Nurture your Inner Self Retreat in magical Kodaikanal, India

Nurture your Inner Self Retreat in magical Kodaikanal, India 28th February – 8th March

Drawing from both the traditions of yoga and meditation, we introduce you to techniques you can use in everyday life to overcome the obstacles and stresses we face. The yoga classes we facilitate on this retreat are gentler than the other three retreats, and taught as a guided meditation. The hikes bring refreshment and revitalisation without being strenuous.

The premises are chosen for comfort, style and peace and the food is seasonal and uplifting, carefully selected for nutritional balance and grown locally. Witness for yourself your body, mind and soul respond to a week of regeneration in nature’s paradise in the Western Ghats.

With its mystical misty mountains and awesome eucalyptus forests, pretty coffee plantations and lush meadows Kodiakanal, known to its friends as Kodi, is an ideal site for the numerous eco- spiritual communities, eco-minded hoteliers and resorts, which have set up home here. Granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills, border the evergreen forest beyond. Kodi can be understood as an energy centre. It is a place where magic mushrooms grow wild (the flora and fauna is generally surreal – take the Bengal Monitor as an example), the air is so pure and the waterfalls tells stories.

It is truly a magical place, an energetically charged wonder of the world. We have carefully selected the accommodation after spot checking a number of resorts over a period of months. We chose the resorts that employed the happiest staff, in the most stunning locations with the highest standards or cleanliness and maintenance. In particular we chose locations nearby the lively and bustling market town replete with chocolate, spices and pretty shops of pottery and crafts on the one hand and lush forrest and waterfalls within walking distance for the second half of the trip. We have also arranged for one night’s camping after short one-hour stroll around the farm, and ensured for the provision of good quality tents and sleeping bags on Day 4.

Retreat schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Kozhikode, Transfers to hotel, Two Yoga sessions morning and evening and orientation
Day 2: Morning Yoga and Meditation, travel to Kodi, Evening Yoga and Meditation.
Day 3: Morning Tai Chi, time to explore the town, Yoga, Pranayama and Kirtan in the evening
Day 4: Yoga and Pranayama, visit Aurobindo cheese factory, Explore Organic Farm, Camping, Meditation
Day 5: Tai Chi and Meditation, visit eco school, Meta Meditation, Back to resort.
Day 6: Kundalini Yoga and hiking return to exquisite resort, Candle light gazing and Pranayama
Day 7: Kriyas and Meditation, Sivananda Yoga, Tai Chi & time to reflect, Yoga Nidra
Day 8: Morning Yoga and Meditation, Transfer to airport city

Teachers

Yoga duo, Sara and Akhil, met at the Sivananda Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, in Kerala and they have been companions ever since. Both are experienced teacher’s with a depth of knowledge and training and they continue to seek new ways to broaden their understanding and add to their knowledge of both body and mind.

We offer touring yoga retreats and provide a variety of ways to experience our selected destinations. India is a long way to travel, so you ought to see as something of this magical place while you are here, sample the food and culture etc. So we stay in a range of beautiful accommodations and provide the possibilities of exploration for our guests to ensure our guests feel they know the area they have visited intimately by the end of the trip. It is not just a yoga retreat but a real journey in every sense!

Cuisine

We provide healthy vegetarian food, Our variety of incredible recipes are as nutritious as they are delicious, which are simple to make at home on your return. The hoteliers and resort owners, have all kindly agreed to prepare our food, just the way we like it. But to make sure it is perfect, we will be snooping around the kitchen and sometimes cooking the food ourselves. Feel free to ask for the recipe!

Retreat price in British pounds

Early Bird Price: £1000 (Booking before Oct 9)
Standard Price: £1100 (Booking after Oct 10)
Partner Price: £1800 (2 ppl sharing all rooms)

Includes

• All sessions and classes
• Airport transfers (40-minute drive) are included and arranged for you.
• Three nutritious & delicious meals a day plus snacks, selected hot drinks and as much water as needed
• Day and evening activities include, martial arts and musical performances to cycling and martial arts training, trekking and yoga.
• Boutique accommodation, all with ensuite

Does not include

• Flights
• Personal items and gifts you may want to purchase

Optional activities

We can also send you home with a fitness report outlining your goals, a list of classes you can attend in your area, and nutritional advice. We can also provide training programmes and personalized meal plans to suit your preferences and convenience.

Special booking offer

Receive a complimentary ayurvedic treatment when you book through Soul Seed Travel.

What past guests have said

”From the very first time I have enjoyed Akhil’s enthusiasm, patience, love of yoga and demeanor. The dedication and passion in which he teaches yoga is commendable. He makes everyone feel welcomed and comfortable in his classes. A truly gem of a person and a great teacher from whom you can surely acquire a lot of knowledge and the way to lead a happy life.” Teju Dhoot, Designer and Yoga Teacher Bangalore

”Thank you Sara for your beautiful classes and making a positive contribution to our clients and the organisation. You created a relaxed and safe space for MRC clients who suffered from stress, depression, PTSD to name a few. The classes were well attended as the participants found them perfectly tailored to their needs and abilities.” Migrant Resource Centre London

What to pack

• Camera (perhaps phone will do)
• Torch (again phone maybe enough for you)
• Comfortable clothes and your yoga mat (although we will have spares)
• Washing powder should you wish to wash clothes/underwear
• Walking shoes (can be light weight hiking boots or durable trainers)
• Chapples/sandals/flip flops (standard wear)
• Thin towel (where camping is included)
• Art materials if you have any (although we will provide this too)
• Something nice to wear
• Some other things to wear
• A return ticket home
• Visa (we will send you more info after booking)

How to get here

Get in touch with us and we will give you flight recommendations from your local airport to Cochin Airport and visa vaccine advice etc. We provide the transfer to the hotel, which is only a 10 minute drive to give you more time to recover from the trip and prepare for the next day!

Booking

Send your request to the bookings team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com or call/whatsapp (0044) 7730095657.

Description

Nurture your Inner Self Retreat in magical Kodaikanal, India

On our nurture you Inner Self Retreat you will experience a range of meditation and yoga classes, from Pranayama to trataka (candle meditation) and yoga nidra sessions in the mystical misty mountains of Kodaikanal. Here, amidst the awesome eucalyptus forests, pretty coffee plantations and lush meadows, a chance to bring space and reflection into your life. This is a perfect trip for the solo traveller but also a wonderful experience to share with a friend or loved one.

Drawing from both the traditions of yoga and meditation, we introduce you to techniques you can use in everyday life to overcome the obstacles and stresses we face. The yoga classes we facilitate on this retreat are gentler than the other three retreats, and taught as a guided meditation. The hikes bring refreshment and revitalisation without being strenuous.

The premises are chosen for comfort, style and peace and the food is seasonal and uplifting, carefully selected for nutritional balance and grown locally. Witness for yourself your body, mind and soul respond to a week of regeneration in nature’s paradise in the Western Ghats.
Location and how to get there.

With its mystical misty mountains and awesome eucalyptus forests, pretty coffee plantations and lush meadows Kodiakanal, known to its friends as Kodi, is an ideal site for the numerous eco- spiritual communities, eco-minded hoteliers and resorts, which have set up home here. Granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills, border the evergreen forest beyond. Kodi can be understood as an energy centre. It is a place where magic mushrooms grow wild (the flora and fauna is generally surreal – take the Bengal Monitor as an example), the air is so pure and the waterfalls tells stories.

It is truly a magical place, an energetically charged wonder of the world. We have carefully selected the accommodation after spot checking a number of resorts over a period of months. We chose the resorts that employed the happiest staff, in the most stunning locations with the highest standards or cleanliness and maintenance. In particular we chose locations nearby the lively and bustling market town replete with chocolate, spices and pretty shops of pottery and crafts on the one hand and lush forrest and waterfalls within walking distance for the second half of the trip. We have also arranged for one night’s camping after short one-hour stroll around the farm, and ensured for the provision of good quality tents and sleeping bags on Day 4.

 

 

 

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