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Radiance & Rejuvenation India Retreat: A Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda Immersion

March 5, 2018March 15, 2018

Monday – Thursday March 5 – 15, 2018

Instructors: Krishna Peter Perry and Aiyana Athenian

Schedule: Monday evening until Thursday mid-morning (details below)
Maitreyi Vedic Village | near Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India

This retreat will not be offered in 2019. Check back for potential 2020 dates in early 2019. 

Journey to the motherland of Yoga and immerse yourself in yoga, meditation and ayurveda at the peaceful sanctuary of Maitreyi Vedic Village. Relax in the quiet and beauty of nature in the Tamil Nadu countryside away from cities and a busy pace of life. Take time to connect with your Soul opening to your innate radiance. Each morning of this 10-day retreat we will awake to greet the day with Vedic chanting, silent meditation and an Ayurvedic yoga class aimed at gently building the inner agni (internal fire) while balancing your body and mind.

a monk sitting in Chin Mudra

Chin Mudra Meditation

This retreat includes a strong focus on Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, aimed at balancing the body through understanding of the five elements and 3 doshas. Participants will receive a consultation with the resident Vaidya (Ayurvedic Doctor) to assess your individual needs at the beginning of the retreat. Then you will be given seven Ayurvedic treatments (1 per day with a couple days off for excursions) aimed at deeply relaxing the body, calming the nervous system and restoring the body to balance and wholeness. Treatments often include abhyanga (relaxing oil Ayurvedic massage), shirodhara (oil streamed on the forehead to reduce stress and tension) and herbal formulas to support health. The regular Ayurvedic treatments for the duration of the retreat will support a deep rejuvenation process in your body and mind.

There is free time throughout the day to explore the retreat grounds, take a walk through the organic gardens at Maitreyi, journal, explore personal yoga practice, enjoy the resident cows or sit and simply Be. Afternoons include a gentle yoga and guided meditation session focusing on self-inquiry and some days will include a talk on Ayurveda or yoga philosophy. The evening sessions rotate between a spiritual talk, kirtan (chanting), and/or silent meditation. Three delicious Ayurvedic, vegetarian meals are served daily. Private sessions with the teachers can be scheduled during the retreat.

Other optional retreat activities include homas (fire ceremonies) led by the resident pandits (priests), and two excursions to nearby temples and a tea plantation.

This ten-night retreat begins with an evening meal at 6 pm on Monday, March 5th and ends mid-morning on Thursday, March 15th after a morning session and breakfast. This retreat is perfect for anyone with some prior yoga and meditation experience. If you have practiced yoga for awhile, but are new to meditation please feel free to contact us and check in.

Sample Daily Schedule:

6:30 – 8:15 a.m. – Meditation & Yoga Class

8:15 – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast

10:30 – 12:00 – Ayurvedic Treatments or Free Time

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Ayurvedic Treatments or Free Time

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Dinner

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Spiritual Talk & Evening Meditation

Rates & Accommodation

The rate includes 3 meals/day, lodging, yoga & meditation sessions, 7 Ayurvedic treatments and a private session with the teachers if desired.

Early Registration Rate: Registered by November 1, 2017: $1595.00

Regular Rate: Registered by February 19, 2018: $1695.00

Payment Plan Rate: Registered by September 1, 2017 (6-installment payment plan): $1695.00 | Contact us for more info.

Registration: To register, submit the application below. This retreat is limited to 12 participants so early registration is recommended to secure a spot. Registration closes February 19, 2018.

Continuing Education Credits: 50 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for this Yoga & Meditation Immersion. Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CEs.

Advanced YTT Credit: This retreat is available for credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.

Accommodation/Meals: Accommodation is provided at the beautiful Maitreyi Vedic Village in double occupancy cottages. If a single is necessary due to health concerns, please contact us to check on availability and for rates. Three (3) Ayurvedic, vegetarian meals are served daily. Food sensitivities can be accommodated. More information about the Maitreyi Vedic Village including directions, facilities, Indian travel info, FAQ’s, etc. will be e-mailed to participants after the application/deposit are submitted. Contact us for details about the retreat facilities, food, etc.

Additional Costs:

Airfare to India. Coimbatore Airport (CJB) is the closest domestic airport to Maitreyi Vedic Village, while Cochin Airport (COK) is the nearest international airport.

Transport to Maitreyi from the Coimbatore airport: Approximately $12-36 USD one-way depending on whether one is sharing a vehicle or not. (This is optional if one chooses to fly to another airport and arrange her/his own transportation to Maitreyi).

Indian Tourist Visa.

Optional Excursions to Temples, Gandhi Orphanage, Tea Plantations and/or Wildlife Refuge.


Admissions Procedures:

Application Deadline for the Radiance & Rejuvenation India Retreat: February 18, 2018

Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.

Step 2: Once an application has been received, it will be reviewed and a paypal invoice e-mailed to the applicant within 1-2 business days for the 50% application deposit or if opting for the payment plan, a $500 deposit. The application deposit must be paid within 7 days of the issuing date of the invoice in order to hold a space in the retreat. The application process is not complete until the application deposit has been paid.

Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the retreat will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.

Step 4: The remaining balance is due 30 days before the start date of the retreat or if using a payment plan divided into 5 monthly payments beginning October 1, 2017.

Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted. Thank you.

ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.

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Maitreyi Vedic Village

Ishwaramalai, Aliyar

Pollachi (TK),

Tamil Nadu



0091 4253 288 763, 764


Krishna Peter Perry & Aiyana Athenian