Palm Tree Yoga Centre is magical with its ocean views and its rooftop yoga shala.
If you are like me and struggle with the wintertime (especially January), then this could be the perfect antidote for you next year 2020. A boost of sunshine during the dark days of January can be so uplifting for spirit and stepping away from your everyday life to practice yoga, relax and feel restored is such a kind and caring investment for your own wellbeing.
Palm Tree Yoga Centre is magical with its daily sunshine, ocean views and rooftop yoga shala. Our beach is in a peaceful bay and only a half hour stroll or a short tuk tuk ride from the shops and restaurants of Kovalam.
Accommodation is spread over three colonial houses overlooking the beach.
Palm Tree has an on-site massage centre so massages and Ayurvedic treatments can be arranged on-site,
Sumadra Village is less than ten minutes walk away and has several cafes, a beauty parlour, shops and lots of hotels (some of which allow us to use their sunbeds and swimming pool for a small fee).
Food: There is an on-site restaurant. Each day after your morning yoga class a delicious breakfast will be served.
On four evenings each week dinner will be provided. Kerala has great vegetarian cuisine so on other evenings we will explore the many local restaurants
Kovalam is two bays away and you can either stroll in along the road or take a 5 minute tuk tuk. This is a great place to shop, change money, visit other beaches, an array of restaurants, treatment centres and
The beach is directly in front of the venue, sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired at a discount.
The Indian Ocean can be quite vigorous and have a strong undertow so there are well trained lifeguards on all beaches.
Excursions can be arranged for you: just ask Halin our manager and he will arrange transport and the excursions for you.
Yoga will take place in the shaded rooftop yoga shala where we have space and equipment for 24 yoga students.
There are cooling roof fans and bamboo blinds so that we may practice in comfort throughout the season.
We have magnificent views of the Indian Ocean as we practice and during the evening practice we watch the sunset over the ocean.
In the morning’s, there will be an alignment based vinyasa flow class beginning at approximately 7 30 am and finishing at around 9 30 am (to avoid the heat). This will be flexible each day though. We will then have a hearty breakfast/brunch buffet.
In the evenings we will practice at Sunset from 5 00 pm – 6 30 pm usually. These sessions will vary each day and will include all aspects of yoga such as a Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Somatics, Technique/Therapeutics/ Yoga Nidra/ Meditation and Pranayama.
Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks and belts are provided.
NB – if you are a beginner or would like to come with a partner whom is a beginner, my husband Brian will be teaching a daily yoga basics class every morning that will follow on from mine.
We have allowed two days without yoga during the weekend in the middle of your holiday. This is so you may wander further afield to explore India, take longer excursions, or just relax.
Accommodation – This venue is nicely decorated with cool marble floors throughout.
All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and en-suite facilities with solar heated shower, WC, basin and mirror, ceiling fans and mosquito nets on the windows.
Housekeeping service cleans the house daily and changes bed linen and towels every 4 days throughout your stay.
Each building has a communal kitchen with a fridge freezer.
There is plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking pots in case you wish to create snacks.
Teas, coffee, drinking water and biscuits will always be available outside of meal times.
Each building also has a large and airy living room for relaxing with a dining area, sofa and comfy chairs.
Wifi is available
Flights – Fly to Trivandrum – daily from Heathrow, several airlines including Emirates and Sri Lankan Air. All scheduled flights require changing planes on route. Emirates also fly from Gatwick.
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