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Monsoon retreats have a special significance culturally as Ayurveda treatments and yoga practices performed during this time are more effective than any other season. Discover a unique program of yoga sessions or classes for all levels of practitioners. This is dedicated to becoming one with the universe; the Bodhi Center uses a holistic approach to purify and reconnect the body, mind, and the reality. Enjoy the benefits of meditation, yoga, and Ayurveda, and learn how to be the one!
Hinterland Village is a home stay 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 six available rooms is different and offers a unique blend of antique charm and 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. Massages and other therapies take place in two individual rooms each featuring a treatment table as well as a bath steamer. A beautiful and inviting yoga space was designed to maximize contact with nature. Surrounded by coconut trees, lush vegetation, and a paddy field, the open shala is the perfect setting for unforgettable yoga sessions.
This monsoon yoga and Ayurveda retreat at Hinterland Village is a great opportunity to 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. 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 becoming one with nature. Come experience the warm hospitality of a Kerala village and be ready to taste some delicious Kerala food!
Every year, the hot temperatures of April and May cool when it’s around June 1st, the southwest monsoon winds bring rains to Kerala. When it finally arrives to quench the parched soil, the monsoon makes it perfect for taking Ayurvedic treatments and for deeper meditation. The softened environment renders mind and body to become more receptive to the qualities of the therapies. Quite naturally, one discovers less preoccupation with mental constructions about the future and experiences more of a gentle and present physicality. This state of awareness and receptivity promotes deep cellular and energetic integration of the benefits of Ayurvedic treatments.
The moist qualities of monsoon also help soften and ripen the seven tissues of the body the dhatus during poorva karma, the preparatory phase of pancha karma involving snehana (oil application) and svedhana (steam treatments).
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.
Dr. Dinesh Manayattil
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.
Hinterland Village represents seven acres of lush greenery - 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.
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You will enjoy a healthy selection of sattvic (balanced) food or a mouth-watering array of Kerala cuisine (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) made by the resort's excellent cook. Brunch and dinner will be served during the day with a tea-break accompanied by a light snack in between.
While at the venue, you can relax by the pool or play table tennis.
This retreat includes a consultation with an on-site Ayurvedic doctor and you will receive treatments according to your body constitution. Massages and steam baths will be scheduled during your stay.
Please book your flight to arrive the Cochin International Airport (COK). Transfer from the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport or any other location in Kochi.
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