Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala, India

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.

Ayurveda Retreat in Varkala, Kerala

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.

Highlights of the Program

  • Assessing the state of body-mind based on unique Vata-Pitta-Kapha constitution
  • Detoxify from the inside-out
  • Happy hours in the Spa
  • Relieving pain with effective marma point massage
  • Three complete yogic meals a day
  • Cooking classes demonstrating Ayurveda-approved culinary
  • Restorative yoga –slowly paced and emphasizing relaxation over invigoration
  • Living in communion with people of similar ilk
  • Accommodation at seafront resort in the Varkala beach

Ayurveda Retreat Program in Kerala

  • Study of Vedic holism which is the element of the Ayurvedic healing system
  • The dosha trinity and diseases causing its imbalance
  • A comparative understanding of Ayurveda and Yoga
  • Panchakarma dietary detox
  • Oleation therapy with dosha-specific herbalized oil
  • Knowing the culinary of Ayurveda with cooking classes and tutorial on herbs and spices
  • Consultation and therapy with Ayurvedic doctors
  • Nature and cultural trips in the vicinity

7 Day Ayurveda Retreat Curriculum

Understanding the Ancient Medicinal Science
The holistic approach of this alternate medicinal system goes beyond symptom-eradication by founding health with a set of healthy habits, precautions, and lifestyle shifts with zero to little chances of negative side-effects.
The Three Main Mind-Body Constitutions
The mechanics of the three-fold biological energy system constituting Vata, Pitta, and Kapha is intertwined with the Five Elements of nature and their constituent properties. This is the basis of all human physical and psychical process, based on which therapy too can be accessed.
Ayurveda in Yogic Life
Ayurveda and Yoga originate from the same yolk of Vedic wisdom and compliment each other in practice. Ayurvedic dietary and medicinal approaches are undeniable in founding an effective and long-lasting practice of yoga.
Ayurvedic Detoxification
Accumulated toxins- a reality of the limitedness of modern day lifestyle, can be purged with the 7-day cleanse of Ayurvedic panchakarma detox ritual by following the prescribed diet, herbalized oleation, and yoga.
Yogic Cooking
Ayurvedic culinary is nutrient-retentive without any compromise of taste. Fun cooking classes, dietary tips, and stock full of authentic Indian recipes are all part of learning Ayurveda. Knowledge of Ayurvedic food values according to individual dosha-dynamics will help figure a healthier consumption plan.
Spa with Herbal Elixir
Ensuring safe, side-effect-free restoration of health, Ayurveda prescribes cure with naturopathic drugs for chronic diseases. Ayurvedic spa treatments with herb extracted potions can be highly rejuvenating as well as therapeutic
Excursions and Visits
Kerala is a treasure chest of exotic cultural and natural sites. From the quaint back alleys lined with curio and local novelties to the beach brimming with life with wild water sport activities, Kerala will surprise you at each turn of the road!

Accommodation

Building A: Varkala Beach Resort

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.

Building B: Prasanthi Cliff Beach Resort

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.

Food

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.

How to Book?

To Book Ayurveda Retreat with us, kindly click here. You can write to us info@rishikulayurshala.com or
call at +91-7060060954

How to Reach Our Center In Varkala, Kerala

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.

Outcomes of Attending Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala

  • Complete cleanse from disease-causing toxins
  • A lifestyle shift to holistic health and sustenance
  • Understanding the body and nurturing love for individual uniqueness
  • The pleasure of communing with health-seekers and like-minded enthusiasts of all things naturopathic and yogic, just like you!
  • Finding unqualified peace and getting to soak in the tranquil in the midst of the land of exquisites that is Kerala
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