RETREAT & STUDY RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN SOUTH INDIA
WE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS AMAZING IMMMERSION INTO THE REAL INDIA; THROUGH THE TRADITIONAL SYSTEM OF EDUCATION "GURUKULA" FROM 18 FEBRUARY TO 8 MARCH 2024.
20 DAYS REJUVENATION PROGRAMME
From 18th February to 8th March 2024
This retreat is designed for anyone who is interested in recovering vitality through this ancient Indian healing practice. During the programme, each participant will be assessed (by seniors Indian gurus) and a person-centred treatment, according to their own health, will be designed consisting in a variety of procedures (actions) belonging to the Panchakarma system such as: Ayurvedic massage, herbal cleansing, vital breathing practices, therapeutic steaming baths, Ayurvedic meals and diet (dosha* balance) and wellbeing advice fully immersed in the traditional South Indian Culture.
The programme is divided in two stages
Purification/Cleansing process: This consists of 14 days of morning and evening massage; sweat therapies, baths and other Panchakarma actions tailored to the individual’s unique healing needs.
Recovery and self-observation: 6 days of rest with plant base medicine techniques, Ayurvedic diet and spiritual practice: Meditation, pranayama practice (breathing exercises) and ceremonies based in Indian Culture.
The Ayurveda Diploma program taught by Kalarigram covers the theoretical and practical study of two important therapeutic methods: Shamana* (Detoxification) and Rasayanas* (Rejuvenation therapies)
It is believed that Kalaripayattu is one of the oldest existing martial arts in the world, which flourished during the Medieval Kerala period. However, it was banned by colonial powers during 140-year span of the British Empire. Nowadays, this powerful discipline has influenced actors, theatre directors, dancers and martial artists alike, allowing its revival.
During this twenty-day intensive course in India, you will be immersed in an ancient Yoga tradition through “teacher and disciple” relationship. The daily practice will not only include pranayama, kriyas, asanas and meditation but also the concepts of mudras, bandhas and the most important foundations of yoga philosophy.