Experience Ayurveda in India: February 2020

Would you like to receive authentic Ayurvedic therapies in the true home of Ayurveda- plus visit some of India's most ancient temples and sacred ashrams in Southern India as well? Join us as we spend 11 days in South India: 6 days sightseeing followed by 5 days in a peaceful Ayurvedic retreat center, where we will receive customized Ayurvedic guidance and body therapies- and more!  

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Ayurvedic therapies at the award-winning ayurvedagram in bANGALORE - 5 days and nights

AyurvedaGram Heritage Wellness Centre is among the Top Five Ayurvedic health resorts in the country, internationally-recognized for authentic Ayurveda treatments and long term rejuvenation programs. Although located near Bangalore for convenience, the Ayurvedic soul of Kerala is channeled with lush medicinal gardens and transplanted antique traditional Kerala homes composing the classical healing complex. 

Your 5-night stay includes a Complete Rejuvenation Package beginning with a health consultation from an Ayurvedic doctor (vaidya). You’ll receive two Ayurvedic therapies per day and guidelines to instruct your daily schedule of herbal formulations, diet, yoga, pranayama and meditation. AyurvedaGram’s dining establishment is an exclusive vegetarian restaurant famous for its Kerala-style preparations and other South Indian delicacies.

Daily yoga classes will be offered to us by Indian yoga master Mohanty. Additional cultural activities will be available during your stay, including temple visitation, an auspicious Fire Ritual Ceremony and an Indian Cultural Night with optional Indian dress and traditional Kerala dance performance.

6 days Southern india tour: temples, ashrams, holy mountains, modern cities....

We begin our journey in Chennai (capital of Tamil Nadu and India's 4th largest city), where we will ease our way into Indian life with local temple visits, shopping excursions and some downtime for recovery from the long travel journey. Next, we will travel south to visit the famous 8th century shore temples of Mahabalipuram- a World Heritage Site and one of the most photographed monuments in India. We will continue onwards to Pondicherry- a city with a distinctive Mediterranean feel, due to its history of 300-years of occupation by the French (ending in 1954). While in Pondicherry, we will visit the Aurobindo Ashram, which was founded by Sri Aurobindo in 1926 and transformed into an experimental international yoga residential community, built on harmonious utopian principles, in 1968. From Pondicherry, we will continue on to Tiruvannamalai- a town built around Arunchala, the sacred mountain where the Indian saint Ramana Maharishi lived and taught the self-inquiry method of enlightenment to his disciples. From Tiruvannamalai, we will journey onwards to Bangalore, where we will wind down and enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating authentic Kerala-style Ayurveda experience at AyurvedaGram.

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Cost: $1850 per person. This includes: 11 nights of lodging (shared occupancy), group meals, travel within India, AyurvedaGram's residential 5-day Rejuvenation package, all entry tickets, guides. Cost does not include: international airfare, travel fees (i.e. passport, visas, inoculations), personal incidentals (i.e. shopping, room service, laundry, additional therapies requested) and tips.

**Please note that a deposit of $850 is due upon registration, to secure your spot. This is fully-refundable up to October 15th, 2019. Cancellations made after October 15th will forfeit this deposit. Trip registration closes October 1st, 2019. The balance of $1000 will be due by January 2, 2020.

**Group size is limited to 10 people, so be sure to secure your spot as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

For more information, or to secure your spot, contact Jennifer at jennifer@earthenapothecary.com or by telephone at (843) 743-8373.