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Rest your soul, bliss your body, and awaken your senses in this yoga retreat in India with Yogi Vishnu Syamlal. Join other yogis on a journey that is sure to be something out of the ordinary! Your days filled with yoga, meditation, pranayama, mantra chanting, and beach life. Give your body and mind the opportunity to replenish and get energy and boost your health, the effects of which will last months after your arrival back home.
All ages are welcome as participants.
Nikhil Residence is a beautiful, quiet, and peaceful place with comfortable, clean, stylish rooms and independent cottages, nicely situated in a tropical garden to relax and enjoy.
These are the twin bedded rooms with attached bathroom. These rooms are comfy for two adults and has sit-out or balcony.
Fabulous views of the swimming pool and coconut groves. These are the twin bedded rooms with attached bathroom. These rooms are comfy for two adults and has sit-out or balcony.
Fabulous view of the coconut groves; Stylish comfortable interiors and decorations with luxurious bathrooms. These twin bed accommodations have a bathroom and sit-out or balcony.
The retreat will be held at Nikhil Residence, situated in North Cliff, Varkala, where you can experience tranquility at its best. It is only five minutes’ walk from Varkala’s stunning Papanasam cliffs and beach. With a choice of unique cottages or well-appointed rooms, Nikhil Residence aims to offer you luxurious comfort and security.
Kerala, which is known as God’s own country, is one of the most beautiful places in India. It is blessed with greenery, a network of 44 rivers and backwaters, rice fields, spice plantations, and friendly people. It is the most popular tourist destination in India. Hindus believe that a dip in the Papanasam Beach in Varkala can wash away your sins.
Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. It has several places of tourist interests like a beautiful beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu temple, and the Ashramam - Sivagiri Mutt a little distance from the beach. Varkala offers excellent accommodation facilities for tourists and is fast becoming a popular health resort with many Ayurvedic massage centers.
You can be certain that the retreat will wash away the stresses and strains of a busy life. A bath in the bubbling waters of the natural springs will bring relief to a multitude of ailments. These waters also rejuvenate and revitalize tired, aging bodies, providing a respite from the aging process. This is a gift of nature for people to enjoy, a refreshing shower, as the magic waters cascade from the springs.
On the edge of the cliff is a path. Resorts and eating places dot the waterfront, catering to different tastes with exotic seafood, cuisines from around the world, and special Malayali preparations. You will feel the soothing effects of this serene environment as you discover God’s own country.
You will start every morning with a sunrise pranayama and meditation, followed by a classical Hatha yoga. In the morning class, you will have a combination of asanas, pranayama, meditation, yoga Nidra, and mantra chanting to learn how to become more present and more flexible.
Every evening, you will start with surya namaskar, which is good before the asana class. After surya namaskar, you will move to deep sana and pranayama.
Yoga Vishnu offers three hours of yoga class every day, one and a half hours in the morning and one and a half hours in the evening for a total of 30 hours of yoga classes in 10 days. There will be plenty of time for swimming, beach, shopping, and excursions.
This yoga retreat is suitable for any level of experience. Either you have a regularly established practice or just recently begun to experience the benefits of yoga. These 10 days will give you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself into the deepening of your practice and touch upon an authentic experience of yoga.
Please book your flights to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). This airport serves international charter and domestic flights. Transfers from and to this airport are included in the price. Yoga Vishnu will pick you up at the airport.
You can fly a scheduled airline to any gateway city, such as Mumbai, New Delhi, or Bangalore, and then take a domestic airline for your journey to Trivandrum, which is a two-hour flight from Mumbai and 3.25 hours from New Delhi and Bangalore. Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, and Etihad Airways fly from Stockholm Arlanda Airport and have excellent connections to Trivandrum in India.
Stay connected with the world. Nikhil Residence's business center provides Wi-Fi internet, STD or ISD connections for making domestic and International telephone calls.
A powerful generator is on standby, in case of a power failure. It is very important that you enjoy uninterrupted power supply and they continue operations efficiently.
At any time of the day or night, the medical service provides easy access to medical information. On request, you will be able to arrange for an appointment with the doctor at the nearby hospitals.
Nikhil Residence exchanges foreign currency and traveler's cheques according to the market rates.
Their travel desk offers all kinds of vehicle arrangements, backwater trips, air and railway ticket assistance, hotel bookings, tour packages, local sightseeing trips, money exchange, elephant ride, and village tours.
You will need a valid visa to enter India. To obtain this, you will need to contact your local Indian High Commission. Fill in the application form, which is usually available to download online, and bring it to them, or send it in along with the required fee. This can take up to 10 days. When stating your purpose on your visa form, it is best to say tourism rather than yoga.
You can visit the website for obtaining a visa to India, which gives detailed contact information of Indian embassies throughout the world. Yoga Vishnu is more than happy to help you with this. On your visa application, you will be asked to give one reference in India about where you are staying. Please ask Vishnu Syamlal for more information and details on the reference.
For more information ask your questions directly to Yoga Vishnu, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
The price of this retreat includes a one-day trip to Ponmudi (the Golden Peak) and a one-day open boat trip to Golden Island.
Ponmudi (the Golden Peak) is a hill station in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala in India. It is located 55.2 kilometers north-east of Trivandrum city at an altitude of 1,100 meters. Being a part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea. Ponmudi is blessed with scenic splendor and natural beauty. It has a carpet of thick tropical forest that rolls down to the foot of the hill range.
An open boat will take you to the incredibly beautiful backwater area on the beautiful island, Golden Island, where it is possible to meditate and visit a Ganesha temple.
Vishnu Syamlal is a highly skilled yoga instructor. He is qualified from recognized yoga institute and is an experienced regular practitioner. Yoga Vishnu Stockholm has successfully carried out several yoga trips to India in past years. As a tour leader, Vishnu has a wide knowledge of diverse culture history and people in India and in particular in Kerala, where he was born and raised.
Nikhil Residence has a restaurant that offers traditional delicacies, continental, and Indian cuisine ensuring a dining experience that is to relish and remember. Guests can choose from the finest selection of fresh prawns, snapper, lobster and have it prepared to their choice.
Most Indian cuisines are similar in terms of the use of spices. Oftentimes, Indian cooking is distinguished by the use of a larger variety of vegetables in comparison with many other well-known cuisines.
The perfect dish for special occasions or anytime you want to feel special, this dish is well-spiced but mild. You can make it hotter by adding cayenne pepper or additional fresh or dried chilies.
Light food, which you can enjoy at any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack.
Ayurveda, the science of life, was originated in India and is best flourishing in Kerala. Ayurveda in Kerala is the best as nowhere else you can find the most professional practitioners of this medical system.
Amruthasanjeevani is Nikhil Residence's traditional medical center with a focus on natural healing through Ayurveda. It is perhaps the best known clinic in Varkala offering excellent Ayurvedic treatments with assured rejuvenation and cure. They offer the most authentic therapy and treatments supervised by a medically qualified doctor and experienced team of therapists at an additional cost.
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