Authentic India

Neriamangalam, Kerala, India

Nov 5 - 10, 2018
Group size: 6-10
Authentic India
Neriamangalam, Kerala, India

Deposit: $700
Nov 5 - 10, 2018
Group size: 6-10

About this trip

Reconnect to your roots during a 6 day, 5 night wellness retreat in Kerala, India!
Join us as we journey deeper into the physical, mental, and spiritual practices of yoga and meditation.
Together, we’ll experience authentic Indian culture whilst getting inspired amongst Mother Nature's astounding beauty and plentiful wildlife in this tiny forest village.

100% of the proceeds from this retreat will be donated to support Go Light Our World (GLOW)’s solar project in India.
All of our teachers and additional staff are volunteering their time and efforts to make this donation possible.
Not only will you be investing in a life-changing experience for yourself in a beautiful location; but you will also be giving back to impoverished communities around the world, as well.

River House & Rooms

River House:
-River House is a luxury style villa accommodation for guests who are seeking a sanctuary type stay in an authentic Indian forest village. 
-The area is surrounded by a protected forested area where wildlife can easily be spotted. 
-The grounds include: 5 bedroom luxury villa, private pool, separate dining area overlooking the river, dedicated yoga space, an organic garden from which most of the food is supplied. 

Room Info:
-All rooms are luxury style accommodation. 
-All rooms are shared.
-All rooms offer either ONE KING bed, or be split apart to make TWO TWIN beds (please note which you prefer upon booking).
-All rooms come equipped with AC, hot water shower, kettle, patio, and changing area.


Neriamangalam: -A small village about halfway from Cochin to Munnar in the forested mountain region of Kerala, India. -Neriamangalam is surrounded by hundreds of kilometers of protected forest, so wildlife is plentiful in the region and easily spotted. -The area has NOT been developed for tourism yet, so there are no large hotels, shops, malls, etc.  -Because tourism has yet to hit Neriamangalam, guests have a chance to experience AUTHENTIC Indian life and culture during their stay at River House.  -This region also includes: jungle treks, forest temples, and mountain hiking. -Expect to be inspired by nature during an incredible tranquil stay in the sanctuary that is River House. 


SURROUNDINGS: -To access Neriamangalam, you will fly in and out of Cochin International Airport. Transportation from the airport to River House is available by direct bus or by private care/taxi. This is a 1.5 - 2 hour drive. -Cochin (Kochi) is also the nearest coastal region. You will likely stay one night prior to the retreat, or one night after in order to make your flight.  -We recommend staying in Kochi Fort, as this area is on the beach (please note this is a port town/fishing village area), and there are plenty of hotel options for every budget available here.   -Munnar is a tourist hotspot in Kerala due to its stunning tea plantations and endless hikes.  -Munnar is 2-2.5 hours by direct bus or private car/taxi from Neriamangalam. This region is nice for those looking for an adventurous day trip to another beautiful (but much more touristy) area.


Day 1 (November 5)
Arrival and Acclimation

*transport to Neriamangalam can be arranged and/or advised visa private taxi or public bus

*Please note the only included meal this day is DINNER

2:00 pm: Check in available River House

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Arrivals and Free Time

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Restorative Yoga with Kayla

7:00 pm: Group Dinner

Your Organizer

Kayla Nielsen
My name is Kayla Nielsen. I am the founder of Go Light Our World (GLOW), which is a non-profit organization that diminshes poverty with solar solutions. I am currently implementing projects across Africa, Asia, and India. In addition to running GLOW, I am also a traveling yoga teacher. My teaching styles & specialties are: dynamic vinyasa flows, arm balance & inversion workshops, back bending workshops, partner yoga therapeutics, yin, meditation & visualization. I am a dedicated Karma Yogi, in that the majority of my global retreats are fundraisers for GLOW's solar projects within impoverished communities . I am often found upside down, adventuring, or mermaiding somewhere around the world. Instagram: @kaylala88, @go_light_our_world Facebook: Kayla Nielsen, Go Light Our World Websites: &