Somatic Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation Respite Retreat with Judy Hirsh Sampath 2025 by Yoga United

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From The Deep Well of Yoga:  Somatics, Pranayama & Meditation Respite Retreat in India with Judy Hirsh Sampath 

Sat 11 - Sun 19 Jan 2025 

£1095 pp based on 2pp sharing, £220 single supp. Min £350 deposit to secure your place

Add extra nights and organised add on trips. Call Yogaunited to talk options 

Judy says "when we go into our physical and mental tension, it allows us to drop some heaviness, feel lighter and more spacious, and to rediscover a sense of wellbeing, joy and vitality. In a healthy human body, vital energy flows freely like a river - come and unblock your body and free your mind, enjoy, and feel your radiant self".

This yoga, pranayama & meditation retreat in India  is time for you to step away from your everyday life, separate yourself from your daily routine, awaken your senses, re-set your body, refresh your mind and nourish your soul.  Go home with the gift of new friends, a refilled deep reservoir of love and vibrant energy so you meet life with renewed vigour, as well as have resources to top up when reserves are low.

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    From The Deep Well of Yoga:  Somatics, Pranayama & Meditation Respite Retreat in India with Judy Hirsh Sampath 

    Sat 11 - Sun 19 Jan 2025

    £1095 pp based on 2pp sharing, £220 single supp. Min £350 deposit to secure your place

    Add extra nights and organised add on trips. Call Yogaunited to talk options 

    Daily themes intended to focus your awareness on your aliveness through somatic enquiry; Daily themes intended to focus your awareness on your aliveness through somatic enquiry

    Judy says "when we go into our physical and mental tension, it allows us to drop some heaviness, feel lighter and more spacious, and to rediscover a sense of wellbeing, joy and vitality. In a healthy human body, vital energy flows freely like a river - come and unblock your body and free your mind, enjoy, and feel your radiant self".

    This yoga, pranayama & meditation retreat in India  is time for you to step away from your everyday life, separate yourself from your daily routine, awaken your senses, re-set your body, refresh your mind and nourish your soul.  Go home with the gift of new friends, a refilled deep reservoir of love and vibrant energy so you meet life with renewed vigour, as well as have resources to top up when reserves are low.

    We are holding this retreat in our second home, Cherai Beach near Cochin in Kerala - it's a charming 3 star rated resort with beautiful gardens and waterways. The rooms are simple and each has a verandah, there's a fabulous swimming pool and private yoga space with spa on site. This places oozes local charm and homely atmosphere with friendly staff and a Yoga United rep on hand to cater for your needs. 

    The beach is a few steps across a quiet dusty road, wonderful for walking and playing, and the warm sea is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, relaxing and becoming one with the sunset! Ayurvedic massage on the doorstep and connection with local people, this 8-night retreat includes physical practice, relaxation, mindfulness, meditation, restorative yoga, yoga nidra and some sharing of experiences to get to know each other in community.

    Be prepared to listen and learn from the yoga sessions, from nature, from connection with others, from deep inside your Self. 

    We have been running magical retreats & groups in India since 2008 and it's a smooth operation. Come with us to celebrate with all your senses! it's a special place to experience yoga practice, and how it is woven through everyday life in its original place of birth.  All around are powerful reminders to re-connect with your natural and loving state of being and joy. India is a special place to experience Yoga and sister science, Ayurveda. 

    Ayurvedic massage, dipping into the local culture as well as the ocean, add up to a wonderful self-care package.

    Judy has been teaching yoga since the turn of the century and has her own yoga therapy school. She trains yoga therapists, offers 1-2-1 yoga therapy and CPD courses to yoga teachers. She is always a learner and encourages people of all ages, abilities and sizes to take part in discovering the magic of yoga. No experience of yoga or meditation is necessary to join this retreat. To find out more about Judy, go to her teacher/therapist website HERE

    Package includes villa with a/c and fridge, verandah. all yoga sessions with one day off, airport transfers (on designated dates & flights)

    The £350 deposit is non-refundable and is the only way to confirm your place (t&c apply) - add to your cart and tell us what you need for your full package and we will arrange your whole trip and advise on flights.

    We love talking about our India holidays so feel free to email for more information to holidays@yogaunited.com.

    For a longer stay, we are delighted to present our add ons for more Indian adventures:

    The Tamil Nadu taster is 4 extra nights cultural tour in Tamil Nadu - an hour internal flight takes you across South India from West to East. Stay in a fabulous resort in Mamallapuram (breakfast only), visit the UNESCO protected temple sites, with amazing architecture and stone carvings; another day trip deeper into Tamil Nadu culture with typical South Indian lunch, and relax by the pool. Fly back to the UK from Chennai (MAA). 

    We also work with our friendly Indian travel agent to offer bespoke tours - whether you want to pamper and relax in South India for longer tours, or fly up north for the Golden Triangle and Taj Mahal, tell us what you desire. 

    If you cant' get enough yoga, go for the authentic yoga home stay with our dear friend and yoga teacher Solaman and his family, stay in your own en-suite room with a middle-class Indian family.

    Email for more information to judy@yogaunited.com or call 020 8361 1882 to speak to us.

    Please see the Terms and Conditions 

  • Reviews (17)
    Jane D

    It was wonderful to meet you and all those lovely people you seem to draw towards you with kindness, warmth and compassion - I can see why you have such a devoted following. I particularly enjoyed the ‘peripheral stuff’ - not the classic yoga but the ‘other stuff' which created a great deal of depth and unexpected insight which will stay with me

    Richard K

    Each year, you blossom into a more wonderful teacher Judy, love your style! It has been a privilege to work with you and the testimony is in the numbers who come back year after year. I certainly will be!

    Sue

    Just back from 8 days retreat with Judy and the Tamil Nadu Temple tour add on, my first visit to India. I was a newcomer to Judy’s class when I signed up for this, encouraged by her warmth and her teaching methods. The resort was excellent and the whole trip a fantastic experience, especially with the contrast and the temples with Saz and his local friends as guides.

    Margaret

    Just such an amazing holiday. Loved every minute. I was so ready for it & really it was the best thing since sliced bread. I have come back feeling restored, positive & a nearly new woman! I can't thank you enough Judy, you've got me back on track.Lots of love to you both

    Del

    My first holiday with Judy was also my first experience of India. I travelled with my mother, in her late seventies, and we were both made very welcome. I loved it so much, I returned the following year to join the holiday again. Judy's teaching was both inspirational and interesting, with her skills and experience shining through in her classes. The balance of Yoga, sight-seeing and relaxation were perfect. The Ayurvedic massages of Kerala are so restorative that you can see the tension in the group members being massaged away as the days go by. Yoga, God's Own Country and massage all in one perfectly wrapped holiday - what more could you want!

    Sue

    Just back from 8 days retreat at Poovar Island and the Tamil Nadu Temple tour add on, my first visit to India. I was a newcomer to Judy’s class when I signed up for this, encouraged by her warmth and her teaching methods. The resort was excellent and the whole trip a fantastic experience, especially with the contrast and the temples with Saz and his local friends as guides.

    Margaret

    Just such an amazing holiday. Loved every minute. I was so ready for it & really it was the best thing since sliced bread. I have come back feeling restored, positive & a nearly new woman! I can't thank you enough Judy, you've got me back on track.Lots of love to you both

    Sharon

    Poovar Resort with its island setting on the peaceful and tranquil backwater of Kerala was for me the perfect place for a relaxing and restorative yoga week with Yoga United. If this had been my first trip to India I would certainly choose to do one or more of the add-ons suggested. It’s a good and safe way of getting to know India. The day trip organized by Saz to the temple/palace was lovely. Well organized, everything seemed to run smoothly, including the thali lunch and it was quite exciting being the only ‘tourists’ around.

    Christina C

    It was such a brilliant holiday in all aspects, the yoga, weather, people, food, and the wonderful relaxed feeling – a real holiday.Everyone was very helpful wherever we went. I can’t stop thinking about India, it had a great impact on me.

    Sheila F

    A wonderful ‘journey’ for the mind, body and soul – thank you!

    Jane D

    It was wonderful to meet you and all those lovely people you seem to draw towards you with kindness, warmth and compassion - I can see why you have such a devoted following. I particularly enjoyed the ‘peripheral stuff’ - not the classic yoga but the ‘other stuff' which created a great deal of depth and unexpected insight which will stay with me

    Wendy M

    I loved my room and the gardens, it felt like home. The yoga fit perfectly with what I needed in my life – inspiring and spacious enough to go to places inside which meant a lot to me and Judy always encouraged me to feel into myself – I will never forget feeling like a fish swimming in yoga. I’ve already signed up for the next retreat!

    Richard K

    Each year, you blossom into a more wonderful teacher Judy, love your style! It has been a privilege to work with you and the testimony is in the numbers who come back year after year. I certainly will be!

    Hazel H

    Terrific holiday – wonderful yoga, sunrise meditations over the backwaters and sunset meditation on the seashore. Sunshine, delicious food, interesting trips, range of ayurvedic massages to try, great company and the flexibility to spend your time however you chose – what could be better?

    Chris T

    I came last year and will be coming again next year. A rich and exotic week with Yoga United feeling love, warmth, gentleness, calm, sun, sea sand, sights, insights. Excellent food and great coming together and connecting with a wonderful group of people. And of course…yoga…yoga..yoga – thanks Judy for an apparently effortless and seamless week of practice that has been an absolute joy! Om Shanti

    Judy M

    The most wonderful way to do yoga & meditation in the home of yoga - It felt timeless and it couldn’t get any better than that! Judy & Saz are the most wonderful hosts – thank you!

    Del

    My first holiday with Judy was also my first experience of India. I travelled with my mother, in her late seventies, and we were both made very welcome. I loved it so much, I returned the following year to join the holiday again. Judy's teaching was both inspirational and interesting, with her skills and experience shining through in her classes. The ballance of Yoga, sight-seeing and relaxation were perfect. The Ayurvedic massages of Kerala are so restorative that you can see the tension in the group members being massaged away as the days go by. Yoga, God's Own Country and massage all in one perfectly wrapped holiday - what more could you want!

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