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Ayurveda & Yoga Nidra Retreat

Namaste,

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

This all-inclusive retreat will take place September 30th – October 14th, 2023.

I'm beyond excited to share this with you! Every year, for the past 5 years, I've been going to India for Panchakarma. This year, 2022, I went to Kerala for the first time and did a 14-day Panchakarma (detox), it was so good that I've decided to bring a group in 2023. 

A Panchakarma is usually a minimum of 14-days, so you have a choice of doing a 14-day Panchakarma or a 10-day rejuvenation program with 4 days of sightseeing. I'm giving you 2 options because I know that some of you want to see some of India while you're there! Either way, both options will be life-changing, I'm sure. 

For the one choosing the Ayurveda/sightseeing package, during the first 10 days you’ll receive daily Ayurvedic rejuvenation treatments, daily yoga classes and in the evening, Wisdom talks/Yoga Nidra sessions with Chitra Sukhu. The last 3 to 4 days, you’ll have the option to relax and/or take in some of the surrounding sights (sightseeing) with me.

For the ones choosing the 14-day Panchakarma, you'll get all of the above (except the sightseeing) and will be following a different treatment program, based on your individual needs.

This Retreat is great for anyone who wants to experience "Authentic Ayurveda", in what people consider "the Home of Ayurveda". Kerala, is known for Ayurveda because of its unbroken tradition. Many people come from all over the world to experience Kerala’s scientific approach and technique of Ayurveda treatment. I personally experienced it this year and can vouch for its accurate portrayal, it's why I'm so excited to offer this opportunity to you all! 

India Retreat with Chitra Sukhu

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 and 2 Standard rooms 

The 7 cottages have been constructed to be well knit with nature in every single way possible. All cottages have a front porch sitting area, where you may sit and enjoy your tea, journal, read etc. All Cottages and Rooms have A/C, and attached private bathrooms.

The Standard Rooms are in the main building and do not have a private outside sitting area, but guests may use the dining or surrounding areas.

All Cottages and Rooms have high-speed WIFI.

All-inclusive Retreat, September 30th – October 14th, 2023

14-Day Panchakarma (detox)

$3300

COTTAGE Single

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

3 payments

Pay in Full

For couples or people wanting to share rooms...

If you're doing the 14-day Panchakarma, unless you're a couple, you should stay in a single cottage or room. 

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

Cottage: $2400 per person

Room: $2100 per person 

*Contact me, if you'd like to avail this offer, a link will be sent to you for payment. You will be charged for 2 people. 

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14-Day Panchakarma (detox)

$3150

Single Standard Room

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

3 payments

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

$3000

COTTAGE Single

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

3 payments

Pay in Full

10-Day Ayurvedic Rejuvenation & 4-Day Sightseeing

$2100

COTTAGE Shared

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

3 payments

Pay in Full

10-Day Ayurvedic Rejuvenation & 4-Day Sightseeing

$2850

Single Standard Room

  • Double Bed
  • 10-day doctor visits
  • Rejuvenation treatments
  • 4-days sightseeing

3 payments

Pay in Full

10-Day Ayurvedic Rejuvenation & 4-Day Sightseeing

$1800

Shared Standard Room

  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 10-day doctor visits
  • Rejuvenation treatments
  • 4-days sightseeing

3 payments

Pay in Full

For persons sharing Cottages or Rooms...

If you choose this option, I'll do my best to pair you with the right person, but do understand it might not always be to your liking. If you have very specific requirements, it might be best to go with a single. 

*males will be paired with males and females with females. 

If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

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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

Here's our schedule, which you'll use as a rough guide during your stay. Please note, that given the relaxed atmosphere we are introducing you to, we won't necessarily follow the schedule timings strictly. However, this is a guide to show you approximate timings, which we have found to be useful.

In order to keep the tridoshas in a state of healthy equilibrium, digestion & metabolism (agni) in proper order, Ayurveda prescribes a specific daily routine – dina (day) charya (behavior). The various stages to this daily routine, influenced by the specifics of your prakriti, enables you to make the most out of your life. 

I'm sure you'll feel the positive effects of keeping a daily routine/schedule, and will, surely, want to implement it in your daily life, when you return 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 Puja on final day, for health and prosperity.
  • All transfers: To and From Airport - Cochin International Airport

 

What's not Included:

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

All payments are non-refundable after June 31st 2023. Please take out health and travel insurance, in case something unexpected occurs.

4 Days Sightseeing

1. Athirappilly & Vazhachal Waterfalls – Day trip

Athirapally is the land of rivers, forest, and great waterfalls, it houses some of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Kerala. En-route to the world-renowned Athirappalli Waterfalls is 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- 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 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 backwatershouseboat – 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. Beach time, visit weaving center and shopping in town – Half day trip

We’ll spend some time on a beautiful sandy beach, take a dip in the ocean, and relax in the sun.  On the way back, we’ll visit an Indian traditional weaving center and see the process they go through when making handmade cloth, you’ll have a chance to purchase textiles and souvenirs, if you like. We’ll also visit a shopping mall, where you can buy spices, souvenirs, textiles, aromatherapy oils, and many more unique items to take home with you!