Yoga Retreat, Kerala, India – November 25th-December 9th, 2023

Take a break from every-day life!

Immerse yourself in Yoga, meditation and Indian culture. Enjoy swimming in the warm ocean, being together in good company, relaxing on the beach, savouring delicious Indian food and simply being in the moment.

Welcome to a Yoga retreat for the body, the mind and the soul. The retreat will be held in Kovalam, a village on the coast 30 minutes from Trivandrum, in Kerala, India. Pia has previously held Yoga retreats at this location in 2018 and 2019 and can highly recommend God’s Own Villa hotel, where the retreat is held.







Saturday November 25th Departure day.
Arrival in India Sunday 26th early morning. Welcome and information meeting, breakfast/lunch, tour around the village, relaxation on the beach and evening meditation.

Sunday November 26th – Saturday December 9th

  • 1,5 – 2 hours Ashtanga yoga at (7.00) 8.00-10.00 am. Saturday – free time.
  • 2 hours workshop at 4.00-6.00 pm Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday: Yoga philosophy; Yoga technique, Yoga & Pranayama playground, and meditation.
  • 1 Sunset meditation at a Hindu temple.
  • 2 Trips/excursions to temples, markets, other cultural places or nature.
  • 1 dinner at the restaurant «Mother Dosa» in Trivandrum

You are free to choose what suits you from the program. (Please note that changes to the program might occur.)

Every morning after Yoga, we meet for breakfast together and every evening after sunset, we meet for dinner at a restaurant. You can join the group for the breakfasts and/or the dinners, or you are free to find your own favourite places to eat, if you prefer.


Ashtanga yoga
The retreat is suitable for practitioners at levels Primary series, intermediate series and beginners. It is an advantage if you are familiar with Ashtanga Yoga, but not a necessity. There are Mysore style sessions for the practitioners who carry out their Yoga practice to their own rhythm, and also guided classes for beginners and those who prefer this style of practice.
Read more about Ashtanga yoga here: Ashtanga Yoga Courses and Workshops – Pia Storm Kalhof

Yoga & Pranayama Playground
We will explore and deepen the asana (positions) from the Ashtanga primary series in groups and in pairs. This is to get a more profound understanding of the postures and the breathing and to see and realise the potential in each asana and in each person.

We will explore and practise in groups and pairs to release tensions in the body, open up the chest, deepening the breath and enjoy time together. Yoga is a union of everything that is!

Pranayama (breath of life practice)
We will practise Pranayama, breathing exercises and meditation. Together we will explore how to practise the 8 limbs of Yoga philosophy. There will be room for requests and questions. And, of course, we will play, have fun, and enjoy.


Pia Storm Kalhof – A Brief Biography
· Has practiced Yoga and meditation since 1996 and taught Yoga since 2005.
· Her daily Yoga practice is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Primary and Intermediate Series.)
· Educated in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga by Basia Lipska.
· Pia also has experience in other Yoga traditions. Teachers like Schirin Zorriaseteiny, Tim Feldman, Petri Räisänen, Frank Kappa and Lino Miele have influenced and inspired Pia’s practice and teaching. Pia has been a student of Lino Miele since 2011 and followed his Ashtanga Yoga retreat and teaching in Italy and India.
· Pia is a Yoga teacher, art therapist, family constellation facilitator, and a trained nurse.
See more about Pia here: About Me – Pia Storm Kalhof


Program fee per person November 25th – December 9th: EUR 1200

The price includes 2-week full program:
· all Yoga classes, workshops, 2 trips, a dinner in Trivandrum and a sunset meditation at a Hindu temple.
· Help to book flight tickets, and with visa application.
· Pick up from and to Trivandrum airport.
· Support and help whenever you need it, during your stay in India.

Program fee: 1200 Euro.
Program deposit: 250 Euro, non-refundable.
Program full payment: 950 Euro due by August 1st, 2023.

Cancellation on or before October  1st, 2023, 50 % of program fee refunded.
Cancellation after October 1st, 2023, no refund.


Welcome to the Hotel “Gods own villa”
Welcome to “God’s Own Villa” Hotel, just two minutes from the beach, in Kovalam, where we will be guests and practise Yoga on the roof top! It is a beautiful, clean, modern hotel with friendly staff. Built in 2016, Pia was one of their first guests. The rooms are spacious and the majority have a veranda. Please see:

Book with Pia now, to secure your place!

Prices for accommodation at “Gods own villa” per night, single occupation. 

Accommodation in non-air condition room with a double bed INR 2000  (23 Euro)
Accommodation in Air condition room with a double bed INR 2500 (29 Euro)
When sharing a room it is a little extra. Possible to have 2 single beds.
Accommodation is to be paid for directly to the Hotel on arrival day.


The participants book their own flight.
Contact Pia for more information about flights and recommendations.


Pia Storm Kalhof
Pias Place, Naufgården,
Kirketorget 7, Kongsberg, Norge

0047 90 144 188