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15 Days Body Rejuvenation and Yoga Retreat in India

  • Somatheeram Health Resort, Chowara PO, South of Kovalam, Trivandrum, 695 501, Kerala, India

Overview

Body Rejuvenation and Yoga Retreat in India

Come to Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort for a memorable stay filled with Ayurveda treatments, meditation and yoga a stay where you will rediscover balance in the mind, body and soul and bound to feel re-energized. Being the first resort to promote Ayurveda beyond the shores of India and well-known for being awarded Best Ayurvedic Center, Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort has more than 25 years experience in providing authentic Ayurvedic treatments to its guests. Here, Ayurveda is not practiced, but lived holistically, with a team of doctors, therapists and translators serving each guest with comprehensive advice and individual health treatments based on Ayurvedic teachings. So dont compromise. Book the original!

Highlights

  • Yoga classes
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Personalized Ayurvedic diet plan
  • Doctor consultations, Free medicine
  • Daily Ayurvedic vegetarian meals
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 15.

  • 14 days with instruction
  • English
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At Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort, the building style is traditional Indian but the standard of furnishings and hygiene is decidedly European. All the rooms come with a shower, toilet, fans, mosquito nets, a kettle and telephone. Depending on the exact position of the accommodation, the beach is merely one to five minutes away.

Standard cottages

These bungalows are built with natural stones or bricks, in the typical South Indian style. Built either detached or in a row, these cottages consist of a bedroom and bathroom and are mainly situated in the upper part of the resort.

Kerala houses

The Kerala houses were the traditional homes of southern India's aristocracy in previous years. The houses are up to 300 years old and were rebuilt after elaborate restoration. Their distinctive features are the timber construction method and the use of antique doors and furniture.In the standard category, the guest has a bedroom and bathroom. The deluxe units are more spacious and some have a separate living room.

There is WiFI access at the reception lobby. Room service is also chargeable.

Refresh your body and mind by joining the 15 days body rejuvenation program at Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort. The program includes customized Ayurveda treatments to be taken daily throughout your stay and designed to rejuvenate your body. Unwind and relax with daily yoga and meditation sessions. Indulge in Ayurvedic cuisine to improve your health, lose weight or cleanse your system. Set amidst tranquil tropical gardens overlooking the ocean, your stay at Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort is bound to give you peace and inner balance as well as make you feel revitalized.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the complete knowledge for long life or ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India and a form of alternative medicine. At Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort, the basic features of its treatments are oil massages, various herbal and purification therapies as well as yoga and meditation. However, each Ayurveda treatment is customized based on the guests individual needs and complemented with daily doctor consultations and personalized diet plan to achieve effective results.

Yoga and meditation

Yoga alleviates mental stress and encourages relaxation and inner peace. Furthermore, yoga can also be therapeutic both as a remedy and as a prophylactic. In the Ayurvedic teachings, yoga and meditation are an essential part of any program of treatment to establish inner balance.

At Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort, in all but a few cases, yoga and meditation practice are integral parts of the daily schedule. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner, the extensive experience of our yoga teachers is sure to deepen your knowledge and skills.

Oil and medicines

As it is becoming more difficult to obtain authentic and natural Ayurvedic medicines and to ensure its medicine is of impeccable quality, Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort produce its own medicines, under the strict control of our doctors.

Great pains are also taken by our research and development team to uphold the quality of our medicines. Somatheeram Production has been officially awarded the Certificate for Good Manufacturing Practice (GPM).

Production center: The center is the source of a total of about 225 Ayurvedic medicines and other products. Within close proximity of the resort, guests can visit the center at all times.

Hand-made medicines: Each medicine or oil is made by hand in accordance with ancient Ayurvedic traditions.

The team: Experienced doctors and staff are committed to the purity and quality of our medicines

One half-day tour of the Kerala backwaters

Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort is located on the picturesque Malabar coast in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The resort nestles in a tropical garden with palms, mango trees and over 200 different Ayurvedic herbs. Set next to the sea, the terraced layout of the resort gives you a splendid view of the seemingly endless Malabar Coast and direct access to the white sands of the beach. Your stay in the heart of nature the greenery and the ocean will give you peace and tranquility.

Activities
  • Activities
  • Swimming Pool
General
  • General
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
Services
  • Services
  • Free! Bottled water
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Shop
  • Tour assistance

Diet

The right diet is a key to a healthy and fulfilled life and all the more so during a stay in Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort. Try the Ayurvedic cuisine to improve your health or lose weight. However, for the not so adventurous, there is the international cuisine (non-Ayurvedic) from Europe and China.

Ayurvedic cuisine

An Ayurvedic meal thrives on the art of composition. The various ingredients are skillfully combined in terms of flavour, colour, and consistency and preparation method. The food has a pleasant aroma that helps to stimulate the appetite. An Ayurvedic meal is balanced and wholesome as it contains all the ingredients necessary for health: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. The preparation method and the combination of foods make the meal particularly agreeable and easy to digest. There are about 200 different Ayurvedic dishes at Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort.

Non Ayurvedic cuisine

At Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort, there is a choice of about 150 dishes. Be they typically southern Indian, European or Chinese the foods are always fresh, healthy and tasty.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Accompany the fishermen from the neighboring village during the wee morning hours as they haul in their fishing nets
  • Discover the unique and world famous Kerala backwaters on a romantic houseboat
  • Local country life sightseeing organized.
  • Observe wild elephants and tigers at the Periyar National Park, best known for its astonishing natural beauty and diverse fauna
  • Read a book, sun bathe at the pool or merely laze around at the white sandy beaches amid the cool sea breeze
  • Visit Munnar, one of the most idyllic places of southern India, with its tea plantations, the aromas of spices that grow there and a national park
  • Watch traditional Indian folk dance, theatre and music concerts
  • Take a tour to Trivandrum, Kanyakumari, and Golden Valley

The Ayurveda treatments at Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort include the following:

Dhanyamla Dhara

Warm herbal liquids are poured from a special vessel over the body in a certain rhythmic pattern for 45-60 minutes daily. This is a good treatment for hemi- and tetraplegia.

Kativasthi

Specially prepared warm medicinal oils are applied to the lower back. The oils are contained in a ring of herbal dough and are allowed to act for 45-60 minutes. Kativasthi is a very good treatment for all kinds of backache and spinal problems.

Kizhi

Fresh or ground leaves of herbs are poured into cotton bags, immersed in warm herbal oil and applied to the whole body or certain parts. If applied for 45 minutes daily for a period of 7-14 days, this treatment is very good for osteoarthritis, spondylosis, sports accidents and the like.

Ksheeradhoomam

This is a special treatment in which herbal medicines and cows milk are mixed, heated and applied as steam via a tube to the whole body or the affected parts. This treatment has been found to be very effective as a treatment for Bells palsy, speech disorders, ptosis of the organs and various nervous disorders.

Njavarakizhi

During this treatment, sweating is induced by applying warm, medicinal rice pudding in cotton bags to the whole body or certain parts of the body. A team of therapists carries out the procedure for 60-90 minutes daily over a period of 14 days. This treatment is effective against rheumatism, joint pain, weight problem, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and certain types of skin disease.

Lepanam

Lepanam involves applying a medicinal herbal paste to the affected areas. This treatment has proven to be effective for inflammations, skin diseases, arthritis, gout and the like.

Pizhichil

This is one of the rare and special treatments in Kerala. Warm herbal oils are continuously applied to the whole body by two to four therapists working in synchrony. The treatment takes 60-90 minutes and is applied daily for seven to 21 days. Pizhichil, also known as oil bath treatment, is administered on a special massage table carved out of a single piece of wood from a Strychnine tree. This treatment is an effective remedy for rheumatic disorders such as arthritis, tetra- or hemiplegia, various forms of paralysis, sexual impairments and disturbances of the nervous system.

Thalam

A special powder is mixed with herbal oil, applied to the head and left to act for 20-45 minutes. This treatment helps with throat, nose and ear problems, sleep disorders, migraine etc.

Urovasthi

Like Kativasthi, special warm oil is applied, in this case to the thorax and allowed to act for 45 minutes. Urovasthi is effective against asthma and other complaints of the respiratory organs, heart disease and muscular pain in the chest region.

  • Ayurveda treatment comprising synchronized body massages performed by two therapists with medicinal oil and cream, rejuvenating face masks, steam baths and medicines
  • Customized Ayurvedic diet plan
  • Doctor consultations, including a final one at the end of the program
  • Full board Ayurvedic vegetarian meals
  • Half day boat tour of the Kerala backwaters
  • Medicine during treatments, free of charge
  • Translator, free of charge
  • Yoga classes
  • Other Ayurveda treatments not mentioned above
  • Other tours not mentioned above

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Trivandrum Airport, which is about 30 minutes by taxi. Choose the flights via the Middle East or Far East.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Somatheeram Health Group an inquiry.
  • Review by Oscar G from Haifa, Israel
    10 out of 10

    "If you are looking to experience "real" Ayurvedic medicine and treatments, Somatheeram Resort is the best place in the world. A small village in a paradise hill overlooking the ocean, Somatheeram offers various types of accommodations, including Kerala Houses, an independent round shaped hut. We stayed in a spacious "Kerala House" fully equipped with a double bed, a large bathroom with shower and clothes closet.Service is courteous, hotel area is beautifully landscaped full of coconut trees, flowers, "pure paradise". A staircase will take you to the swimming pool and to the beach, were you will be pampered with beach loungers and parasols.The treatment area is traditional, yoga and meditation are also offered. The variety of treatments, medicines and respective Ayurvedic food diet will rejuvenate you and keep you running for a full year.We asked for an air conditioning equipped Kerala House. We had our own house detached from others, small porch with a hammock for extra lazy evenings.This was our third trip to Somatheeram, you will want you next trip the moment you leave. Reservations well in advance are required. December to April good months. Many attractions nearby, don't miss visiting a house boat trip through the water canals. as well as spending a few days in Cochi (Cochin)."

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  • Review by Gil from Perth, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "The position just above the temple on the cliff near the surf beach was inspiring as were the hardworking fishermen going out through the surf almost every day to set and pull nets. One of the most memorable things of my stay was the amazing range and quality of vegetarian meals. The massages and treatments were innovative and interesting.I really enjoyed the Yoga for beginners, as it was something I had never tried before. Losing weight to the lowest I had been for many years was an extra bonus, even though I ate almost everything in sight. The people both in the retreat and in the surrounding small shopping area became our friends. A great visit."

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  • Review by Yasmeenies from Dubai, UAE
    10 out of 10

    "I travelled to Somatheeram on my own for 5 days. This is a really special place, but one that you have to have an open mind about. The Ayurveda clinic is very authentic, as were the lovely therapists. The doctors are good too - but probably not as informative as you would be used to, in a more western clinic. Nonetheless, it's a wonderful experience. The one thing to note about Somatheram is that this is not a regular resort, the focus here is Ayurveda, and everything comes second.Once you settle that in your mind and embrace what this place is all about - you will really appreciate how simple and natural your environment is. The most impressive thing about Somatheeram is the staff - they are just amazing. So sweet, personal, kind - will go out of their way for you, keep you company - they make all the difference in your day. The chef is great - I mentioned I love spicy food, and then before I knew it, I was receiving special meals from the kitchen from him that were extra spicy the way I like it.The views here are great. Beach is too rough to swim in. Pool is fine, clean and overlooks the sea. I would come back, but for me, 5 days is more than enough. It all depends on what you want out of your trip and how much therapy you need :) Thanks to the amazing staff for making everyday special. I will miss you!"

    July 5, edited

  • Review by Vivien from UK
    10 out of 10

    "The location and the place itself- beware of the steps if you are not fit. There are many (about 100) up and down to the beach. The support staff was great and I would go there again. There is a tiny pool which, given the heat and the ferocity of the sea, is a definite plus. Food fantastic. All in all, it was good value. The front desk is pretty much in a shamble and the staff there very unfriendly and incredibly unhelpful."

    March 14, edited

Kerala, India

Located by the sea, Somatheeram resort offers a range of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation programs for a complete mind and body restoration in nice green location. Yoga retreat groups are welcome.

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15 days / 14 nights

Low season
  • May 1- September 30
 
High season
  • October 1 - December 19
  • March 1 - April 30
 
Peak season
  • December 20 - February 28

 

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