5 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Kerala India

Zen Meditation Retreat Kerala

Head on a zen meditation and yoga experience in India! Throughout the holiday, you will have the chance to relax and unwind, enjoy the magnificent views, and the tranquil atmosphere, away from tourist crowds, yet close to the beaches of Kovalam near Trivandrum. Your experienced instructors and hosts will help you find your spark and recharge your energy with daily yoga and meditation sessions, and tasty home-cooked meals. This is a wonderful shortbreak you can take right now.

Meet the instructors

Karen & Sivan
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Highlights

  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • Daily zen meditation sessions
  • Daily breakfast and home-cooked evening meals
  • Enjoy one massage treatment
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Trivandrum International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi

Kin-Hin Zen Centre offers homestay accommodation and has two large and airy guest rooms with a private sit-out. The rooms are well-furnished with modern en suite bathrooms, which provide solar-heated hot water. Wi-Fi, filtered water, a fridge, tea, and coffee are all available for you.

Program

Your program begins with yoga at 4pm on arrival day and ends with breakfast on departure day.

Throughout the yoga and meditation holiday, you will begin your day with a meditation session, followed by a yoga class. The morning Zazen (meditation sittings) is from 06:30 to 07:30. Then, you can enjoy a delicious bowl of fresh fruit salad for breakfast. After a day of leisure, there is a 4pm yoga class followed by a meditation session. At 19:00, you will join your hosts for a home-cooked meal and relax.

Instructors

Karen Sivan
Karen came to India in 1997 for a three-week holiday and decided to make Kerala her home. For 10 years, she ran yoga and massage holidays in Kovalam. From 2007 until mid-2012, she lived, worked, served, and followed Zen at Bodhi Zendo, blessed to have guidance and support from a Zen master, AMA Samy. She then returned to the 'marketplace' and began a new chapter with Kin-Hin. She is also a qualified aromatherapist with over 20 years experience. Her diploma in holistic aromatherapy was obtained from the Tisserand Institute in London in 1993.
Sivan
Sivan grew up in Pachalloor. He is an experienced yoga teacher in India and Europe and he has a wealth of local knowledge about the area and its customs.

Retreat location

This retreat takes place in Pachalloor, Kerala, India. It's a peaceful location with stunning views. Close to Trivandrum International Airport (TRV), Kovalam is the closest tourist beach, being about a 10-minute drive away.

Food

Breakfast and evening meals will be served during your stay in Kin-Hin Zen Centre.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Things to do (optional)

When you are in India, you can explore the city you are staying in during breaks between activities. You can also try out popular dishes loved by locals, visit popular tourist destinations, and go shopping. Optional tours or day trips can be arranged during your stay in Kin-Hin Zen Centre.

Spa treatments

One massage treatment is included in the price.

What's included

  • 1 massage treatment
  • 4 evening meals
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 8 yoga classes
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily meditation "sittings"
  • Taxi transfer from Trivandrum to Kin-Hin

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Lunch
  • Travel to Trivandrum
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandum International Airport (TRV). Kin-Hin Centre will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

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

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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