Yoga Holiday in Kovalam, Kerala, India with Jill

February 17th to March 2nd 2019 (13 nights)

Palm Tree Yoga Centre is beautifully located by a quiet bay in Kerala, South India. The shady roof-top yoga shala looks straight out at the ocean.

Accommodation is of a high standard, there are ceiling fans and mosquito nets on the windows. Because we are so close to the sea we also get the cooling sea breezes. You are welcome to use the kitchen to make hot drinks or to chill drinking water or soft drinks. There is an indoor lounge area for relaxing as well as outside spaces. All bedrooms are en-suite.

Yoga Holiday in Kerala, India £775 (plus flight) per week

Single room supplement £200

Pavilion supplement £100 single / £50 sharing

Non Yoga partners / friends are welcome to join you.

Included: Yoga as scheduled , accommodation, breakfast, 8 dinners (4 each week), airport transfers.

Not included: Flight, and insurance. Food and drinks other than those specified. Optional excursions. Massages and Ayurvedic treatments.

Yoga will take place in the shaded rooftop yoga shala where we have space and equipment for 24 yoga students – however most groups are limited to 18 or less. There are cooling roof fans and bamboo blinds so that we may practice in comfort throughout the season. We will have magnificent views of the Indian Ocean as we practice. During the evening practice we will see the sunset over the ocean.

Flights and transfers:

You will need a flight to Trivandrum, book as early as possible to get the best prices. If you have questions phone the Free Spirit office. We will meet you at Trivandrum airport and transfer you to Palm Tree Yoga Centre which is 30 minutes away.

To reserve your place, or for more information, please contact the Free Spirit Travel office:- 01273-564230 / info@freespirityoga.co.uk

Visas are required for this holiday. You must purchase your single visit e-visa, or your multiple visit regular visa on line, before you leave the UK. Please check the web https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html. Alternatively you can use an agency www.visagenie.co.uk for a small fee.

Flowing Hatha Yoga with Jill Hurley

Jill has been practicing yoga for forty plus years. She is a member of The British Wheel of Yoga and a qualified BWY teacher.

She teaches holistically, using movement, breath and awareness to bring about benefits for the body and mind: benefiting the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of the individual.

Additional information

Palm Tree Yoga Centre is magical with its ocean views and its roof-top yoga shala. It is placed just above the beach in a peaceful bay, yet is only a half hour stroll or a short rickshaw ride from the shops and restaurants of Kovalam.

Accommodation is spread over three houses arranged in a triangle. For large groups we also use a fourth house closer to the beach.

Massages and Ayurvedic treatments can be arranged on-site. Where specific Ayurvedic equipment is required (such as for a herbal steam bath) the treatment will take place at the nearby Ayurvedic Centre.

Sumadra Village is less than ten minutes walk away and has several cafes, a beauty parlour (pedicure £4) and shops.

Food: There is an on-site restaurant. Each day after your morning yoga class a delicious breakfast will be served. On four evenings each week dinner will be provided. Kerala has great vegetarian cuisine so on other evenings we will explore the many local restaurants.

Kovalam Village: Kovalam Village is two bays away and you can either stroll in along the road or take a tuk tuk. This is a great place to shop, visit restaurants, treatment centres and places to change money.

Massages: Palm Tree has an on-site massage centre.

Swimming: The beach is directly in front of the venue, sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired at a discount.

The Indian Ocean can be quite vigorous and have a strong under-tow so there are well trained life guards on all beaches. The Leela beach is 5 minutes walk to the left of the venue and is protected by a reef so there the sea is normally calm and very suitable for swimming (you can also swim in hotel swimming pool at Sumadra Beach for a small daily fee – usually £2 to £3).

Excursions can be arranged for you: just ask Halin our manager and he will arange transport and the excursions for you.

 

Schedule:

There will be two yoga classes daily, one in the mornimg before breakfast and one in the late afternoon.

We have allowed two days without yoga during the weekend in the middle of your holiday. This is so you may wander further afield to explore India, take longer excursions, or just relax.

Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks and belts are provided.

 

Other yoga holiday events:

Please look out or contact Jill for further info.

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