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Alchemy for Life
"The Classic Walk Your Talk Retreat is a cleverly structured, multi-disciplinary programme to enable self-examination, self-expression and change, in a safe and supportive environment." Jackie B. - Western Morning News
Why choose the Classic Retreat?
Choose this retreat if you are feeling unfulfilled, jaded, at a crossroads in life, or simply need a little ‘me’ time. The Classic retreat offers you the six-step ‘Alchemy for Life’ programme, which transforms the way you experience life and supports you in living your fullest potential every day.
The ‘Alchemy for life’ programme is based on Vanessa’s healing journey of transformation whilst travelling India. See Vanessa’s story here.
Over the course of a week you will be guided to explore, re-discover and manifest your vision of yourself with the expertise and support of like-minded people. You'll have the opportunity to feel the heart-opening effect of reiki, the relaxing stretch of yoga, the perception-expanding benefits of meditation, your vitality lifting with chigong and your soul-connection with shamanic journey.
Where will you be staying?
The venue is renowned throughout Kerala for their superb home cooked food. All food is included in the price of the retreat and is a delicious array of Keralan delights. From the traditional Keralan dishes to the catch of the day. There is always an abundance of food and plenty of choice. Vegetarian & gluten free options are available.
Find out what others are saying about the retreat
"Mano & Vanessa have shown me showed me a different way of life, Slowly but surely my eyes were opened wide, and I started to see things in a totally different light, it’s a fantastic feeling" - Craig (Liverpool)
Meet the Walk your Talk Retreats Team
I started Walk Your Talk retreats to support people to move forward in their lives, answer their calling and discover their story of greatness. It all developed from my personal healing journey of transformation. Read Vanessa's journey of transformation here.
TEACHER | HEALER | ARTIST | AUTHOR
Mano will be teaching you Qigong on the retreat. He has over twenty years experience in the practice of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan which supported him to maintain his health through a chronic illness. "I believe in making the amazing health and spiritual benefits of Qigong accessible to all."
Deepthi has dedicated her life to yoga, which helped her to heal a chronic illness. As a practising Yogi she supports her community by teaching yoga to children at government schools as well as holding a private teaching practice in Kannur, Kerala. She has recently completed her PHD in Yoga studies.
Rooms & Prices
Early bird: £1270
Loyalty Love: £1220
Early bird: £1570
Loyalty Love: £1520
Early bird: £1370
Loyalty Love: £1320
Early bird: £1670
Loyalty Love: £1620
What’s included in the price?
Choose from sharing or single, deluxe or superior rooms.
All food and drink
teas and coffees ( 3 freshly cooked meals a day, excluding alcohol)
There is also the offer of free pick-up from the airport. Please make arrangements to arrive on the morning of the retreat start date to benefit from this and let us know your flight details.
The Walk your Talk Retreat program:
You will receive the Alchemy for Life Guidebook, plus a fully integrated practical program including: a daily morning practice of Yoga, Qi Gong, Meditation, creative opportunities & discussions, Shamanic Journey, Yoga Nidra. Plus the Reiki Level 1 course, a fire ceremony, sand play and many opportunities for you to explore, listen to, and nurture yourself.
What’s not included?
Airport transfer back home (a taxi can be booked for around £40 to the local airport)
Personal one to one sessions
(they can be booked separately with Vanessa)
Any trips out made in your own time
Free pick-up information
We advise people to fly into Calicut airport (CCJ), North Kerala; it’s the closest to the venue and we provide free pick-up from there on the morning of the retreat start date.
We ask people to arrange their flights to arrive on the morning of the retreat start date if they want to book the free pick-up, otherwise you can get a pre-paid taxi from the airport or we can arrange one for you at the usual local cost, which is around £40 and takes around 2-3 hours depending on traffic.
Etihad and Qatar airlines do good deals on flights via either Abu Dhabi, or Doha respectively. To find flights to Callicut (CCJ) also known as Khozikode we recommend http://www.skyscanner.net. It is a reliable website which gives you lots of choice.
You will need a tourist visa to come to India. You can either:
1. Get a regular tourist visa to India here.
2. Or get an e-tourist visa here
Please check your arrival airport before applying for the e-tourist visa. At the point of writing you can fly into Callicut airport on an e-visa.
You can apply for the e-visa up to 4 days before departure to India. It is probably easier to apply for than the regular tourist visa because everything is done online. Remember that you will need to print out your visa form and take it with you.
Check out our other retreats either in India or the UK