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 Kerala, India 



Yoga & Meditation Holiday

with Maggie & Alistair

22nd - 29th March 2025

Maggie O’Grady and Alistair Shearer will be collaborating to bring you a wonderful Yoga &
Meditation Holiday in idyllic Kerala, South India. We stay in the friendly Neeleshwar
, partially owned by Ali, in cottages, some with sea views others with views of
the tropical gardens; all with en suite garden bathrooms. This holiday includes Ayurvedic
treatments, delicious food, healthy drinks and lots of fun!

There will be a total of ten yoga classes,
scheduled so that we have some time off to
chill by the pool; walk by the seaside; and
explore this wonderful region. Classes are
suitable for people of all abilities as long as
you have some yoga experience.

There is a full set of yoga equipment, so you
can pack lightly! Our yoga classes take
place in two locations. The Patanjali Yoga
Hall, which overlooks the beach, is built of




The Ayurvedic food will be mostly vegetarian and
specific dietary routines will be prescribed by the
in-house doctor according to body type and
existing imbalances. Participants will be given
dietary and lifestyle recommendations that can be
followed on your return home. In appropriate
cases, herbal and dietary supplements to be taken
at home will be recommended and participants are
welcome to stay in touch with the Ayurvedic doctor
even after your stay.

Along with five Ayurvedic consultations, many
activities are offered as part of your holiday, so that
you will go home not only feeling restored and in
good heath; you will also have also have had many
memorable cultural experiences. You may also just
choose to rest, relax and rejuvenate.

Your holiday Includes:
• Arrival and Departure transfer from
Mangalore/Kannur/Calicut airport
• 7 Nights accommodation in a
Deluxe Cottage
• 10 Yoga classes
• Meditations morning and evening
• All meals and all Ayurvedic drinks
• 5 Ayurvedic Treatments per person
• Consultation with resident
Ayurvedic doctor
• Cooking class with chef in
• Half-day guided village walk
• Visit to see the Theyyam Ritual
dance in the Local Temple or Village
• Two hours sunset cruise through the magical backwaters on Lotus Houseboat with Tea,
Coffee, and snacks.
• Aarti ceremony in nearby temple.
• Farewell dinner with local classical music
• All Taxes.

Price: from £1460 per person. It works out much cheaper if you share a twin or double
room (with someone you know). You can secure your place now with a £250 non-refundable












Maggie O’Grady has an MA in Traditions of Yoga

and Meditation from SOAS and is an Iyengar yoga

teacher who brings the principles of connection,

alignment, extension and balance to her classes,

along with an understanding of more subtle practice.

She encourages her students to explore; conduct

experiments; and enjoy. She will cover one of the

seven main chakras on each day.
The morning sessions will be more physically active
and the evening sessions will be more restorative.
Contact Maggie on +447813516657 or


You will not be fully booked until you have paid a £250 deposit

Not included:

• Flights

• Alcoholic beverages

Your Hosts:
Alistair Shearer is the author of fifteen books including
translations from the Sanskrit of the Upanishads and
The Yoga Sutras and The Story of Yoga. He is a cultural
historian specialising on the Indian Subcontinent, a
former lecturer at SOAS, and will be offering four
knowledge sessions on the history of yoga and holding
space for the evening meditations as part of our holiday!
Both Maggie and Alistair are teachers of Transcendental
Meditation and whilst you do not have to be a ‘TMer’ to
come on our holiday, if you are keen to learn, Ali can
teach you as an ‘add-on’ to your holiday.

wood and stone and is light, spacious and airy. It sits at the south of the site, offering fine views of the ocean while providing a settled and tranquil atmosphere lulled by the sound of the waves. Alternatively, the Garden Yoga Terrace, which also fronts the sea, is an ideal venue for out-of-doors practice nurtured by the enlivening energy of sunrise or the calm of a spectacular sunset.

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