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India: January 2020

Dewalokam Home Stay & Retreat, Kerala, Southern India

6 January – 12 January 2020

A week (6 nights / 7 days) of yoga, relaxation and meditation.

This will be the fourth year in a row that we will be returning to wonderful Dewalokam – a fully sustainable organic farm and retreat on the banks of the river Kannadipuzha and situated in the lush, green Keralan countryside, 90 minutes drive from Cochin airport.

Our hosts, Jose and Sinta, and their delightful team make us feel like we are part of the family. It is a very special place and a very special experience.

We will be practicing our yoga in an open air shala by the river, surrounded by the beautiful gardens. I will be teaching 3 classes a day with a mixture of dynamic and restorative asana (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. To add to our yogic experience, I am also inviting an Indian yoga master to lead a few of the sessions.

All rooms are twin/doubles with airconditioning and ensuite facilities. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge in your room has bottled water which is replenished daily.

The rooms all lead onto a large verandah overlooking the gardens and the river.

The food is divine. The owners are passionate about food and during the week we sample the best of Keralan cuisine prepared by the excellent in house professional chef..You will be nourished with three meals each day using organic home grown vegetables ,spices and dairy produce and all diets and food preferences can be catered for.

Cookery demonstrations are offered on most evenings.

Activities…

A host of other experiences awaits you – swimming in the river, walking in the tropical forest, cycling to the nearby village, shopping in nearby Thodupuzha or just lying back in a hammock and looking forward to your next Ayurvedic massage!

The choice is yours.

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Daily Programme

This is a rough guide of the daily programme and may change depending on the group requirements.

Apart from the arrival day (evening yoga class) and departure day (morning yoga class):

7am: Morning yoga asana (poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques)

8am: Breakfast

9.30 – 11.00am: Yoga (a variety of yoga styles – Iyengar inspired vinyasa, viniyoga) Guided meditation practices

12.30pm: Lunch

12.30pm onwards: Free time (rest, swim, treatments, walk, trips to local area)

6 – 7pm: Yoga (restorative, workshop, meditation, Yoga Nidra)

7.30pm: Dinner

Costs:

£950 per person (based on two people sharing a double/twin room).  This includes accommodation, all meals, tea, coffee and filtered water, all yoga classes, cookery demonstrations and guided walks in the surrounding countryside.

Cost does not include flights, transfers, visas or travel insurance. Flights from UK are via Dubai. Abu Dhabi, Mumbai or Bangalore.

If you would like to extend your stay in India I recommend  highly experienced and bespoke tour operator, Jane Points (www.points-south.co.uk). She can arrange any pre or post retreat tours for you (minimum 5 days) throughout India and Sri Lanka.

How to Book:

Please complete the registration form below and press send. On receipt of your form I will reserve your place and send you an email requesting the required deposit which, upon receipt, will confirm your place on the retreat.

Deposit for India 2020 retreat: £450

A further £250 will be due by 6 months before the start of the retreat.

The final balance of £250 will be due by 3 months before the start of the retreat.

If you would prefer to pay in installments, please contact me and this can be easily arranged.

Please note the terms and conditions. Thank you.



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Please read: International Retreat Terms and Conditions for this Yoga Retreat.

Terms and Conditions.

By submitting your registration and deposit, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.

I understand that my £450 deposit is non refundable and due at the time of registration.
I understand that 50% of the balance is due no later than 6 months prior to the retreat.
I understand that the remaining balance is due no later than 3 months prior to the retreat.
I have read and understand the Terms and Conditions for this Yoga Retreat.

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