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7 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in India

  • School of Yoga Vidhya, Hawa Beach, Kovalam, Trivandrum, Kerala, India


Meditation and Yoga Retreat India

This retreat is purely meant for those who are more interested to explore and discover the inner self, awareness about body on conscious, emotional, and spiritual levels. Join a completely relaxed yoga and meditation retreat, where you will be able to experience a night in the outer forests, and at the same time, immerse yourself in a pleasant and peaceful nature surrounding you!


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Sunset meditation and walking
  • Mind purification and relaxation techniques
  • Yoga and Ayurveda treatment for relaxation and rejuvenation
  • Daily Ayurvedic breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English, Malayalam, Tamil
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All guests will be staying in single and double bedrooms that are fully air-conditioned with TV, intercom, Wi-Fi connection, and a private balcony.

During this retreat, you will immerse and find the time to take interest in exploring and discovering your inner self, awareness about body on conscious, emotional, and spiritual levels. This is a no-stress retreat, so look forward to a completely relaxed yoga and meditation retreat, where you will be learning and practicing asana, breathing techniques, bandha (locking), mudra (energy symbol), chakra purification, and at the same time, enjoy the beach.

You will also get the chance to stay a day or night in the outer forests, enjoy the hill climbing, and meditation with an excellent, rich pleasant, and peaceful nature ambiance.

The price of this retreat includes backwater boating, sightseeing, and elephant rides. You will also be visiting the elephant rehabilitation center, lions park, and crocodile park. If you're feeling adventurous, join in the chance to stay a day or night in the outer forests, enjoy the hill climbing, and meditation with an excellent, rich pleasant, and peaceful nature ambiance.

  • Vaishnavananda

    Guru Vaishnavananda has vast knowledge in Raja yoga and has been exploring and continuing his journey in yoga. He has trained international guests with various cultural and backgrounds, from more than 18 countries around the world. He has been practicing yoga since his childhood and also inherited the knowledge. He has 17 years of experience in teaching asanas, kriyas, pranayama, bandha, mudra, Chakra yoga and purification, mind relaxation and meditation, inner and outer science, philosophy, Bagavad Gita, yoga sutra and a good social activist, and spiritual seeker.

This retreat will be held at a sliver of a coastal state in India's deep south, Kerala. It is shaped by its layered landscape, which is almost 600 kilometers off the glorious Arabian Sea coast and beaches, with a languid network of glistening backwaters, the spice, and tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats. Just setting foot on this swathe of soul quenching and palm shaded green will slow your sub continental stride to a blissed-out amble. Kerala is a world away from the frenzy of elsewhere, as if India had passed through the looking glass and become an altogether more laid-back place.

Nearby places

  • Kovalam beach, 3 kilometers
  • Massage
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • River nearby
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

The price of this retreat includes sativic or Ayurvedic food, served three times daily as meals throughout the program. No meat, fish, egg, alcohol, and other toxic items will be served.

During your free time, you can walk or rent a bicycle to explore the countryside, visit markets, botanical gardens, and local villages. You can also choose to rest, relax, read your favorite book, sun bathe, or surf at the nearby beach.

Places to visit:

  • Attukal Bhagavathy temple
  • Azhimala Siva temple
  • Bonacaud
  • Chalai bazaar
  • Kanyakumari
  • Kowdiar palace
  • Magic planet
  • Napier museum
  • Padmanabhapuram palace
  • Padmanabhaswamy temple
  • Peppara
  • Ponmudi hill station
  • Poovar island
  • Triparappu waterfalls
  • Trivandrum zoo
  • Veli tourist village
  • Vizhinjam lighthouse

The price of this retreat includes one complimentary Ayurveda massage for relaxation and rejuvenation. Additional treatments can be booked for an extra cost.

  • 1 complimentary Ayurveda massage for relaxation and rejuvenation
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer
  • Asana, pranayama (breathing techniques), surya kriya, meditation, and relaxation
  • Backwater boating and sightseeing
  • Daily Ayurvedic breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Elephant ride on availability
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free yoga mats for practice
  • Medical assistance
  • Nature friendly outer forest visits - dam, mountains, and hills
  • Sunset meditation
  • Tour assistance
  • Visits to elephant rehabilitation center, lions park, and crocodile park
  • Yoga lecture and philosophy
  • Additional massage and spa treatments
  • Airfare to and from Trivandrum, India
  • Cost for bicycle rental, sun bathing, and surfing
  • Extra activities
  • Laundry
  • Outside food intake
  • Shopping or purchases
  • Transportation costs for additional excursions
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). Transfer from and to the airport is included. School of Yoga Vidhya will pick you up from the airport.

For information about the booking conditions, please send School of Yoga Vidhya an inquiry.
  • Review by Sweta from Austin, USA
    8 out of 10

    "The School of Yoga Vidhya arranged my four-day stay in Kerala for a yoga retreat. Jiju was very communicative before I arrived, answering any questions I had and sending me a full itinerary before my stay. When I arrived, Jiju was there and was very accommodating. He made sure everything was taken care of for me and planned excursions around the area. I recommend School of Yoga Vidhya for any first time yoga retreats or visitors to Kerala." website, edited

  • Review by Michelle from UK
    9 out of 10

    "I was looking for a retreat vacation in India stumbled upon school of yoga vidhya online. I mailed them for the details and I was surprised to see a quick response. The experience has been amazing. The hospitality and the stay were very satisfactory. I loved the peace and feel completely rejuvenated. A perfect place to be, if you are looking for a retreat." website, edited

  • Review by Chung Ha from China
    8 out of 10

    "This was my first trip to India. Been to Delhi, Bangalore and also Trivandrum where I took this rejuvenation and yoga package. I like the environment. I like the teaching of peace. I like the yoga. Very great people and support." website, edited

  • Review by Azure from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I was under depression and worry. My doctor advised me to practice yoga and meditation. Perfect time for me to take a vacation and come to India to school of yoga vidya . The breathing exercises, the calm surroundings, the wonderful yoga has made me clear of thoughts. Although I am not completely recovered, I can go back to Paris with a better mind and body. missing this place already. Definitely a place to visit more often." website, edited

  • Review by Olvier Busson from Paris, France
    8 out of 10

    "What I can say is that during his retreat I could improve a lot my self practice in yoga, meditation and pranayamas; and I really appreciate that everyday, even now that I'm back to my daily life. This retreat was fulfilling also because of the very communicative enthusiasm of Jiju the yoga master. Plus, it was really conducive to do a very short break in the middle of my 2-weeks retreat to go to the deep forest, not so far from the hotel. I could add that the accomodation was perfect for the retreat (both room and meals) especcially during low-season: it was quiet and the staff was very kind." website, edited

Trivandrum, Kerala, India

School of Yoga Vidhya yoga retreat is one of the best you can find in Kovalam, India. Reinvent yourself with modern and ancient yoga techniques through 100% proven yoga programs.

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