CHARAKAS AYURVEDA STUDY
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    Ayurveda & Yoga Heritage
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The roots of Ayurveda go deep into the soil of Kerala, where it was practiced as far back as 5000 years ago. The land blessed by Gods offers healing power of nature – the tranquil ocean coast, the lush green backwaters, the mountains covered by mists and myths, which add colour and depth to its vibrant history. Ayurveda is lifestyle in Kerala.”

~ Dr.Venugopal V.A.

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Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

Dr.Venugopal is ayurveda lifestyle promoter, yoga practitioner, pranic healer, traditional counselor and promoter of many traditional alternative therapies. He is associated with many ayurvedic, traditional social, and spiritual activities which is a major influence for this vision to globalize Ayurveda.

Ayurveda Studies in India, designed together with ayurveda doctor Dr.Venugopal, are dedicated to everyone, who is searching answers to question: “What is Ayurveda?”

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What is ayurveda?
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"In Sanskrit the word Ayurveda means Science of Life & Caraka is a term for a wandering scholars. For us Ayurveda is also symbol of personal evolution, the way how we can heal our body, mind & soul. It is a quest for the right journey to reach a balance between human beings and nature."

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Ayurveda is a science of life. It does not deal only with treating patients and their diseases. It has a far more supreme goal - to bring about understanding of what a human being is in his true nature. It makes one understand that everything we need, we already have. The five elements, from which everything is composed: earth, water, fire, air and space, can provide us with all the energy we need for our life. This energy was given to us freely by nature.

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If you decide to explore the world of ayurveda, we’ll connect you with our team of ayurvedic doctors, yoga, vastu (Indian feng shui) and travel experts, who will help you to choose an ayurvedic resort or hospital and design study or treatment package according your needs.

Ayurveda Caraka's Studies areavailable on an on-going basis for individual or group bookings, and is suitable for health care professionals, Ayurvedic practitioners, Ayurvedic doctors, a lifestyle consultant, massage therapist, Panchakarma therapist, spa therapists and masseurs seeking to expand their skills. We also provide customized Ayurveda courses on certain specific, highly focused topics; these are intensive skill based programs for highly motivated professionals.

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FEATURED STUDIES

AYURVEDA STUDIES

YOGA STUDIES

MEDITATION TRAILS

ASTROLOGY STUDIES

VASTU STUDIES

TRADITIONAL ART STUDIES


COVER PHOTO: Sea Eymere
PHOTOS: Sea Eymere, Zuzana Zwiebel, Ajay Menon - Papaya Media, Kerala Tourism

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When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

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Ayurveda Studies Calendar

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Ayurveda Studies
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    Ayurveda & Yoga Heritage
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The roots of Ayurveda go deep into the soil of Kerala, where it was practiced as far back as 5000 years ago. The land blessed by Gods offers healing power of nature – the tranquil ocean coast, the lush green backwaters, the mountains covered by mists and myths, which add colour and depth to its vibrant history. Ayurveda is lifestyle in Kerala.”

~ Dr.Venugopal V.A.

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Photo: Zuzana Zwiebel

Dr.Venugopal is ayurveda lifestyle promoter, yoga practitioner, pranic healer, traditional counselor and promoter of many traditional alternative therapies. He is associated with many ayurvedic, traditional social, and spiritual activities which is a major influence for this vision to globalize Ayurveda.

Ayurveda Studies in India, designed together with ayurveda doctor Dr.Venugopal, are dedicated to everyone, who is searching answers to question: “What is Ayurveda?”

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What is ayurveda?
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"Art of Travel" is based on a philosophy of three words:
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SPIRIT TO DISCOVER

Ayurveda is a science of life and it is a spiritual science. It does not deal with treating patients and their diseases. It has a far more supreme goal - to bring about understanding of what a human being is in his true nature. It makes one understand that everything we need, we already have. The five elements, from which everything is composed: earth, water, fire, air and space, can provide us with all the energy we need for our life. This energy was given to us freely by nature. Ayurveda is Indian secret of health, youth and beauty

 Open yourself to healing power of nature, let her touch your soul, talk to your mind and cure your body.

What makes people extraordinary is their spirit! Spirit is inspiring energy present in every creative activity. We are discovering people, whose spirit can inspire others. They are artists, photographers, historians, ayurveda doctors, yoga teachers, spiritual experts, astrologers, ecologists, travelers, simply everyone. Spirits are our local experts who share their stories with us and based on them we arrange your travel in style!

STORY TO SHARE

Life is like a book of mysteries, which we do not understand if we do not travel. Stories written by our local experts are transformed into the trails, which connect not only places on the map, but also creating meaningful connections with local people, who make your travel stories to come alive! Trails are the journeys to rediscover old routes and to explore new ones. Lets write new chapter inspired by local history, art and myths!

STYLE TO EXPERIENCE

Style does not mean luxury, it is experience. It does not matter if you stay in boutique hotel or in tree house, if you dine in awarded restaurant or eat sandwich on the street, because your choice makes you special. Your individual style is your artistic signature, which makes journey different for each person, and we respect these differences. Experiences in style make your travel authentic, different and real; from them memories are made of!

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FEATURED TRAILS

AYURVEDA TRAILS

 INNER GODDESSES

CULINARY TRAILS

MEDITATION TRAILS

FESTIVAL BLISS

ART TRAILS


COVER PHOTO: Joel Einhorn

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Dr. Venugopal

SPIRIT TO DISCOVER

Ayurveda Trails in Kerala, designed together with ayurveda doctor Dr.Venugopal, are dedicated to everyone, who is searching answers to question: “What is Ayurveda?"

STORY TO SHARE

We will travel from the shore of Arabian Sea to the hills of the Western Ghats, interconnected with canals and forty four rivers of picturesque backwaters.

STYLE TO EXPERIENCE

Ayurveda, science of life, is deeply rooted in nature. Hence Kerala is the ideal place for natural medicines to work at their highest levels of potency.

.“What is Ayurveda?”

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SRI LANKA

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SWASWARA

AYURVEDA MANA

SITARAM

NATTIKA BEACH RESORT

NIKKI NEST

Yoga Studies

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Astrology Studies

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Vastu Studies

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Traditional Art Studies

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Veterinary Ayurveda Studies

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Shakti Studies

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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Other Studies

NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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TEST 2017

"Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left."
VICTOR HUGO

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In 1984, three youngsters from Cochin – George Augustine Thundiparambil (Roy), Ananda Felix Scaria (Ananda Surya) and Antony Anup Scaria (Anoop) decided to organise a month-long grand public event to celebrate the signing of a UN proclamation declaring 1985 as the International Youth Year. They announced the Beach Festival with a grand programme at the Mahatma Gandhi beach.

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Photo | Cochin Carnival, 2017: Zuzana Zwiebel

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More than 150 youth groups representing different clubs and organisations pooled in their resources and ideas for the event. Although the Carnival, as in its current avatar, was not in the original programme, it was added at a later stage. This spectacular event started during the second week of December 1984 with a cycle race followed by other local ethnic games like tug of war, kuttiyum kolum, kabaddi, chakku (jute bag) race, swimming in the sea etc. Music concerts, dance performances and plays were conducted on the beach. The event ended on January 1, 1985 (International Youth Year) with a procession of various cultural representations from all over India called Carnivale Cochin.

HIJRA - Dressed in glittering saris, their faces painted with bright make up, a group of women gather outside an Indian temple to offer blessings to visitors. They are hijras, the term used to describe cross dressers, intersex people and transgender women who make up the country's third gender. While some of the men are castrated in their journey to become hijras, for many the transformation is a primarily spiritual one. A number undertake a 40-day self-emasculation ritual in the name of the Hindu goddess of Bachuchara Mata. Their communities across south-east Asia date back more than 4,000 years and they appear in ancient texts as bearers of luck and fertility. But while for centuries they were sought after to perform blessings and ceremonies, their long-standing religious respect has not protected the hijra from modern-day discrimination. Widespread prejudice means that it can often be difficult for hijras to find permanent homes - and they are often driven to live in communes on the fringes of society. More (soon) →

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PHOTO GALLERY

Photo | Cochin Carnival, 2017: Zuzana Zwiebel

Celebration starts with Burning of Pappanji - More: NEW YEAR AT FORT COCHIN I. - Burning of Pappanji


PHOTO: Zuzana Zwiebel
TEXT: THE HINDU & Zuzana Zwiebel

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NAMASTE DEAR FRIENDS!

When we greet one another with NAMASTE, it means, MAY OUR MINDS MEET!

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds, that is why we would like to speak with you before you travel with us. Kindly, fill in contact us or send email to zuzana@shaktitrails.com and we will connect with you.

We are carefully preparing Ayurveda Trails for you. It will be uploaded very soon.

Let us inspire you...

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NAMASTE

In Asian culture, people greet each other by joining their palms and termed as 'Namaste' or more politely 'Namaskar'.  When we greet one another with Namaste, it means, 'may our minds meet'! The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds!

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