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India Yoga Retreat

A mindful breath. A pose held with ease. A release into self. Yoga is a powerful path to freedom of mind and body. Traveling is where you have a chance for great meetings, with people, landscapes, situations, and events that can be life and consciousness altering. As students of yoga and life, going back to the source and meeting mother India will be a blessing for your practice and teaching. Enjoy a yoga and Ayurveda retreat at Mahabalipuram. Share time with the pilgrims at Arunchala mountain. Open to a deeper experience of life.

Retreat highlights

  • Ayurveda yoga classes
  • Yoga classes for four days
  • Journaling and art sessions
  • Kathakali performance and sacred temples visits
  • Natural areas group excursions
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • 3 daily meals

Yoga styles

13 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Aadithya Lake Resorts

Comfort of the guests has been the pre-dominant thought in the design of the interiors. The color pattern is soft and yet eye-catching. The interiors of the cottages are in keeping with the native way of doing up homes. Wood and cane furniture together with brass ware serve to heighten this feel. Hindu mythological characters come alive in the wall paintings. The cottages afford a brilliant view of the lake and have a well-defined walk-way that opens into a lush landscaped yard, highlighted with pebbled designs.

Royal Court Hotel

  • You will also stay at Royal Court Hotel where you will sleep in deluxe accommodations with two participants per room.

Ideal Beach Resort

For the last part of this retreat, you will stay at Ideal Beach Resort. There are six different kinds of accommodation standard, standard cottage, sea view villa, sea view deluxe, wooden cottage, and queen suite. Each room is facilitated with a mini bar, safety locker, 24 hours room service.

Open Saky Yoga Retreat India Itinerary

December 30, 2016

Transfer by minibus from Trivandrum airport to Aadithya Lake Resorts in Kollam, Kerala, nested on the lake, with luxuriant vegetations, a few villas, and houseboats just for the group.

Meals will be traditional vegetarian Keralan style.

The infinite pool, the lake and the Indian Ocean not far away will cool you off if needed.

December 30 to January 4, 2017

A four-day yoga and Ayurveda retreat at Aadithyaa resorts. This will be your base for exploring regional sites, the spectacular backwaters by boat, including elephant bathing or participating in a puja at a local temple.

You will also receive two traditional ayurvedic treatments and massages, sirodhara and abhyanga.

January 4, 2017

  • Depart for the sacred city of Madurai.
  • Stay at Royal Court Hotel, deluxe accommodations with two participants per room.
  • Visit the Great Temple.

January 5, 2017

  • Depart for Thanjavur.

January 6 to 7, 2017

  • Explore Thanjavur.
  • Visit of temple and palace and deep rural India.

January 8, 2017

  • Depart for Mahabalipuram.
  • Lunch at Ramana Maharshi Ashram.
  • Stay at Ideal Beach resort.

January 9 to 10, 2017

  • Explore Mahabalipuram.
  • Visit Auroville near Pondichery.
  • Swim in the Bay of Bengal.

January 11, 2017

  • Depart from Chennai International Airport.
  • Arrival in US or Europe.

Included excursions

Visit to Auroville

Visit to the Great Temple

Visit of the temple and palace of Thanjavur

Retreat location

Aadithyaa Lakeside Resort

Aadithyaa Lakeside Resort is the labor of love of Ashok Kumar, a first generation entrepreneur with abiding interest in heritage tourist resorts. A construction engineer with more than 20 years experience in property development, his design and landscaping evokes the freedom of outdoors within the comforts of the cottage.

The location of this resort was so chosen to offer guests peace and calm without being entirely cut off. The nearest settlement with all the rustic charms of a Kerala village is just a canoe ride away. You can also go cycling. Spread over three acres, the resort housing 10 independent cottages, took a year to take shape.

Royal Court Hotel

Royal Court, brand has earned a reputation for its exquisite hospitality among both business and leisure travelers visiting Madurai. It is fully connected with high speed Wi-Fi internet in all areas within the Royal Court India. Based on this strong reputation and goodwill in the industry, the company is set to further enhance its brand presence in the hospitality segment. The Royal Court Hotel is the best hotel in Madurai City and it is located nearby railway station and airport. The hotel will prove to the travelers that the best place to stay in is in Madurai.

Ideal Beach Hotel

In this last part of the retreat you will be staying at the Ideal Beach Hotel in Bay of Bengal. The Bay of Bengal, the largest bay in the world, forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean. Roughly triangular in shape, it is bordered mostly by India and Sri Lanka to the west, Bangladesh to the north, and Burma, Myanmar, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to the east.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The price of this retreat includes all meals. You will be delighted with exquisite Indian, tandoori, grilled, continental, and Chinese cuisine throughout the time of the retreat. Some of the meals will be traditional vegetarian Keralan style.

What's included

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 3 nights at Ideal Beach Resort
  • 4 nights at Royal Court Hotel
  • 5 nights at Aadithya Lake Resorts
  • All journaling sessions with Nathalie
  • All yoga sessions with Franois
  • Art supplies
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Excursions to Kerala natural areas
  • Kathakali performance
  • Transportation between towns on air-conditioned bus
  • Visits to sacred temples in Thanjavur, Madurai, Mahabalipuram, and Auroville

What's not included

  • Airfare is not included in the price.

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) via Dubai.

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