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.
Yoko F. Japan
November 14, 2016. Yoga with Perumal
My mother and I are intermediate Yoga learners and looking for a great Yoga teacher in a resort area of the world. By coincidence, I found the Yoga class of the team Perumal and Ines in Morocco by website. Although it took a long hours to go to Morocco from Japan, we had wonderful experiences in Morocco owing to Perumal and Ines.
First of all, the yoga lesson were great worth. He taught us proper Yoga exercises and my mother's painful shoulder got well by practising. I learned the yogic breathing method and improve my sun salutation.
Secondly, we did a yoga practice in Agafay desert. We didn't expect our dream, doing Yoga in desert, came true, but Perumal and Ines arranged it for us. Doing Yoga in desert was unearthly and amazing.
Moreover, Ines brought us to go to a Turkish bath which is called hammam in a local area. We really enjoyed the hammam and could see and have experience of the local life in Morocco.
Regarding Jnane Tamsna, it's like a palace. There are lots of nice places to take pictures. And all staffs were very kind and friendly. The room was very comfortable. There were no mosquitos and no insects.
This trip is a memory that we will never forget for the rest of our life:) Thank you so much and see you soon.
Gabriela S. Switzerland
November 15, 2016. Yoga with Perumal
My daughter and I booked the Jnane Allia 6 days of yoga holidays. The hotel is an oasis of tranquility and is an excellent place to relax. Traditional, very tasty Moroccan food, stylishly furnished rooms, pool, hamam and nice staff, great price performance. We were positively surprised by Ines and her uncomplicated way. The yoga lessons with Perumal rounded off our holidays to their fullest satisfaction.
David and Jennifer WIlliams
Yoga with Perumal website
My wife and I had an absolutely incredible experience on our recent week long retreat. We have been to multiple yoga retreats and yours is the most memorable, refined and educational one we have been to yet! We came into the retreat with 3 months of yoga experience and left feeling that we not only advanced our health, but also our flexibility, diets, spirits, and built the confidence to be able to even practice on our own.The resort was beautiful and we loved the garden property, swimming pools, tennis court, staff, and incredibly healthy meals prepared to perfection.Perumal helped build our discipline and understanding of yoga traditions and practices that we can carry into our day to day lives. Every time we practice now, we draw from the guidance of Perumal and his practices. We loved his life stories and the underlying messages to us, in addition to his hospitality and professionalism at all times.We plan to be back soon and sincerely thank you for everything! Namaste!!!
Alexis Verpaele and Helga Van de Velde
Yoga with Perumal website
We spent only 4 days at Jnane Allia but the combination of the charming accommodation, Sarah's warm hospitality, and Perumal's yoga teachings were a truly healing experience. Yoga with Perumal is a very individualized experience, focused on gradual progression with avoidance of any trauma or straining. Perumal has a wholistic approach to yoga involving breathing techniques, stretching/relaxation, and strength development. We felt like completely renewed when we reluctantly headed home. Thank you!!!
Yoga with Perumal website
I was lucky enough to be introduced to Perumal in Marrakech during a one-week stay at Jnane Tamsna. I had a one hour session with him every day for a week, and it really got me back into yoga. I have done yoga for years, but due to small children and too much work I handt practiced for a few years. The trip to Marrakech was supposed to be the start of a new life; with more yoga, less stress, and more love and greatfullness. High goals! But it worked! Perumals soft being and spiritual presence was just what I needed. During that one week we built up a good basic program for me to continue working on when I got back home, so it is really something that you easily can add into your everyday life very easily. I am extremely thankful to Perumal for the gift he gave me.
Yoga with Perumal website
The yoga retreat with Perumal inspired me to really start practicing yoga in my daily life. I practiced some yoga before, but was never inspired to also wanting to learn more about yoga, nor to improve. Some people just know how to trigger you with their personality and the way they teach. Perumal is one of them. I was lucky to have had one to one attention in a beautiful environment, which also contributes to be inspired. Before and during the retreat I subconsciously knew I had to fit in yoga in my daily life, but it was after I had left I realized I was missing my daily practice with Perumal. While at home I am still practicing with the online course! This is how I feel. When I was a teenager I used to play tennis on sub national level. I have had several trainers, and I still remember clearly the one who got me back on my feet after some years of not having any fun at all. It was his personality and his way. I am sensitive to that. I compared the retreat and Perumal with that time. I needed the retreat. I hadnt have a proper holiday for some time and also had a rough time in my personal (lost 3 people I loved dearly within 3 years, the last one was my mother almost 2 years ago) as well as in my professional life (many changes because of one of the 2 other losses). When I booked the retreat life was starting to get better, but I was exhausted. Still I enjoyed the yoga practice, was even looking forward to it (I know myself as lazy) and I managed to speak English at one moment and French the other. I was not used to that and I just loved it all. I believe that everything has its right time (even the losses). For me the retreat with Perumal was right timing and it gave me a boost. After 2 years of pause I found the play button again and I am grateful for that.
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For the second time I had the privilege to follow a yoga retreat with Perumal at Jnane Allia. And again it was a wonderful experience! The combination of the constructive lessons with Perumal and the peaceful rest in a beautiful environment are an ideal way to escape some time from the daily grind and to charge the batteries. Perumals yoga style fits me because it brings my body to a higher level without forcing anything. You notice your body is changing and evolving with the day and at the end of the week you feel so much better. It is really a boost for body, mind & soul ! Thats why Ill come back. I consider this retreat as a precious gift to myself!
Annemiek and Pieter
Yoga with Perumal website
After spending a relaxed and sunny day in the medina of Marrakech we flew back to The Netherlands and came home last night. Both Annemiek and I have enjoyed your lessons tremendously. You are an all-round teacher and you have passed on an impressive amount of knowledge and insights. We are pleased with your guidance on dealing with our physical constraints, especially Annemieks back is not a hurdle anymore. Thanks again for making our holiday unforgettable!
Karla C. McSanders United States
March 2012. Yoga with Perumal website
Great hospitality and awesome accomodations! I truly enjoyed my stay at this nice secluded accommodation. I stayed here for four days for yoga retreat with Perumal. The food was wonderful, hammam was great and secluded location was the best to get away from the city. The staff was extremely attentive. The place was nice and clean. Would definitely stay here again!!!Highly recommended! I think the yoga retreat went very well. The yoga lessons were great!
Stefania Saladanna Italy
February 2012. Yoga with Perumal website
What can I say a true oasis of peace. Allia, Marco and Sarah make you feel at home, the place is lovely, excellent reception, accurate in every detail! I always return with so much happiness, because this is simply SUPER!!! For the yoga lovers, there is no better than to practice it with Perumal, my teacher. Try it and you come back regenerated!
Rikke Dalsgaard Denamark
February 2012. Yoga with Perumal website
It was a pleasure meeting you and Perumal, and we will be looking forward to meet again - and to enjoy some more yoga training with Perumal.
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