Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat in Varkala

Rejuvanite, Relax, and find fresh energy during our Yoga & Ayurveda retreats

The Sanskrit name for health is SWASTHYA which means to be stabilised within yourself. This means long term health is only possible when we are established within ourselves which means creating balance of body, mind, and soul. Yoga in combination with Ayurveda is one way to achieve this.

Yoga has not only wonderful effects on our physical and mental health, but it is one way to achieve and experience ultimate bliss.

Ayurveda supports our entire system. According to your body type, certain cleansing processes, a special diet, and treatments like massages will be tailored to your needs.

Our well planned Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat includes all aspects of your well being. Focus is not only on physical, but mental and emotional health. Learn about a holistic way of life and feel rejuvenated during one week of Yoga classes, organic, yogic meals, as well as Ayurvedic treatments meditation and pranayama.

Yoga Asana & Pranayama:

Practice asana & pranayama to calm down your mind, strengthen, and relax your entire body.

Our thoroughly planned sessions will help you to improve your digestive system, and support you in healing back pain, spondylitis, acidity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart problems.

Focus of this sessions is to support the healing of and prevent diseases, as well as keeping you happy and healthy.

 

Meditation:

Meditation is a significant part of the Yoga practice and therefore a crucial part of our retreats.

You will be guided through active (including movement) and passive (seated, lying down) meditation. We will introduce you to both, ancient as well as modern meditation techniques which you can easily practice by yourself after the retreat.

You will learn various kinds of meditation which will suit to your personality traits. These will include:

  • Cyclic meditation
  • Chakra Meditations
  • Kundalini meditation
  • Mind to No-Mind meditation

Ayurvedic Sarvanga Abhyanga – Full Body Massage

Ayurvedic massage helps releasing energy blockage from your body. The special technique used will let your prana (energy) flow freely through your body. This will give you a feeling of relief, as well as revitalise and energise your entire body.

This life energy flows through our 72.000 energy channels in our body called Nadis. The points where these channels meet are called Chakras. Every Chakra is associated with several aspects of hour body and our life in general.

Ayurvedic massage supports the process of rebalancing your Chakras. This specific Chakra work in the Ayurvedic tradition is an ancient technique to open or close particular Chakras as well as elemental purification.

About Varkala:

 

Lush greens, turquoise water, and white sand – the coastal town of Varkala in the South Indian state of Kerala is known for its beautiful clean and calm beaches as well as its palm covered red cliffs. The safe and quiet town is the perfect place for Yoga and it is well known for its Ayurveda centres.

Around Varkala, you can find many beautiful beaches, ancient temples, a back water way and beautiful green forests.

Its spiritual significance derives from the Samadhi (place of enlightenment) Sivagiri Mutt of Sree Narayana Guru. The social reformer and sage were enlightened and got his salvation there, which makes the town a place of spiritual pilgrimage.

Main Attractions:

Beach, mineral water springs, the Sivagiri Mutt and a 2000-year-old Vishnu temple.

Climate:

April – May: 25°c-35°c

June – Sep: 21°c-27°c (monsoon)

Sep – Mar: 20°c-28°c

Get In:

By Plane: The nearest airport is Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram) International Airport (50km, 1hr 15 min drive).

By Train: From Trivandrum and Cochin almost all trains pass by a call at Varkala Station. From Varkala Railway Station, taxis and auto rickshaws can be hired.

By Bus or Car: Varkala is linked by state and national highways to all the major cities in Kerala, Tamilnadu, and Karnataka.

  • Thiruvananthapuram to Varkala: 45km (1 hour)
  • Kochi to Varkala: 170km (3 hours)
  • Bangalore to Varkala: 680km (10 hours approx.)
  • Chennai to Varkala: 700km(11 Hours approx.)

Retreat Schedule and Fee:

Retreat ScheduleFees
130 Nov to 4 Dec-17USD 350
231 Dec-17 to 3 Jan18USD 280

 

 

 

Comments are closed.