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Energizing and Cultural Yoga Retreat India

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Immerse yourself in Indian culture and traditional yogic practices daily while traveling. Study and discuss yogic philosophy with senior teachers. Visit sacred temple sites, ashrams, and local markets, all while experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the Indian people. The Yoga Shala CT is present to honor, facilitate, and support the each individual's journey within the group. All practice traditions and levels of experience are welcome.

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Andrea & Valerie
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  • Daily yoga practice
  • Yoga master lectures
  • Tasty Indian cooking class
  • "Awareness Through the Body" class
  • 3 days of rejuvenation, Ayurvedic treatment, and meals
  • Excursions and cultural tours across India
  • Unique sound bath session
  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Niveau de pratique

  • Intermédiaire
  • Avancé

Styles de yoga

12 jours de cours en Anglais
Langues parlées par l'organisateur: Anglais
Le nombre maximum de participants dans ce groupe est de 25
Tout cacher


During this retreat, your accommodation will be in Soma Kerala Palace, Kerala, for four nights, Fortune Jp Palace, Mysore, for four nights, The Raintree Hotel, Chennai, for one night, and Vérité Guest House, Auroville, for four nights.


This is not your typical guided tour. This is not teacher training. This is your journey!

Take part in the two-week trip to India or continue on with The Yoga Shala CT's optional extension trip to Thailand. The Yoga Shala CT's India journeys are an opportunity to experience travel as both life-affirming and transformative.

The Yoga Shala CT's first journey in 2016 was truly memorable. The Yoga Shala CT has built upon that trip experience to create a new and enriching itinerary for 2018. See the trip itinerary and full details below.

On your trip through southern India, you will be comfortable and well cared for. You will also want to dive in deeper than the average tourist experience. Traveling by bus, train, and rickshaw (in addition to the airplane) gives you an insiders view of the cities and countryside.

You travel as a group in order to enhance your experience by building nurturing relationships along the way. You will respect the people and their culture while encouraging moments of introspection and learning. You will experience the country through your taste buds as well by sampling local food and drink in each area you visit.

All those and so much more additional travel details are coming your way upon registration.

Day 1: Kerala (January 20, 2018)

Arriving in Kochi (Cochin) on January 20, you make your way to Soma Kerala Palace to the start of your India experience. Overnight in Kerala.

Day 2: Kerala (January 21, 2018)

  • Morning practice
  • Breakfast
  • Lecture on Ayurveda and first doctor appointments
  • Lunch
  • Treatments and rest / enjoy resort grounds
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Kerala

Day 3: Kerala (January 22, 2018)

  • Morning practice
  • Breakfast
  • Backwaters experience
  • Lunch
  • Treatments and rest / enjoy resort grounds
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Kerala

Day 4: Kerala (January 23, 2018)

  • Morning practice
  • Breakfast
  • Time for relaxation or visiting the surrounding area
  • Lunch
  • Treatments
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Kerala

Day 5: Mysore (January 24, 2018)

  • Morning practice
  • Breakfast and check-out of hotel
  • Transfer to Mysore via IndiGo air flight from Kochi to Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  • Coach bus to Mysuru (Mysore) and hotel check-in at Fortune Jp Palace
  • Overnight in Mysore

Day 6: Mysore (January 25, 2018)

  • Morning practice with guest teacher
  • Breakfast
  • Mysore city tour and bird sanctuary visit
  • Local options suggested for dinner
  • Overnight in Mysore

Day 7: Mysore (January 26, 2018)

  • Morning practice with guest teacher
  • Breakfast
  • Temple visit with local professor
  • Local options suggested for dinner
  • Evening palace lighting between 19:00 and 20:00
  • Overnight in Mysore

Day 8: Mysore (January 27, 2018)

  • Ashtanga yoga class with master teacher R. Saraswathi Jois (arrangements for this still underway)
  • Afternoon free for visits to the city center, Devaraja Market, Gokulum, etc.
  • Cooking class with dinner (included)
  • Overnight in Mysore

Day 9: Chennai (January 28, 2018)

  • Morning practice
  • Breakfast
  • Some free time and hotel check-out
  • Train from Mysore Junction railway station to Chennai
  • Evening arrival at The Raintree Hotel, Chennai
  • Check-in and sleep, one night only at this hotel

Day 10: Auroville (January 29, 2018)

  • Morning check-out
  • Half-day asana, pranayama, and lecture experience in the Krishnamacharya lineage at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram
  • Breakfast
  • Afternoon private consultations available with an Ayurvedic doctor / expert on Viniyoga, receiving a series of asanas / pranayamas to release or heal physical problems or illness and / or improve well-being, according to each one's body constitution (fee is 30 USD, paid directly to Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram)
  • Transfer by coach bus to Auroville leaves Chennai at 17:00
  • Dinner en route
  • Check-in to Verite Guest House
  • Overnight in Auroville

Day 11: Auroville (January 30, 2018)

  • Morning practice
  • Breakfast
  • Meet Matilde, the host
  • Auroville Visitors Center and talk on the founding and meaning of this intentional and spiritual community
  • In the afternoon, Integral yoga master class
  • Dinner suggestions
  • Overnight in Auroville

Day 12: Auroville (January 31, 2018)

  • Optional morning practice
  • Breakfast
  • "Awareness Through the Body" class
  • Lunch included at the Tibetan Pavilion with presentation of "Building Bridges project"
  • Walk around to enjoy the outer and peaceful atmosphere of the small community
  • Overnight in Auroville

Day 13: Auroville (February 1, 2018)

  • Morning practice
  • Breakfast
  • Lecture / discussion on the concept of "new economy" and visit to an Aurovillian social company
  • Sound bath session
  • Overnight in Auroville

Day 14: Chennai (February 2, 2018)

  • Check out and transfer to Mahabalipuram, an ancient area en route to Chennai
  • Day use of room and swimming pool with time for relaxation before airport departures
  • Late check-out


You can book the India journey and Thailand extension journey as a whole or separate.

Participants are responsible for international travel to and from India (return from Thailand if joining the extension). If leaving from the United States, departure will be one day before the beginning of the program (depart the United States on January 19, 2018).

After this India journey ends, Thailand participants will depart for the airport earlier than those returning to the United States.

The itinerary listed here is a guide to The Yoga Shala CT's experience and subject to change due to weather, teacher and / or guide scheduling, and / or other unforeseen circumstances.


  • Backwaters experience
  • Mysore city tour and bird sanctuary visit
  • Temple visit with local professor in Mysore
  • Several visits to the city center, Devaraja Market, Gokulum, etc.
  • A visit to an Aurovillian social company


Andrea Eberle
Born in Buenos Aires, Andrea has worked in tourism for over 25 years including as general manager of an incentive travel business before starting her own travel company. Andrea has extensive experience in organizing large groups and has done so in many different countries with high levels of satisfaction. She has studied Sustainable Tourism, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Systemic Coaching that complement her background in business administration and apply everything learned with the aim of evolving the travel industry and to make every single trip a "great experience of life".
Valerie Schneiderman
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Born in Los Angeles, Valerie traveled extensively while competing in rhythmic gymnastics. Travel became an education in itself during her teenage years, when many months each year were spent far from home. As an adult, a whole new journey began in her life, the yogi's journey, and for the last twenty-plus years, Valerie has been humbled and grateful daily for the bounty of gifts that yoga has bestowed upon her. Her intention in opening The Yoga Shala (in 2003) was to share this bounty with others. Traveling to India to experience the birthplace of yoga with her students is a dream come true.

Lieu du séjour

This retreat will take place in Kerala, Mysore, Chennai, and Auroville, India. India is an amazing country. It is the birthplace of yoga and Buddhism and one of the most ancient cultures on the planet. To venture, there is an incredible blessing, like nothing you've ever experienced, like nowhere you've ever been.

With all of its gems, India is also a challenge. It can be an assault on the senses at times. India is a riot of colors and smells, a mix of beauty, poverty, compassion, neglect, joy, and sadness, all of them at once and more.

The wise embark on a journey through India with reverence and patience. Fully present and flexible, you'll do your best to embrace each experience the country and its people present to you.


This is where Indians and non-Indians alike come to rejuvenate. You begin your journey here, close to nature, to purify the senses, restore the body, awaken the mind, and free the spirit.

From this awakened place, you are more receptive to all that lies on the journey ahead. Kerala is a place where culture, art, and the ancient traditions of yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation all play a part in daily life.


The historic city of Mysuru (which changed its name from Mysore in 2014) is one of South India's most enchanting, famed for its glittering royal heritage and magnificent monuments and buildings.

Mysore is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues, and sacred temples that retain the charm of old India. Mysore is also the home of Ashtanga yoga and the legacy of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.


You come to Chennai specifically to visit the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM). This center is dedicated to the teachings of the great father of modern yoga, TKV Krishnamacharya (the guru of the great modern gurus). In the Viniyoga method, the tools of yoga asana and pranayama are adapted to the needs of the individual student.


2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Auroville, a community inspired by The Mother, spiritual partner of Sri Aurobindo, one of the most important Indian gurus and philosophers of the time. Their intention was to develop a city for the "new humanity". Today, people from 42 different countries and nationalities are living here.

The Matrimandir is the temple at the center of Auroville, surrounded by the Peace Garden.

The yoga teachings of Sri Aurobindo, known as Integral yoga, states that yogic development consists of two parts; the standard yogic goal of ascent into a formless and timeless self and the descent and establishment of the supramental consciousness into earthly life.

Aurovilians are committed to living and supporting a yogic life. All Aurovilians provide community service.


You will be served daily breakfast during the whole trip. When in Kerala, you will be served all meals while in Auroville you will enjoy daily dinners.

Les repas suivants sont inclus:

  • Petits déjeuners

Les régimes alimentaires suivants servis et/ou pris en charge :

  • Ayurvédique
Si vous suivez un régime alimentaire spécifique, faites-le savoir à l'organisateur au moment d'effectuer votre réservation.

Activités et lieux à visiter

  • Afternoon private consultations at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram

Soins et massages

This trip includes a three-day Ayurvedic rejuvenation treatment with a doctor's consultation. You will be provided with meals according to your dosha constitution.

Ce qui est inclus

  • Daily yoga instruction throughout the journey with Valerie and / or guest teachers
  • 3 days' Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala
  • All tours and activities
  • Valerie and Andrea as tour leader and coordinator during the entire trip
  • Additional local guides and professional teachers in some locations
  • Internal travel, including one train and one flight, along with private shuttle bus
  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast plus 5 additional meals
  • All tips

Ce qui n'est pas inclus

  • International air ticket from / to your city (approximately 950 USD)
  • Fee for afternoon private consultations at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (30 USD)
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals (5 or 10 USD average per meal)
  • Personal expenses
  • Indian visa

Comment se rendre sur place ?

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK) anytime on January 20, 2018.

Conditions d'annulation

  • Le dépôt de garantie est non-remboursable si vous annulez votre réservation.
  • Le reste du paiement est dû 50 jours avant votre arrivée.
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