Our Easter 2018 "Heart of Yoga" retreat will be held in the spectacular seaside village of Varkala in Kerala, India. Swim in the warm waters of the Arabian sea or take in the breathtaking views from the sheer cliffs that surround the beach. Daily yoga asana, pranayama and meditation classes with plenty of time to explore the local markets, temples or just lay in the sun sipping a fresh coconut.
Breakfast and lunch each day is included in the cost of your yoga retreat in India so you are able to sample the local cuisine each evening (don't miss the sunset from the cliff top restaurants).
Also included is an Ayuervedic Abhyanga massage treatment (with discounts for second - or even third! treatments) as well as a visit to the well-known Sivananda Ashram and private tour of the backwaters - the beautiful inland river system of Kerala.
India is known as the spiritual heart of the world. As the birthplace of the yogic traditions, this is an opportunity to go beyond what is explored in a typical yoga class with experienced Western teachers. You will be involved in a powerfully transformative full moon fire ceremony and experience a gentle introduction to the art of noble silence for some parts of the Yoga retreat.
This is the third Varkala Yoga Retreat India for the teachers of the Heart of Yoga and they look forward to sharing this stunning location with you. This retreat is open to everyone, total beginners and experienced practitioners welcome.
Places limited to 16 participants only.
Yoga Retreat India - A Typical Day
08:30-09:30 Vegetarian Breakfast
09:30-11:00 Free time
11:00-12:30 Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Nidra
12:30-13:30 Vegetarian lunch
13:30-17:30 Free time (massage treatments for some)
17:30-18:30 Afternoon class
18:30-20:30 Explore and sample local restaurants for dinner on your own
20:30-21:00 Optional evening meditation
What you need to know
Commences Saturday March 24 at 07:00 (arrivals Friday 23) - we can help organise accommodation if you wish to arrive a few days earlier, or stay a few days later. Closing circle Monday April 2 (around 15:00).
Cost is €1185 and includes accommodation at Jicky's Nest, breakfast and lunch each day, all yoga/meditation classes, ashram visit, backwaters tour and one ayurvedic massage.
Twin share rooms, the entire accommodation is reserved for Heart of Yoga guetsts only.
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PRICE - Book before 1 December 2017 and pay only €1080!
The closest airport is Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). Airport code TRV. We can help organise transfers to and from the accomodation. Flight costs vary from €300 - €1000 return, depending on where you are travelling from. We reccommend Kayak and Skyscanner to search for the best/cheapest flight.
You will need to apply for a thirty day eVisa prior to your departure. Click here to apply.
Even though Kerala is a very clean and safe area for travel, we still strongly suggest you check with your travel doctor for vaccinations for India. If you have any other questions please contact us.