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New Year Yoga Retreat Kerala, India

3 – 10 January 2025

This retreat is full.

Please join Jane for a week’s retreat at the sublime Dewalokam in Kerala – January 2025.

Start 2025 with a week of yoga, relaxation, meditation, sun, good company and incomparable Keralan food at the Dewalokam organic Farm Stay and yoga retreat on the banks of the river Kannadipuzha in the lush Southern Indian countryside only 90 minutes from Cochin airport.

This will be our fifth retreat at Dewalokam: our wonderful hosts and their delightful team always make us feel part of their family.

The Venue

Dewalokam is a retreat venue like no other. The main house and the three cottage rooms are surrounded by lush tropical gardens growing all variety of tropical plants and fruits. Dewalokam is also a 100% organic farm, growing its own fruit and vegetables free of fertilizers and pesticides. The paneer cheese made from Dewalokam’s own buffalo has to be sampled to be believed.

All rooms are airconditioned with ensuite facilities, tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge with bottled water which is replenished daily. The rooms are cleaned daily.

Each rooms leads out onto a large verandah overlooking the gardens and the river.

The Yoga

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. It is entirely up to you how many classes you decided to take part in each day.

I teach a variety of yoga styles based on my 20 years of experience as a yoga teacher and 10 years as a certified Yoga Therapist. During the week, you will experience a range of yoga practices designed to deeply connect to you body and quieten your mind, enabling you to be present to all that is around and within you.

We will start each morning with a gentle stretch and breathing class to wake the body. After a short break there will be a morning practice of a more dynamic nature matching movement with breath and allowing us to drop into a deeper knowledge of ourselves – harmonising the breath, the mind and the body to achieve a sense of balance, vitality and ease.

The late afternoon session will be a mellower, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restorative practices, pranayama, chakras, yoga nidra and guided meditation.

The Food

The food at Dewalokam is simply divine. The owners are passionate about food and you will enjoy simply the best of Keralan cuisine prepared by the excellent in-house professional chef. You will be nourished with three meals each day using made with Dewalokam’s own organic vegetables, spices and dairy produce. All diets and food preferences are catered for. You can choose vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or omnivore meals – it’s all delicious!

Cookery demonstrations are offered on most days.

Things to Do

A host of other experiences awaits you – swimming in the river, a guided walk 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.

The Accommodation

Choose from eight spacious air-conditioned rooms in our main guest house overlooking the river and forest beyond the Nilgiri mountains. More privacy is offered by the three in the Nalukettu cottage rooms – each one with its own private open-air shower in an inner courtyard. Either way, you will be crooned to sleep by the sounds of the forest and will wake to the singing of myriads of tropical birds.

Our Daily Schedule

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


£1100 per person (based on two people sharing a double/twin room).  £1950 for single occupancy.

This includes accommodation, all meals, tea, coffee and filtered water, all yoga classes, cookery demonstrations and guided walks in the surrounding countryside.

Costs do NOT include:

  • Flights, transfers, visas or travel insurance. Flights from UK to Cochin are via Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai or Bangalore or sometimes direct with Air India. For more information about Travel Insurance, please click on this link for Government advice https://www.gov.uk/guidance/foreign-travel-insurance
  • 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.
  • Additional Ayurveda massages which are on offer during the week. Cost of these will be added to your bill payable at the end of your retreat.
  • Any alcoholic drinks. Cost of these will be added to your bill payable at the end of your retreat.

NOTE IF YOU ARE BOOKING TWIN SHARE: Do consider coming with a partner or friend. For women coming on their own, we may be able to put you with another single woman, however this is not guaranteed. If we are unable to find you a room mate by the time the balance is due, the Single Occupancy rate will apply.

How to Book

Please complete the registration form below and press send. On receipt of your form I will reserve your place.

Once the number of attendees are confirmed I will send you an email requesting the required deposit. Please do not book your flights until your deposit is requested.

The deposit (50%) is non-refundable unless I cancel the retreat. If this happens, your deposit will be refunded in full.

The final balance will be due by 1st October 2024.

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

Please note the terms and conditions. Thank you.

NB: Please also check you have a current passport that will be valid for the dates you are travelling. You will need to apply for a visa and details will be sent to you on how to process this.


    Please read:

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    I understand that the remaining balance is due no later than 1st October 2024.

    I have read and understand the Terms and Conditions for this Yoga Retreat.

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    Dewalokam Homestay
    Kodikulam, Kerala 685582 India
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