This exquisite South Indian retreat is set in the shade of a coconut grove on the pristine shores of the Arabian sea in Northern Kerala.
The bare-foot luxury at Neeleshwar Hermitage is a sublime retreat experience, where Vedic well-being meets boutique-chic to create complete relaxation for the body and soul.
Neeleshwar is set in beautiful verdant gardens, oriented towards the rising sun and the ocean. The palm-roofed Garden Cottages are of traditional Keralan design, surrounded by lush gardens of palm trees, hibiscus and frangipani flowers. The cottages are built in local stone and embellished with carved woodwork by local craftsmen. Teak floors, handmade wooden furniture and contemporary art create the ambient charm of each room that is inspired by the yoga tradition.
Harmonise your being by the waves of the ocean, relax by the infinity pool to the sounds of the sea, walk along the golden sand, gazing into the ocean horizon.
On waking up in this stunning location, we will share a sunrise Vinyasa Flow and Dharma Yoga sadhana. Moving through beautiful sequencing and creative namaskars, we will explore elemental vinyasa: the Earth, the ocean, the sun, the sky, the stars, the universe within. In the afternoons, we will surrender to a yin yoga practice, allowing your being to rest, renew and rejuvenate. Ayurvedic massage and treatments will be available for you to experience at the Priya Spa throughout your stay.
The delicious vegan, vegetarian and fish cuisine offers authentic specialities, flavoured with spices from Kerala’s Malabar Hills. Neeleshwar offers warm and welcoming Keralan hospitality and service for your stay at the Hermitage.
In your free time, relax by the infinity pool, walk along the golden sand or indulge in a traditional Ayurvedic massage. Each afternoon there is a culinary class for you learn unique South Indian dishes to take home. If you wish to experience local culture and surroundings, excursions can be arranged for you to explore ancient temples, Hindu villages untouched by modern life and trekking in the Malabar Hills. There is the opportunity to experience a Theyyam performance, an ancient ritual dance. You will also experience a live music performance under the stars by the pool.
We will experience a Sunset Cruise on The Lotus Houseboat through the enchanting local backwaters on our last evening together.
We are blessed to retreat together in abundant beauty of Kerala under the Indian sun!
6 nights shared accommodation in a Garden View Cottage
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Meals and Ayurvedic drinks
Morning signature tea, water and fruit
One Ayurvedic massage or treatment
Consultation with resident Ayurvedic doctor
Live music performance
Two hour sunset cruise on The Lotus Houseboat through the enchanting local back waters
Use of Neeleshwar bicycles
Transfers can be arranged through Neeleshwar Hermitage for safe travel
Additional activities: cookery classes, trips to local villages and surrounding areas, Theyyam performance