Palm Tree Yoga Centre is magical with its ocean views and its roof-top yoga shala.
It is placed just above the beach in a peaceful bay, yet is only a half hour stroll or a short rickshaw ride from the shops and restaurants of Kovalam.
Yoga will take place in the shaded rooftop yoga shala. We will have magnificent views of the Indian Ocean as we practice. During the evening practice we will see the sunset over the ocean. There are cooling roof fans and bamboo blinds so that we may practice in comfort throughout the season.
Yoga & Wellbeing
2 Daily Yoga sessions suitable for beginners and intermediate levels with Andrea . Enjoy our daily Hatha flow classes, a balanced & holistic flow sequence will be introduced each morning to energise you for the day.
Evening sessions will nourish and nurture with a more restorative & relaxing Hatha practice that focus on healing and letting go. Both classes are designed to help you develop your own personal practice once you leave the retreat.
Daily Mediation and Pranayama sessions, you will learn and practice pranayama and simple meditation technique that will help to create a calm,creative and peaceful state of mind.
We have allowed two days without yoga during the weekend in the middle of your holiday. This is so you may wander further afield to explore India, take longer excursions, or just relax.
Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks and belts are provided.
Palm Tree Yoga has an on-site Ayurveda treatment /massage centre that offers treatments and wellness therapies by qualified and experienced Ayurvedic doctors and massage therapists. You can book a treatment programme or individual Ayurvedic massages.
Accommodation is spread over three houses arranged in a triangle. For large groups we also use a fourth house closer to the beach.
Massages and Ayurvedic treatments can be arranged on-site. Where specific Ayurvedic equipment is required (such as for a herbal steam bath) the treatment will take place at the nearby Ayurvedic Centre.
Sumadra Village is less than ten minutes walk away and has several cafes, a beauty parlour (pedicure £4) and shops
Food: There is an on-site restaurant. Each day after your morning yoga class a delicious breakfast will be served.
On four evenings each week dinner will be provided. Kerala has great vegetarian cuisine so on other evenings we will explore the many local restaurants
Kovalam Village: Kovalam Village is two bays away and you can either stroll in along the road or take a tuk tuk. This is a great place to shop, visit restaurants, treatment centres and places to change money.
Swimming: The beach is directly in front of the venue, sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired at a discount.
The Indian Ocean can be quite vigorous and have a strong under-tow so there are well trained life guards on all beaches. The Leela beach is 5 minutes walk to the left of the venue and is protected by a reef so there the sea is normally calm and very suitable for swimming (you can also swim in hotel swimming pool at Sumadra Beach for a small daily fee – usually £2 to £3).
Excursions can be arranged for you: just ask Halin our manager and he will arrange transport and the excursions for you.
We have allowed two days without yoga during the weekend in the middle of your holiday. This is so you may wander further afield to explore India, take longer excursions, or just relax. Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks and belts are provided. This venue is nicely decorated with cool marble floors throughout. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and en-suite facilities with solar heated shower, WC, basin and mirror, ceiling fans and mosquito nets on the windows. Housekeeping service cleans the house daily and changes bed linen and towels every 4 days throughout your stay. Each building has a communal kitchen with a fridge freezer. There is plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking pots in case you wish to create snacks. Teas, coffee, drinking water and biscuits will always be available outside of meal times. Each building also has a large and airy living room for relaxing with a dining area, sofa and comfy chairs. Wifi is available.
Flights – Fly to Trivandrum – daily from Heathrow, several airlines including Emirates and Sri Lankan Air. All scheduled flights require changing planes on route. Emirates also fly from Gatwick. Flights also available from Manchester.
Transfers – are included in the cost of the holiday, you will be met from your flight and taken to the venue.
Includes – Accommodation, breakfast, eight evening meals on set nights (13 night holiday), yoga and transfers.
Not Included – Flights, insurance, meals other than as specified above.
Visas are required for this holiday, you must purchase your single visit evisa, or your multiple visit regular visa on line, before you leave the UK.
Please check the web https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html.
Alternatively you can use an agency www.visagenie.co.uk for a small fee
All passengers must have at least 6 months remaining on their passport upon arrival in India.
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