Kerala Retreat: Energetic Vinyasa, Living Ayurveda & Kalarippayatu with Shiva Rea

13 February 2014 12:00 AM till 22 February 2014 12:00 AM

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Body as a Temple Teacher Intensive
Open to all registered retreat participants desiring to deepen their yogic path. Level 1: students studying Kalari in India for the first time. Level 2: returning students of Kalari. 50 accredited Teacher Training hours. See for Teacher Training details!!!
Sale ended $250.00 $1.00
Core Ayurvedic Regeneation Package: Standard Room per person Double Occupancy
After Jan. 8 - $2150 (rate includes: $500 non-refundable deposit, accommodations & retreat package) Manaltheeram (add $1000 for single occupancy option)
Sale ended $1950.00 $1.00
Full Ayurvedic Regeneration Package: Standard Room Double Occupancy per person
After Jan. 8 - $2450 (rate includes: $500 non-refundable deposit, accommodations & retreat package) Manaltheeram (add $1000 for single occupancy option)
Sale ended $2250.00 $1.00
Core Ayurvedic Regeneation Package: Garden Cottage Double Occupancy per person
1 spot left -yogini only -shared room/double occupancy. (rate includes: $500 non-refundable deposit, accommodations & retreat package) Manaltheeram
Sale ended $2200.00 $1.00
Full Ayurvedic Regeneration Package: Garden Cottage Double Occupancy per person
1 spot left -yogini only -shared room/double occupancy. (rate includes: $500 non-refundable deposit, accommodations & retreat package) Manaltheeram
Sale ended $2450.00 $1.00
Core Ayurvedic Regeneation Package: Special Cottage per person Double Occupancy
After Jan. 8 - $2600 (rate includes: $500 non-refundable deposit, accommodations & retreat package) Manaltheeram (add $1000 for single occupancy option)
Sale ended $2400.00 $1.00
Full Ayurvedic Regeneration Package: Special Cottage Double Occupancy per person
After Jan. 8 - $2700 (rate includes: $500 non-refundable deposit, accommodations & retreat package) Manaltheeram (add $1000 for single occupancy option)
Sale ended $2500.00 $1.00
Annex Room (choose package) Single Occupancy per person
1 room left! Core Regeneration $2250 single occupancy or Full Regeneration $2700 single occupancy. For Full Regneration the balance of your retreat package will be invoiced to you and payment of balance is due upon registration. (Review Package choices & descriptions below). Add $200 to rates - Jan. 8. (rate includes: $500 non-refundable deposit, accommodations & retreat package)
Sale ended $2250.00 $1.00
Kerala Regeneration Retreat Deposit per person
Retreat balance due in full by January 8, 2014.
Sale ended $500.00 $1.00

Event Description

February 13-22, 2014 (10 days, 9 nights) - Limited space!

Kerala Retreat: Energetic Vinyasa, Living Ayurveda & Kalarippayatu with Shiva Rea

You will need a travel visa to enter India.  Please contact immediately to begin processing!

After January 8, add $200 to rates listed.

February 13th - 22nd, 2014 

Living Flow Ashram - A Kerala Regeneration retreat.
Energetic Vinyasa, Ayurveda and Kalarippayatu
Our inner fire is our vitality, truth, soul’s calling and devotion. Experience a retreat of a lifetime to India, as we offer our 10th annual Living Flow Ashram in a relaxed, yet invigorating rhythm in a healing ocean sanctuary overlooking the Malabar Coast of Kerala. Every participant will receive seven days of massage with the option to experience a rejuvenating panchakarma or just the Kerala style massages. 
Our “Living Flow Ashram” is created with love by Shiva and Demetri with special guest musicians, pujaris and the teachers from Ayurvedic center. We will live in the rhythm of vinyasa, spending most of our hours in natural light and the fresh prana.Through morning and evening meditation, transformational prana flow yoga and your choice studying Kalarippaytu with Shiva's teachers or relaxing deeper into the ayurvedic treatments, we will integrate into our cellular body the process of living flow in rhythm with the pulse of life.
Located at the southern tip of India, Kerala is one of the most culturally rich areas of India, and is blessed with lush green coconut palms, forests, paddy fields, rivers and beautiful beaches. We will embody the connection to the elements with outdoor yoga practice under the coconut palm trees in the sacred yoga space that Shiva helped establish in this sanctuary 10 years ago. This year our pilgrimages retreat coincides with the full moon and the auspicious Attukal Pongala, the largest gathering of women in the world for a day of reigniting their fire with the main Shakti temple - an event that blesses men and women as we care for our inner fire collectively. We have the intention of having Darshan with the living saint, Ammachi (depending on her program dates) and pilgrimage to local temples.
This Retreat offers a 10-day Living Flow Ashram
Based upon the teachings of Krishnamacharya's lineage, Tantra, Sacred Arts, Ayurveda, Bhakti and Somatics, Embodying the Flow models the synthesis approach to integrating the roots and evolution of living yoga that Shiva has been pioneering for over 20 years of teaching in the fertile soil of LA's yoga community and annual retreats to India. 
We will create a Living Yoga Ashram during our training as a community-based, dynamic, creative, and rejuvenative approach to teacher training. You will begin teaching the first day and leave empowered to begin practice teaching or elevating your current teaching.
Our unique program also provides year-long support for living vinyasa through Samudra's Global Online program with a community of teachers.
What’s Included in Retreat for Everyone
* daily transformational Prana Flow - Energetic Vinyasa overlooking the sea with Shiva and special musical guests
* daily mantra-mudra meditation and prana vira flow practice with Demetri and Shiva
* 10 days of shared accommodations at Manaltheeram/Somatheeram Ayurvedic retreat center (a few single occupancy spaces are available).
* gourmet Kerala cuisine 
* Shiva, Shakti and Ganesh Temple blessings with coconut throwing for removal of inner and outer obstacles
* Outdoor Fire Ceremony and evening cultural programs
* Space to rest in the hammocks  by the sea or explore between the morning and late afternoon practices.
* First and Last days for rest and massage with a optional pilgrimage day half-way during the training (transport not included and divided amongst participants according to sign-up for $10-25)
Choice of packages:
Full Ayurvedic Regeneration Package (includes Ayruvedic consultation, seven days diverse Ayurvedic treatements including unique Kerala-style massage, shirodhara, steam bath and many special ayurvedic treatments with 2-3 therapists at a time. This package includes three meals a day.
Core Ayurvedic Regeneation Package (includes Ayurvedic consultation, seven Kerala-style massages and two abundant meals each day (brunch + dinner).
Teacher Training
Body as Temple Practice Intensive with Shiva Rea and teachers of CVN Kalari, Gurukaal Sathya Narayan and Rajashekaran Nayar 
Experience an immersion into the art, practices, and realization of the yogic-tantric view of the "body as temple". Your immersion will bring you into the capital city of Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram for seven Kalari Shakti daily practices at CVN Kalari with Shiva's teachers leading to the practice sequence of the "Puttara Vandanam" or core namaskar of Kalarippayatu. These sessions will be complemented by sunset yoga sessions for the entire retreat with Shiva as well as special programs. This will deepen your experience of yogic embodiment and initiate you into the practice of Kalarippayatu - a requirement for teaching any aspect of the KalariVinyasa pathway in Prana Flow.
Teacher Intensive Includes:
Seven days of Kalari practice at CVN Kalari with Sathyan Narayan and Rajeshekaranarayan 
Video sequence of the Kalari Vinyasa developed by Shiva to practice in preparation to teach
Daily transportation to and from Trivandrum for Kalari in private taxis (this is an interesting 30 min drive each way)
50 hours teacher training credit including opportunity for permission to teach the Kalari Vinyasa developed as a preparation to Kalarippayatu by Shiva with video certification post-training (This option is for 200-500 hour program electives, cannot be substituted for core modules)
Required Reading:
When the Body Becomes All Eyes: Paradigms, Discourses and Practices of Power in Kalarippayattu, a South Indian Martial Art
About Kalarippayatu
Experience a dynamic introduction to the ancient Indian martial art form kalaripayattu, or kalari, and its shared roots within yoga and Ayurveda. Kalari is an embodied art form that is considered to be one of the oldest "martial art" forms in the world as warrior training is part of this profound and beautiful fluid form. Practiced in a Kalari - a temple created on the raw earth - this form complements the sacred relationship to the body in yoga while giving expression to the embodied power of shakti that is received from the earth and liberated through movement flow, meditation and marma massage. Shiva's roots are part of CVN Kalari in Thiruvanathapuram with her teachers Sathya Narayan and Rajashekaran Nayar who will be leading the intensive. The fees support the clinic of CVN Kalari which treats patients at a low cost.  Cost: $250 for 50 hours elective hours of teaching training credit 

About Shiva: Shiva's retreats explore the art of yoga in practical, creative and life transforming ways. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, tantra, ayurveda, bhakti, kalaripayattu, world dance, yogic art and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow. She is a leading teacher of Prana Flow yoga worldwide. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of vinyasa flow out in the world. 


About Demetri: Demetri Veliskakis is a Prana Flow yoga teacher and a tantric meditator in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Vajrayana and Dzogchen. He has accomplished numerous meditation/yoga retreats and pilgrimages worldwide over the past 12 years including a silent 108 day Tibetan Yoga and Mahamudra Retreat. He has studied with numerous yoga, meditation and tantric masters including H.H. 12th Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche, Lama Surya Das, Paul Mueller Ortega and Lama Tsultrim Allione.


Accommodation Options:

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NOTE:  While most of the program happens at Manaltheeram, some of our group is staying next door at the sister center, Somatheeram; Somatheeram is a 5-10 minute beach walk or a 10-15 minute road walk to Manaltheeram.   


STANDARD ROOM: Standard rooms are comeplete with a bedroom and attached bathrooms with hot and cold water facilities. The rooms are properly ventilated and provided with fans and mosquito nets.  

GARDEN COTTAGES: Garden cottages are cozy and give the occupant a homely atmosphere and the chance to build an intimacy with the ambiance of Manaltheeram. There are beautiful gardens in front of the cottages, which is the perfect place to spend a lazy day close to nature. Rectangular or circular in plan, garden cottages are non A/C accommodation facilities, built with local materials and properly ventilated for maximum air flow. Most of the rooms provide hammocks for the occupants. 

SPECIAL COTTAGE: Inepentdent circular thatched villas offer a great view of the sea which will enable you to enjoy the scenic beauty of Manaltheeram during your stay. Built with mud and bricks these cottages give a feeling of being nearer to nature. They do not have A/C, although there is proper natural ventilation.

KERALA HOUSE with or without AC: Traditional style independent round shaped Kerala house, heritage finish and antique furnishing with full/partial sea view. It is built with natural materials of mud and bricks

Annex Room, single occupancy: Situated 25-30 Meters near to Somatheeram Ayurvedic Beach Resort, the rooms are with traditionally styled roofs with bedrooms and sitting areas. Modern facilities are provided in these rooms and utmost care is taken to ensure the houses remains environmentally friendly. Rooms are non-air conditioned with rich period furniture and all modern amenities of attached toilet with lavish fittings with 24 hours cold/hot water showers.


Retreat center check-in is 3pm.  Retreat center check-out is 10am.

Our daily flow: a retreat itinerary will be available on the 1st day of retreat.  

Please remain open to the flow as the schedule may shift.

Please visit for additional retreat details and stay connected with the tribe through Shiva's PULSE e-newsletter for the latest retreat announcements.  



Cancellation Policy

Please review: We recommend travel insurance (see > retreat travel pages)

non-refundable deposit of $500 PER person is required to hold your space for this retreat and is due at the time of registration.

In the event of cancellation:

  • 60 days or more prior to the retreat: your entire payment will be refunded, less $500 non-refundable deposit plus a $50 administration fee.
  • 59-30 days prior to the retreat: less your $500 non-refundable deposit, your remaining balance can be applied to a future retreat only within 2 years.

  • 29 days or less prior to the retreat: forfeit all retreat money rendered.




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