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This monsoon yoga and Ayurveda retreat at Hinterland Village is a great opportunity for you reconnect one’s body and mind whilst experiencing the magical rains of Kerala. This retreat is designed and flexible for all levels of yoga practitioners. Monsoon retreats have a special significance culturally, as Ayurveda treatments and yoga practices performed during this time are more effective than any other time of the year. Learn how to see or experience that one light from deep within!
Hinterland Village is a homestay type of accommodation where you can get all the warmth and care that remind you of home with the added benefits and luxuries of a resort. Each of the available rooms is different and offer a unique blend of antique charm with modern comfort. There are a number of options of shared, double, or single rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer stunning views of the surrounding greenery.
Enjoy traditional monsoon Ayurvedic therapies or massages and deep relaxation sessions while discovering the benefits of yoga and meditation in the cacophony of nature. Nestled in seven acres of lush vegetation and home to a wide variety of bird species, Hinterland Village is the ideal place to experience that ‘One Light’ that is the truth. Come experience the warm hospitality of a Kerala village and be ready to taste some delicious Kerala food.
Discover a unique program of yoga sessions or classes for all levels of practitioners. Focus on experiencing one’s light within, the Bodhi center uses a holistic approach to purify and reconnect the body, mind, and the reality. You can enjoy the benefits of meditation, yoga, Ayurveda, and learn how to see or experience that one light.
The daily schedule is subject to change as per conditions. This retreat might be running in parallel with other retreats. When the number of students is less, classes may be combined for the morning meditation or philosophy classes with other groups.
The day usually starts with pranayama and meditation sessions. You will have the chance to deepen your yoga practice on a daily basis for nine days, working on the primary series, and moving onto advanced sets of postures. Learn more about asanas, anatomy, and perfect certain postures during the afternoon workshops. Relax deeply and restore your body and mind with Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). You can get a consultation with the on-site Ayurvedic doctors and receive treatments or massages according to your body constitution.
Jayesh holds a master's degree in yoga and is a qualified instructor of both Hatha and Ashtanga traditions. For the past five years, he has traveled to various parts of the world to share his passion for teaching yoga and spirituality to a vast number of people from different walks of life. Jayesh works at various yoga centers around India where he teaches Hatha yoga, asanas, pranayama, Nidra yoga, kriyas, meditation, and different stress management and relaxation techniques. He also specializes in diabetic therapy and professional yoga.
Saji Ramaswami is a professional yoga trainer and a spiritual teacher with special experience in the classic style of yoga, meditation, and philosophy of yoga-vedanta. He has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years in various ashrams and yoga schools in India. He is working as a yoga master with Hinterland since 2015 leading their yoga retreats and teacher training workshops. His special techniques combined with his gentle, peace, and kind manners, helps beginners as well as skilled yoga practitioners. Many yoga and spiritual aspirants have benefited from his inspiring talks and teachings.
Doctor Dinesh is a professional Ayurveda doctor for the past 20 years. He works as a visiting consultant physician, teaches students and organizes seminars, workshops, research on Ayurveda, and other alternative medicines. He has 20 years of experience in teaching about Ayurvedic medicine and is an expert in consultation diagnosis, Ayurvedic food, natural and organic system.
Harilal is a professional Yoga Teacher with 14 years of experience in Yoga teaching at various parts of the world. He has been qualified from The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Iyengar Yoga Teachers Training Centre, Ayurveda Panchakarma therapy and Spa Massage Therapy.
Gokul holds RYT 200 certification from Yoga Alliance and specializes in teaching Hatha yoga. As a well-grained yoga teacher, he holds an in-depth understanding of teaching asana classes with mindful integration of meditation, breathing techniques,yogic lifestyle and mantra meditation. (Core Subjects: Hatha Yoga & Adjustment Alignment)
Aje Nyah follow firm principles of classical Indian Hatha yoga as well asAncient Egyptian Kemetic yoga. Aje also gives lectures and talks about Integral Wholistic Yoga Philosophy. His spiritual reasoning’s draws inspiration from the natural world and our connection with nature. Being a naturalist,organic farmer, wildlife filmmaker and a spiritual musician; he has some unusual perspectives and eye-opening views about life and the human experience, health and environmental conservation.
Irie Nyah, Yoga Teaching designed for women at all stages and phases with special focus on pregnancy and preparation for childbirth. However all women desiring to connect more deeply to their femininity or prepare their body, mind and spirit to welcome new life will benefit from these unique sessions. Irie is a Yoga Alliance certified Hatha Yoga teacher and has been teaching for the last two years in India and Australia.
This retreat will take place in Hinterland Village. With seven acres of lush greenery, it is a haven of rich native biodiversity and an oasis of peace on the outskirts of the city of Kochi. Hinterland Village boasts more than 180 native species of flora that grow abundantly and naturally throughout the year. The Bodhi center at Hinterland Village was an initiative undertaken by its founder, Unni, to promote yoga and Ayurveda. Unni’s desire was to create a space where guests and visitors could immerse themselves in spiritual practices in a peaceful and natural environment.
The Bodhi Ayurveda and Yoga center at Hinterland Village is a spiritual paradise set amidst jungle giants overlooking a paddy field. The space around the Bodhi Ayurveda and Yoga center is a paradise for bird watching and nature walks. The resort also has a swimming pool set amongst the greens so guests can cool off from the South Indian heat. Hinterland Village takes pleasure in harmonizing with nature and guests are encouraged to do the same.
As the name Bodhi suggests, the aim of the retreat is to seek enlightenment regarding one’s own body and mind. As humanity often strives in chaos, Bodhi, or one's awakening, is an essential journey that everyone eventually has to take. In this sense, constant efforts are made to provide the most comfortable space for guests to practice yoga, to enjoy the special treatments, and to engage in the mutual exchange of ideas and thoughts.
The price of this retreat includes daily sattvic vegetarian Breakfast, Lunch. Enjoy a healthy selection of balanced meals made by the resort's excellent cook. Most of the vegetables and rice are organically grown and being used in the kitchen.
Biking and hiking, reading, swimming indoor games, nature walk, bird watching, temple visit are the best activities you can do to see the beautiful surroundings.
This retreat includes a consultation with an on-site Ayurvedic/ Naturopathy doctor and you will receive treatments according to your body constitution. Four days massages and steam baths will be scheduled during your stay. Body constitution analysis (Tridosha Constitution) and Natural self; healing therapies, Hydrotherapies, acupuncture, Kriyas and personal private classes will be optional.
Please book your flight to arrive the Cochin International Airport (COK). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
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