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Enjoy a retreat in the sunshine, beautiful beaches, colorful markets, and vibrant spiritual energy that makes India the home of yoga. Focus on your yoga practice in the divine shala and explore the Goan beaches, unwind in the large swimming pool, and stroll around the tropical gardens. The Vinyasa flow yoga classes and meditation sessions impart strength and balance to the flow of life. Rejuvenate in a retreat set in the spiritual set up of tranquil India.
Accommodation is arranged in the tranquil Satsanga Retreat. There are nine warmly furnished guest rooms offering private bathrooms with solar hot water, mosquito nets, and ceiling fans. Satsanga Retreat is known for being a home away from home, as it provides a relaxed and intimate community setting. The center features two beautiful yoga shalas with wood flooring, swimming pool, and tropical gardens.
The program comprises of two yoga classes with Faye Riches daily in the beautiful yoga shala. You will learn Vinyasa flow yoga, a dynamic style of yoga where you practice a smoothly flowing sequence of asana connected by the breath. You can expect a well held and strong practice in your morning class. Your afternoon classes will give you an opportunity to explore asana in detail and will include restorative work and meditation sessions.
You will get a chance to explore Ananda Tandavaa, Shivas flow of life with a dynamic yet soulful series of yogic practice reflecting the rhythm and harmony of life that passes through the five principal manifestations of eternal energy.
This is a chance for you to connect to and manifest your deepest hopes and desires.
This is all about igniting tapas, burning off the impediments that keep you from being in a state of union with the universe.
It involves sustaining all that is a perfect whole and complete.
It is about understanding that your trust in Divine’s plan is what allows you to be in a state of moksha or nirvana, freedom or liberation.
It deals with letting go of the ego so that you may know your true self.
The retreat will be held in a small group of 12 in order to get plenty of attention and care from your teacher. Modifications and progressions are given so that students of all levels will find these yoga classes rewarding, but previous experience of a flow class is recommended to enjoy being challenged by a dynamic style of yoga.
Faye has been teaching Vinyasa flow yoga and pilates since 2003. Prior to that, she was a personal trainer and fitness class teacher where she cultivated her strengths in anatomy and physiology. Faye feels blessed to have studied with Liz Lark, Judith Hanson Lasater, Shiva Rea and Claire Missingham, and more recently Vancouver and Los Angeles teachers Suzanne Faith, Noah Maze’ Nico Luce and Genieve Burley. Her classes reflect her passion for sequencing, music, and her love and interest of the subtle body. Her ultimate intention is to empower you to stand strong in your truth.
The retreat takes place in the village of Verla Canca, located between Anjuna Beach and Mapusa in North Goa, India.
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Three vegetarian meals are served daily. They are made with the freshest ingredients purchased at the local markets. Locally grown and organic foods are used whenever possible. For breakfast, you will enjoy a buffet 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.
You can book Ayurvedic massages, beauty and spa treatments, or visit an Ayurvedic doctor for a full consultation at extra charges. Dr. Laxmi provides Ayurvedic consultation at additional cost as well. To help you relax further, you can book Ayurvedic, Swedish, and sports massage and spa treatments as well.
Please book your flights to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. An additional cost of INR 1,200 will be charged.