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Yoga Teacher Training Retreats in Kerala
JAIVA ECO CAMPUS
Our next season retreats in Kerala (November to April 2011-12) will be held at this beautiful Jaiva Eco Campus, on the bank of river Chalakkudy in the village of Moozhikulam (pronounced as Moolikulam), which is 12 kilometers from Cochin International airport.
Moozhikkulam is a small idyllic village with all the basic facilities of a little town. The village square, at 10 minutes walking distance from our Jaiva Campus, has Post Office, Bank, shops, local restaurant, ATM center, Foreign Exchange center, Nature Cure center, a Homeopathy Clinic, Telephone Exchange, Milk Diary, medical shops, etc and buses, taxis are available easily. That's more than what we can ask for any Indian village!
We have two yoga halls – one large one (3000 sq. feet) for main yoga classes and another riverside hall (1000 sq feet) which can be used for theory classes and yoga for smaller groups and also for weekly cultural programs.
All students will be staying in Eco-friendly private rooms with attached bathrooms, with showers and western toilet commodes.
An exclusive Reception cottage is open 24/7 for any assistance. The same cottage also houses Internet café, International Phone calling facilities, a travel desk to book taxis, train and flight tickets.
You can buy basic toiletries, towels, yoga clothes, books, music, neti pots etc. in our campus
We have a person employed for washing and ironing the clothes of our students. It will cost 10 rupees for big pieces of clothes and 5 rupees for small pieces and 50 rupees for one tub.
We have an exclusive kitchen to cook the food conducive for yoga practice. Dining hall is on open platform facing the river and vacant fields around. Watch out for the starry nights and bright full moons.
We will provide clean filtered water for drinking at all times and also boiled water at the time of meals.
It is possible to swim in the river during the free hours during the day-time. We have to request the girls not to wear bikinis for swimming as it can attract the crowds from the local village and we may have wrong publicity in the village. Shorts and T-shirts should be okay.
There will be occasional cultural nights within our campus to showcase the traditional Dance, drama, music, martial arts of Kerala – that are related to yoga. These programs are part of yoga curriculum hours and included in your course fee. We also try to take you out for the temple festival or anything culturally interesting events happening nearby.
We organize day-trips to Elephants park, Water falls, Forests, Boating and sightseeing the interesting places around, on every day-off. If you would like to visit to any other place on your own we can help you with taxis and guides.
We have two wi-fi routers installed in our campus - though the signal doesn't reach inside all the rooms, you can sit in the yoga halls or reception to access net on your own computer or phone. There is one computer in the reception for the use of students.
Ayurveda Doctor and Facilities:
We have ayurveda therapy rooms and medicines are prepared from fresh herbs right here in the campus and all other oils and medicines are locally made. Both male and female therapists can be called as per the requirements of the students. An ayurveda Doctor will be visiting our campus for daily consultations.
Allopathic doctor is also available on call. The village also has a homeopathy clinic and another Naturopathy Hospital.
09.00 am: Brunch – Salad, South Indian foods and hot drink
02.30 pm: Fruits, Natural healthy Drinks and optional herbal tea/coffee
06.30 pm: Dinner – Rice, Roti (Indian bread), Lentils, Vegetable curries and Dessert on weekends.
If the Indian food doesn’t suit your stomach, we can provide bread, toast, porridge, Corn-flakes with milk etc. We are flexible to talk and arrange the food that is good for your stomach.
Meat and Fish products are not allowed in our campus. If anybody feels low in energy we can provide boiled eggs on request.
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