Yoga & Ayurveda trip to Kerala, India

Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Beach, House boat!

7th – 20th March 2020

 Price: 1500 Euro

Traveling to the land of Yoga and Ayurveda

Experience a true inner journey!

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 of 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.

What we will do!

Staying in a yoga ashram,

Beach resort,

Ayurvedic wellness treatments,

Staying on a houseboat,

Staying at the local village,

Experience local culture and shopping!

Staying in a Yoga ashram

We will be staying five nights at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram which is one of the most famous yoga ashrams in South India. It is surrounded by beautiful forest and just next to a big lake in Neyyar Dam wildlife sanctuary. We will follow the daily ashram schedule waking up early morning with guided meditation, chanting and prayers. Each day there are two long yoga classes, a philosophy lecture, karma yoga service and the day ends with meditation and chanting.

Ayurvedic treatments

We are staying two nights and three days at a beautiful Resort in the serene water canal area called the Backwaters. The resort is next to the lake and the beach. 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, Njavara kizhi, Head massage and herbal steam bath)

Staying on a Houseboat

A 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 and fun

Varkala beach is a beautiful beach in Kerala, it is also known as “Papanasam beach”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.

More information about the trip

Prices and services
The trip cost 1500 Euro and includes: 

All transportation in India: Air conditioned vehicles between locations.  

Ayurvedic wellness treatments package: Four hours of Ayurvedic wellness treatments (Ayurvedic massages, Shirodhara, Njavara kizhi, Head massage and steam bath)

Accommodation in twin share room at clean and nice places in the mid-price range. 

Meals are included except when staying at 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. 

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. 

Schedule:  7th and 8 th March (two nights) staying at a resort with Ayurvedic treatments.

 9th march House boat stay, (day and night stay)

and 10th (two nights) December staying in “Kuttanad” is the village the region has the lowest altitude in India, and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried around 1.2 to 3.0 metres (4 to 10 ft) below sea level. Kuttanadu is historically important in the ancient history of South India and is the major rice producer in the state. 

12 March till 16th March (five nights) Staying in Sivananda Yoga Ashram and following the daily ashram schedule with meditation, yoga ,yogic food, yoga philosophy and etc.

 17th March till 19th morning (four nights) staying in Varkala beach with Sun and fun.

Friday 20th March 11 am Check out 

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 30 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.

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.  

we have still some space left for the trip and if you are interested  please contact with us. Please do not book any flight tickets until the trip and your space is confirmed.

For any inquiries please email info@yogashastra.org    or send a text message to phone+46- (0) 70 443 4997. 

Kerala Gallery

China nets in Fort Cochin

Padmanabhapuram temple

Kerala traditional breakfast

Houseboat

South Indian traditional lunch

Traditional boat race

Coir factory worker

Rice field

Upcoming Trip to Bali

Our next  Yoga trip to Bali, Indonesia in October 27th 2019 for 13 nights.

To book the trip or more questions please contact us