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10 Days Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Kerala, South India

Overview

Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Holiday in Kerala South India

  • 9 days with instruction
  • Enjoy a vacation before Christmas in Kerala, South India. Get away from the cold and the Christmas rush and give yourself time to relax, unwind, and explore another country and another culture. You will have the chance to practice yoga twice daily with Sivan, early morning meditation with Karen and mindfulness with Maggie. Karen and Sivan, who live locally, will be arranging trips for us to an ashram, an Elephant Sanctuary, a trip to the tip of India taking in a temple on the way and a peaceful trip down the backwaters of Kerala. Sivan will be giving us a cookery class and Karen will teach us Laughter Yoga. They will also recommend local restaurants and show us to the best places to do our shopping.

    Highlights

    • Daily yoga sessions
    • Daily mindfulness lessons
    • Daily morning meditation classes
    • Amazing view of the surroundings of South India
    • 9 nights accommodation
    • Daily breakfast

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 12.

    Languages

    • Instruction language: English
    • Spoken languages: English
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    You will be accommodated at The Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort in Pozhikkara Beach, India. You will be staying in a private or a shared double room. The resort has a beautiful beach view with en-suite rooms, a yoga shala, a swimming pool, and two restaurants.

    What makes this trip special is not just the wonderful location, beautiful hotel and the yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes but the services of Sivan and Karen who live locally so have a wealth of local knowledge. From the moment they meet us at the airport in Trivandrum until our return they can answer all our questions about trips, transport, restaurants currency and shops so you can really enjoy the full Keralan experience on a trip that you will never forget.

    Itinerary

    • 06:30 Early morning meditation
    • 07:30 Yoga
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 10:30 Mindfulness
    • 11:30 Free time to explore, swim, have a massage or an Ayurvedic treatment
    • 16:00 Yoga
    • 18:00 Sunset
    • 19:30 Dinner
    • Maggie

      Maggie is a qualified mindfulness teacher and has been running mindfulness and yoga holidays for four years in Portugal, India, and next year Ireland. She teaches mindfulness meditation for stress reduction, a better well-being, and for creativity, as well as the art of breathing.

    • Sivan

      Sivan is a qualified, professional massage therapist and yoga teacher from India. Sivan is delighted to be offering a Sivananda Hatha yoga class which will include breathing exercises or pranayama, sun salutations, postures or asanas, and a guided relaxation. Sivan brings over 15 years of teaching experience to his classes.

    • Karen

      Karen offers meditation guidance and Laughter yoga.

    This retreat will take place at The Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort in Pachalloor, Kerala, India. The Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort is situated in an idyllic spot where the river meets the sea, between Trivandrum and Kovalem. The Kovalem and Samudra beaches are a short tuktuk ride away, and the airport and city of Trivandrum are less than a 15-minute taxi ride.

    Neraby places

    • Trivandrum - 15-minutes' taxi ride
    • Trivandrum International Airport (TVR) - 15-minutes' taxi ride
    Activities
    • Cooking classes
    • Massage
    • Reiki
    • Shopping
    • Swimming pool (outdoor)
    General
    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Balcony
    • Beach
    • Dining area
    • Lake
    • Restaurant
    • River
    • Special menu request
    • Yoga shala
    Services
    • Local market
    • Room cleaning
    • Tour assistance

    During this retreat, you will enjoy daily delicious breakfasts.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast

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

    • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
    • Other dietary requirements on request
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • Backwater trip along the rivers and waterways of Kerala seeing birds, wildlife, and villages
    • Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing at the beach
    • Excursion to an ashram, an elephant sanctuary, and the Neyyar Dam
    • Get a taste of the local food at one of the nearby restaurants
    • Trip to the tip of India where Ghandy's ashes were scattered
    • Massage with Sivan
    • Breakfast
    • Yoga, meditation and mindfulness Classes
    • 9 nights accommodation at Beach and Lake Resort
    • Trips
    • Flights
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Drinks
    • Massages and Ayurvedic treatments
    • Transport from and to Trivandrum Airport
    • Travel insurance
    • Visas

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TVR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. You can send the flights details to be met on arrival and transferred to Beach and Lake Resort. Transfers to and from airport 5 GBP per person each way.

    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 42 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.

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    Arrival: Friday November 23, 2018
    Departure: Sunday December 2, 2018

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