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.
Stephanie Vogelsang Germany
October 2017, BookYogaRetreats
The organisation was perfekt, everybody was very helpful .
Fiona Ward Ireland
June 2017, BookYogaRetreats
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.
My only comment I would have loved some fish dishes at dinner, but the food was amazing and always so fresh so I cant complain.
June 2017, BookYogaRetreats
the Kasbah, the local people, the food and hiking were exceptional
we did not feel that Perumal had the right personality type to host a retreat at a destination of this quality. we found him to be egocentric and more concerned about himself than making us (his clients) fulfilled.
we expected the class to be tailored to our needs (it was just the 2 of us) but he refused to step away from his rigid program.
Marina Samardzic France
May 2017, BookYogaRetreats
Gentillesse des gens, les jardins, les yoga classes
Je n'ai pas de point négatif!
Petra Hattingh Switzerland
I spent a week at Jnane Allia in September. Truly an oasis of tranquillity to relax and switch off. Beautifully decorated rooms with private patio. Very nice and clean pool area to enjoy the sun and read a book. The staff was so helpful, friendly and always full of smiles. Stefanie, the manager of the hotel is going out her way to accommodate the guests needs. She is such a pleasant and helpful host. The food was lovely, something different every night, a fusion of Moroccan and Italian cuisine. Breakfast, a delight every morning. A massage by Maria, another wonderful and relaxing treat.
This week I was the only guest doing yoga. I could fully benefit from private lessons with Perumal. I started with yoga only a year ago, Perumal adapted the program to my level. His progressive approach has improved my mobility, breathing and strength in just one week. Having had my first yoga lesson back in Switzerland made me notice, I improved my technique in different asanas. I have met Perumal as a very warm and intuitive person. His way of teaching is challenging, yet very motivating.
I can only highly recommend yoga with Perumal at the tranquil oasis Jnane Allia. I hope to be back.
Janet Quinn London
Kasbah Toubkahl is the perfect setting for a yoga retreat. High in the mountains with spectacular views. It's easy to forget the 'daily grind' here.
Perumal is an experienced and patient teacher. Not only did he guide us in our positions but also gave us background on the origins of yoga. I would recommend this trip to yogis of all levels.
January 10, 2017. BookYogaRetreats
I stayed 3 nights at the resort Jnane Allia at Marrakesh. After the manager himself picked me up at the airport he gave me a short sightseeing tour through Marrakech while we were driving to the resort. It was a warm welcome and I felt comfy very easily. After the check in with lovely and refreshing mint tea I was served an amazing dinner with three courses. I actually thought that this will be just for the first night but no this amazing dinner is every evening. You get served meat every day which was fine for 3 days for me but it would have been no problem to switch to a vegetarian meal even shortly or during dinner time. The waiter Ayoub who’s there the whole day makes your stay even more amazing. It doesn’t matter what you want he brings it for you - he even rescued me from a spider :) All the people at Jnane Allia are very very nice and friendly. I met the owner and his wife at my last day while he took me to town-they are both super nice as well!!!
The Yoga lessons are in the morning before breakfast and in the evening before dinner. I like the concept of doing yoga in the morning an then having a big breakfast then do whatever you like and do yoga again and eat afterwards. I did Yoga before but after the stay I understand more the Yoga and the different levels or why you should not do this but do that etc. Perumal is a great teacher who explains a lot and I loved the little talks we’ve had after every session. I still do Yoga every morning, of course not 1,5 hours but I do a few breathing techniques and a few postures he showed us which helps me to start a the busy day :) I’m really thankful that I went there and I will definitely come back again-next time 1 week cause 3 days are too short :)
The only „negative“ thing is, that the transfers to town costs extra, which is fine but I didn’t know that so it would be better if someone would tell that before.
December 29, 2016. BookYogaRetreats
The yoga teaching by Perumal was exceptional. He very quickly became aware of the ability of the group and tailored the classes so that we all got the maximum out of each session. Jnane Alia is a grat setting for a yoga retreat very peaceful and beautifully designed. Unfortunately the hotel part was a little like Fawlty Towers or the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with fairly amateurish service which did not really align with the concept of a retreat Basically it was great yoga in a fantastic location with poor service and no real attempt to provide healthy food. The food was delicious but as a retreat.my expectation would be some effort to provide very healthy food. To summarise we enjoyed it because the yoga was so good, likewise the location but for the price I also feel that we shold have also received exceptional service.
Merja S. Switzerland
November 14, 2016. BookYogaRetreats
My mom and I had a pleasant stay at the Jnane Allia. The hotel is small and cozy. The food is super delicious and the cuisine even response to special wishes. The yoga teacher, Perumal does also a very good job and he adapts his teaching to the level of the students. I highly recommend staying at Jnane Allia.
Rebecca United Kingdom
I had a great time on this retreat. It wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be - I ended up going alone, and there was no one else in the hotel to chat to - but in terms of yoga, I felt I progressed so much and Ines and Perumal were incredibly kind and generous in ensuring I had a good time! I would definitely do something like this again - it did exactly what I needed it do, chilled me out so I was ready to go back into the office with new eyes. Thank you so much for my lovely couple of days in paradise :)
From start to finish my experience of the yoga retreat was exactly as I would wish. I was picked up, as arranged, in Marrakech for transfer to Jnane Allia where I was greeted warmly, made to feel both welcome, and comfortable. My room was large, comfortable, had a door which opened onto a patio, and out onto the terrace with pool. Yoga classes twice daily at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. were tailored specifically to the experience level of the group. The teacher was patient, informative, but most importantly, extremely proficient in yoga. His dedication, knowledge, and understanding of yoga made my experience educational, encouraged me to learn, and practice more. Food at Jnane Allia was superb: delicious Moroccan cuisine, plentiful, and each day delivered by polite and friendly staff who could not do enough for us. Indeed everyone I met was gracious, sensitive to the needs of their guests, and keen to ensure the whole experience was the peaceful, relaxing, and yoga enriching retreat that it should be.
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.
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