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8 Days Magical Yoga Retreat India

  • Satsanga Retreat, C/93, Naika Vado, Verla Canca, Bardez-Goa 403 510, India


Hatha Yoga Retreat Goa

This yoga retreat in India with Emil Wendelis designed to immerse the practitioners into both a stimulating postural practice and the magic that lies beyond the physical aspects of yoga. The retreat and conversations will be held at the Satsanga Retreat with its magnificent Nataraja Yoga Hall. Enjoy this yoga retreat in Goa, India to the fullest.


  • "Conversation" sessions
  • Vitality of mouna sessions
  • Asana and pranayama sessions
  • Classical Indian recital and meditation sessions
  • Advanced yogic modules of mantras, mudras, and yantra construction
  • Seminars of applied philosophy and technique used
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During your yoga retreat, you will be accommodated at Satsanga Retreat, a retreat center in North Goa that was built for yoga and meditation. The rooms have bathroom attached, water flowing, and beds of good quality. Many participants admire the Shiva Hall, a large yoga practice space, for its beauty and wooden floor.


  • Swimming pool
  • On-site massage
  • Wi-Fi

Starting before dawn, there will be classical Indian recitals, pranayama, and meditations followed by asanas that are shared between Emil and Anouk. The afternoons combine seminars on applied philosophy and background information regarding techniques used. The course offers advanced yogic modules of mantras, mudras, as well as yantra construction, and beyond, in the mornings, there is the vitality of Mouna, silence, as part of the retreat. This retreat offers practice and study between 8 and 9 hours per day. The combination of yogic contemplation and exercise produces a deep experience!


Over the weekend from Friday to Sunday, there are meetings with remarkable yogis and adepts in addition to the classic Hatha program. It comes as performance, poetry, and philosophical debate. During the past five years of the 'Conversations', Beyond the Asana has had unforgettable moments such as:

  • Chod practice (a Tibetan meditation)
  • The Jaina history of ahimsa
  • River pilgrimage (a remarkable account of the Narmada Parikrama)
  • A meeting with women renunciates of the Himalayas
  • The qalandars (extraordinary sufis on the road)
  • A musical rendering of poetry by the untamable Kabir
  • Ayurveda and yoga
  • Readings from the Vignana Bhairava Tantra
  • A photographic documentation on Indian ascetics
  • Experiences of a Theravadin monk
  • Tibetan pilgrimage (a journey to the inner and outer world)
  • Tantra, Hatha, and Kashmir Shaivism (the early days)
  • You are the world: Personal experiences with Krishnamurti
  • A sufi music experience
  • Travel in Tibet (searching for the guru's home)
  • Emil Wendel

    Emil was born in Switzerland and has been living in Asia since the mid-seventies studying first Chinese classics and Taoism in Taiwan, and then Sanskrit as well as Indian thought on the subcontinent. Emil remains deeply passionate about philosophy and especially its application in yoga. He practices and teaches Hatha yoga using a method of merging physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation with discussions on liberating knowledge to deepen a yoga practice beyond the mere physical experience.

  • Anouk Petzold

    Anouk Petzoldt is a yogini who specializes in asana.

Your yoga retreat will take place in North Goa, India.

Nearby places

  • Baga, Anjuna, and Vagator beaches - 15 minutes by bike

During your yoga retreat, you will be served daily pure sattvic vegetarian meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Enjoy nearby beaches
  • Swimming

During your yoga retreat, you can have a massage treatment at an additional cost.

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Advanced yogic modules of mantras, mudras, and yantra construction
  • All sattvic vegetarian meals
  • Asana and pranayama sessions
  • Classical Indian recital and meditation sessions
  • "Conversation" sessions
  • Seminars of applied philosophy and technique used
  • Vitality of mouna sessions
  • Review by Yvonne from Saudi Arabia

    "I feel that the course really opened up my life and specifically, my spirituality. It is as though a light has been turned on inside me again and it feels wonderful."

    Beyond the Asana website, edited

  • Review by Sophie from United Kingdom

    "Thank you so much for the amazing inspirational classes that Kate and I were so privileged to be a part of back in January. You cannot imagine what an impact they had. It's cold and hectic here but I've managed to carry some of the precious spirit back with me - helped, in no small part, by remembering some of your beautiful asana sequences. That, combined with some chanting and pranayama, is really helping to get my creative process going."

    Beyond the Asana website, edited

Weinfelden, Switzerland

Beyond the Asana is meant as an encouragement to explore yoga further than physical postures. They are based in Switzerland and offer various programs of yoga.

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from US$1,450

8 days / 7 nights


Arrival: Monday January 30, 2017
Departure: Monday February 6, 2017

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