Ayurveda Living Village invites you to join this 28-day yoga retreat in Kerala, India. Cleansing and rejuvenating your body and mind will be what you focus on during the retreat. Exploring authentic Ayurveda treatments and Ayurveda organic vegetarian food according to your body and mind constitution is the opportunity you will get from this retreat. So, if you look for a place where to cleanse and rejuvenate your body as well as your mind, you know this is it!
All rooms at Ayurveda Living Village have attached toilet, shower, and a veranda. You will get a double, shared, or single room (as per your choice) close to the beach. If you are coming with your children (below 5 years get free food and accommodation), you can accommodate them in your own room. You will be provided an extra bed if you need it.
Note: Alcohol, drugs, smoking, and non-vegetarian diet (meat, fish, or eggs) are prohibited during your stay at the Ayurveda Living Village.
Yoga is perhaps the world's first system that recognizes the interconnection and interaction between body and mind. References to yoga can be seen in many ancient scriptures like Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, the Vedas, etc. The most important and most famous purveyors of yoga were the great sage Patanjali, the author of the treatise "Yoga Sutras". He was perhaps the first one who recorded the yoga principles, which were passed orally from generation to generation.
The main purpose of yoga is to isolate the mind of all thoughts, worries, and fears, and to increase the strength and flexibility of the body. The regular practice of yoga can help keep stress and tension at bay and facilitate the mind to a state of well-being and peace.
Ayurveda and yoga are science sisters. While Ayurveda is mainly concerned with the health of the body and the mind, yoga deals with mental health issues. Yoga exercises help with their preventive and curative effect to bring the neurohormones and the metabolism of the body in a natural order and balance and improve endocrine metabolism. This practice covers the stress and stress-related disorders in a natural way.
Meditation is to attain high concentration levels and take in the inner depths of the mind. The road to meditation consists of three phases; Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (enlightenment). At the concentration for a long time to any particular cause, and the attention is fixed or meditation Dhyana is reached. Prolonged meditation leads to samadhi or enlightenment.
The following is how the yoga retreat daily schedule looks like.
During this retreat, you will get one complimentary activity per week. The activities include houseboat tours, waterfall and rain forest tour, elephant caring center visiting tours, shopping tour, etc.
Sree is the founder of International Ayurveda Living Foundation in India. He is a highly qualified International Ayurveda Lifestyle Health consultant with holding many years of experience in Ayurveda. He is also a certified Ayurveda therapist from Kerala in South India and an international yoga trainer holding diploma with years of experience. He has worked and practiced as an Ayurveda lifestyle health consultant and Ayurveda therapist and giving Ayurveda consultations, giving treatments, massages, teaching different levels of Ayurveda courses, and offering Ayurveda yoga retreats in India.
This retreat will take place at Ayurveda Living Village in Kerala, India. All the rooms are located close to the beach.
During this retreat, you will be served 3 times a day Ayurveda organic vegetarian food according to your body and mind constitution. Ayurveda Living Village serves only vegetarian food. Most of the food are organically grown seasonal fruits and vegetables from Ayurveda Living Village's own cultivating farm and also collecting from selected farmers or shops in the village.
This is an in-depth analysis of your health history and current health concerns / problems. Your body type and your current state imbalance will be determined first (prakruti and vikruti). Everything will be explained in terms that you can easily understand and a guideline will be introduced on how to implement Ayurveda into your everyday life. You will get a recommendation of lifestyle adjustments, dietary plan and, if appropriate, herbs.
This is a deeply relaxing treatment focusing on the face and head which is an area where the large part of your central nervous system is placed. The treatment improves circulation, balances the nervous system, releases tension, prevents migraines, and stimulates hair growth. Your face reflects your feelings and the head and face treatment prevents wrinkles and increases your inner beauty.
This deeply purifying treatment is designed to help loosen and release toxins from the body. The treatment is effectively restoring balance to the organs and tissues, calming the mind, and helping to re-establish your natural state of health, happiness, and an inner sense of well-being. Some of the herbalized oils are carefully prepared to target your individual imbalances with its soothing treatments, yet powerful and uniquely effective.
This is a very effective massage for acquiring energy and vigor, and also give a refreshment to your feeling. It also helps to give a very sound sleep and improve the eyesight. Abhyangam is the selected medicated oil that suits the individual and illness, and scientifically massaged all over the body by specialized therapists for the specified time prescribed from 40 minutes to one hour.
The whole body is gently massaged with medicated powders prepared with various herbs. This helps reduce fat patches from the body known as cellulite, toning of the muscles, improves blood circulation and eases joint pains. Regular Udvartanam is good not only for healing cellulite but it also helps lose weight by increasing the basal metabolic rate.
There are 108 Marma points all over the body and each point relates to a specific organ and function of the body. Treating the related Marma point helps to treat the related organ too. Marma points are connected with each other by energy channel called Nadis. Marma massage is a very good treatment to help you release this blocked energy and aiding stress relief, especially people who are working as a physical trainer or yoga teacher.
This Keralian foot body massage helps to tone up the muscles and regain flexibility of your body. This is the special massage of the Kalari and is very good to treat sports injuries. It is beneficial for healthy people who want to enhance their strength and vitality and good to develop mental stability and strength.
In this treatment, medicated lukewarm oil, herbal decoction, medicated milk, or medicated buttermilk is poured continuously over your head region. The benefit of this treatment includes curing anxiety, insomnia, premature graying of hair, and hair loss. It also reduces Vata imbalance and revitalizes the nervous system.
Kati Vasthi is a treatment procedure intended for the relief from low back aches, back pain in the case of Sciatica, traumatic back pain, etc. Medicated lukewarm Ayurvedic oil is made to stagnate in a chamber made of Urd Gram flour over the particular area of the pain.
This medicated powders pouch massage is good to cure insomnia problems and stimulates the nervous system. It is helpful for recovering myosceletic problems, arthritis, backaches, joint aches, and shoulder aches. It revives the cells of the skin and offers glow and vitality and gives euphoria to the soul and the body.
Nasyam is a very important treatment for curing illness in your head area. Nostrils are the doorway to the brain and treatment to that area is being done through nostrils. The application of medicated oil and powder through nostrils is called Nasyam. The main types of Nasyam are Virechananasyam, Dhmananasyam, Brumhananasyam, and Shamananasyam.
This medicated oil bath treatment (Pizhichil) is an effective remedy for optimum relaxation. This treatment is also very useful for sexual weakness, nervous weakness, rheumatic pains, Vata imbalances, hypertension, and emaciation of limbs.
Please book your flight to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Ayurveda Living Village will pick you up at the airport.