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Join Nuria and Ariane for a magical yoga getaway at Satsanga, a boutique retreat center in the heart of beautiful Goa, India. Wake up with the sun and take the time to explore the sacred spirituality of India and the different aspects of the practice. With a very small group of participants and attention from two loving and dedicated teachers, this retreat will be an unforgettable experience.
Satsanga is voted as one of the best retreat centers in India. It is located in a peaceful village in Verla Canca, Goa. Surrounded by lush jungle and only minutes away from the beach, Satsanga is one of the most beautiful and serene centers in India. The boutique retreat center has two yoga shalas, a beautiful pool, lush tropical gardens, an Ayurvedic spa, and an on-site organic Ayurvedic chef.
People from all levels are encouraged to come to this retreat to get to know themselves on the mat and explore their edge. Through this program, you will deepen your understanding of yourself and your body, gain strength, flexibility, and a sense of spaciousness in the mind and calmness in the heart.
The day starts early with morning meditation and pranayama (breath practice) as the sun rises over the edge of the jungle. You will explore your bodies with two asana (yoga) classes a day. There will be a stronger morning Vinyasa flow class and a softer evening Yin and Restorative class. The morning flow will have an emphasis on the core and alignment and you will be encouraged to try new things, build strength, and flexibility.
The evening Yin and Restorative yoga practices help to transform physical and mental stuckness which manifests in the trouble areas (hips and shoulders) in the body. Between practices, you will dive into the teachings of yoga through an exploration of the various archetypes associated with Hindu deities and how their stories apply to you. The practices include meditation, mudra, mantra, and some beautiful surprises along the way.
Nuria Reed is a leader in the new generation of yoga teachers and yoga entrepreneurs. Her strong leadership and in-depth training gives her style and skill, both in and out of the yoga studio. She combines creative sequencing, attention to anatomy, and a deep understanding of the true nature of the self assisting her students in achieving a new level of energy and awareness. She is the creator of California Flow, a new way of experiencing yoga. Her students describe her classes as strong and deep yet fluid and profoundly transformative.
Ariane completed her initial teacher training at Satsanga Retreat center with Heather Elton in 2012. It is a dream to return to Satsanga and lead a joint retreat with Nuria. Since her initial teacher training, Ariane have both expanded her breath and focus of yoga in areas of Yin, Restorative, pranayama, philosophy, and asana.
The retreat will be held at Satsanga Retreat. It is situated in a beautiful village in Verla Canca and is located between Anjuna Beach and Mapusa, Goa, India.
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You will be served vegetarian meals made with the freshest ingredients purchased at the local markets daily. Locally grown and organic foods are used whenever possible. For breakfast, you will enjoy a buffet breakfast with tropical fruits, muesli, yogurt, oatmeal, and freshly baked bread with butter and jams.
Afternoon and evening meals vary daily and include beautifully prepared traditional Indian and Ayurvedic dishes.
Satsanga Retreat strives to create an environment that supports your inward journey. During your stay, you can enjoy an array of rejuvenation treatments for additional costs. Satsanga offers Swedish massage as well as traditional abhyanga Ayurvedic massage and shirodhara. Also available is chakra rebalancing, energy work, shen therapy, or Ayurvedic consultations.
There is also a resident acupuncturist who offers acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion for those that would like to be treated with traditional Chinese medicine.
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Nuria Reed Yoga will pick you up from the airport.
Take a bus to the nearest bus station, Mapusa.
You can take a train ride from any cities in India and arrive in Tivim train station.