Resort for Ayurveda & Yoga
Price: 1 week from 505 Euro
Best time of travel: November-March
The best time for ayurvedic cures is during the monsoon season (June-September)
This is the belief of the owners of the Udayagiri Holistic Retreat, and so they have built their resort in the very exceptional mountainous region of Wayanad. A place full of yogic wisdom and considered deeply spiritual by millions of people, it will also be special to you, even if you are not a Hindu. This is a land with great qualities and an immense potential that whispers of its spiritual glory, if one only pays close attention.
When one is in such a special place, and opens the ears to the song of nature, the rest of the senses are also sharpened, and is possible to hear oneself better. At the Udayagiri Resort it is possible to experience an exceptionally peaceful and perfect state of relaxation. The music of the singing birds, the gentle blowing of the wind sweeping across the smallest leaves of grass, the scent of rich earth and wild flowers… this alone would be enough to dispel the burdens of everyday life.
In addition to all these benefits, the Udayagiri Retreat in Tholpetty offers more: Ayurveda & Yoga, the two ancient sisters of the Indian philosophical system, are here to join hands and help you on your journey to a healthy mind & body.
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Ayurveda is about 5,000 years old and thus the oldest known healthcare discipline in the world. It uses the resources of nature to balance the body and the mind. What is special about Ayurveda is that it is primarily not interested in diseases, but in people and their individual constitutions.
Ayurveda is based on the fundamental principle that health is the natural condition of an individual, as long as his or her mind and body are in harmony with nature and him/herself. Disease is therefore the result of disharmony or unbalance. Ayurveda is also about tackling root problems and not about treating symptoms.
Moreover, Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of our diet, because as the old adage says: you are what you eat. In the context of an ayurvedic cure, the dietary measures play a particularly relevant role.
“When the diet is wrong, no medicine helps.
When the diet is right, no medicine is needed. “
Yoga, pranayama, meditation, herbal treatments, cleansing and detoxification methods are also extensively used.
What can you expect from an ayurvedic cure?
An ayurvedic treatment always aims at restoring the natural harmony of body and mind. On the first day at the Ayurveda Yoga Villa, you will be intensively questioned about your life, your diet and your medical history; your pulse will be taken; your tongue, your eyes, your nails and your skin will be “read”; and even the tone of your voice will be carefully considered. This thorough examination will allow the ayurvedic physician to get the full picture, and develop a cure specifically designed for you and nobody else, which will help you find your balance once again.
The following treatments are between the most commonly used:
Pranayama: breathing exercises.
Abhyanga: massages with herbal oils, to stimulate blood circulation and remove toxins from the body.
Rasayana: rejuvenation of the body through the use of special herbs. These are ingested while meditating or under the soothing effect of specific mantras.
Yoga: Yoga is the sister of Ayurveda and helps with the circulation and digestion. Its effects include reduction of high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, tensions and chronic pain.
Panchakarma: The body is intensively cleaned in 5 steps:
Not all 5 treatment forms are necessarily used. It depends on the individual constitution. It is also important to know that a Panchakarma takes time (3 to 4 weeks are ideal). And remember, Panchakarma is not a wellness treatment, and it usually is physically and mentally exhausting. But really, after such an intensive therapy, one feels literally like a completely new person.
Herbal infusions, ointments and other preparations are regularly administered in addition.
Is an Ayurveda treatment the right thing for you?
Daniela Lush-Wangail, from Gesar Travel, has followed an accredited Ayurveda training (Health and Nutrition). So if you are not sure whether an Ayurveda treatment is right for you, you can contact her and ask her directly about it. She will be glad to help you.
Yoga is about finding balance between all aspects of the individual: body, mind and soul. The goal is to lead a happy, fulfilling and harmonious life. Yoga is more than pure physical exercise: it is one of the six classical Indian philosophies mentioned in the Vedas – the oldest Hinduist writings dating from the 2th millennium BC.
On the Western world there are many misunderstandings about what yoga really is. Some think of it as a religion. It is nothing of the sort, even if it is still a way to spirituality and self-discovery. But yoga is open to people of all confessions. Some other people consider yoga just a fitness sport. While it is true that practicing yoga is very beneficial for the body, this is not its primary objective. Yoga strengthens the body – the vessel that contains the soul – because a weak body is an obstacle to spiritual growth. Of course, one can also practice yoga without considering its spiritual aspect.
If when you think about yoga you imagine impossible twists and contortions, and think that it is not for you, because you can’t bend in such ways, rest assured: superhuman flexibility is not a requisite. Yoga isn’t a rigid set of exercises. Every person has his or her own starting point and rhythm. Yoga adapts to you.
Food plays a very important role in Ayurveda. Consequently, it is also carefully considered in the Udayagiri Retreat.
Improper nutrition is regarded as one of the main triggers of diseases, since these are always closely related to the digestive system. It is also assumed that most diseases can be cured only by a strict diet supplemented with herbal preparations. Your ayurvedic doctor will also plan a diet specifically tailored to you.
The Udayagiri Holistic Retreat uses organic ingredients from its own garden when preparing the meals. Frozen, artificially made or non-organic food have no place here. The emphasis is on vegetables.
The house kitchen is vegetarian, but rest assured, Kerala’s excellent cuisine guarantees a delicious meal without the need of including any meat.
Located in the uppermost part of the complex, these cabins allow you to enjoy a long and beautiful view of the sunset and the surrounding hills. The rooms are entirely made of wood. Ideal lodging for all those who love the beauty of nature and need more privacy. Not suitable however for persons with reduced mobility.
These cottages can be found below the wooden ones and closer to the restaurant and the yoga hall. Built partially with stone and partially with wood, the setting sun and the moon are also visible from here. The individual treatment rooms are easily and quickly reachable, and this makes them ideal for older visitors and persons with reduced mobility.
7 days: 685 Euro || 14 days: 1.294 Euro || 21 days: 1.825 Euro || 28 days: 2.325 Euro
Double rooms (per person)
7 days: 578 Euro || 14 days: 1.086 Euro || 21 days: 1.525 Euro || 28 days: 1.941 Euro
7 days: 624 Euro || 14 days: 1.170 Euro || 21 days: 1.686 Euro || 28 days: 2.141 Euro
Double rooms (per person)
7 days: 505 Euro || 14 days: 951Euro || 21 days: 1.375 Euro || 28 days: 1.748 Euro
For stays of less than 14 days
From / to Calcutta and Mysore: 55 EUR per transfer
From / to Cochin and Bangalore: 110 EUR per transfer
Other places: 0,366 EUR / km
For stays over 14 days
From / to Calcutta and Mysore: free
From / to Cochin and Bangalore: 55 EUR per transfer
Free up to 140 km, 0,396 EUR for each additional km
Please keep in mind:
Deposit: When booking we require a deposit of 20% of the total cost.
(IMPORTANT: this differs from our other usual travel conditions due to the cancellation policy of the Udayagiri Holistic Retreat)
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