Karma Being

19th - 29th November 2020

Ayurveda & Yoga, Kerala India

Retreat Video

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 retreat takes place at the award winning Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village 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 2 x Daily Ayurveda Treatments (prescribed especially for you by the Doctor), meditation, nourishing food and relaxation. Dotted throughout your retreat you will experience an Ayurvedic cooking class, mindfulness workshops and Yoga Nidra which will arm you with invaluable life skills to return home with.

Upon our arrival in India, before we embark on our Ayurvedic Healing Journey we spend 2 nights in Fort Kochi just 45mins from the international airport. There will be a full day to explore this eclectic neighbourhood at your leisure including the lively spice and antique market and local art scene. After meandering the well preserved colonial streets on foot or by rickshaw we finish our day taking in an unforgettable sunset as the fisherman return with the days catch. For dinner we'll be feasting on Kerala's signature curries with new and old friends.

Dosha Quiz

Have you ever wondered why people gain weight at different rates, walk at different speeds and are prone to different health problems? According to the ancient Indian healing system Ayurveda, the answer lies in your constitution type or Dosha. This quiz will help you identify your Dosha, discover which elements govern you and learn how to live the optimum lifestyle for your constitution type.

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India

19th - 29th November 2020

$5290 AUD ∼ Single

$4650 AUD pp ∼ Twin Share

A minimum deposit of 30% is required to confirm your reservation or pay in full now

Retreat Notes

  • Visas

    Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller and currently the E Visa can be applied for 30 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. :

    Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village
    III/73, Palayamkadu,, P.O. – Olassery, Kodumbu, Palakkad, Kerala 678551, India

    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

    2 Nights
    Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, Fort Kochi
    To find out more visit:
    http://oldlighthousehotel.com/olbh/

    8 Nights
    Ayurvedic Healing Village, Kerala is the venue for our retreat. To find out more visit: https://www.ayurvedichealingvillage.com/

  • Food

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

  • Getting There

    Closest Airport is Kochi. Flights not included.

    If you wish to fly with the teacher, Emily will be travelling on Singapore Airlines
    Departing Brisbane on Thursday 14th November at 09:10 on SQ256 to Kochi (Via Singapore)
    Arriving at Cochin International at 22:05

    RETURN
    Departing Kochi on Sunday 24th November at at 22:55 on M1467 to Brisbane (Via Singapore) and arriving at 16:55 on the the 25th November.

  • Side Tour

    Watch this Space details coming soon!

  • Payment Options

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

    2) Automated online transaction by pushing the ‘Book Now & Save’ button.

  • 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 30 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. :

    Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village
    III/73, Palayamkadu,, P.O. – Olassery, Kodumbu, Palakkad, Kerala 678551, India

    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

    2 Nights
    Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, Fort Kochi
    To find out more visit:
    http://oldlighthousehotel.com/olbh/

    8 Nights
    Ayurvedic Healing Village, Kerala is the venue for our retreat. To find out more visit: https://www.ayurvedichealingvillage.com/

  • Food

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

  • Getting There

    Closest Airport is Kochi. Flights not included.

    If you wish to fly with the teacher, Emily will be travelling on Singapore Airlines
    Departing Brisbane on Thursday 14th November at 09:10 on SQ256 to Kochi (Via Singapore)
    Arriving at Cochin International at 22:05

    RETURN
    Departing Kochi on Sunday 24th November at at 22:55 on M1467 to Brisbane (Via Singapore) and arriving at 16:55 on the the 25th November.

  • Side Tour

    Watch this Space details coming soon!

  • Payment Options

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

    2) Automated online transaction by pushing the ‘Book Now & Save’ button.

  • 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

    • Accommodation

      8 nights at Kairali Ayuvedic Healing Village Accommodation in renovated stand alone 'Deluxe Villas'

    • Accommodation

      2 nights in Fort Kochi at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel

    • All Meals

      All Meals prepared using traditional Ayurvedic Principles (except one lunch not included in Fort Kochi)

    • Daily Ayurveda at Kairali

      2 x Daily Ayurveda Treatments (45 mins - 1 hour each) prescribed specifically to treat your unique ailments + steam bath

    • Daily Yoga

      Absolute beginners welcome

    • Daily Yoga Nidra, Meditation or mindfulness

    • Ayurvedic Doctors Consultation

    • Ayurvedic Cooking Class

    • Village Walk

    • Use of Pool, gym, library and all indoor and outdoor facilities

    • welcome drink on arrival

    • 2 x mineral water in room per day

    • daily juice or herbal tea

    • All Transfers

      Airport - Fort Kochi - Ayurvedic Healing Village - Airport

    Prices

    $5290 AUD ∼ Single

    $4650 AUD pp ∼ Twin Share

    Teachers

    Emily Spurling

    Emily is a Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher and certified Holistic Health Coach. Recognised as an expert in her field, Emily has garnered much acclaim from her viewership on www.fmtv.com where she appears alongside other industry leaders including Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Dr Bruce Lipton to name a few.

    With a decade of teaching experience under her belt Emily is also an eternal student of yoga globally with formal training 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 will have you blissing out in a slow, opening restorative sequence.

    “I love watching the profound effect yoga has on my students, a transformation takes place from the moment they step on to the mat to when their eyes open after Savasana. Yoga has been invaluable in my life as a mum of two young children and also in my previous corporate job. Whatever your situation, yoga can help you navigate the roller coaster that is life. It is my pleasure to share this gift with you.”

    Penny Will

    Penelope Will is a globally recognised Myotherapist/Movement Coach and founder of The Posture Tune Up Sessions.

    Two decades of working alongside a number of professional sporting codes and thousands of clinical hours rehabilitating muscular-skeletal pain, injury and function, Penelope has developed an exercise class to assist each and every participant develop and maintain better posture .

    Given 'Sitting is the new smoking' movement and mobility are key to enhancing posture and performance by connecting position with pain.

    Posture tune up sessions incorporate core motor control exercise with mobility tool prescription. Teaching how to use these to manage soft tissue aches and pains to effectively sustain an active and healthy lifestyle.

    Penelope's background and experience includes the

    New Zealand All Blacks, Super and Sevens Rugby Teams, World Surf League tour events, Australian Swimming including two successful Paralympic games, International cricket, cycling, tennis, golf, athletics and the San Francisco ballet company

    High Net-worth clients in Europe, USA, Australia & NZ

    Penelope studies, researches and travels extensively in order to assist each and every client to - move more, move better.

    Building greater mind and body to best sustain an adventurous spirit.

    Penelope looks forward to you joining her for a session in India.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Closest Airport is Cochin International Airport. Flights are not included.

    Retreat Schedule

    • 14th November

      Arrive Kochi and overnight in Fort Kochi

    • 15th November

      8am Restorative Yoga and Welcome Circle

      9am A La Carte Breakfast (included)

      Free day to explore the shops and historic fishing village Fort Kochi. (Lunch at own expense)


      5:30pm Sunset Welcome Dinner (Included) at Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel. (Drinks at own expense)

    • 16th - 23rd

      16th: 7:30am Breakfast & Transfer approx 3 hours to Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village for Retreat 9am

      DAILY SCHEDULE ON RETREAT

      06:30 am to 07:30 am – Yoga Session

      08:00 am to 09:00 am – Breakfast

      09:00 am to 01:00 pm – 1st treatment of the Day for 1 Hour

      01:00 pm to 02:30 pm – Lunch

      03:00 pm to 06:00 pm – 2nd treatment of the Day for 1 Hour

      06:30 pm to 07:30 pm – Meditation Session

      07:30 pm to 09:00 pm – Dinner

    • 24th

      6:30am Yoga

      8am Breakfast

      Checkout

      Lunch and Spa Treatments

      4pm complimentary Late check out available, Lunch and extra spa treatments at own expense.
      Continue on your onward journey or airport transfers back to Kochi

    Retreat Notes

  • Visas

    Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller and currently the E Visa can be applied for 30 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. :

    Kairali Ayurvedic Healing Village
    III/73, Palayamkadu,, P.O. – Olassery, Kodumbu, Palakkad, Kerala 678551, India

    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

    2 Nights
    Old Lighthouse Bristow Hotel, Fort Kochi
    To find out more visit:
    http://oldlighthousehotel.com/olbh/

    8 Nights
    Ayurvedic Healing Village, Kerala is the venue for our retreat. To find out more visit: https://www.ayurvedichealingvillage.com/

  • Food

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

  • Getting There

    Closest Airport is Kochi. Flights not included.

    If you wish to fly with the teacher, Emily will be travelling on Singapore Airlines
    Departing Brisbane on Thursday 14th November at 09:10 on SQ256 to Kochi (Via Singapore)
    Arriving at Cochin International at 22:05

    RETURN
    Departing Kochi on Sunday 24th November at at 22:55 on M1467 to Brisbane (Via Singapore) and arriving at 16:55 on the the 25th November.

  • Side Tour

    Watch this Space details coming soon!

  • Payment Options

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

    2) Automated online transaction by pushing the ‘Book Now & Save’ button.

  • 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.