Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu,

South India

December 28, 2020 - January 11, 2021

This Retreat has been postponed till it is safe to travel again.

Come and join this wonderful international retreat with participants from all over the world. 
Journey into the heart of Tamil Nadu and it's wondrous, magical, mystical area of ancient temples, delicious food and warm hearted inhabitants. 

This 9 Planets Retreat is an exploration of your inner cosmos. 

The 9 Planets are really nine aspects of yourSELF. 

Befriend yourself through a deeper understanding of your place in the cosmos and your connection to the whole

We will explore, honour and expand theses parts of you in good old Indian traditional style in the gorgeous village/resort of InDeco Swamimalai not far from Kumbakonam.


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December 28 2020 - Arrive in CHENNAI

2 nights and 1 day there to recover from flights and also to do a little shopping and visit a very special local Laxmi Temple. 

December 30 2020 - CHENNAI to SWAMIMALAI by train.  (6 hours)

Settle into our accomodation and officially commence the Retreat with a special fire ceremony.

December 30  - January 9 2021 - SWAMIMALAI

  • Daily gentle Yoga class

  • imbibing healthy healing local cuisine (Western food also available)

  • Visiting the ancient Temples of the nine planets

  • Painting a Yantra to each of them as part of daily meditation practice

  • Ayurvedic massage treatment

  • Vedic Astrology reading before coming on the trip (Via WhatsApp)

  • Shopping and massage excursion to local resort

  • Daily lessons and discussions on the Planets influence on our lives

  • traditional dance performance

  • Local surprise experiences                                                            

January 9-11 PONDICHERRY

  • Travel to Pondicherry by road (4 hours)

  • Visit historical Ganesha Temple   

  • Shopping in Pondicherry

  • fly to Chennai for flights home                       


COST: $4,700AU 

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Price includes :-

  • all accommodation (14 Nights)

  • food

  • transport,

  • 1 Astrology reading

  • 1 Ayurvedic massage in Swamimalai 

Does NOT include: 
  • Return airfares to India 
  • any extra massage treatments 
  • personal spending
  • purchase of offerings at temples

Deposit $1,000AU due 31st March 2020

Balance $AU3700 due 30/09/2020

Payment Plans available: $AU475.00 per month

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PLEASE CONTACT ME to put your name on the list.  Group is filling fast.
Deposit confirms your place in the group.



You will be in the hands of the experienced Svaroopa® Yoga Therapist and instructor, Hoffman Process Facilitator and Creative Living consultant, Amanda Ahern BA, CSYT.
Amanda  is a veteran traveller in India who loves to share her knowledge and experience of her personal journeys there since the 1970's by hosting these unique experiences. 

Seema Agarwal from Spiritual Vacations   is a wonderful hostess who beautifully conveys true Indian hospitality. Nothing is too much trouble. Seema has been leading groups in India for nearly 20 years

Seema Agarwal is the daughter of the famous teacher and prolific writer and Tantra Master Dada Shri Harish Johari.  Seema has grown up with an encyclopedic knowledge of Ayurveda, healing, numerology and the planets, which she will generously share with you on this trip.

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Priti Kotecha is a fully qualified Svaroopa® yoga teacher residing in Brisbane, based at Lotus Yoga Centre Kenmore Hills, Brookfield. She runs yoga classes and half day workshops, and seeing private clients on regular basis.

Priti was born in Mumbai India and migrated to Brisbane Australia in 1975. Priti has a medical background in Occupational therapy but now focusses her attention on her Yoga practice and therapy clientele 

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