Hinterland Village Yoga & Ayurveda

Yoga & Ayurveda

Our retreats offer you a chance to discover the real meaning of Yoga, which is much more than a series of physical postures. Yoga is a way of life, and our vision is to share the teachings and philosophy of yoga to promote a holistic way to health and wellness as well as medicinal Ayurveda treatments in the purification of body and mind.


Retreat with us to immerse yourself deeply in traditional Hatha Yoga practice.  Allow yourself the time to reflect on the connection between the physical, mental and spiritual facets of the self whilst nurturing your connection with the divine, the environment and other people. 


By practicing yoga, we expand our consciousness by breaking free from the habitual patterns of the mind. Our intention is to illuminate the way forward for you by offering our knowledge, practice and support to transform your lifestyle, so you can bring harmony and peace into your life once more and to maintain your balance upon returning home. 


All of our retreats include personalised Ayurvedic doctor consultations, massage, steam bath treatments, yoga philosophy and cooking classes for those wanting to take home the exotic taste of Kerala. Guests will enjoy three nourishing meals daily as well as snacks, fresh juice, tea and coffee.


Sample Retreat Program

06:30 - 08:30 | Asana practice & Pranayama

08:30 - 09:30 | Breakfast

09.30 - 11:00 | Yoga philosophy

12:00 | Guided meditation

13:00 | Lunch

13:30 | Private session / Doctor consultastion

14:00 - 15:00 | Ayurvedic oil massage 

16:00 - 18:00 | Asana & Pranayama

18:40 |  Cooking demonstration / Bhajans

20:00 | Dinner

Saji Ramaswami

Swami is an experienced spiritual teacher focusing specially on  classical Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Yoga-Vedanta philosophy. With more than 20 years experience, his knowledge brings gentle peace and kind manner to beginners as well as skilled Yoga practitioners. 

Dr. Dinesh

Dr. Dinesh is a professional Ayurveda Doctor for the past 20 years, working as a visiting consultant physician, where he also teaches students and organizes seminars, workshops, research on Ayurveda and other alternative medicine

Jayesh

Jayesh is a Masters graduate in Yoga making him more than a qualified instructor in both Hatha and Ashtanga traditions. For the past five years, he has traveled to various parts of the world to share his passion for teaching yoga and spirituality to a vast number of people from different walks of life.

What We Offer

Accomodation

Our accommodation provides you all the warmth and care that reminds you of home with the added luxuries of an eco-resort. Each of the available rooms are different and offers a unique blend of antique charm and modern comfort. There a shared or single and double rooms available. All rooms are air conditioned and offer stunning views of the surrounding greenery.

Organic Farm / Vegetarian Cuisine

The organic farm provides us with a variety of homegrown vegetables, fruits, nuts and herbs which are used in the kitchen and transformed by our chef into soul nourishing foods. 


Maneesh, our in house chef is passionate about the food he prepares for our guests. You will enjoy a combination of traditional Kerala foods and other delicious and nutritious vegetarian cuisine made with love.

Day Tours with Sacred Wilds Travel

Hinterland Village is located about an hour out of Kochi city. We offer a handful of unique and immersive day tours to nearby places of interest so you can experience the local culture and landscape without the hassle. Enjoy a cruise on the backwaters, visit Fort Kochi, explore the tea plantations of Munnar or perhaps enjoy a day by the seaside or  nature hike. All our tours are organised by Sacred Wilds Travel, our family run travel organisation, specialising in eco tours for the conscious traveller.

Cooking Tips

During your stay you may have the chance to learn some traditional Kerala and sattvic cooking tips from our in house chef Maneesh. Connect with him here for more information and to enquire about a copy of his cook book

Ayurvedic Tips

Connect with our on site Ayurvedic doctor for more information or if you have any queries or concerns.

The Land

A nature lover's paradise...

A collage of greens strewn with a million hues. A symphony of nature played by the birds, leaves and the bamboos. The music of stillness and solitude. Not to mention the chorus of geese and a whole lot of pets that dwell happily in the Village. The feel of grass crushing, leaves crunching and twigs snapping beneath your feet. The smell of fresh earth and the flavour of herbs and spices. The Village manages to cast a spell around all your senses.


In 2007 when founder Unni visited this piece of land, it was a neglected 7 acres of incredibly unkempt rubber plantation and unwanted weeds. In this rich though untended soil, Unni saw his chance to grow his dreams - dreams of working with nature, creating a better environment for the life on this land, and create a space for spiritual growth, yogic practice and cross cultural experiences.


From farming to waste management, all our activities are pursued with a holistic approach and social responsibility. The supplies for the kitchen are organically grown on our own land. Additional supplies are procured from nearby farmers and food producers.


The estate has been planted with specially considered vegetation that grows well and also enriches the biodiversity of the estate.


The effects of our sincere and single-minded efforts can be seen in the vast variety of birds, butterflies and other native species that have found their home in Hinterland Village. There are more than 54 species of birds, including some migratory ones, and more than 20 species of butterflies, including seasonal varieties, along with Asian palm civets, mongooses, flying foxes and also snakes.