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Immerse yourself in the world of sacred songs and mantra healing vibration, and join Shiva Rishi Yoga at Varkala Cliff for a yoga and healing retreat in Kerala, India. Rejuvenate yourself with yoga healing practice (asanas), meditation (pranayama) and with various relaxing Ayurvedic massages.
Come and join Shiva Rishi Yoga in their beautiful Ganesha Palace Guesthouse, in the Palm Tree area, relax on the terrace, located near the tropical garden, five minutes from the amazing Varkala cliff and its beaches, restaurants and boutiques.
This program benefits the body and mind by:
The philosophy class is based on the ancient philosophy of yoga, Vedanta teaching, Patanjali Sutras, Shiva Sutras, Bakti yoga, chanting and japa mala (mantra repetition). You will receive a book of Patanjali Sutras as a gift to explore and a support for your spiritual practices of Yoga.
During the noon meditation session, you will be exploring different types of meditation techniques, such as pranayama or breathing exercise, since that is where the relaxation starts and that is how you can unwind from stress.
Shiva Rishi's yoga teacher, Shivaji, will provide body alignment and special attention to everyone, with caring and respect.
This retreat includes two cooking classes where you get to learn how to prepare organic Keralan yogi food.
Please note the afternoon program and times will vary daily depending on the type of activity (excursions, massages, etc). Thus, when there are trips planned, your afternoon schedule will start earlier than 4:30 p.m.
During your stay, you will go on a trip to Golden Island in the backwaters, followed by sunset chanting and meditation, as well as on a trip in the mountains to visit the tea plantations and an elephant farm.
You are always welcome to join (for free) the yogic local community, doing tantric pranayama techniques, mantra chanting, tantric pujas (fire ceremony), Ayurvedic diet, and cooking classes.
Siva's life is totally dedicated to yoga. He has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and is sharing his knowledge and techniques in Varkala. As a Swami Satyananda disciple, his fascination for the teachings of Patanjali and his love for yoga practice have changed his life completely. He discovered yoga as a way of living, which is the perfect communion between mind, body, and soul. By placing practice within the context of Indian culture and philosophy, Siva's classes are an ever deepening experience of the true tradition of yoga.
This retreat will take place in Varkala Cliff, Kerala, India. Varkala Beach is situated in south-west India on the Arabian Sea. With its backpacker vibe and various possibilities for Ayurveda yoga and adventure, it attracts numerous travelers of all kind. Varkala is a great place to relax or take long sunset walks on the cliffs through various fishermen villages.
Daily healthy breakfast, along with traditional Kerala lunch and a fruit juice/coconut are included in the package.
Please book your flight to arrive at the Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). Kindly advise your flight details to Shiva Rishi Yoga, as the pick-up from the airport is included in the package.
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