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Enjoy a winter-sun, yoga holiday in beautiful, tropical Kerala, South India. Ayurvedic massage and health treatments on site. An ideal recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation, our holidays will soothe mind, body and spirit… the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life. Holidays are two weeks, from November to March. Prices start from £750.

about us

Diana Shipp with the team at Kailasam Yoga
photograph by Christophe Carlinet
Diana (centre) with the team at Kailasam

Kailasam Yoga is owned by Diana Shipp, who has been running yoga holidays here since 2002. She is ably assisted by Sajan, Manager, Padmini, Housekeeper, and the rest of the Kailasam team.

Diana grew up in Brighton, England, studied environmental science and made her career in conservation and sustainable tourism. During this time she was also practicing and studying yoga and began teaching in 1991.

Soon her interests in yoga and the spiritual path led her to India.

It was in 2000, during a ‘mature gap year’ that she signed up for a teacher’s course at an ashram, discovered Kovalam and fell in love with Kerala. When asked by the owners of a small yoga retreat if she would like to buy it, she knew where her future lay.

Diana expanded and transformed the small yoga retreat into Kailasam Yoga. Fourteen years on, and we are going from strength to strength.

Diana now divides her time between Kerala in the winter, running the yoga holidays, and Norfolk, UK in the summer.