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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.
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.
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.
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 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-year experience. Her diploma in holistic aromatherapy was obtained from the Tisserand Institute in London in 1993.
Sivan grew up in Pachalloor, is an experienced yoga teacher in India and Europe and has a wealth of local knowledge about the area and its customs.
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.
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Breakfast and evening meals will be served during your stay in Kin-Hin Zen Centre.
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.
One massage treatment is included in the price.
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.