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For years, travelers seeking serenity and spiritual renewal have made their way to India's ashrams and retreat centers to learn the wisdom of ancient practices like yoga, meditation and ayurvedic healing. Whether you're looking for a daily meditation routine or a focus on wellness and healing, Harmony India Retreat promises you stress reduction, self-discovery and a unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself in a peaceful lifestyle. Anne-Lauren looks forward to spending a week together on the shores of India and diving into these practices that are so dear to her heart!
Embark on this journey together to explore into the simple joys and sweet lessons of life and let the holiday season give yourself a gift that will last a lifetime! Meeting and sharing this experience together will provide a direct pathway to connect with nature, eachother, and the peace and joy at our very own hearts. You will leave with the tools to unlock the deep knowing of the power you hold; the power you have to bring peace, contentment, and harmony into your life! So, join this harmonious India yoga retreat, unwind, take a break from your day to day life and return to a state of harmony, peace and bliss that is your birthright! These powerful tools will recharge you and align you with your highest self!
This is a Hatha flow yoga and meditation retreat. This week long retreat was created for people that share a common interest in exploring deeper into the joys and lessons of life. In this week long retreat you will be reminded that you have the power to bring whatever you want into this life.
With your weeks deeply influenced by the principles of yoga philosophy, it is their goal that you leave them with your light shinning a little brighter, with a deeper sense of connection, peace, bliss, and overall contentment. Please give yourself this gift, a week for yourself, to honor and remember just how special and amazing you are!
Most of their beach huts are located on the dune which separates Mandrem river from the Arabian Sea. The others are located on the mainland facing the river. There are hut sheltered behind the banks of the dune and others on the dune top. They all come with an en suite bathroom, fan, and mosquito net. Whilst being the economy section of their accommodation, they have recently been lovingly upgraded with simple, yet chic interior-designed finishes.
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. All the rooms are spacious and comfortable with large windows and wonderful views.
As far as possible the en-suite bathrooms have been built to allow a little of the outside in, with large open window spaces and blinds. Each room has ample cupboard space and its own balcony with "day-bed".
The Raj area of Ashiyana is located at the far and of the Palm Grove, and is fronted on two sides by the tranquil Mandrem River. Some of the 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.
Five of our Raj rooms are spacious doubles, and three (first and second floors of the Ashiyana Villa) 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.
The week long yoga and meditation retreat takes place along the enchanthing shores of Goa, India. In this retreat you will celebrate each morning with a Hath flow style yoga class. The morning class will be more dynamic with awareness on alignment. Each class will be followed by a healthy fresh local brunch. The early evening sessions will be used to go deeper into explanations of poses and pranayamas. You will explore a variety of energy building practices that help restore balance and harmony in our physical bodies, as well as in your life!
There will be three to four hours of sunrise and sunset sessions each day. We will have journal time and create space for personal heart connection to truly deepen your journey into the beautiful light that you are meant to be! There will be optional evening activities every other night, yoga Nidra, singing circle, restorative yoga, self massage, etc. The golden sand beaches of India will be yours to relax on and sink your feet into each day. The flowing, warm healing waters are there for you to take your soul southing dip whenever you choose! Chai and fabric shops are coloring the streets of this sweet little village if you are feeling a bit more active.
These following healing techniques will be explored: beach meditations (including basic Tai Chi), Acroyoga workshop, sunset walks to Arambol drum circle, partner massage workshop, and Yin yoga. The afternoons will be yours to explore and dinner will be served after sunset each evening. You might opt to go out to eat to one of their favorite restaurants one night.
Anne-Lauren Graham has been teaching yoga for over 10 years. Her most effective tools are yoga, asana, meditation, pranayama, Tai Chi, healing nutrition, connecting with the wisdom of nature, and play. In her work, she guides people to experience a deeper meaning and peace with the life they choose. Anne-Lauren came to yoga as she began an inner and outer journey. This path has led her to some amazing tools, some of which she studied in depth for extended periods of time.
The Ashiyana location offers a balance between the serenity of a coconut palm grove, bordered 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 dotted with beach shacks and restaurants.
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Whenever possible, they buy organic produce and they mostly have vegetarian food apart from twice a week where they offer fish or chicken dish for dinner.
Their beautiful Spa and Treatment Centre sits at the heart of Ashiyana, and has evolved into a haven of peace and tranquility within their tropical paradise. Offering serene luxury with their unique mix of informality and intimacy, it has Goas only natural swimming pool (naturally self-cleaning with no chemicals), a hammam (steam room), and six treatment rooms.
The gardens around the large pool offer plenty of beautiful spots for meditation and contemplation, with a gazebo and lilly pond facing towards a majestic Buddha statue, all set amidst an abundance of plants and coconut palms. They will soon have a spa cafe offering healthy, light snacks, and lunch, as well as a tropical juice menu and teas.
Whether you wish to simply relax body and mind, enhance your current level of wellbeing, or perhaps address some particular symptoms or health issues that you are experiencing, their expert therapists are available to offer treatments and to create a tailored program for your particular requirements.
You can fly straight into Goa or to make it cheaper, fly into Mumbai and take a cheaper local flight to Goa (kayak.com is the best for finding flights to Goa).
Let Radiant Spiral with Anne-Lauren know what time you will arrive in Goa and they will have their driver pick you up from the airport with a sign. It is super easy and cost less that 20 USD.