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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.
All ages are welcome as participants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit to Auroville
Visit to the Great Temple
Visit of the temple and palace of Thanjavur
Franois is the founder and director of Open Sky Yoga Center in Rochester, New York. A certified Iyengar yoga instructor, he has traveled and studied extensively in India. Franois has taught yoga since 1975 and conducts seminars in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and India.
Nathalie is Franois's partner in life and co-creator of the journey to India. A pioneer in the fields of massage and transpersonal therapy since 1981, Nathalie directs LEcole du Corps Conscience, a training program in body-centered psychotherapy based in Montpellier, France. Nathalies work combines expression, symbolism, mandalas, and color therapy. She cherishes a deep connection with mother India.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) via Dubai.