Kerala Retreat


Give the gift of healing to yourself or a loved one

Rejuvenating Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat


Heritage Location – Backwaters, canals and close to beach.

This is Not the usual yoga and meditation retreat with a massage and a bit of culture thrown in…

Vinya Retreats follow our vision and mission – A holistic YOGA AND AYURVEDA experience, because we know one is incomplete without the other.

Enjoy 10 days of being pampered with healing Ayurveda massages, therapies, consultations, and delicious fresh nourishing organic cuisine – individually tailored to suit You!

Immerse yourself in Yoga and Meditation sessions every day in oneness with nature. Connect and discover the True YOU and move towards your higher purpose in life.

Experience Cultural activities, Houseboats, Beaches, Elephants, Local Bazaars, Traditional arts and crafts, Astrology and many magical moments!

Come with us to Incredible India!


Kerala – Gods Own Country


Ayurveda and Yoga

Vinya Yoga and Ayurveda Rejuvenating Retreat in Incredible India!

Experience an enchanting historic and spiritual country; whose culture and inspiring people will capture a piece of your heart.

Stay at an Exclusive Heritage Retreat Centre in an ambience of a traditional Kerala Home built 70 years ago with breathtakingly beautiful Backwater frontage and close to the Beach.

Located at Alappuzha (Alleppey) Kerala, India.


Kerala called “God’s own country” is alive with green, lush and unpolluted natural environment. The surrounding villages with its traditional tiled houses, temples, canals, simple and friendly people offer a unique experience and is the right place to unwind in peace and harmony with nature.


March is the perfect season to visit India, where it is cooler and prior to the wet season which offers a more enjoyable experience. Of course monsoons in Kerala is simply another amazing experience!


India Retreat Highlights

  • Ten Days / Nine Nights
  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • Accommodation in Lake view cottages (single/double/couple)
  • Yoga and Meditation Practice twice a day
  • All three delicious traditional meals per day
  • Ayurvedic Body Rejuvenation therapy daily (Nine days)
  • All Ayurveda Medications and Products administered during therapies
  • Houseboat half-day tour
  • Cultural shows and activities
Full Payment & Due Dates Single Room (Per Person) Shared / Twin Room (per person) Couple (per couple)
Full Price – By 1st Feb 2018 $ 2,800 $ 2,400 $ 4,700
Early Bird 1 – By 10 Jan 2018 $ 2,500 $ 2,100 $ 4,100
Early Bird 2 – By 15 Jan 2018 $ 2,600 $ 2,200 $ 4,300
Early Bird 3 – By 20 Jan 2018 $ 2,700 $ 2,300 $ 4,500
Non Participating Partner

( Accommodation and Food Only)

  $ 1,800  

For bookings, please call Paddy on 0407 683 110

Note: Group Booking of Three or more – get a further 5 % discount

Note: Price excludes airfare. Contact Paddy on 0407 683 110 if you need us to arrange your flights.

Booking Options

NOTE: Limited Rooms so please register your interest and participation with a deposit of $200 by the 10th of Jan 2018. The Retreat will only proceed if confirmed bookings of 8+ participants as the venue requires advance payments to secure the space for Vinya.

Accommodation at the Retreat

  • Heritage style air-conditioned rooms with modern private facilities attached.
  • Interiors that reflect the ambience of traditional Kerala homes.
  • Located directly on the panoramic ‘backwaters’
  • Gentle refreshing breeze flowing from the backwaters

Optional Tours and Experiences we can book

  • Stay extra nights either before or after at the Retreat or other locations in India
  • Arrangements can be made to book additional tours visiting places like Taj Mahal, Temples, Golden triangle, Mumbai, beaches of Goa, wildlife sanctuaries, etc.

Getting Here- Airport options

  • Nearest Airport – Cochin International Airport 2 hours from resort by road
  • Second Nearest Airport – Trivandrum International Airport 3 hours from resort by road

Food at Retreat

Organic, delicious traditional Kerala cuisine, all meals are included

Vegetarian meals based on your individual Ayurvedic plan advised by the retreat doctor

Non-Ayurvedic Indian, Continental, Chinese and Italian specialties are also available on request.

Please advise at the time of booking, if you require a special diet option.

Yoga and Meditation

All Yoga and Meditation sessions are guided by Paddy

  • Beginners: gently guided and introduced to basic Yoga and Meditation techniques
  • Advanced: opportunity to deepen your practice

Ayurvedic treatments are enhanced by Yoga and Meditation sessions, which will holistically connect the body, mind and your divine self in this tranquil setting.

Ayurveda Consultations

Dr. Jyothi Menon – Vinya’s Australian based Ayurveda Practitioner meets with you pre-trip for consultation and will liaise directly with the qualified practitioners to ensure the best care and treatment during your retreat.

Ayurveda Therapy

Ayurvedic Massage is trusted for over 3000 years as a safe and effective method, all guided and customised by expert Ayurvedic physicians.

  • Total rejuvenation and relief from chronic aches and pains
  • Re-charges the body, reactivates the mind,
  • Re-coup youthful vigour and vitality, improves complexion.
  • Builds resistance to diseases

Houseboat Trips

Last day of the retreat will be a house boat trip. Cost is included in the retreat price.

The resort houseboat is a converted traditional wooden cruise boat with a bright and lively open living area, two comfortable air-conditioned bedrooms, a neat and tidy kitchen, and an experienced personal chef. The sunbath deck offers a passing view of the rustic lifestyle of the locals. The climate in Kerala is moderate and comfortable round the year. All along the cruise, living villages will be passing by.

General Travel Information

Visa: Tourist Visa required and participants for the retreat are requested to manage their respective Visas.


  • Recommended -comprehensive health insurance before any international travel.
  • Visit your Doctor min 6 weeks before about possible vaccinations or medications
  • Carry sunhat, sunscreen and insect repellant ointments/sprays
  • Bring any required basic medications.
  • We encourage regular intake of bottled water throughout your stay.
  • Very good hospitals available in Alleppey in case of any requirement or emergencies.

Foreign Exchange: Local currency is Indian Rupees (INR) is useful for buying smaller items while out shopping. It is advisable to change some money in Australia into INR prior to travel to save the hassle of looking for foreign currency exchangers or queuing up when you land in India.