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8 Days Beginner Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Kerala

Kaivalyam Yoga Retreat in Kerala

Kaivalyam Retreat is a concept beyond time and place. Providing homely environment to our valued guests is our commitment. For us all our guests are treated with warm hospitality following on our age old Indian tradition of Atithi Devo Bhavah Guest is God.


Farmyard is the main attraction of the retreat theme of organic living and dining. The site consists of 11 acres of vegetation area with landscape surrounding the building units, campfire place, view points area, rose garden, vegetable and fruit garden, nursery and spice plantations (cardamom, pepper, coffee, etc).

Yoga at Kaivalyam Retreat

Kaivalyam Retreat is dedicated to promoting traditional form of Yoga in an environment which emphasis to live an ashram type of life style (daily yoga, meditation sessions, organic vegetarian food, farm setup, etc) in private, serene and "simply" luxurious accommodation and related facilities.


  • Morning 2-hour theory session
  • Afternoon leisure reading time
  • Morning and evening 1-hour each yoga practice
  • Afternoon 2-hour farm-yard session
  • Evening special meditation session
  • Nearby sightseeing and hiking

Skill level

  • Beginner


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Kaivalyam Retreat is a concept beyond time and place. Providing homely environment to our valued guests is our commitment. For us all our guest are treated with warm hospitality following on our age old indian tradition of "Atithi Devo Bhavah - Guest is God".

Our retreat offers the following services and amenities for a comfortable & memorable stay.


  • 24-hrs running hot/cold shower
  • satellite/cable LCD TV
  • Direct dial phone
  • Internet broadband
  • Coffee/tea kettle
  • Room heater


Experience a yoga retreat for beginner with us at Kaivalyam Retreat. Below is the illustration of your daily schedule at our retreat.

Yogic day mantra is to rise early from bed. A quick morning stroll in midst of the mist filled plantations helps to freshen up before the daily yoga practices. Morning practices emphasis on asanas for warm up, stretching and other poses. Once the workout is over, you will soon be igniting your test buds with natural and organic breakfast.

Breakfast is followed by an hour of learning the basics of Yoga, its history and relevance in today's environment. In order to re-attach you to the earth roots with karma yoga, a hand on experience is waiting at the farmyard.

The rich flavor of spices coming from kitchen will churn your stomach juices with hunger and you will find yourself on the dining table with authentic delicacies to treat you at lunch.

Afternoon time can be spent in a relaxed way by exploring yourself : sightseeing, reading, checking out the spice processing ways or simply chatting with inmates. Still one more session of Yoga class is awaiting for understanding the advance features of Yoga and its therapeutic use.

The setting of dusk is more suitable time to relax your body and mind in a Yogic manner by way of practice of restorative asanas followed by meditation. But before you are tempted to take up dinner, do not forget to participate in a special evening session which covers some of important and interesting forms of Yoga - Tratak, Yoga Nindra, etc.


Kaivalyam Retreat for your yoga retreat for beginner is located in Munnar. Munnar was a summer resort of British Government in South India at around 5400 ft above sea level. It is pronounced "Moon-aar" meaning "Three rivers" in Tamil and Malayalam. There are in fact three rivers - Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru which flow through this town, but join some distance away from Munnar.

Munnar comprises of Munnar and surrounding Panchayats of Kanthalloor, Vattavada, Chinnakkanal, Marayoor and Pallivasal and forms a sub region rich in resources for tourism development. This hill station, situated in the Western Ghats, is famous for its salubrious climate through out the year, green carpeted tea plantations, deep valleys and rugged mountains, oceanic reservoirs, mythic ponds and lakes, numerous water falls as well as thick forests and adventurous remote areas.

Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands in Munnar is the Neelakurinji, a blue flower which blooms only every twelve years, is found in this region. It bloomed last in December 2006. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India - Anamudi, 2695m.

There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. Among these, majority of the plantations are owned by Tata Group's Kannan Devan Tea Estate. A visit to Munnar can witness the nurturing of tea in plantation to the process of manufacturing and packing.

Half the world population of the rare species of mountain goat (Hermitragus hylocrius) Nilgiri Tahr, is now found in the highlands and rocky regions. They have become a species which is fast becoming extinct. Small herds of Nilgiri Tahr are found in the Eravikulam Rajamala region.

The organic landscape, and all its overwhelming colossuses, has been left untouched with the magnificent stretch of wilderness of tall trees where cardamom covered tufts of land beckons one into an aromatic and dreamy landscape. Beautiful landscape, cool climate and wonderfully scented tea leaves are some of the other aspects that make this place a much sought after tourist destination. One can almost feel the divine vibrations of the past history echoing alive in every tree. And in the silence, hear one's own thoughts taking shape. In this virginal remoteness, even time moves at a different pace.



  • Activities
  • Yoga and related programs
  • Campfire
  • Indoor games
  • Farmyard experience
  • Spice plantation walk
  • Nature photography
  • Bird watching


  • Reception
  • 25-hrs room service
  • Travel desk
  • Concierge
  • Multi cuisine veg restaurant
  • Juice/coffee counter
  • Lawn dining
  • Group kitchen
  • Wireless internet at reception/restaurant
  • Doctor on call
  • In-house laundry
  • Daily needs stall
  • Parking
  • Pick and drop facilities
  • Car hire
  • Dormitory for chauffeurs and helpers
  • Vegetable garden and nursery
  • Landscaped garden
  • Rose garden
  • Spice plantation

Things to do (optional)

Kaivalyam retreat is nestled in a valley slope, surrounded with hills around, abundant tree cover, natural water stream and vast acreage of spice plantation. This provides ideal setting for various forms of on-site recreational activities which can be taken up along with other activities spread across hill station of Munnar.

On-site activities:

  • Yoga and related programs
  • Campfire
  • Indoor games
  • Farmyard experience
  • Spice plantation walk
  • Nature photography
  • Bird watching

Activities around Munnar:

  • Sightseeing tours
  • Trekking/hiking
  • Tea garden walk
  • Adventure sports
  • Cycling
  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Rock climbing
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