Ayurveda India Retreat
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About the Event
This idyllic Ayurvedic center is located in the mountains of western Tamil Nadu, close to Kerala in one of the prettiest parts of India. Nestled amidst a lush 10-acre green tea plantation, healing eucalyptus forests, nearby waterfalls, and surrounded by the pure Nilgiri Mountain air, the retreat is in the perfect environment for rejuvenation. Away from the hustle of the city and surrounded in natural beauty, expect a profound transformation to take place! Every meal is made fresh with the retreat’s own source of pure mineral water and organic vegetables and herbs. With world-class Ayurvedic physicians and Panchakarma therapists, and an amazing staff of chefs and gardeners, this peaceful retreat center combines modern comforts with the best of ancient medicine and a beautiful setting you will come to call home. Should you want to venture out for day trips, there are also many optional excursions to personalize your once in a lifetime experience in India, including the markets of Coonoor City, a train ride through the mountains to the town of Ooty, and even a day trip to an elephant reservation, not to mention endless walking and hiking just steps out of the retreat!
The beautiful thing about this retreat center is that it offers an opportunity to be intimate with the Indian villages nearby and to offer Karma yoga either by participating with school children or donating time to families in need. We’ll explore some of these villages together and meet some of the families John has come to know well over the years, and here you will find opportunities to give of yourself and receive the warmth and brightness of their spirit. It’s a living, breathing reminder of our interconnectedness on this planet. To get a flavor of these villages, watch John de Kadt’s music video “The Village” on YouTube.
For those who have the time and want to travel before or after the retreat, John and Katie have excellent suggestions for you. Katie has traveled to Mysore, Agra, Varanasi, the Kerala Beaches, and Rishikesh, India, while John knows the Chennai area as well as Goa. Let us know how we can help you decide where and how to extend your travels!