Transformational Yoga Escape

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Purity & Serenity November 06 – 13, 2016 with Hanna Drechsel

This retreat has been designed for you to reconnect to yourself, transform
and find your balance in a stunningly beautiful location.

An empowering combination of yoga, ayurveda, encounter and discovery, as
much as a deliciously wholesome vegetarian culinary experience, designed
for anyone desiring to touch base with the self.


Yoga helps us 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.

While hatha yogic postures are practiced to strengthen the physical body,
pranayama breathing techniques, meditation and mantras are also part of a
complete yogic practice.

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.

Yoga practice is offered twice a day during the retreat and is suitable to
beginners as well as all practitioners’ levels.


PureSpa offers a comprehensive range of treatments, providing a holistic
view of the guest’s wellbeing. Meet our experienced in-house doctor for a
private health checkup with the possibility to add a personalized treatment
schedule & diet throughout the week.

Taste & Nourish

Your food during the retreat is organic, vegetarian and absolutely delicious.
While you will also have the possibility to meet our doctor to learn more on
what is good for your body, Chef Dinen and his team will personally
introduce us to a delightful, healthy and well balanced diet all throughout the
retreat. Cooking classes

It is very likely that you will develop a new relationship with food during your
stay; one that will carry over long after your visit with us has ended.


While PURITY is located on the waterfront of Vembanad Lake for the ultimate
backwater experience, SERENITY is a beautiful maison surrounded the by
lush rubber plantation. Distance between the two properties is a 1.5 – 2h
drive through beautiful landscapes. Accommodation in both properties is in
Deluxe Room (sharing or single occupancy).

Your Host

Hanna Drechsel not only leads the yoga classes, but will happily join and
assist you throughout the entire retreat.

She grew up in Germany, India, and the UK before moving to Florence after
university in 1997. Yoga has always been an important part of her life and she
completed her first Yoga Teachers Training course in Italy. She then decided
to deepen her yogic studies directly under the guidance of Swami
Vidyanand, the founder of Yoga Alliance International, in India and received
the master level certificate in Transformational Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, and
Meditation. Founder of Well Escape, she is also certified in teaching yoga to
kids and teenagers as well as Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

Details of Price

Rate per person for the 7 nights retreat (06th to 12th NOVEMBER 2016):

  • In Sharing Deluxe Suite: €1150
  • ! In Single Suite occupancy: €1450

Max of 12 partecipants.
Participation in classes and activities is optional throughout the retreat.

Accompanying partners & friends, that want to share this holiday with you
without taking part at yoga and activities, are most welcome!
Please contact us for a quotation.

Add-On Days: We are happy to provide ideas and itineraries for add on days
& experiences.

Included in Program

  • 7 Overnights in Deluxe Room at Purity and Serenity (sharing or single
  • All Transfers including pick up & drop off Cochin International
  • Daily morning & evening Yoga classes, Pranayama and Meditation.
  • All meals – a delicious discovery of vegetarian & south Indian cuisine.
  • 1 Private Yoga session
  • Personal ayurvedic wellness check-up
  • Two indulging PureSpa treatments: 1 relaxing total body massage and 1 luxurious Ayurvedic foot massage.
  • Introduction to Ayurveda in collaboration with the in-house doctor.
  • Free use of bicycles in both properties.
  • Teas, fresh fruits and juices throughout the day.
  • Free internet.
  • Time to relax and surrender.
  • All applicable taxes.
  • & at Purity:
    • Day-cruise through Lake Vembanad along the backwaters, one of Kerala’s most enchanting experiences.
    • Interactive cooking class.
    • Visit to the nearby coir factory.
    • TukTuk tour to the beach & surroundings
  • & at Serenity:
    • Guided walk into spice gardens and rubber plantations.
    • A day with the elephant. We will meet Lakshmi and take her for a walk and bath, feed her some bananas and just enjoy having her around.
    • Interactive cooking class.
    • Soft trekking in the surroundings.


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Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Gala

*The calendar might be subject to slight changes in the organization of the activities.
* Activities & Free Time: Refers to the activities at Purity and Serenity as included in the program as listed above.

Suggested Packing

Besides the basic travel needs and packing, here a few things to think about bringing with you.

  • Comfortable clothes for Yoga
  • Comfortable shoes for our country hikes
  • Bathing Suite
  • Personal Yoga props (mats and props will be provided but bring your own if you prefer)
  • Something nice to read (always suggested)

Add Ayurveda at the Purespa

Add a personalized daily treatment (duration 60-80min each) for total wellbeing throughout the retreat. You will meet the in-house doctor on the first day and he will decide on your 6 days treatment based the first consultations.
Rates for the 7 days Retreat (as described above) including Ayurveda.