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Punarjani Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in India

Relax, connect with nature, and enjoy the calm presence of the vast sea shore and back water while deepening your Ayurveda treatments and yoga practice in Ayurgoya Academy which is located at Valiyaparamba beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala. It is quiet and safe, and the ideal place for an Ayurveda yoga retreat holiday.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation classes
  • Vedic astrology consultation
  • Daily Ayurveda / Panchakarma treatments
  • Ayurvedic nadi pariksha and constitution analysis
  • Daily consultation with Ayurveda physician
  • 3 daily South Indian vegetarian meals
  • 20 nights of accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

21 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer available:
Calicut International Airport (US$85 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Kannur International Airport (US$57 per person)
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Accommodation

For this retreat, you will be staying in Ayuryoga Academy. Ayuryoga Academy is set in an area of about two acres of coconut land sandwiched between Arabian Ocean and Kavvayi back water coconut trees, on the Valiyaparamba beach, Kasargod, Kerala. It offers you diverse vistas of the Arabian Sea, facing the incredibly beautiful beach, where one could swim, sunbathe or just lounge around.

There will be 24 hours hot water facility for bathing and drinking, and Wi-Fi access in the reception area. From time to time, there will also be room service.

Guests / students are accommodated in two apartments, a beach front house and an east side house. The beach front house is just 30 meter away from the beach having two spacious bed rooms downstairs and three spacious bed rooms upstairs. Both floors have separate living room and veranda. The upstairs rooms have sliding glass windows which make for a clear view to the ocean and surroundings.

The east side apartment has three bedrooms downstairs which is 40 meters away from the beach and 90 meters from the backwater. All the rooms have attached bathrooms and 24 hours hot water facility. Air conditioning is not included in the package, but can be provided in the downstairs rooms for an extra charge of 8 EUR per day.

Program

Nowadays western people are well aware about the scope and benefit of Ayurveda as it is classical treatments using 100% herbs and can be used not only for curing the disease but also for the wellness and rejuvenation of body and mind. So Ayuryoga Academy is combining both Ayurveda and yoga for an optimum result.

Punarjani is a specially designed complete detoxification program which suite all those who want to detox their body and mind through the experience of Ayurvedic panchakarma and yoga. The program consists of Ayurvedic panchakarama treatments and yoga modalities with a combination of vibrational experiences of homa therapy and meditations to completely detoxify you and protect you from disease. This helps you to improve your immunity and vigor and overcome the problems caused by a stressful lifestyle and daily struggles disrupting your calm and spiritual life. This program not only concentrates on detoxification but also on curing and creating a better style of life. Ayuryoga Academy provides you an experience of panchakarma.

Preparatory treatments

  • Sanehapanam - Oil / Ghee intake
  • Abhyanga - Oil massage
  • Podikizhi - Powder poultice
  • Elakizhi - Leaf poultice
  • Kashaya Dhara - Flow of decotion
  • Udwrathanam - Powder massage
  • Shiro Dhara - Oil flow on forehead
  • Taila Dhara - Oil flow on body
  • Pichu - Oil spunch application on body parts
  • Shirovasthi - Oil capiung on head
  • Sthanika Vasthi - Oil treatment on different body parts
  • Dhanyamala Dhara - Fermented liquid flow on body
  • Pizhichil - Oil flow treatment on whole body
  • Thala Pothichil - Covering treatment of head
  • Njavarakizhi - Rice poultice
  • Sweda - Steam bath
  • Valuka Sweda - Sand poultice

Main procedures

  • Vamana
  • Virechana
  • Nasyam
  • Asthapana
  • Vasthi
  • Anuvasana
  • Vasthi

Dietary and resting plan will be worked out by the physician according to your therapy. The treatment plan will be chosen by the physician after the consultation with you depending on your health needs and requirements.

Ayuryoga Academy will help you in the treatment of the following problems:

  • Obesity
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee problems
  • Neck and head related problems
  • Insomnia
  • Stress, depression, anxiety disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Joint related diseases
  • Week immune system
  • Drug addiction
  • Intestinal diseases
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Lumbar spondylitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Skin diseases
  • And many more

Yoga and meditation

  • Ayurvedic medications and dietary changes will be suggested in addition to treatments
  • Regular yoga - 2 sessions of one hour each consisting of asana, pranayama, mudra and bandhas
  • Yoga Nidra and meditation
  • Personal yoga therapy classes specially designed for your health requirements
  • Morning and evening sessions of Agnihotra and mantra sadhana

Ayurvedic nadi pariksha and constitution analysis

  • Analyzing the body constitution and suggestions for correcting life style and dietary habits according to that

Other activities

  • Opportunity to explore natures beauty of Kasargod
  • Cultural events to experience the traditions of Kerala art

Location

Imagine a paradise in India where the only thing you feel are the waves and the winds of the ocean and the scenic beauty of a lake. It is the one and only Ayurveda yoga training / retreat center in India that stands in between the ocean and the lake.

Ayuryoga Academy offers you diverse vistas of the Arabian Sea, facing the incredibly beautiful beach, where one could swim, sunbathe, or just lounge around and in the east side explore the Kawai Lake / back water. No crowds, no bustle, no noise, no pollution instead calm quietness, gentleness, tranquillity prevail. No rooms for the pressure of overcrowded streets. They are ready to welcome you to a comfortable place where you can undergo Hatha yoga teacher training course, yoga retreats, Ayurveda and Panchakarma treatments, Panchakarma therapist training, etc.

Features

Activities

  • Hiking nearby
  • Massage
  • Swimming

General

  • Beach nearby
  • Garden

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning

Food

Ayuryoga Academy offers a varied menu of delicious and healthy traditional south Indian vegetarian meals using mainly local and organic ingredients.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Excursions in Kannur and Kasargod area and surroundings (after the retreat) are available at an additional cost such as Wayanad/Calicut, waterfalls, wildlife safaris, Mysore city and palace, Fort Kochin, hiking in the mountains, etc.

Arrakkal Museum

The Arrakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, South India. The museum is actually a section of the Arakkalkettu (Arakkal Palace). The durbar hall section of the palace has been converted into a museum by the Government of Kerala. Arakkal's family is the royal family, which ruled Kannur for several centuries.

They had a family relationship with Kolathiris, the rulers of the neighboring Chirakkal kingdom. Arakkal family had trade relationships with Arabs and later with Europeans. The islands of Lakshadweep and Maldives were ruled by the Arakkal family. The king of Arakkal kingdom was known as Arakkal Raja and the queen was known as Arakkal Beevi. A nominal entry fee is charged by the Arakkal Family Trust from visitors to the museum.

Madayipara

Madayipara is a significant spot owing to its bio-diversity, as well as, history. In the past, Madayipara was the administrative center of the Ezhimala kings. In and around Madayipara, one can find remnants from the past. At the southern side of the hill, stand the remains of a fort called Pazhi Kotta (kotta means fort in Malayalam). Here, one can also find watchtowers at the four corners of the fort.

Between AD 14 and AD 18, Madayipara used to be the site for the coronation ceremony of the rulers of the princely state of the erstwhile Kolathunadu. The hillock of Madayipara, which carries several signs of historic relevance, is also a place important from a religious point of view. There is a pond in the shape of a hand held mirror, connected to ancient Jewish settlers is another historic attraction.

Muzhappilangad beach

Muzhappilangad beach is the only drive-in beach in Kerala. It is located parallel to National Highway 17 between Kannur and Thalassery. One can drive the entire four kilometers length of the beach. There is an unpaved road winding through coconut groves leading to the beach. The beach is bordered by black rocks, which also protect it from the stronger currents of the ocean.

Approximately 100 to 200 meters south of the beach, there is a private island called Dharmadam Island. It is possible to walk to the island during low tide. Muzhappilangad is one of the important tourist destinations of Kerala. Its drive-in beach, the second-largest in India, has already entered the world tourism map. The drive-in-beach is a fast developing tourist spot, which is attracting both local and foreign people in large numbers.

Parassinikadavu snake park

The Parassinikadavu Snake Park is one of the major attractions of the Kannur District itself. The snake park, which is a subsidiary unit of the Pappinisseri Vishachikitsa Society, is the only one of its kind in the state and perhaps the whole of India. The park is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of snakes, most of which are becoming extinct gradually. There is a large collection of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes.

There are three snake pits, fifteen glass cases for snakes and two large glass houses for king cobras in the park. Other than the snakes, there are other kinds of rare animals, reptiles and birds like the endangered species of simhavalan monkeys and crocodiles. The park houses a variety of snakes, including the spectacled cobra, king cobra, Russell's viper, krait and various pit vipers.

Payyambalam Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in the state of Kerala is at a distance of 2 kilometers from Kannur town. This beautiful stretch of sand and surf is the best place for a relaxing holiday. It is well known for the well constructed and laid out gardens and a gigantic sculpture of the mother and the child by Kanayi Kunhiramanin that was erected here. It is also famous due to the fact that the remains of Swadeshabimani Ramakrishna Pillai, A.K Gopalan, Pamban Mandavan and K.G Marar are laid to rest near this place. The essential plus points about the Payyambalam Beach are its cleanliness, its distance from the town and the beauty of its gardens. Payyambalam beach is a favorite picnic spot for the local residents.

Pythal Mala

Pythal Mala is an enchanting hill station, situated 4,500 feet above sea level near the Kerala - Karnataka border, is rich in flora and fauna. It is a six kilometers trek to the top of the hills. Abundant in flora and fauna, this place is now being developed as a hill resort. One has to trek 6 kilometers to reach the top of the hills. There is a proposal to set up a zoo at the top of the hill.

The enchanting hill station offers a challenging trek to those inclined to stretch their legs. Trekkers are rewarded by a profusion of exotic flora and fauna and an exhilarating view from the top. The 300 acres wide sprawling area is a safe home to numerous birds, hundreds of butterflies, rare plants and trees. Even during this sweltering summer at Paithal Mala one can relish a real cool climate.

Saint Angelos Fort

Saint Angelos Fort (also known as Kannur Fort or Kannur Kotta) is a fort facing the Arabian Sea, situated 3 kilometers from the town of Kannur. Saint Angelo's Fort was built in 1505 by Dom Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese viceroy of India and is on the Arabian sea about three kilometers from Kannur town. It was attacked in vain by the local Indian ruler in the Siege of Cannanore (1507).

On August 1509, Almeida, refusing to recognize Afonso de Albuquerque's as the new Portuguese governor to supersede himself, arrested him in this fortress after having fought the naval Battle of Diu. Afonso de Albuquerque was released after three months' confinement, and become governor on the arrival of the grand-marshal of Portugal with a large fleet, in October 1509.

Thalaserry Fort

When the British East India Company established its settlement on the Malabar Coast, they built the Thalaserry Fort, as a testimonial to their colonial imperialism. In 1700, the British built the Thalassery Fort on a small hill called Tiruvellapadkunnu and in 1708, it was strengthened by increasing its height and with bastions. The fort is a square structure built of laterite and is distinguished by its massive ventilated walls and strong flanking bastions.

The fort has secret tunnels to the sea and intricately carved huge doors. It was here that Haider's captain was imprisoned. The fort has a cemetery and the collector's mansion nearby. Many British officials have been laid to rest in this cemetery that is named after Sir Edward Brennen.

What's included

  • 20 nights of accommodation
  • 2 times a day Hatha yoga, pranayama, and meditation
  • All medicines during the period of treatment are included in the price
  • Consultation with Ayurverdic doctor
  • Daily 3 times South India vegetarian meals
  • Daily medical treatment and all medicines during the period of treatment
  • Free consultation with dental doctor

What's not included

  • Excursions
  • Laundry services
  • Pick up and drop off from airports
  • Air-conditioned room

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cochin International Airport (COK) or Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). Airport transfers are not included. For more information, please send an inquiry to Ayuryoga Academy.

Airport: Calicut International Airport Airport transfer available: Calicut International Airport (US$85 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Kannur International Airport Airport transfer available: Kannur International Airport (US$57 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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