Varkala International Yoga Festival is extending its arms to create a complete yogic experience to all enthusiasts from around the globe with the addition of two incredible retreats hosted before and after the festival. We at VIYF are passionate about nurturing the organic growth the worlds yoga community and we believe these post and pre-festival retreats will enable participants to extend their community whilst digging deeper into their practices and yogic evolution. At the heart of these retreats will be some of India’s brightest and most established teachers that will offer a diverse range of practical, theoretic and philosophical teachings.

Included in the Retreats:

Airport pick up and drop off

Ensuite room

3 vegetarian (Satwik) meals a day

Temples & ashram tours

Local backwater tours

1 massage a week

Daily yoga classes

Daily meditation class

Daily Pranayama .

Daily philosophy classes, cover different aspect of yoga.

Satsang and chanting

Special classes on Kriyas, bandhas, Mudras

Whilst at the retreat you are also entitled on the following free tours to some of south India’s stunning hidden gems:

Varkala Beach

Kappil Lake

Kappil Beach

Ponnumthuruthu Island

Anchuthengu and Anjengo Fort

Janardana Swami Temple

Sivagiri Mutt

Odayam Beach


Edava Vettakkada Beach