Spring Revival - Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat
March 24 - 31 2019 (Week 1), March 31 - April 7 2019 (Week 2)
Revive and Thrive this Spring!
Spring is the time for new beginnings. Winter is coming to an end and your body needs some extra care and attention after long months of harsh weather, heavier foods and general sluggishness.
Awakening your body from winter slumber is a slow process. Our body might feel lethargic, it might be difficult for us to focus and work efficiently. If you would like to give yourself a real energy boost, clear out stuck energy and toxins, and prepare yourself for the warmer months, join us for our Spring Revival - Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat!
We have prepared a programme which includes an introduction to Ayurveda, Ayurveda-based yoga classes, daily Ayurvedic massages, nourishing foods and an optional one day juice fast! In the second week, you will also have a chance to have a digital detox on a 3-day excursion into the jungle, where you will stay at a luxurious farmstay with a swimming pool.
We invite you to join us for one or two weeks of yoga and rejuvenation at our eco-friendly shala located right on the beach! This is also a great preparation for a more intense practice with one of our favourite teachers, Vinay Kumar from Prana Vashya Yoga School in Mysore, who will visit us again right after the retreat to conduct a Yoga Intensive! (check here for more details).
The Retreat Features:
* 8 Days (7 nights) accommodation in our regular or deluxe AC cottages located right on the beach (shared or single)
The accommodation will be in wooden beach huts located within 2 minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, Palolem beach.
The huts are clean and spacious and each contains a double bed or two twin beds, a western-style toilet with shower and hot water, AC and a balcony to sit and relax on. There are two types of cottages available - regular and deluxe (deluxe cottages are bigger and they face the garden, while regular ones are a bit smaller and situated at the back).
All cottages are located within the grounds of a green garden, in a quiet and convenient spot, right next to the beach and only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Palolem with lots of shops, and cozy cafes and restaurants. There is free Wi-Fi and our shala is right next door, with a chillout and sitting area.
* Two Ayurveda-based classes per day
Two yoga classes are included in the price of the package. Morning classes will be group sessions, alignment-based Vinyasa/ Hatha Flow, combining asanas with elements of pranayama and meditation. We will be targeting different areas of the body, types of postures and themes each day, helping you build balance between strength and flexibility and get a deeper understanding of your body’s needs.
In the afternoons there will be slower-paced classes - restorative and yin yoga, yoga nidra, myofascial stretching and strengthening, pranayama and meditation, etc.
All classes will be linked to Ayurveda, and there will be an introduction to Ayurveda on the first day.
* Daily brunches
Brunch will be provided after the morning yoga class. You will have a choice of vegetarian or vegan dishes – eggs, hummus, falafel, porridge, chia pudding, fruit salad, etc. as well as a fresh juice or herbal teas. We will be happy to provide you with dietary advice as per your dosha (Ayurvedic body constitution) to support your balancing process.
If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know about them while booking and we will make sure they are catered for. Dinner is not included in the package price as we would like to give you an opportunity to try various places and savour local cuisine. There are many great restaurants within walking distance from the shala and we will be happy to provide you with a list of our favourite places around.
On the last day, there will be an option to do a one-day juice fast - if you would like to do that, please let us know.
* Daily Ayurvedic massages
During the retreat, you will have a chance to learn more about this ancient healing system. There will be an introduction to Ayurveda on the first day, dietary advice, daily Ayurvedic massages and Ayurveda-based yoga classes.
An Ayurvedic massage is a deeply relaxing treatment which helps to reduce stress and tension, detoxify and cleanse the body, moisturize your skin and joints, improve circulation and boost your immune system. More treatments can be arranged upon request. Ayurvedic massaged will provided every day during week 1, while during week two they will be included while at the premises of Parinama Yoga Studio, but during the jungle trip (see details below), they will be optional and arranged upon request.
* Jungle trip and Digital Detox (week 2 only)
During the second week, you will go deeper into you detox - not only with your body, but also with your mind. We will take you on a 3-day trip into the jungle, with no Internet or phone reception. We will stay at a local luxurious homestay, built and furnished in Portuguese style, with stylish rooms and a swimming pool.
The place is surrounded by a lush forest, with a spice farm and waterfalls nearby you will have a chance to visit. All your meals will be provided during the excursion - homecooked with organic ingredients, mostly grown at the farm. Away from the noise and people, you will have a chance to fully disconnect and recharge your batteries.
During the trip, you will have two yoga classes per day as well as trips to the nearby sights. Massages can be included upon request.
* 8 Days (7 nights) or 15 days (14 nights) accommodation in our regular or deluxe AC cottages located right on the beach (shared or single)
* Daily brunches
* Morning Ayurveda-based yoga classes (Vinyasa or Hatha flow)
* Afternoon slow-paced classes (restorative, yin, yoga nidra, pranayama and meditation)
* Introduction to Ayurveda
* Daily Ayurvedic massages
* Optional one-day juice fast
* 3-day jungle trip (week two only)
* Lots of personal attention from two senior yoga instructors
* Support in organising airport transfers, free time activities and excursions
We have prepared different packages for different budgets and needs - with regular or deluxe cottages, on a sharing or single basis, starting at only Rs 47 000 (around EUR 570) per week! Please fill in the form below to Request a full Info Pack!
If you would like to take your practice deeper, check out our Yoga Intensive with Vinay Kumar which starts right after the retreat here