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7 Days Gratifying Yoga Retreat in Goa, India

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Comforting Yoga Retreat India

  • 7 days with instruction
  • The vision for Preksha Yoga Ashram is to create a comfortable, nurturing sanctuary for spiritual seekers from around the world, where they will have safe food, clean water, and guidance for their yogic journey. You will have the opportunity to understand yoga in the very place of its origin, from teachers who are masters of the discipline. The special satvik food will help you grow healthier, while meditation and chanting will flood you with a peace you never thought was possible.

    Highlights

    • Daily yoga classes
    • Daily pranayama sessions
    • Basic yoga philosophy lectures
    • Daily meditation and mantra chanting
    • 6 nights accommodation
    • 3 daily meals

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    Languages

    • Instruction language: English
    • Spoken languages: English
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    The Preksha Yoga Ashram is located five minute walk from the famous Mandrem Beach. Yoga, meditation, and ayurveda are the orders of the day, and you’ll find ever-changing options for spiritually slanted exercise and enlightenment along its sands. The ashram has simple and clean accommodation, eco-friendly.

    Accommodation comprises of single rooms and double shared rooms. All rooms have attached bathrooms. The bathrooms are equipped with western toilet seats and cold showers. Hot water is also available during winter season. All windows and beds have mosquito nets installed.

    By following the scheduled routine, you will not only invite discipline into your life, but you will find that you are more relaxed. Relaxation will lead you to spiritual discovery that will open your mind to a new way of thinking.

    Meditation and mantra chanting

    Days begin with meditation. You will learn techniques to work with vital energy centers in the body. You will learn Vedic mantra chanting in this session.

    Asana and pranayama class

    You will learn classical Hatha yoga postures with proper alignment, techniques, and modification. It will help you to improve your asana practice. You will also learn basic pranayama (breathing exercise).

    Philosophy

    This class will focus on introducing you to the basic philosophy, concepts, and history of yoga. You will talk about vedic and vedanta philosophy.

    Yoga Nidra

    You will conclude your day with yoga Nidra (yogic sleep). It will help you to release your physical, mental, and emotional stress. After yoga Nidra, you will feel calm, relax, and joyful.

    Daily schedule

    • 07:00 Satsang, meditation, chanting, mantras.
    • 08:00 Fruits or juice
    • 09:15 Asana and pranayama class
    • 11:30 Lunch
    • 12:30 Karma yoga
    • 14:00 Philosophy
    • 16:00 Asana, pranayama class
    • 18:00 Dinner
    • 19:30 Meditation / yoga Nidra
    • 22:00 Lights out
    • Yogi Madhav

      Yogi Madhav is a very experienced yoga teacher. He has graduated in Philosophy, Sanskrit and Hindi. He also holds a Master degree in Yoga and Meditation. He has studied the Vedas, varying philosophies, yoga therapy, Pranic healing and reflexology. His in-depth knowledge of yoga and Vedas combined with a modern approach to teaching makes his teaching style unique.

    • Kirsty Wright

      Kirsty began her journey with yoga after suffering from anxiety and looking for a natural cure. From her first class, she was completely addicted and she quickly realized that she wanted to become a teacher so that she could change other people’s lives through yoga, as yoga had changed hers. These days, Kirsty is an international yoga teacher, travelling the world and spreading her love of yoga everywhere she lands.

    The yoga ashram is located in Mandrem, an idealic coastal village in Goa. Mandrem is, for many, the best-kept secret on the north Goan coast, as laid back and languid a destination as you could possibly hope for.

    Nearby places

    • Goa International Airport (GOI), 50 kilometers
    • Madgaon Railway Station, 63 kilometers
    • Mandrem beach - 5 minutes' walk
    • Mapusa, North Goa, 18 kilometers
    • Panaji City, Capital of Goa, 30 kilometers
    • Pernem Railway Station, 18 kilometers
    • Thivim Railway Station, 23 kilometers

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    Three pure vegetarian meals per day and herbal tea are included in the price.

    The meals in the yoga school are strictly vegetarian and it is not allowed to bring food from outside to the ashram. Also, during meals, silence is observed.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • 3 pure vegetarian meals per day and herbal teas
    • 6 nights accommodation
    • Asana and pranayama class daily
    • Basic yoga philosophy daily lectures
    • Daily yoga classes and lectures
    • Meditation and mantra chanting daily
    • Airfare to and from Goa International Ariport (GOI)
    • Airport transfers

    Arrival by airplane

    The nearest airport is Goa International Airport (GOI) and is about 50 kilometers away from Mandrem. You may arrange airport pick-up and drop off by sending a request to Preksha Yoga Ashram.

    Arrival by Train

    Pernem Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is just about 18 kilometers away from Mandrem. Other railway stations are Thivim Railway Station - 23 kilometers and Madgaon Railway Station - 63 kilometers.

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

    Goa, India

    Preksha Yoga is dedicated to spreading yoga to achieve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and self-realization of their students, offering various teacher training and yoga retreats.

    Speaks English

    • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 97% of the time.
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    7 days / 6 nights

    Departure:
    Saturday February 17, 2018
    (7 days / 6 nights)

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