Immerse yourself in the Wisdom Traditions of Ayurveda & Yoga
A 10 Day Ayurvedic Lifestyle Retreat for Total Wellbeing 5 - 14 March 2018
Immerse yourself in the Wisdom Traditions of Ayurveda & Yoga
Living in Alignment Ayurveda Retreat March 5 – 14, 2018
EARLY Bird rate available until June 30th!
Join me for this deep healing and total wellbeing immersion in the majestical mountains of South India.
During this retreat you will experience the ancient wellness wisdom of Ayurveda & Yoga in their birthplace.
On this sacred retreat you will journey deep within to connect with your own innate wisdom whilst experiencing first hand the power of sister sciences Ayurveda & Yoga.
Living in Alignment will empower you with lifestyle tools that encourage whole health and total wellbeing.
This is a lovingly curated Yoga, Travel & Wellness retreat for those who desire to deepen their connection to body, mind and spirit.
Learn to live in alignment with nature and harmonise your inner and outer worlds.
You can heal your self using the ancient systems of Ayurveda & Yoga to re-establish balance and vitality back into your body, mind & spirit.
I invite you to join me on this transformational retreat that will expand your understanding of your bodies ability to heal and be healed in a natural, non-invasive way.
Accommodation will be in a shared or private room and men, women and couples are welcome to join.
This retreat is suitable for anyone suffering from a physical, mental or emotional disturbance or simply for those that need time away from the world to come back to themselves.
Think daily massages, personalised herb based treatments, participating in ancient rituals and learning how to deepen your connection to YOUR Self by yourself – with no other worldly distractions.
A 10 Day Ayurvedic Lifestyle Retreat in Kerala, South India
Living in Alignment is a retreat offering that deliberately whisks you away from your regular life in order to make your wellbeing YOUR top priority.
Ayurveda & Yoga are powerful allies and sister sciences intended to be practiced together.
During this retreat you will have the chance to take time out just for YOU.
Time to dive deep inside and work out what needs to be healed.
Time and support to assess what it is that you need to feel well and whole.
And time to nourish and restore your vitality on every level.
The power is within you.
Are you ready to take this step towards whole health and living more fully?
Is your body crying out to be cared for?
You will be lovingly cared for with daily massages, beauty treatments, steam baths, herbal teas and three delicious organic vegetarian meals.
Through daily consultations with your doctor you will learn about your specific Ayurvedic constitution and how that influences your lifestyle.
You will learn about and experience the lifestyle recommendations prescribed by the ancient texts of Ayurveda & Yoga.
You will have time to read, journal and ponder life.
Time to retreat inwards and instigate deep rest and healing.
Time to cleanse, detoxify and realign the body, mind and spirit.
Time to focus on yourself for once.
The time is now to join me on this 10 Day deep healing immersion into the wisdom traditions of Ayurveda & Yoga in Kerala, South India.
March 5 – 14, 2018
DAY 1 Arrival day into Kochi International Airport, Welcome Circle & Dinner
DAY 2 Morning yoga and meditation followed by an exploration of Fort Cochin’s historical sites & intention setting
DAY 3 Air travel to our Ayurveda & Yoga retreat centre, lunch and afternoon Yin Yoga followed by evening Puja
DAY 4 – 9 Daily Puja, Pranayama, Yoga, Relaxation, Meditation, Massage, Ayurvedic Doctor Consultations, Lectures, Satsang and Kirtan
DAY 10 Morning Puja, Yoga and Meditation followed by our ‘Closing Circle’ and drive back to Kochi International Airport
It’s OK not to be ok right now
Maybe you are struggling with your health BIG time?
Or perhaps you just don’t seem to have the energy that you used to.
Maybe you have a specific complaint or have just overcome an illness or a life hurdle.
Perhaps there’s something about your life that isn’t quite right but you can’t put your finger on it.
Is it stress or insomnia that are getting you down?
Is it that you just don’t feel like your old self anymore?
Are you struggling with your weight or balancing your hormones?
Have you previously had a serious illness or are you coming to grips with a cancer diagnosis?
Have you got an issue with fertility, peri or post menopause?
Or do you just need to get away to spend some quiet time by yourself to recalibrate?
Both Ayurveda & Yoga are holistic health systems that take into account the physical, mental and emotional aspects of each person.
They are powerful systems with definite prescriptions to improve quality of life and an emphasis on preventative medicine.
Ayurvedic doctors are interested in getting to know you as a WHOLE person and uncovering the root cause of your symptoms not just fixing you or giving you any bandaid solutions.
Nature is our greatest healer, come and be one with the rhythms of nature in order to live in greater alignment and gain a deeper understanding of your true nature.
Are you ready to take time out for healing and self-care?
Hi my name is Belinda O’Dea and I’m a heart-based certified Yoga teacher originally from Australia and currently a citizen of the world.
I’m passionate about Yoga, Travel & Wellness and how getting away for just 10 days can be enough to instigate powerful positive change in your life.
I’m here to offer you the experience of a deep healing immersion that incorporates the wisdom of Ayurveda & Yoga as taught through the Tantra tradition.
I’ve spent several months in this particular retreat centre and can vouch for the transformative power of such a place.
I’m as passionate a student as I am a teacher and I believe that it is essential to practice Ayurveda & Yoga together.
As sister sciences Ayurveda & Yoga are powerful tools that encapsulate the Yogic lifestyle.
I see Ayurveda & Yoga as gifts to share the joy and transformation that they have brought to my life.
My love and enthusiasm for India’s spiritual tradition is enhanced by my down-to-earth, easy delivery of ancient philosophy.
This is your personal invitation to be guided through a healing experience of Spiritual India with grace and ease.
Join me on this deep healing immersion in the majestical mountains of South India.
In 10 Days you will experience the ancient healing art of Ayurveda paired with all of the branches of the tree of Yoga.
It will be a journey of letting go, holistic healing, self care and supported rejuvenation.
On the Living in Alignment Retreat you will experience and learn…
The fundamentals of Ayurveda
Yoga, diet & lifestyle for your Ayurvedic constitution
Daily Ayurvedic herb based body treatments including massage, steam baths, facials and other traditional methods
The 5 step cleansing process of Ayurveda
Japa Mantra & Mindfulness Meditation
Hatha & Yin Yoga
About all of the branches of the ‘Tree of Yoga’
The meaning and significance of Mudra and expansion of Prana
Understanding your bodies natural energetic rhythms and how to utilise the main energy centres for deep healing
The ancient ritual of Puja fire ceremony and the mantras associated with burning away negative karmas
How to make a sacred offering and participate in a puja ceremony, its symbolism and significance
The key deities and philosophy of the Tantra Yoga tradition
Ayurvedic, Hindu and Yogic Philosophy
The traditional use of healing herbs, massage and other techniques associated with Ayurveda
How to bring the Divine into your everyday
The art of reflective journal writing for mental and emotional wellbeing
The deeper meaning behind many of the rituals that exist in Spiritual India
How to re-connect with your ‘Spiritual’ side
How to use your connection to your heart as a tool for deep healing and positive life change
Have you always wanted to do a retreat but never have the time?
On this retreat Ayurveda & Yoga will be seamlessly integrated.
I know that your deep wish is to be healed and feel whole again.
And that you can probably only afford a little time out from your regular life.
I understand that you desire a little taste of India – a chance to dip your toes in and see if you like it.
This is an opportunity to join a group of like-minded people who each have the goal of healing, finding peace and lasting happiness through opening and re-aligning themselves.
In 10 days you will experience a perfect blend of support, traditional rituals, yoga, meditation, massages and alone time.
You will gain an understanding of the holistic wellbeing that the Yogic lifestyle offers when practiced in harmonious partnership with Ayurveda.
You will have a chance to be completely spoilt and lovingly cared for as you retreat from life to reconnect, recalibrate and realign your body, mind & spirit.
Do you want to learn how to live in a Yogic way?
Many people practice Yoga but don’t receive the full benefits of the practice due to their lifestyle choices.
They fall down in one way or another through not understanding the importance of diet, rest, silence and connection to nature.
The system of Ayurveda offers a blueprint of how to heal, create and maintain balance in your organism.
I say organism because you are a living and breathing organism that is having a Spiritual experience.
In the eyes of Ayurveda & Yoga these things are not separate.
Spiritual rituals and practices such as asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra and puja are as equally important in the healing process as the herbal medicines and individualised healing treatments offered.
Once you are exposed to Ayurveda & Yoga as one holistic system of health and wellbeing you will understand the piece of the puzzle that has been missing from your practice.
This is a sacred retreat environment built to be at one with nature and help you get to know your own true nature.
Although this journey is a personal one, you will be supported by other like-minded travel companions, Ayurvedic doctors, expert beauty therapists, Spiritual teachers, lovely retreat staff and me as your devoted facilitator and guide.
You will be held in a sacred container of others, just like you, who wish to experience the healing vibrations of the mountains of South India in a tailored, private group experience.
The type of India that I’m talking about is for those who are ready to use all of the branches of the tree of Yoga to create a life of peace, happiness and abundant vitality.
You are someone who loves Yoga and would like to continue further down the spiritual path with the help of some healing hands.
6am – Pranayama & Hatha Yoga
7:45am – Japa Mantra Meditation
10am – Wellness Workshops
12pm – Yoga Nidra Guided Relaxation
4:15pm – Yin Yoga
6:15pm – Puja
7pm – Satsang or Kirtan
Please note that you will also have a 30 minute doctors appointment and 1 hour Ayurvedic treatment scheduled daily and all activities are highly recommended but completely optional.
Connecting to your true nature through the nature that surrounds you
When was the last time that you went anywhere without your phone?
How often do you turn off and unplug everything and just sit and be with yourself?
When was the last time that you made yourself the top priority?
How much time and effort do you put into preparing delicious, nutritious, organic vegetarian food?
Have you ever researched your Ayurvedic constitution and where you might be going wrong with your diet and lifestyle choices?
Have you ever experienced having your personal physician dispensing advice on your pranayama practice, what mantras you should be chanting and which herbs to use to uplift your spirit?
Practicing Ayurveda & Yoga together will blow your mind – literally!
By the end of the retreat you will walk away feeling lighter, clearer and more aligned with your true nature than you ever have before.
Let me tell you about my experience of Yoga, Travel & Wellness in India…
I’ve sat with Holy Men and discussed the Bhagavad Gita on the banks of the River Ganges and I’ve been initiated with my personal mantra received from the stars, through the medium of a Vedic Astrologer.
I’ve been told of my dharma and my life’s path, unbeknownst to me, all in the palm of my hand.
I’ve spent 10 day’s in silence experiencing authentic Ashram life.
I’ve meditated in caves and completed lengthy and profound Ayurvedic cleanses to align my body, mind and spirit.
These are some of experiences that I wish to share with you.
I want you to fall deeply and passionately in love with your own sense of spirit.
To re-connect with source and the wellspring of your innate power; a place of boundless support, love and joy.
To understand the practice of yoga in it’s entirety, ancient rituals and all.
To be inspired by the richness and depth of the tradition and to ground those experiences in your modern life.
This is your opportunity to experience the abundant gifts of Divine Mother India in a way that is nourishing and enjoyable.
"Be prepared to feel your soul expand because that is what happens in India! It was a beautiful experience to travel to India with a group of like-minded women who lift you up. I felt like I had all of the wonders of a group tour together with the depth and nourishment of a retreat."
"I finally had the time to meditate in a way that I've never been able to before. Travelling to India was such a personal and profound experience. Through doing the ancestor puja I felt a deep connection to my late father. And seeing how yoga really works there has helped me to bring so much more substance to my yoga teaching."
"The experience has been profound and will continue to be processed in time to come. I feel a deepening of my spiritual awareness and I found the connections made between Hindusim and Buddhism very interesting."
"I have learnt that I am enough - even though I notice that the internal dialogue on this can change. But right now, in this space and time, I am enough."
"The experience on the boat in the Ganges, in the flow of the current with the wind in my face and the smells and sounds of India all around was quite profound for me."
"Belinda teaches from the heart and offers a truly meaningful experience. It is a trip that lets you dip your toes in a rose petal topped pond of India: feminine, nurturing, all planning and preparation lovingly taken care of - all while bringing you to the real face of Spiritual India."
"We met amazing people, learnt about the Hindu and Buddhist religions, gave offerings, were blessed, and at times felt like celebrities. I loved how colourful the locals dressed, how incredible the food tasted and so enjoyed the wafts of incense most places we went. Never could I ever have imagined that this country would leave such an impression on me."
"I had a lot of fun and experienced sites and places that I would have never visited on my own. The pilgrimage was well organised with great yoga, safe travel, good accommodation and a balance of inner and outer work."
"Over the course of the 10 day pilgrimage the regular daily practice of pranayama, perfecting the art of using mala beads and the japa chanting of one of the special mantra’s has permitted me to make slow but steady progress towards understanding the soulful practice of meditation at a deeper level."
"Being with a group of amazing women showed me that I do have the inner light. The balance of spirituality and mindfulness practice was perfect for people who are considering a full retreat but are not yet ready for a strict regime. This was the perfect stepping stone for me."
"This was an intimate female tour to India with a strong spiritual and self exploration theme."
"I liked being looked after and I was happy to connect with and learn so much more about Ancient India. There is a lot of knowledge given about the Gods and Goddesses and mantras which is done in an authentic way without being overwhelming."
"My main feeling as we started to get to the end of the trip was that I would like to have kept travelling through India. This trip has given me the confidence I need to explore India and all of it's offerings further. I would highly recommend this trip, so well organised, the pace was perfect, teachings excellent and accommodation great."
"The experience the stands out the most for me was receiving the protection sutra in the temple in Varanasi. It was an emotional, magical, heartfelt, out of this world experience and I felt this energy sensation in my crown chakra which I have never experienced before."
"I connected with the entire concept; like minded women on a journey of exploration and introspection."
"I have an overwhelming feeling of peace and calm. This was a wonderfully safe introduction to India and I found it very enjoyable to travel with a group of like-minded women where the travel, energy of the group, laughs and learning were all shared in good company. Our guides and leader were also particularly knowledgeable."
“Belinda you are that little voice in my head (or likely my heart) telling me to be strong. I say ‘little’ because I’ve always had an inferiority complex, bullied since high school, and I carried it throughout adulthood, masked by humour and sometimes non-chalance. I think that ‘little’ voice never left me, decided to channel through you all of the words that I needed to hear right now in my life. When you said teach from the heart I listened and it felt sooo good. I felt like I was the version of myself truest to me. From now on their is no-one else I’d rather be. Dear sister thank you for being strong and loving, a combination I never thought I could be but I see it in you and I know I can be.” – Rose, 32 from Phillipines
“No matter how deep the issue is and no matter how long you have struggled with it, the possibility exists for you to become absolutely free, whole and healed” – Brandon Bays
You are ready to make a serious commitment to being a Yogi and healing any last remaining wounds.
You are empowered to take charge of your wellbeing and approach your challenges with a holistic outlook.
You are open and ready to dive deeper into Yogic philosophy and apply the knowledge to your life.
You are ready to embrace the final piece of the puzzle – Ayurveda in order to become a true Yogi.
You are eager to learn more about mantra, tantra, puja and homa.
You are ready to take this time out for yourself in order to go deeper.
You are ready to awaken positive healing energies that for whatever reason have remained dormant.
You are open to becoming reflective and using methods such as journalling, mindfulness, meditation, fire rituals and silence to aid your self-enquiry.
It is with this grace that you’ll immerse yourself into the essence of Ayurveda & Yoga in their birthplace – a right of passage for all Yogi’s – especially yoga teachers.
Take this opportunity to do something just for YOU!
You will find space to re-connect with your inner nature.
You will understand the golden temple of knowledge and wisdom that exists within you.
This is an opportunity to put your wellbeing first and make yourself THE top priority for a change.
A complete introduction into the fullness of Ayurveda & Yoga in the magical and mystical mountains of Kerala, South India.
This is a retreat for spiritual seekers who value coming together in community and sharing their desire to heal and live from a place that is more fully awakened and centered in the heart.