Palm Tree Yoga, Kerala, South India
This 10-days Yoga retreat in Kerala will help you connect to your body and mind, exploring the beauty and wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda.
The Yoga style will include Yoga flow, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra meditation.
From £699 – £899
Palm Tree Yoga Centre is magical with its ocean views and its roof-top yoga shala.
It is placed just above the beach in a peaceful bay, yet is only a half-hour stroll or a short rickshaw ride from the shops and restaurants of Kovalam.
Accommodation is spread over three houses arranged in a triangle. For large groups, we also use a fourth house closer to the beach.
Massages and Ayurvedic treatments can be arranged on-site. Where specific Ayurvedic equipment is required (such as for a herbal steam bath) the treatment will take place at the nearby Ayurvedic Centre.
Sumadra Village is less than ten minutes walk away and has several cafes, a beauty parlour (pedicure £4) and shops
Yoga will take place in the shaded rooftop yoga shala where we have space and equipment for 24 yoga students – however, most groups are limited to 18 or fewer.
There are cooling roof fans and bamboo blinds so that we may practice in comfort throughout the season.
We will have magnificent views of the Indian Ocean as we practice. During the evening practice, we will see the sunset over the ocean.
There will be two yoga classes daily, one in the morning before breakfast and one in the late afternoon.
We have allowed two days without yoga during the weekend in the middle of your holiday. This is so you may wander further afield to explore India, take longer excursions, or just relax.
Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks and belts are provided.
To reserve your place, or for more information, please contact the Free Spirit Travel office:- 01273-564230 | email: email@example.com | www.freespirityoga.co.uk
Food: There is an on-site restaurant. Each day after your morning yoga class a delicious breakfast will be served.
On four evenings each week dinner will be provided. Kerala has great vegetarian cuisine so on other evenings we will explore the many local restaurants
Kovalam Village: Kovalam Village is two bays away and you can either stroll in along the road or take a tuk-tuk. This is a great place to shop, visit restaurants, treatment centres and places to change money.
Massages: Palm Tree has an on-site massage centre.
Swimming: The beach is directly in front of the venue, and sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired at a discount.
The Indian Ocean can be quite vigorous and have a strong under-tow so there are well-trained lifeguards on all beaches. The Leela beach is 5 minute’s walk to the left of the venue and is protected by a reef so there the sea is normally calm and very suitable for swimming (you can also swim in the hotel swimming pool at Sumadra Beach for a small daily fee – usually £2 to £3).
Excursions can be arranged for you: just ask Halin our manager and he will arrange transport and the excursions for you.