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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:

$3,499 

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.

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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 –  Your trip begins with an airport pick-up and check-in at a charming Dutch bungalow, a colonial heritage building from the 16th century. Get settled into your room and take some time to relax by the hotel pool or venture out to explore the streets of Fort Kochi. Marvel at the rich colonial heritage of Dutch, Portuguese, and English influences through age-old buildings, churches, and narrow streets. Fort Kochi is also a fantastic shopping destination. In the evening, the group comes together for a sunset cruise, Kathakali dance show and delicious dinner.

 

Airport transfer from Cochin Airport is included for your convenience.


 

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, integrative learning experience. This trip is best with a partner or friend, but also open to solo travellers wanting to learn the art of zenThai yoga massage. 

The YAMA Experience

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

Imagine embarking on an eleven-day journey that promises to awaken your senses and nourish your soul. This experience is brought to life through the raw elements of dance, play, and connection, offering a unique blend of adventure and relaxation.

The journey begins with a visit to the breathtaking tea plantations of Kerala, where you will be surrounded by vast expanses of verdant greenery. You will have the opportunity to learn about the process of tea production and witness firsthand the medicinal power of tea from the world's highest tea plantations. You will savour the aroma and taste of freshly brewed tea while immersing yourself in the serenity of the tea gardens, which are known for their rejuvenating properties.

From the tea plantations, the journey continues to Kerala's famous backwaters, a network of serene canals, lakes, and lagoons that offer a unique and picturesque setting. Here, you will have the opportunity to cruise through the backwaters on a traditional houseboat, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding coconut groves and rice paddies. You will witness the simple yet harmonious way of life of the local communities that thrive along the backwaters.

After the backwaters, the journey takes a turn towards a private island, where you will be surrounded by lush greenery and pristine nature. This secluded paradise will be your haven for a five-day Zenthai yoga massage intensive, where you will embark on a journey of self-care and inner exploration. Zenthai yoga massage is a unique blend of yoga, Thai massage, and Chinese medicine, which focuses on restoring balance and harmony to the body, mind, and soul. You will immerse yourself in daily yoga and meditation practices, indulge in therapeutic massages, and connect with the healing power of nature.

Throughout this eleven-day experience, you will have the opportunity to connect with fellow travellers and local communities, creating memories and forging meaningful connections. You will dance to the rhythm of the land, play in the lap of nature, and connect with the essence of Kerala's culture and traditions. This immersive journey promises to leave you rejuvenated, inspired, and transformed as you return home with a heart full of memories and a soul replenished with the healing energy of Kerala's natural wonders.

Inclusions: 

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

  • 5 - day day yoga massage certification course

  • Yoga and meditation course 

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

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (within the schedule of the tour)

  • Daily guided yoga and meditation

  • sunset cruise Kochi

  • Kathakali dance show

  • All transportation while on tour using AC Vehicle

  • One Hour Ayurvedic Rejuvenation massage per person at the backwaters

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

  • 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

  • Traditional cooking demo (Alappuzha)

  • Narrow canal cruise through (Alappuzha)

  • Village walk & Bird Watching Tour while (Alappuzha)

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


 

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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YAMA fam / Contributors: $2999 

Have something to share with the group. Contact us 

PRICE : $3499

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.

Two night - Dutch Bungalow (Fort Kochi)

Two night - Planet Munnar

Six nights - Our Land Resort (Alappuzha)

 

Private rooms for a single traveller are available at an extra expense.

AUD price is based in twin-share accommodation, with all meals, all activities and workshops in yoga, movement, bodywork, tea ceremony, breathwork and meditation included. Resorts & Hotels will provide 5-star quality meals for this tour. We recommend you eat a vegetarian diet in the spirit of yogic tradition, however all diets will be accommodated for. 

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