Scaravelli Yoga Retreat Holiday in Kerala India

Yoga retreat holiday, Kerala, India, Cherai Beach Resort, 5-13 February, 2018

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This yoga retreat holiday in Kerala, Southern India, is an excellent opportunity for you to explore and develop your own personal yoga practice with the help and guidance of Scaravelli yoga teacher Catherine Annis.

Bringing out the best that nature has to offer.  
A rare blend of beauty: the beach and backwaters. 

Nestled between the Keralan backwaters and the Arabian sea, our resort, Cherai Beach, is situated in spectacular surroundings and within easy reach of Cochin, the ancient spice trading port.

The resort is beautifully landscaped with banana trees, coconut palms, lagoons and thatched villas in charming Keralan style.  Here, you can watch as sun rises over the serene backwaters and sets on the beach.  The sea is warm and suitable for swimming, there are hammocks for you to laze in, glorious  views.  You may be lucky enough to spot kingfishers working for their meal or even dolphins playing in the sea.

With wide horizons and clear water, these stunning natural surroundings are the perfect place for a yoga holiday.

Scaravelli Yoga Holiday in India with Catherine Annis
Dates: 5-13 February, 2018
Location: Cherai Beach Resort …. Kerala, Kochin, India
(select TRAVEL section tab above for map and directions)
Accommodation: All rooms have:

* en-suite facilities
* air conditioning plus fan
* TV
* telephone (for internal use)
* fridge
* complimentary toiletries
* room service


£899 pp …. based on 2 sharing


£1,089 …. single rooms are limited and are allocated on a first come first server basis.

Included: * Air conditioned villa with en-suite bathroom, fridge and private veranda.
* Twice daily yoga sessions and related practices.
* Half board – 2 delicious buffet style meals a day.
* Airport transfers for Cochin airport on recommended flights.
* Beach loungers, towels and umbrellas, provided by the resort and carried onto the beach for you.
Not Included: Insurance, visas, flights, massage, excursions, drinks and snacks.
Booking: To book please select the ‘Booking’ tab above


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The resort is designed with love and style.  It has been ranked as the ultimate quiet getaway destination, offering visitors luxury one can only dream about – the unpolluted atmosphere, crystal clear water, absolute calm and privacy, coconut trees and beautiful lagoons, golden beach in front and still water behind.

Doubles and twins are in the Premium Doctor’s Villas – large villas with seating area, fridge, air con, and veranda overlooking the lawn, banana trees and palms.

Single rooms are in the Doctor’s Villas – air con, fridge, and veranda overlooking the lotus ponds with hammocks towards the beach.

The resort is exquisitely landscaped with lagoons and canals meandering in and around a number of the cottages, built around picturesque greenery overlooking the clean long beach at the front and serene backwaters behind.  Sun rises over the backwaters behind us – first you see a wave of crimson at the eastern horizon.  As and when it approaches Cherai, it thickens to molten gold and in minutes you see it emerging from the skies and backwaters turning everything into a maze of crimson  gold.  At the end of the day, the sun sinks into the Arabian Sea.

Scaravelli inspired yoga is the new, stress free yoga, that benefits everyone.  Classes are suitable for all ages and all levels of yoga experience (beginner, intermediate or advanced).  Regardless of your level of fitness, you will discover a longer, stronger and more flexible spine, a calmer mind, and begin to enjoy increased energy and ease of movement.



The restaurant serves two buffets a day.

Breakfast has a choice of fresh juice, cereal, toast, butter and honey as well as local delights like idli, dosa and puttu.

Dinner consist of delicious lightly spiced vegetarian curries, fresh prawn/fish/meat dishes, traditional authentic Keralan cuisine, complimented by western dishes, soups, salads, puddings and fruit – just divine. Beer and wine are also available.

If you have dietary requirements or special requests, the restaurant captain will be able to accommodate your needs.  Please let us know at your time of booking if you require an alternative diet during your stay.

There are several nearby choices for lunch giving us the opportunity to sample the local cuisine.  These are always a popular choice and are extremely well priced.



Sample Programme

12.00pm Arrival and refreshments
4.30 – 6.30pm Welcome meeting and gentle jet-lag yoga
7.00pm Dinner


Sunday / Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday
7.30 – 9.30am Yoga
9.30am Breakfast
1.00 – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 – 5pm Free time to explore, walk, chill out, have a massage
5.00 – 7pm Yoga
7.30pm Dinner
8.30pm Free time


 Day Off
8.30 – 9.30am Breakfast
10.00am  A day to relax and explore the local area, to take time out for an excursion, or simply to chill out at the Ayurvedic spa.


8.30 – 9.30am Breakfast
10.00am Departure

Please note that whilst I will do everything possible to adhere to the programme and details laid out above, some things are outside my control, and therefore I reserve the right to make changes if necessary.



The resort staff will be at hand if you wish to plan a trip or excursion.

Options and are often determined by availability with contacts so may vary from holiday to holiday:

Scaravelli yoga with Catherine Annis Cherai Beach Resort Keralal punt on local backwatersPunt on the local backwaters around the resort.

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

Scaravelli yoga with Catherine Annis Cherai Beach Resort washing elephantVisit the Elephant sanctuary.

The elephants are always at home at the sanctuary and are hand washed daily in the local waters.

If you are lucky enough you may be invited to help wash them, or even have a ride.  The sanctuary is a fabulous excursion .


2013 Scaravelli inspired yoga holiday with Catherine Annis India Keraala fishing netsVisit Fort Cochin

A day trip to Cochin for sightseeing and shopping. Lovely Indian crafts, spices and clothes to buy.


Southern India, Yoga, Retreat, Holiday, Kerala, Catherine Annis, Scaravelli, 2018, YogaUnitedVisit a women’s project.

Watch the local women weaving natural fibres which grow in the backwaters, and hear the fascinating story about the history of Kerala, and a Christian organisation serving the whole community.

Southern India, Yoga, Retreat, Holiday, Kerala, Catherine Annis, Scaravelli, 2018, YogaUnitedVisit the local ashram and martial arts school.

Visit the Swami, his apothecary of Ayurvedic herbs and remedies which are produced on-site, and watch Kalari, the traditional Keralan martial art taught to local children.



Cherai Beach Resort is located at the Gateway of Muziris, the heritage capital of Kerala, 25km from Cochin International Airport.

There are good connections from all UK airports (Emirates EK002 leaves at 13.35 connecting in Dubai). The EK530 then continues, arriving in Cochin (COK) at 8.05am for noon check in. The driver will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the resort, around 45mins away.

When you leave, if you have to… is up to you. Recommended flights are EK533, EK029 leaving at 4.25am, or EK531, EK003 leaving at 9.40am). If you’re on an adventure, Emirates have excellent connections from all major Indian airports.









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Add Ons

In addition to hosting and taking bookings for our yoga retreat, Yoga United offer add-ons options for your trip to India.

For those wishing to explore India in more depth, and immerse themselves into the Indian culture, why not consider extending your time in India with one of Yoga United’s organised add-ons.

Yoga United, know and love south India, it’s their winter home. Over the years, they have built great relationships with local tour operators, resort managers, and local people so for any excursion or add-on, you know you’ll be in safe, capable and knowledgeable hands.

If you’d like to know more about any of these fantastic tours, please contact Yoga United direct on +44 (0)20 8361 1882 or email


Tamil Nadu Temple Tour

A great NEW ADD-ON to compliment your yoga retreat holiday.

Tamil, Nadu, temples, Yoga, United, Holiday, Tour, Add On, IndiaStay in a brand new resort in Mamallapuram with its UNESCO protected stone carved temple sites. You will be taken on a guided tour of the village itself, the UNESCO protected monuments, and shops. The second day will be a visit to Kancheepuram, the ancient capital city of the Pallava Kingdom famous for its temples, guided round two of the best temples with elephants, a traditional vegetarian south Indian thali lunch. See wonderful scenery, local crafts and stop of a chai or coconut water, then back to the resort to relax by the stunning swimming pool.


£450 pp for 3 nights, based on two sharing


£195 single supplement

Includes breakfast, airport transfers on recommended flights, all guided trips in Mamallapuram & Kancheepuram, momument entrance fees,  Indian thali on the Kancheepuram trip).

This trip does not include internal flight to / from Cochin (around £35 for 1 hour flight).

Yoga Home Stay

For more yoga, head for Solamans’ house, a yoga homestay and authentic experience of staying with a middle-class Indian family, with twice daily yoga, delicious food with home-produced vegetables and spices made at home by Priya (take your notebook), and more local trips to identify spices, swim in the river, and other local attractions accompanied by Solaman and his two young sons.  Only a short distance away from Cherai Beach.


£tbc pp per night based on 2 sharing


£tbc single supplement

Includes all meals and snacks, twice daily yoga, guided walks, airport transfers.


Best of Kerala Backwaters

Back Waters, Yoga, United, Holiday, Tour, Add On, IndiaIf you are after a truly pampering experience, travel down to Alleppey by private car to the well-known banks of the Alleppey backwaters. Famous for its cruises, stay on land in a beautiful resort with swimming pool, delightful restaurant and fabulous spa with exceptional treatments. Optional daily yoga is with a local teacher, walks around backwater villages, temples, boating or staying on a traditional Keralan boat are all possibilities, even playing a few games of pool, snooker or table tennis.


£tbc pp for 3 nights, based on two sharing


£tbc single supplement

Includes breakfast, sunset cruise, yoga classes and airport transfer.



If you’d like to know more about any of these fantastic tours, please contact Yoga United direct on +44 (0)20 8361 1882 or email



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