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yoga retreat with
Hanna Drechsel

7 nights 8 days at purity & serenity 22th Oct to 29th Oct 2016

An enriching cultural discovery and balanced combination of yoga & Ayurveda, designed for anyone desiring to touch base with the self.

While purity is located on the waterfront of Vembanad Lake for the ultimate backwater experience

Serenity is a beautiful mansion surrounded the by a tropical garden and lush rubber plantation.

Transformational hatha Yoga is a powerful system of yogic techniques that helps us to center and balance our lives in a way that keeps us naturally happy, healthy and emotionally stable.
A carefully selected set of asana postures is practiced in order to stretch the physical body.
This sequence of asanas opens and cleanses the seven chakras (life energy centers) which regulate our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

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While hatha yogic postures are practiced to strengthen the physical body, pranyama breathing techniques, meditation and mantras are also an essential part of this complete yogic system.

These techniques work simultaneously in order to purity and energize the chakras and balance the subtle prana energies. As a result, the effects of Transformational yoga practice are felt immediately and are carried over into your everyday life bringing equilibrium and serenity into the physical body, emotions, mind, and soul.

The yoga practice during the retreat is suitable for beginners as well as for all practitioner level.

3 nights at purity on Vembnanad Lake.

Morning & Evening
Transformational Yoga
Pranayam & Meditation
Morning & Evening Transformational Yoga Pranayam & Meditation
+ Introduction to Transformational Yoga & Ayurveda in collaboration with the resident doctor
+ Day-cruise through Lake vembanad along the backwaters, one of Kerala’s most enchanting experiences. Exploring this labyrinthine network of waterways offers glimpses of Kerala’s unique rural lifestyle where land & water are inseparable
+ Cooking demonstration
+ TukTuk tour to the beach
+ Poolside with la stunning lakeview
+ Time to relax and surrender
+ Cycling & walking

3 nights at serenity, Kanam Estate

Morning & Evening
Transformational Yoga Pranayama & Meditation
+ Guided walk into spice gardens and rubber plantations
+ A day with the elephant Take Lakshmi for bath, feed her bananas and just enjoy having her around
+ Cooking demonstrations
+ Walking meditation
+ Time to relax & surrender
+ Cycling & walking

Details / Pricing
Rates for the 7 days retreat:
Rate per Person sharing double room: 1150,
single room occupancy: 1450
Accompanying partners & friends, that want to share this holiday with you without doing yoga, are most welcome! Please ask us for a quotation.
Add-On Days:
We are happy to provide ideas and itineraries for add on days & experiences.

Included in the program:
+ All Transfers including pick up and drop off Cochin International Airport
+ 6 overnights in Deluxe room (sharing or single occupancy)
+ All meals – a delicious discovery of vegetarian & South Indian cuisine.
+ Tea, fresh fruits & juice throughout of the day
+ Ayurvedic foot massage
+ Free use of bicycles in both properties
+ Free internet
+ Activities Listed in program above
+ All applicable taxes

About Hanna Drechsel
Hanna grew up in German y, India and the UK before moving to Florence. Yoga was always an important part of her life and she completed her first Yoga Teacher Training course in Italy. She deepened her yogic studies directly under the guidance of Swami Vidyanand, founder of Yoga Alliance International, in India and reached the master level in Transformational Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. She also certified in teching yoga to kids and teenagers.
After some years volunteering in the field of trauma care she is part of the certified Sensitive Yoga at The Trauma Centre, Boston.

For more info on Hanna and her work please see www.giuma.org