IT’S YOGA RETREAT TIME IN INDIA AGAIN!
I did my first yoga retreat in India in 2013 and it was a learning experience, let me tell you! But this time another India lover and yoga blogger, my good friend and yoga teacher, Oreste Prada, from San Diego, California will co-teach and play Bad Cop to my Good Cop (kidding!)
So here we go —
$1,800 USD Double Occupancy Only
$450 USD Single Supplement
$1200 USD Yoga Only
(Early Bird discount does not apply)
$300 USD EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
UNTIL JULY 1, 2016 ON FULL PACKAGE ONLY
YOGA TEACHERS RECEIVE 5% DISCOUNT; BRING STUDENTS AND RECEIVE 10%!
(applies to full package only)
With our Yoga Only+Welcome Dinner price you must find your own lodging — you can book a room at Akhil or I can recommend other guesthouses.
Join us for a 10 night retreat that includes guided asana practice of yang (MOVEMENT), yin (STILLNESS), and free form movement (INTUITION), philosophy, meditation, Yoga Nidra, and relaxation.
Freedom Yoga is an intuitive approach to Yoga inspired by Erich Schiffmann, cultivating the felt awareness and embodiment of one’s instinctual and mystical natures. It is not a strenuous practice but it is a practice that requires you to follow your intuition about what feels right and what doesn’t, listening to your breath and body, but quieting the mind. As Erich says, “put a comma in it…pause, breathe, relax.”
Enjoy 16 yoga classes with two teachers with different styles from Vinyasa Krama to Astanga to Yin Yoga, but both seasoned students in in the Krishnamacharya Yoga tradition. Our classes are accessible to all whether you a beginner or someone who has practiced for 20 years!
Yoga teachers will receive 24 hours of Yoga Alliance CEUs — we are Yoga Alliance registered E-RYT 500 and RYT 500 teachers.
Also included: Transport from Trivandrum airport to Varkala resort; a delicious Welcome to Varkala dinner on the first night; daily continental breakfast; one Ayurvedic massage; an all day backwaters cruise to Kollam. Options at extra cost are private yoga sessions with either of us, Shamanic Energy Work and Reflexology available from Linda, Kerala cooking class, and Thai Yoga Massage.
India’s ancient Ayurvedic treatments are practiced in their original form in Kerala such as body massage, oil treatments, and herbal cleansing techniques. Additional Ayurvedic treatment is available at Akhil Beach Resort or at other nearby centers at additional cost. Please read about Akhil here.
Free time activities can include a boat trip to the famous Golden Island, sun bathing, surfing, volleyball, paragliding, a cooking class — or nothing at all!
The retreat is 10 nights with November 17 being your travel day back home. We want to keep your expenses reasonable but your stay extremely comfortable. Daily continental breakfast is included but lunch and dinner are on your own.
More details later as things evolve!