2016 / 2017
10 - 15 DAYS YOGA & TRAVELLING RETREAT
(Starting every month 7th from August 2016 bis April 2017. Max. is 10 participants.)
In this yoga vacation you will explore both, the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga. Experience tantric techniques and meditation practices along with discovering many diverse landscapes of Kerala, like its charming jungle or beautiful mountains and tea fields, surrounding Munnar.
The first week of this 10-day yoga vacation starts at the rooftop studio in Varkala beach where you will have two daily yoga classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon (either asanas, pranayama, philosophy, or meditation).
On day three you will make a spiritual day trip to the Golden Island on a small boat through the backwaters to visit an old Shiva temple and enjoy chanting and meditating on the riverside. As an extension to your yogic studies, you will also relax with five ayurvedic massages functioning as acupuncture for the nadis and nerves and balance your blood circulation and immune system.
After one week, you will proceed for a three-day trip through the many diverse landscapes of Kerala to the giant tea plantations, surrounding Munnar. This retreat further invites you to experience a yogic lifestyle by joining to the yogic community doing tantric pujas (fire ceremony), and ayurvedic cooking classes.
This retreat further offers to extend this yoga vacation for another five days (with minimum four participants) to continue the travels from Munnar to fort Kochi, a colonial port city by the arabian sea.You will also have a private tour guide through Kochi, which was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India since the 14th century and kept its southern european architecture and amosphere until today.
After two nights in Kochi, you will go on a deluxe house boat for an overnight trip to explore the famous backwaters by Alleppey (one day and one night, all meals and accommodation included on board). The next day on your way back to Varkala you will stop to visit a sacred place, Amma Ashram. You will spend few hours visiting and getting familiar with the Ashram life and meet Amma Guru, one of Indias present spiritual leaders, if she is present at the Ashram.
Price per Person 1100€ for 10 Days
1600€ for 15 Days with Kochi
When you sign up with a friend or partner together there is a 100€ discount per person.
7 DAYS YOGA & AYURVEDA RETREAT
(stating 24 / 25 of every month from August 2016 - April 2017 (see calendar on website), max. is 10 participants)
In this program you will have yoga classes (asanas, pranayama, meditation) twice a day, along with varying massages 5 days a week of different styles to increase your health and produce a deep relaxation, an ideal cure for stress. This program benefits the body and mind by removing energy blockades by balancing the chakras and regulating energy distribution throughout the body. Yoga strengthens the body and clears the mind from the inside, you will learn Hatha Vinyasa and hatha shanti yoga sequence, which you can further continue to practice on your own afterwards.
Massages function as acupuncture for the nadis / nerves from the outside and balance blood circulation and immune system.
Beyond, you will make a spiritual vacation trip every week, as for example to Jatayu Para rock for a hilltop meditation, to golden island by boat to visit a temple and chant some mantras, or trekking in the mountains of Ponmudi. This program is special in that it offers you to experience a yogic lifestyle. You are always welcome to join (for free) their yogic community doing tantric pranayama techniques, mantra chanting, tantric pujas (fire ceremony), ayurvedic diet, and cooking classes. A traditional Kerala lunch and a fruit juice / coconut per day is included in the package. We are also happy to offer you free airport pickup service.
Price per person is 700€.
During the retreats, you will stay in a very comfortable twinbed room, private bathroom and balcony, kitchen facility surrounded by a beautiful garden with a large terrace. GANESHA PALACE HOTEL, ideal location and only 2 min. from the beach, restaurants and shops. Special requests like air conditioning can be accommodated on request for a small extra charge.
(Thank you Suzanne Schönström for the pictures)