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Wellness Yoga Retreat Mauritius

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Mauritius.

With thorough knowledge of yoga, Ayurveda, and philosophies, you will experience a perfect yoga retreat program in Mauritius set by Sannyasa. This retreat is aimed to promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. It provides a great escape from the materialistic and stressful world that you live in, giving you a taste of spirituality, Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation in a very cozy and relaxed environment.

Retreat highlights

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner inc local Mauritian dishes
  • Daily Hatha yoga, pranayama, philosophy, mudra, neti workshops
  • Consultation sessions with Ayurvedic Practitioner inc Prakriti analysis
  • 1-day island tour covering most famous landmarks of Mauritius
  • Easy access to the famous Trou Aux Biches white soft sandy beaches
  • Optional full body Ayurvedic massage therapy

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

Airport transfer included:Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

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Accommodation

You will spend your relaxing nights at the Sannyasa Wellness Retreat Centre. The retreat center is a chic and modern villa with a sun terrace, garden, and an outdoor swimming pool. There is a range of accommodation to suit the clients. All of the bedrooms are double and have their own toilet and shower room. They are all air-conditioned and also have fans available for guests who do not prefer air conditioners.

The private bedrooms are on a generous surface area with tall French windows and balconies. Some are fitted with queen-sized solid oaks beds and others with twin beds. There is also a large family room which can accommodate up to four adults. Fresh towels and linen are provided and the rooms are all fully maintained and serviced by the local staffs which fluent in English, French, Spanish, German, and Hindi.

The facilities also consist of a large open planned kitchen, dining room, lounge, sun terrace, and an outdoor swimming pool. The kitchen is fitted with gas hob, oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, double door fridge, and freezer and washing machine. Wi-Fi is available throughout the whole villa.

Large family room

This room is only for girls and can accommodate four people at a time. It has its own bathroom, toilet, and private balcony with access to open planned kitchen, dining room, lounge, sun terrace, and swimming pool. Wi-Fi is also available throughout all premises.

Private double room

This room can accommodate up to two persons and has its own bathroom and toilet with access to open planned kitchen, dining room, lounge, sun terrace, and swimming pool. Wi-Fi is also available throughout all premises.

Studio self-contained flat

The studio flat can accommodate two people (or a small family with two kids). It has its own private entrance, a garden patio space, a large open planned kitchen with a kitchen island sitting four people, an open lounge with a sofa bed, a bathroom with rainwater shower and toilet and access to a sun terrace and a swimming pool. Wi-Fi is also available throughout all premises.

Large two bedroom flat

This flat has two large double bedrooms on a surface area of 150 square meters and it can accommodate up to four people. It has an open planned kitchen and dining room with a sun terrace, spacious lounge with another sun terrace, large toilet and bathroom with shower, and bathtub facilities.

Sannyasa Mauritius Yoga Retreat Program

Wake up to the sound of local fauna and start the day with a pranayama class in the fresh morning air on the sandy beach of Trou-Aux-Biches. Then, have a delicious, and nutritious breakfast with plenty of time before starting a slow-paced Hatha flow aimed at loosening and relaxing the body and mind.

Enjoy a massage of your choice for the rest of the day or take a swim in the lagoon, surfing, diving in the big blue, cycling or walking around to explore other neighboring beaches or simply enjoying the swimming pool and sun terrace of the center. The day ends with another Hatha class and in the evening, you will have dinner and can sometimes gather together for a quick after-meal walk on the local beach.

Sannyasa also offers Karma, Mantra, Bhakti, and Laughing yoga as options in their yoga retreats. Their karma yoga is great fun. You will look at ways you can help the society and the needy but also the much deeper principles in how you perform these selfless activities.

This is the essence of their Karma Yoga. Mantra is more an internal form of yoga, very much close to meditation, and Bhakti yoga. At Sannyasa Wellness, you will look at these disciplines based on the science of the Kundalini energy, the chakras and nadis.

Typical daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Pranayama / Mudra / Neti
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Hatha yoga 1
  • 11:00 - 19:00 Free time
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Hatha yoga 2
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

Included excursions

During the retreat, you will experience one island tour to visit most of the famous landmarks of Mauritius. Some of these places are quite unique in the world like Chamarel, the seven colored earth - a volcanic phenomenon producing seven different shades of earth, the Grand Bassin sacred lake of God Shiva with a 108 foot statue of God Shiva and the 108 Shivlings temple. You will also visit Black River Gorges National Park, Alexander Falls, Trou Aux Cerfs volcano.

Sannyasa can also organize other key island tours covering places like Le Morne Brabant - an undersea waterfall, another spectacular volcanic phenomena of Mauritius, Pamplemousses botanical garden - ranked in the top ten gardens in the world - Ile aux Cerfs, and the ocean route visiting different beaches around the island.

Instructors

Vishal Tacouri
Vishal will be your instructor for this retreat and he will conduct the courses together with two other yoga teachers. He and the other teachers are certified in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga.

Retreat location

The tropical island of Mauritius sets the perfect environment for sun, sea, and its exclusive white sandy beaches. The wellness facilities in Mauritius are located a few minutes’ walk from the famous beach of Trou Aux Biches village. The center provides the most unspoiled, pristine, and traditional natural remedies, blending the perfect natural environment with the authentic forms of yoga and Ayurveda from the Himalayas.

The retreat is very close to local amenities, supermarkets, craft shops, diving and sports centers, local cash points, foreign exchange, taxi stands, and bus terminals. The capital city of Mauritius, Port-Louis, is only 30-minute away by bus from Sannyasa retreat facilities. Bus fare costs less than a Euro to get to Port-Louis. Known for its old architecture and sole harbour of Mauritius, Port-Louis is a great city to stroll around, providing an excellent history of the French and British colonizations.

The Natural History Museum in Port-Louis contains some fascinating artifacts, such as early maps of the island and paintings of Mauritius' original fauna - including, of course, the dodo. The bell and a cache of Spanish coins from the wreck of the St Géran are also on display. The ship's demise in 1744, off the northeast coast of Mauritius, inspired the famous love story Paul et Virginie by Bernardin de St-Pierre.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

To complete your retreat, you will be served with daily vegetarian breakfasts and dinners. The local cooks serve essentially Mauritian vegetarian meals, with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Traces of both northern and southern Indian Mauritian cuisine can be found on the menu.

Common preparations are delicious curry, chutney, rougaille (tomato paste that is very popular on the island) and pickles, most of which use local ingredients. The Mauritian versions of those dishes have a local flavor and differ, at times considerably, from the original Indian recipes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • 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

Things to do (optional)

To add excitement to your retreat, there are a lot of activities that you can do during your free time. As the local beaches are surrounded by strong reefs all around, you can go for snorkeling, trekking all day along the long stretch of beaches, or go for a swim in the shallow and warm sea water.

The ocean route is probably the next best thing to do from Trou Aux Biches, cruising from North West of the island along the coastal roads all the way to the east, where you can take a boat trip to the island of Ile Aux Cerfs. The trip is also best done on the scooter, which allows for reaching each and every beach on the road. There are around a dozen of beaches on the ocean route - each quite different from each other, some of the sandy beaches, rocky beaches, Mediterranean blue water, deep blue water, forest beaches, etc.

You can also book boat trips organized in the area to see dolphins and to visit other small tropical islands around Mauritius. For as little as 30 EUR, you can visit three islands off the north coast of Mauritius. These tours include pick up and drop off from the retreat, free drinks, free open lunch buffet, snorkeling accessories, etc.

The retreat is also close to the popular tourist attraction Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. Pamplemousses is the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere and for a long time, it ranked third among all the gardens that could be admired over the surface of the globe. It is famous for its long pond of giant water lilies and the wide variety of plants and flowers covering an area of almost 37 hectares.

The capital city of Mauritius, Port-Louis is only 30 minutes away by bus from our retreat. Known for its old architecture and harbor of Mauritius, Port-Louis is a great city to stroll around, providing an excellent history of the French and British colonizations. Things to see in the capital city are the central market (Victorian style architecture), Caudan Waterfront - the new city of Port-Louis, China Town, the Natural History of Museum (where you can see an actual stuffed dodo as well as other extinct animals), Fort Adelaide - the Citadel, Champ de Mars racecourse, the old Cathedral Church, etc.

The other main landmarks of Mauritius are mostly in the south of the island, which is covered by the island tours organized by the retreat center. These include Trou Aux Cerfs Volcano, Mare Aux Vacoas lake, Grand Bassin sacred lake of God Shiva, Alexander Falls, Black River Gorges National Park, Chamarel Waterfalls, Chamarel volcanic seven colored earth, Le Morne undersea waterfalls, Gris Gris beach, Casey Adventure park, Flic en Flac beach, etc.

Spa treatments

You can book for a massage and therapy at an additional cost during the retreat.

Abhyanga

A full body warm oil massage acting as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of the mind and body. Abhyanga harmonizes the doshas, relieves fatigue, provides stamina, pleasure, and perfect sleep promotes longevity and nourishes all parts of the body.

Akshi Tarpan

An oral eye care treatment using clarified butter (ghee) to help with eye strain, dryness, poor sight, Myopia, and related eye issues.

Karan Puran

The procedure of instilling medicated oil in the ears - extremely beneficial for ear disorders, hearing loss, Tinnitus, Meniere's disease, swimmer's ear, etc.

Nasya

As part of Panchkarma detox, Nasya is the application of medicated oil into the nose. It clears the sinuses, provides a clear voice, improves skin texture, stops and delays hair greying and usually prescribed for all chronic disorders of the head, brain, respiratory, and central nervous systems.

Panchkarma

Panchkarma ensures a thorough cleansing of the digestive and respiratory systems, enhancing metabolism and eliminating toxins and diseases. It resets the body's innate abilities to assimilate nutrients and eliminate wastes, thus restoring harmony in the five elements and bringing peace to the mind, body, and soul. Panchakarma detox can be performed in seven, 14, or 21 days, but entirely depend on your dosha and also need to be followed carefully by a qualified Ayurvedic therapist.

Potli

Small handmade herbal pouches soaked in warm medicated oils, Potli is most effective for pain reliefs. It helps fight out body pain and illnesses like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatic, frozen shoulders, spondylitis, and even some accidental injuries

Shirodhara

A most divine ancient and unique therapeutic technique involving the warm and consistent flow of aromatic oils on the forehead (specifically the third eye) to soothe and invigorate the senses and the mind, hence awakening the body's intuitive ability.

Utwartana

Utwartana is mostly known as a very effective treatment to lose weight. It is an invigorating massage using chickpeas powder, herbs, and spices to scrub, exfoliate, and stimulate the skin. It reduces cellulite accumulations under the skin.

What's included

  • 1 day island tours of Mauritius
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily yoga workshops
  • 2 airport transfers
  • Prakriti analysis (consultation with Ayurvedic practitioner)
  • Vegetarian breakfasts and dinners

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Lunches
  • Optional activities
  • Optional massage and treatments
  • Tickets to parks and landmarks of Mauritius

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Sannyasa will pick you up from the airport.

Airport transfer included: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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