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South India Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat

Would you love to visit India but feel a bit overwhelmed?

Adore Yoga are the yoga retreat experts. You'll be in safe hands as you journey to the heart of India’s ancient healing tradition, Ayurveda, and experience a return to wholeness in a land of breathtaking beauty. It's time to liberate your sense of adventure in breathtaking India.

Where

Ishwaramalai, Aliyar, Pollachi (TK),, Coimbatore Tamil Nadu, IN
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

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When

Nov 19 to
Nov 28
2016
10:00 amto10:00 am

18 - 29 November 2016

Price

$2,300

Special offer! SAVE $700 when booking before 19 July 2016. Price inclusive of accommodation, meals, teaching, workshops and transport in India. Airfares excluded.

Full Description

Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat, South India

Would you love to visit India but feel a bit overwhelmed?

Adore Yoga are the yoga retreat experts. You'll be in safe hands as you journey to the heart of India’s ancient healing tradition, Ayurveda, and experience a return to wholeness in a land of breathtaking beauty. It's time to liberate your sense of adventure with a quest for healing and wholeness in stunning South India.
We’ve hand-selected a purpose built Ayurvedic centre, nestled on the edge of a breath-taking nature reserve. Here, you’ll receive personal consultations with expert Ayurvedic doctors and experience traditional massage, herbal remedies and delicious organic Ayurvedic meals.

"Your generosity in sharing your knowledge, insight and gift of yoga with me will stay with me always and act as a benchmark for my future expectations of what I want from a yoga instructor. I am very lucky to have met you and I have no doubt we will meet again regularly throughout our lives. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou." Lara O'Donnell, Melbourne. Adore Yoga Retreat Participant.

Do you sense that now is the time to embrace a new paradigm of wellbeing? Are you ready to stretch and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit?

Immerse yourself in daily therapeutic yoga that will tone and relax your body.
Discover the secrets to vibrant health with personalised Ayurvedic consultations and treatments
Allow your heart to be touched by a sacred space that is infused with ancient rituals and healing energy

Along the way, you’ll encounter the famous backwaters of Kerala, the lush, emerald green rice and coconut palm fields of South India and the wild beauty of the nature reserves that surround your Ayurvedic paradise.

You will quench your thirst for knowledge as you learn the secrets of Ayurveda from expert practitioners and discover a culture that is rich in ancient sacred knowledge as we visit a local village and see the traditional way of life at an organic cotton factory.

Your discovery of Indian culture continues with a classical Indian dance and music recital that will transport your heart and mind with the skills and precision of the highly trained artistes.

After seven nights of Ayurvedic healing and discovery you will emerge from our Ayurvedic nature haven and travel to Kerala where you will experience the wonders of colonial Kochi, the beachside town that retains the charm and beauty of it’s Portuguese colonial past.

Venture out into the streets and laneways of old Kochi and explore the shady green squares, the colonial architecture and the spectacular towering Chinese fishing nets on the foreshore. Make like a local and hop in a tuk-tuk to discover the beaches, markets, churches and temples of this vibrant community. You will also have an opportunity to enjoy a cruise on the world-famous Keralan backwaters, experiencing the peace and beauty of this network of serene and lush tropical waterways. In Fort Kochi we will also have the chance to see a traditional Kathakali performance, fusing dance, drama and extraordinary colourful costumes in this unique South Indian art form.

Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat – 18 - 29 November 2016

Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat – The Journey 19-28 November 2016

9am Saturday 19th November
Meet at The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Kochi Airport, Kerala. If you would like to join us for a group breakfast, please arrive at 8.30am and we can start our journey together with some excellent, freshly steamed Iddly (a South Indian breakfast delicacy made of steamed rice flour).

10am Saturday 19th November
Drive in air-conditioned transport to Maitreyi Vedic Village in Tamil Nadu, our venue for the Adore Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat.

2.00pm Saturday 19th November
Arrive at Maitreyi Vedic Village for a delicious Ayurvedic lunch.

Saturday 19th November – Friday 25th November
You will receive private consultations with an Ayurvedic doctor who will prescribe personalised daily treatments and medicinal herbs. Each day you will enjoy therapeutic yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic treatments plus some very special activities including:
Ayurvedic cooking lesson
Classical Indian music and dance performance
Visit to a local village and temple
Educational tour of Ayurvedic organic farm and herb garden
Yagya Fire Ceremony
Ayurveda and health workshops with Ayurvedic doctor

10am Saturday 26th November
Transfer from Maitreyi Vedic Village in air-conditioned transport to Fort Kochi.

2pm Saturday 26th November
Arrive for lunch at historic Fort Kochi.

3pm – 6pm Saturday 26th November
Free time for exploration and shopping in Fort Kochi – we’ll share our favourite spots with you!

6.30pm Saturday 26th November
Optional Kathakali performance, the extraordinary traditional dance/drama art-form of Kerala.
Optional group dinner in Fort Kochi

Sunday 27th November
Optional Cruise on the beautiful, tranquil Kerala backwaters.
Free time in Fort Kochi.

6pm Sunday 27th November
Optional group dinner

Monday 28th November
Check out of Fort Kochi hotel and transfer to Kochi International Airport.

Included in the price:

7 nights accommodation at Maitreyi Vedic Village
Exquisite Ayurvedic breakfast, lunch and dinner each day at Maitreyi
Consultation with Ayurvedic doctor
Daily Ayurvedic treatments in the clinic
Daily yoga, meditation and pranayama
Unlimited refreshments at the Maitreyi canteen – choose from fresh young coconuts and lime juice to herbal teas, chai and coffee.
Full WIFI access at Maitreyi
Organic farm and herb garden tour
Yagya Fire Ceremony
Ayurvedic cooking demonstration
Two Ayurveda workshops with Ayurvedic doctor
Village and Temple cultural trip
Classical Indian music and dance performance
Transfers from Marriot Hotel, Kochi to Maitreyi (6 Nov), from Maitreyi to Fort Kochi (13 Nov) and from Fort Kochi to Kochi International Airport (15 Nov)
2 nights accommodation at Fort Kochi Hotel with breakfast

Not included in the price

Transport to Marriot Hotel, Kochi International Airport on 6th Nov
Optional activities in Kochi: Kerala backwater cruise, Kathakali performance
Lunches and dinners in Fort Kochi

Accommodation
All accommodation is twin-share with ensuite. In Maitreyi Vedic Village you will be staying in a villa with a relaxing private veranda and views over the fields and coconut palms of the complex. In Fort Kochi you will be staying in a comfortable hotel with modern facilities in the heart of the picturesque old town, just footsteps to the city beach all the cultural attractions. See the Retreat Venue tab above for full details of accommodation

Booking Terms and Conditions
Retreat deposits are non refundable and we recommend you take out travel insurance. Earlybird discount is valid for bookings with payment made before stated Earlybird period ends. Bookings that are not confirmed with payment of balance prior to the end of the Earlybird period will revert to full price and Earlybird discount will be forfeited. For all bookings, balance of payment is due 4 weeks prior to retreat start date. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to retreat start date, 50% of the balance after non-refundable deposit will be given. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 4 weeks of retreat start date. All bookings are transferrable and may be used by another person if you are unable to attend.