Kerala Ayurveda Academy (KAA) invites you to embark on a journey where you will discover a profound potential for health and well-being! This program is an opportunity for you to explore and understand Ayurveda in a deep way, discovering the landscape and culture of its origins as well as how it is operated as a fully-fledged medical system in India.
Ayurvedic Cultural Retreat Highlights
DATES: July 23-August 6, 2017
The state of Kerala is renowned for its authentic and traditional Ayurveda and is where the science has been best-preserved throughout the centuries due to its unique geography, which protected it from foreign influence.
Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath (BAMS), Kerala Ayurveda USA Director
A Kerala native from an Ayurvedic family, “Dr. J” is a master Ayurvedic practitioner, having served the majority of his career as a doctor in Indian clinics, including Kerala Aurveda’s award-winning resort AyurvedaGram.
In addition to overseeing Kerala Ayurveda’s Academy & Wellness Center in Fremont, CA as Director, he heads the Faculty and Practitioner teams, conducting weekly consultations, courses, workshops and internships.
Classically trained and deeply-versed in the Ayurvedic root texts, the Vedas, Dr. J will ground the journey to India with philosophy, history and stories from his experiences growing up in Kerala and practicing Ayurveda.
Your stay begins at the Kerala Ayurveda Health Village in Cochin (Kochi), host to leading Ayurvedic health programs where you will be invited to witness Ayurveda in India up close.
While staying at The Health Village, you’ll observe special treatment demos and experience some of the Ayurvedic treatments yourself.
We’ll tour the renowned herbal gardens, home to over 1,000 species of herbs. You will learn about the features of various live plants and their medicinal applications as you observe, touch and smell the herbs, soaking in their sacred properties through all of your senses!
The Kerala Ayurveda Ltd tour will conclude at our Research & Development Wing & Manufacturing Factory, where you’ll be shown how our cutting-edge research team formulates and tries new herbal remedies before the Ayurvedic medicines are produced in large quantities.
During your stay in Cochin, we’ll have several opportunities to experience the local culture, including the temples, forts and traditional dance.
From Kumarakom to Thekkady and Munnar, we’ll hit the road in the Kerala countryside to observe the local landscape and natural wonders, including Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Periyar National Park, home to an impressive diversity of species.
In Thekkady, we’ll visit a spice plantation and shop for fresh and potent local herbs & spices.
In Munnar, we’ll visit the Mattupetty Dam, a tea plantation in the picturesque Kerala hills as well as a tea museum where you can learn about one of India’s greatest exports.
AyurvedaGram Heritage Wellness Centre – the Heart of Healing – is among the Top Five Ayurvedic health resorts in the country, internationally reputed for authentic Ayurveda treatments and long term rejuvenation programs. Your 5-night stay will include a Complete Rejuvenation Package including 2 Ayurvedic therapies per day. Beginning with an Ayurvedic consultation with one of our doctors, you will receive guidelines to instruct your daily schedule of herbal formulations, yoga, pranayama and meditation.
Additional cultural activities will be available during your stay, including temple visitation, evening talks & satsang, an auspicious fire ritual ceremony & more.
Learn from Trip Leader, Dr. Jayarajan about the rich experiences awaiting you in India! We also overview the itinerary and registration process to help you prepare.
Download the brochure for additional information, including the itinerary and frequently asked questions.
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Please note: deposit of $250 due at time of registration to secure your spot. First installment (50% of fee) for new registrants is due by March 1, 2017. Registration closes April 15, 2017. Program fee is based on double occupancy, though limited single occupancy is available for an additional $500 - deadline to register is April 30, 2017.
$3,995 includes $250 deposit - due upon registration
This program is currently full.
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Ayurvedic Students are eligible for an internship credit of 50 hours upon completion of this trip.
Refunds are available for the full amount of fees through April 15, 2017. Beginning April 16, 2017, the $250 deposit is non-refundable and the remainder of the balance paid to-date will be refunded. Beginning May 1, 2017 refund availability will depend on accomodation booking status and is subject to change.