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KERALA JAN' 2025

Yoga & Ayurveda retreat

SOUTHERN INDIA

WELCOME TO INDIA

Give yourself the gift of this unique nourishing yoga retreat, to renew and rest in a peaceful venue with everyday yoga classes, ayurvedic treatments and joyful activities.

DATE : Mon 13th - Tue 23rd Jan 2025

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 Filosophy + ayurvedic cooking classes will be offered by local teachers.

 

All levels are welcome and no experience is required.

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WELCOME TO INDIA!

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 spend some days in nature, 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 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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Chenai beach in Kerala.

SOUTHERN INDIA 

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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
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Your facilitator Paulina 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

Your facilitator Belen 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.

South India is slow-paced and friendly.… 

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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 around 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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Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala

OPTIONAL "SAFETY IN YOGA" IMMERSION

 In addition to the retreat itself, there is an opportunity to study with the therapists and receive the "Safety in Yoga" 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.

DAILY SCHEDULE

This is an example of a typical day at the retreat. Consider schedule may vary.

7. 30 Morning accesible yoga practice & breathwork

by Paulina or Belen alternatively

9.30 Breakfast

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

13 - 17 Free Time

Lunch, 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 Dinner

20.00 Social interaction if desired / chanting and mantra / Kirtan

  • 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, fridge, kettle and private verandah. (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)

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

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

  • Filtered water and herbal tea during the day

  • 24 hour security and free Wifi

  • Inical 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.

INVESTMENT

An investment in your own health and wellbeing.

 

All prices are in Euro currency. 

Payment plans available!

  • 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
  • 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 40% of the total amount due in 14 days.

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

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BOOKING

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