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Immerse yourself in a yoga, meditation, and detox retreat for a better and renewed self. The purification process begins with a proper yogic diet and deep meditation sessions that begin the process of healing the body, mind, and emotions.
During the retreat, you will sleep in a guest house, and have your meals and yoga classes at Mandrem Village Resort, just two to three minutes away by foot. Oceanic Yoga provides rooms attached with a toilet bathroom, in a beautiful set-up surrounded by palm trees and a small garden. The center also features a vegetarian restaurant.
Hatha yoga is the foundation of all types of yoga. These classical yoga postures, which are held static for a period of time in order to experience their benefits, form the very core of any practice and participants are encouraged to explore the asanas at different levels.
Vinyasa is synchronization of movement and breath. It was first developed by Rishi Vaman somewhere between 500 and 1500 AD for the Grihastha, meaning a common family man. Vinyasa yoga is a series of postures weaved into each other to create a flowing practice. This beautiful practice aims to increase metabolism and develop focus and awareness through movement and breath coordination. Your teachers endeavour to bring out this potential in each individual through their practice.
Oceanic Yoga also recognizes the importance of pranayama in one's daily life. Pranayama is the science of manipulating and regulating your breath to be able to efficiently balance your prana or vital life force which is important for your physical, mental and spiritual well being. Teachers focus on first helping the participants understand and correct their breathing patterns.
Slowly, as awareness develops, they introduce you to the myriad world of pranayama: cleansing breaths to remove physical, mental, and emotional toxins, cooling breaths to bring about calm, balanced and harmonic breaths along with chanting pranayama to bring about a state of inner and outer equilibrium.
With this awareness of breath, you will move towards the subtle aspects of the mind through meditation. Through dynamic, walking, guided, and silent meditations you will explore the realms of meditation.
Oceanic Yoga expects that everybody should be physically fit to practice yoga, walk, and meditate. Also, anybody who is interested in achieving good health by yoga and meditation is also a good candidate.
The above schedule is a sample only, as it is subject to change.
Please note the dates listed are flexible. In case you wish to come on different dates, please send Oceanic Yoga an inquiry and they will do their best to accommodate your request.
Variously known as the Pearl of the Orient and as a tourist paradise, the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India by the Arabian Sea. Goa was a Portugal colony until 1961, which is important to know in order to understand the mix of religions (Catholic, Hindu, etc.) and languages (Konkani, English, Hindi, Marathi, Portuguese).
The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of its Hindu temples, Catholic churches and old, colorful Portuguese homes have made Goa the most popular tourist destination in India and a favorite of travelers from all over the world. The tourist season favored by foreigners runs from mid-October until early March.
Besides being steeped in history, Goa is famous today for its unspoiled tropical beaches, delicious seafood and laid-back lifestyle. Of special pride, the state of Goa is committed to environmental protection. Here you will find clean beaches and waterways, an un-littered landscape, and an unlimited supply of fresh air!
Oceanic Yoga is located very close to the serene Mandrem Beach in North Goa. Mandrem beach is famous due to its beautiful beach and sunset. Early in the morning, people engage in activities like walking, running, excerpting or yoga on the beach. The beach never gets overcrowded and it is far away from all party hectic life. The beach is also ideal for those who love nature
Although a small village, Mandrem has all the necessary facilities, including a bank and an ATM, travel agencies, guest houses and huts on the beach, a supermarket, taxis, and restaurants within a few-minutes-drive from the beach.
Daily vegetarian meals are provided during the retreat, except for Sunday lunch and dinner.
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