7 Days Virechana Detox Yoga Retreat in Goa, India

7 Days Virechana Detox Yoga Retreat in Goa, India

  • Ashiyana Yoga Centre, Junas Waddo, Mandrem beach, Pernem, Goa 403527, India

Ayurveda and Yoga Detox Retreat in India

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday but would also like to be within a more structured group of like-minded people, Ashiyana offers you this detox and rejuvenation retreat. This program gives you the flexibility of time whilst being held in the embrace of a deeply supportive and restorative yoga and relaxation retreat. The program revolves around panchakarma which is a specialized procedure of Ayurvedic treatment necessary for removing toxins and giving a healthy status to the body. It cleanses and detoxifies the body as well as improves digestion and metabolism.

Highlights

  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Shirodhara and Svedhana treatments
  • Chanting, music, and meditation sessions
  • Ayurvedic consultation with on-site Ayurvedic doctor
  • Daily simple and light diet meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Shahi suites

Shahi (pronounced 'Sha-he') is our most spacious and luxurious suite, which offers a vast living room including a separate bed area. Equipped with beautiful Rajasthani furniture and earthy Indian fabrics, the room simply creates a royal environment. A writing desk and a large wardrobe make the suite more “homey”. Two enormous double window doors lead to the huge balcony with day beds and an astonishing view of Mandrem River. The bathroom offers a shower and circular bathtub as well as lots of space for your personal belongings.

Raj luxury

The Raj area of Ashiyana is located at the far end of the Palm Grove, and is fronted on two sides by the tranquil Mandrem River. Some of the Raj rooms are within the Ashiyana Villa, which was built on the site of the original (fisherman) owner's storehouse, the others are sited along an inlet of the Mandrem River. Four of our Raj rooms are doubles, and Five are magnificent suites with stunning views. All of the Raj rooms are organically-shaped and stone-built, with rustic stucco walls, antique Rajasthani furniture, and sumptuous soft furnishings. No two rooms are the same, each having its individual charm and magnificent view from windows and balcony.

Raj double

The Raj area of Ashiyana is located at the far end of the Palm Grove, and is fronted on two sides by the tranquil Mandrem River. Some of the Raj rooms are within the Ashiyana Villa, which was built on the site of the original (fisherman) owner's storehouse, the others are sited along an inlet of the Mandrem River. Four of our Raj rooms are doubles, and Five are magnificent suites with stunning views. All of the Raj rooms are organically-shaped and stone-built, with rustic stucco walls, antique Rajasthani furniture, and sumptuous soft furnishings. No two rooms are the same, each having its individual charm and magnificent view from windows and balcony.

Palm grove

Much of Ashiyana's accommodation is in a beautiful palm grove fronting the Mandrem River and facing towards the sea, which can be viewed from some of the upper-floor balconies. The accommodation is in the form of luxury eco-lodges, tree-houses and stone-built houses set amidst lush tropical gardens, statues and water features. The lodges and tree-houses are built of local wood giving an "Indonesian" feel, though most finishing touches are borrowed from classical Indian design, with plenty of natural fabrics and antique furniture.

Beach huts

Most of Ashiyanas accommodation are located on the dunes which separate Mandrem river from the Arabian sea. The others are located on the mainland facing the river. There are huts sheltered behind the banks of the dune and others on the dune top. They all come with en-suite bathroom, fan and mosquito net. Whilst being the economist section of the accommodation, they have recently been upgraded with simple, yet chic interior-designed finishes.

With our modern lifestyles we usually put more toxins into our bodies than can be removed. Over time the toxins build up, creating sluggish digestion, a disturbed mind, restlessness and poor health. Even if you feel you are relatively healthy, detoxification is a wonderful preventative measure against aging and future ill health.

Panchakarma is a specialized procedure of Ayurvedic treatment necessary for removing toxins and giving a healthy status to the body. It cleanses and detoxifies the body as well as improves digestion and metabolism. Purva karma (preparatory procedures), pradhan karma (five important procedures) and pascat karma (post procedure) are the three steps of panchakarma. Pradhan karma comes after purva karma and constitutes the five procedures of Vaman (induced vomiting), Virechan (induced purgation), Basti (herbal enema), Nasya (nasal medicine) and Rakta mokshan (artificial bloodletting).

Ashiyanas objective is to assist you in: feeling rejuvenated and calm through mental and physical purification and deep relaxation; losing weight/body fat; addressing digestive disorders such as constipation; reducing addictions and unwanted habits; keeping your skin well oxidized and fresh; increasing resistance to allergies; helping to cure and prevent disease and sickness; and strengthening will power and concentration.

Virechana Ayurvedic detox program

Virechana is medicated purgation therapy, which removes pitta toxins from the body that are accumulated in the middle part of the body; it completely cleanses the gastro-intestinal tract. Virechana helps you cure chronic fever, diabetes, asthma, paraplegia, hemiplegia joint disorders, digestive disorders, constipation, hyperacidity, vitiligo, psoriasis, headaches, elephantiasis gynecological disorder, etc.

The retreat begins with an Ayurvedic consultation provided by Ashiyanas on-site Ayurvedic doctor. This in-depth exploration of your diet, lifestyle patterns and habits, mental and emotional state, and many other personal details will provide her the information necessary to determine your dosha (body type) and design your detox and rejuvenation program including many vital health advises to take home with. The consultation also includes an introduction to Ayurvedic and its principles. Your treatment plan will combine Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies along with other modalities of healing available through Ashiyanas highly skilled staff of therapists.

The program also Includes evening activities such as meditation, chanting, music night, etc. and all the other facilities at Ashiyana.

The Ashiyana location offers a balance between the serenity of a coconut palm grove, bodered by the enchanting Mandrem river, and a beautiful quiet beach with the invigorating sound of the waves breaking against the shore just beyond the dunes. Mandrem, a remote and sleepy fishing village in the north of Goa, has a number of restaurants, an internet cafe, a travel agent, a small organic shop, general grocery store and places to rent motorbikes or hire taxis. Thirty minutes away by road is the large market town of Mapusa, which has good coach connections to other Indian towns and cities.

A pleasant 40-minute stroll (10 minutes by taxi) north along the beach is the lively and colorful village of Arambol. One of the main attractions to this distinctly 'hippy' hangout is the fresh-water lake separated from the sea by broad golden sands and it also has a post office, a small market, restaurants and beach-front bars, some featuring live music. A southward stroll takes you along a quiet stretch of beach dolted with beach shacks and restaurants.

Activities
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Luggage room
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
Services
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free! WiFi
  • Laundry nearby
  • Shop nearby

During the detox you will be having simple and light meals daily that will be suggested by Ashiyana's doctor, and you will not be joining their regular buffet.

Other than yoga and other retreats and events, Ashiyana is also offering a mix of creative workshops, including arts, craft, and musical. The detail for these visiting teachers are available on request, though often workshops are created quite organically.

There are kite surfing teachers along the beach and hand gliding from the cliffs. Elsewhere in Goa every imaginable water sport is well-catered for. Goa is also famous for its daytime and nighttime activities such as Baga night market on Saturday evening, Anjuna Flea market on Wednesday, Bondala national park and zoo, spice farms, old Goa, the beautiful old parts of Panjim (Goas capital), Dudsagar waterfall.

Nasya (nose drops)

Nasya involves administration of medicated oil through the nose to cleanse accumulated toxins from the head and neck region. Based on the medical condition of a person, it can be given up to 30 days. It can be used as daily routine to improve function of sense organ.

Nasya is useful for hair fall, trigeminal neuralgia, bel's palsy, it improves memory and eye sight, insomnia, and eliminates of excess mucus hyper pigmentation in the face, pre-mature graying of hair, clarity to voice, headaches of various origin, hemiplegia, loss of smell and taste, frozen shoulder, migraine, stiffness of the neck, nasal allergies nasal polyp, neurological dysfunctions, paraplegia, and sinusitis.

Nasya treatment can be offered as individual treatment or be combined with one of the above mentioned detox program. The treatment includes an Abhayanga massage and steam. The duration for the entire process is 90 minutes and the price is 45 EUR per treatment.

Raktamokshana (bloodletting)

Raktamokshana is a procedure where impure blood is taken out from the body with the help of leech and other measures. It is very much useful in diseases where the involvement of impure blood is present. It helps in curing skin disorders such as herpes, vitiligo, psoriasis, alopecia, acne, blackish discoloration, redness, and swelling, allergic rashes, and in painful conditions like spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, traumas, etc. The duration for the entire process is 30 minutes and the price is 20 EUR per treatment.

Thai yoga massage, Reiki, esalen, and Ayurvedic yoga massage may also be recommended at an additional cost.

  • 1 Shirodhara and detox medicine
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • 5 Abhayanga massages
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Ayurvedic consultation with on-site Ayurvedic doctor
  • Chanting, music, and meditation sessions
  • Daily diet meals
  • Daily Svedhana
  • Final consultation with Ayurvedic doctor
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

Goa, India

Ashiyana has been created as a sanctuary, a home away from home. They offer yoga classes, retreats, and teacher training in Goa, India.

  • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 77% of the time.
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7 days / 6 nights

Low season
  • October 1 - 15
  • April 15 - April 30

 

High season
  • October 16 - December 19
  • January 31 - April 14
 
Peak season
  • December 20 - January 30
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