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- Organizer: Hinterland Village
- Type: Yoga Retreat
- Starting From: 01-October-2019
- Duration: 10 Days
- Area: Kochi, Kerala, India
- Food: Vegetarian
- Surrounding area: Close To Nature
This monsoon yoga and Ayurveda retreat at Hinterland Village is a great opportunity for you reconnect one’s body and mind whilst experiencing the magical rains of Kerala.
This retreat is designed and flexible for all levels of yoga practitioners. Monsoon retreats have a special significance culturally, as Ayurveda treatments and yoga practices performed during this time are more effective than any other time of the year.
Learn how to see or experience that one light from deep within!
Core Subject: Classical Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Yoga-Vedanta philosophy
Saji Ramaswami is a professional yoga trainer and a spiritual teacher with special experience in the classic style of yoga, meditation, and philosophy of yoga-vedanta. He has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years in various ashrams and yoga schools in India. He is working as a yoga master with Hinterland since 2015 leading their yoga retreats and teacher training workshops. His special techniques combined with his gentle, peace, and kind manners, helps beginners as well as skilled yoga practitioners. Many yoga and spiritual aspirants have benefited from his inspiring talks and teachings.
Core Subject: Hatha and Ashtanga traditions
Jayesh holds a master's degree in yoga and is a qualified instructor of both Hatha and Ashtanga traditions. For the past five years, he has traveled to various parts of the world to share his passion for teaching yoga and spirituality to a vast number of people from different walks of life. Jayesh works at various yoga centers around India where he teaches Hatha yoga, asanas, pranayama, Nidra yoga, kriyas, meditation, and different stress management and relaxation techniques. He also specializes in diabetic therapy and professional yoga.
Core Subject: Hatha Yoga & Adjustment Alignment
Teacher of Hatha Yoga (YOGASIROMANI) awarded by The International Sivananda Yoga Vedananta Centre, BSS Diploma in Yoga and Nature cure issued by Bharat Sevak Samaj(India). As a well experienced yoga teacher, he holds an in-depth understanding of teaching asana classes with mindful integration, meditation, breathing techniques, yogic lifestyle and mantra meditation. (Core Subjects: Hatha Yoga & Adjustment Alignment)
Core Subject: Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga & Adjustment Alignment Experienced full body/ Preasure points spa therapist
Harilal is a professional Yoga Teacher with 14 years of experience in Yoga teaching at various parts of the world. He has been qualified from The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Iyengar Yoga Teachers Training Centre, Ayurveda Panchakarma therapy and Spa Massage Therapy.
Dr. Dinesh Manayattil
Core Subject: Ayurveda Doctor
Doctor Dinesh is a professional Ayurveda doctor for the past 20 years. He works as a visiting consultant physician, teaches students and organizes seminars, workshops, research on Ayurveda, and other alternative medicines. He has 20 years of experience in teaching about Ayurvedic medicine and is an expert in consultation diagnosis, Ayurvedic food, natural and organic system.
This retreat will take place in Hinterland Village. With seven acres of lush greenery, it is a haven of rich native biodiversity and an oasis of peace on the outskirts of the city of Kochi. Hinterland Village boasts more than 180 native species of flora that grow abundantly and naturally throughout the year.
How To Get There
Arrival by airplane Please book your flight to arrive the Cochin International Airport (COK). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request on extra payment.
- Back water cruise, 12 kilometers - 30 minutes
- Village Market, 3 kilometers - 10 minutes
- Cherai beach, 50 kilometers - 1 hour 40 minutes
- Fort Kochi, 27.7 kilometers - 1 hour
- Kochi City, 21 kilometers - 45 minutes
Discover a unique program of yoga sessions or classes for all levels of practitioners. Focus on experiencing one’s light within, the Bodhi center uses a holistic approach to purify and reconnect the body, mind, and the reality. You can enjoy the benefits of meditation, yoga, Ayurveda, and learn how to see or experience that one light.
The daily schedule is subject to change as per conditions. This retreat might be running in parallel with other retreats. When the number of students is less, classes may be combined for the morning meditation or philosophy classes with other groups.
The day usually starts with pranayama and meditation sessions. You will have the chance to deepen your yoga practice on a daily basis for nine days, working on the primary series, and moving onto advanced sets of postures.
Learn more about asanas, anatomy, and perfect certain postures during the afternoon workshops. Relax deeply and restore your body and mind with Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). You can get a consultation with the on-site Ayurvedic doctors and receive treatments or massages according to your body constitution.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 06:30 - 08:30 Yoga session
- 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
- 09.30 - 12:00 Yoga philosophy (group-wise) and Ayurveda massage(optional) Tuesday to Saturday (5 days in a week)
- 12:00 Guided meditation (5 days in a week)
- 13:00 Lunch
- 13:30 Private session/ consultation with Doctor (optional)
- 14:00 - 15:00 Ayurveda massage (optional)
- 14:30 Introduction to yoga philosophy for new arrival guest
- 16:00 - 18:00 Yoga session
- 18:40 Cookery show (Tuesday and Saturday)
- 18:40 Bhajans (Monday and Friday)
- 20:00 Dinner
Hinterland Village is a homestay type of accommodation where you can get all the warmth and care that remind you of home with the added benefits and luxuries of a resort. Each of the available rooms is different and offer a unique blend of antique charm with modern comfort. There are a number of options of shared, double, or single rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer stunning views of the surrounding greenery.
- Swimming pool (outdoor)
- Dining area
- Environmentally friendly Garden
- Kitchen Lounge
- Yoga shala
- Bicycle rental
- Free Wi-Fi
- Parking lot
- Tour assistance
The price of this retreat includes daily sattvic vegetarian Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Enjoy a healthy selection of balanced meals made by the resort's excellent cook. Most of the vegetables and rice are organically grown and being used in the kitchen.
The following meals are included:
*If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it wish us when making a reservation
Enjoy traditional monsoon Ayurvedic therapies or massages and deep relaxation sessions while discovering the benefits of yoga and meditation in the cacophony of nature. Nestled in seven acres of lush vegetation and home to a wide variety of bird species, Hinterland Village is the ideal place to experience that ‘One Light’ that is the truth. Come experience the warm hospitality of a Kerala village and be ready to taste some delicious Kerala food.
- Body Constitution analysis (Tridosha)
- Detail recommendation for healthy diet yoga exercise
- 9 days of yoga classes
- 9 nights’ accommodation
- Asanas workshop and perfecting classes
- Pranayama and meditation
- Personalized Ayurvedic/naturopathy consultations
- Rejuvenating massages and steam baths
- Sattvic or balanced diet
- Yoga mat and accessories
- Herbal drinking water
- Cookery Show
- Airport transfers
- Extra spa massage
- Travel insurance
- Special tours
Bodhi Yoga And Ayurveda Studio
The Bodhi Ayurveda and Yoga center at Hinterland Village is a spiritual paradise set amidst jungle giants overlooking a paddy field. The space around the Bodhi Ayurveda and Yoga center is a paradise for bird watching and nature walks. The resort also has a swimming pool set amongst the greens so guests can cool off from the South Indian heat. Hinterland Village takes pleasure in harmonizing with nature and guests are encouraged to do the same.