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INDIA RETREAT

Join the WOKE YOGA team on an exclusive journey of discovery to the birthplace of Ayurveda - North Kerala INDIA. Immerse yourself in the mystery and wonder of  ancient wisdom traditions and culture - the birthplace of yoga and the home of the the holistic medicine science of Ayurveda. This is a retreat designed to weave the practice of yoga, the adventure of cultural discovery, and personalised health insights of yoga's sister science - Ayurveda. Your needs are catered for discreetly and ensure an experience of pure delight and decadence.Set in the incredible grounds of Neeleshwar Hermitage, your privacy and intimacy is guaranteed as the entire resort is reserved for our retreat.

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Personalised Luxury

Your evenings spent indulging in the distinctive Kerala cuisine, sourced locally and organically and lovingly made to suit your individual dosha. Then slumber peacefully in your private villa in anticipation of the next glorious sunrise and the day's adventures ahead. Limited spaces ensure a personalised and private experience as we rest comfortably in the hands of this 5 star luxury resort, where discretion and service is their forte.

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Private Villas

Built vastu shastra style, all the villas are shaped in the traditional fisherman style - all facing to the east and the rising sun. Nestled amongst verdant foliage to ensure privacy each villa has been embellished with carved and dressed woodwork fashioned in traditional style by local craftsmen so skilled that their usual work is building and restoring temples.

Light and airy, with teak floors, high ceilings and generous proportions, locally handmade wooden furniture and antique and contemporary objets d'art from Kerala complete the ambience, giving each room its own special charm.

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Ayurvedic Meals

Annapurna, named after the goddess of nourishment, is a open plan, bright and breezy restaurant serving authentic largely vegetarian food prepared in the tradition of Ayurvedic principles attending to the appearance, balance, flavour, enjoyment and nutritional effects of any dish.

Meenakshi,named after the Hindu goddess of love and beauty, is a beach shack for barefoot dining by the beach. Lit by lanterns and lulled by the sound of the sea here you can feast on freshly caught seafood prepared in the Keralan authentic style.  

Breakfasts are a delicious mixture of Indian and international hot and cold dishes.

 
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Priya Day Spa

Designed along traditional lines with beautifully proportioned ceilings and elegantly carved pillars The Priya Ayurvedic Spa has five spacious treatment rooms ranged around a central courtyard garden and offers over 20 bespoke experiences.

Traditional Ayurvedic Treatments

Treatments are practised in an unhurried and quiet way ensuring that all the preparations used are 100% natural, organically produced and sourced in a way that does not impact negatively on the environment. Collaborating with Sahayadri Foundation, one of the few 100% organic herbal medicine manufacturers in India, disadvantaged tribal groups in the Sahayadri mountains in Kerala are guaranteed stable employment, fair wages and social improvements.

 
“Here at The Hermitage we understand health to be the outward expression of the vitality arising from the bio-intelligence contained within all living cells. At the heart of this vitality lies what is called in Sanskrit prana, the cosmic life force. The Hermitage offers the triple praxis of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation as that way. Good health is not just absence of disease, it is a settled state of Wholeness.”
 
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Included in the all inclusive price:

  • Arrival and departure transfer from Mangalore Airport in air conditioned vehicle
  • 7 nights accommodation in your own private villa
  • Consultation & Personalised Ayurvedic Program with resident Ayurvedic Doctor Dr Suma. 
  • 6 Ayurvedic treatments personally prescribed in the Priya Ayurvedic Spa.
  • Twice daily practices of yoga and meditation led by Lyndsey Benn and Em Cruickshank
  • Two hour sunset cruise through the magical backwaters on the Award Winning Lotus Boathouse
  • Cultural excursions:
    • Witness the Theyyam Ritual Dances in the local temple or the Village Heads home
    • A private guided tour of local highlights
    • Anand Ashram
    • Neeleshwar Temple
    • Neeleshwar town where we enjoy a local traditional tea shop
  • Private Cooking Class with Chef Aneesh in The Annapurna restaurant
  • Morning Signature Tea
  • All vegetarian meals and all Ayurvedic drinks
  • An incredible colourful surprise on our last evening together
 
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Accomodation

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Light and airy, with teak floors, high ceilings and generous proportions, locally handmade wooden furniture and antique and contemporary objets d'art from Kerala complete the ambience, giving each room its own special charm.

There are 3 styles of villa for you to choose from:

Plunge Pool villa: with its own private pool and indoor/outdoor bathroom. 

Sea View villa: with glorious views straight out over the Arabian Sea and incredible sunrises.

Garden View villa: surrounded by lush green vistas these villas are serene and cool.

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY VILLA:

Plunge Pool villa 1 available $4600 USD

Sea View villa 6 available $4150 USD

Garden View villa 9 available $3800 USD

SINGLE OCCUPANCY VILLA:

Plunge Pool villa 1 available $4100 USD

Sea View villa 6 available $3650 USD

Garden View villa 9 available $3300 USD

Prices above include all taxes and all package inclusions as mentioned above. Price does not include flights or alcoholic beverages or other activities not stated in package inclusions. Check-in at 1200 hrs and check out at 1100 hrs.

A non refundable deposit of $1000 USD is required to secure your spot.Places are limited to 16. Your space will be confirmed upon receipt of your deposit.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Q: Are the prices per person or per villa?

A: The prices quoted are per villa.

Q: Why are the prices in USD?

A: The Neeleshwar Hermitage ask for US currency for international bookings and private bookings

Q: When does the retreat start?

A: The retreat will begin on the 21st October

Q: When do I see an itinerary?

A: As it our tradition, your itinerary will be discussed upon arrival. We endeavour to assist you in the unravel of a scheduled busy life and this is one of the tools we use to support that transition.

Q: Can arrive early at Neeleshwar Hermitage?

A: Absolutely - you can contact Neeleshwar Hermitage directly to make your arrangements. Subject to availability.

Q: Can I say longer at Neeleshwar Hermitage?

A: Absolutely - you can contact Neeleshwar Hermitage directly to make your arrangements. Subject to availability.

Q: I have food intolerances - will I be catered for?

A: Yes - please let us know at the time of your booking and we will forward your needs onto the Chef.

Q: Do I have to participate in all activities?

A: No - this retreat is entirely fluid in your participation. We encourage a close reflection of self to allow for what you need in the moment.

Q: What level of yoga practice do I need to have to attend this retreat?

A: None. You can join us as a complete beginner or as an advanced practitioner. All levels are welcomed and encouraged.

Still Have Questions? Simple, Just Ask.

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Getting There - Some Suggestions:

Mangalore International is the closest hub, around a two-hour drive from the hotel.

From the US and Australia, fly Etihad to Abu Dhabi then Jet Airways to Mangalore.

From the UK, fly Air India to Mumbai or Delhi then hop aboard a two-hour flight to Mangalore.

Transfers to and from Mangalore Airport are included in your package.

We have partnered with an incredible local travel agent (and fellow yogi at Woke ) Caz! She is a fantastic travel agent and will work hard to have us all arriving in style! Be sure to give her a call to book your flights. (Ps. we don’t receive commission in recommending Caz - she is just someone we know and trust in our community and we love to share abundance in our local community) You can contact her here!

Carolyne (Caz) Evans

Smartflyer Australia

Mobile: 0403 222 032

Email: smartflyercaz@gmail.com