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7 Days Yoga Retreat and Cooking Course in Kerala, India

Cooking Course and Yoga Holiday in India

Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking course highlights the Ayurvedic perspective of nutrition. During this 7 day intensive course, participants learn the vital connection between Ayurveda and healthy living. Students will learn how to plan well balanced, nutritious vegetarian meals made from grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, seeds, dairy products, fat, spices and herbs, based on Ayurvedic principles. After the successful completion of the course a certificate will be issued. This course is open to everyone including yoga teachers, yoga practitioners; those who want to become healthy vegetarians and would like to learn about balanced food according to the principles of Ayurveda.

What you will experience

The healing system of Ayurveda, which dates back more than 6000 years, is considered the oldest system of medicine in the world. With the increase in physical and mental illnesses brought about by modern living, more and more people are now looking for the right guidance to lead healthy, balanced lives. Ayurveda and its principles of living have gained tremendous popularity in the recent times. As a result, there is a great demand for authentic Ayurvedic knowledge and lifestyle guidance. The Ayurvedic Nutrition & Cooking Course is a program that provides you with an opportunity to learn about various aspects of healthy living expounded by Ayurveda. Course also includes yoga asana practice.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga asana
  • Daily cooking practices
  • Ayurvedic perspective of nutrition
  • Certificates upon completion
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • Ayurveda theory

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Santhi Yoga has quite convenient and well-maintained rooms. Rooms with private attached bathroom and twin share options are available. The room will not be luxurious, but definitely sufficient to support your yoga practice. Rooms are all fully furnished. Laundry facility will be provided. Free WiFi internet connectivity is also available.

Most of the students, especially single women or apprehensive travelers, like the start of their journey taken care of, so that they are not troubled in having to familiarize themselves with the new country and environment. Accordingly, in this package, the transfer upon arrival (one-way) is included and therefore, you will be in Santhi Yoga's safe hand,s from the moment you arrive into Trivandrum airport.

Santhi Yoga Cooking Course Program

Detailed curriculum

Introduction to Ayurveda

Tridoshas (5-elements theory): determining Vata, Pitta & Kapha

The 7-Dhatus or vital fluids of the body

The 6-Tastes: sweet, sour, hot, bitter, salty & sstringent

Food and consciousness: sattwa, rajas & tamas

Daily & seasonal routines to balance each body type

Nutritional value of various food items

Prevention of diseases, purification of the body

Diets for various body types

Food combinations

Order to eat food as per Individual

Daily rhythms of time

Ayurveda cooking sessions

  • Herbal tea and coffee
  • Types of milk : different ways of cooking milk with spices and Ayurveda herbs
  • Types of juices
  • Rice dishes
  • Vegetable dishes
  • Herbal soups
  • Demonstration of different types of Ayurvedic spices
  • Demonstration of different types of salts
  • Demonstration of different types of rices (Nava Dhanya)
  • Demonstration of different types of Ayurvedic herbs

Daily schedule

  • 09.00 - 09.30 : Mantra chanting (optional)
  • 09.30 - 11.30 : Yoga asana practice
  • 11.30 - 12.30 : Lunch break
  • 12.30 - 14.30 : Ayurveda theory
  • 14.30 - 04.30 : Cooking practical
  • 16.30 - 17.00 : Tea break

Retreat location

Santhi Yoga Teacher Training Institute is located in Trivandrum, Kerala, South India. Kerala known as 'God's Own Country' is probably one of the greenest places you will ever see. Trivandrum holds a number of tourist spots. Hill stations, back waters, beaches, lagoons, and wild life sanctuaries are present in Trivandrum, reflects the beauty of the state Kerala. Trivandrum has an international airport. Major public and private (including a number of international airlines) operate regular flights to and from Trivandrum. Many Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kochi are well connected to Trivandrum.


Two nourishing vegetarian meals are provided daily during your course.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

Spa treatments

One of the healthier, reliable, and natural ways to treat the diseases is by taking the Ayurveda treatments which has gained immense popularity because of its effectiveness. The basis of Ayurveda treatment is a process of purification and rejuvenation. According to Ayurveda, the accumulation of "Ama" or toxic substances in the body, poor diet, weak digestion lead to other imbalance of the Tri Dosha and the buildup of toxins which can cause several problems or diseases.

Ayur Santhi Ayurveda Panchakarma Centre, our sister concern offers various Ayurvedic treatments. Our doctors and other Ayurvedic experts work closely with the patient and understand the root cause of the problem that is healed through effective range of Ayurveda treatments. Ayurveda is so effective because it works on the root cause which is creating a problem for the patient. Thus, with the help of Ayurveda therapy, natural oils, herbs, minerals, etc. a lot of medicines are prepared that will resolve the issue completely giving absolute satisfaction to the patient.


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What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport pickup
  • Course fee
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • Training manual

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport, Kerala (TRV).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
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