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Ayurveda & Yoga Nidra Retreat October 5th - 19th 2024

5-min. Discovery Call w/Chitra

Namaste,

Join me for a 14-day Ayurveda | Yoga Nidra Retreat in Kerala, India 

The next all-inclusive retreat will take place October 5th - 19th 2024.

I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be going to India again in 2024! For those who missed out on the last retreat, this is your chance to join me. The previous retreat was a sold-out success and everyone had an amazing time. Over the past 5 years, I have been traveling to India for Panchakarma/detox, relaxation, and rejuvenation, and I can confidently say that Kerala is the place to be!

For this retreat, you have two options to choose from. The first option is a 14-day Panchakarma program, which includes an Ayurvedic doctor overseeing your detox, and the second option is a 10-day rejuvenation program with 4 days of sightseeing. I understand that some of you may want to explore India while you're there, hence the two choices. Both options are guaranteed to be life-changing!

For those who choose the Ayurveda/sightseeing package, you will receive 10 days of Ayurvedic rejuvenation treatments, yoga classes, and evening sessions of Wisdom talks/Yoga Nidra with Chitra Sukhu. Additionally, you will have 4 days to explore the surrounding sights or simply relax and enjoy the retreat space.

On the other hand, if you opt for the 14-day Panchakarma, you will receive all the aforementioned benefits, except the sightseeing. Instead, you will follow a treatment program tailored to suit your individual needs.

This retreat is perfect for anyone seeking an authentic Ayurvedic experience in the heart of Ayurveda itself. Kerala is renowned for its unbroken tradition and scientific approach to Ayurvedic treatment. People from all over the world come here to experience its wonders. Having personally experienced it myself, I can vouch for its authenticity. That's why I'm incredibly excited to offer this opportunity to all of you!

*If you're not sure which package to choose, or need more information, please feel free to set up a 5-min. Discovery Call.

India Retreat with Chitra Sukhu
5-min. Discovery Call

My name is Chitra Sukhu

I will be your guide and host for this Retreat. I'm an Ayurvedic Practitioner, creator of The Yoga Nidra | Awak{end} Sleep™ System, and a Mystic.  I'm always looking for ways to Enrich, Empower and Enlighten others... I try to find ways that are accessible and understandable to all.

My Purpose (Dharma) is, “To raise the Consciousness of the World, so that All may live Happier, Healthier Lives, together, as a Whole.”

A Quaint, Private, Sacred Space for Healing of Body and Mind

This Ayurvedic Retreat Center is located in Kerala, India on 1.4 acres, away from the busy touristic areas, cities and towns. They offer a warm, friendly, homely atmosphere for guests to relax, enjoy and communicate with a small rural village community. This is not a big resort or luxurious retreat center, but a beautifully kept ashram-like setting, with comfortable and clean accommodations.

The staff, therapists and doctors here are top-notch, and each guest receives the individual care and attention of the directors and owners, since it is a small operation. 

 

Ayurveda Retreat with Chitra Sukhu
Ayurveda Retreat with Chitra Sukhu

Accommodations are limited to 7 Cottages

The 7 cottages have been constructed to be well knit with nature in every single way possible. 

You may Indulge in the serenity of your cottage, or lounge on the cozy front porch. Here, you can unwind and savor your tea, jot in your journal, or simply immerse yourself in a good book.

For your comfort, all the cottages are equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, high-speed WIFI, and private bathrooms attached to each cottage.

 

All-inclusive Retreat, October 5th - 19th, 2024 

14-Day Panchakarma (detox)

$3500

COTTAGE Single

  • Double Bed
  • Daily doctor visits
  • Panchakarma treatments
  • Rest/relax/journal
  • Porch/sitting area

 

Pay in full

For couples or friends wanting to share a cottage...

We highly recommend staying in a single cottage. However, if you wish to share the cottage with a friend or partner, it's important to ensure that you have a strong comfort level with the person. The Panchakarma process requires a serene environment, harmonious surroundings, and mutual understanding, as it can be challenging at times.

Couples or friends wanting to share the cottage for Panchakarma, the prices are:

$3000 per person

*You will be charged for 2 people ($6000).   ----------->

If you'd like to pay separately, please contact me and I'll send a link, to each, for payment. 

If you have any doubts or questions, feel free to contact me. 

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14-Day Panchakarma (detox)

$6000

COTTAGE Shared (2 people)

  • 2 Single beds
  • Daily doctor visits
  • Panchakarma treatments
  • Rest/relax/journal
  • Porch/sitting area
  • Total for 2 people

 

Pay in full

 Are you Vegan?

Ayurvedic treatments do require ghee, and some formulations contain honey, so if you're are vegan please be aware of this. There's no substitution. If you're vegan and would like to participate, the Ayurvedic Rejuvenation treatments can be done without ghee and honey. 

All meals will be vegetarian unless you specifically state your requirements. If you're vegan or have any other dietary restrictions, allergies, or preferences, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

10-Day Ayurvedic Rejuvenation & 4-Day Sightseeing

$3200

COTTAGE Single

  • Double Bed
  • Porch/sitting area
  • 10-day doctor visits
  • Rejuvenation treatments
  • 4-days sightseeing

 

Pay in full

If you'd like to share a Cottage...

please book together. The Sightseeing package is a wonderful way to spend time with a friend. 

Prices are: $2800 per person

If you prefer to make separate payments, please contact me and I will provide each of you with a payment link. Otherwise ----------->

Contact Me

10-Day Ayurvedic Rejuvenation & 4-Day Sightseeing

$5600

COTTAGE Shared (2 people)

  • 2 Single beds
  • Porch/sitting area
  • 10-day doctor visits
  • Rejuvenation treatments
  • 4-days sightseeing
  • Total for 2 people

 

Pay in full

What Makes this Retreat So Special: 

  • Highly trained and experienced Ayurveda doctors and therapists.
  • Daily Yoga Nidra and Wisdom talks w/Chitra Sukhu.
  • Daily Hatha Yoga and silent walks.
  • 3 Organic, freshly cooked vegetarian meals (or vegan), daily.
  • All Ayurvedic herbal supplements and natural medicinal formulations, are included.
  • 2 Packages to choose from: 14 day Panchakarma or 10-day Rejuvenation/4 day sightseeing package.
  • Authentic Ayurveda treatments.
  • Ultimate purification of the mind and body.
Ayurveda Retreat with Chitra Sukhu

Sample Daily Schedule

During your stay, we have provided a schedule to serve as a rough guide. Please note that while we strive to maintain a relaxed atmosphere, we may not strictly adhere to the schedule timings. Nevertheless, this schedule offers approximate timings that we have found to be helpful.To maintain a healthy balance of the tridoshas and ensure proper digestion and metabolism (agni), Ayurveda prescribes a specific daily routine known as dinacharya. 

We are confident that you will experience the positive effects of following this daily routine and may even want to implement it in your daily life upon returning home.

Daily Schedule for Ayurveda Retreat w/Chitra Sukhu

What's Included:

  • 14 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 Ayurvedic vegetarian meals per day: All meals using traditional Ayurvedic principles
  • Welcome dinner
  • 2 daily Ayurveda treatments: morning treatment 50min. and afternoon session 15min. (65 minutes - total) prescribed specifically to treat your unique ailments + steam bath. All therapists are highly trained in their field.
  • Ayurvedic Doctor consultations: Your retreat will begin with a private consultation. An Ayurvedic Doctor will carefully design an Ayurvedic program to treat, heal, restore, and rejuvenate your health. Throughout your stay, the doctor will visit, daily, to assess your progress, and before departure, the doctor will give you guidance on how to continue with your healthy habits and take care of yourself in daily life.
  • Daily hatha yoga
  • Daily Yoga Nidra and/or Wisdom talks with Chitra Sukhu
  • All Ayurvedic herbal supplements and natural medicinal formulations
  • Ayurvedic cooking class – demonstration on how to prepare 3 main Ayurvedic dishes
  • Take home lifestyle and fitness recommendations, based on your dosha.
  • Silent walks
  • Daily juice or tea
  • Farewell dinner
  • Sacred Ceremony on the final day, for health and prosperity. (weather permitting)
  • All transfers: To and From Airport - Cochin International Airport - group transportation.

 

What's not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Visa 
  • Personal expenses
  • Health and Travel insurance
  • Meals outside of the Retreat center 

All payments are non-refundable after June 30th 2024. Please take out health and travel insurance, in case something unexpected occurs.

4 Days Sightseeing

1. Athirappilly & Vazhachal Waterfalls – Full day trip

Athirapally is the land of rivers, forests, and great waterfalls, it houses some of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala. En route to the world-renowned Athirappalli Waterfalls are the Thumboormozhi Dam and Hanging Bridge, tucked in a mystical forest patch, this lesser-known wonder is a treasure of the Thrissur district. With a dam, butterfly garden, children’s park, and hanging bridge- Thumboormozhi has so much to explore.

2. Ft. Kochi and Matancherry- Full day trip

Kochi, this picturesque city is one of the most popular destinations in Kerala. 

We’ll pass by the Chinese Fishing Nets, a common sight in the backwaters of Kerala, they were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in the 14th century. To this day, the Kochi fishermen use these fishing nets to earn their livelihoods. 

We’ll visit St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The church was constructed in 1503 by Portuguese friars and is now the burial place of Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer who led the first ships that sailed directly from Europe to India. The church has a large cemetery that once served as a resting ground for Vasco da Gamma. 

Then we’ll visit Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555. The palace is famous for its stunning murals portraying scenes from Hindu tales, such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata. This Portuguese palace is now a museum, which houses the rajas (kings) of Kochi's regalia, you can learn about Kerala's fascinating history through the precious antiques and decorations. 

We’ll end the day by wandering around the neighboring Jew Town, a central location for the spice trade, and visit many shops selling antiques, crafts, and spices. Here the former colonial buildings mix with religious ones, including mosques, churches, Hindu shrines, and the ornate Jain Temple.  

3. Allepy backwaters – houseboat – Full day trip

We’ll visit the famous backwaters and cruise the famous canals on a houseboat. You’ll enjoy a tasty Kerala-style vegetarian lunch, while we cruise along the canal seeing the village life and enjoying the beautiful sunset.

4.  Isha Yoga Center in Tamil Nadu  – Full-day trip

The Isha Yoga Center situated at the foothills of Velliangiri, on the outskirts of Coimbatore, is the headquarters for Isha Foundation. I'm not sure if Sadhguru will be there during this time but this space holds a sacred potent energy that's felt in the consecrated spaces.

Here's the visitors guide to the Ashram.