SOUL SPACE
YOGA RETREAT
Kerala, South India
05 - 12 March 2017

This retreat has been designed for you to reconnect to yourself, transform and find your balance in a stunningly beautiful location.

An empowering combination of yoga, ayurveda, encounter and discovery, as much as a deliciously wholesome vegetarian culinary experience, designed for anyone desiring to touch base with the self.

Yoga

Yoga helps us center and balance our lives in a way that keeps us naturally happy, healthy and emotionally stable. In Hatha Yoga classes the emphasis lies on strengthening and loosening up the body and increasing concentration to stable, regular breathing. With Hatha Yoga practice your body will feel open en strong, your breathing unobstructed and your mind calm and quiet.

The Hatha Yoga postures are sequenced to create strength, flexibility, openness, and relaxation throughout the practice. A few of the hatha yoga benefits include physical strength and discipline, improved circulation and flexibility, steadiness of breathing, clarity of mind, stress-reduction, and relaxation. As a result, the effects of transformational yoga practice are felt immediately and are carried over into your everyday life bringing equilibrium and serenity into the physical body, emotions, mind, and soul.

As a result, the effects of transformational yoga practice are felt immediately and are carried over into your everyday life bringing equilibrium and serenity into the physical body, emotions, mind, and soul.
Yoga practice is offered twice a day during the retreat and is suitable to beginners as well as all practitioners’ levels.

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Aurveda

PureSpa offers a comprehensive range of treatments, providing a holistic view of the guest’s wellbeing. Meet our experienced in-house doctor for a private health checkup with the possibility to add a personalized treatment schedule & diet throughout the week.

 

Taste Nourish

Your food during the retreat is organic, vegetarian and absolutely delicious. While you will also have the possibility to meet our doctor to learn more on what is good for your body, Chef Dinen and his team will personally introduce us to a delightful, healthy and well balanced diet all throughout the retreat. Personalized diets can be designed upon request.

It is very likely that you will develop a new relationship with food during your stay; one that will carry over long after your visit with us has ended.

Accommodation

Malabar Escapes is an exclusive and privately owned group of boutique and villa hotels in Kerala, South India.

A unique signatory blend of art, hospitality, wellness and fine dining, the hotels showcase the best of contemporary and traditional South Indian art, culture & heritage.

While PURITY is located on the waterfront of Vembanad Lake for the ultimate backwater experience, SERENITY is a beautiful maison surrounded the by lush rubber plantation. Distance between the two properties is a 1.5 - 2h drive through beautiful landscapes. Accommodation in both properties is in Deluxe Room (sharing or single occupancy).

Your Host

Hanna Drechsel not only leads the yoga classes, but will happily join and assist you throughout the entire retreat.

She grew up in Germany, India, and the UK before moving to Florence after university in 1997. Yoga has always been an important part of her life and she completed her first Yoga Teachers Training course in Italy. She then decided to deepen her yogic studies directly under the guidance of Swami Vidyanand in India and received the Yoga Alliance International master level certificate in Transformational Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation. Hanna is also a certified teacher in kids and teen yoga as well as in Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga.
For more info please see: www.hannadrechselyoga.com

Details / Pricing

Rate per person for the 7 nights retreat:(05 – 12 March 2017):
Rate per Person sharing double room: 1150,
single room occupancy: 1450

Max of 10 partecipants. Participation in classes and activities is optional throughout the retreat.

Accompanying partners & friends, that want to share this holiday with you without taking part at yoga and activities, are most welcome! Please contact us for a quotation.

Add-On Days: We are happy to provide ideas and itineraries for add on days & experiences.

Included in the program:

  • 7 Overnights in Deluxe Room at Purity and Serenity (sharing or single occupancy).
  • All Transfers including pick up & drop off Cochin International Airport.
  • Daily morning & evening Yoga classes, Pranayama and Meditation.
  • All meals – a delicious discovery of vegetarian & south Indian cuisine.
  • 1 Private Yoga session
  • Personal ayurvedic wellness check-up
  • Two indulging PureSpa treatments: 1 relaxing total body massage and 1 luxurious Ayurvedic foot massage.
  • Introduction to Ayurveda in collaboration with the in-house doctor .
  • Free use of bicycles in both properties.
  • Teas, fresh fruits and juices throughout the day.
  • Free internet.
  • Time to relax and surrender.
  • All applicable taxes.

& at Purity

  • Day-cruise through Lake Vembanad along the backwaters, one of Kerala's most enchanting experiences.
  • Interactive cooking class.
  • Visit to the nearby coir factory.
  • TukTuk tour to the beach & surroundings

& at Serenity

  • Guided walk into spice gardens and rubber plantations.
  • A day with the elephant. We will meet Lakshmi and take her for a walk and bath, feed her some bananas and just enjoy having her around.
  • Interactive cooking class.
  • Soft trekking in the surroundings.
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9.00   Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Departure o transfer
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13.00 Lunch for
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18.00 ARRIVAL Yoga &
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20.00 Welcome
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*The calendar might be subject to slight changes in the organization of the activities.
* Activities & Free Time: Refers to the activities at Purity and Serenity as included in the program as listed above.

Add Ayurveda at rhe Purespa

Add a personalized daily treatment (duration 60-80min each) for total wellbeing throughout the retreat. You will meet the in-house doctor on the first day and he will decide on your 6 days treatment based the first consultations.