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Weekend of Yoga with Diana Shipp in Hampshire UK

Join me for a residential weekend of Yoga in England in the beautiful month of May!

Hatha Yoga with Diana Shipp

Date: Friday 6th – Sunday 8th May 2016

Venue: Park Place Pastoral Centre, Wickham, near Fareham, Hampshire.

Cost: Only £280 for a single, ensuite room…

Following our sell-out weekend last May, Caroline has organised another weekend of yoga at Park Place Pastoral Centre, Wickham

Get a taste of India nearer to home with this opportunity to focus on your true Self, with space to enjoy time alone, as well as to make new, like-minded friends.

Together we will go deeper to explore the connection of mind, breath and body, enjoying asana, pranayama, chakra meditations and profound relaxations, away from all the demands of normal life. Park Place Pastoral Centre is a delightful, uncommercial setting, with simple en-suite single rooms, run by nuns from south India who cook the vegetarian Indian food – with a hint of Hampshire!

Caroline is researching local walks and there will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy each other’s company over a cup of tea in the garden (weather permitting!) or in the comfy lounge next to our yoga room.

If you and a friend require a twin room, please ask Caroline.

Bookings and information:

Guest review of yoga holiday at Kailasam Yoga

Sleeping Buddha Statue

Considering your first holiday in India? Read on!

“I just wanted to say a huge ‘Thank you’ for such an amazing holiday at Kailasam Yoga.” says one guest who stayed with us in November, for Hatha/Sivananda Yoga with Diana Shipp.

“After my initial wobbly start I grew to love it all more and more as time went on. I really appreciate the fact that you upgraded my room.

“It felt like my own little self contained apartment and gave me time and space to adjust. I think I was very lucky to have been in the group with Heather, Paul, Maggie, Jean and Norman and of course yourself.

“I felt everyone was very kind and patient, especially the first couple of nights eating out when I was terrified of curry, salad, water and the fear of Indian tummy (which I never got!) and for helping me ease into the Indian way. It was a great group and I did a lot of laughing.

“I think all your staff are amazing, lovely and kind, and the effects of the holiday are visible for everyone to see in me – especially after being put back together properly by Syam – love that man !!!

“I keep having dreams that seem to be telling me stuff and sleeping really well – am guessing that is the dhara ayurvedic treatment – and everyone keeps saying how well and glowing I look.




“I think your yoga teaching is very spiritual and special as well as thorough and I enjoyed every class (well maybe not the plank ! Ha ha) I could really tell when I went back to my weekly class how much stronger I have got.

“I believe India has real soul and its people are very warm (certainly in Kovalam anyway) and it all seeps into you without you realizing. I think it has very probably been a life-changing experience for me and I just wanted to say a huge ‘Thank you’ for providing such a wonderful holiday and the opportunity to experience a beautiful part of India in a way that felt comforting and strangely familiar (whilst being completely different to anything I have ever known), a kind of home from home.

“I hope you are well and that all the staff at Kailasam are well too (and the lovely Dolly-Dog !)

“I truly have missed it since I got back and I am sure I will visit again.

“It has been straight back to work and into the silly season as soon as I got back …… think I could do with another holiday already !!!

“Take care Diana, a million “Thank you’s” and love and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.”

Lindsay Kirby, Yorkshire, UK

News of easier and cheaper Tourist Visa for India!

Temple in Trivandrum

The new 30-day e-tourist visa (e-TV) for visiting India costs only £39 ($60) and is available to citizens of more than 40 countries including the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Australia and US. Apply and pay on-line with your debit/credit card and your visa for India will be emailed to you. There is no need to send off your passport – it’s all done on line and by email. This is great news for anyone booking a two-week holiday at Kailasam, especially those of you coming from the UK where the new visa will save you £50, and if you want to extend your holiday to see more of Kerala and India, you’ll still have two weeks left on your visa to do so. The new visa is valid for one single entry into India.

For more information and to apply for your e-TV



Step 1

Apply online

Upload Photo and Passport Page

Step 2

Pay visa fee online, using Credit / Debit card

Step 3

Receive eTV Online

eTV Will be sent to your e-mail

Step 4

Fly To India



Happy Christmas at Kailasam

Christmas Lights at Kailasam

Join Diana Shipp for a sunny and healthy Festive Season. We’ll be doing yoga on our holiday between 21 and 31st December, and you can stay with us from 16th Dec and until 2nd January, if you wish. 10-day break £940 for a single room, £730 for sharing. All rooms en-suite. Airport transfers included.

Sunshine, good company, fantastic massages, and fabulous Christmas curries served on banana leaves in Kailasam’s candle-lit splendour!

Enquiries and bookings:
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