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A LUXURY ESCAPE THROUGH SOUTH INDIA  
KERALA
LEVEL 1 ZENTHAI YOGA MASSAGE & BODYWORK CERTIFICATION   

 

 16 - 26 JANUARY  2024 

START: Kochin, Kerela India

FINISH: Kochin

DATE: 11 DAYS

16-26 January 2024

INVESTMENT:

$2,699 Early-bird

GROUP SIZE:

20 People 

DISCOVER KERELA

Retreat in luxury as we discover Kerala's sublime raw beauty, glistening backwaters, and tea-covered rolling hills with daily yoga and meditation while becoming a certified ZenThai yoga massage therapist. This integrative experience allows you and your partner to walk away with a ZenThai yoga massage level-one certification. This skill can be used to serve and heal others and allow you to work within the industry, it is the gift that keeps on giving.

Sorry, this experience is now SOLD OUT. Register your interest for the next Kerela adventure & be the first to receive special offers and early bird-deals 

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IMAGINE THIS: Ten nights of luxury and 11 days of palm-shaded green will slow your stride into soul-soothing wonder with a take-home souvenir that is not tangible but purposeful.

YAMA is about bringing like-minded people together to share, connect and grow. We bring this experience to life with our cool, young and fun team of experts, good vibes only, and of course you! If you are ready to make some big life changes, then this trip is for you.

Itinerary 

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DAY 1

Day 1 –  Airport pick up & Check in of Dutch bungalow, a beautiful colonial heritage 16th century building.  Get  settled into your room, relax by the hotel pool or spend this day exploring the streets of Fort Kochi and see the Dutch, Portuguese and English rich colonial heritage: age-old buildings, churches and narrow streets. also an excellent shopping location. 

We will come together as a group in the evening for a delicious dinner. 


 

Airport transfer from Cochin Airport included

Information


About this retreat:   YOGA / MEDITATION / BREATHWORK/ FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT/ ZENTHAI BODYWORK/ AYURVEDA/TEA CEREMONY 

 

Explore your inner and outer environment and reconnect with yourself, nature and the flow of life. This trip is a transformational experience made up of the multifaceted aspects of growth through Y.A.M.A.  

The YAMA Movement 

YAMA - Brings this eleven-day experience to life through the raw elements of dance, play and connection with your inner child. Explore the infamous mountainous tea plantations where you will experience the medicinal power of the tea. From there, navigate Kerala's famous backwaters. Before three days of a proactive learning experience on a private island, where you will explore the key aspects of this experience.

 

Share: We encourage you to bring your unique gift and share it at this gathering. YAMA Is a space to express yourself through what brings you joy? Radical self-expression, music, flow toys, games, arts, singing, or dance.

 

Our community is about learning, sharing, caring and connecting with the natural world while discovering some of the world's most exotic locations.

 

Together, on this experience, we dive deep into the most humbling and rich local culture and celebrate Mother Nature and her unique landscape.

Dress-ups: If you follow the @yamamovement insta, you will know that we love dress-ups. On all our trips, we encourage our guests to play dress-ups. Please pack a funky little outfit that's not too big and bulky and fits the theme of radical self-expression. Bring your own artistic style, maybe colour & brightness, black & darkness, cross-dressing or animal embodiment. Whatever suits your vibe. Perhaps you have always felt like a unicorn, and that's what you want to embody, so release your inner unicorn. Be bold, be fun and be free to express yourself through costume. 

 

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Three-day Workshop schedule: 

 

For 3 days you will settle at Our Land Resort and take a short break from journeying. Our Land is a remote, quiet and peaceful lakeside resort where workshops will be on offer in the beautiful jungle shala

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  • YIN WORKSHOPS -Consisting of meditation and pranayama, bodywork and relaxation (yin yoga), tea ceremony, Chinese medicine, yogi philosophy

 

  • ​YANG WORHSOPS - made up of Yogic asana practices, (inversions, back bending, ), functional movement practices (mobility, flexibility, coordination), partner yoga  

A traditional ayurvedic massage is included in your stay and an option for a Zenthai session.

 

 

Please note: Exploring movement provides its own challenges and beauty; therefore, we encourage you to participate in the workshop where you can, as it expands your knowledge and skills. (All classes are optional)

Inclusions: 

  • Accommodation for 10 nights using Twin Sharing Rooms (private room option available at extra cost)

  • 3 x daily gourmet meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner, drink/refreshments with meals)

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (in schedual of the tour)

  • Daily guided yoga and meditation

  • One Hour Ayurvedic Rejuvenation massage per person at the backwaters

  • 4 x Tea ceremony's

  • 3-day yoga immersion intensive workshops (Ourland) Reconstructing Fear & Inversions, Therapeutics Yin Yoga, Back Bending, Hip Opening, Yoga Asana Methodology, movement and more.

  • Houseboat day cruise with lunch & evening tea snacks served on board

  • All transportation while on tour using AC Vehicle

  • All entrance fees (national park)

  • Local guide for Munnar sightseeing

  • Kulukkumalai visit while at Munnar (Jeep ride)

  • Tea Plantation visit & Tea Tasting while at Munnar

  • Spice tour at Thekkady

  • Animal boat sufari (Thekkady)

  • Elephant interaction while (Thekkady)

  • Narrow canal cruise through (Alappuzhe)

  • Village walk & Bird Watching Tour while (Alappuzhe)

  • Auto Rikshaw tour to visit the local school, temple & Alappuzha Beach



We can help to arrange for airport transportation, additional accommodation and all other bookings for those arriving prior to the retreat start date. This will incur an additional fee to be paid directly to the driver and/or hotel.

Excludes:

  • International and/or domestic airfare

  • Cost of Visa (available on arrival for most countries)

  • Traveller’s insurance (highly recommended)

  • Cost of airport tax upon arrival and/or departure (often included in the price of plane ticket)

  • Additional hotel bookings (for those arriving early, or staying later)

  • Personal shopping expenses/souvenirs

Packing list 

  • Lightweight yoga mat

  • Universal charger

  • Swimwear 

  • few pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirts

  • Cotton T-shirts

  • Hat

  • Appropriate footwear

  • Flashlight

  • Toiletries with towels

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Daypack

  • Things of your interest (reading book) 

  • Photocopy of passport

 

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit, but we recommend you also carry the following :

ibuprofen painkiller, personal prescription, basic toiletries, wet wipes, hand sanitiser.

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Early-Bird: $2699 

USE CODE: EBINDIA valid before November 1st 2022

Second release: $2899

USE CODE: SDINDIA Valid before December 1st 2022

Regular: $3099

16th - 26th January 2023

Prices and dates 

facilitators this trip

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ELISSA CHRISSON 

Yoga breathwork & movement 
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NATAN LEIJSSEN

Zenthai bodywork & movement 

Accommodation

Indulge in comfort. All hotels and resorts range from 4 to 5 stars, room size & amenities may slightly vary

(all rooms are equally priced).
If you have specific requests or needs for your room we will do our BEST to accommodate you; however, we cannot guarantee anything. The sooner you sign up, the more likely your needs will be fulfilled. If you do not have a roommate, you will be paired with another guest who is not yet assigned a roommate.

One night - Dutch Bungalow (Fort Kochi)

Two night - Blanket Hotel (Munnar)

One night - Greenwoods Resort, (Thekkady)

Four nights - Our Land Resort (Alappuzha)

Two nights - Adad Turtle Beach (Marari)