic food! It was our first yoga retreat and for my husband his first yoga class and Unni and his team made us feel at home from the minute we arrived. The atmosphere is so relaxing and peaceful - you would like to stay in this bubble forever. Truly unforgettable experience.

Paul Stephenson

from Greece, December 2019

"Paradise"

The whole experience was truly wonderful. We have never before tasted such a delicious array vegetarian food. The yoga was new to us and has been life-changing. The staff are so genuinely caring and friendly and showed us so much love. We also enjoyed the opportunity to meet so many interesting people from all over the world.

Baiju Solanki

from Great Britain, December 2019

"Superb food, great instructors, perfect to just switch off!"

Hintervillage is a great getaway, The facilities are just what you need, food superb, instructors knowledgeable and generous, and very well organised, just what you need when you want to switch off! Highly recommended!!!

Georgeta Marin

from Romania, December 2019

"Best Place to feel energy flowing towards you"

I like the smile on people face, the yoga practice, the philosophy classes and meditation. Everybody cherrish food and massages, but all together invites you to experience happiness.

Leezah Fredericks

from Canada, December 2019

The food was incredible and the chef, Manesh Kansan, provided us with a wonderful and diverse array of vegetarian dishes over the course of the ten days we visited. I’ve never enjoyed vegetarian food as much as I did there!

Everyone on the entire staff, from the courteous and attentive people who provided our meals, to the yoga instructors, to the wonderful ladies providing Ayurvedic massages, to the owner Unni, (who went the extra mile to accommodate our requests for extra classes and meditation sessions) - everything exceeded our expectations. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to experience this retreat. I would definitely recommend it.

Sima Mamtora

from Great Britain, December 2019

"Excellent experience "

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Bridget Patterson

from Saudi Arabia, December 2019

Everything was perfect ! Can not fault

Nicolette Sanfilippo

from Turkey, November 2019

"Rejuvenating experience in an oasis"

Hinterland Village is just incredible. I could've stayed forever! The thoughtfulness that Unni puts into each person's daily schedule is so tangible. The yoga, meditation, massages, and yoga philosophy classes are all very well done and made me feel more relaxed and inspired than ever before. The food is also DELICIOUS! Everything is perfect, highly recommend!

Sarah Kokot

from Germany, November 2019

"Silence and peace in the middle of nature!"

Everything was wonderful, the yoga classes, the food, but especially the people of the center. Unni took so great care of every single guest. Wonderful! Thank you so much!!!

Enlisa Khanna

from Denmark, November 2019

"A. blissful experience"

Hinterland retreat is an ecofriendly village with a magical and holistic energy, Nature is beautiful and organic farming of rice, vegetables and spices and recycling of water is done with so much cleverness and awareness.

During my 10 days stay I realised, with the exquisite spirituel guidance, how simple life can be.

The quality of the yoga instructions, meditation, lectures on yoga philosophy, Ayurvedic massage is excellent. Food is so yummy and served so nicely and always with a smile.

Everything is done with maximum of care, attention and mindfulness from each and everyone working in Hinterland,

Mogens Jensen

from Netherlands, November 2019

"Excellent yoga hideaway "

Really good yoga, meditation and yoga philosophy. Excellent service from all staff and Unni and his wife are doing everything to make you feel part of the family.

Ieva Umbrasaite

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Eco travelling oasis"

Incredible place, great food and yoga. this trip was exactly what I was looking for. everything in the village is ecological and sustainable. Everything is hand made and from the heart! Daily massages, ayurvedic doctor consultation - you will feel completely relaxed, happier and healthier!

Saule Sitsas

from United Arab Emirates, October 2019

"An amazing place created with pure love"

Everything in this place is LOVE and harmony. I’ve met great people, tried delicious food, learned so much about consciousness, confidence and balance. Unni’s hospitality were beyond expectations! I’ll definitely come back.

Helene Marlet

from France, October 2019

"Hinterland is Heaven on earth."

The place is eco friendly and greenly beautiful..The chief cooker is amazing.All the staff is only focused on your well being...It was just perfect..I guess I will have to pay an extra cost at the airport for the good vibes in my luggage..God bless this place...

Alexandra Häckel

from Germany, October 2019

"Best Yoga Resort"

I came to Hinterland as a yoga novice. My expectations were simple: doing some Yoga and get relaxation from my daily life. I got so much more than that. Health issues were discussed, taken seriously and included in everyones daily program. The yoga sessions were of high quality as well as the meditation and massages. I felt taken care of and was welcomed every day by every single one in Hinterland. The small group of people and the daily routines made it easily possible to get to know each other. It's location in the nature as well as the sounds of nature gave me - combined with yoga - the peace and the time-out I was looking for.

Thank you very much.

Nektaria Efstratiou

from Greece, October 2019

"Great experience!"

Wonderful ambience, great food, hospitality!!

Emily Duignan

from Ireland, October 2019

"Amazing retreat"

Thank you to everyone at Hinterland for this incredible experience. I couldn't have felt any more looked after during my stay. The attention to detail was incredible and the whole atmosphere is so calm, warm and welcoming. I learned so much and I feel like a new person now that I'm home. What you are doing at Hinterland is really special and I wish all my loved ones could experience it! Couldn't recommend this place highly enough

Thaila Summers

from Great Britain, October 2019

"Perfect retreat "

The staff are great, unni and sri are very approachable and go out of their way to ensure you have a fulfilling trip.

I couldn’t recommenced this retreat more!

Anonymous

from Egypt, October 2019

"A best trip I had life ever "

Nothing could be not liked there , welcoming , people attitude , practices and experience received , food , marvelous nature ....etc

Katya Veleva

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Exactly what i needed!"

I really needed to not have to worry and think about what I am doing and eating and know that my body is being taken care of - for me the most relaxing part was having a schedule given to me in the morning and having my diet controlled for me - I was on a detox diet.

Additionally, the yoga instructors were quite different from each other, even though they thought similar routines, which really gave me an opportunity to find out what works for me. The view from the yoga studio was magical!

Having rescue animals around was also a great experience, I love animals and it really added to my experience.

Unni and all the staff were lovely and caring and attentive to no measure <3

Anonymous

from Great Britain, September 2019

"The key to unlocking potential for bliss"

The guided meditations, one to one discussions to answer questions relating to the practice, including yoga instruction, philosophy lectures and practical skills such as Ayurvedic cookery classes all enabled me to qualify my understanding of the value of yoga and medication, providing a foundation on such a buy.

Michael Hales

from India, September 2019

"Paradise in Kerala"

Everything about this wonderful retreat.

Unni and Shree are the ultimate hosts, kind, very caring and if you have any problem at all they will try their very best to fix it. Very hard to leave, already planning to return.

Ingrid Kantorova

from United Arab Emirates, September 2019

The place is very peaceful, all amenities are provided, staff is professional and very friendly. I was looked well after.

Anonymous

from Brunei, August 2019

"Hinterland Village Yoga"

Very peaceful and pleasant place. The program was helpful for me as an intermediate and there was no pressure to try poses that you were not comfortable with. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a very personal experience that is created by Unni for whom nothing was too much trouble.

Anonymous

from Canada, August 2019

"Amazing yoga retreat at Hinterland"

This retreat was incredible and so memorable. Unni and his staff welcomed us with warmth and generosity. The accomodations were spacious and comfortable, the food was delicious and nutritious, and the yoga and meditation classes left us feeling grounded and energized. We feel blessed to have spent 5 days at Hinterland. We loved seeing the animals and especially Emma, the emu. We very much enjoyed both the cooking demonstration and the nature walk. We appreciated the time the staff spent with us and the attention to detail that made our stay wonderful. This retreat experience was the highlight of my time in India. Thank you Unni and all the staff for an incredible retreat.

Travis Smith

from Canada, July 2019

"15 days of wonderful relaxation"

Everybody was fantastic overall. I especially liked Swami's instruction of both yoga and philosophy. I met my weight loss goal for the retreat, with great help and support from the staff. I also liked the flexibility of how I could plan each day. Unni was very accommodating to my needs.

Ambika Varma

from India, July 2019

"Ideal place to retreat"

Coming to Hinterland was sheer chance, and I am thankful for that. When I booked the place, I expected only to spend three days doing yoga. I was pleasantly surprised both by the charm and tranquillity of the place and the warmth of all the people living and running the place, making it an ideal place for a retreat. Mr Unni is not only a warm and caring person but is a great organizer and manager. Even in a short three-day stay he managed to pack in all that was promised including a backwater trip and several Ayurvedic massages, without it being too overwhelming, giving me time to relax, reflect and take in the idyllic nature I was in. The yoga instructors were experienced, knowledgeable and accessible. The food was excellent. It was truly a homecoming for me - reconnecting with my roots. My only regret is that I was there only for three days. I hope to return one day...soon.

Slavko Savinsek

from Slovenia, July 2019

"Unforgetable"

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matt o'neill

from Great Britain, June 2019

"Perfectly Balanced Retreat"

I've been to many retreats around the world. They all have their distinct character, but Hinterland is first among equals. A real highlight was being around animals and even getting to know 'Emma', the resident Emu.

I chose Hinterland because of its credentials for weight loss. It didn't disappoint. After 14 days, I left 7.3kg lighter than when I arrived.

It's impeccably organised and everything runs like clockwork.

Silvena Ivanova

from Germany, June 2019

"Incredible holistic experience in peaceful natural paradise"

An amazing retreat built and delivered with so much love, knowledge, dedication and care by Unni and his lovely team. This was my first time in India and the retreat quickly exceeded all my expectations. Everything was perfect- the facilities, the sustainable and organic oasis of Nature that Unni so thoughtfully created, the unbearably delicious healthy food, the classes and massages... everything just beautifully flows and comes together to create the most well-built, body- and soul- nourishing experience I’ve ever had. Every single person at Hinterland (from the owner down to the housekeeping staff) was so respectful, positive and lovely, and went out of their way to make sure everyone’s stay is tailored to their needs. I am already planning to return and wholeheartedly recommend this retreat to any true yoga & nature lover!

Anonymous

from New Zealand, May 2019

"Not really sold...."

1. communication with the retreat at the outset was very good and prompt

2. during the retreat the staff were phenomenal

3. the food was exceptional (do not expect to come away lighter--lovely curries and breads at each meal are too hard to resist)

4. the yoga philosophy classes with Swarmi were great

5. Emma the emu is a sweetie (if slightly intimidating)

6. the owner Unni, provides a personalised note for everyone at breakfast time, that outlines your activities (eg, massage, trip into town). This is a nice touch.

Amy Ellis

from Great Britain, April 2019

"A paradise "

Everything about this trip was perfect, Unni looks after you so well making sure you have nothing to worry about. Everyone that works there goes out of their way to take care of you. The food is delicious, the yoga instructors are excellent. The retreat is set in a paradise where being eco friendly is a priority. I will definitely go back to this wonderful place.

Vera Canas

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Amazing"

I booked a 3 day retreat but very quickly realised that wasn’t enough, so I increased it to 5 days and Unni was very accommodating...

I really loved the yoga instructor at the weekend 23/24 of March, unfortunately can’t remember is name.

Liz Collins

from Great Britain, April 2019

"A little peace of heaven"

Unni was an amazing host he couldn't do enough for everyone. A very kind and warm hearted man. The food was excellent. The staff lovely too. It was perfect. The yoga teachers were good. Various class's were offered too which also bonded the group together which was lovely. The itinery was full on and Unni could not have done any more. Fabulous thank you, thank you. 🙏

Anonymous

from Great Britain, April 2019

"The Hinterland experience "

I loved the serenity and beauty of the place- a perfect environment for yoga and meditation. The staff were amazing and the food absolutely delicious

Anonymous

from United States, March 2019

"Wonderful Retreat"

Everything. The staff were all amazing, the setting idyllic, the food delicious, eith a full timetable of yoga, massage, yoga philosophy, trail walking, cycling and hammocks and comfy chairs for rrading/napping. It was great value for money and their was a variation of yoga and meditation. Lovely to see the sun rise every morning with a view across the fields into the trees during yoga.

Sabina Zuskarová

from United States, March 2019

"Lifechanging experience"

This place is absolutely incredible. The food, the intense yoga, meditation and spirituality broadened my knowledge and gave me a different perspective. Unni and all the people working in the resort put their whole heart into what their doing and this was so inspiring to watch. The fellow participants enriched my life on so many different levels and now I have some new valuable friendships I don’t want to lose. The stay was worth every penny and if you have an opportunity to go, don’t hesitate, do it!

Emily Cooper

from India, March 2019

"The Perfect Retreat"

The food was incredible - I bought the recipe book, which I wouldn’t usually do. Best food I’ve had in India and I’ve been eating A LOT.

The yoga was great, challenging but never too much. Meditation was excellent too.

The atmosphere is wonderful, there is no stress and it’s a very easy place to arrive as a solo traveller. Everybody eats together so you get to know everyone quite quickly.

There was a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor which was great.

There are lots of friendly animals wondering around the property, each day there were a new group to meet.

Couldn’t recommend Hinterland Village enough. I’ve already told all my friends to go.

Charles Tak

from United States, March 2019

"Great experience!"

Delicious vegetarian food with lots of variety. The staff and owner are extremely accommodating and friendly. Really great value. Nothing bad to say, had an amazing experience.

Angela Helleur

from Great Britain, March 2019

"A piece of paradise"

Hinterland Village is a wonderful place where I managed to relax like never before. Unni is an amazing host who gets to know every guest as individuals. The staff are so kind, respectful and hardworking and the food is to die for. A very special place that I will come back to.

Stella Puddu

from United States, March 2019

"Oasi of peace and happiness "

This place is an oasi of peace and happiness. I am so glad I had the opportunity to experience it. Everything it’s great : yoga lessons, philosophy and meditation classes, massages, facilities , the staff is great and the food is the best Indian food ever! I will definitely come back. Thank you Unni for your wonderful work!

Larry Prochazka

from India, March 2019

"Awesome experience"

Helped me feel and experience Yoga differently. I've tried it at times over the past 30 years. Decided to experience it in India and so happy I did. I felt my body changing day by day. Instruction was excellent! Highly recommend this experience.

Very affordable! Welcoming and exceptionally helpful staff. Quiet location. Full schedule but time to relax as well. GO!

Anonymous

from United States, March 2019

"Sublime experience "

The whole experience was great, the food was amazing, the location so beautiful and peaceful and the range of activities included within the price made it very reasonable.

Anonymous

from United States, February 2019

"Hinterland Feb 2019!"

I really enjoyed my time at hinterland. The day programmed are quite full on but I enjoyed the 4 hours of yog everyday! 😀

Andrea Price

from India, February 2019

"Fantastic little place!"

My stay was very short because of the availability at the centre, but I was really happy to spend a few days there and unwind from traveling. I was especially impressed with Unni, the owner, who personally greets and takes care of every one of his guests, with a smile and a genuine interest in them. I felt very loved and taken care of, and the yoga and classes are all done with care, quality and right on schedule. Well done to the team!

Kirsten Scott

from Great Britain, February 2019

"Best yoga retreat ever"

All the people here are an absolute delight. Warm , welcoming, kind and informative. The yoga is wonderful and I learnt so much about the spiritual life and the philosophy of Yoga. I hope I’m going home a better person because of it.

Amanda Adam

from Great Britain, February 2019

"Fabulous yoga retreat"

The people, everyone at Hinterland, all of the staff were amazing so warm and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The other visitors/ travellers are fabulous all like minded and if not when they arrive they are when they leave.

The food was absolutely delicious freshly cooked and most of it grown on the surrounding land. The yoga is intensive but manageable the teachers make you want to continue this practice and make this a lifestyle. A thousand thanks to Unni and his team for all their love and advice and all the organising of trips when asked.

Rachel Aliwell

from United States, February 2019

"Absolute Heaven!"

Hinterland Village is like a small patch of heaven on earth! A serene bubble that completely takes you away from all of the stresses of everyday life. The yoga and meditation classes are wonderful. The food is absolutely delicious and all of the staff do everything they can to make your stay as perfect as possible.

Cassina Tawhai

from Australia, February 2019

"Wish I had been able to stay longer"

For my first retreat I was really impressed by this group. The facilities were great. All the instructors were fantastic. They even organised an out of program boat trip for some of us.

As a gluten free they catered to my requirements and the food was super amazing.

I will def be back for a longer time next time.

Kimbo Langford

from Great Britain, January 2019

"My yoga experience "

The yoga & meditation were amazing in a lovely room set in the woods with the sun rising in our view rack morning. The staff were all so friendly creating a very happy atmosphere. Every thing was taken care of for us. I enjoyed the healthy meals.

Yaara Gross

from Israel, January 2019

"Just book it. The best yoga retreat"

Atmosphere very welcoming. Nice crew. Unni is an amazing host and also his wife. Yoga lessons and teachers are professionals and even doing 4 hours yoga a day no hurting your body. Jayesh meditations are wonderful. 5 stars yoga Retreat.

Louise Rose

from France, January 2019

"Fantastic experience "

The yoga, the staff, the food, the birds the whole setting.

Poppy Lyle

from United States, January 2019

"Beautiful place "

I absolutely loved this place. very caring staff, beautful surroundings, great yoga, delicious food, nice atmosphere. I came with my 7 year old daughter and she loved it too and I felt very supported by the staff to enjoy some yoga-time as well as daughter-time. I hope to come back one day!

Natausha Wilson

from United States, January 2019

"Soul Food"

Soul nourishing experience with invigorating asana, peaceful meditation, and exquisite cuisine. Let me mention again how amazing the food was! Hinterland is a beautiful village of people united under the loving spirit of its owner. My experiences there not only deepened my practice...they deepened my appreciation for this life. I hope to return soon.

Lorraine Gill

from India, January 2019

"Wonderful"

The staff, the instructors, the owners were all friendly, professional and made you feel so welcome and at home. İt was a truly wonderful experience that will stay with me always. İt's a very special place.

Freja Dam

from Denmark, January 2019

I loved this retreat. The surroundings are beautiful and calming, the yoga was great, people were friendly and the food was amazing. It made me feel strong, relaxed and focused.

Francis Kirby

from Ireland, December 2018

"Wonderful place and people"

Hinterland is a wonderland place which is made really special by the wonderful people and the attention to detail. It is a relaxing, fun and wonderful place to spend some time.

Teresita Sekiya

from Japan, December 2018

"Everything is amazing."

Almost Everything.The place,the food,the staffs,the yoga ,meditation and so gratefully thanks to Unni and family.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, December 2018

"Best end to our travels in India"

- The food was AMAZING

- Unni was great at communicating with us prior to our visit so we had no worries about what we were doing

- Yoga was great - I especially loved Aje's sessions

- Meditation was a fantastic experience - I went in feeling like I couldn't be bothered with it that day but came out floating

- You feel like you're really being taken care of. After spending three hectic weeks further North, this was the best possible end to our holiday

- Rooms are lovely and big, great to have nice hot water

- Massage was the best ever

Catherine Declemente

from Moldova, December 2018

"Pleasant and relaxing retreat"

I enjoyed the different yoga teachers and also the environment (surrounded by nature). The food was EXCELLENT! Unni spent time to make me a therapeutic tea for several days, to help with my sensitive stomach, which was very kind. The staff was also extremely kind and available whenever I needed them.

Daniela Isca

from India, December 2018

"Peaceful place"

I really liked the location,the yoga teacher,the food was incredibile,and i really appreciated the kindness of Unni,the owner.he really cares about his guests.the staff is kind and everyone is so professional.

Helen Mcharry

from Great Britain, December 2018

"Hinterland wonderland !"

Hinterland is a quiet, calm haven to rejuvenate body and soul. The stunning surroundings, the amazing food, the inspiring Yoga, the kind helpful staff, the wonderful mix of guests... everything just works perfectly!

You will love this place 😊

Huixian He

from India, November 2018

FOOD, YOGA TRAINING, MEDITATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

THE WORKING STAFF....everything is perfect. :)

Janava Benton

from United States, November 2018

"Organic simplicity for your highest self"

Everything was great from the airport pickup to morning yoga, all of the meals, the massages, guided meditations and evening yoga. The preserved nature around helps you to find your place in the universe very quickly.

Karen Shepheard

from Australia, November 2018

"5 days at Hinderland retreat"

Loved the food, massages and daily yoga and meditation practices. The setting was very tranquil and peaceful and made many new friends during my stay.

Great environment and left feeling very relaxed and chilled out. Great way to end 3 weeks in India.

Cindy Casey

from Australia, November 2018

"Beautiful setting in the Hinterland"

The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious (and Im not vegetarian) and healthy. The lush grounds were lovely and relaxing. It was all well organised and Unni was approachable and helpful.

Andrew Love

from United States, November 2018

"Incredible "

The food, the location, the staff of Mr Uni are all WORLD class. Such a treat relaxing, learning, and spending time in their world. Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be back.

Raluca Herren

from Switzerland, October 2018

"The best yoga experience"

It was an amazing experience!! A wonderful retreat with wonderful people, surrounded by beautiful nature and animals. I couldn't recommend more Hinterland Village, and I'm looking forward to the next time I will be there (and that is certain that will happen).

Unni and all the people working there were doing more than possible to make our stay excellent. Everything is organised in such a way so you can get the most out of the yoga retreat: 4h of yoga classes daily, meditation, Ayurvedic massages and treatments, cooking show, yoga philosophy, chanting and so much more .... a complete experience to give you an understanding on what yoga is and how it can be good for your body, mind and soul. The food is delicious, freshly cooked every day. I'm already missing all the snacks and flavoured waters that were prepared for us every day.

I came home after 10 days more healthy, rejuvenated, with a positive mind and open heart... so, thank you Unni, and thank you to the entire team in Hinterland for this amazing time! It is indeed a life changing experience, and I think I took home with me a lot of the learning and positive vibes I got during the stay.

A perfect location for solo travellers and a great opportunity to meet think-alike people and build new friendships. Airport pick-up can be arranged, and also day-trips if you're willing to explore the surroundings.

Thea Gillingham

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Simply Magical"

Such a magical experience, a placed filled with positive energy and incredible people. Excellent instructors offering support for all levels of yoga experience.

Sophie Bentley

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Yoga bliss"

Unni was so attentive and caring. He really listened and tried to give you the best and most unique experience possible. The food was amazing and the place itself was so beautiful. I spent a week here and I did not want to leave.

Anonymous

from Hong Kong, October 2018

"Great environment to center yourself!"

The food was amazing! the retreat is located in a remote area on the hill overlooking a rice paddy. Very quiet and peaceful environment.

David Bourke

from Australia, September 2018

Every part of everything

Suzanne Mccorkell

from India, September 2018

"A little slice of heaven"

The venue is just delightful-all aspects of it.

The food is plentiful, fresh and yum

All of the people are friendly helpful amazing

Anonymous

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Wonderful place"

Atmosphere and lovely kind staff

Anonymous

from Great Britain, September 2018

"A beautiful surreal oasis in Kerala"

I arrived here for my first ever yoga retreat and instantly felt as if I had been transported to another world. Everything here is about your wellbeing and relaxation, and after spending six days here I felt the most centred that I have been in years (though I wish I could have stayed longer!)

Days start with a 6.30am yoga class overlooking the sunrise over the rice paddies and palm trees. Throughout the day, you can have massages, meditation classes and yoga philosophy, or spend time reading in the hammocks or swimming. The grounds themselves are beautiful - the groundskeeper really knows his stuff and will show you all the beautiful species of plants growing on site! All staff and instructors are completely lovely, and the food is delicious and healthy - I miss it so much!

This place is hugely relaxing and stunning and will give you the chance to clear your mind completely through regular yoga and meditation practice. In only six days I learned so much about myself - fully recommend here.

Kajsa Hederstedt

from United States, August 2018

"Hinterland - one of the best things I’ve experienced 🙏🏻"

My karma led me to Hinterland - I must have done something exceptionally good in a past life! I’m leaving this beautiful place full of gratitude and bliss. What an amazing experience! THANK YOU ALL for this oasis of calmness and recreation, thanks for the fantastic food, for the wonderful yoga, for the interesting talks, thanks for all the laughter! Thank you for guiding me and holding my hand during this path of my spiritual journey!

I have a soft heart but a strong mind, and a soul that knows everything. My eternal love and gratitude! Hope to see you all soon

❤️ Namaste 🙏🏻

/Kajsa from Sweden

Erika Pucciarelli

from United States, August 2018

"Exactly what I was looking for"

I was looking for a short retreat to experience the real meaning of yoga. I only had 3 days to spend in Kerala and literally went all the way from New York to India, flew 18 hours just to do this retreat. I arrived Friday night and Unni sent someone for me to the airport. He welcomed me and saved dinner for me. The food was delicious and I am not vegetarian. On Saturday I did a 2 hours yoga class, then an amazing breakfast, a meditation class, a philosophy class, an amazing massage and facial scrub and then another yoga class. Dinner was good as well. On Sunday I had morning yoga class, a private yoga session and another ayurveda massage. A taxi drove me to the airport on Sunday noon. I understood why people extends their stay. I felt welcomed, relaxed, disconnected. Unni was on top of everything (even my morning bananas!) and made my stay enjoyable even in such a short time. I don't remember all the staff names but everybody was caring. I wish I could stay for a week. I was afraid to do this solo but I am happy that I did it. Unni: I will see you in NYC! We need a Hinterland New York.

Desiree Nelson

from United States, August 2018

My stay at Hinterland Village was nothing short of lovely. Upon arriving at Hinterland I was greeted by Unni and some of the guests and was shown to my accommodations to settle in before beginning my day. The village is quite beautiful with all manner of flowers, herbs, spices, tress and friendly animals. It was truly a bit of paradise.

The schedule at Hinterland is quite packed but everything is optional so if you need a bit more rest time you can feel free. There are hammocks to enjoy a good book or to simply take in the scenery, a nice pool to lounge at or cool off in. You can take a stroll around the grounds and appreciate the surroundings or rent a tuk tuk and venture to the neighboring town for some shopping or exploring. You won't be bored.

The food is well balanced vegetarian and is phenomenal. They sell a cookbook with some of their most popular dishes, which I couldn't leave without.

Everyday from 6:30-8:30am and 6-8pm, is yoga practice. Don't let the time intimidate you. The practice is challenging (for beginner and intermediate students) but slow paced with breaks. You'll leave each class feeling energized and renewed. My only dislike to the yoga classes were that with the exception of a few, they were quite routine and unvaried. I would have preferred more variety but they were still great. I found the meditation classes to be exceptional.

You can also enjoy a half-day backwater tour and a cooking demonstration. All in all, great time and highly recommended

Annie Burns-pieper

from India, August 2018

"Beautiful setting, incredible food. Yoga so so."

This is a gorgeous spot, so peaceful and serene. The hosts were so kind and helpful they took excellent care of each guest. The massages were wonderful, I really felt pampered. The food was amazing very impressed by each meal and snack.

Julia Nash

from United States, August 2018

"Hinterland..a little piece of Heaven"

Too many to mention. Yoga, mediation, philosophy, massage, food and all of Unni’s team were outstanding. The eco philosophy of the retreat is inspirational. India needs more people to think like Unni. 🙏

Varun Gulati

from United States, July 2018

"Magical oasis in the monsoon season!"

I can’t say enough positive things about Hinterland. This place is absolutely magical. Unni has created a sustainable, eco-friendly village with HUNDREDS of native flora and fauna. The food is phenomenal, and there is so much to see and do on the property. You’ll get to improve your yoga & meditation practice, go on nature walks, eat delicious snacks (multiple times a day), drink fresh juices, learn yoga philosophy, take trips to nearby spots (backwaters, village, Kochi), swim in the pool, visit the vegetable garden, get a cooking demonstration, enjoy a massage, drink herbal water, get a steam bath, sing bhajans, get an ayurvedic consultation, feed the emu, and SO much more.

Also, I must note that Unni and the whole staff really do a great job of nurturing you. I’m impressed with the care that they provide: at any given point in time, they are providing holistic treatment to a number of people for their specific conditions.

There’s so much to see and do here. Don’t hesitate to book this — you won’t regret it!

Shaleen Meelu

from Germany, July 2018

"A lovely experience "

The structure of the day was wonderful and the food excellent. Accommodation is simple but, this feels appropriate. I dreaded the idea of a cliche yoga retreat but this seemed truly authentic. The teachers were very good and both my body and mind feel relaxed and rejuvenated. The food was excellent. I also enjoyed the sound of the rain as we practised yoga and meditation.

Grace Murray

from India, July 2018

"Yoga - the full package!"

At Hinterland Village, Unni, Sri Devi, Swamy, Jayesh, and all the other wonderful staff members and teachers, are really giving you a solid foundation into all aspects of yoga. Everything runs so smoothly, and you feel really taken care of and looked after, in every way. It's not just about doing asanas, but about learning about meditation, philosophy, ayurveda, and emotional and spiritual health. This retreat really gave me the building blocks in order to lead a healthier and happier life going back to my normal routine. The food is wonderful, my room was comfortable and there's always lots of hot water in the bathroom! Visiting in monsoon season also meant that we had quite a small group of people and it felt really relaxed and cosy. The days are busy enough with 4 hours yoga and one hour meditation, and the place fully stocked with loads of umbrellas, for the heavy rains to not impact too much.

Dilara Ecem Umitli

from Turkey, July 2018

"Peaceful and uniting retreat"

Amazing place to withdraw from your life’s stresses and refocus on what is real and important. Yoga practices are amazing and they tune you back with your body. The food and massages, the yoga philosophy lectures all work together to raise your mindfulness. I would love to come back for a longer period of time!

Vita Rinkeviciene

from United States, July 2018

"Excellent retreat"

Quality of exercise, food

Emma Inglis

from Australia, June 2018

"Just what I needed "

Hinterland was like a little family away from home. I automatically felt relaxed and never wanted to leave.

The yoga every day was calming and balancing and coupled with the philosophy made a lot of sense...and the FOOD was AMAZING!

Christophe Cohen

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Heaven on Earth"

I am not sure if it was the yoga so amazing or the grateful food or again the philosophy classes or maybe the host Unni. Perfect ingredients

Camilla Drema

from India, June 2018

"Beautiful, tranquil & had the best food I’ve ever eaten"

The food was incredible, the staff lovely, it was a 10/10 experience for me

Ana Salgado

from Finland, June 2018

I joined in the retreat without experience in yoga and I left loving it. As soon as I arrived at Hinterland I felt at home. The whole experience is unique, as the service, accommodation and facilities are excellent. I booked a 6 days retreat but I was so happy with it that decided to extend my stay. Unni was very helpful all the time, as well as all the staff members. The yoga classes were great and I was inspired to be better every day. There was always new activities and still time to relax and escape from a hectic life. I will definitely come back here!

Nadia Nesme

from France, March 2020

"une retraite yoga bienveillante et reposante"

- les cours de yoga, la philosophie et la méditation

- la cuisine excellente, bravo au chef!

- le personnel aux petits soins et tellement gentil!

Céline Brun-ney

from France, January 2020

"Un séjour essentiel "

Une bulle dans la nature hors du temps et de l’agitation.

Une nourriture exceptionnelle de qualité.

Un accueil personnalisé.

Une pratique intense.

Esther Saint-leger

from France, November 2019

"Très bon séjour "

La nourriture était absolument délicieuse pendant ces 10 jours. Le personnel très agréable.

Jill Nussbaumer

from Taiwan, August 2019

"Holistic experience of Yoga"

Hinterland is a beautiful place with wonderful humans, plants and animals living in harmony. It’s easy to strive and feel comfortable in this environment, eating delicious food from the garden and following the daily yoga and meditation routine. On top of that I learned a lot about the science of ayurveda and philosophy and practical skills like cooking. Unni and everyone from the staff were welcoming and attentive, taking care of everyone’s needs and making my stay perfect. Occasional get aways to fort kochi, the backwaters and to town were nice activities to balance out the retreat. I recommend this place to everyone interested in experience well-being and relaxation paired with yoga.

Justine Greard

from India, June 2019

"expérience inoubliable !"

Un petit havre de paix dans un cadre magique ! Les professeurs sont excellents, le personnel adorable et attentionné, la nourriture fantastique, bref tout est parfait au Hinterland Village !

Camille Crutel

from France, April 2019

"Séjour parfait en tous points"

J'ai passé deux semaines incroyables à Hinterland Village. Les cours de yoga sont de qualité et l'ensemble du personnel du centre est impliqué à vous faire passer le meilleur séjour possible.

Le lieu est magnifique, un véritable havre de paix. Les repas sont délicieux et préparés avec les aliments cultivés directement sur place : une bombe de vitamines et nutriments, comme on n'en trouve plus dans nos grandes villes occidentales.

Je recommande absolument Hinterland Village si vous recherchez un séjour dépaysant et régénérant.

Merci à Unni et à tout le personnel d'Hinterland !

Christine Barnel

from United States, March 2019

"Le paradis, c’est ici !"

Tout m’a plu : l’ambiance, les gens, le lever du soleil face au studio de yoga pendant la salutation au soleil, les cours de méditation, les 4heures de yoga par jour, la qualité des repas si goûteux et si sains. Tout ! Merci à Unni et à son staff d’un tel accueil. Et merci pour les sourires et la gentillesse de tous. Revenir est mon souhait !

Lau Carrillo

from United States, February 2019

"Una experiencia que vale la pena repetir "

Agradezco mucho la amabilidad, calidad y entrega de todas las personas que trabajan en hinterland village, mi experiencia ha sido inolvidable y he aprendido mucho más de lo que esperaba. La calidad humana es lo más maravilloso que creo que hay en este lugar, hacen que cada detalle se disfrute al máximo y transmiten una hermosa energía. Definitivamente lo recomiendo y regresare cuando me sea posible!!

Claudia Opfermann

from Germany, February 2019

"Entspannte Tage zum runterkommen"

Die Anlage ist recht groß und schön. Es gibt einen kleinen Pool, Hängematten und beim Yoga schaut man direkt auf Reisfelder.

Das Essen ist sehr frisch und super lecker. Das Personal ist generell super freundlich und erkennt alle Wünsche.

Ich hatte sehr schöne und erholsame Tage und kann es nur empfehlen

Helene Cerneau

from France, February 2019

"hinterland village is like paradise. Helene from France"

Hinterland village is located in a very nice place, in the middle of the nature, surrounded by coconut trees and field rice. All the concept is about taking care of the nature and of yourself Food is organic and comes from the beautiful garden of the village. We had different delicious meals everyday. everyone is taking care of you and Hinterland village is the perfect place to rest, take time for yourself, medit, and meet nice people. There is no bad surprises one you arrived. In comparison with the price I paided, I am not disappointed at all.

Marianne Houel

from France, January 2019

"Cocoon of wellness"

With simplicity, humility and care, Unni, his family and staff make your stay in Hinterland unforgettable. Each day is special and part of a process.

I rested, practiced, discovered and enjoyed a lot (yoga with different teachers, meditation, aryuvedic medicine and food) and, most of all, I left this wonderful place with a brand new energy!

Let's be aware ;)

Aude Charles-achille

from France, January 2019

"The best of the best"

I loved absolutely everything. The place, the staff, the guests, the atmosphere, the classes...

First yoga experience and retreat, I will never forget it. I felt home. I will definitely come back.

I already miss you all.

Aude

Jana Imboden

from India, January 2019

everything was just amazing couldn't be better thank you to all of you

Annie Guimard

from United States, January 2019

"Bienveillancel"

L'accueil et l'attention personnelle que porte Unni à chacun. L'excellence des cours de yoga et les maitres totalement dévoués à votre pratique. La cuisine merveilleusement réalisée par l'excellent chef et son équipe. Ici tout le monde prends soin de vous et veille à votre bien être. Le découverte de la ferme en perma culture qui fournit tous les aliments servis est une très belle expérience.

Merci à tous. Une semaine fabuleuse, juste envie de revenir au plus vite!.

Anonymous

from France, January 2019

To feel like in a family and Unni's "personal" attention; the impression that the staff is happy working at the retreat.

Safia GOUASMI

from United States, December 2018

"Je recommande sans hésiter !"

Endroit paisible et très jolie ou la nature prime, Unni fait tout son possible pour vous aider et faire en sorte que tout se passe bien. Les repas sont delicieux. Le staff est juste super que se soit les masseuses, les profs de yoga ou de méditation.j'ai appris énormément, je leur serais toujours reconnaissante ! Merci encore

Susanne Mühlhauser-jentsch

from Germany, November 2018

Sehr liebevolle Rundumbetreuung, anspruchsvolles Programm, sehr freundliches Personal, phantastisches Essen. Ein sehr friedlicher und wunderschöner Platz, wo man zur Ruhe kommt. Ich hoffe sehr, einmal wieder zu kommen!

Anonymous

from Belgium, October 2018

"Great yoga retreat"

De service was geweldig. Ze wouden echt het beste voor u. Heel toffe extra activiteiten.

Anonymous

from Spain, August 2018

"Pure relaxation"

It feels like you’re in the jungle