Living in Alignment Ayurveda & Self Care Women’s Wellness Retreat
A 10 Day Ayurveda & Self Care Women's Wellness Retreat Oct 15 - 24 2018
Living in Alignment Ayurveda & Self Care Women’s Wellness Retreat
South India, October 15 – 24, 2018
DAY 1 Arrival day into Kochi International Airport & private transfer to Guest House
DAY 2 Mid-morning Yoga, Opening Circle & Welcome Lunch with afternoon sightseeing in Fort Kochi
DAY 3 Early morning flight to our Ayurvedic Retreat Centre, orientation & initial Doctor’s Consultations
DAY 4 – 9 Daily Puja, Pranayama, Mantra, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Japa Meditation, Journaling, Massage, Ayurvedic Treatments, Doctor Consultations, Wellness Workshops, Women’s Circles, Satsang & Kirtan
DAY 10 Final Puja followed by our ‘Closing Circle’, breakfast & drive back to Kochi International Airport
6am – Pranayama & Hatha Yoga
7:45am – Journaling, Mantra Practice & Japa Meditation
9am – Breakfast
10am – Wellness Workshops
12pm – Yoga Nidra (Guided Relaxation)
1pm – Lunch
4:30pm – Hatha Yoga
5:30pm – Dinner
6:15pm – Puja
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.
On the Living in Alignment Women’s Wellness Retreat you will experience and learn…
The fundamentals of Ayurveda & Yogic lifestyle
The Art of Self Care
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 Meditation
Pranayama (breathing techniques) & Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
Understanding your bodies natural energetic rhythms and how to utilise them for optimum wellbeing
The Ancient Ritual of Puja Fire Ceremony and the mantras associated with burning away negativity
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
The traditional use of healing herbs, massage and other techniques associated with Ayurveda
How to bring the Divine into your everyday and creating ritual that is meaningful to you
The art of reflective journal writing for mental and emotional wellbeing
How to re-connect with your ‘Spiritual’ side and align your body, mind and spirit
How to use your connection to your Heart as a tool for deep healing and positive life change
A take home Self Care Plan for Holistic Living
Living in Alignment Women’s Wellness Retreat Inclusions
Accommodation on Twin Share Basis unless Single Supplement is selected
2 Nights Accommodation at Francis Residence Fort Cochin
7 Night’s Accommodation at Udayagiri Mountain Retreat Centre
Private Airport Transfer from Kochi International Airport to the hotel on Day 1
Normal Economy Class Airfare from Kochi to Calicut on Day 3 or Private Coach
Private Group Coach Transfer back to Kochi International Airport on Day 10 or Flight
Welcome Lunch in Fort Cochin Day 2 & half day sightseeing including Entrance Fees
3 Organic Vegetarian/Vegan Meals and unlimited herbal tea at Udayagiri Mountain Retreat Centre (Day 4 – 9)
All daily activities listed in Retreat Schedule including Herbal Medicines, Treatments & Doctors Appointments
"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. The all women aspect was great and I loved the yoga...even the Indian Guru!"
"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. A wonderful introduction to India and an opportunity to explore your spirituality in a safe, supportive environment - and it was fun!"
"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."
"I think travelling in the group was a really good experience. I think India can be a shock to all of the senses and it puts you on a alert. To be able to feel and experience everything knowing that someone is there guiding you through is the perfect way to do India. There is no way I'd want to do India alone!"
"I am better in myself for now having seen India and understanding their culture and beliefs. And I think it's a great way to see India in a warm and friendly group, meeting other women who share similar interests."
"The most special for me was the joining together of all of us women, the coming together of 13 beautiful hearts and souls and the friendships formed and stories shared will stay with me forever."
"An amazing seamless journey in what is possibly the toughest country to achieve this. I learnt a lot on many levels - leading and living from the heart, exploring faith and trust in that which is bigger than I and being inspired to follow my dharma."
"I loved the Mehrotra Silk Factory and trying on beautiful Indian sarees in all of the jewel colours of the rainbow with the sisterhood of women on the trip, it was just magic. "
"If this is your first time to India then this is a great way to get insight into what this country has to offer. I know that travelling in this way has been a great security and that there have been 13 new friendships formed that I am looking forward to continuing."
"If any woman feels apprehensive about travelling to India alone then this experience is amazing because it's safety within a group. I loved the feeling of calm in the spiritual surroundings, the wonderful temples visited and mantras and meditations taught."
"The aspects I will keep in my heart forever are visiting the Taj Mahal, meditating with the monks and soaking up the ambience at the Mahabodhi Temple, the boat trips on Mother Ganges and seeing the cremation ceremonies and evening Aarti as well as the Puja at the Shiva Temple and learning new meditation practices."
"For me, the trip was pure magic. It was great to travel as part of a group because you're able to interact and find that you are all connected and experiencing something unique on a deeper level because it's together. I think that everyone should give it a try for their own soul, for their own spirit and inner wellbeing. I'll do it again!"
“I have gained a wonderful insight into Yoga, Buddhism and all of the other aspects of Spiritual India and have found an opening in myself to embrace these practices.”
“I really enjoyed the group and loved the company of other women around my own age. And I now have a deep sense of gratitude for the people of India, I was mesmerised by their devotion to their religion and how warmly they welcomed and shared their culture with us.”
Take this opportunity to do something special just for YOU!
You will find space to re-connect with your inner nature in the most sacred and profound ways.
You will understand the golden temple of knowledge and wisdom that exists within you.
You will THRIVE by putting your own wellbeing first and make yourself and your own Self Care your number one priority for a little while.
You will be GLOWING from the fullness of practicing Ayurveda & Yoga in the magical and mystical mountains of Kerala, South India for a luscious 10 days.
This Wellness Retreat is for women who value self growth and desire to invite in more regular Self Care in order to live more happy, healthy and awakened lives.