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Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in India

Shed the clutter and excess baggage of life and let nothing comes between you and rejuvenation. Break free from everything and escape to Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort in Kerala, India. Renew your soul and body with Ayurveda treatments and massages, relax the mind with yoga and meditation or just unwind by frolicking in the sea or soaking the sun on the unspoiled sandy beaches of Marari. Come and join Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort the perfect getaway and the ideal space to energize.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Ayurveda treatments or massages
  • Daily meditation, purification and yoga sessions
  • Daily individually customized diet plan and meals
  • Free medicine during treatments
  • Daily doctors consultation
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort offers exquisitely furnished villas complete with private pool or pond and timber laden decks. All the villas are perfect fusion of traditional and modern Kerala architecture. Well appointed rooms, lavish bathrooms and artistically designed walk-in dressers ensure the comfort you are looking for in your holiday getaway.

Akund Deluxe Villa

Aesthetically designed eco friendly villas with total built up area of 102 square meters, private deck with lily pond, walk-in dressers and rain showers amidst beautiful designed and landscaped gardens.

Zukra Pool Villa

Nestled between towering coconut trees and lush greenery, the elegantly designed and eco friendly Zukra Pool Villa has a total built area of 112 square meters. The villa comes with its own private pool with deck area, walk-in dressers and rain showers.

Semantha Pool Villa

With a total built up area of 164 square meters, the Semantha Pool Villa is a home away from home, as it provides you with the ultimate luxury and space. With its private pool with deck area, walk in dresser and rain shower, the villa is the perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort India Yoga Retreat Program

Experience an eight days yoga curative program at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, situated on the pristine beaches of Marari, Kerala India, where you can also have a dip in the ocean, revel in the sea breeze and admire the sunsets.

The program includes Ayurvedic treatments or massages, meditation, purification and yoga sessions along with diet plans and doctor consultations to help you unwind, heal and improve your overall well-being.

Enjoy an all-encompassing Ayurveda and yoga experience, designed to nurture and rebalance the body in times of change, pressure and stress. The end result is that you will feel relaxed, revitalized and energized.


Ayurveda, the complete knowledge for long life or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India and a form of alternative medicine. At Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, signature individualized Ayurvedic treatments based on this ancient legacy of natural healing combined with the benefits of yoga under trained supervision, help you unwind, heal, cleanse and rejuvenate. The Ayurveda treatments at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort consist as two therapies, Snehana therapies (massages) and Swedana Therapies - KIZHI (Warm Herbal Poultice). Below you can find the details of each Ayurvedic therapies offered:

Snehana therapies (massages)

Abhyangam: Uzhichil with foot ritual. This is a traditional, synchronized, energizing treatment with medical oils, according to the body constitution where the therapist applies brisk long and flowing movements. This relaxing treatment not only enhances the blood circulation but also balances the nervous system and doshas.

Abhyanga swedam: Abhyanga treatment coupled with steaming (swedam) will accelerate the detoxification process.

Udhvarthanam: A unique Ayurvedic treatment specially designed for weight loss by reducing the cellulites. Medical powders are applied in the centripetal directions of the body.

Full body massage

Back and neck massage

Head and shoulder massage

Face massage

Leg treatment

Swedana therapies - KIZHI (warm herbal poultice)

Navarakizhi: One of the best rejuvenating therapy in Ayurveda which utilizes the medicinal properties of njavara rice, cow's milk and herbal decoction of Sida Cordifolia. This treatment helps to restore the functions of the nervous system and is beneficial for muscular weaknesses.

Elakizhi: Herbal medicinal leaves and medicated powders are used for making poultices. This dipped in warm medicated oil and applied on the body with intense pressure. This is highly beneficial in inflammatory conditions.

Podikizhi: Medicated powders are made into a poultice and then steamed or dipped in oil and applied to specific parts of the body followed by a massage. This treatment is excellent for painful as well as inflammatory conditions.

Dhara: 60 minutes session during which medicated oil, milk and buttermilk are poured on the body.

Sirodhara: Pouring of warm medicated oil on the forehead in order to balance the nervous system. Recommended for headaches, insomnia or vision problems.

Ksheeradhara: Pouring of warm medicated milk all over the body. It is very effective for rejuvenating the body and also good for muscular weaknesses.

Pizhichil: Squeezing warm medicated oil all over the body with the help of cloth pieces that are periodically dipped in warm oil.

Yoga and meditation

Yoga is the ancient Indian practice of breathing, focus and postures that brings tranquility, health, energy and ultimately a greater connection with oneself. Yoga gurus believe that the foundation of the whole universe is a subtle life force energy called prana.

This mystical energy flows through our body and generates our every action from gross physical action to minute biochemical processes. Yoga has developed methods to increase, cultivate and direct this energy and once a practitioner has mastered the art, he can experience a healthy and fulfilling life.

Yoga at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort use the principal forms and techniques of Ashtanga and Hatha yoga to achieve balance of the mind and body and to restore health. Our team of yoga experts uses it to treat illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, depression, migraines, headaches, indigestion, hypertension, obesity, spinal and liver problems and other common ailments.

Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort offers various ranges of yoga practices to harmonize all planes of your being during your stay:

Replenish: Daily general yoga session every morning from 07:30 to 08:30 complimentary at the yoga deck. Our yoga experts will guide you through series of posture, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, etc. to reenergize you.

Reinforce: 45-minute therapeutic session for back and neck pains. A customized session of yogic postures to relieve pain and spasm available upon request on our yoga deck. This will be a personalized program as it includes a individual consultation of the guest with a doctor as well as a review of the medical history.

Revitalize: 45-minute breathing exercise session where our yoga trainer will teach you how to breathe to improve your vitality, hence increasing your potential and productivity to the maximum.

Refine: A series of 3 sessions total 180 minutes. Refine your body systems through a series of yogic procedures that help to cleanse the body, thereby expelling the toxins out of your system. This procedure will be done in 3 sessions for 3 consecutive days and followed by a relaxation session and certain breathing techniques. It is mandatory to follow a particular diet plan prescribed by the doctor.

Renew: 60 minutes meditation with relaxation session. Meditation programs like cyclic meditation, ohm meditation, yoga Nidra, etc. to control your mental modifications to help you rejuvenate.

Included excursions

A day tour of Cochin, a major port city on the west coast of India by the Arabian Sea. It is the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. A vibrant city, it is the second most important city on the west coast of India (after Mumbai)

A boat cruise of Alappuzha Backwaters, which is part of the Kerala backwaters and a major tourist attraction. The Kerala Backwaters are a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways, and sometimes compared to the American Bayou. In the midst of this landscape there are a number of towns and cities, which serve as the starting and end points of backwater cruises.

Retreat location

Located on the shores of the mesmerizing Arabian Sea surrounded by lush tropical greenery in Marari Beach, just 20 kilometers away from the world famous backwaters of Alappuzho, the Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, set amidst verdant tropical greens will provide the best of "God's own country".



  • Activities
  • Golf driving range
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Poolside bar
  • Spa


  • General
  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace


  • Services
  • Baby sitting
  • Child care
  • Currency exchange
  • Free! Bicycle
  • Free! Bottled water
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Newspapers
  • Tour Assistance


Set amidst a beautifully landscaped garden, the restaurants at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort will never let you separate from the wonderful culinary experience, rich with flavor. You can choose from an array of regional seafood delicacies at Chimaera, our seafood specialty restaurant. If you yearn for the familiar, theres always the multi cuisine restaurant Ida.

Things to do (optional)

Cycling around the idyllic surroundings

Enjoy the ancient Kerala art or dance performances by the locals

Go on an escorted village walk

Play indoor games within the comfortable resort compounds

Practice your golf on the putting green

Read a book or just lie down amidst the sun and sea breeze on the lounge bed on the sandy beach

Take cooking lessons on Kerala cuisine

Visit the local temple and church

Spa treatments

At Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, enjoy the various spa therapies aim to bring renewal to your body and soul:


  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Back and Neck massage
  • Deep tissue (Post workout) massage
  • Foot reflexology
  • Head and shoulder massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai massage

Body scrubs

Marine Prelude (ultra Exfoliation with marine mud and salt): An exfoliation treatment which combines natural sea salt and dead marine mud which helps to treat muscle pains, water retention and joint tensions and to invigorates entire body by activating circulation

Rebalancing back treatment (a back polishing and back pain reliever): Rich in natural active marine algae, this treatment cleanses and purifies to leave the skin radiant. The algae scrub used polishes the back removing all traces of impurities

Herbal body scrubs: Suitable for all skin types, this body scrub uses the essence of herbs like Vetiver, cardamom and cane sugar together with a variety of oils (sesame, rice bran, olive and almond) to polish the body, exfoliate and nourish the skin

Body wraps

Aromaceane treatment: Ultra relaxing and cleansing, this aromatic wrap treatment combines essential oils and sea mud as well as include reflex massage of the feet. Essential oils (Aroma Slender, Aroma Vitality, Aroma Detox and Aroma Relax) chosen individually to suit specific needs

Revitalizing mud mask (rainforest mud): This treatment peps up the circulation using ingredients such as lodhra, manjishta, arjuna and sandal to firm up and revitalize the skin. Suitable for all skin types


  • Herbal bath with Jacuzzi: A treatment rich with ingredients, extracts and aromatic oils

What's included

  • Ayurveda treatment or massage daily for 60 minutes, depending on the doctor's advice
  • Daily consultation with the doctor
  • Medicine as prescribed by the doctor or yoga expert, free of charge
  • Morning and evening meditation, purification and yoga discourse daily
  • Personal diet plan as advised by dietician, doctor or yoga expert

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Cochin Airport at a distance of 75 kilometers.

Arrival by bus

  • The nearest bus stand is Cherthala at a distance of 12 kilometers.

Arrival by train

  • The nearest Railway Station is Cochin at a distance of 50 kilometers.
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