Karma Being

18th - 25th October 2018

Ayurveda & Yoga, Kerala India

Take a transformational journey to Kerala, India as you embrace the ancient healing science of Ayurveda.

Touted 'God's own Country' Kerala is India's luscious jewel abundant with herb and tea plantations, scenic beaches and breathtaking backwaters.

Our 4 star retreat is set overlooking the stunning backwaters, 30 mins drive from Varkala Beach and well away from the hustle and bustle of India's City's. People come here from all corners of the globe to experience profound healing and it's also where the Indian people themselves come to restore balance, health and inner harmony.

Your retreat begins with a detailed consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor who will carefully design Ayurveda experiences to treat, heal, restore and rejuvenate your health. Ayurveda is an elaborate healing system of India, a science of life based on the laws of nature. Its derived from the Sanskrit words Ayur(life) and Veda(knowledge), it traces its origins to about 50 centuries.

Each day on retreat begins with a yoga session and includes a 60 minute Ayurveda Treatment, meditation, nourishing food and relaxation. Dotted throughout your 7 night retreat you will experience a guided boat cruise of the backwaters, an Ayurvedic cooking class and workshops which will give you invaluable take home knowledge on how to best manage your lifestyle and health.

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Retreat Notes

  • Visas

    Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller and currently the E Visa can be applied for 34 days prior to arrival. Entry requirements can change at any time so be sure to visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html for up to date information.


    INDIA:

    An E-Tourist Visa (eVT) Facility is available for holders of a passport for a number of countries. This facility allows travellers to pre-register and pay for their visa prior to travel to India. The Visa is collected upon arrival at one of 16 designated airports in India. Please note strict guidelines on the below website.

    https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

    An E-Tourist Visa (eVT) visa on arrival is available for select nationalities including but not limited to the following

    Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, German, UK and USA passports.

    Passport holders from these countries can apply for an E-Tourist Visa (eVT) to have their visa issued upon arrival at 16 major airports in India including Chennai and Trivandrum.

    Please follow the instructions at - https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html and complete the application for your E-Tourist Visa.

    - Please be aware of strict conditions regarding application and travel (check under ELIGIBILITY section).

    - E-visas are only available for entry of up to 30 days. If you plan to be in India longer you will need to apply for a tourist visa at an Indian visa application centre in your home country.

    For your visa application you need to include the following information under the local contact section towards the end of the application. :

    Fragrant Nature Retreat & Resorts Pvt Ltd.
    CP II/709, Nedungolam P.O, Paravur –
    Kollam, Kerala, India PIN:691334.

    Please note that this information can change at any time. Please always refer to https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html . This is the official visa online site. There have been reports of other non-official websites that travellers should be aware of.

    Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country. Please note we suggest you list your date of entry a few days before, and date of exit a few days after, your intended dates in case you encounter any delays or problems en route.

    If you would prefer to have your Visa handled by an agent we recommend Vina Visas www.vinavisas.com

  • Accommodation

    Fragrant Nature Resort Kollam is the venue for our retreat. To find out more visit: http://www.fragrantnature.com/HotelsKollam

  • Food

    Delicious Keralan cuisine, prepared using traditional Ayurvedic principles with pesticide free produce from the retreats own farm.

  • Getting There

    The closest airport to the Retreat is Trivandrum, It's 60km away and takes approximately 1.5 hours to drive. Airport transfers are included in your package. If you are doing the optional side tour you will be arriving into Chennai and departing from Trivandrum.

  • Side Tour

    Watch this Space details coming soon!

  • Nearby

    Fragrant Nature Resort is set in a rural backwater setting, amidst authentic Keralan culture and is only 30 mins drive to Varkala Beach.

    Activities around :

    - Boat trips from the resort
    - jettyBird watchingVillage
    - Bikes for hire to explore the local area
    - Visit to Varkala beach
    - Explore the scenic coastline of Kappil
    - Elephant riding and feeding

  • Payment Options

    1) Direct Transfer
    Bank: Suncorp
    BSB: 484-799
    Account Number:202315513
    Account Name: Emily Spurling

    **For Guests outside of Australia you may require my bank's address and swift code:

    Address: Suncorp Metway Ltd, 266 George Street Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

    Swift code: METWAU4BL

    Please copy and paste this link into your web browswer for further details on how to make a Telegraphic Transfer into Australia:

    http://www.suncorpbank.com.au/foreign-currency/foreign-exchange/inbound-telegraphic-transfers


    2) Credit Card (Including Credit/Debit Cards)
    Incurs a 2.9% fee. Please email or phone me your credit card details, expiry date and CCV to process the transaction.

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.

  • Make an enquiry

    Retreat Notes

  • Visas

    Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller and currently the E Visa can be applied for 34 days prior to arrival. Entry requirements can change at any time so be sure to visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html for up to date information.


    INDIA:

    An E-Tourist Visa (eVT) Facility is available for holders of a passport for a number of countries. This facility allows travellers to pre-register and pay for their visa prior to travel to India. The Visa is collected upon arrival at one of 16 designated airports in India. Please note strict guidelines on the below website.

    https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

    An E-Tourist Visa (eVT) visa on arrival is available for select nationalities including but not limited to the following

    Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, German, UK and USA passports.

    Passport holders from these countries can apply for an E-Tourist Visa (eVT) to have their visa issued upon arrival at 16 major airports in India including Chennai and Trivandrum.

    Please follow the instructions at - https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html and complete the application for your E-Tourist Visa.

    - Please be aware of strict conditions regarding application and travel (check under ELIGIBILITY section).

    - E-visas are only available for entry of up to 30 days. If you plan to be in India longer you will need to apply for a tourist visa at an Indian visa application centre in your home country.

    For your visa application you need to include the following information under the local contact section towards the end of the application. :

    Fragrant Nature Retreat & Resorts Pvt Ltd.
    CP II/709, Nedungolam P.O, Paravur –
    Kollam, Kerala, India PIN:691334.

    Please note that this information can change at any time. Please always refer to https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html . This is the official visa online site. There have been reports of other non-official websites that travellers should be aware of.

    Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country. Please note we suggest you list your date of entry a few days before, and date of exit a few days after, your intended dates in case you encounter any delays or problems en route.

    If you would prefer to have your Visa handled by an agent we recommend Vina Visas www.vinavisas.com

  • Accommodation

    Fragrant Nature Resort Kollam is the venue for our retreat. To find out more visit: http://www.fragrantnature.com/HotelsKollam

  • Food

    Delicious Keralan cuisine, prepared using traditional Ayurvedic principles with pesticide free produce from the retreats own farm.

  • Getting There

    The closest airport to the Retreat is Trivandrum, It's 60km away and takes approximately 1.5 hours to drive. Airport transfers are included in your package. If you are doing the optional side tour you will be arriving into Chennai and departing from Trivandrum.

  • Side Tour

    Watch this Space details coming soon!

  • Nearby

    Fragrant Nature Resort is set in a rural backwater setting, amidst authentic Keralan culture and is only 30 mins drive to Varkala Beach.

    Activities around :

    - Boat trips from the resort
    - jettyBird watchingVillage
    - Bikes for hire to explore the local area
    - Visit to Varkala beach
    - Explore the scenic coastline of Kappil
    - Elephant riding and feeding

  • Payment Options

    1) Direct Transfer
    Bank: Suncorp
    BSB: 484-799
    Account Number:202315513
    Account Name: Emily Spurling

    **For Guests outside of Australia you may require my bank's address and swift code:

    Address: Suncorp Metway Ltd, 266 George Street Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

    Swift code: METWAU4BL

    Please copy and paste this link into your web browswer for further details on how to make a Telegraphic Transfer into Australia:

    http://www.suncorpbank.com.au/foreign-currency/foreign-exchange/inbound-telegraphic-transfers


    2) Credit Card (Including Credit/Debit Cards)
    Incurs a 2.9% fee. Please email or phone me your credit card details, expiry date and CCV to process the transaction.

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.

  • What's Included

    • Resort Accommodation

      4 Star, air conditioned with ensuite

    • All Meals

      All Meals Included

    • Daily Ayurveda

      60 to 90 minutes Daily Ayurveda Treatment prescribed specifically for you to treat your ailments with uniquely prepared oils

    • Daily Yoga & Pranayama

    • Daily Yoga Nidra or Meditation

    • Ayurvedic Doctors Consultation

    • Private session with your teacher Emily Spurling

      Each guest has the opportunity to have a one on one session with Emily to do yoga, meditation or holistic health coaching

    • Boat cruise

    • Ayurvedic Cooking Class

    • Return Airport transfers

    • Lifestyle Management

    • Stress Management

    • Take Home Recommendations

    Price

    $2450 ∼ Twin Share

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ON NOW!

    or

    $2770 ∼ Single

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ON NOW!

    Teachers

    Emily Spurling

    Emily Spurling is a Yoga teacher and Certified Holistic Health Coach who loves sharing the ultimate toolbox for becoming your best authentic self. Emily is an eternal student of yoga globally and is formally trained in Hatha and Vinyasa flow, she has beautifully combined these styles to create her own much loved yoga experience. This 'fusion' style is the perfect blend of light and shade, one flow will have you generating heat and building lean muscle and the next you will be blissing out in a slow, opening restorative sequence. Emily is also a Thai Masseuse whose hands on adjustments in class help you to slip into the perfect pose and a state of deep relaxation. 


    Emily is drawn to yoga and meditation as a way to become fully present and 'show up' as the best version of herself in all areas of life. “We are all expected to wear so many different 'hats' every day, as a mother of two beautiful children, a wife, entrepreneur and teacher, to name a few, it can be really confusing and challenging to stay grounded, positive and on my path. If we are not living in the moment then we're not showing up, Yoga and meditation are my secret weapon and it is my pleasure to share this gift with you.”

    We also sample the teachings of an Indian Yoga Master.

    Phoebe Greenacre

    Phoebe is a qualified vinyasa flow, power and restorative yoga instructor based in London, United Kingdom. She has also studied Embodied Flow style of yoga and brings an innate connection to the body and mind to her classes. After practicing yoga for the past ten years in over 15 countries, Phoebe loves making yoga fun and accessible to all levels. Phoebe shares her yoga students in London and abroad on yoga retreats.

    To follow Phoebe on Instagram go to @phoebegreenacre or visit her at www.woodandluxe.com

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Closest airport to Retreat is Trivandrum

    • Closest airport to optional side tour is Chennai. See 'Retreat Notes' section for more info on this.

    Daily Inclusions

    • See above for What's Included

      Detailed daily timetable to be released closer to departure

    Retreat Notes

  • Visas

    Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller and currently the E Visa can be applied for 34 days prior to arrival. Entry requirements can change at any time so be sure to visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html for up to date information.


    INDIA:

    An E-Tourist Visa (eVT) Facility is available for holders of a passport for a number of countries. This facility allows travellers to pre-register and pay for their visa prior to travel to India. The Visa is collected upon arrival at one of 16 designated airports in India. Please note strict guidelines on the below website.

    https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

    An E-Tourist Visa (eVT) visa on arrival is available for select nationalities including but not limited to the following

    Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, German, UK and USA passports.

    Passport holders from these countries can apply for an E-Tourist Visa (eVT) to have their visa issued upon arrival at 16 major airports in India including Chennai and Trivandrum.

    Please follow the instructions at - https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html and complete the application for your E-Tourist Visa.

    - Please be aware of strict conditions regarding application and travel (check under ELIGIBILITY section).

    - E-visas are only available for entry of up to 30 days. If you plan to be in India longer you will need to apply for a tourist visa at an Indian visa application centre in your home country.

    For your visa application you need to include the following information under the local contact section towards the end of the application. :

    Fragrant Nature Retreat & Resorts Pvt Ltd.
    CP II/709, Nedungolam P.O, Paravur –
    Kollam, Kerala, India PIN:691334.

    Please note that this information can change at any time. Please always refer to https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html . This is the official visa online site. There have been reports of other non-official websites that travellers should be aware of.

    Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country. Please note we suggest you list your date of entry a few days before, and date of exit a few days after, your intended dates in case you encounter any delays or problems en route.

    If you would prefer to have your Visa handled by an agent we recommend Vina Visas www.vinavisas.com

  • Accommodation

    Fragrant Nature Resort Kollam is the venue for our retreat. To find out more visit: http://www.fragrantnature.com/HotelsKollam

  • Food

    Delicious Keralan cuisine, prepared using traditional Ayurvedic principles with pesticide free produce from the retreats own farm.

  • Getting There

    The closest airport to the Retreat is Trivandrum, It's 60km away and takes approximately 1.5 hours to drive. Airport transfers are included in your package. If you are doing the optional side tour you will be arriving into Chennai and departing from Trivandrum.

  • Side Tour

    Watch this Space details coming soon!

  • Nearby

    Fragrant Nature Resort is set in a rural backwater setting, amidst authentic Keralan culture and is only 30 mins drive to Varkala Beach.

    Activities around :

    - Boat trips from the resort
    - jettyBird watchingVillage
    - Bikes for hire to explore the local area
    - Visit to Varkala beach
    - Explore the scenic coastline of Kappil
    - Elephant riding and feeding

  • Payment Options

    1) Direct Transfer
    Bank: Suncorp
    BSB: 484-799
    Account Number:202315513
    Account Name: Emily Spurling

    **For Guests outside of Australia you may require my bank's address and swift code:

    Address: Suncorp Metway Ltd, 266 George Street Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

    Swift code: METWAU4BL

    Please copy and paste this link into your web browswer for further details on how to make a Telegraphic Transfer into Australia:

    http://www.suncorpbank.com.au/foreign-currency/foreign-exchange/inbound-telegraphic-transfers


    2) Credit Card (Including Credit/Debit Cards)
    Incurs a 2.9% fee. Please email or phone me your credit card details, expiry date and CCV to process the transaction.

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.