Kovalam, Kerala, India
5 nights
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Saunderiya Sadan

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About the experience

What will I experience?

At Saunderiya Sadan, you will delve into specialized ayurvedic routines centered on enhancing your skin and hair. You will learn about the potent benefits of herbal hair serums and masks and discover rejuvenating Ayurvedic facials that enhance your skin's natural glow. Your experience will be enriched with practical sessions on the beneficial properties of natural ingredients and herbal cooking designed to support skin and hair health. These insights will be complemented along with elements like chanting and scenic walks, offering a serene backdrop while focusing on equipping you with effective beauty rituals for lasting natural beauty.

Benefits of this experience

Participating in Saunderiya Sadan, you will actively engage in learning personalized care routines for skin and hair, using natural and Ayurvedic methods. These routines not only enhance your physical appearance but also boost your overall energy and wellbeing, contributing to a sense of vitality. By adopting these practices, you empower yourself with the knowledge and skills to maintain a vibrant and energetic lifestyle, directly impacting your physical health and emotional balance.

Incorporating in daily life

Start by integrating one Ayurvedic facial technique you learned, using natural ingredients, into your morning or evening routine. Additionally, add some therapeutic herbs to your food to enhance your beauty from within. These two simple actions will help maintain the benefits of the retreat and gradually enhance your overall wellbeing.

About the destination

At the Niraamaya Wellness Retreat in Kovalam, you'll discover a perfect blend of traditional Ayurvedic practices and yoga within the tranquil setting of a luxurious retreat. Perched on a dramatic cliff edge and surrounded by secluded beaches, this serene destination offers a tranquil escape. Nestled among breezy coconut palms, you can engage in holistic Ayurvedic treatments in specially designed rooms, practice yoga with breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea, and relax in heritage cottages that reflect Keralite charm. Every aspect of Niraamaya is thoughtfully tailored to enhance your wellbeing, providing a harmonious balance of mind, body, and spirit in one of South India’s most pristine environments.

Context

Place of experience

Kovalam, a serene coastal town in Kerala, offers a perfect retreat for your wellbeing journey. Renowned for its palm-lined beaches and tranquil coves, the geography of Kovalam provides a calming backdrop that enhances relaxation and rejuvenation. The region's rich cultural tapestry is deeply intertwined with the traditional practices of Ayurveda, making it an ideal setting for holistic health. Engage in therapeutic Ayurvedic treatments, yoga by the azure waters of the Arabian Sea, and savor the peaceful lifestyle that embodies the local ethos. In Kovalam, every element converges to nurture your body, mind, and spirit.

Most suitable time to visit

The best time to experience the Saunderiya Sadan retreat in Kovalam is from October to March when the weather is pleasantly cool and dry, ideal for enjoying outdoor activities and the scenic beauty of the area.

Ancient & modern provenance

Ancient texts and treatises:

Ancient text name: Sushruta Samhita (circa 600 BCE)

  • Context: One of the foundational texts of Ayurveda, focused on medicine and surgery.
  • Mention of skin and hair care: Describes various treatments using herbs and oils for skin and hair to promote longevity and prevent diseases, emphasizing detoxification and rejuvenation.

Ancient text name: Charaka Samhita (circa 200 BCE - 200 CE)

  • Context: A comprehensive text on internal medicine in Ayurveda.
  • Mention of skin and hair care: Discusses dietary regimes, herbal treatments, and lifestyle adjustments specifically aimed at enhancing skin and hair health, linking them to overall vitality and wellbeing.

Modern scientific researches:

Title: DR SKIN CARE IN AYURVEDA -A REVIEW

  • Main Author: T. Ansari
  • Date of Publishing: 2021
  • Abstract: This review discusses the Ayurvedic approach to skincare, emphasizing the use of over 200 herbs, minerals, and fats to maintain and enhance skin health and beauty. It highlights Ayurveda's historical background and its contemporary relevance in providing economical and safe skincare solutions.
  • Link to the paper

Title: Concept of Beauty and Ayurveda Medicine

  • Main Authors: J. Hazra, P. Ashokkumar
  • Date of Publishing: 2013Abstract: The paper explores Ayurveda's comprehensive view on beauty, which includes mental and spiritual well-being. It discusses various Ayurvedic treatments like Snehana and Swedana, and their roles in enhancing skin health by inhibiting trans-epidermal water loss and restoring the lipid barrier.
  • Link to the paper

Full plan of experience

The following schedule provides a general outline of the duration and activities aimed at facilitating the integration of the retreat's teachings into your daily life.

At the place
Kovalam, Kerala, India
Duration
5 nights
Price
$4,450 / person

Experience schedule

Day 1: Arrival and Introduction

  • Morning: Arrival and Welcome (Check-in, Welcome Drink, Retreat Orientation)
  • Afternoon: Introductory Session on Ayurveda Basics (History, Principles, and its Role in Skin and Hair Care)
  • Evening: Gentle Yoga and Meditation Session to unwind after travel

Day 2: Foundations of Ayurvedic Self-Care

  • Morning: Yoga Session focused on detoxification
  • Late Morning: Workshop on Identifying Personal Doshas and How They Influence Skin and Hair Health
  • Afternoon: Practical Session on Preparing and Applying Ayurvedic Oils for Different Hair Types
  • Evening: Guided Meditation and Reflection on the Day’s Learning

Day 3: Deep Dive into Ayurvedic Skin Care

  • Morning: Yoga Session emphasizing skin health
  • Late Morning: Educational Session on Ayurvedic Herbs and Botanicals for Skin Care
  • Afternoon: Hands-on Workshop on Making Herbal Face Packs and Scrubs
  • Evening: Sunset Nature Walk

Day 4: Ayurvedic Hair Care Mastery

  • Morning: Yoga and Pranayama for Scalp and Hair Vitality
  • Late Morning: Lecture on the Impact of Diet on Hair Health
  • Afternoon: Practical Session on Ayurvedic Hair Masks and Treatments
  • Evening: Free Time for Personal Reflection or Spa Treatments

Day 5: Integrating Ayurveda into Kitchen and Lifestyle

  • Morning: Yoga Session
  • Late Morning: Cooking Class Focused on Preparing Nutritious Dishes for Healthy Skin and Hair
  • Afternoon: Workshop on Daily Ayurvedic Routines for Long-term Skin and Hair Health
  • Evening: Pottery Session (Creating Personal Ayurvedic Herb Pots)

Day 6: Closing and Departure

  • Early Morning: Closing Yoga and Meditation Session
  • Morning: Final Discussion – Integrating Ayurvedic Practices at Home, Q&A
  • Afternoon: Checkout and Departure

This streamlined itinerary focuses solely on the activities, allowing for a more succinct view of the daily schedule without specifying meal times.

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Niraamaya Wellness Retreats

A retreat for ayurvedic beauty and wellbeing

Price
5 nights
$4,450 / person
Upcoming next:
1 week of Aug, Sept & Oct 2024
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