2018 Ayurvedic Retreat in India
Oct
21
to Oct 28

2018 Ayurvedic Retreat in India

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Join the WOKE YOGA team on an exclusive journey of discovery to the birthplace of Ayurveda - North Kerala INDIA. Immerse yourself in the mystery and wonder of  ancient wisdom traditions and culture - the birthplace of yoga and the home of the the holistic medicine science of Ayurveda.

This is a retreat designed to weave the practice of yoga, the adventure of cultural discovery, and personalised health insights of yoga's sister science - Ayurveda. Your needs are catered for discreetly and ensure an experience of pure delight and decadence.

Set in the incredible grounds of Neeleshwar Hermitage, your privacy and intimacy is guaranteed as the entire resort is reserved for our retreat.

Luxurious beach resort Neeleshwar Hermitage is built in ancient vastu shastra style: to the east, gazing admiringly towards the rising sun. Located between the Western Ghats and the unspoilt coastline (a mere amble away) our days will stretch languidly punctuated by exclusive cultural adventures, yoga and meditation practices, long lazy stretches by the infinity pool or on unspoilt sands or pampered in individually designed ayurvedic treatments in the day spa. 

TO BOOK CONTACT: info@wokeyoga.com.au


Your evenings spent indulging in the distinctive Kerala cuisine, sourced locally and organically and lovingly made to suit your individual dosha.

Then slumber peacefully in your private villa in anticipation of the next glorious sunrise and the day's adventures ahead.

Limited spaces ensure a personalised and private experience as we rest comfortably in the hands of this 5 star luxury resort, where discretion and service is their forte.


Included in the all inclusive price:

  • Arrival and departure transfer from Mangalore Airport in air conditioned vehicle
  • 7 nights accommodation in your own private villa
  • Consultation with resident Ayurvedic Doctor Dr Suma. With over 19 years experience, Dr Suma will put together a personalised program for you during our stay
  • 6 Ayurvedic treatments personally prescribed in the Priya Ayurvedic Spa. The four treatment rooms have verdant views from floor-to-ceiling windows, and all-natural herbal products (from the Sahayadri Foundation) are used - pure and utter bliss
  • Twice daily practices of yoga and meditation led by Lyndsey Benn and Em Cruickshank
  • Two hour sunset cruise through the magical backwaters on the Award Winning Lotus Boathouse
  • Cultural excursions:
    • Witness the Theyyam Ritual Dances in the local temple or the Village Heads home
    • A private guided tour of local highlights
    • Anand Ashram
    • Neeleshwar Temple
    • Neeleshwar town where we enjoy a local traditional tea shop
  • Private Cooking Class with Chef Aneesh in The Annapurna restaurant, dedicated to the Goddess of Nourishment. Annapurna specialises in authentic, predominantly vegetarian food honed by ayurvedic teaching on the importance of attending to the appearance, balance, flavour, enjoyment and nutritional effects of any dish.
  • Morning Signature Tea
  • All vegetarian meals and all Ayurvedic drinks
  • An incredible colourful surprise on our last evening together.

TO BOOK CONTACT: info@wokeyoga.com.au

 

Accommodation:

The incredible facilities of Neeleshwar Hermitage:

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Built vastu shastra style, all the villas are shaped in the traditional fisherman style - all facing to the east and the rising sun. Nestled amongst verdant foliage to ensure privacy each villa has been embellished with carved and dressed woodwork fashioned in traditional style by local craftsmen so skilled that their usual work is building and restoring temples.

Light and airy, with teak floors, high ceilings and generous proportions, locally handmade wooden furniture and antique and contemporary objets d'art from Kerala complete the ambience, giving each room its own special charm.

There are 3 styles of villa for you to choose from:

Plunge Pool villa: with its own private pool and indoor/outdoor bathroom. 

Sea View villa: with glorious views straight out over the Arabian Sea and incredible sunrises.

Garden View villa: surrounded by lush green vistas these villas are serene and cool.

TO BOOK CONTACT: info@wokeyoga.com.au

 

Yoga Shala

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Located in the Pantajali Yoga Hall right by the beach we will spend our practices soothed by the sound of the ocean and cooled by the ocean breeze. Our meditation practices will ensure a connection with mother earth as we take full advantage of the unspoilt Arabian Sea and the sand between our toes.

Priya Day Spa

“Here at The Hermitage we understand health to be the outward expression of the vitality arising from the bio-intelligence contained within all living cells. At the heart of this vitality lies what is called in Sanskrit prana, the cosmic life force. The Hermitage offers the triple praxis of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation as that way. Good health is not just absence of disease, it is a settled state of Wholeness.”

Designed along traditional lines with beautifully proportioned ceilings and elegantly carved pillars The Priya Ayurvedic Spa has five spacious treatment rooms ranged around a central courtyard garden and offers over 20 bespoke experiences. Treatments are practised in an unhurried and quiet way ensuring that all the preparations used are 100% natural, organically produced and sourced in a way that does not impact negatively on the environment. Collaborating with Sahayadri Foundation, one of the few 100% organic herbal medicine manufacturers in India, disadvantaged tribal groups in the Sahayadri mountains in Kerala are guaranteed stable employment, fair wages and social improvements.

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Restaurants

Annapurna, named after the goddess of nourishment, is a open plan, bright and breezy restaurant serving authentic largely vegetarian food prepared in the tradition of Ayurvedic principles attending to the appearance, balance, flavour, enjoyment and nutritional effects of any dish.

Meenakshi,named after the Hindu goddess of love and beauty, is a beach shack for barefoot dining by the beach. Lit by lanterns and lulled by the sound of the sea here you can feast on freshly caught seafood prepared in the Keralan authentic style.  

Breakfasts are a delicious mixture of Indian and international hot and cold dishes.

Pool

A gorgeous infinity pool facing the sea and surrounded by gently swaying palms, thatched parasols and sunloungers on a stone deck, it’s perfectly peaceful. Staff serve snacks and refreshments from the little pool bar throughout the day.

Beach

An easy amble takes you to the unspoilt beach where you can laze on the warm sand and soak in the negative ions of the Arabian Sea.

 

All Inclusive Packages:

SINGLE OCCUPANCY VILLA:

  • Plunge Pool villa 1 available $4100 USD
  • Sea View villa 6 available $3650 USD
  • Garden View villa 9 available $3300 USD

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY VILLA:

  • Plunge Pool villa 1 available $4600 USD
  • Sea View villa 6 available $4150 USD
  • Garden View villa 9 available $3800 USD

Prices above include all taxes and all package inclusions as mentioned above. Price does not include flights or alcoholic beverages or other activities not stated in package inclusions.

Check-in at 1200 hrs and check out at 1100 hrs.

A non refundable deposit of $1000 USD is required to secure your spot.Places are limited to 16. Your space will be confirmed upon receipt of your deposit.

TO BOOK CONTACT: info@wokeyoga.com.au


GETTING THERE, SOME SUGGESTIONS:


Mangalore International is the closest hub, around a two-hour drive from the hotel.

From the US and Australia, fly Etihad to Abu Dhabi then Jet Airways to Mangalore.

From the UK, fly Air India to Mumbai or Delhi then hop aboard a two-hour flight to Mangalore.

Transfers to and from Mangalore Airport are included in your package.

We have partnered with an incredible local travel agent (and fellow yogi at Woke ) Caz! She is a fantastic travel agent and will work hard to have us all arriving in style! Be sure to give her a call to book your flights. (Ps. we don’t receive commission in recommending Caz - she is just someone we know and trust in our community and we love to share abundance in our local community) You can contact her here!

Carolyne (Caz) Evans

Smartflyer Australia

Mobile: 0403 222 032

Email: smartflyercaz@gmail.com

 

FAQs


Q: Are the prices per person or per villa?

A: The prices quoted are per villa.

Q: Why are the prices in USD?

A: The Neeleshwar Hermitage ask for US currency for international bookings and private bookings

Q: When does the retreat start?

A: The retreat will begin on the 21st October

Q: When do I see an itinerary?

A: As it our tradition, your itinerary will be discussed upon arrival. We endeavour to assist you in the unravel of a scheduled busy life and this is one of the tools we use to support that transition.

Q: Can arrive early at Neeleshwar Hermitage?

A: Absolutely - you can contact Neeleshwar Hermitage directly to make your arrangements. Subject to availability.

Q: Can I say longer at Neeleshwar Hermitage?

A: Absolutely - you can contact Neeleshwar Hermitage directly to make your arrangements. Subject to availability.

Q: I have food intolerances - will I be catered for?

A: Yes - please let us know at the time of your booking and we will forward your needs onto the Chef.

Q: Do I have to participate in all activities?

A: No - this retreat is entirely fluid in your participation. We encourage a close reflection of self to allow for what you need in the moment.

Q: What level of yoga practice do I need to have to attend this retreat?

A: None. You can join us as a complete beginner or as an advanced practitioner. All levels are welcomed and encouraged.

 

THE FINE PRINT


By paying your deposit, or booking your spot on the retreat, you are making a formal declaration that you have read, understood and are in agreeance with the following terms and conditions. 

Payment Policy

To reserve your space on the retreat, a non-refundable deposit of $1000 USD is required upon booking secure your reservation. A retreat confirmation will be emailed to you to confirm your reservation as well a tax invoice receipt.

Balance of your retreat package may be purchased in one full payment where the balance must be made within 60 days prior of the retreat start date 21/10/18).

Please contact us if you wish to discuss a payment plan on info@yogasivana.com.au

Travel Insurance

Personal Travel and Health Insurance is essential to attend the retreat and is your responsibility to organise prior to departure. Please note, even if you have private health insurance in Australia or your respective Country of residence, it is unlikely that this insurance will cover overseas trips and is your personal responsibility to research fully . Although we strongly encourage you to do so, you acknowledge that Yoga Sivana is not in the business of providing insurance products and cannot be held liable if your failure to arrange suitable insurance coverage leaves you exposed, medically, financially or otherwise.

Retreat Cancellations

Definitions

"Cancellation" is defined as not attending your scheduled retreat, including postponing or rescheduling. "You" refers to the guest booking a Yoga Sivana retreat. "We" refers to Yoga Sivana. It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation. Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so please consider purchasing travel cancellation insurance.

Travel Cancellation Insurance

Depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance may pay for some or all cancellation fees.

Strictly for informational purposes and not to be relied upon, with most agencies, this type of insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation to optimise your level of protection.  

Guest Cancellation Policy

Depending on when you cancel, cancellation fees may apply. Fees are determined by the following schedule:

  • If you cancel 61 days or more before your retreat start date, you will be refunded the full retreat amount (minus your $1000USD deposit).

  • If you cancel 60 days or less before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.

Due to our need to commit to accommodation and other arrangements in advance, exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason.

We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early.

You may transfer your 2018 booked retreat to our next 2019  retreat up to 30 days prior to the retreat starting. Please note the retreat must have availability and will incur a $250 transfer fee.

Woke Yoga Cancellation Policy

While we will endeavor to never cancel a retreat if Yoga Sivana must cancel or change a scheduled retreat date for any reason whatsoever, you’re entitled to transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat (either scheduled or at some future time). Alternatively you may request a refund of your applicable payment/s, which will be accommodated for insofar as is possible, taking into consideration any non-retrievable costs to which we committed in anticipation of Woke Yoga is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat such as other accommodation, airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.

Passports, Visas and Documents

It is the personal responsibility of each guest to obtain a valid passport with at least six months validity from date of departure, visa(s) and necessary certificates for entry into India to attend the Yoga Sivana retreat. Most international passport holders can gain their visa through the government portal e-visa - please find the link below. https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

Third Parties

Yoga Sivana holds no responsibility for the actions or omissions of third parties or independent contractors, including in the event that they modify the nature of a service on a retreat as compared with the advertised nature of the service.

General Waiver

You acknowledge that during a retreat you participate voluntarily in any and all activities arranged by the retreat organizers, and insofar as legally permissible, surrender your right to any cause of action against Yoga Sivana arising from any loss or damage to person or property that occurs during a retreat.

Prior Medical Condition Responsibility and Waiver

Yoga Sivana, it’s teachers and retreat support staff are there to support you and provide you with  a premium retreat experience including quality classes, banquet food, villa accommodation and specialty local activities. Yoga Sivana, its teachers and support staff are not be relied on in place of your current health care professional or medical doctor while on retreat.

On choosing to attend the retreat you assume personal responsibility to manage your current physical or mental health condition while on retreat. Full disclosure of your current medical situation including but not limited to all relevant treatments and medications to Yoga Sivana, its teachers and support staff prior to the retreat and any changes occurring during the week of retreat must be communicated.

While on retreat if you require emergency medical attention in relation to your current medical condition Yoga Sivana, its teachers and support staff with work with you to facilitate and locate a suitable health care professional.

If your situation requires consistent medical or health care support please arrange this prior to arrival with a local health care professional to support you while on retreat or choose to attend the retreat with your chosen health care professional from country of origin.   

While Yoga Sivana, its Teachers and support staff will do everything within our capabilities to support you on the Retreat we are not licensed or advertising in anyway the treatment or facilitation of: Chronic mental health conditions, Drug or Alcohol rehabilitation or treatment for Anxiety, Depression or PTSD.

The Yoga Sivana Retreat is a general vacation style retreat including food, yoga, meditation and local specialty activities.

Photo / Video Release

On retreat we may be joined by our incredible studio videographer providing stunning photo and video footage of the retreat experience, including drone footage and the sublime surroundings of the  Kerala landscape. If you do not wish to be personally filmed or photographed during the retreat please communicate this on arrival and we will be happy to accommodate.

I hereby grant to Yoga Sivana the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission to use photographic portraits / images / videos in which I feature that are taken during the course of the retreat to use / republish / copyright, etc. for commercial use in association with Yoga Sivana's business.

I hereby release and discharge Yoga Sivana from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the photographs and video footage, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

By booking into the retreat you agree to all policies above. For any questions or queries, please email us at info@yogasivana.com.au

 

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The weekend package includes:

  • all meals - designed to gently cleanse to aid rejuvenation

  • luxury shared accommodation

  • daily 2 x 3 hour practices / workshops

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  • evening yoga nidra

  • complimentary 1 hour treatment

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To book, message us: lyndseybenn@hotmail.com OR emcruickshank76@gmail.com

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  • complimentary 1 hour treatment

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To book, message us: lyndseybenn@hotmail.com OR emcruickshank76@gmail.com

Talk to us: Lyndsey 0404 192 004 OR Em 0450 955 535

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Single with ensuite    $1,495
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After a long week you may not want to rise too early so the morning yoga sessions start at a civilised hour, but still leave enough time after lunch for you to explore the space & surrounding bush walks, if you’re not just content to gaze at the view from the deck or poolside! This setting is purposefully intimate with no overcrowding, set a modest 45min drive from Sydney at Awaba Retreat, Palmdale, Central Coast. Spots are limited so participants can get sufficient 1:1 attention.

The weekend package includes:

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  • luxury shared accommodation

  • daily 2 x 3 hour practices / workshops

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  • evening yoga nidra

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  • oodles of free time

To book, message us: lyndseybenn@hotmail.com OR emcruickshank76@gmail.com

Talk to us: Lyndsey 0404 192 004 OR Em 0450 955 535

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After a long week you may not want to rise too early so the morning yoga sessions start at a civilised hour, but still leave enough time after lunch for you to explore the space & surrounding bush walks, if you’re not just content to gaze at the view from the deck or poolside! This setting is purposefully intimate with no overcrowding, set a modest 45min drive from Sydney at Awaba Retreat, Palmdale, Central Coast. Spots are limited so participants can get sufficient 1:1 attention.

The weekend package includes:

  • all meals - designed to gently cleanse to aid rejuvenation

  • luxury shared accommodation

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  • complimentary 1 hour treatment

  • oodles of free time

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Talk to us: Lyndsey 0404 192 004 OR Em 0450 955 535

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