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Peaceful Kerala India Yoga Retreat

You are usually busy with something or someone that you almost forget yourself. You need time and space on your own to find your inner peace. Be immersed in spiritual practice in a spiritual place with great energy to transcend yourself. Sivagiri Ashram offers you a yogic ashram life to practice yoga in Kerala. At the same time, you may have a short trip to explore the beautiful Indian state. The courses will make you feel relaxed, healthy, and at peace.

Retreat highlights

  • Seva (selfless service)
  • Daily Hatha yoga sessions
  • Satsang or silent walking meditation
  • Indian-style vegetarian meals
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Free time in the afternoon
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Guests will stay in the rooms located in the new building of the Sivagiri organization. This building was completed in December 2015. It has twin bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. You can choose between double occupation and single occupation.

Yoga store and bookstore

It has small yoga store in the reception and one bookstore in Sivagiri Mutt where you could buy yoga mats, books, CDs, mala beans, and stationery.

Sivagir Sree Narayana Medical Mission Hospital

In case you need to go to the hospital, their organization has Sivagir Sree Narayana Medical Mission Hospital. The hospital is 10 minutes away from Sivigiri Ashram. You will not be helpless when you need help with the medical support in Sivagiri Mutt.

Sivagiri Ashram Yoga Retreat India Schedule

  • 05:30 Wake-up bell (silence)
  • 06:00 Satsang (meditation, chanting, lecture) or silent walking meditation
  • 07:30 Tea
  • 08:00 Hatha yoga (asana and pranayama)
  • 10:00 Brunch (Indian-style vegetarian meal)
  • 11:00 Seva (selfless service)
  • 13:30 Tea
  • Free time
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Silent time
  • 22:00 Lights out

Instructors

Swamiji Guruprasad
Srimad Swami Guruprasad joined the monastic order of Sree Narayana Guru at the age of 16 and was ordained a monk in 1996. His first seven years as a renunciation within the ashram were fully immersed in the study of Sanskrit, the Holy Scriptures, and yogic texts. He was considered a brilliant and diligent student, and he has now dedicated his life to sharing the teachings of yoga and helping humanity. He has proved his indomitable courage, ability, and organizational skills through various programs.

Retreat location

The retreat will take place at Sivagiri Mutt located in Varkala, India. It is a pilgrimage center where the tomb of one of its social reformers and sages, Sree Narayana Guru, is located, and it is the place where the guru was enlightened and received salvation.

Built in 1904, it is situated at the top of the Sivagiri hill near Varkala. Even decades after the guru died in 1928, his samadhi (final resting place) continues to be thronged by thousands of devotees, donned in yellow attire, from different parts of Kerala and outside every year during the Sivagiri pilgrimage from December 30 to January 1.

Features

General

  • Beach nearby
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property

Services

  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Wake-up calls

Food

Two vegetarian meals will be served daily, which are prepared according to yogic and Ayurvedic dietary principles.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Kerala tour

Guests could arrange a tour with additional charge during day-off. The tour could be a visit to Varkala Beach, Trivandrum City, Backwater, or a Hindu temple.

What's included

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Indian-style vegetarian brunch and dinner
  • Daily Hatha yoga sessions
  • Morning satsang or silent walking meditation
  • Seva or selfless service
  • Tea time

What's not included

  • *Airfare
  • *Airport transfers
  • *Extra meals
  • *Local tours
  • *Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). If you need pickup from the airport, it will cost you approximately 25 USD for a single trip from Trivandrum airport to Sivagiri Ashram. Please inform them at least 14 days beforehand if you need an airport pickup and e-mail them your flight details, including airline, time of arrival, and flight numbers.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
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