15 Days Yoga and Ayurveda
White sandy beach, green palm trees, small fishing villages – on Marari beach in Kerala, time seems to have stopped. Here, right on the Arabian Sea, in a green oasis of palm trees and Ayurvedic medicinal plants, is located our Ayurveda Resort. The small bungalows are comfortably furnished, the Ayurveda area, pool, the outdoor restaurant and the yoga terrace are all located on the property within easy walking distance. The wide sandy beach borders the resort.
The resort offers the perfect space for a relaxing holiday week with daily yoga classes, Ayurvedic treatments and healthy Ayurvedic food.
But before we go on a week-long tour to get to know the palm state of Kerala, we will wander through tea and spice plantations, perhaps spot wild elephants, visit the coastal town of Fort Kochi and take a houseboat tour through the backwaters. Aa this on top of the daily yoga lessons.
With Sudha Mukti, our experienced tour guide and yoga teacher, we will participate in amazing yoga classes and learn to feel a deep connection to our soul. The excursions will help us get to know the small Indian state of Kerala with its inhabitants and abundant nature.
Sudha herself has lived in India since 2009 and has completed various training courses in yoga here. She teaches a combination of hatha, flow and traditional yoga, with an intense strengthening asana practice, relaxed pranayama and deep meditation.
The Yoga and Ayurveda Holiday is suitable for everyone. The yoga classes are adapted to the level of the participants – no matter whether beginners or advanced.
About the resort:
There are two daily yoga lessons in the morning and evening. In between there are three healthy Ayurvedic meals and a daily Ayurvedic treatment, with consultations with an Ayurveda doctor. The afternoon is for relaxation on the beach or by the pool.
Day 1 (Saturday) Departure from your home country
Independent journey to India by plane from your home place
Day 2 (Sunday) Arrival in Cochin/Kerala
You will land at Cochin International Airport and will be welcomed by your tour guide Sudha Mukti and taken to a hotel on the small island of Fort Kochi.
After some rest we will explore the small Portuguese-influenced old town and end the day with a dinner together. Hotel (-/L/D)
Day 3 (Monday) Drive to Munnar
After breakfast we set off for the four-hour drive up to the Western Gaths to Munnar. We settle into our accommodation and meet in the afternoon for the first yoga class. Homestay (B/-/D)
Day 4 (Tuesday) Hike through the tea and spice plantations
Today we enjoy a day hike and explore the tea and spice plantations . Lose yourself in the world of spices- from cardamom, to cloves and pepper to cocoa beans.
We end the day with a yoga class. If you like, you can also visit a presentation of the traditional martial art Kathakali. Homestay (B/L/D)
Day 5 (Wednesday) Drive to Thekkadey with cooking class and spice plantations visit
We drive for 4 hrs to our next destination Thekkadey, where we are welcomed by our Homestay owner Suresh. Later we visit a spice plantation and take part in a convivial cooking course. Homestay (B/L/D)
Day 6 (Thursday) Hike through Perijar National Park
We leave early in the morning for the national park. Here we spend the whole day as part of a hike and with a little luck we should see the famous wild elephants. The evening is at your disposal. Homestay (B/L/-)
Day 7 (Friday) Drive to Allepey and start of the houseboat tour through the backwaters
Now we head to the coast. In Allepey we stay in a luxurious houseboat to enjoy the canal landscape of the backwaters. Houseboat (B/-/D)
Day 8 (Saturday) Leaving the houseboat and driving to the resort
We leave our floating home and head to our nearby yoga and Ayurveda resort right on the beach. After some free time on the beach, a yoga lesson and a delicious dinner await us. Resort (B/-/D)
Day 9 (Sunday) – Day 14 (Friday) Ayurveda Beach Resort
On all days we will enjoy a regular daily routine with yoga and Ayurveda sessions. Afternoon yoga workshops are also a part of the schedule. Resort (B/L/D)
Our daily routine:
10:00-13:00 Ayurveda treatments with doctor consultation (if necessary more often)
14:30-17:30 Rest and relaxation. Participation in workshops or additional Ayurvedic treatments
17:30-19:00 Evening Yoga
Day 15 (Saturday) Departure
Depending on the departure time, after a last morning yoga session and breakfast, we will embark on a two-hour return trip to Cochin Airport. (B/-/-)
seven-day round trip through Kerala
- 5 nights in hotels and homestays with breakfast
- 1 night on a houseboat with breakfast and dinner
- Private vehicle with driver
- 1 x Cooking Class
- 1 x Spice plantation
- 2 x day hikes with breakfast and lunch
- one yoga class a day
- Transfer Airport
7 nights at Ayurveda beach resort in a double room in the beach cottage
- Full board (buffet), fruit meals in between and one bottle of water daily
- 6 Ayurvedic treatments in the Ayurveda oasis, at least one consultation with the Ayurvedic resort doctor
- 2 x daily 1 1/2 hours of yoga (except on arrival and departure days, as well as excursion days)
- daily workshops
- Yoga Teacher and Escort for the entire trip
- Visa (approx. 20 €)
- International flight
- unmentioned meals (B/L/D)
- Activities not mentioned in services (admissions, performances)
2200 € per person Single supplement: 650 € ( 4-16 Participants)
This trip is also possible as a private trip with free choice of dates and your own travel wishes. Please make an enquiry by email.
Our beach resort is located directly on the beautiful Marari beach 50 km from the port city of Cochin. There are 29 well-equipped beach cottages on the 13-acre complex. All cottages are air-conditioned, have a safe, telephone connection, TV, fridge, and kettle. Wi-Fi is available throughout the area.
Despite the size of the resort, the atmosphere at the resort is very welcoming and peaceful and you will quickly feel at home. The resort is adjacent to its private beach and also features a large swimming pool and an open-air restaurant.
Several times during the retreat, workshops with choice themes are offered: “Yoga for a strong back”, ” Be your own yoga teacher”, “Sun Salutations”, “Right yoga for shoulder and neck problems”, “Meditation techniques”, “Mudras- not only simple hand gestures” and “Yoga and breathing”.
The resort has its own Ayurveda wellness oasis with in-house Ayurvedic doctor and excellent wellness team. Guests can enjoy an Ayurvedic massage or other Ayurvedic treatment once a day. A whole Pancha Karma is also possible for a small surcharge.
About the region
Kerala is home to many Christians, so you can not only visit Hindu temples and mosques, but also visit many churches. In many places you almost feel like in southern Europe, because many Portuguese settled here during the colonial period.
From November to March it is pleasantly warm and you only need light clothing. On most beaches of Kerala you can swim in normal swimwear. On beaches just outside, it is advisable to put on a T-shirt. Women in particular often attract unwelcome glances from local and Indian tourists, as it is not common for women in India to show too much skin. From March, temperatures will rise and it will be humid, so you should sweat a lot and pay attention to your hydration. From June to the end of September is the rainy season and many seasonal accommodations and restaurants are closed. It rains quite heavily during this time.
Especially in the rice fields, one should be aware of poisonous snakes and one should not roam around in loose footwear.