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Join Linda Karl and Oreste Prada for a 10 night retreat that includes guided asana practice of yang (MOVEMENT), yin (STILLNESS), and free form movement (INTUITION), philosophy, meditation, Yoga Nidra, and relaxation.


Akhil Beach Resort4402671
North Cliff, Varkala Kerala, IN 695141

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Nov 7 to
Nov 17
12:00 pmto12:00 pm

Arrive on November 7 in time for our Welcome Dinner in the evening (no yoga classes.) November 17 is your travel day home (no yoga classes.)




$300 Early Bird Discount if paid in full by July 1, 2016

Double Occupancy Only.
$450 Single Supplement will apply. A roommate will be assigned or you must pay the Single Supplement.

$1200 Yoga Only+Welcome Dinner -- you must find own lodging but guesthouses will be recommended

Full Description

Freedom Yoga is an intuitive approach to Yoga inspired by Erich Schiffmann, cultivating the felt awareness and embodiment of one's instinctual and mystical natures. It is not a strenuous practice but it is a practice that requires you to follow your intuition about what feels right and what doesn’t, listening to your breath and body, but quieting the mind. As Erich says, "put a comma in , breathe, relax."

Enjoy 16 yoga classes with two teachers with different styles from Vinyasa Krama to Viniyoga to Astanga to Yin Yoga, but both seasoned students in the Krishnamacharya Yoga tradition. Our classes are accessible to all whether you a beginner or someone who has practiced for 20 years!

Yoga teachers will also receive 24 hours Yoga Alliance CEUs when you attend all classes. Linda Karl is registered with the Yoga Alliance at E-RYT 500 level; Oreste Prada is registered at RYT 500.

Also included: Transport from Trivandrum airport to Varkala resort, a delicious Welcome to Varkala dinner on the first night, daily continental breakfast, one Ayurvedic massage, an all day backwaters cruise to Kollam. Options at extra cost are private yoga sessions with either of us, Shamanic Energy Work and Reflexology available from Linda, Kerala cooking class, and Thai Yoga Massage.

India’s ancient Ayurvedic treatments are practiced in their original form in Kerala such as body massage, oil treatments, and herbal cleansing techniques. Additional Ayurvedic treatment is available at Akhil Beach Resort or at other nearby centers at additional cost.

Free time activities can include a cruise to famous Golden Island, sun bathing, surfing, volleyball, paragliding -- or nothing at all!

The retreat is 10 nights with November 17 being your travel day back home. We want to keep your expenses reasonable but your stay extremely comfortable. Daily continental breakfast is included but lunch and dinner are on your own – eating in India is very inexpensive compared to the West!

International airfare to and from India; additional local travel; vaccinations (not required, but your choice); your bank's wire transfer fee for payment; any airport tax; passport, and India visa fees; items of personal nature like liquor, laundry, telephone calls, tips, travel insurance, etc.; any other services/items/activities not mentioned in quote including any expenses arising due to circumstances beyond our control such as flight delays or cancellations, natural calamities, etc.; any increase in costs beyond our control such as fuel and airfare increase, additional Government levies and taxes etc. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.