We offer daily meditation ‘sittings’ , local homestay accommodation and a safe environment for solo travellers as company, help and advice is always available!
Meditation Retreats (3)
Karen came to India in 1997 for a three-week holiday and decided to make Kerala her home. For 10 years, she ran yoga and massage holidays in Kovalam. From 2007 until mid-2012, she lived, worked, served, and followed Zen at Bodhi Zendo, blessed to have guidance and support from a Zen master, AMA Samy. She then returned to the 'marketplace' and began a new chapter with Kin-Hin. She is also a qualified aromatherapist with over 20 years experience. Her diploma in holistic aromatherapy was obtained from the Tisserand Institute in London in 1993.
from Germany, December 2019
Good breakfast, karin she booked for me train Ticket, she is very friendly and kind.
from Sweden, January 2020
"Meditation as part of your holiday is a great idea! "
Meditation twice a day together with experienced and most friendly Karen Sivan is a treat on any holiday. Wether you are a regular meditator or not, it adds a dimension when sittning with likemindeds, and it gives your leisure day a welcome structur. I also had the breakfast package - lovely fruitsallad to start off the day!
from Sri Lanka, December 2019
"5 day meditation retreat, Kovalam"
Excellent hands-on meditation instruction
from United States, February 2019
"A must-do! "
Everything about this stay was perfect for me! I was the only guest at this time so I had private yoga and meditation classes! They take place on a decked roof amongst coconut palms, with sounds of birds mixed with Temple music...
I loved the home-cooked meals! Sivan's massages are really worth doing as well.
The owners made me feel at home, it felt more like visiting friends... They were also helpful with moving around in the neighbourhood as well as with planning the onward journey, choosing the trusted tuktuk and taxi drivers.
It was a perfect soft landing to the Indian ground for a first-timer in India!
from France, November 2018
"Lovely people but disappointing activities"
Very nice spot, nice house, excellent food ! Karen and Sivan are lovely people. They do their best to make our stay as best as can be. They are very easy going which is very pleasant.
Sivan make very good massage.