Retreat to India: Journey to the Heart of Yoga & Ayurveda

Karnataka and Kerala, India • Oct 6 - 18 2024


Beloved Yoga and Be-veda invite you to Journey to the Heart of Yoga & Ayurveda in India 

13 days and 12 nights all-inclusive luxe retreat

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Karnataka and Kerala, India | October 6 - 18, 2024 

October 6 - 13, Karnataka: Award-winning Ayurvedic Heritage Wellness Center (personalized Ayurvedic treatments included in your stay)

October 13- 18, Kerala Immersion: Kerala: Kumarakom - Thekkady - Fort Kochi

Price per person

Single Occupancy: $6500 on or before June 1 / $6700 after June 1

Double occupancy: $5500 on or before June 1 / $5700 after June 1

Early Bird Price $200 off: Reserve your spot with a deposit by June 1 and contact to get $200 off the total price.

Embark on a transformative journey to the heart of India, where wellness and cultural immersion intertwine to offer a unique experience. Begin by immersing yourself in Ayurveda's ancient healing traditions, guided by experienced practitioners who tailor rejuvenating treatments to restore balance and vitality. Through mindfulness practices and yoga, reconnect with your inner self, unlocking creativity and happiness within.

In the second phase, explore Kerala's cultural landscape, delving into its vibrant tapestry through nature’s healing embrace, spice plantation tours, traditional dance performances, and savoring local cuisine. Whether seeking solace or a deeper connection, this retreat offers a blend of relaxation and exploration, inviting you to rediscover harmony within yourself and the world.

Varnita Kohli is your guide. Drawing from her extensive knowledge and personal experiences in India, Varnita is thrilled to take you on a journey to the heart of yoga and Ayurveda. She will personally guide you on a rejuvenating Ayurvedic retreat, discovering hidden trails and untold stories with locals. Together, you will traverse the breathtaking state of Kerala exploring lagoons on a houseboat, feeding elephants, sighting rare plants and birds, forest bathing, visiting spice gardens, and imbibing in the vibrant culture and cuisine. This curated immersion promises healing, nurturing and a truly transformative experience to last you a lifetime.

Part 1: Rejuvenation

Karnataka | October 6 - 13

Experience the old-world charm of an Ayurvedic Heritage Wellness Center set amidst 13 acres of lush greenery. Nestled amidst this natural haven are cottages (Manas) reminiscent of vintage designs from the 18th and 19th centuries, lovingly transported from Kerala.

Rooted in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, with a lineage stretching back over 5000 years, this sanctuary seamlessly blends tradition with splendor, offering a sacred space of tranquility and profound spirituality. Here, the transformative powers of Ayurvedic remedies, Yoga, meditation, and Pranayama weave their healing effects, guiding us into a realm of serenity and self-discovery.

Nourishing both body and soul, we will indulge in the delights of Ayurvedic cuisine. Guided by experienced physicians and Yoga instructors, we will embark on a journey of self-assessment, fine-tuning our lifestyle and dietary habits to harmonize with our inherent vitality through this holistic experience of rejuvenation.

The Experience: Personalized Rejuvenation Package

~Ayurvedic doctor consultation

~Two Ayurvedic therapies per day at the Panchakarma treatment center

~Herbal formulations, lifestyle guidelines

~Daily Yoga, Pranayama, and meditation classes

~Ayurvedic cooking class

~Temple visit to observe rituals

~Daily cultural activities

~Medicinal herb garden tour and their uses in Ayurvedic treatments and home remedies

~Well-balanced Ayurvedic farm-to-table home-cooked meals

Part 2: Immersion Kerala Experience

Kerala: Kumarakom - Thekkady - Fort Kochi | October 13 - 18

Experience the essence of Kerala, a state on the Malabar Coast. It is often hailed as "God's Own Country." You will immerse yourself in the serene backwaters of Lake Vembanad in Kumarakom, explore the verdant landscapes of Periyar National Park in Thekkady, and soak in the vibrant ambiance of Cochin. Spend blissful nights on the tranquil lake and amidst the lush surroundings of the sanctuary, indulging in cultural encounters and communing with nature. We will complete our journey by diving into the captivating history and heritage of Fort Cochin, overlooking the majestic Arabian Sea.

Kumarakom | October 13 - 15

Sail away in Lagoons & Lakes

Indulge in the captivating allure of Kumarakom, nestled on the serene banks of Vembanad Lake. Explore the tranquil waters, verdant mangrove forests, and lush coconut groves that define this enchanting village. Delight in the backwater houseboat tour, offering encounters with migratory birds and vibrant greenery, revealing the natural beauty shaped by the Western Ghats. We will uncover hidden tales and local insights and interact with the locals on a guided village walk.

The Experience:

~Village visit

~Cooking demonstration

~Day cruise in a houseboat (includes lunch)

~Stay at a heritage resort on the banks of Lake Vembanad

Thekkady | October 15 - 16

A Journey through Spice Trails and Jungle Paths

Thekkady, a quaint hill town, prides itself on being one of the largest wildlife preserves in India, and is dotted with clusters of hills, elephants and ayurvedic spice-scented plantations. Explore the natural wonders of Ayurveda's native landscape in spice gardens adorned with spices commonly used in daily cooking. Experience the wonders of wildlife on a boat ride across Periyar Lake, followed by a rejuvenating forest bathing experience guided by a local guide. Interact with native elephants, touching their skin, feeding them bananas, or even enjoying a shower from their trunks. Go backstage with Kathakali dancers as they prepare to tell their stories through subtle facial and graceful movements.

The Experience:

~Local spice plantation visit

~Local art performances and backstage makeup demo

~Forest walk with locals

~Boat ride on Periyar Lake

~Feeding and bathing elephants

Cochin | October 17 - 18

Soak in the sea and cultural heritage 

The striking port city of Cochin is magical. Flanked by the Western Ghats mountain range to the east and the majestic Arabian Sea to the west, Cochin occupies a very strategic location and has been a significant trading zone and attractive tourist destination since time immemorial. The tradition and reputation of this enchantingly quaint port city are maintained to date with its ancient churches, cathedrals, temples and forts. Dotted with art cafes, Fort Kochi is a perfect blend of Kerala’s cultural roots and creativity.

The Experience:

~Heritage tour of Fort Kochi

~Shopping in local markets

~Chinese fishing net casting

~Stay at a sea-facing heritage hotel- a former shipyard reflective of the architectural splendor of Fort Kochi’s colonial past

What's Included

  • Accommodations: 7 nights at an Ayurvedic retreat and 5 nights in luxury hotels in Kerala
  • All meals: starting with dinner on October 6 to breakfast on October 18
  • Airport pickup on arrival to the retreat and all transportation during the entire length of the retreat, including a domestic flight from Karnataka to Kerela on 10/13
  • All activities 
  • Late checkout from your Kochi hotel on Day 6
  • Mineral water daily (Kerala)
  • Wi-fi in all accommodations 

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from the US and India
  • Airport dropoff at the end of the retreat
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa application and fees
  • Optional transportation and excursions
  • Laundry services


Varnita Kohli

Born and raised in the Himalayan Valley, Varnita discovered the transformative power of yoga during her teenage years. After moving to the U.S., she deepened her practice, blending her Indian heritage with her new cultural experiences further enhanced through training under leading Vinyasa and Hatha yoga gurus on routine travels to India. Varnita's passion for yoga led her to complete her 200 YTT with Beloved Yoga and soon after, she launched a kids' yoga initiative in her backyard to help them stay emotionally healthy and creative during the pandemic. 

Thrilled to be part of the Beloved community, Varnita finds it truly rewarding to serve her neighborhood community and enjoys learning and sharing her love for yoga and Ayurveda in service to kids, youth and adults 

Rooted in her passion to make Ayurveda accessible in the U.S. Varnita founded Be-Veda, ( an Ayurvedic wellness brand offering organic teas sourced from India to improve gut health, immunity and relaxation. Packed with vitamins and healing, Ayurvedic spices in tea blends provide calm, clarity, and a mind-body balance. Currently studying to be a certified holistic Ayurvedic coach, Varnita is dedicated to creating sustainable practices of Ayurveda and yoga.

With a deep-rooted love for India, she immerses herself in wellness practices and cultural explorations that inspire her to share the art of healing with others. She is excited to lead the "Journey to the Heart of Yoga and Ayurveda" retreat, and invites people from all walks of life to connect with their authentic selves and extend peace and happiness to the world.

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