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    Ayurveda, Yoga & Cultural Retreat

    Kerala, South India – January, 2023.

    A little short term stress is good as it can motivate you. But carrying too much stress too long due to hectic work or other issues is harmful as it adversely affects your overall productivity and health that pulls you to a depression stage.
    Lack of time or appetite and changing priorities makes you skip healthful eating. Not giving proper attention to the body it deserves can lead to a complete breakdown of the balanced system.
    Poor nutrition and/or excessive stress lower the energy levels and intensify tiredness that causes major mental and physical health issues.
    Do you ever wish to pause your busy daily life schedule and think to have a healthy and pleasant life? Surprisingly, this can actually happen.
    Come and experience the Ayurvedic healing where you can relax, heal and rejuvenate your body and soul. The retreat program will include daily sessions of yoga and meditation, Ayurvedic detox and rejuvenate treatments (Panchakarma), Ayurvedic self-care, cooking classes as well as local cultural experiences.
    Ayurveda, known as the science of life, is the best natural form of healing. Treatments include a natural process to cure, heal and improve the mental, physical and emotional conditions. Panchakarma detoxifies the body and rejuvenates the complete balance of the body to strengthen the immune system.
    Kerala, the Gods own country is blessed with mind blowing natural beauty where you can enjoy misty hills, adventure & eco-travel, house boating, wildlife tourism etc. Kerala's cuisine with spices are world famous. Kerala is rated one of the 50 Places in the World to visit in a Lifetime.
    Kerala, rich in its traditional arts and cultural activities welcomes you to learn about the unique culture, crafts, traditional and classical art forms like Ottamthullal, Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Theeyaattam etc. Don't miss a chance to see something once than to hear about it for a thousand times.
    Two of the most well known Ayurvedic Experts in Sydney, Dr. Shaun Matthews & Rafeena Kidavintavida, will guide you to attain ultimate wellness with the most effective healing suggestions.
    The retreat program is well-packed with Yoga and Meditation session, Ayurvedic self-care, Ayurvedic detox and rejuvenate programs, and lot more.
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    Feel free to contact: Rafeena, Ph: 0469 928 491 (weekdays 6-9 pm, Sundays 12-8 pm) or info@drrafeena.com

    Ayurveda, Yoga and Cultural Retreat Program 2023

    Come and join Dr Shaun Matthews and Rafeena Kidavintavida on this 18 day experience of Ayurvedic healing in Kerala in South India. Escape to a tropical paradise where you can relax, heal and rejuvenate your body and soul.

    Your retreat guides are Dr Shaun Matthews, a medical doctor, Ayurveda and Yoga therapist based in Sydney and author of ‘The art of balanced living’ and Dr Rafeena Kidavintavida, an Ayurveda physician and Yoga therapist, now resident in Sydney, but who is originally from Kannur in Kerala.


    • Dr Shaun as your guide throughout the retreat
    • Rafeena – a native of Kerala living in sydney, organising your trip
    • A 14-day customised Ayurveda treatment Program
    • Anti-ageing rejuvenation program or Healing Detox Program
    • Morning meditation and Yoga classes
    • Ayurvedic self-care and cooking classes
    • Vedic astrology consultation and class
    • Delicious vegetarian South Indian and Western cuisine
    • Cultural experiences and/ or sightseeing for most days
    • Spice farm and tea plantation visit
    • UNESCO listed hill station tour
    • Houseboat cruise
    • Local art and craft village visit with great shopping opportunities
    • Morning or afternoon swim at a local beach (Swimming won’t be permitted on certain treatment days)

    Daily Program

    • Yoga and Meditation session
    • Breakfast
    • Morning or afternoon swim at local beach* 10 minutes walk from Greens Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat
    • Ayurvedic self care and cooking classes
    • Lunch
    • Ayurvedic detox and rejuvenate programs (as per treatment plan)
    • Local sight seeing/cultural experiences/shopping opportunities**
    • Dinner

    * Note there will be some treatment days when swimming will not be permitted by your attending physician.

    ** Timing can vary according to day programme

    The retreat program will include various ways to calm and nourish you,including daily sessions of yoga and meditation, Ayurvedic detox and rejuvenate treat-ments (Panchakarma), Ayurvedic self care and cooking classes as well as local cultural experiences. You will stay at Greens Ayurveda and Yoga Health retreat for two weeks where all your needs will be well catered for.

    The warm oil treatments, diet and herbs promote both detoxification and rejuvenation and are supervised by highly experienced local Ayurvedic physicians. Your treatment program will be customised for your individual needs on your first day at the retreat.

    During your time at Greens Ayurveda and Yoga retreat you will also experience evening cultural programs including demonstrations in Kalari, an ancient form of martial arts, and traditional South Indian dance. The package also includes three full days of cultural activities where participants will get to experience the richness and diversity of Kerala. You will travel to the mountainous area of Wayanad to visit a spice farm, tea plantation and a large nature reserve and walk up to an ancient Neolithic cave with 6,000-year-old rock engravings.

    With Dr Rafeena’s intimate knowledge of this part of India, you will get the unique opportunity of a behind the scenes look into Keralean culture and its rich history. Time to relax on a half day cruise of a beautiful backwater and get a taste of the timeless world of village India. You will also get to experience a local temple festival and walk in the streets with gods and goddesses amidst the intoxicating beat of a team of temple drummers.

    Info Sessions


    • Date: Wednesday, 27th July 2022
    • Time: 7-8.30 pm
    • Place: Liv Ayurveda, 24 Grose Street, Parramatta
    •  RSVP essential by 25/7/2022 to Rafeena via text or email
    • Available on zoom as well

    •  Date: Friday, 19th Aug 2022
    • Time: 7-8.30 pm
    • Place: Liv Ayurveda, 24 Grose Street, Parramatta
    •  RSVP essential by 17/8/2022 to Rafeena via text or email
    • Available on zoom as well

    Each day will begin with a yoga class, followed by a delicious breakfast and then oil massage and other Ayurvedic treatments. There will also be educational talks on Ayurveda and time to socialise or rest depending on your inclination. You will get to experience both western and South Indian dishes at meal times, made using fresh locally harvested food and lovingly prepared.

    Greens Ayurveda and Yoga retreat is located 45 minutes south of the town of Kannur on the northern coast of Kerala state in South India. A land of coconut palms, beaches, fishing villages and quiet backwaters; it is truly a ‘God’s own country’!

    The tour price is inclusive of your accommodation, all meals, cultural experience and bus outings (except airfare and shopping!). We can organise you travel to and from India along with Shaun at an additional cost.


    Dr Shaun Mathews - Holistic Medical Practitioner

    Dr Shaun Matthews

    Shaun is a holistic medical practitioner, Ayurveda and Yoga therapist and author. Founder of the Ayurvedic Medicine Department at Nature Care College, Sydney. He is in private practice from Bondi Rd Doctors Medical Centre. Read more

    Dr Rafeena – Ayurveda Expert Sydney

    Rafeena Kidavintavida

    Rafeena Kidavintavida is an Ayurvedic physician, teacher and yoga therapist. She is originally from Kerala, India which is considered as the land of Ayurveda. She is in private practice from Ayur Healthcare,Parramatta.


    | Rafeena - Ayurveda Medicine Practitioner, Sydney
    Everything was organised with precision, promptness and with a SMILE. All communications/queries were prompt and clear. No request was considered too much and doctors, therapists and staff went out of their way to do their utmost to help and make the whole experience as smooth, enjoyable and in a very happy and caring atmosphere.

    Ayurveda, Yoga & Cultural Retreat

    Where: Kerala, South India

    When: Jan 3rd 2023 - Jan 22th 2023 .

    (*Dates can vary according to the final schedule)

    Last date to Register: 30.09.2022

    Only limited seats available, register quickly to ensure your spots.

    Register before 5th August 2022 for Early Bird rates

    Cost begins from $4599 Excluding airfares

    Discounted Rates available for Companion

    For More Details Contact


    0469 928 491