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Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India
January 30 - February 7, 2018

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India
January 30 - February 7, 2018

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India
January 30 - February 7, 2018

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India
January 30 - February 7, 2018

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India
January 30 - February 7, 2018

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India
January 30 - February 7, 2018

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India

January 30 - February 7, 2018

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India

Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Spaces are limited. Register now.
 
Pricing

Single Room

$3895 ($4295)Show Details

Double Shared Room

$2995 ($3295)Show Details
*Price Increases After
November 10, 2017
 
Included
  • 8 nights luxury accommodation
  • all breakfasts
  • private drivers and AC transport
  • private, top-notch guides
  • overnight cruise on Kerala Backwaters Houseboat
  • visit to Kerala Ayurvedic facility
  • South Indian Kathakali dance concert
  • daily yoga with Erin
  • 9% govt taxes
  • Airfare
  • lunches and dinners
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • travel insurance
  • gratuities
Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India

The experience of South India is lush, languorous and profoundly rooted in nature and healing. This deeply restoring Yoga & Ayurvedic tour of South India takes place in the beautiful state of Kerala, the birthplace of Ayurveda, India’s science of wellness, described as “one of the ten paradises of the world” by National Geographic. Together we will explore the multi-faceted beauty of Kerala, from the oasis of its internationally renowned beaches to the sanctuary of its Ayurvedic spas. We will cruise bucolic backwaters teeming with rural life and tour ancient coastal towns boasting magnificent temples, heritage palaces and historic landmarks, and take solitary strolls through palmed-lined jungle paths. We will enjoy evenings together dining on the renowned cuisine of Kerala.

 

Our journey begins in the historic Arabian Sea port of Kochin, an international trade hub and spice center since the Portuguese arrived in 1500. We will wander thru the quaint winding lanes of the town’s old Jewish district, exploring its centuries old spice markets and antique emporiums and its 16th-century synagogue. The next day, we will board a traditional Kerala houseboat for a leisurely overnight cruise through Kerala’s peaceful backwaters, then venture further south to one of Kerala’s most highly rated Ayurvedic spas for three days devoted to restoration and daily Ayurvedic treatments. We continue south to Kovalam, where a gorgeous hotel will serve as our base for daily yoga, sunning by the sea and a daytime excursion to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the continent, with historic and religious sites.

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Payment and Cancellation Policy:

A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is required to hold your space. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received b ... y Nov 10, 2017 in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing, and all payments are non-refundable. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation, your entire payment will be refunded less the $1000 deposit if the cancellation is made before Nov 10, 2017. Payments are non-refundable after this date. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from, but Travelex and World Nomads are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.

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Erin Fleming
Erin’s yoga path as a practitioner and teacher has been inspired by a wide gamut of styles, including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Viniyoga, Anusara, Qigong, and Yin Yoga. Celebrating over 20 years of teaching thousands of students all over the world, her classes are a creative, mindful synthesis of both static and flowing postures and sequences that ultimately cultivate healing and deep body/breath awareness.   Erin’s specialty is Yin Yoga, a profound practice that emphasizes long-held but passive poses which enhance flexibility in the joints and instill lightness and grace in the body. Her audio CD, Yin Yoga: The Essential Practice won rave reviews from Yoga Journal and Alternative Medicine Magazine. It's available on iTunes or through www.yogadeva.com. Erin has trained extensively with Sarah Powers, P... Read More

Years Teaching

20+ years

Style

Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Qigong Yoga Flow, and MELT Method

Inspiration

Vibrant good health of body, mind and soul! Yoga is praying with my body!

My Profile & Retreats
 

FAQ

What airport do I fly into?

For the South only, fly into Cochin (airport code: COK) on Jan 30th and out of Trivandrum (airport code: TRV) on Feb 7th.

 

For both South and North trips, fly into Cochin (airport code: COK) on Jan 30th and out of Delhi on Feb 17th*

 

*Your departure flight out of Delhi should be scheduled for no earlier than 9 p.m. on Feb 17th to allow for any flight delays from Varanasi into Delhi. 

Are there group airfares?

No, there are no group airfares, as we will have people joining us from all over the US, with some arriving early, some arriving late, some using miles, etc. We are happy to provide guidance and review any itineraries you find. Please contact us before purchasing flights, and as always, travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Are airport transfers included in the price of our trip?

Yes, private airport transfers are included in the price of your trip. Whenever you arrive, day or night, you will be met by a private driver and transported to the group hotel. Note: if you arrive early and decide to stay at an alternate location other than our group hotel, you will be responsible for coordinating and paying for your own transportation directly with the hotel where you will be staying.

What vaccinations do you need?

There are no required vaccinations for travel to India. However, there are some recommended (suggested) vaccinations given by the CDC. To see the complete list of what is recommended, please visit the CDC Website and consult with your primary care physician to make a decision on what is best for you.  

What are the accommodations like?

We will be staying at well-known 4- and 5-star hotels chosen for their location and quality of service throughout Southern India. We’ve used them all for groups in the past. Please contact us at info@internationalyoga.com for details on where you will be staying for your specific itinerary.

Are gratuities included in the price of my trip?

No, gratuities are not included in the total trip price. Tips are an essential part of the economy in India and are greatly appreciated. We suggest $10 to $20 per-person per-day for housekeeping and restaurant staff as well as your local guides, drivers, and principal guide, who will be with you for the entire duration of the trip.

Are all levels of yoga experience welcome, from beginning to more advanced?

Yes, all levels are welcome. You will find that wherever you are in your practice, you will get just what you need out of the yoga classes on this retreat. International Yoga works only with experienced and extremely qualified teachers, which ensures that everyone’s yoga needs will be met.

Do I need a visa for travel to India?

Yes! The India visa process can often be a confusing and lengthy process, which is why we strongly suggest using a visa-processing service such as Travel Visa Pro, which can assist you in getting your visa in a fraction of the time for a nominal fee. If you prefer to do it on your own, you have a few options, which are listed in the travel planner we will provide you with when you register.

What if I am traveling alone?

We get hundreds of travelers each year who go on retreat alone. If you are traveling without a friend or partner, but prefer to share your room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If for some reason, we are not able to match you with a roommate, a single supplement will apply.

 

If you prefer to have your own private room, a single supplement will apply.

Do I need to bring a mat and will props be available during yoga classes?

Yes, please bring your own mat, in addition to blocks and a strap, if you like to use props during your practice.

How many people are expected on this retreat?

Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 12 to 25 attendees is a general average.

What is the weather like?

November to March is the ideal time to visit India in terms of weather. In the north, it can get quite cool (50s to 60s) with the weather starting to warm up in February and March (70s to 80s). In the south, the temperature averages between 80 to90 F with only occasional rain.

 
January 30 - February 7, 2018

Yoga & Ayurveda in Southern India

Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Spaces are limited. Register now.