Kerala Yoga Holiday
Location of Retreat
:   Trivandrum, Kerala
Yoga Type
:   Sivananda
Retreat Type
:   Yoga
Topography
:   Getaway
Guest Suitability
:   Singles, Couple, Group, Youth
Timing/ Duration
:   Round the year! - Suggested stay 7 days minimum
Who should go for this package? :
  • For those on a modest budget, seeking a fulfilling yoga and cultural experience.
  • For anyone wishing to study or practice yoga, enjoy wellness from ayurvedic treatments or then to just relax in a glorious location.
  • For those looking to experience the local culture to the fullest degree. The warmth of the local village life will be among the most heart felt experiences of your life.
  • For those seeking traditional Yoga and Yoga philosophy AND the best quality Ayurvedic treatments.
  • For those looking to be close to the Sea - the famed Kovalam beach is just 10 minutes away. The lake is just 2 km away.
Description
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In this package we offer you
~ A beautiful and thoroughly dependable mid-scale centre worth both for the standard of its practitioners and overall ambience.
~ A traditional rural village setting giving the authentic taste of India, alongside all modern comforts.
~ A complete experience of authentic yoga and peaceful ambience, yet with proximity to shops and restaurants.
~ Opportunity to experience local excursions AND Cultural entertainment including dance and performances.

All in all a package which offers improved health, yoga, provides personal attention and ample leisure time to experience local life and nature including the beaches of Kerala.

About the Holiday :

Specifically designed as a "non-package" kind of holiday, this trip will provide you enough flexibility to learn about, experience and explore the Kerala of your liking, while experiencing a homely feel.

The holiday offers an immensely satisfying mix of a traditional holistic experience amidst native culture and a mesmerizing natural environment.

This package begins from your pickup at Trivandrum (Thiruvanthapuram) Airport and ending with your drop back to Airport.

The recommended package is for 7-day but can be extended or customized as per your need.

It includes :

  • Pick up on arrival
  • Stay in a wonderful centre that offers a rare blend of Western comfort and Indian simplicity, in a charming, unspoiled classic village setting.
  • Daily healthy Ayurvedic breakfast
  • Daily yoga sessions including yoga philosophy for those interested
  • Meditation sessions
  • Daily authentic Ayurveda sessions (optional)
  • Drop back to airport for flight back home
All of this in the comfortable "non-touristy" set up where you will always feel at home.

This holiday is located ideally; not too far from the International Airport, yet an ideal location that allows Nature and environment play a significant role in promoting good health and inner calm.

It offers you full flexibility to take part in the daily yoga and meditation with an experienced and nurturing teacher and a very peaceful setting.

The stay includes a Balanced ayurvedic vegetarian breakfast. There is also an on-site Ayurvedic vegetarian restaurant should you choose to have your other meals.

Authentic Ayurveda treatments with the best oils and experienced technicians are available if you wish to experience the virtues of this ancient medical science.

Post noon (after your meditation session), you are free to explore the local culture or plan local excursions. You are welcome to walk in the serene surroundings of coconut groves and banana tree plantations and visit the nearby lake.

You can also take part in cooking lessons or go down to the Arabian Sea beach close by.

Evening pooja, satsangs (discussions) and meditation are available daily for those interested.
 

Accommodation:
The Centre has been carefully designed and crafted according to the principles of Vaastu, in order to ensure the maximum well being of its residents. It combines Kerala's ancient beauty, with modern bedrooms and en suite bathrooms.

It is equipped with traditional palm-thatch, mud-walled huts, as well as an open-sided yoga hall.

There is a Rooftop Terrace amid canopy of coconut palms.

The garden of the guest house provides an idyllic resting place with a large swimming pool.

The swimming pool is large and luxurious with a border of hibiscus flower and coconut trees.

There is an on-site Ayurvedic vegetarian restaurant.

The rooms are large, well-maintained, with king-sized beds and attractive hardwood furnishings, plenty of hot water, and doors opening onto the fabulous gardens and large swimming pool.

The Staff are friendly and experienced.

In all, a lovely homely atmosphere with many places to sit and relax.

Other Features :
  • Wireless internet available throughout building and grounds.
  • Quiet setting free of noise and air pollution.
  • Beautiful grounds with traditional Kerala seating areas. Lush vegetation and garden, including mango, jackfruit, banana and guava trees.
  • Abundant birdlife: kingfishers, woodpeckers, etc.
  • Spacious comfortable public rooms.



Itinerary
Early Morning yoga
Soorya Namaskaram Early Morning

6:30 a.m: Village Walk
Walk in coconut groves and visit nearby lake

7:30 a.m: Vegetarian Food
Balanced ayurvedic vegetarian breakfast

9.00 a.m: Ayurvedic Treatment (for those wanting it)

11.00 a.m: Yoga philosophy classes and guided meditation

6:30 p.m: Evening Pooja
participate in pooja, bhajans, satsang and meditation

Extra Options :
  • Cooking lessons are also available, where you can learn how to prepare some of Kerala''s traditional delicious dishes.
  • Local excursion and help with arrangements for ongoing tours
  • Cultural entertainment including Kathakali Dance and Kalaripayat performances

Getting There:
Nearest Airport : Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)


Food Options
Healthy Ayurvedic Food (Vegetarian)
Full on-site Ayurvedic Restaurant. Several Restaurants and shops close by.


Advice and Precautions
Do not entertain unsolicited strangers


Cancellation Terms
a) More than 30 days: 20% of tour cost
b) 15-30 days: 30% of tour cost
c) 7-15 days: 50% of tour cost
d) 2-7 days: 75% of Tour cost
e) Less than 2 days or Cancellation/changes during the tour - No Refund


What to expect?
Authentic Yoga and Ayurvedic Treatments, Kerala culture and Nature.


 

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