Mr. Koshy born in New Delhi of South Indian parents began teaching under his Kung-Fu master. After over 10 years of martial arts he began exploring yoga by returning to his roots in Kerala, India. From here a yoga teaching experience grew through London (2001 - 2004), Milan (2006 - 2010) and Marrakech (2010 - Present). His yoga method, recognized by various international yoga journals, lead to him authoring articles for Italian, French and Dutch yoga magazines.
from United States, January 2018
"Perfect in every sense"
Chic yet cosy accomodation, friendly and accommodating service, delicious food, good value for money, great yoga, a true oasis. Thank you so much Stefanie of Jnane Allia for making it perfect.
from Germany, October 2017
The organisation was perfekt, everybody was very helpful .
from Ireland, June 2017
My time at the Kasbah Du Toubkal and with Perumal Koshy was pure tranquility. From the moment I arrived, the staff where so accommodating and always on hand if I needed anything. Perumal greeted me with a very warm welcome and told me about the few days of yoga to come. I had started my practice of yoga about two years ago and only really doing Ashtanga I was a bit on edge to try a different style., but I can say after my few days with Perumal his approach to yoga and his method have made me a stronger person. the difference in my practice at the end of the week was amazing. I would highly recommend both the yoga and the accommodation for anyone looking to escape life for a few days, pure tranquility.
from Great Britain, June 2017
the Kasbah, the local people, the food and hiking were exceptional
from France, May 2017
Gentillesse des gens, les jardins, les yoga classes
April 18, 2017. Yoga with Perumal
I booked a weeks yoga retreat at Jnane Allia at the end of March. The plan was to escape the tale end of winter in the UK and return home fitter and stronger. I have to say that all I hoped for was delivered, with the temperature hovering around 25 to 30 degrees and the exceptional yoga provided by Perumal. Although I'm a yoga novice, I felt I had improved during the week, found some of that strength I was looking for and gained an enthusiasm to keep the yoga going on my return. Jnane Allia itself is peaceful and relaxing, set in lovely gardens with 8 stylish Moroccan villas set around a beautiful pool. The evening yoga session in the garden was a highlight, with the sun slipping down behind the palm trees and faint call to prayer from the mosk in a nearby village....I hope to return.
March 2017. Yoga with Perumal
The yoga retreat with Perumal was an amazing experience. Perumal is a very professional teacher and the yoga classes are both strengthening and relaxing, I improved my yoga quite a lot, in the 6 days, I was there. We sometimes did our afternoon yoga on the rooftop, while the sun was setting over the Atlas Mountains. Absolutely beautiful. I give Yoga with Perumal my best recommandations, and I can't wait to go again. Jnane Allia is a beautiful tranquil place and therefore it gives you the possibility to relax in beautiful surroundings, and with only 20 minutes of transport to beautiful, colourful and hectic Marrakech, it is the perfect place to stay. Staff was very helpfull.
April 2017. Yoga with Perumal
Jnana Allia is a retrait to dream of. It's the place to relax. And practice yoga. Perumal, the teacher, is incredibly good. Yoga in the garden during a most beautiful sunset! The people of the staff were so kind. The food lovely prepared an the massages heavenly. Jnane Allia is a retrait I recommend to every soul in surch of a warm and welcome change in their busy lives.
February 2017. Yoga with Perumal
Yoga-Tastic,I have just returned from a wonderful 3 night stay at Jnane Allia. The primary purpose to stay here was for Yoga with Perumal: 2 daily sessions of yoga each day while staying in a more rural retreat just outside Marrakech centre.The accommodation was comfortable: large clean rooms opening onto a patio with pool beyond. The food was fresh Moroccan dishes (brunch + dinner) that were plentiful + fabulous quality. All staff were excellent- friendly, obliging + intent on ensuring a pleasant + relaxing stay. That's exactly what I got!
November 2016. Yoga with Perumal
Beautiful, Beautiful & Peaceful Retreat. I recently spent a wonderfully peaceful week at Jnane Allia. Jnane Allia was the only place that I came across during hours of searching on line that ticked ALL of my many boxes - quiet surroundings, not many people, Yoga, sunshine, good swimming pool, great food, option to have a small drink, easy airport transfers, a touch of WiF and feeling safe. Obviously I read the reviews - and the booking communication was very efficient - so I felt pretty hopeful that it would deliver in reality .....and it did! Jnane Allia's grounds are beautiful - incredibly lush and lovingly tended. There are only 8 villas at the retreat so it was perfect for someone like me who doesn't like to be around too many people. The pool was a good size - bigger and deeper than the disappointing pools you get at many hotels. I was happy that Jnane Allia's pool was big enough to do a decent length in. Sitting by the pool reading in the large and comfortable loungers was lovely and relaxing but if you need to do 'something' with your day then Jnane Allia's yoga sessions (which are an optional add on) are scheduled perfectly at 9am and 4.30pm daily and break up the day very well, making you feel that you have 'earned' your hours by the pool! I also liked that the morning yoga wasn't at a crazy early hour and allowed for a reasonable lie in. Yoga teacher Perumal is great and clearly incredibly passionate about the practice. The sessions covered both relaxation and strength work - and I really like that the sessions were challenging (although still suitable for beginners) and that you really felt like you had worked. Food was great - very tasty, very varied and lots of it - you could also have a drink if you wanted. The masseuses were great, the transfers went like clock work...I could go on....but suffice to say that I couldn't fault it.
...and to top it off the staff - Yasin, Sammi and the many others - were amazing, so very helpful, polite and efficient. Finally, I should say that I travelled on my own and felt very safe here.