SOUTH INDIA RETREAT 2020

19th JANUARY - 2nd FEBRUARY ONE OR TWO WEEK OPTIONS

Yoga / Chi Gong/Energy Medicine/Ayurveda

Schedule Maximum Group Size 12

          

Based at a secluded, ocean sunset Ayurvedic retreat, this is an ideal opportunity to refresh, rejuvenate and recreate .

 

Excellent massage and treatment facilities are avalible on site, the session will begin by stretching out and relaxing tensed up bodies and souls. With daily yoga, the cleansing qualities of the Ayurvedic cuisine and a relaxed five day introduction into the basics of Energy medicine, your healing process will start and spark you into life.

" Thank you so much for the most amazing time. I feel so much better in every way. I am not sure you realise how much you do for people and how important it is....I feel extremely lucky to know you!! "

                             Mike Rosenberg/PASSENGER

The cafes, restaurants and travellers’ meeting places of Varkala are within easy reach. There’s a local Katha Kali theatre, a plethora of shops and the main beach at Varkala is always entertaining.

Under the expert guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner and Yoga teacher the day will start with a feel good energy routine which combines a set of powerful techniques which will help you to adjust to the stress and harmful substances we have to deal with in modern life. Demonstrated 'hands on', these energy balancing exercises will help to alleviate Tiredness, Stress, Nervousness, Unhealthy Sleeping and Excess Weight. You will learn how your energy body is relating to your environment and how to test yourself using your inner body wisdom to make healthier choices.

Energy healing is a non-invasive form of alternative medicine, a healing technique to correct energy imbalance in the human body by activating the natural healing resources present within and thereby addressing any physical, mental or behavioural problems. It targets the energy fields around the body with simple techniques based on the meridians and chakras. 
Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time these energy blocks are cause of various diseases..Energy medicine routines are easy to learn and you can share simple techniques with your family or friends to enhance their wellbeing.

Michaela Augustin

Ayurveda/Yoga

Chi Gong/

Energy Healing

Micha has travelled in India many times and is a knowledgeable and experienced teacher and guide. Originating from northern Germany and now resident in Brighton, England. Also a trained archaeological conservator, having worked on sites in Germany, China, Turkey, Cyprus and England. After studies in Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Thai Chi and Chi Gong, Micha discovered the complete science of Ayurveda. After training for 2 years in Banares and Pune at the BHU and the Tilak College, she completed certified courses in Ayurveda, Yoga and Ayurvedic massage, graduating with a BSc in Ayurveda in London to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner in Brighton. Combining her interests in Indian culture, history, spirituality and Yoga, Micha will guide you on this rejuvenating journey. 

 

Week 1

Orientation dinner - 19.00 sun jan 19, 2020

'Energy Medicine' - January 19 - January 26, 2020 ( 7 nts )
Yoga - Chi Gong -morning course energy medicine sessions

room & breakfast 
SHARING :£585-£600 each--- Single : £730-£755

Espirita fees per person- payable to Espirita : £350

 

7 nts accommodation with breakfast and 2 Ayurvedic Massages - - The budget varies depending on room selection : Standard / Mid-range / Best Available - The Ayurvedic Centre quotes its rates in Euros, which are subject to currency movements- 5 days Energy Medicine course - yoga & Chi Gong daily-

 

Week 2

Orientation dinner - 19.00 sun jan 26, 2020
'Retreat' - January 26 - February 02, 2020 ( 7 nts ) 
Yoga - Chi Gong - room & breakfast 
retreat week - optional extension 

SHARING :£350-£365 each --- Single : £500-£525

Espirita fees - payable to Espirita : £95

7 nts accommodation with breakfast and 3 Ayurvedic massages - 
The budget varies depending on room selection : Standard / Mid-range / Best Available 
The Ayurvedic Centre quotes its rates in Euros, which are subject to currency movements
Yoga & Chi Gong daily

 

2WeekS COMBINED

SHARING :£935-£965

SINGLE :£1,230-£1,280

Sun Jan 19, 2020 

 

14.00 - 17.00 First Massage

19.00 - Orientation Dinner

 

Week 1- Daily Schedule

 

08.00 - 09.00 Chi Gong

 09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast

10.00 - 12.00 Energy Medicine

16.00 - 17.30 Yoga Sat/Sun 

 

FreeSat/Sun Jan 25/26,2020 - Check Out

 

Week 2- Daily Schedule

 

08.00 - 09.00 Chi Gong 

09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast

16.00 - 17.30 Yoga

 

Optional Day TripsSat/Sun Feb 01/02,2020 - Check Out

The budget excludes : 
International flights, airport transfers, local transport, lunch, dinner and living expenses.


Variable Expenses : 
Airport Transfers to and from Trivandrum / Thiruvananthapuram airport in Kerala (45-60 mins) are organized by the Ayurvedic Centre and added to client room accounts. Varies with the numbers taxi sharing and orientating off incoming flights ( see below). Up to £40-£50 for both transfers, often less.
Optional Day Trips - vary with the trip selected and the number of clients sharing the costs. 

Accommodation - The Ayurvedic Resort offers a variety of reasonably priced mid-market, international standard rooms. Espirita makes the reservations and clients pay their own hotel bills based on the Resort’s Euro rates - breakfast included. Clients pay for and manage their rooms on site on an independent traveller basis. Rooms are not offered on a shared basis for people who do not know each other beforehand.Room Options - Standard : E40-E50 nt / Mid Range : E50-E70 nt /  Best Available : E 70+ nt
                                                     
Reservation Procedure :
Research your flight options - note the Emirates flight option below
Do not reserve your flights - until room availability and price have been decided. 
Email Espirita : espiritaorguk@aol.com - with room preference and proposed flight dates.
You will then receive a room proposal, on which a deposit has to be placed by return.
Proceed with booking and confirming your flights. 
A £25 course deposit with Espirita needs to be placed. 
The balance on your room reservation has to be paid in mid-December.
The balance of your Espirita fees falls due in early January.  

 

The budget excludes : 
International flights, airport transfers, local transport, lunch, dinner and living expenses.


Variable Expenses : 
Airport Transfers to and from Trivandrum / Thiruvananthapuram airport in Kerala (45-60 mins) are organized by the Ayurvedic Centre and added to client room accounts. Varies with the numbers taxi sharing and orientating off incoming flights ( see below). Up to £40-£50 for both transfers, often less.
Optional Day Trips - vary with the trip selected and the number of clients sharing the costs. 


Reservation Procedure :
Research your flight options - note the Emirates flight option below.
Do not reserve your flights - until room availability and price have been decided. 
Email Espirita : espiritaorguk@aol.com - with room preference and proposed flight dates.
You will then receive a room proposal, on which a deposit has to be placed by return.
Proceed with booking and confirming your flights. 
A £25 course deposit with Espirita needs to be placed. 
The balance on your room reservation has to be paid in mid-December.
The balance of your Espirita fees falls due in early January.

Travel Information:  
Visas - Clients will almost certainly need to apply for a visa at various Indian High Commissions. 
At all costs one should avoid the maniacal Visa Section chaos in the weeks before Christmas.

India High Commission London - Visa Information Page 
For detailed information on the new $60 US Dollar e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) visit:https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

It will take 30-45 minutes to complete the online Visa application
The validity of the visa will be 30 days from the date of arrival in India.
The e-Tourist Visa (eTV) is allowed for a maximum of two visits in a calendar year.
This facility is in addition to the existing Visa services.
The eTV is valid for entry at 28 designated Airports - incl : Thiruvannanthapuram/Trivandrum (TRV)
Foreigners can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India. 


Flights - As all our itineraries are accessible internationally, we do not quote for flights. Fly direct to Trivandrum / Thiruvananathapruam and you will be picked up by the Ayurvedic Resort transport Frequent connections from Europe go via The Gulf, or via Delhi and Mumbai (Bombay).
 

Flight Orientation - For those for whom it is convenient and affordable, clients are advised to consider the normally well priced Emirates flights via Dubai :
 

Sat Jan 18, 2020 :
EK 016 - DEP Gatwick 13:35 / ARR Dubai : 00:40
EK 520 - DEP Dubai 02.55 / ARR Thiruvannanthapuram 08.30

 

Sat/Sun Jan 18/19 & Feb 01/02, 2020 : 
EK 521 - DEP Thiruvannanthapuram 10:05 / ARR Dubai : 12:55
EK 009 - DEP Dubai 14.35 / ARR Gatwick 18.25


Connect in Dubai - Clients from other destinations might consider joining this schedule in Dubai.  

Food - A healthy breakfast starts the day, with lunch and dinner available on site, all vegetarian. Over the two weeks, people appreciate the variety, and early on in the first week, we check out the eating options in Varkala.

 

Health - India is a lot healthier than it used to be. Bottled water everywhere has made a big difference to traveller comfort and sticking to the wonderful South Indian vegetarian cooking is recommended as one of the most effective ways of avoiding stomach problems.

However - Personal Medical Decisions: All clients must seek relevant professional medical advice 
and decide for themselves on the following immunisation guidelines: Hepatitis A & B - Polio Booster - Tetanus Booster - Typhoid - Diptheria - Rabies - TB (BCG), Japanese Encephalitis - Malaria Protection.


Insurance - All Espirita clients are advised to be fully insured, with comprehensive medical policies that cover transfer to first class medical facilities and emergency repatriation

Communications – Smart phones and mobile phones work throughout India and internet 
facilities are ubiquitous.


Day Trips ( Retreat Week ) - for those who wish to explore local South India, Micha is available to advise and assist, occasionally joining in. Costs vary with the trip selected and the number of clients sharing the costs. Hiring a taxi & driver for the day is normally reasonably priced.

Reservation / ContactDetails

Website:

 www.espirita.org.uk

Email:     

espiritaorguk@aol.com

Telephone:

+44 1619 285 768

YOUR HEALTH STARTS HERE

07794 323 780

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