Southern India Yoga and Ayurveda with Peggy Orr
January 18 - 25, 2014
Join Peggy for a trip of a lifetime in one of southern India’s top-rated Ayurvedic resorts—voted “Kerala’s Best” by the Indian Government the last 8 years in a row—which sits on the tip of the Indian sub-continent in the heart of seaside Kerala. Quaint, comfortable and clean individual cottages are scattered across the lush manicured hillside, many with views overlooking the expansive white sand beach and the Indian Ocean below. The wonderful hotel staff will prepare fresh and healthy meals based on the individual constitution, or “dosha,” of each participant. Discussions on Ayurveda—the ancient but still mainstream medical practice of the Indian culture—will be held for those interested, and Ayurvedic herbs will be available after consultations with expert in-house practitioners. All part of the package! Twice-daily yoga classes and deep Ayurvedic treatments will have you returning home bright-eyed, recharged and profoundly rejuvenated. The combination of yoga, Ayurveda, good company and space will contribute to the healthiest and most relaxing vacation you can imagine!
Traditional Kerala-style bungalows scattered across the verdant and well-tended tropical gardens will be our home for the week. In between yoga and spa treatments, relax by the pool overlooking the lush landscape or down on the Indian Ocean itself, where you can swim or observe the fishermen in their daily ritual, which has remained unchanged for millennia. Optional excursions to markets, temples or local backwater tours can be easily arranged. Rest in a hammock and allow the whole experience to soak in before your return journey home or your optional adventure to the north.
What people are saying...
"I left the retreat feeling revived and relaxed like no other trip." --Amy K.
"It was a wonderful trip and the yoga with Peggy was heartfelt. I hope to someday do that again!" --Suzi M.
Awards and Accolades
We'll spend a week at Kerala's top-rated Ayurvedic retreat center, recently awarded the prestigious National Tourism Award 2011-2012 for Best Wellness Center for the third year in a row!
Peggy Orr's eclectic artistic background includes classical ballet, modern dance, choreography and theater in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her yoga practice began with Chuck Miller in 1989 at the original YogaWorks on Montana in Los Angeles. These days Peggy and her husband, Jim Desser, can be found living their dream in Pt. Reyes Station, where they spend their time with bees, chickens, compost and other organic friends. Peggy brings offbeat humor and experience to her classes in San Francisco and Marin County. www.peggyorryoga.com
- Yoga and meditation
- 7 nights accommodation
- Ayurvedic consultation
- 3 daily personalized meals
- Cooking class and daily cultural events
- Tour of natural medicine and oil facilities
- All airport transfers and taxes
- Ayurvedic treatments
Single rooms are limited but available at an additional cost. Payment plans are also available. Please contact us for details
regular cottage $1895 ($2195*)
special cottage $2295 ($2595*)
*Price increase after November 1, 2013
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. A second payment of $1,000 is due September 1, 2013. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by November 1, 2013 in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing and is non-refundable. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 deposit if the cancellation is made before November 1, 2013. Payments are non-refundable after this date. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from but Travelex and STA are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.
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“I have done retreats with Michelle and her team at International Yoga and I have had nothing but the best experiences. International Yoga is professional, supportive and creative in their planning of the retreats. Michelle’s extensive travel experience is a plus for her knowing the areas we are going to first hand. I highly recommend letting Internaional Yoga plan your next retreat. You will be thrilled!” –Erika Trice