15 Days Ayurvedic De-tox and Transformational Yoga Retreat in India

Kerala Yoga Retreat India

Join this yoga retreat in Varkala, Kerala state, India, for rest, revitalization, and inspiration. Varkala is an eclectic mix, being both an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site and a tourist area with bars, restaurants, and shops that cater for all tastes. Unlike most of India, the water is drinkable from a well in the guest house grounds. Enjoy two daily yoga sessions, the expertise of a qualified Ayurvedic doctor, yoga therapy consultation, and more. Book now and experience healing and transformation from the inside out!

Retreat highlights

  • 2 daily yoga sessions
  • Yoga philosophy, meditation, pranayama, and relaxation
  • Free yoga mat and yoga advice for BookYogaRetreats customers
  • Ayurvedic consultation and treatment from a qualified doctor
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian food

Yoga styles


13 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12

Airport transfer available:
Trivandrum International Airport (US$22 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Garden

Accommodation is in your own ensuite room with private balcony for contemplation. The rooms are basic with bed and mosquito net, shelving for clothes, table, balcony chair, Western-style toilet, and cool shower - there is a hot shower available for after your treatments.

Program

Daily schedule sample

  • 06:30 - 08:30 Yoga class
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 16:00 Ayurvedic consultation and treatments + free time or excursion
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner

Mid way through the stay there will be an option to visit Kanya Kumari at the southernmost tip of India where three oceans meet. You will stay at a local ashram overnight and visit pilgrmage sites, watch the sunrise, and visit the rock monument to Swami Vivekananda by boat.

Instructors

Deyna Hirst
(Transformational Yoga)
Deyna, also known as Devi Kanya, has teaching qualifications in Hatha yoga, Dru yoga, and yoga therapy. She also has experience in Sivananda, Iyengar, and Bihar yoga. Deyna has been teaching and training for 15 years in the United Kingdom and India, has written two books, and is also a qualified social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Retreat location

During the retreat, you will stay at IHA Ayurveda, on Helipad Road, Varkala. The guest house is only a five-minute walk from the cliff top ensuring peace and tranquility.

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

General

  • Balcony

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Food will be mainly Vegetarian in the style of southern India, although there will be the option to have fish or chicken some days. There will be three meals a day provided: curries, vegetables, rice, popadums, idli, chapatti and lots more.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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

Things to do (optional)

Apart from immersing in yoga and Ayurveda and enjoying optional organized excursions, there will be ample opportunity to wander along cliff tops, browse shops, drink coffee or juices, chat with storekeepers, sample wares, swim, sunbathe, body board, surf, dance - there is something for everyone, from traditional local activities to Western fare.

Excursions will be optional but there is the opportunity to visit local temples and towns, an elephant sanctuary, art museums, go on backwater boat trips, and do lots of shopping for local ware and clothing.

There is also an overnight excursion planned to Kannya Kumari: the southern tip of India where three oceans meet. You will get to see a Hindu pilgrimage site and a monument to an ancient Indian sage (Swami Vivekananda), only a short boat ride away. The place boasts some lovely, cheap bookshops on all things yoga. The excursion will be extra, but probably only around 2500 INR (30 GBP) at most, including overnight accommodation.

Spa treatments

Your Ayurvedic treatments will include a daily massage for the first week (possibly longer depending on your consultation) and herbal medicine.

What's included

  • 2 yoga practices on most days
  • 3 meals per day on most days
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Advice and local knowledge
  • Ayurvedic consutation and treatment
  • Single ensuite room
  • Some local excursions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals on excursion day
  • Some excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccinations

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). Inner Fire will arrange a taxi to meet you (for 1500 INR) and transfer you to Varkala, a journey of 1 to 1.5 hours.

Airport: Trivandrum International Airport Airport transfer available: Trivandrum International Airport (US$22 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Wednesday November 14, 2018
Departure: Wednesday November 28, 2018

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