Best Yoga Retreats In Kerala

Looking for some peace and tranquillity? Take some time off your hectic lives and head to a yoga retreat in Kerala.

Kerala, popularly known as God’s Own Country, it has some of the best yoga retreats, wellness retreats, health retreats, Ayurveda retreats and fitness retreats in the world. Blessed with greenery all around, backwaters and beaches and known as the paradise of Ayurveda, a yoga retreat in Kerala provides the mental, physical and spiritual growth you seek on your journey to wellness.

The Yoga retreats of Kerala provide authentic treatments to various maladies ranging from stress and anxiety to problems with bones and posture. Whether it’s a soulful ashram experience or a luxurious retreat experience, yoga retreats in Kerala, India have it all.

What is the best time to visit a yoga retreat in Kerala?

The best time of the year to visit the God’s Own Country Kerala is from September to March.

A few of the best yoga retreats in Kerala are:

1. Somatheeram Ayurveda Village

The principles of Ayurveda are at the heart of Somatheeram.  With a resort ambience, it the best place to be in a peaceful state of mind. You will find luxurious accommodation here with a wide range of ayurvedic treatments and therapies to rejuvenate our body and soul.

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How to reach?

The resort is 11 km away from Trivandrum airport. It takes around 35 minutes to reach Somatheeram Ayurveda Village.

Courses Conducted

The yoga course is conducted for 7 days, 14 days and 21 days.

The packages offered at the retreat are:

a. Ayurveda Panchkarma and Rasayana package 1- Rejuvenation Therapy

This treatment includes body massage with medicated oil and cream, rejuvenation medicines and a steam bath. This therapy is for 90 minutes to 2 hours for 7 to 14 days and helps to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul.

The prices of the 7 days package starts from 875 Euros whereas the prices of the 14 days package starts from 1750 Euros. 

b. Ayurveda Panchkarma and Rasayana package 2- Slimming Treatment

The slimming programme includes medicated herbal powder massage and oil massage. 14 and 21-night packages are available for this programme and other treatment procedures include a medicated steam bath, intake of herbal juices and herbal tea etc.

The prices of the 14 days package starts from 1820 Euros whereas the prices of the 21 days package starts from 2730 Euros.

c. Ayurveda Panchkarma and Rasayana package 3- Stress Management

The stress management programme combines yoga, meditation and Ayurveda therapy in a 14 night’s package to provide relaxation to the mind.

The prices of the 14 days package starts from 2170 Euros.

d. Ayurveda Panchkarma and Rasayana package 4- Anti Ageing

This treatment ensures lifespan, youthfulness, good health and strength. It is a 21-day package and includes body massages with special oils and herbal juices.

The prices of the 21 days package starts from 3190 Euros. 

Accommodation Options

The different accommodation facilities available at the wellness retreat are

  • Standard Rooms- The rooms are ventilated and provided with mosquito nets and fans and an attached washroom.
  • Special Cottages- Round shaped cottages with twin share basis and an attached washroom.
  • House Deluxe- These are richly decorated wooden houses in a traditional South Indian style with double and single beds option and equipped with air-conditioning and its own terrace.
  • Deluxe Suite- These deluxe suites have one bedroom and a spacious living room. The rooms are traditionally furnished and it has its own terrace which gives a wonderful view of the sea.

Inclusions

The packages are all-inclusive of the carefree packages needed for your Ayurveda treatment, doctor’s consultations, medication, Ayurveda full board, yoga, meditation and accommodation. Airport transfers to and from Trivandrum are included for stays of 7 days. An excursion to the backwaters of Kerala is included for stays of 14 days.

Food Offered

Every treatment in Somatheeram includes an appropriate diet. Various kinds of fruit, freshly squeezed juices and exotic spices ensure the food is varied and delicious. The menu includes around 200 ayurvedic dishes like Blackgram Thoran, Drumstick Theyal, Potato Avial and more.

2. Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village

Situated in the land of trees, Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village creates the feel of a rustic village life while offering all the advantage of Ayurveda treatment. Here you will be able to avail prescribed massages and therapies to wash away all your stress and worry. Manaltheeram conducts yoga classes and also provides therapies which are effective in treating various conditions like arthritis, rheumatism etc.

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How to reach?

It is located about 9 km from Kovalam and 21 km from Trivandrum city. It takes around 45 minutes to reach Manaltheeram Ayurveda Beach Village.

Courses Conducted

The yoga course is conducted for 7 days and 14 days.

The packages offered at the retreat are:

a. Ayurveda Panchkarma and Rasayana package 1- Rejuvenation Therapy

The therapy is to rejuvenate the body, soul, tone up skin and strengthen all systems and is for 90 minutes to 2 hours. This treatment includes body massage with hand and foot with medicated oil and cream.

The prices for the 7 nights package starts from 875 Euros and 14 nights package starts from 1750 Euros.

b. Ayurveda Panchkarma and Rasayana package 2- Slimming Treatment

The treatment available in a package for 14 and 21 days includes medicated herbal powder massage and herbal oil massage. The essential part of the programme is that a special diet is prescribed during this treatment.

The prices for the 14 nights package starts from 2730 Euros whereas the prices for the 21 nights package starts from 4095 Euros.

c. Ayurveda Panchkarma and Rasayana package 3- Stress Management

The stress management programme is available in a 14 night’s package to help attain a relaxed state of mind. The treatment also includes rejuvenation massage, rejuvenation therapy, dhara, intake of herbal medicines etc.

The prices for the 14 nights package starts from 1855 Euros.

d. Ayurveda Panchkarma and Rasayana package 4- Anti Ageing

The 22-day package process includes body massages with special oils and herbal juices. Ayurveda prescribes treatment for repairing the various cells and tissues of the body due to the ageing process. 

The prices for the 22 nights package starts from 4620 Euros.

Accommodation Options

The different accommodation facilities available at the retreat are

  • Standard Rooms- The rooms are ventilated with a bedroom and attached bathroom with hot and cold water facility.
  • Special Cottages- Independent square and round-shaped cottages come with twin share basis with a bedroom and attached bathroom.
  • House Deluxe- Traditional Kerala and wooden house with antique doors and furniture has one suite room and two deluxe rooms rented separately.

Inclusions

The packages are all-inclusive of accommodation, yoga and meditation, Ayurveda treatments, doctor’s consultation, beauty clinic, Ayurveda shop, swimming pool, indoor games, airport transfer, car parking and multi-cuisine specialities.

Food Offered

Manaltheeram offers a speciality in food with a choice of about 250 vegetarian dishes, raw salads and juices. The diet provided is in sync with Ayurveda food restrictions. The dishes are classified on the basis of vatha, pitha and Kapha. Oil, spices and unhealthy additions are avoided.

3. Carnoustie Ayurveda and Wellness Resort

This award-winning health retreat in the land of backwaters offers an authentic Ayurveda programme, naturopathy, marma, pranic healing and yoga classes. It provides a complete treatment for your mind, body and soul under guidance. You can indulge in activities like to relax on a beach, backwaters, and swimming pool and landscaped gardens.

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How to reach?

It takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to reach Carnoustie Resort from Kochi International Airport via State Highway 66.

Courses Conducted

The yoga course is conducted for 7 days, 14 days and 21 days.

The packages offered at the retreat are:

a. Rejuvenation

The treatment enhances one’s energy and cures the sick. It increases a healthy person’s mental capabilities and improves skin complexion and increases the sensing capacity of sense organs. This is a therapy in the science of Ayurveda and leads to long life, increase in memory, good health and glowing skin etc.

The prices for the 7 nights package starts from INR 2,00,000, the 14 days package starts from INR 4,00,000 and the 21 nights package starts from INR 5,50,000.

b. Weight Loss

Ayurveda helps people lose excess weight and improve their overall health. The treatment is based on the basic nature of the body. The treatment offers the best practices of Ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy.

The prices for the 14 nights package starts from INR 3,70,000 and the 21 nights package starts from INR 5,00,000.

c. Anti-Ageing

The treatment involves treatments by Naturopathy, Acupressure, Ayurveda and Yoga. The health of the human body depends on the emotional health of the human mind. 

The prices for the 7 days package starts from INR 2,45,000, 14 days package starts from INR 4,40,000 and 28 days package starts from INR 6,25,000.

Accommodation Options

The different accommodation facilities available at the retreat are

  • Akund Deluxe- Located amidst landscaped gardens, these are eco-friendly villas with private deck.
  • Zukra Pool- The villa comes with its own pool and deck area and located between coconut trees and lush greenery.
  • Punag Pool- With amenities like Jacuzzi, private pool, deck area and rain shower etc, all this is available in Punag Pool.

Inclusions

The packages are inclusive of accommodation, airport transfers, daily Ayurveda treatment, daily therapeutic treatment, doctor’s consultation, medicines and one boat cruise in Alappuzha Backwaters.

Food Offered

You get the delicacies of continental, south Indian and pan Indian cuisines at Ida and Chimera which is a speciality seafood restaurant.

4. Kalari Kovilakom, CGH Earth Ayurveda Hospital

CGH Earth Ayurveda offers healthcare service based on the traditional and authentic Ayurvedic system of healing. Mindfulness, awareness, a therapeutic engagement of the senses and an inward integration of the body, mind and spirit are all these and more aspects of the Ayurvedic healing process are what one gains at Kalari Kovilakom.

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How to reach?

It takes approximately 2 hours to reach Kalari Kovilakom from Kochi international airport via NH 544.

Courses Conducted

The yoga course is conducted for 14 days, 21 days and 28 days.

The packages offered at the retreat are:

a. Stress Management (Manashanti Chikitsa)

The stress management programme is used to improve mental health. The treatment course follows the three stages, Poorvakarma- preparatory phase, Shodana- the cleansing phase and Samana- the rejuvenation phase.

The prices for 14 days package starts from 5,000 Euros, 21 days package starts from 7,000 Euros and 28 days package starts from 8,000 Euros.

b. Weight Management

This programme helps in increasing the metabolism of the body. The treatment helps to increase the body’s vitality which helps the body to fight against diseases.

The prices for 21 nights package starts from 7,000 Euros and 28 days package starts from 8,000 Euros.

c. Complete Detox

The programme involves intensive cleansing treatment called Panchakarma which relates to purification of the body. Under this treatment, the patient undergoes corrective measures through medicines, therapeutic treatments, diet and activities for the body and mind.

The prices for 21 nights package starts from 7,000 Euros, whereas the prices for 28 nights package starts from 8,000 Euros.

d. Healthy Ageing

The treatment involves three procedures, Darshana- observation, Sparshana- palpating and Prasna- interrogating. The Vaidya determines your body using the three methods of diagnosis.

The prices for the 21 nights package starts from 7,000 Euros and 28 days package starts from 8,000 Euros. 

Accommodation Options

There are a total of 18 guest rooms consisting of 13 Kovilakom suite rooms and 5 higher category Vengunad suites.

The different accommodation facilities available at the retreat are Kalari Suites, Kovilakom Suites and Vengunad Suites.

Inclusions

The packages are inclusive of accommodation, Ayurveda treatments as per doctor’s advice, all meals (including Ayurveda diet), accommodation, return transfers and all currently applicable taxes.

Food Offered

It provides a Sattvik diet to each person keeping in mind that Ayurveda strongly recommends the consumption of fresh and organic food. 

FAQs about Kerala Yoga Retreat

1. What is the best time to visit the cleanest state of India?

The best time to visit Kerala is from September to March.

2. As a tourist, what all can I expect from Kerala?

Kerala is the paradise of the world. Kerala offers sun-kissed beaches, emerald backwaters, idyllic hill stations, exotic wildlife, breathtaking waterfalls, Ayurvedic health spas, enchanting art forms, magical festivals, historical monuments, mouthwatering cuisines, and a whole lot more.

3. What types of clothes would be acceptable in Kerala?

Though Kerala is a conservative state, it is generally relaxed towards tourists clothing. Clothing worn by Keralites varies slightly from region to region.

4. How safe are Houseboat stay?

The houseboat crew takes utmost care to meet the needs of the tourists. They have also been given special training in first aid and life-saving techniques if any emergency arises. Hence, houseboat stay is absolutely safe.

5. What yoga styles are taught on retreat?

The yoga styles taught on the retreat are yin yoga, hatha yoga, Ayurveda yoga and yoga Nidra etc.

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