10 Day Yoga Retreat Svadhiyaya

About us

What’s included in this package

  1. 2x Delicious traditional South indian vegetarian meals a day
  2. 1x Afternoon yoga sessions followed by meditation
  3. Participate in our daily activities
  4. 1x Ayurvedic massage
  5. Daily morning rejuvenating meditation & yoga practice
  6. 9x nights in a shared accommodation

During this retreat you will practice Krya (cleansing exercises), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Asanas (yoga postures), Yoga Nidra (relaxation), Meditation, Bhakti Yoga (mantras), Karma Yoga (selfless service) and receive theory classes.

This retreat is a profound experience that helps to establish a firm foundation of inner discipline. The course is based on the traditional Indian knowledge of yoga, to train you to perform a yoga practice by yourself.

CLEANSE YOUR BODY SYSTEMS WITH KRYA

Through the krya exercises, you will leave this retreat shining from the inside out!

ENERGIZE YOURSELF WITH PRANAYAMA

Learn how to energize yourself for the day with the yogic breathing exercises.

BUILD UP A FLEXIBLE, ELEGANT, STRONG AND HEALTHY BODY

With 2 yoga classes a day for 10 days you will learn how to build up your own practice and bring it to your daily life. The regular practice of asanas (yoga postures), will help you feel happy, energized, strong, self-confident and with a flexible body and active mind.

LEARN TO RELAX AND SWITCH OFF THE BODY AND MIND

Learn relaxation techniques and introduce regular relaxation into your daily life. This will help you to feel, rested, reestablished and with a clear mind.

CONNECT WITH YOUR SOUL

Through the meditation techniques, we will guide you to connect with your soul, receive important messages for your life and fulfill your Life Path.

SING YOUR HEART!

Singing the mantras is an amazing way to bring happiness to your heart. In fact, singing anything always sends away the sadness!

FIND THE HAPPINESS IN SERVING

We introduce you to the selfless service of karma yoga by giving you simple tasks to do in Shiva Garden Home-stay. Find the happiness of service without thinking in receiving. Just offer you good actions to God.

LEARN ABOUT THE ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE OF YOGA & AYURVEDA

You will participate in the theoretical classes where you can deepen your knowledge about the chakras, doshas, gunas, yoga philosophy and much more!

DETOX

This is a retreat for you to detox from the “normal life”. In order for you to feel the shining crystal within you, it takes your willingness and compromise to do it.

During the retreat, you will have delicious vegan meals and juices and we highly recommend you to not drink coffee, alcohol or smoke.

This is an intensive and trans-formative experience taught by disciples of recognized international yoga schools. 

A lovely peaceful quiet place surrounded by tropical trees and vegetation for you to heal, re connect and empower yourself only 10 minutes walking away from the beach, shops and restaurants.

Event Highlights

  • This is a 10-day retreat. Your stay is for 11 nights and 12 days in total. We will start with the retreat the day after you arrive, so on the 2nd day. So you will be able to take your time to land and adjust to the surroundings and our place.
  • Check out is the day after the last day, on day 12, of the retreat at 11 am.

Venue Highlights

South India, Kerala (God’s Own Country), Varkala beach, one of the Top 10 beaches in India, rated the 3rd place by tourists, and one of the First 30 Tour Destinations in the Planet, rated 28th place among the 100 top ‘Best Value Index’ around the globe.

The main beach is Papanasam beach. The word Papanasam means washing away sins. The legend says, that to take a dip in the waters of Papanasam Beach washes away all the sins in one’s life.

Shakti Spiritual Healing Center is surrounded by silent garden with tropical trees.Facilities Included: We provide fast Wi-Fi service, shared kitchen and mineral water. Excellent location in a quiet residential area with the beach and supermarket just 10 minutes walking distance.

Optional accommodation: Shiva Garden

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

Day 1

6:30 AM Krya, Pranayama, Meditation with Alma
7:30 AM Snack break
8:00 AM Yoga Class, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra with Alma
10:00 AM Brunch – Delicious vegetarian typical South Indian breakfast
11:00 AM Karma yoga with Jayan
12:00 PM Private time
1:45 PM Theory Class with Sonia or Alma
3:00 PM Yoga Class, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Mantras with Sonia
5:00 PM Private time to go to the beach, explore the Cliff restaurants and much more Varkala fun

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Delicious, healthy and vegetarian meals will be provided.

Accommodations

Accomodation in Sakti Home
Two comfortable double rooms with toilet, a terrace, and 1 dormitory with 4 beds are prepared for comfortable stay of our guests, students and patients in Shakti Home. The Center is surrounded by silent garden with tropical trees.Facilities Included: We provide fast Wi-Fi service, shared kitchen and mineral water.Excellent location in a quiet residential area with the beach and supermarket just 10 minutes walking distance.

Optional accommodation: Shiva Garden
You will stay in a shared room in the lovely serene resort Shiva Garden Homestay, you’ll be able to rejuvenate your spirit with the energy and life of this beautiful local. Enjoy the company of like-minded people, relax, rest, and learn about your healing gifts.
Located in a large private garden with a friendly, family atmosphere. Facilities include a restaurant, Wi-Fi, activity hall, therapy room, playground area, chill-out area, books for exchange and an esoteric library.

Directions

How To Get To Varkala:

After arriving to Varkala station, you can take a rickshaw (10 min, 80 to 100 Inr) to North Cliff, Shiva Garden Home Stay (next door to Akhil Resort, old Hotel Preeth).

By plane:

The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport. From the airport, you can reach Varkala by car, train or bus. Takes 1 h to reach.

There is also Cochin Airport, that is served by Air Asia, which is a budget airline. From Cochin to Varkala, you can take a train (4h).

By train:

Varkala is also connected by Rail Network. If coming from Trivandrum or Cochin, the better option will be coming by train. Almost all trains stop at Varkala.

By bus:

State Transport Buses are available from Trivandrum. Bus service available from Varkala to many parts of South Kerala and Kanyakumari.

Visa stuff (optional)
A visa for India is required, it's not possible to get a visa on arrival. You need to request a visa before leaving home or while traveling in the previous country.

Tags: asanas bakti yoga karma yoga krya mantras meditation pranayama relaxation yoga nidra

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