Yoga Retreat South India
Exploring the Chakra System
Mandrem Beach, North Goa, India
From 15th - 22nd DECEMBER 2019
From 12th - 19th JANUARY 2020
Set amidst abundant tropical flora and fauna, this retreat has been designed as a deeply nurturing space where you can explore and learn about the chakra system with the guidance of 2 experience teachers.
This opportunity in studying the chakras is to learn how to master each one's essence and unite them all into a unified field of luminescence.
OPEN TO ALL LEVELS OF PRACTITIONERS
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Our material bodies could not exist without the chakras for they serve as gateways for the flow of energy and life into our physical bodies.
The openness and flow of energy through our chakras determines our state of health and balance. Knowledge of our more subtle energy system empowers us to maintain balance and harmony on the physical, mental and spiritual level.
All yoga systems seek to balance out the energy of the chakras by purifying the lower energies and guiding them upwards. Through the use of yoga and living consciously, with an awareness of how we acquire and spend our energy we become capable of balancing our life force with our mental, physical and spiritual selves.
What is a chakra?
“Chakra” is a Sanskrit word literally meaning "wheel." These centers were named as such because of the circular shape to the spinning energy centers which exist in our subtle etheric body, the non-material energetic counterpart to our physical body.
There are seven main chakras and they are located along the spine extending out the front and back of the body.
Each chakra has a number of specific qualities that correspond to the refinement of energy from the base-level material-self identity, located at the first chakras, up to the higher vibration spirit-level awareness of being at our crown. These energetic centers represent our highest level of integration split, prism like, into a spectrum of colors.
Each chakra is associated with a certain part of the body and a certain organ which it provides with the energy it needs to function. Additionally, just as every organ in the human body has its equivalent on the mental and spiritual level, so too every chakra corresponds to a specific aspect of human behaviour and development.
Each center has an integral function in creating our energetic balance. It is through the study of our energetic and physical being that we can create health, emotional stability and spiritual bliss
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Typical day at the retreat
(Be aware this timetable is a guide and can be changed on the go, depending on the retreat needs).
~7-7.30am: Pranayama Practice (breathing exercises)
~8-10.00am: Asana Practice, dynamic Hatha Yoga. Every day we focus in a different chakra or part of the body.
~10.00am: Breakfast-Brunch healthy free Buffet
Afternoon free: There is plenty of time for a massage, sightseeing, swimming in the sea or pool or simple to relax having a India Masala Chai in the beach or in the natural pool.
~4-6.00pm: Afternoon Session, focus in the theory of the chakra for that day, including psychological, physical and spiritual aspects. With different yogic activities related to the chakras plus finishing the afternoon with optional sharing from the heart circle.
~7.00pm: Dinner healthy free Buffet
~8.15-9.00pm: Optinal Evening activity: documentary about chakras, restorative yoga, chanting, meditation, etc.
The Yoga and activities, offers you an access to deeper connection with the different dimensions of your being. Creating a safe place for you to relax, renew and restore your energy. This deep work will support you to get in contact with your body and listen to it. Moving forward in your life, bringing into light the things are not aligned with your heart, allowing you to start creating new supportive & healthy habits.
You will leave the retreat with new tools to use in your daily life and a deeper knowledge of the 7 main chakras, allowing you to step into your power and taking responsibility for what you manifest in your life.
Arrival day Sunday -
Arriving on time for opening ceremony at 5 pm.
Check In: 14.00
Departure day Sunday -
Optional morning drop in yoga class at 8am, breakfast and Check Out 10.30am
Prices & Payment
750€ p/p share twin/double beach Hut
935€ p/p share twin/double Eco-lodge
1035€ p/p share twin/double Palm Grove
875€ single beach Hut
1065€ single Eco-lodge
1165€ single Palm Grove
All rooms have mosquito net, in suit bathroom with hot water, and fans.
For reservation and organisation purposes a deposit of non refundable 200€ is required to reserve your space.
- Two yoga classes every day
- Seven nights accommodation
- Two free delicious buffet meals: brunch & dinner
- All day filter water, hot lemon ginger and India masala chai
- Extra activities as meditation, sound bath, chanting, meditation, yoga nidra or other cultural evening activities happening in the retreat center
- A complementary Yoga Chakra Book and little presents along the week
- Plenty of information and tools to keep working on yourself
- Open and closing ceremony
- Love and inspiration
International or domestic Flights
Transfers from/to airport from Goa airport (around 2000 Indian Rupees)
Any extra activities.
Contact Alicia to book :[email protected]
Ashiyana Retreat Center:Ashiyana Retreat Centre is an exquisitely designed yoga resort in Mandrem, North Goa. Surrounded by coconut palms, this tranquil spot is bordered by the Mandrem River and the Arabian Sea.
Accommodation ranges from simple ensuite beach huts, to stylish wooden eco-lodges and luxury adobe-style dwellings that are built in a beautiful Palm Grove and face towards the sea (which can be viewed from some of the upper-floor balconies).
The Palm Grove dwellings are built of local wood giving an Asian feel, with finishing touches borrowed from classical Indian design, with plenty of natural fabrics and antique Rajasthani furniture. The beach huts are simple, yet chic.
All the rooms are spacious and comfortable with large windows and wonderful views. The en-suite bathrooms have been built to allow a little of the outside in, with large open window spaces and blinds. Each room has ample cupboard space and its own balcony with a charpoy daybed.
Ashiyana’s organic restaurant offers buffet meals with an excellent fusion of freshly-prepared Indian and Western vegetarian cuisine. Breakfast-brunch includes home-made muesli or porridge with curd (yoghurt), coconut/milk, fresh fruit salad, plus a daily menu selected from the following - toast, butter, jam, scrambled eggs, dhal, rice, and other daily specials. Fresh juice and teas. Fresh fish dishes are served once a week. All water is filtered, including that used for cooking.
Getting ThereInternational charter flights and national flights arrive at Dabolim airport in Goa. Ashiyana is a 90-minute taxi journey from Goa airport. Pre-paid government taxis are available as you exit the airport terminal, or we can organise a local Mandrem taxi to collect you. Approx. (Rs. 1200 - £15). Money changers and ATMS can be found at the airport.
By AirInternational flightsOverseas charter companies offer direct flights to Dabolim International airport in Goa.
For flights from Europe we recommend:
Domestic flights: Fly from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kochin and Chennai. For domestic flights we recommend Deccan Air, Jet Airways and Spice Jet.
By Coach: The closest large town to Mandrem is Mapusa which has coach/bus connections to Mumbai, Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Pune and other tourist destinations. Mapusa is 25 mins by taxi from Ashiyana.
By Train: Goa has two main railway stations Margao and Vasco da Gama. There are major connections to Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Rajkot, Thiruvananthapuram and other nationwide destinations. The closest stations to Ashiyana are Pernem, Thivim and Margao.
Indian Visas: All foreign nationals visiting India require a visa to enter India. An e- Visa applications can be obtain on line:https://www.e-visaindia.org.in/
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