Enlightened Events

Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat and Cultural Tour to Kerala, India

Presented by: Enlightened Events and Bhutan & Beyond

Is India calling you? 

Imagine immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of incredible India on this journey of self-discovery when you join us for a Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat and Cultural Tour to Kerala in South India. India is the birthplace of Yoga and has been a place of deep spiritual practice for millennia - a retreat in India is a journey to the deepest reaches of the self.


• 14 Yoga, meditation, relaxation and mindfulness sessions on the theme of strength, courage and wisdom

• Internationally acclaimed retreat leader and group facilitator, Sal Flynn

• Luxurious hotel and resort accommodation

• Destinations include Cochi, Alleppey, Kollam, Trivandrum and Neyyar

Cultural Experiences include 

• Kathakali Dance Drama performance
• Kalaripayuttu martial arts performance
• Sightseeing tour of the capital city, Trivandrum
• Visit Cochin, historical centre of the spice trade

Spiritual Experiences

• Amritapuri Ashram - home of Amma, the Hugging Mother
• Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram
• Padmanabhaswamy Vishnu temple

Special Experiences 

• Overnight on a houseboat in Kerala’s beautiful backwaters
• Hike to the sacred peak of Kali Malai - the abode of Mother Kali

“What a great trip! I had THE most amazing time in India with Sal Flynn and the other yoginis thanks to the great itinerary. So much to see and do – vibrant colours, great sight-seeing, fabulous accommodation, delicious food and such inspiring and yet calming yoga and meditation with Sal.  So humbling to be in India, to walk the path of the great yogis and to also have such an amazing time filled with great memories. Thanks for a marvellous and awe inspiring journey.” Sharron Williams

Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat

The Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat will focus on expanding your Strength, Courage and Wisdom. We all require strength, courage and wisdom to fully engage with the important aspects of our lives, whether that be our relationships, work or wellbeing.

Over 14 Yoga, mindfulness and meditation sessions we will draw from the vast wisdom of yoga practice using Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing practices) and Meditation to evoke the strength, courage and wisdom that is already within.

We will draw on the element of Earth in our daily practice and we will build the strength and resilience we need to embrace change and take advantage of the opportunities that life offers us. We will connect with the element of Fire. Fire is the great transformer that clears away the obstacles that stand our way so we can see clearly and allow creativity and wisdom to be revealed.

In our morning session, we will practice strength building asana and pranayama that will enliven our energy and prepare up to be inspired by the beautiful landscape and culture of Kerala. The afternoon practice will be restorative, quieting and calming, leading us to a period of stillness and reflection to move into the deeper realms of this ancient and sacred science.

Within each one of us is a vast resource of strength, courage, beauty and compassion. Our essential nature is empowered, wise, inspired, confident and joyful.

“Thank you for organising an excellent trip.  A good balance of yoga, relaxation, fun, and excellent food and accommodation.  The house boat cruise was the highlight for me, with its peaceful setting, refurbished accommodation and, of course, the delightful staff who looked after us so well and graciously. The beautiful resorts were an excellent backdrop for the yoga and a pleasant foil for the bus trips, jeep trip, markets and sightseeing.”
Jo Daniels.

Sal Flynn

Your inspirational and highly experienced, retreat leader is Sal Flynn, leading retreat facilitator, Yoga teacher/therapy educator, psychotherapist and mindfulness specialist.

Sal Flynn is a very experienced retreat leader and group facilitator. She is also a highly engaging Yoga therapy educator and mentor. She is a psychotherapist and psychotherapist trainer at the Centre for Existential Practice and formerly at Jansen Newman Institute. Sal is also trained to deliver the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs. Her formal and informal training blends the disciplines of Yoga, psychotherapy, education, contemplative practice, the arts and mind/body awareness practices. Underpinning her work is nearly 30 years of practice and study in the eastern traditions, along with education and internships in Western psychotherapy and Yoga therapies both in Australia and India. Sal Flynn began practicing yoga nearly 30 years ago and her practice is rooted in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya.

You will create memories that will last a lifetime and it will be a truly transformative experience.

India can be a challenging place to visit. Language, culture and, crowds can make traveling to India intimidating. We make it easy for you to enjoy the best of South India in a safe and fun way. Come see the real India with us.

"This was a genuine, comprehensive and well organised Yoga and meditation retreat and tour to Kerala, India. Our accommodation was wonderful and yoga venues were clean, spacious and well equipped.The food an absolute bounty of regional fare that exceeded expectations and every effort was made by the operators to accommodate needs and wants. The tour guides on the ground in India were friendly, courteous and knowledgeable and more than willing to interact with our group, sharing information and providing an insight into this fascinating and diverse country. I feel like I have had a small taste of the 'real' India rather than the usual hackneyed tourist sites that are so often fed to visitors.Special mention needs to be made of the generous and capable tour leader, Sal Flynn who drew it all together with enthusiasm, professionalism and good humour." 
- Susanne Allcock, QLD

$US3995 - early bird for the first four bookings received.
$US4145 - full price

Single supplement - US$1500 per person

Thu 3 Dec - Sat 12 Dec 2020

This retreat and cultural tour is brought you to you by Enlightened Events, leading provider of inspirational Yoga events and Bhutan & Beyond, India travel agent specialists.
This retreat is suitable for you whether you are a beginner or advanced Yoga practitioner. 

Contact us for full itinerary and inclusions.