YOGA & WELLNESS
Take time to relax, rejuvenate and repose with yoga at Peace Garden.
Set amongst swaying palms our beautiful beachfront property is an idyllic place to practice yoga and meditation daily. With one yoga shala overlooking the beach, only the waves of the Arabian Sea will be your accompanying soundscape.
Enjoy the flexibility a yoga holiday package can give you, by taking classes as and when you want. We offer a variety of yoga, pranayama and meditation classes to suit our customer needs; whether you are a beginner or have intermediate experience. Start your morning with an invigorating Ashtanga Vinyasa flow class, then after a day in the sunshine, continue to unwind for the evening with a nurturing slow flow or Yin yoga class. Our programme of classes has been devised to help you build strength and flexibility in your practice, to help purify your body, balance your energy, ground and regenerate you....pure bliss!
There will be plenty of free time too to indulge in one of our Ayuvedic massage therapies or you can simply spend lazy days on the beach or venture further afield for sightseeing and cultural adventures.
Stay on either a single or double occupancy basis in one of our spacious Sea View, Superior Garden View or Garden View cabins.
TYPES OF YOGA
Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow: Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit as meaning “connection”. Our AshtangaVinyasa flow classes synchronize movement and breath in a continuous flow of poses, beginning with Sun Salutations. Ashtanga Vinyasa classes are energetic, creative and suitable for all levels, with variations and modifications offered throughout the class.
Slow Flow: Slow flow classes are light and creative, but slower paced and gentler then our Vinyasa classes. Postures are generally held for longer periods, and the transitions between are a little slower so yogis of all levels can sink a little deeper into their practice.
Yin Yoga: Our Yin yoga classes are slow paced and calm in style. Postures are held for a much longer period of time with the focus on floor based postures. Targeting the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, tendons and fascia, to help improve flexibility and create the feeling of space and freedom in your body. You will leave the class feeling amazing! Yin yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular styles of ‘yang’ Vinyasa flow classes.
Restorative Yoga: Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body.
Pranayama: Pranayama is the formal practice of controlling the breath, which is the source of our prana, or vital life force. It is said to help purify the blood and the respiratory system. The deeper breathing enriches the blood with oxygen. It’s as important to the practice of yoga as asana or meditation, quickly balancing energy and stabilizes moods. Pranayama offers similar moments of presence and focus as meditation, making it a worthy substitute for those times when you just can’t calm your monkey mind.
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Relax the body, calm the mind and let go of any tension or stress by taking time out for a massage at our onsite wellness centre. Choose from a variety of Ayurvedic and physical therapy treatments, that can be gentle or deep tissue; for the whole body or specific targeted areas such as the head and neck, the back and shoulders or the feet, there is something on offer for everyone.
Treatments and Massage Therapies
Kerala Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage (75 Minutes): This full body warm oil massage is a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of both mind offering overall health and well-being.
Relaxation Massage (75 Minutes): A massage that gives you time to recover from the stresses of daily life using long smooth gliding strokes that are rhythmic and flowing. Pressure is deeply relaxing, but not painful. This is a treatment designed to soothe and relax you, rather than relieving chronic pain or other underlying aliments.
Deep Tissue Massage (75 Minutes): This massage offers pain relief, relaxation, stress reduction, whilst improving range of motion and circulation. Designed to relieve deep muscle tension to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles and fascia.
Reflexology (30 or 45 Minutes): A healing technique based on the theory that reflex areas exist in the feet, hands and ears that link or refer to particular organs, glands, and other parts of the body. While, it is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet, it may be administered on hands or ears. Reflexology can help reduce stress, it induces relaxation, improves the circulation of both blood and lymph, provides a more efficient removal of toxins and impurities and allows the body to balance itself.
Hot stone Massage (90 Minutes): Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and helps warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply and more quickly. It can improve the functions of the lymphatic and immune systems, help normalize body functions, help the body to heal itself, increase of cellular activity, improve the flow of blood inflammation and muscle injury, remove stress and induce a feeling of well-being. As well as balancing the male and female energies.
Cupping treatment (60 Minutes): Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.The cupping therapy is often incorporated in the traditional Chinese acupuncture and massage therapy practices and has also been used in other parts of the world including Europe as traditional folk therapy.It can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, induce relaxation and well-being, and is a type of deep-tissue massage.60 Minutes
Balinese Massage (75 Minutes): Balinese Massage is one form of traditional Indonesian massage. Originating on the island of Bali, this massage involves a combination of techniques, including massage, acupressure, reflexology, and aromatherapy into one session. Often used for relaxation, this type of massage can also help loosen muscles and ease pain.
Head, Shoulder and Neck (30 or 45 Minutes): Our head, neck and shoulder massage is beautifully relaxing and targets all the places you hold the most tension – the head, neck and shoulders. Choose your desired level of pressure, whether you need a strong massage to relieve built up tension, or a gentle and tranquil experience to experience relaxation.
Head and Face (30 Minutes): This is a form of relaxation massage that focuses on the face, head, neck, scalp which are important energy centres within the body. This form of massage is very relaxing and has a balancing effect as it helps to release stress and tension creating a sense of peace and well-being.
Rahul is Ayurvedic Massage Therapist from Kerala. He studied Ayurvedic Physiotheraphy from Shanthigiri Ashramam, Kerala and also studied international spa wellness at the International spa Institute Trivandrum Kerala. He previously worked as a physiotherapist for 8 years at Trivandrum International Golf Club, Kerala, before joining us here at Peace Garden.