Christmas Yoga Holiday in Kerala

Christmas Lights at Kailasam

Christmas Lights at Kailasam

Christmas Magic in Kerala

Yoga Holiday with Diana Shipp

18 – 31 December 2019

Option: extend your stay until 1 January 2020

Christmas is the perfect time to escape the cold dark winter days and relax in a warm friendly place, and to enjoy the company of like-minded people.

Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse Beach is less than a five-minute walk from Kailasam.

A life-changing holiday!

It’s easy to get busy in our modern world, and to distract ourselves from what is really important. This holiday is an opportunity to relax and take time-out for yourself – with the bonus of being able to enjoy the company of like-minded people when you want.

As well as inspirational yoga classes, take time to walk bare-foot on the beach as the fishermen pull in their nets; read a book; invest in a course of healing and rejuvenating ayurvedic treatments; enjoy afternoon tea and cakes, pakoras and lassies in one of the friendly Kovalam restaurants… and watch the sun slip into the Arabian Sea as you sip a fresh tropical juice – or a beer – at sunset.

Maybe you feel like it’s time to make important changes in your life? Daydream, sit and gaze at the ocean… and listen to your inner guidance.

With our special Christmas schedule, there will be plenty of time to go on trips – local or further afield in Kerala. All our trips are good value and we try our hardest to accommodate your specific requests – birdwatching, temples, shopping, sightseeing…. so much to enjoy!

If you prefer you can stay and relax at Kailasam on our days without yoga. We have comfy, shaded day-beds which are especially popular after massages.

Return home feeling totally refreshed…

Yoga Holiday Programme:

Arrival day is Wednesday 18th December. If you travel from the UK or mainland Europe, you’ll need to book flights to leave on Tuesday 17th. Yoga begins on Thursday 19th. The last day of yoga classes will be 29th December.

This Christmas we are trying something new to ensure everyone goes home feeling great: nine days of yoga, with three free days throughout the holiday – including the last day (30th December).  There will be 15 classes. Check-out is 11am on 31st December – you’ll be back in the UK in the afternoon or early evening, depending on your flight time.

New Year:

If you’d like to stay with us at New Year, you can add another couple of nights B&B at the end of your yoga holiday. You can also arrive early – for B&B from Sunday 15th December (leaving UK/Europe on Saturday 14th December).

Yoga to still the mind 

Single room at Kailasam

Charming accommodation

Diana Shipp

Yoga for all

This holiday is ideal for single people, friends or couples. We have eight simple but comfortable en-suite rooms with memory foam mattresses, ceiling fans, and mosquito nets over the beds and on the windows, hot showers and good lighting. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness – one Swiss guest told us last Christmas that her room and Kailasam were “cleaner than Switzerland”!

You don’t need to be a yoga fanatic to enjoy this holiday. The yoga will be gentle yet powerful. It will progress slowly with challenges only if you want them – we’re all different ages, shapes and sizes and will be enjoying the practice in our own way to suit individual bodies. Yoga is about finding inner peace  , not about acrobatics! We intend that you’ll go home feeling fitter and healthier, more energised and, if you have our rejuvenating ayurvedic treatments you may even go home feeling years younger. But mostly we want you to go home with a calm and centred mind, a positive outlook and the tools to stay that way in the melee of life…

Lighthouse Beach



View outside Kailasam

affordable christmas YOGA holiday:

A deposit of £250 will secure your place. You pay a final balance of only £690 to share, or £970 for a single room – not due until October 23 2019. All our rooms are ensuite – singles, doubles or twins.


The nearest airport is Trivandrum (TRV) – only 25 minutes away. Transfers from the airport (in air-conditioned taxi) are included in your holiday. Once you get to Kovalam you’ll be met by our porter who will guide you and carry your luggage to your room.

Visa for India:

Electronic visas are available on-line for visits of up to 60 days. Please follow the links on our travel page:

book your place for christmas:

email for bookings and enquiries. We strongly suggest you book early – flights become scarce and more expensive near to Christmas.