God's Own Country

Journey to Kerala | Experience Ayurveda at its Source: October 15 – 30, 2023

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Trip Itinerary

October 15: Arrive Cochin International Airport: Pick up and Transport to Ft Cochin Hotel. Visit Historic Fort Cochin, Enjoy Kerala Coastal Meals, Shopping, Rest & Land

October 17: Kerala Houseboats with sumptuous meal, tours of the backwaters, rowing down the canals, sunset over the lagoon and sleep in a traditional rice boat

October 19: Spice Village, Periyar Highlands: Spice Plantation Tour, Walking Tour of the Periyar Rainforest, Tamil Nadu Farm Tour, Excursions offered by our Ecolodge Nature Guides, Morning Yoga, Afternoon Tea by the Pool, Evening Ayurveda Cooking Classes with Spice Village Chefs

October 23: Ayurvedic Retreat and Therapies: Ayurvedic Treatments, Clinic Activities, Ayurveda Classes, Nature Time, Herb Tour, Temple Visit, Daily Yoga, Daily Meals together overlooking the Arabian Sea

October 30: Depart from Trivandrum International Airport, or Extend Your Trip on your Own



Come Home to Source

All accommodations are comfortable, spacious, clean, elegant and can be single or shared, 2 to a room, though I highly recommend single accommodation as the trip is 15 days and some of the Ayurveda treatments can go deep.

If you do choose to share accommodations, please let me know who you will share with. Otherwise, we reserve the right to put roommates together, and will not be able to accommodate changes once the trip begins.

Please note the houseboats are shared accomodation only: Two to a room, without exception. The rooms are ship shape close quarters but elegant and comfortable, with ensuite bathrooms, and there is plenty of room on the houseboat to spread out.

The First Week includes: Excursions, Transport, Visit to Spice Plantation, Tour Guides, Periyar Tour, Lunch with a Local Family, Cultural Program, Ayurveda Classes, Evening Cooking Classes, Yoga, Swimming, Resting, Shopping, 3 meals a day. Ayurveda treatments are also available at your own expense, and  you will have opportunities to explore, shop and or stop for coffee or chai at your own expense.

Our first week accommodations are elegant, artistic, rich in heritage and traditional but with modern comforts.

The Second Week includes: Daily Ayurveda Treatments, Doctor Visits, Three Meals a Day, Daily Yoga, Daily Ayurveda Classes, Herb Tour, Nature Walk, Temple Visi, Swimming, Resting, Meditating, Healing, all at a very beautiful location overlooking the Arabian Sea, with some of India’s top Ayurvedic doctors.

It really is the trip of a lifetime!


Come Home to Yourself

Trip Price

Single Accomodation: $5900 | Early Bird Price: $5600
*Best Option if you are coming on your own

Shared Accomodation: $5200  | Early Bird Price: $4900
*Best for couples or best friends

** Early Bird Discount available until May 30, 2023
***AIN Student Discount: $100 off
{AIN students will receive the discount code}

Price includes:
Pick up from the airport
All transport and excursions during the trip
Classes in Ayurveda, Yoga, cooking, history and culture of Kerala
7 days of Ayurvedic treatments including daily doctor visits
Friendly, knowledgable guides full of the living wisdom of Kerala
Beautiful, elegant, safe, clean and comfortable accommodations
Bountiful, delicious, world-class meals
Small, intimate, lovely group of soon-to-be-forever friends
Lots of loving support, deep teachings and lifelong memories

Airfare is not included. Departure taxi is also not included.

A $600 non-refundable deposit holds your place.

Payment in full by July 30, 2023 (email me for payment plans).

Please note: Payment is non-refundable.

This trip is for dedicated students of Ayurveda, who are comfortable travelling, learning and exploring in like-minded company. Please email me if you wonder if this trip is for you.

Trip Guide

Laura Plumb

As a graduate of the Kerala Ayurveda Academy, American Institute of Vedic Studies, and with decades of study into Yoga, Meditation, Vedanta, Jyotish, herbal medicine, nutrition, health and healing, Laura Plumb is an international educator on the power of the Vedic sciences to promote vibrant health and sacred living.

Laura is lead faculty for the Ayurvedic Integrated Nutrition 200 hour Professional Training, author of the best-selling book Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners, creator/presenter of the online video course The Medicine In Your Kitchen: Introduction to Ayurvedic Cooking, host of the 53-part show CleanseVeda, and a 12-part series Divine Yoga, and faculty at Pacific College of Health Sciences. 


Trip Support

This trip is supported by Monique Feil, a fine art, portrait and event photographer, who is Love embodied, Sweetness personified. We are so lucky to have Monique with us, and will be so ortunate to have her photgraphic documentation of this extraordinary trip.

Monique will be available for portraits on this trip.  Details coming soon!




Going on this trip with the vast knowledge Laura has of Ayurveda, meditation, yoga, and Jyotish was more than I could imagine. Laura connects to all people in a way that is caring and deliberate. I loved that there was constantly a new experience to learn or just enjoy all day, every day. Laura has a way of finding the awe in all. I am grateful to have such a wonderful teacher in Laura, to show me the way.


This pilgrimage is truly one of the very best I have ever been on. The memories and experience will last a lifetime.
Thank you for including me, it is a dream come true xoxo

For the last five years I’ve been on a journey of self-exploration. In this journey I have been looking for the piece of the puzzle that made me feel whole. That piece that was my version of home and that made me feel like I belong. This Ayurveda Immersion trip was that piece for me. It gave the opportunity to connect with myself in a way that made me feel like I arrived… home.


During this trip I experienced an expansion within myself… Every time I sat in stillness, or received a body treatment, or savored the delicious food, or chanted a mantra and felt its vibrations moving through me, I was expanding my understanding in Ayurveda… This awareness permeated in me and has freed me.


I need to start by thanking you for this incredible trip. Even in my dreams India was never so beautiful and safe. The places you took us to and the people we met went beyond in every sense of the word. Our paths were paved with grace, as a result of your graciousness. I never once felt nervous or uncomfortable in any way. Your planning and choices of accommodation were exquisite and so welcoming. I will always be grateful for your role in helping me to achieve this dream trip of a lifetime. 


Are You Ready?