- A homely stay at a private house near the beaches of Kovalam, Kerala in India
- Enjoy daily morning Yoga (Sivananda Hatha Yoga) classes
- Relish sumptuous home cooked nutritious and flavorful breakfast and dinner
- Discover a deeper meaning during the Zen meditation sittings
- Rejuvenate with Ayurvedic massage sessions
- Walk by the seashore of coastal Kerala and experience bliss
- Get away from the hustle of city-life and soothe your nerves
- Enjoy an optional lagoon cruise on the famed backwaters of Kerala
- Meditation forms practiced includes Soto Zen meditation
This clean, intimate yoga and zen retreat center with a friendly local feeling is truly a little taste of paradise.
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Kerala, is undoubtedly the travelers paradise. With its rich culture to its flavorful food and spices to the scenic beaches and soothing back waters, this place is truly a heaven on this planet. Home to best teas and coffees, rich and colorful flora and fauna, and several temples across the city.
Your zen instructor and cheerful Hostess Karen; is a qualified Holistic aromatherapist and a Zen practitioner. She completed her studies at Bodhi Zendo, India under the blessed guidance of her teacher Zen Master AMA Samy. Ever since she visited India for a short vacation to Kerala over couple of decades ago, this enchanting city became her home. Here she learnt the art of Yoga and started serving the community, Eventually founding this Zen center and introducing several Yoga, Zen and Holistic aromatherapy sessions, short courses, solo retreats and personalized courses.
Her partner and Yoga instructor Sivan was born and brought up in Kerala. He is a highly experienced Yoga teacher and has taught across India and Europe. His impressive knowledge about the subject makes him an ideal teacher and a host.
06:30 am - Meditation (Zen)
07:30 am - Yoga (Hatha)
09:00 am - Home cooked breakfast
Free time (City tour, back waters cruise, Kovalam beach, swimming, shopping etc.)
04:00 pm - Yoga (Hatha)
05:30 pm - Meditation (Zen)
07:00 pm - Home cooked dinner
*All timings are subject to change based on group dynamics and interests.
**During this trip, you might want to bring some warm clothes for cooler evenings.
- Airport transfers
- 3 nights Home stay at a Zen retreat house (Single or twin occupancy)
- Nourishing home cooked breakfast and dinner meals
- Yoga sessions (Sivananda Hatha Yoga)
- Meditation sittings (Soto Zen meditation)
- One ayurvedic massage per visit per person (option to book extras)
- Airfare costs
- Visa charges
- Travel Insurance or any other form of insurance
- Personal expenses of any kind
- Shopping and extra taxi fares (sightseeing apart from the itinerary)
- Bar bills, telephone calls
- Lunch (Breakfast and Dinner is included in the package)
- Optional Tours
- Trivandrum city tour
- Cruise the backwaters of Kerala in eco-friendly cruise boats
- Enjoy swimming or walk by the beach (just 10 mins drive from the retreat house)
- Kovalam tour just 7 km away from the retreat house
- Shopping at city centers.
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