Yoga Retreat in India- A Spiritual Adventure

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Visit India in its different kind - A Spiritual India. Where people attempt to gain an inner elevation through the practice of yoga and meditation under stress-free guidance. The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit root "yuj", which means "to yoke" the spirit and physical body together. Yoga has evolved over thousands of years to embrace a wide range of styles and disciplines but ultimately lead to the same goal of unification and enlightenment.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kovalam

Arrive Kovalam an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It has been a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. It is home to many ashrams offering spiritual learning, yoga and meditation. For generations, Kovalam has been a rest stop for holy men and pilgrims heading into the south seeking purity. Later in the afternoon an expert will meet with you privately to develop a plan for your stay and suggest dos and don’ts for the package duration. Stay overnight in Kovalam.

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Day 02: Kovalam

Each morning here, you’ll attend an invigorating yoga session.

Day 03: Kovalam

Day to indulge in yoga and meditation activities as specified below by the expert. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Kovalam

Day to indulge in yoga and meditation activities as specified below by the expert. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Kovalam

Day to indulge in yoga and meditation activities as specified below by the expert. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Kovalam

Day to indulge in yoga and meditation activities as specified below by the expert. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Kovalam

Day to indulge in yoga and meditation activities as specified below by the expert. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 08: Kovalam

Day to indulge in yoga and meditation activities as specified below by the expert. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 09: Kovalam

Day to indulge in yoga and meditation activities as specified below by the expert. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Kovalam Departure

Day to indulge in yoga and meditation activities as per the below schedule. Later in time check out from the hotel and end your tour. (B)

Yoga (Day 2 to Day 10)

Morning Session: Yoga session in the morning starts 30 minutes before sunrise and ends 60 minutes after sunrise. Estimated sunrise from Oct to March is between 0630 am and 0730 am.

Guests retire to rooms after Yoga session followed by Special Yogic Breakfast

Evening Session: Guests meet again in the yoga and meditation hall for the evening session where another mix of exercises is practised.

Specially prepared yogic lunch and yogic dinner will be served at the hotel.

YOGA POSTURES AND TECHNIQUES PRACTICED ON DAY 02 – 05:

Joint Movements: Shoulder Rotation, Knee bending, Half Butterfly, Full Butterfly.

Asanas (Postures) Sun Salutation, Bow pose, Shoulder stand pose, Plough pose, Double Angle, Warrior Pose, Triangle Pose, Head-to-toe pose.

Breathing: Deep Breathing (Chest and Abdominal), Anulom- Vilom (with bandhas)

YOGA POSTURES AND TECHNIQUES PRACTICED ON DAY 06 – 10:

Joint Movements: Neck Rotation, Shoulder Rotation, Wrist movement, Ankle Rotation, Knee bending, Half Butterfly, Full Butterfly.

Asanas (Postures) Sun Salutation, Cobra pose, Bow pose, Shoulder stand pose, Plough pose, Mayurasana, Vakasana, Head Stand, Head-to-toe pose.

Breathing: Deep Breathing (chest and abdominal), Kapalbhati, Anulom- Vilom, Bhramri.

Yogic Breakfast (to be suggested from the following list by in-house expert)

• Natural flavoured Tea – Organic, Ginger, Tulsi, Mint, Lemon etc.

• Fresh Juices – Grapes, citrus fruits, bitter gourd, gooseberry, apple, carrot, beetroot, etc.

• Beans: Sprouted beans and peas salad, baked beans

• Milk-based: Porridge, cornflakes

• Boiled/ Roasted vegetables: carrot, beans, yam, potatoes, beetroot, sweet potato etc.

• South Indian: Uppma (sooji, sago), roti of tattoo, Pongal, idli, uttapam with chutneys.

• Wheat steam cake, rice steam cake.

Yogic Lunch (to be suggested from the following list by in-house expert)

• Soups – Using various vegetables, peas, chickpeas, lemon coriander, bitter gourd, etc.

• Cut fruits-papaya, apple, mango, watermelon, bananas, chickoos, etc

• Leafy green salads – spinach, lettuce, cabbage etc.

• Fresh vegetable salad – carrot, cabbage, onion, cucumber, beetroot, radish,

• Pre-boiled/steamed vegetables: yam, beetroot, sweet potato, beans, cauliflower, Brinjals, Dwarf potatoes

• Boiled and seasoned gooseberry

• India bread (Roti), Khichari, Boiled rice

• Yellow Dal, Mixed Dal

• Roasted pappads

• Skimmed buttermilk

Indian sweet – sago kheer.

Yogic Dinner (to be suggested from the following list by in-house expert)

• Vegetable soups (ginger and black pepper flavoured)

• Bhurthas

• Dry chapattis with chopped spinach, onion, garlic, mint, coriander etc.

• Pre-boiled vegetables -carrot, beans, cabbage, beetroot, potatoes,

• Cut fruits – Seasonal

• Roasted – Potatoes, beetroot, yam etc.

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