Yoga & Ayurveda retreat to Kerala, India
27th December 2018 - 9th January 2019
Would you like to experience a true inner journey with deepening Yoga practice and Ayurvedic treatments while also enjoying the worldly pleasures of beautiful South India? This trip will give the best both worlds! We will stay at beautiful Ayurvedic resorts for total relaxation, experience true Yoga Ashram life while traveling with local guides to enjoy the tropical climate, visiting beaches, ancient culture and doing shopping. Come and join us for this truly special trip to fascinating India... Who leads? Rajesh who works at Hälsocompaniet as a Yoga teacher and Ayurveda therapist is leading the group to where he born, raised and learn yoga & Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Rejuvenation TreatmentsWe are staying three nights at a beautiful Resort in the serene water canal area called the Backwaters. The resort is next to the lake. Here you can enjoy daily yoga classes and Ayurvedic treatments in some beautiful natural surroundings. During this stay, we offer a four hours Ayurveda wellness package with different Ayurveda treatments (Ayurvedic oil massages Sirodhara etc.), including a consultation with an Ayurveda doctor.
The ashram programme covers classical yoga techniques, taught in a warm and friendly environment, helps to instill in guests a deep awareness of the spiritual essence of life.
Meditation, Yoga classes, Yoga philosophy and Yogic food!
Staying on a House boatA glide in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters of Alappuzha is sure to rob your heart. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the large paddy fields and with ducks, tiny birds while the everyday life of the local people is going on right in front of your eyes.
We will enjoy the beautiful Backwaters both in day and night while living on a Houseboat!
Beach & funVarkala beach also known as Papanasam beach is a beautiful beach in Varkala, along with the Arabian Sea, part of the Indian Ocean. The word Papanasam means to wash away sins. It is believed that a dip in the waters of Papanasam Beach washes away all the sins in this and past life. Varkala beach is known for is relaxed and laid back atmosphere with a long beautiful beach, several, Indian-and International restaurants, and small shops.
Visiting old Temples
Temples are fascinating examples of the art and culture of the country in ancient times with its elaborated background histories and deep spiritual significance. Temples in the southern part of India are distinct from the temples in the north in their architecture. We will visit some of the old temples with a local guide during our stay.
Shopping and Culture
Multicultural Kochi has been drawing traders and explorers to its shores for over 600 years. Nowhere else in India could you find such an intriguing mix of giant fishing nets from China, a 400- year-old synagogue, ancient palace, Portuguese houses and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. We will stay our last night of the trip in this place!
Prices and services
The trip cost 13.000 Swedish kr and includes:
All transportation with Air conditioned vehicles between locations.
Accommodation in twin share room at clean and nice places in the mid-price range.
Meals are included except when staying the beach in Varkala where you get a chance to taste from different Indian restaurants. Food included in the package are at Ayurvedic resort breakfast, lunch and dinner, at the Yoga Ashram vegetarian brunch and dinner, at the House Boat breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee/tea. During traveling, we will stop for coffee/tea and snacks which are also included.
The price is not including:
Flight ticket to and from Cochin, Kerala, India.
By request, we can arrange a special Ayurveda consultation with the Ashram Ayurvedic Doctor named Dr. Vishnu. Dr.Vishnu is a dear friend of Rajesh and the resident Doctor at Ashram and conducting many Ayurvedic wellness courses and programs for people from all around the world. A consultation can determine your Prakruthi (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and lifestyle management according to Ayurveda. Cost 150 Swedish kronor for 20 minutes consultation.
Any extra local traveling by taxi or riksha. But we are happy to arrange local transportation for you to markets or buying local mobile sim card etc.
Tips for local staff and drivers. Tips are not mandatory but very appreciated.
Rate for children 5 to 12 years is 8000 kr including all meals and activities. Note that the child get an extra bed in your room but there is no Ayurvedic treatment included for children in this package.
Flights & costs: Airlines Qatar and Emirates airways have the shortest travel time to Cochin/Kochi, it takes about 12 hours and cost about 6000 - 8000kr.
Last day of booking your space on the trip is 19th of September! Please do not book any flight tickets until the trip and your space is confirmed.