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22 Days Cultural, Ayurveda and Yoga Holidays on the Beach in South India

Coqueiros Beach Cottages Kodi,Kundapura -576222 Karnataka, India

Cultural, detox and yoga holidays in South India

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in India.

A spiritual journey in the South of India combining yoga, ayurveda, meditation, pujas, kirtans and discovering sacred places

Join Dhyana Ananda for this special retreat including a 10 days pachakarma, hatha, karma, bhakti and jnana yoga and meditation, with certified Sivananda instructors. Ideal for people who want to practice a gentle fitness, take care of the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of themselves while living an Indian adventure.

You will tone your muscles and rejuvenate thanks to Ayurvedic care and a delicious and balanced vegetarian diet. You will feel lighter and in great shape thanks to yoga. You will experience an inner journey that will fulfill your inner quest through meditation.

You will open your heart and find the joy of life through the practice of kirtans (Indian devotional songs).

Finally, you will have the opportunity to interact with a very friendly local population and will be introduced to the Indian culture through some cultural activities and excursions.

Note: The teachers speak French and English. The langue of instruction will be French and/or English depending on the group.

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  • All inclusive formula for peace of mind
  • Yoga Holidays offered in French and in English
  • 2 yoga and 2 meditation and singing sessions each day
  • 21 nights accommodation facing the Arabian Sea, on a kilometers long beach
  • 10 days of supervised panchakarma to detoxify body and mind
  • Tranquil area with a clean and safe environment
  • Full board pension with vegetarian food
  • Visits of sacred places
  • Pleasant climate

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

19 days with instruction in French
The organizer also speaks: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer included: Mangalore Airport
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Bicycle rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Wireless internet

The hotel facilities include a vegetarian restaurant, a yoga deck and a garden for meditation. CCTV surveillance.

You will have the possibility to stay in a cottage, a room or in a dormitory :

  • The cottage are wooden chalets with a balcony facing the beach. Rooms have air conditioning. They are equipped with a mini fridge, cable TV and free Wifi. For the chalets and the rooms you have the possibility between double bed or twin beds.
  • The sea view dormity has two bathrooms and can accommodate 8 persons with 4 bunked beds.
  • The other dormitory also has two bathrooms and can accommodate 5 persons on single beds.


Day 1:

  • Check-in and rest

Day 2

  • Rest - Beach - Presentation – Yoga
  • Medical consultation

Day 3

  • Excursion to Udupi, the 8 temples and shopping

Days 4 to 13

  • Panchakarma

Day 14

  • Closing ceremony / bhajan concert

Day 15

  • Check-out for the 2 weeks stay. Rest for the others.
  • Excursion in the footsteps of Adi Shankara. Mookambika Temple or Kamala sheele Temple or Kodashatri (Jeep)

Day 16

  • Mudeshwara temple / Temple of Siva

Day 17

  • Local artist Group

Day 18

  • Excursion in the footsteps of Adi Shankara. Shringeri. Sirimane Falls Waterfall

Day 19

  • Durga Backwaters Temple + Manasa Jyoti Orphanage

Day 20

  • Siva Koteshwara Temple

Day 21

  • Ceremony / closing concert (puja)

Day 22

  • Check-out

Typical day schedule (for guidance)

  • 07:00-08:35 Morning satsang meditation
  • 08:30-10:00 Yoga class
  • 10:00-11:00 Meal
  • 11:00-16:00 Rest
  • 16:00-18:00 Yoga class
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00-21:00 Meditation / Satsang / Puja / cultural program

More information :

The retreat will begin with an 10 days Panchakarma to detoxify the body and the nervous system. Panchakarma is part of the Ayurvedic medicine which is the traditional medicine practiced in India for over 5000 years. Ayurveda aims to restore body and mind balance and recommends among other things to detoxify the body with each change of season. Panchakarma cleanses the body of toxins at the physical, emotional and mental levels. Treatment includes ingestion of a preparation made from medicinal plants appropriate to the condition of each. It comes with fasting or a light diet and lasts eight days. You will have a regular follow-up with a doctor who specializes in Ayurveda. Multiple appointments with the doctor, 2 massages, ayurvedic and sauna session.

Included excursions

The following excursions are included in the program:

Kamala sheele Temple

Divine mother temple. This temple is one of the most famous local temple.

Shringeri and Sirimane Falls

The retreat center where you are staying is two hours from Shringeri. The round trip will be in the same day. It is a high place of pilgrimage of Hinduism and one of the most sacred places of India. This place is linked to the great master Adi Shankara who founded his monastery there. Over the centuries, he has hosted several acharyas, renowned teachers of Hinduism.

Mudeshwara temple

Famous Siva temple just one hour and half driving from the resort.

Udupi, the 8 temples

Durga Backwaters Temple + Manasa Jyoti Orphanage

Siva Koteshwara Temple. the oldest temple around.

The program is for information only, new excursions can be proposed to you, local artists are invited during the retreat according to their availability.


Jean-Christophe (Sivaram)

Caroline (Shraddha)

RamaPriya Kazue



Emlly Moody

Nathalie Nirmala

Retreat location

The retreat will be held at Kundapura, across from Kodi Beach, 2 hours away from Mangalore-IXE.

Between October and February the temperature varies between 22 and 32 degrees Celcius and the weather is usually sunny.

Unique features


  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Shopping


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Patio


  • Bicycle rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free bottled water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will be served Ayurvedic and vegetarian food during your stay. Many traditional dishes will be propose like masala dosha, kitchari and chapati. If you have any intolerances or allergies, please notify the organizer. It is possible to offer gluten free meals for celiac persons or with intolerance conditions, as well as vegan meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 2 meditation and singing sessions each day
  • 21 nights accommodation near the sea
  • 10 days panchakarma to detoxify body and mind
  • Arriving and departure ceremonies
  • Full board pension with vegetarian and vegan food
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Visits of sacred places

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages & Snack
  • Vaccines
  • Visas
  • Tips

How to get there

Recommended Airports

By plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Mangalore International Airport (IXE). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Please notify the organizer of your arrival time.

Airport: Mangalore Airport Airport transfer included: Mangalore Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Value for money
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22 days / 21 nights
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Ce programme est également disponible en formule 2 semaines, 

This program is also available in a 2 weeks package,


Saturday November 9, 2019
(22 days / 21 nights)

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