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Holiday Add-Ons

Yoga Holiday Add-Ons

We organise bespoke trips such as Golden Triangle, South India Tour, Yoga Homestay, Pampering Backwaters – 8 days is not enough so let us know what you would like. Our partner travel agent can arrange anything you desire.

Stone Carving Practical

To extend your India trip as an add onto your yoga retreat holiday in Kerala, this new course emerged from our connections to the history and culture of stone carving in Tamil Nadu. Our very own Saz Sampath spent 8 years studying at the University of Madras’ Fine Arts Department in Mamallapuram and gained a first class degree in Traditional Indian Fine Arts. We take you there to sketch at the Fiver Rathas, an experimental training ground for stone carvers in the 17th century.

 

If you’re a beginner, our skilled carvers will teach you how use the tools to carve and finish a pendant, and advise you on a small relief tile and tools to take home. You will visit some traditional stone carvers, temples and be immersed in the local culture – and have a go at flower weaving, rangoli making, and other traditional crafts which have remained the same for centuries (depending on availability). You will stay in a stunning resort with yoga and mindful practices before breakfast with Lindsey Watson to get you in the creative zone.

 

For partners or those not feeling the creative juices flow, our tried and tested temple tour ensure you will see amazing sights, go shopping and relax by the beautiful swimming pool. This is a 3 night add on but can be a bespoke trip for longer if you’d like to get a deeper understanding of your craft.

Tamil Nadu Temple Tour

A great new add on to compliment your yoga holiday – stay in a brand new resort in Mamallapuram with its UNESCO protected stone carved temple sites. You will be taken on a guided tour of the village itself, the UNESCO protected monuments, and shops.

 

The second day will be a visit to Kancheepuram, the ancient capital city of the Pallava Kingdom famous for its temples, guided round two of the best temples with elephants, a traditional vegetarian south Indian thali lunch. See wonderful scenery, local crafts and stop of a chai or coconut water, then back to the resort to relax by the stunning swimming pool.

 

5-8 December 2018 • 13-16 December 2018 • 9 – 12 February 2019
£TBC for 3 nights, £TBC single supp. (inc. breakfast, airport transfers on recommended flights, all guided trips in Mamallapuram & Kancheepuram, momument entrance fees,  Indian thali on the Kancheepuram trip). This trip does not include internal flight to/from Cochin (around £35 for 1hour flight).

Yoga home stay

For more yoga a short distance away from your yoga holiday, head for Solamans’ house, a yoga homestay and authentic experience of staying with a middle-class Indian family, with twice daily yoga, delicious food with home-produced vegetables and spices made at home by Priya (take your notebook), and more local trips to identify spices, swim in the river, and other local attractions accompanied by Solaman and his two young sons.

 

£TBCpp per night based on 2 sharing, single supp. Includes all meals and snacks, twice daily yoga, guided walks, airport transfers

Best of Kerala Backwaters

If you are after a truly pampering experience, travel down to Alleppey by private car to the well-known banks of the Alleppey backwaters. Famous for its cruises, stay on land in a beautiful resort with swimming pool, delightful restaurant and fabulous spa with exceptional treatments.

 

Optional daily yoga is with a local teacher, walks around backwater villages, temples, boating or staying on a traditional Keralan boat are all possibilities, even playing a few games of pool, snooker or table tennis.

 

£TBC for 3 nights, £TBC single supp (inc. breakfast, sunset cruise, yoga classes and airport transfer.