Ayurveda retreat in Kerala, South India 2024

23 November – 7 December 2024, Cherai, Kerala, India

South India tour followed by an Ayurveda and Yoga retreat.
Join us for a magical 14 day experience.
SPECIAL OFFER 10% DISCOUNT IF BOOKED BEFORE 31ST MARCH 2024

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Join us in Kerala for a South India tour and Ayurveda retreat

SPECIAL OFFER 10% DISCOUNT IF BOOKED BEFORE 31ST MARCH 2024
This place is a true paradise which Virginia discovered whilst traveling in India several years ago. It is now her second home and the retreat ‘team’ are dear and treasured friends. It is an absolute pleasure for us to share this place and these practices with you.

The retreat team 

Together we offer you the ultimate relaxing and rejuvenating authentic Ayurveda retreat experience. Virginia in partnership with Shibu and Akhilash of Ayurveda Cherai, will be working together to ensure that you have a fabulous, nurturing, healing and fun experience whilst you are with us in Kerala.

“Wow! what a privilege it was to take part in this Unique Yoga Ayurveda retreat. If you want to experience an authentic holistic Yoga/Ayurveda wellness retreat with a gentle introduction into Kerala and Indian culture then this is the real deal. Virginia, Shibu and their team are very attentive professional, lovely warm hearted happy people who will do their best to help you enjoy your stay.I felt very nurtured and cared for.” (Lynne 2023)

The Tour

We will begin our time together by gathering at a hotel in Kochin on 23rd November. During the next 4 days we will travel to Munnar, Madurai, Thekkady and Alleppey, exploring the very best of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the South of India. Rich in culture, nature and everyday life, this is a true feast and adventure for the senses!

As we travel we will stay in hotels en route, enjoy local food and fully immerse into this incredibly rich cultural experience. Guiding us throughout will be Shibu and Akhilash who are familiar with all the places we are visiting. 

The Retreat

The location for our retreats is stunning and peaceful Cherai . We will spend 10 nights on retreat here. 

During this time you will receive and immerse into the ancient art of Ayurveda with daily Yoga, massage treatments and delicious food.

This whole area of South India has incredible white sand beaches, beautiful tranquil backwaters and a very laid back vibe. It really is paradise! This is also the area where Ayurveda originated and therefore the most authentic experience of Ayurveda that you can receive. Our venue is a beautiful peaceful building right on the edge of the lake as well as just a few minutes walk from the beach. There is a swimming pool available for guests to use (in a nearby sister venue), a purpose designed Yoga space and four Ayurveda treatment rooms. Guest rooms are bright, airy and simply luxurious.

What to expect

This is an amazing trip. A tour of the best that South India has to offer followed by a retreat. Joining us enables you to fully embrace the rich culture, spirituality and vibrancy of this incredible land without any of the stress of having to make your own India travel arrangements or accommodation bookings. The tour is before the retreat so that after you have fully explored you can then rest and benefit from the ancient arts which are also an integral part of the culture of this land.

It’s important to understand that a retreat can sometimes feel a bit intense! Stepping away from ordinary everyday life for a while can commonly cause us to notice just how exhausted we really are. We are here to support and nourish you in whatever way you need. You will have Ayurveda treatments, therapeutic Yoga, food is traditional, Ayurvedic and Keralan (delicious!). You are very welcome to rest and restore as much as you need. 

“If you have ever considered a yoga retreat book it with these guys now. This was my first one so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and I cannot rate it highly enough. The team, Virginia, Shibu and Akhilash were friendly, welcoming incredibly knowledgeable and professional and made for a life changing experience. The location was so relaxing and peaceful it really added to the feeling of true peace. A truly amazing experience.” (Trish 2023)

Schedule

During the tour our schedule will be flexible. 
The daily schedule below is a general outline of what happens each day on the retreat.

  • 6am wake up call
  • 630am – 830am Morning cleansing, Yoga, pranayama and meditation
  • 9am Breakfast
  • 10am – 1pm Ayurveda treatments
  • 115pm Lunch
  • 2pm Trip to local place OR free time OR Yoga workshop OR more treatments
  • 730pm Supper

What’s included

  • Information on booking flights
  • Assistance with applying for visa (essential for entry to India)
  • Whatsapp group for all participants to chat prior to arrival
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast every morning on the tour. We will eat all meals together as a group whilst we travel but pay separately
  • Three meals per day at the retreat
  • Daily (two and a half hours each morning) therapeutic Yoga, pranayama and meditation
  • Optional afternoon or evening yoga, pranayama and meditation
  • Consultation with Ayurvedic doctor on day one of the retreat 
  • Daily Ayurvedic body treatments and herbs as prescribed from the doctor
  • Further trips to places of interest in the local area during your retreat stay

Optional at extra cost

  • Prana energy healing with Akhilash
  • One to one Yoga therapy with Virginia
  • Extra excursions

    Please note, flight costs are at your own expense

Cost and Booking

SPECIAL OFFER 10% DISCOUNT IF BOOKED BEFORE 31ST MARCH 2024

The cost of this retreat is based on the room you choose. Please note room choice applies specifically to the retreat, all rooms on the tour are similar.
All rooms can be made into a single or twin to share if require
We are able to offer a 10% discount for anyone who is sharing a room with one other person.

 – Standard room
£2100 | €2430 | $2655 (one available)

 – Traditional Kerala wood cottage room with ac  
£2380 | €2755 | $3010 (4 available)

– Garden room, ceiling fan no ac
£2380 | €2755 | $3010 (7 available) 

– Premium room (upstairs, ac and backwater view)
£2660 | €3080 | $3365  (Now booked)

– Premium room (downstairs, ac and backwater view)
£2560 | €2965 | $3235 (Now booked)

NB costs are correct and based on english pound according to exchange rates at time of publishing but will be checked and amended prior to confirming your booking.
In case of cancellation, the cost is 50% non-refundable once you have confirmed unless someone else is able to take your place. Payment is full is requested 3 months prior to the trip
and the full amount is non refundable from one month prior to the start date. 

For more information, to ask anything at all and to book please contact Virginia. Payment by installments is welcome. The balance is requested three months prior to the start of the retreat, by the end of August 2024.

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