Immerse in the 5000-year-old Ayurvedic science of life and wellness as you nestle in the verdure of Kerala and soak in the resplendence of a tidal sea. With Rishikul Ayurshala’s comprehensive Ayurvedic cleansing program spanning over 7-days, your body humors will be rebalanced and detoxed from the inside out with pure herbal treatments, you will be filled with depthless peace, rest and contentment.
Kerala, to the south of India, has always held a special place in the map of spiritual travelers since time immemorial. Here, in “God’s own country”, the two veins of Vedic wisdom have met and flourished for many centuries—Ayurveda and Yoga. The rare wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga is key to the maintenance of holistic mind-body health and self-reliant wellness, thus illuminating a path to a more fulfilling existence. Kerala is where fatigued souls smile up to life again and disoriented minds find meaning.
The experience of Kerala’s transformative energy unfolds in the out-of-the-way sea town of Varkala with a substantial introduction to Ayurveda from none other than traditional masters and also through a comprehensively scheduled coverage of yogic subjects. The coastal hinterland has no dearth of auspicious vibes. From the blue sea shores to the light and shade in the lanes of the old temple town, the reverberating spiritual energy of Varkala is hard to miss. One is sure to find peace and freedom here in the delightful natural setting and bask in ecstasy found in the wisdom of Yoga-Ayurveda, and from there cultural exploration can continue to the oldest martial art of Kalaripayattu originating here and other aspects of the rich heritage of Kerala.
Quaint wooden huts surrounded by greenery and in the close embrace of the sea will be home to our yogis. Good thoughts and good times blossom here through unhurried leisure and meditative moments out on the porch. A bravura of colors, golden and reds flooding the sky at sunrise and sunsets in the sea, can be seen from the front yard of this home. Modern amenities—twin beds, mosquito nets, TV, attached bathrooms, and other necessities are provided in the house to make it cozy. A verdant corner out in the garden can be sought to rest, complete with hammocks and swing sets.
The gorgeous red cliffs overlooking Varkala Beach has Prasanthi Cliff Beach Resort in its midst, soaking in the brightness and good vibes. The joyous atmosphere of this living quarter is effective for the mind and body to rejuvenate and heal. Minimizing inconvenience for the guests, the house is equipped with—water geyser, TV, mosquito net, etc., along with attached washrooms. There are open balconies to each roof allowing a picture-perfect vista of the sea. Moments drift by herein introspection and joyfulness. The garden is pruned and green with life where you can spend a while in the shade lying on a hammock.
Our professional chefs specialize in traditional Indian cuisine according to Ayurveda, bringing to the table, rich and flavor-filled delicacies every day. From hand-picked ripe seasonal fruits, succulent salad sides, to sizzling vegetable platters marinating in Ayurvedic herbs and spices—our chefs know how to powerpack your diet with the best of nutritional goodness during your stay here.
We are serving three meals a day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner, ensuring balance for your body-mind and enrichment of your soul. On prior notification, our chefs would love to prepare complete vegan meals for those following veganism.
By Airway: The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, which is at a distance of 50 kms from Varkala. A student can get down at the airport and take a cab to the location of the school or ask the school to arrange for a pickup while booking the course.
By Bus: Varkala is well connected by national state highways from major cities and many governments as well as private buses that run to and fro from the city.
By Railway: Varkala is connected by train through many cities and towns or one can take a train to Trivandrum (the capital city of Kerala) and take another train to Varkala, from where the resort can be reached on a rickshaw starting from the station.
Taxi Pick-Up: School provides taxi pick up at a cost of 25 USD only.