Magical Kerala Retreats - What happens

We send a driver to pick you up from the airport and escort you through luscious scenery to the resort, approximately 1.5 hrs away. On arrival day, we leave you to settle in and unwind after your flight, although we make sure you're fully aware of all the amenities and facilities and have a couple of events planned in.

The following day we have an easy start to the schedule, with some relaxing and re-invigorating yoga to begin to wake up your body and senses. We have yoga in the mornings and evenings. During the day you can relax by the pool, have a massage, head for the beach or visit some of the beautiful and fascinating sights of the area. Many wonderful excursions are also included free of charge.

Most retreats last nine days (*seven at the serene venue), Depending on availability there is also the option to book some extra days accommodation for you to completely relax, unwind and soak up the goodness.

Yoga

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Our yoga is designed for the beginner or intermediate, and our teachers are trained in a variety of styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara and Satyananda. We believe in small classes (a maximum of twelve people) so you get individual attention, and get to understand and feel each posture, and so really accelerate your yoga practice. Our teachers are very hands on and will adjust you to allow you to experience the perfect posture that leaves you sighing in yogic bliss. Our teachers are very happy to discuss any questions you may have about the yoga, meditation or personal development during your holiday.

The climate, beauty & relaxation and daily yoga practice combine to rapidly unwind your body to it's naturally dynamic and alive state to bring back that 'zing!' Enjoying Yoga in it's birthplace and outdoors, shaded by graceful palm trees, is also an experience not to be missed!

Ayurveda

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Ayurveda is an ancient practice from India to create heath and harmony in the body. According to Ayurveda, most people are born in a perfect state of balance but quickly lose it, either through bad diet, bad experiences or moving away from the things and places best suited to their natural constitution and temperament.

Ayurveda offers a way to discover the optimum conditions to keep oneself on an healthy path. It uses a variety of natural techniques, from detoxification, diet and herbal prescriptions, to yoga, meditation and massage therapy. All are personalised to suit the individual's dosha.

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After your consultation with a highly qualified Ayurvedic doctor, you'll get your individualised treatment plan, which will include a series of rejuvenation massages and other treatments lasting up to five days. You can choose how and when to take your massages and other treatments to fit in with your day.

You get a free session as part of the holiday, and you can either choose to pre-book a 3 day package to your holiday or simply decide when you get there. Pre-booking gives you priority use of this very popular onsite ayurvedic centre, at our discounted rates. We have found that a 3 day package is an excellent introduction to Ayurveda, whilst still leaving you plenty of free time for enjoying the beautiful surroundings. You can of course book more!

Typical Schedule:

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Time Activity
8.00-9.45am Yoga
9.45-4.00pm Free Time, Excursions & Ayurvedic Treatments
4.00-5.45pm Yoga or Chi Kung
6.15-7.15pm Meditation


Personal Development

Also available are powerful personal development sessions designed to discover a vibrant sense of clarity and purpose. Get a happier, healthier way of thinking as well as a healthier body! There will be at least one workshop included, as well as plenty of informal chats and the opportunity to book massively reduced formal private sessions.

Excursions

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We have been visiting this area for over 15 years now, and know it very well. We'll use that knowledge to introduce you to many of its delights with all the benefits of that experience. Included in this wonderful break will be an unforgettable trip on a beautiful houseboat on the world famous backwaters of Kerala as well as visits to fabulous temple festival extravaganzas, the blissful Narayana Shiva Giri Ashram (or a classic Indian train journey to a nearby town for a fabric extravaganza) and a visit to the very special 2000 year old Janardhana temple.

We often encounter elephants and offer them some of their favourite treats. We'll visit the Golden Temple island, the local fish market, a coconut rope making village, the bustling local town, the remote northern beaches and other impromptu adventures! You have two full days off (one of which is the day you arrive) in which you can go on longer excursions such as the backwater trip, or simply decide to lazily soak up the ambience of the gorgeous location. And remember, everything's optional, so you do as much or as little as you please. Booked individually these trips would cost more than £140, but they're included free as part of your holiday, and are much more enjoyable as part of a group.