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11 Days Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India

Overview

Wellness and Yoga Retreat India

  • 10 days with instruction
  • Join Samyama Yoga for an exciting yoga retreat in Kerala, India. Discover India's quiet side in Kerala. Fully immersed in nature, deepen your connection to yourself, and find your inner peace through this retreat. With plenty of free time, enjoy practicing yoga or take a trip to explore the surrounding areas. With its laid-back attitude and slower pace of life, this is somewhere you can take a deep breath and relax.

    Highlights

    • Daily yoga practices
    • Yoga philosophy lecture
    • Cruise the backwaters of Kerala
    • Full yoga and Ayurveda retreat for three days
    • Full board meals in the retreat center and houseboat
    • Daily breakfast in the hotels
    • 10 nights accommodation
    • Private transportation

    Styles

    Languages

    • Instruction language: English
    • Spoken languages: English
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    During the retreat, you will stay in four or five-star hotels. In addition, you will also have a single private room in the retreat center.

    Various styles of yoga will be offered throughout the retreat. There will be a flowing Vinyasa sequence to wake you up before breakfast and gentle or Yin yoga at sunset to cap the day. Guided pranayama and meditation will also be given to complement your practice.

    In this retreat, all levels and abilities are welcome. You can do as little and as much as you like. You also do not have to do any yoga at all. However, please bring your own mats and props.

    Retreat itinerary

    Day 1

    Arrive in Cochin. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 2

    Transfer to the yoga and Ayurveda retreat center for a nourishing and authentic experience of philosophy and spirituality. Each person will have a single room. Organic and vegetarian full board meals are included. The yoga sessions will be delivered by local teachers.

    Day 3

    There will be four hours of yoga practice, attend a yoga philosophy lecture, and receive an Ayurvedic massage or treatment.

    Day 4

    Transfer to Munnar and check in to the hotel.

    Day 5

    You are free to choose the option to take a half-day sightseeing tour of Munnar, visiting The Tata Tea Museum (at an extra cost) before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 6

    Transfer to Thekkady and check in to the hotel.

    Day 7

    You are free to choose the option to take a guided walk through a spice plantation or visit the elephants of Periyar National Park (at an extra cost). Other suggested activities include trekking, visiting the Periyar Tiger Reserve, taking a bullock cart ride to the nearby villages, climbing into a jeep and heading to the exotic locale of Gavi, or going on a nature walk (at an extra cost). Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 8

    Transfer to Alleppey and board a Ketuvallam (rice boat). Cruise the backwaters of Kerala and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board. Overnight on the Ketuvallam.

    Day 9

    Transfer to Cochin and check in to the hotel to spend some time at leisure. You are free to take the option to take a half-day sightseeing tour of Cochin, taking in the Jewish Synagogue, the Chinese fishing nets, and St Francis Church before settling down to a Kathakali Dance show (at an extra cost). Overnight at hotel.

    Day 10

    Catch your flight home.

    Included in this package is a cruise in the backwaters of Kerala.

    • Patricia Olabre

      British Wheel of Yoga (Yoga)

      Patricia has been a full-time yoga teacher since she completed her 500-hour teacher training course with the Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation under Marc Beuvain in London. She is also a certified British Wheel of Yoga teacher. She finished the prenatal yoga foundation course with Birthlight in 2010 and a year later, the mother and baby yoga integrated course with Yogacampus and Sitaram Partnership. She is qualified as a children's yoga teacher through YogaBugs and Yoga'd Up. Patricia has recently been certified to share the benefits of Yin yoga.

    This yoga holiday will be held in Kerala, India. Kerala is a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast. It is known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals, a tropical paradise of waving palms, and wide sandy beaches. It is a narrow strip of coastal territory that slopes down the Western Ghats in a cascade of lush green vegetation and reaches to the Arabian Sea.

    During the retreat, you will also visit some places in Kerala such as Cochin, Munnar, Thekaddy, and Alleppey.

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    During the program, you will be served daily breakfast in four or five-star hotels as well as organic and vegetarian full board meals in the retreat center and on the houseboat.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

    • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    Cochin

    • Chinese fishing nets
    • Go to Kathakali dance show
    • Sightseeing tour
    • Visit Jewish Synagogue at Cochin
    • Visit St. Francis Church at Cochin

    Munnar

    • Sightseeing tour
    • Visit Tata Tea Museum

    Thekkady

    • Take a bullock cart ride to the nearby villages
    • Take a guided walk through a spice plantation
    • Visit the elephants in Periyar National Park
    • Visit the exotic Gavi or go for a nature walk
    • Visit or trekking at Periyar Tiger Reserve

    On day three, you will get one Ayurvedic massage or treatment.

    • 10 nights accommodation
    • 3 days and two nights yoga and Ayurveda retreat at Cochin
    • Daily breakfast in four or five-star hotels
    • Daily yoga sessions except on day one, eight, and ten
    • Full board meals in the retreat centre
    • Full board meals on the houseboat
    • Private transportation during the tour
    • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
    • Airfare
    • Airport transfers to and from Cochin International Airport (COK)
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
    • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
    • Optional activities and tours
    • Personal expenses
    • Tip for guides and drivers
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for an extra fee.

    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

    London, United Kingdom

    Samyama Yoga offers yoga classes and retreats to all those who share the pursuit of happiness and good health.

    Speaks English

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