10 days yoga and Ayurveda retreat

1st August to 11th August 2024

in Kunnumpara:- Kovalam Kerala, India


  Ayurveda literally translates as 'science of life' or 'knowledge of life' and has its foundation in the Vedas. Ayurveda Applications is the oldest and the most developed life-science of natural healing in the world. Ayurveda Applications is the eternal wisdom of the ancient sages who received this science as the divine blessing. This is not merely a system of healing, but an entire way of life that aims to bring about the perfect balance of the entire personality - body, mind and soul. This wisdom is based on the perfect wholeness of cosmic consciousness experienced through spiritual introspection and meditation.

Ayurveda is giving prime importance to changes regarding food, regimens, exercise, sex, sleep, cloth according to the season. It will help the body and mind to maintain the strength. Among this food have a vital role to remain swasta [heath] and cure disease. The varsha rtutu [rainy season] water sources are highly polluted, atmosphere air is too moist and cold, all food items are watery and very difficult to digest. So the traditional Kerala Ayurvedic physicians developed a highly nutritional, light and balanced diet for this period. According to the season we provide a Gruel which will kindle the Jataragni, improve the immune system and help to abolish all ailments.


Aarsha Yoga Vidya Peetham is conducting a one month Yoga Ayurveda Rejuvenation Course starting from 3rd July with our teacher P.S Parameswaran and Dr. BENOY. N J. An ayurvedic cooking class is being conducted along with rejuvenation course for students having interest on cooking. An off day is provided for students joining this course after consecutive 6 days of classes. Course fee include food and accommodation.

Daily Schedule


Self meditation 6:30 to 7:00

ginger lemon 7:00

Yoga and pranayama 7:15 to 9:30

break fast 9:45

Philosophy 11:00 to 12:00

Ayurveda 12:15 to 1:15



fruits 1:30

yoga 4: to 6




Airport pick up and drop( Trivandrum only)

Kanyakumari trip Kalarippayatt


Ayurveda Introduction

  • Definition, meaning
  • The origin and branches 
The four aspects of life

  • Athma: Soul
  • Manas: The Mind
  • Indriya: The five Senses
  • Sharira: The Body 
Panchamahabhuta: The five element theory

  • Akash – Space
  • Vayu – Air
  • Agni – Fire
  • Jala – Water
  • Prithvi – Earth
Dosha, Dhatu, And Mala: The three components of the body

  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Kapha
  • Rasa – Plasma
  • Raktha – Blood
  • Mamsa – Muscles
  • Meda – Fat
  • Asthi – Bone
  • Majja – Bone Marrow
  • Sukra - Semen
  • Purisha - Stool
  • Mutra – Urine
  • Sweda - Sweat
  • The relationship between the bhutas and dosha
  • The relationship between the dosha and dhatu
  • The relationship between the dosha and agni 
Prakruti: Your unique constitution

  • Prakruti: Our true nature
  • Vikruti: Our imbalance
  • The characteristics of the three constitutional types
  • Vata dominant prakruti
  • Pitta dominant prakruti
  • Kapha dominant prakruti


  •  Koshta
  • The examination of patient
  • The examination of disease
  • The quadrants proposed for treatment
  • Dinacarya [Daily regimen]
  • Rtucarya [Seasonal regimen]
  • Ojas


  • Rasa
  • Anurasa
  • Guna
  • Veeya
  • Vipaka
  • karma
  • Prabhavam
  • Properties and types of water
  • Properties of Tender coconut water
  • Properties and types of milk 
  • Properties of curd
  • Properties of buttermilk
  • Properties of butter
  • Properties of ghee
  • Properties of honey
  • Properties of oil
  • Properties of cereals
  • Properties of meat
  • Properties of fish
  • Properties of vegetables
  • Detail description of 10 drugs
  • Kashayam
  • Lehyam
  • Arishitam
  • Choornam
  • Ghrutam
  • Thailam
  • Oushada matra [dose of formulation] 


  • Role of taste in nutrition
  • Relationship between food and the three gunas
  • Sattvic foods
  • Rajasic foods
  • Tamasic foods 
  • Identifying the doshic predominance in food
  • Treating vikruti with dietVata pacifying food list
  • Pitta pacifying food list
  • Kapha pacifying food list
  • Tridosha balancing food list
  • Samsarajana karma
  • Rules of food intake


  • Snehapanam - Oileation
  • Swedana - Suddation
  • Vamana - Emesis
  • Virechana - Purgation
  • Vasti - Medicated Enema
  • Nasyam – Nasal medication
  • Raktamoksham –Therapeutic withdrawal of blood
  • Ahyangam – Oil applcation
  • Udwarthanam – Powder massage
  • Elakizhi
  • Njavarakizhi
  • Podikizhi
  • Pizhichil
  • Mughalepam
  • Sirovasti
  • Sirodhara
  • Anjanam
  • Netradhara
  • Kativasti
  • Kavalam
  • Karnapooranam