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Kerala Ayurvedic Reset Retreat

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Unplug from your busy life and merge into the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga.

During this retreat you can expect much more than just yoga sessions. You have the choice to experience Ayurvedic treatments, enjoy meditation sessions and completely unwind as you walk along beautiful beaches.

 

Join us in a peaceful venue by the seaside with everyday yoga classes, ayurvedic therapies and joyful activities! 

January 13th - 23rd 2025

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Join for daily Yoga and ayurveda

​Starting your day with a dynamic yoga class to re -energize your body, mind and spirit, and end your day with a relaxing and grounding yoga practice.

​During the retreat we will also have the opportunity to practice meditation, workshops and learn about self-care techniques to nurture body and mind.

All classes will be taught by the yoga therapists Paulina and Belen with English guidance.

Some lectures about Ayurveda and yoga Philosophy + ayurvedic cooking classes will be offered by local teachers.

All levels are welcome and no experience is required.

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Ayurvedic villa by the seaside

The venue is located by the seaside in Vypin Island, Kerala, India.

With the Arabian sea on one side and backwaters on the other, the villa is surrounded by stunning nature.

 

You will have a room with air-con and well-trained staff at our service. 

 

All meals will be vegetarian and served family style. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the retreat price.

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Time to relax and unwind

Spend the day by the pool or at Cherai beach. This 15 km long stretch of beautiful sandy beach is lined by luscious green coconut groves and paddy fields.

The combination of white sand, blue water, and green vegetation makes this a wonderful place to relax, hang-out and explore.

 

Choose to explore the local area or stay the whole day at the venue. Go by yourself or connect with your fellow retreat-students and teachers.

WHO IS WELCOME?

Everybody is welcome to join Paulina & team in Kerala, the home of Ayurveda!
The retreat is open to anybody who is interested in improving lifestyle through ayurveda and nutritious yoga therapy .

The focus of the retreat is to detoxify body and mind through the ayurvedic rest, meditation and yoga therapy.

The therapists welcome complete beginners, as well as regular yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and anybody who would enjoy some days of rest and relaxation. 

WHERE ARE WE GOING TO STAY IN INDIA?

During the retreat , we will be based in Southern India, in Ananda Cherai Beach Resort.
Cherai Beach is located in Cherai in the northern side of Vypin Island, a suburb of the city Kochi in the state of Kerala, India.


Kerala is blessed with a good climate, and an abundance of natural herbs that makes it the best place to enjoy a rejuvenating Ayurvedic therapy session.

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SOUTHERN INDIA 

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Vypin Island beach in Kerala. 

Vypin forms a barrier island which lies between the Arabian Sea in the west and the Cochin backwaters formed by the various distributaries of Periyar river, in the east.

Where the Backwaters and the Beach Come Together: Cherai

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Forest

Kerala is always referred to as God’s own country probably because being blessed with natural beauty and ecological diversity

MEET THE THERAPISTS
PAULINA COPELLO
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Your facilitator Paulina Copello is is the founder of Natural Joy Yoga. She is a Yoga teacher (RYT® 200, RPYT, YACEP)  and a  C-IAYT certified member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

India holds a special place in Paulina´s heart, after being trained as a teacher in northern India (Rishikesh) she has visited India several times.

India is known for its friendly people, a sense of spirituality and beautiful nature. Paulina creates retreats to India with passion, focusing on the individual experience.

Connect with Paulina on Instagram @cultivate_a_natural_joy

BELEN DOMINGUEZ

Your facilitator Belen Dominguez is  a Yoga teacher and a certified  Yoga Therapist.

Certified by the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT® 500, RYT® 200, RPYT, YACEP) and Yoga Alliance Professional as Senior Yoga Teacher E-YAP.

As a trauma-informed Transpersonal Therapist, she uses the tools of yoga and somatic therapy  to make each session an encounter where everyone can find their own path to emotional self-regulation. 

Connect with Belen on Instagram

@belu.wellbeing

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"The trip to India is a dream come true for me. Paulina helped me make it happen by designing a complete and flexible program at the same time. It was a perfect combination of tourism and relaxation. " 

— Gaby, retreat guest 2023

"I hope this is NOT the last trip I will have the Joy of sharing with you Paulina- this really meant the world to me & fulfilling is the Word for this trip for me"

— Monica , retreat guest 2023

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THE CENTER

The Resort is  landscaped with lagoons and canals meandering in and around a number of Villas (heritage & modern) which overlook a clean beach at the front and serene backwaters behind. 

Sun rises at the backwater side of the resorts and sun sets in front of the resorts in the Arabian Sea.

 

This spacious retreat includes a/c accommodation, twice daily sessions and delicious breakfast and evening buffets.

THE PROGRAM

When you choose Kerala Ayurveda & Yoga therapy retreat, you get nature’s best healing power to improve your health and well being.


This detox program works on four basis:

  1. It detoxes the body of waste and harmful substances.

  2. Rejuvenates and strengthens your body through Yoga therapy.

  3. Teaches you the Ayurvedic tools to continue treatment when you come back home.

  4. Active counseling from in-house doctors and wellness practitioners . It is optimum for weight management.

This retreat has the flexibility for you to tune in to yourself, and you decide what is appropriate for you each day. 

You will  receive the guidance of the therapists throughout the whole retreat.

There will also be plenty of time to receive traditional Ayurvedic massage and treatments from local Ayurvedic doctors and practioners, to swim in the pool and in the warm sea, and to visit the beautiful surroundings of Vypin island, between the Arabian Sea and the Kerala backwaters. 

You will have free time and a full day off with an optional tour around to temples and cultural program.

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South India is slow-paced and friendly.… 

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Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala

OPTIONAL "Neuroscience of stress" IMMERSION

 In addition to the retreat itself, there is an opportunity to study with the therapists and receive the

"Neuroscience of stress from a Yoga therapy approach" YACEP 10 hours certificate of completion. 

Needs to be booked in advance with and has an aditional fee.

OPTIONAL INDIVIDUAL YOGA THERAPY SESSIONS

Individual practices can be tailored to your personal needs. You might be benefited from a tailored practice if you are experiencing :

Overall well-being (you don’t need to be sick or in pain for yoga therapy to have value!) and healthy aging

Chronic pain, including low-back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia,chronic fatigue syndrome and others.

Anxiety, insomnia, and others

Neurological issues, complications of stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease.

Support for illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease

Therapists are open to offer 1on1 Yoga Therapy sessions.

This needs to be booked in advance and has additional fee.

YOGA & AYURVEDA PRACTICES
  • Learn Dinacharya (daily routine that promotes self-care) from local therapists.

  • Home Remedy Class / Introducing Ayur First Aid Kit

  • Indoor Yoga 

  • Yoga at Beach

  • Yoga therapy

  • Pranayama & therapeutic breathwork

  • Ayurveda Therapy​ & treatments available for you everyday

DAILY SCHEDULE

This is an example of a typical day at the retreat. Please note that the program will vary slightly in terms of times. Our priority is always to connect with the energy of the group and see what is needed. If you need more space, we will give it to you. If you seek more practices & rituals, they will be provided. This is a time for you to listen what feels true to you and your body.

7. 30 Sunrise Yoga, breathwork & meditation by Paulina or Belen alternatively

9.30 Ayurvedic Breakfast

10.30 -13 Optional: Yoga & Ayurveda lectures/ Ayurvedic treatments/ cooking classes / workshop

13.00- 14.00 Ayurvedic Lunch

Take some time after lunch to journal, read, relax by the pool or head to the beach.

17.00 Grounding practice that may vary according the day: Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra

18.30 Ayurvedic Dinner

19.30 Social interaction if desired / chanting and mantra / Kirtan

There will be 1 fully free day and one free afternoon to take a tour to the surroundings.

(Athirappilly Falls, Fort Kochi and Mattanchery, Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town)

PRICES

INVESTMENT

An investment in your own health and wellbeing.

 

All prices are in Euro currency. 

Payment plans available

YES! We do offer Payment Plans.

You can pay in two or three installments, please reach out to us to receive more details.

  • What is the difference between yoga and yoga therapy?
    Yoga therapy is the specific application of the yogic tools to address an individual's physical, mental, and emotional needs. This means that Yoga Therapy adapts to the individual and therefore, no one is left behind or unable to practice. ​ Yoga therapists have in-depth training to keep their clients safe. ​ Yoga Therapy is trauma-sensitive and offers a compassionate and gentle doorway into easing emotional suffering and lack of agency. Yoga Therapy offers hope and the possibility of change as each client or student is guided in a unique way towards health. Tailored practices and using a whole person approach, means that everyone has the capacity to be guided towards the creation of health. ​ Yoga Therapy recognises the deep connection between mind, breath and body. It empowers individuals to take responsibility for their own health through their choices, encouraging allowance and self-care.
  • What are the Yoga therapy applications?
    Chronic pain, including low-back pain, arthritis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and other types of pain such as that associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome Mental health, including concerns like anxiety, mild depression, trauma and PTSD, insomnia, and others Neurological issues and complications of stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease Support for illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease Peri-natal Yoga (Pregnancy, post-partum recovery) Overall well-being (you don’t need to be sick or in pain for yoga therapy to have value!) and healthy aging
  • What can you expect during a Yoga therapy session?
    Having the possibility to talk about your physical, mental and spiritual needs Practicing movement combined with breathing with exercises according to your possibilities Working on deep relaxation and most of the times we will end the session with a guided meditation in a very confortable position You will receive on-going support and a personal follow up
  • Stay at the retreat venue for 9 nights

  • Daily group sessions with Paulina and Belen

  • Pick-up from airport

  • Air conditioned accommodation with en-suite bathroom (Please control Check in and check out times as there may be extra costs if you arrive very early or leave late. You can add extra nights for additional costs if needed)

  • Three  buffet-style meals a day. (See 'The Food...' in FAQ section below)

  • Yoga mats and props at the resort (unless you prefer to bring your own) .

  • Filtered water and herbal tea during the day

  • 24 hour security and free Wifi

  • Inicial ayurvedic consultation and treatment

  • Inicial Yoga therapy intake with Paulina or Belen

  • Plane tickets *

  • Tourist visas *

  • Traveller ensurance

  • Food outside the retreat center

  • Short distance transportation / taxis

  • Excursions during free days (they are optional and can be arranged at low cost)

* We can advise you on flight bookings and tourist visas.

Do you want to go for the full spiritual experience?

Chennai City

ADD-ON TAMIL NADU

Join Paulina and Belen for 4 more days TAMIL NADU TOUR 

Visit the UNESCO protected temple sites in Chennai and Tiruvannamalai with incredible architecture and culture.

 

January 23-24th Chennai

Staying at TAJ CONNEMARA

January 25-26th Tiruvannamalai

Staying at SPARSA RESORT

January 27th Coming back to Chennai to flight back home 

  • What is the difference between yoga and yoga therapy?
    Yoga therapy is the specific application of the yogic tools to address an individual's physical, mental, and emotional needs. This means that Yoga Therapy adapts to the individual and therefore, no one is left behind or unable to practice. ​ Yoga therapists have in-depth training to keep their clients safe. ​ Yoga Therapy is trauma-sensitive and offers a compassionate and gentle doorway into easing emotional suffering and lack of agency. Yoga Therapy offers hope and the possibility of change as each client or student is guided in a unique way towards health. Tailored practices and using a whole person approach, means that everyone has the capacity to be guided towards the creation of health. ​ Yoga Therapy recognises the deep connection between mind, breath and body. It empowers individuals to take responsibility for their own health through their choices, encouraging allowance and self-care.
  • What are the Yoga therapy applications?
    Chronic pain, including low-back pain, arthritis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and other types of pain such as that associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome Mental health, including concerns like anxiety, mild depression, trauma and PTSD, insomnia, and others Neurological issues and complications of stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease Support for illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease Peri-natal Yoga (Pregnancy, post-partum recovery) Overall well-being (you don’t need to be sick or in pain for yoga therapy to have value!) and healthy aging
  • What can you expect during a Yoga therapy session?
    Having the possibility to talk about your physical, mental and spiritual needs Practicing movement combined with breathing with exercises according to your possibilities Working on deep relaxation and most of the times we will end the session with a guided meditation in a very confortable position You will receive on-going support and a personal follow up

BOOK YOUR SPOT HERE

1.- Please fill in the form below

2. Once you have submitted the form, you will receive an email from NATURAL JOY YOGA  confirming  your registration and an invoice for the booking amount due in 14 days.

3. Once the payment is done, you’ll receive a booking confirmation and further information about the retreat.

Remaining payment can be made in two further instalments as detailed before.

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