Immerse Yourself in Traditional Ayurveda
October 3-18, 2021
Considered the “home of Ayurveda,” Kerala is also called God’s own country for its lush, rich and extraordinary beauty. A place where for centuries international traders have sought its prized spices, Kerala is a culture of rich diversity, sophistication and color where people are warm, wise and welcoming.
Our trip begins at a traditional Ayurvedic center right on the beach where you will be nourished, pampered, oiled and rejuvenated. There will be Yoga classes, ocean swims, classes with Ayurvedic doctors and chefs, nature walks and temple visits.
From there we head to the famed ghats, to wander through herbal forests where botanical medicine grows on trees and vines, and seemingly everywhere. There you will visit a large family spice plantation, hike or boat through a tropical wildlife preserve, enjoy a cooking class and meal with a local couple in their home, and in the evenings with our acclaimed Kerala chefs, enjoy cultural performances, and rest easy at our eco-friendly, traditionally inspired cottages in the Cardamom Hills.
On our way up to the western ghats, we will spend one evening at
We will spend one night on houseboats on the serene Backwaters, floating on these beautiful waters and canals where people have lived and farmed since what seems like time immemorial, while enjoying comfort and traditional Kerala meals in the evening under the stars.
Our final days will be in Fort Cochin, on the Malabar coast. Thanks to the spice trade, Cochin has received traders and merchants from China, Europe and the Middle East over its history and it shows in its architecture, art, and cuisine. In Cochin we will tour the historic quarters, allowing time for shopping, art galleries and museums. We will celebrate our trip on our final night with an exquisite cultural dinner.
All the while, you will be accompanied by Ayurvedic practitioner Laura Plumb, author of Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners, who will be holding classes and sharing inspiration as we travel. We will meet wise guides, Ayurvedic experts and cultural historians, and get to listen and learn from them.
This promises to be a rich and vibrant experience with a lovely group of inspiring individuals exploring the magic of Kerala.
Are You Ready For Magic?