7 Days India Yoga Retreat

  • Elisa Williams Yoga, Nileshwar, Kasaragod, Kerala, India

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  • 5 days with instruction
  • This seven day yoga retreat takes place on the stunning Southern Indian coast at a blissfully relaxed boutique resort. Located among the palms on a deserted North Kerala beach, our guests will enjoy morning and evening yoga classes, delicious local food, onsite Ayurvedic spa treatments, backwater boat trips, colourful local festivals and a warm welcome.


    • Visit local Hindu festivals and a receive warm Keralan welcome
    • Cruise the backwaters at sunset boat and enjoy dinner on board a rice boat
    • Explore mile upon mile of deserted golden sands with just the occasional fisherman
    • Enjoy yoga in the shady beach side yoga shala cooled by fresh sea breezes and ceiling fans
    • 6 nights stay in stylish bungalows with quiet aircon, ensuite facilities, private terraces and lounge
    • Atmospheric evening dinners with authentic Southern Indian food and good company
    • Swim in the blood warm Arabian Sea or the hotel's beautifully maintained pool
    • Delicious post yoga brunch with fresh local ingredients


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    This attractive, French-owned resort is set in beautifully maintained gardens bordering a seemingly endless deserted palm fringed beach.

    Guest accommodation at this boutique beachfront resort is in stylish, Keralan inspired bungalows. All have quiet, efficient air-conditioning, en-suite facilities, a kitchenette to make hot drinks, fridge and a sitting room opening on to a private deck overlooking the hotel pool, sea and gardens.

    The stylish restaurant is airy and cool it is open sided and surrounded by palms and overlooks the beach and grounds.

    Enjoy 10 optional morning and early evening yoga classes of varying content and length throughout the week. Non participating partners are also most welcome on the retreat.

    Elisa's teaching style is non-dogmatic, inclusive and spontaneous. She welcomes and accommodates yoga students of all ages and abilities and invites them to enjoy what their body can do and not be concerned about what it can't.

    • Elisa Williams

      Elisa has over 25 years of yoga experience. Since 2004, she has been teaching many weekly open yoga classes, yoga workshops and private yoga students in a variety of West London locations. Elisa also runs overseas yoga holidays and yoga retreats, which are a fantastic, extended opportunity to explore yoga with others - both on and off the mat.

    The retreat takes place at Kanan Beach, Nileshwar, Kasarogod in Kerala.

    Delicious Southern Indian food with the option of Western style dishes is available. Additional meals can also be arranged at lunch time when the kitchen will be happy to prepare freshly cooked food to order from its extensive a la carte menu.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    Excursions can be arranged to visit a colorful Hindu Theyyan Festival at a nearby temple, fishing, dolphin and bird watching trips and back-water kayaking. Another highlight of the retreat is an optional day trip to visit a nearby Oyster Farm in the backwaters where the group will be served the most fabulous Southern Indian seafood thali served on a banana leaf. Guests in previous years have declared this feast the best meal of their lives!

    An inexpensive 24-hour local taxi or rickshaw service makes it very easy for guests to make independent visits to the colorful friendly local towns and villages. The hotel is also happy to arrange visits the highland interior and can also arrange any onward excursions to the tea plantations or wildlife sanctuaries after the retreat.

    A number of Ayurvedic treatments are available at the spa.

    • 5 evening meals, 7 breakfasts
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • 10 yoga classes by an expert
    • Flights, lunch and transfers to airport are not included.

    Arrival by airplane

    Nearest international airports are at Kannur and Mangalore.

    Airport transfers can be arranged with the hotel. Mangalore is approximately two hours and Kannur one hour. Some flights come via Middle East others the transfer will be in Delhi or Mumbai.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Elisa Williams Yoga an inquiry.


    • Review by Emily Coleman from Europe

      "Elisa is a wonderful teacher. She has a great depth of knowledge and an intelligent approach - but what makes her really special is the warmth, humour and personality that she brings into her teaching. Her classes are friendly and inclusive, with something for everyone. Very highly recommended!."

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    • Review by Jann Neilson from Europe

      "Elisa is simply the best, she is an advertisement for yoga proving its not all about doing the most incredible poses. She is as great with beginners and she is with more experienced pupils. I started yoga aged 62 on her yoga holiday to Goa and have been attending classes ever since and have now been on retreats with her to Turkey and Kerala. It's not always easy but I love the challenge that she offers us and can't wait for the next trip!"

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    • Review by Jenni Carbins from Europe

      "I'm a devotee of Elisa Williams, I stumbled across her class several years ago and have followed her around ever since - even to Turkey. Her style is welcoming and professional she gets the best from her students whatever level they are and has an incredible ability to bring beginners into an open class with everyone feeling confident and catered for."

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    • Review by Amy Weintraub from Europe

      "When one door closes another opens; we often look, but we often look so long and regretfully at the closed doors that we dont see the one that has opened."

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