“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ” Thomas A. Edison

 

AYURVEDA : the ART of LIVING WISE

 

YALAcollective invites you to a unique journey in Kerala, the land of Ayurveda to an immersive 10 days experience to dive you into the intelligence of the body and the senses. The beginning of a NEW YEAR is a perfect time to detox and clean our body to welcome all positive new change we will introduce in our daily life.

The program we propose you in collaboration with the healing Ayurvedic village Kairali is a pre-emptive healing program created to stimulate the capacity of self-regulation of our body, according to the wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation, in front of all the stresses that we undergo in our daily life.

 

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Every morning we will start introducing with a detox ritual followed from a meditation and Pranayama (breath techniques) class. After this internal body cleansing we will practice with Francesca Lo Cascio a two hours yoga class. Beyond this daily routine we will enjoy Francesca’s teaching during 3 evening Yin yoga classes, created to deeply relax and stretch your body.

Nathalie Geetha Babouraj, French/Indian doctor and founder of the ISI (Institut de santé integrative) in Paris, will guide us through the knowledge of Ayurveda. Following her guidance we will learn and practice together the principles of this ancient medicine. Nathalie will also guide the group in the art of Indian dance, a joyful moment to learn how to express our self through the movement of the body.

A detailed manual will be offered to you so that you can experience the Detox at home when needed.

  

 

You will experience the New Year’s day in Kerala! We will seize the opportunity to celebrate this important moment with a great night celebration.

 

 

During the retreat we will have the opportunity to express our creativity through the practice of yoga, meditation, cooking class and dance.

NOTE: This program is also open to people with chronic diseases, followed by their attending physician, who wish to create their lifestyle and further improve the processes of self-regulation and healing of the body in order to reduce symptoms as insomnia, anxiety, painful spurts, digestive disorders and other discomforts of everyday life.

 

 

YOGA &             MEDITATION practice

Francesca Lo Cascio, YALAcollective’s teacher, will guide you during the Meditation and Yoga classes. The classes are mainly held in English with the possibility of classes available in other languages according to our guests needs (French, Spanish or Italian).

Our yoga program is dedicated to all levels of this discipline. Entirely based on how guiding your breathing its practice will be divided in four parts:

The first part is dedicated to breathing (Pranayama) and to meditation.

The second dynamic part of Vinyasa Yoga where the breathing guides your mouvements.

A third part of Yin Yoga where we will wok on our connective tissue to deep hydratate, detoxify and rejuvenate our body.

A last part consists instead in deep relaxation (Shavasana).

  

  

TRAVEL PACKAGES :

From 28th December 2017 to 6th January 2018

1. 1 spot in a Double shared room : 2400€/pp.

2. 1 spot in a Double shared room : EARLY BIRD 2200€/pp. until 10 September

NOT INCLUDED: *Flights  *Indian Visa 

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HIGHLIGTHS

- 7-DAY CURE with an Ayurvedic check-up by a doctor of Kairalai Healing Village

- Daily practice of yoga and meditation by Francesca Lo Cascio

- Daily class of Ayurveda by doctor Nathalie Gheeta

- Ayurvedic delicious meals

- Accommodation in double cottage at Kairalai Village

- Bollywood Workshop

- Healthy Cooking Workshop

- New Year's Ritual Night

- Movie Night

- The Houseboat Getaway on the Backwaters One Day / One Night

- Internal transfers (by private minivan)

- The full YALAjourney is mainly held in English, but our staff also speaks French, Spanish and Italian.

 

 

WHAT is               AYURVEDA

Ayurveda is Sanskrit and is a combination of the words Ayus, meaning life, and Veda, which means science; think of it as ‘the science of life’. Ayurveda is based on the principles of finding harmony and balance between mind, body and soul. The main focus is preventing disease and maintaining vitality and health by following recommendations specific to your type; these recommendations offer insight into the ideal routine of proper diet, lifestyle, behavior and state of mind. Ridding our systems of both physical and spiritual toxins is an important part of the practice.

 

 

AYURVEDIC                   CLASS

Nathalie Geetha is a life-lover... After a career as a family physician, she decides to train in yogatherapy, dance, and Ayurveda, with Deepak Chopra. Following her guidance we will learn and practice together the principles of this ancient medicine. A manual will be offered to you so that you can experience the Detox at home when needed. *This detox program is inspired by Nathalie Geetha's on-line program "Ma Détox Colorée"

 

 

AYURVEDIC                 DIET

Food is perhaps the most important and most neglected ingredient of a healthy lifestyle. The Ayurvedic cuisine is a type of new wave food system where the diet includes all the necessary minerals and nutrients to promote growth and health while also keeping in consideration the palatability of the food offered.

This dietary system takes into account all the possible permutations through which the quality of food can be increased without destroying its taste. This cuisine is not only healthy but it also caters to all the age groups according to their choices.

There is no dearth of variety and there are numerous dishes with varied preparations which help in maintaining the novelty of the food. This cuisine is the best way to promote a healthy lifestyle for everyone.

 

 

BOLLY WOOD         workshop

To celebrate our body, let’s groove with this fun and joyful Bolly-Yoga class with Nathalie Geetha! Music will be our guide for movement : breathing, hips, shoulders, mudras, eye expressions, all our cells will sparkle, so we dance with our soul...

 

 

KERALA BACKWATERS & Houseboat Trip

Kerala is one of the most charming and captivating states in India and this exceptional natural beauty claims for it being named to be “God’s Own Country”.

Houseboats in Kerala is a unique attraction which has gained the attention of tourists from all over the world. One cannot think of complete tours and travel in India without exploring the scenic backwaters with a stay in a Kerala boathouse.

What is unique about backwaters in Kerala ?

Kerala Backwaters are a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways.

In the midst of this landscape there are a number of towns and cities, which serve as the starting and end points of backwater cruises.The backwaters have a unique ecosystem – freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea. Many unique species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs and mudskippers, water birds such as terns, kingfishers, darters and cormorants, and animals such as otters and turtles live in and alongside the backwaters. Palm trees, pandanus shrubs, various leafy plants and bushes grow alongside the backwaters, providing a green hue to the surrounding landscape.

 

   

LIMITED TO 12 GUESTS!

To ensure the high quality of the courses and visits, the YALAjourney Kerala is limited to a maximum of 12 participants! 

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THE HEALING VILLAGE

Kairali Ayurvedic Group's signature property 'The Ayurvedic Healing Village' is a nature’s paradise where one can recuperate from stress and strain, undergo treatment for one’s ailments, all while being on holiday.

This ayurvedic haven is situated in Palakkad, just a few kilometers from the world's biggest mountain pass between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Nature has bestowed Palakkad immensely with rich natural vegetation, mountains, forests, fertile valleys, rivers and mountain streams which makes it a panoramic repertoire. Time spent at this unique paradise will allow you to experience the authentic healing practices of ancient India, while relaxing in the lap of modern holistic luxury.

ABOUT THE TEACHERS:

 

FRANCESCA LO CASCIO

Italian architect and interior designer, Francesca expresses her creative flair in her job as much as in her everyday life. Francesca found the spark of her passions nurturing inner balance and a healthy lifestyle based on yoga, natural eating and creativity.

Her yoga story started in Thailand in 2002, where she studied Hatha Yoga in Pai, and progressively refined her studies in Vinyasa Yoga in India at Richikesh's Tattvaa Centre, in Paris with Mika de Brito and Gerard Arnauld and in the United Stated with Paulie Zink, founder of Yin yoga. She studied the Chakra balancing technique with Jana Johnson in Bali.

Deeply inspired by the work of her teachers Dr. Anodea Judith and Selene Vega, she recently completed an intensive training in the Phsycology of Chakras. Currently she focuses her attention and studies around phsychology, bioenergy and movement.

In 2014 she decided to create Yala Collective to connect with others, while sharing passions and evolving her vision and love for living.  

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NATHALIE BABOURAJ

Nathalie is passionate about life, and building bridges. She starts by combining the best of western progress and ancient wisdoms, since she grew up between France and India.

She practiced western medicine for 5 years as a preventive doc for the firefighters of Paris. And she also explored yogatherapy and the ayurvedic lifestyle in India, as well as in the USA, with Deepak Chopra.Nathalie Geetha Babouraj.

She is one of the pioneers in France in integrative health, she founded the iSi in 2013. She also loves to explore the intelligence of life through dance, cooking and the power of the tribe. Today, if she had to describe her job, it would be "designer of inner and sensory journeys" to create your own path to your soul.

Read the FULL BIO - She is the founder of the Institute de santé integrative of Paris.