Winter retreats in Kerala in the south of India
Exclusively yoga for men retreat
Come and enjoy a simple and friendly winter wellness retreat on the beautiful beach of Varkala in Kerala, south India.
For the upcoming winter season, I will be hosting two yoga for men and wellness retreats.
These are retreats are only for men, yoga, relaxation and the ocean are the center of our attention.
Apart from the daily yoga classes, the programme allows you to recharge your batteries, enjoy the beautiful beach and the ocean, discover the colourful Indian culture and nature, and above all, relax.
You can always intensify your yoga holiday with extra yoga workshops, some local traditional massage therapy, follow a massage course or just read a book or do some shopping.
The dates of the retreats are as follows :
Décember 2018, from 10th to 20th
January 2019, from 14th to 24th
- Morning yoga in various locations
(no nudity, in line with local traditions . Instead, an Indian langota can be worn.)
- Accommodation in a comfortable ocean view room, swimming pool, optional AC, more details here
- Optional afternoon yoga workshops
- Optional traditional and tantric massage training
- Excursions, massages and much more
The cost for the yoga course is 300 euros*
*Payment at the time of booking through bank transfer or credit card.
Accommodation, meals, options and transfers are not included
Accommodation can be arranged at Oceano Éco Resort with comfortable ocean view room, swimming pool, optional AC, (more details here).
Cost of rooms:
There are two categories of rooms, standard and deluxe, click here and look at the photos, but do not look at the room descriptions as they correspond to their other location. The big difference is that in the deluxe room the floor is parquet with pebbles and in the standard rooms the floor is coco matting. The deluxe rooms are also equipped with air conditioning. There are only 3 standard rooms available. All are equipped with double bed, mosquito net, hot and cold water.
Single occupancy - 565 euros / 645 euros
Double occupancy - 645 euros / 730 euros
Single occupancy - 625 euros / 715 euros
Double occupancy - 715 euros / 810 euros
Above rates include breakfast. AC is available in certain rooms the additional cost is 10 euros per day.
Accommodation charges to be paid directly to the hotel, I coordinate the bookings.
Credit cards are accepted
Other accommodation is available, it will be cheaper and much more basic with no frills and little or no comfort, cash payment is often the only option.
Breakfast is included at the Oceano Éco Resort, other meals are not included.
You can get a simple vegetarian meal for as little as 1 euro but in general it will average out at 5 to 7 euros per vegetarian meal.
Airport transfer is not included but can be organised. Trivandrum airport is 40km away from Varkala, the cost for the taxi is in the region of 25 euros.
Massages can be arranged daily at your convenience, the average cost for a traditional Ayurvedic 1 hour massage is 10 to 15 euros.
I can also give my tantric massage, the cost is 150 euros and is paid by credit card.
Certain afternoons I will propose some yoga workshops. The cost per workshop is 25 euros.
I offer a 15 hours traditional ayurvedic massage course that can be followed up by a 6 hour tantric massage course.
The cost is 400 euros for the traditional massage course and 200 euros for the tantric specialization.
Excursions can be organized
The beach of Varkala is in itself a true jewel, it is often possible to swim in calm and clear water in the morning, the afternoon the sea tends to become more rough, but it remains accessible. The temperature of the water is close to 30 degrees throughout the day. Its a perfect spot to enjoy the sunset.
The Kochi Biennale of Modern Art is only 4 hours by train, it is easy to organize a 2-day tour with 1 night on site to discover Fort Kochi and visit the many exhibitions of the biennale.