Namaste Ayurvedic Wellness Centre offers Ayurveda retreats, yoga retreats, wellness holidays, and Ayurveda therapy courses.
Yoga Retreats (4)
Dr. Chakkalakkal Steephan
Dr. Steephan is a qualified Ayurvedic doctor and yoga teacher with a degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). He has taken diploma in yoga teaching from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram. He has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation since 1996 with extensive experience in India, Seychelles, and UK.
from Singapore, September 2019
"Simple, authentic and rejuvenating experience "
I am a single female traveler from Singapore. I liked how the day was structured, beginning with yoga then breakfast, treatment, lunch, treatment and dinner. The pockets of time in between for rest and self-care was good — I could catch up on reading or reflect. The room I stayed in was very clean and the staff very warm and hospitable. If there was anything I need - from hot water to laundry service, the staff will take care of it. The compound is small and private, I went during off peak season and there was only myself and another male guest from Ethiopia. It was raining sporadically and I loved hearing, watching and listening to the rain. Anil is a great yoga teacher who really focused on the importance on breathing (secret to longevity) and his energy was calm and extremely peace-loving. Dr Steephan is very personable and saw to many details of hosting a perfect stay. He went the extra mile to make my stay meaningful and comfortable, such as making electricity available for me when I first arrived because there was a sudden trip (even though it was 2 am) and we couldn’t access the circuit box because it was in another guest’s room; he also helped relieve my shoulder pain and was very willing to share knowledge about Kerala and Ayurveda. The vegetarian food was mildly spicy and very delicious too!
from United States, March 2019
"I wouldn’t call this a ‘yoga retreat’, but a Wellness Centre"
The food was great, the therapists were lovely, the setting is beautiful and very calming.
from Denmark, February 2019
"A pleasant and revitalising stay"
The ayurvedic treatments were amazing and helped me to heal an old back pain. The staff were kind, respectful and generous.. singing, inviting me to enjoy life even more. They truly know what they are doing, the massages a groundbreaking experience for me. It was just what I needed. Beautiful place and the atmosphere relaxing.. The yoga calm, effectful and great.
from Great Britain, February 2019
"“Calm and calming. Still and stilling”"
This place is special. Very special. The site is not huge but, as well as the main buildings, it is a grove of greenery and all manner of spices which we got a guided tour through. Now I know what turmeric grows like!
The two doctors were attentive and responsive to individual needs and generous with their time taking us on excursions to local landmarks. And into town for key religious festivals. And night time deer stalking! And swimming in secret pools on the river!
The doctors and their small support team of therapists and cooks are the loveliest, supportive, gentle, smiling, laughing, singing and welcoming of people. It was a joy being amongst them and eavesdropping on their laughter and chitter-chatter. They sing beautifully together. And every meal seemed different- freshly cooked and delicious.
Sunrise yoga and meditation sessions and daily massage sessions were the best. I am a late (very late) beginner at yoga. I never expected it to work! But Steephan is a wonderful instructor, a gentle encourager, generous with praise and stimulation.
After 10 days at Namaste I left with an indescribable sense of peace and calm; of feeling I’d been looked after, cared for, and cared about. And resolving to go back again!
from Great Britain, January 2019
The course was done in an easy manner but packed in all the benefits
from Great Britain, January 2019
If you are looking for an authentic ayurvedic and yoga experience ( as opposed to a watered down Westernised version) then I would recommend this very highly. Dr Steephan and his team were so welcoming and incredibly helpful throughout our stay.
The vegan food was absolutely delicious; prepared with local ingredients and really varied.
The yoga lessons with Anil were also inspiring, and for us, had the right balance of breathing, meditation and gentle and more challenging asanas. Yoga at sunrise looking out across banana plantations was particularly special.
The days were well organised with classes, treatments and opportunities to learn about principles of ayurvedic medicine and food preparation all nicely spaced with freetime to relax and read.
Wai Kwan Flora Yu
from India, December 2018
"Best Experience in Kerala"
I had a relaxing and pleasant stay at Namaste Ayurvedic Wellness Centre. The retreat was clean and comfortable, with natural surroundings. The food were nourishing and made with fresh ingredients. The treatments were wonderful and rejuvenating. The yoga and meditation sessions were excellent! I paid more attention on my breathing and I was completely relaxed during the session. I learnt a lot on different aspects, like how to balance by body type through yoga and diet. I was well taken care of, all the staffs are friendly and welcoming. Dr Steephan are very experienced and thoughtful, he made effort in offering the best he could.
from Sweden, November 2018
"Like a new person"
I was so well taken care of, the retreat was in 100% in harmony with the nature, the food just wonderfull and the instruktor/teacher very skilled. To me it was a very special experience to spend a week at the retreat. I got renewed in my soul and my body, the pain in my back and my knee was gone tanks to de treatments, I learned a lot howe to practice yoga, my mind is clear and I feel calm and satisfied.
from Canada, October 2018
"Everything I expected and more"
This is a very clean and comfortable rural location. Dr. Steephen and his staff are friendly, thoughtful and make every effort to ensure the best possible experience. I felt welcome as soon as I arrived. The food was excellent and there were a variety of dishes served each day. The yoga instruction was excellent and I learned a lot about traditional yoga that I was not familiar with. Overall - It was more than I hoped for.
from India, February 2018
The staff were so helpful and friendly. I was made to feel very welcome and at home. Dr Steephan’s yoga and meditation classes were very good and he gave me exercises that were really useful for me. And having a treatment every day was wonderful. A really relaxing week.
from Singapore, January 2018
"Fantastic, life changing experience "
This is nothing like an industrial, impersonal experience but rather a fantastic human, caring opportunity. You will be taking care of and looked after for your own self, in a wonderful fruit and spice garden. Not only will you be physically and mentally recharged but you will also learn a lot. And, on top of that There is plenty to discover around: waterfall, elephants, you name it. Don t hesitate, go for it.
from Great Britain, January 2018
"A beautiful traditional Indian retreat "
The hospitality and care from Dr Stephan and all the staff .
Wonderful and freshly cooked Ayurvedic food .
The natural surroundings.
from Australia, December 2019
"An overall well balanced healing and enlightening experience"
The staff were all wonderfully accomodating, professional and friendly. Their magic hands delivered the best massage treatments every day. Wonderful excursion to one of the beautiful areas and rivers with second largest waterfall in India and added extras. Food was beautifully prepared, interesting at times but most authentic. A truly memorable time at Namaste.... as well as meeting like minded people from around the world
from Israel, December 2019
" חוויה מצוינת. ממולץ ביותר"
צוות אדיב מסור ומקצועי. תרגול היוגה בשיטת שיוונדה ששמה דגש על תרגול רגוע ונשימות. טיפולים ארווידיים מקצועיים. אוכל טבעוני טעים ומעולה. טיולים בסביבה. מומלץ מאוד
from New Zealand, December 2019
"Not what we thought it would be"
People were very nice
from Romania, November 2019
"The place that reveals yourself "
The staff was great. The location is so quiet and peaceful. I like that dr. Steephan is open to find the best therapy that will fits you( even if is yoga, cooking classes, meditation or ayurvedic treatments).
They all treat you like you’re part of the family.
from Malaysia, June 2019
"Yoga Retreat at Namaste "
This is my first time having a Yoga retreat and a such a good experience.
Dr. Steephan explained about my body constitution and conducted daily yoga classes with easy to follow techniques. The breathing techniques helped to have a control over my mind.
It was not all in a confined place, we went out to visit the mighty Chalakuddy river and had fun splashing and relaxing !
Namaste Wellness Centre maybe a small retreat centre in space but it has everything a retreat can offer! Waking up to the sound of birds chirping and squirrels running around the bushes was a perfect beginning of a day.
The Ayurveda massages was rejuvenating. The Royal Bath is something any woman should not miss in this centre!
Moreover, the vegetarian food is just too yummy and i can never forget! The juices and fruits were all from the locality! I had a cooking class to leqrn some new recioes. Anis was such a good chef coming to the room offering our fruit juices and reminding us that food is ready.
Everything was well taken care from the pick up arrangement to and from the airport , treatments, consultation and advices. I had such a wonderful experiences that i felt emotional leaving in such a short period of time.
Dr Sajid gave me explanation about my body analysis. That is how i found out how to improve my health. That the food im taking alll this while was provoking my health issues.
from United States, February 2019
(From England not USA)
I didn’t know what Ayurveda was before I came here. I wanted to do yoga, detox, relax, time to think etc... I got all this plus more with full body massages, Ayurveda treatments and a trip to a waterfall. I also met some great people along the way. Also had a consultation with Dr. Sajid who gave me some medicine to help with a digestion issue. It worked wonders. Would definitely recommend.
from Great Britain, December 2018
"Namaste December 10th-16th"
The accommodation was clean and spacious. The food was heavenly and waking up to the sound of birdsong was the perfect start to the day.
The staff were always singing and smiling, and I have carried on my morning yoga routine to ease myself into the pace of life back in the UK.
The therapists were caring and professional and I would recommend a stay at Namaste to anyone.
from United States, March 2018
"The authentic Ayurvedic retreat experience "
Time slowed down. An Immersion experience in Indian village living, culture and tranquility. Daily yoga sesssions taught me to focus on my breathing, so important to a good yoga practice but often not given enough attention, and Dr Steephan took the time to share why and how.
The Ayurvedic treatments were excellent and the therapists were genuinely concerned about my comfort and well being. The therapists are well trained in respect to executing their trade, in terms of each treatment, food preparation, hosting me as their guest and trying to accommodate every request.
Hannah Louise Conteh
from United States, December 2017
I loved the surroundings, the food and the treatments offered. The people went above and beyond I quickly felt very at home
from France, January 2020
Un programme de traitements excellents avec de vrais professionnels! Un séjour transformateur pour la santé...
Un havre de paix !
from France, November 2019
Le lieu était merveilleux, très calme, tout ce que je recherchais en venant ici. J'ai passé 10 jours reposants, entourée de personnes d'une gentillesse et d'une empathie incroyable et je remercie les Dr Steephan et Aslam pour leur bienveillance et leur disponibilité. Je suis venue pour trouver la paix intérieure et découvrir le yoga et la méditation, et cela a été au delà de mes espérances. Les soins ayurvédiques étaient très biens, dispensés par deux femmes adorables et positives qui font du bien à l'âme. Je recommande vivement ce lieu à toute personne qui veut se ressourcer et retrouver le calme en soi. Merci du fond du coeur.
from India, March 2019
"Séjour globalement plutôt décevant "
La dame effectuant les soins est très sympathique et professionnelle. Chaque soin est donné avec amour. A la fin de mon court séjour j ai eue un problème musculaire qui a ete très bien pris en charge et avec beaucoup de gentillesse. L escapade au lac à côté à été magnifique et en général l équipe à été attentionnée.