7 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Mauritius

  • Sannyasa Wellness Centre, 318 Avenue des Rougets, 1 Avenue Camelia Morcellement, Trou Aux Biches, Mauritius

7 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Mauritius

  • Sannyasa Wellness Centre, 318 Avenue des Rougets, 1 Avenue Camelia Morcellement, Trou Aux Biches, Mauritius

Wellness Yoga Retreat Mauritius

With thorough knowledge in yoga, Ayurveda, and philosophies, you will experience a perfect yoga retreat programs in Mauritius set by Sannyasa. This retreat is aimed to promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. It provides the 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.

Highlights

  • Daily Hatha and Ashtanga yoga workshops
  • Daily meditation, pranayama, and philosophy sessions
  • 1 day island tour covering all famous landmarks of Mauritius
  • Consultation sessions with Ayurvedic Practitioner in Prakriti analysis
  • Daily healthy vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • Free full body Ayurvedic massage therapy
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • French, English
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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, 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 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 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.

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, you will 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 a meditation class and in the evening, you will have dinner and can sometimes gather together for a quick after-meal walk on the local beach. There will also be a farewell dinner in the center on the last day of activities.

Karma, Mantra, and Bhakti yoga are optional in the yoga retreats. The 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 the 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

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Pranayama, mudra, or neti
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Hatha yoga
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Ayurvedic massage, free time, or Karma yoga
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 18:30 Ayurvedic massage, free time, Karma yoga
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Meditation, mantra, or Bhakti yoga
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

During the retreat, you will experience one island tour to visit all 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, Le Morne Brabant - an undersea waterfall, another spectacular volcanic phenomena of Mauritius, 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, 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.

Island tour 1

The island tour one leaves the retreat at 8:30 a.m. with first stop at Trou Aux Cerfs volcano, then Mare Aux Vacoas lake, Grand Bassin sacred lake, Alexander Falls, Black River Gorges, Chamarel Falls, Chamarel Seven Colored Earth, Le Morne, Gris Gris beach, and then back to the retreat around 6:30 p.m.

Island tour 2

This island tour cruises from the North West coast to the North, North East, ending on the East part of the island and then hop on a boat trip to the famous tourist resort Ile aux Cerfs island.

  • 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.

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 hardly costs a Euro to get to Port-Louis. 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.

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.

Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room dining
  • Tour assistance

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.

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.

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, Ayurvedicrelieves 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 graying 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.

  • 1 day island tours of Mauritius
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All yoga workshops
  • Airport transfers
  • Free Ayurvedic massage theraphy
  • Prakriti analysis (consultation with Ayurvedic practitioner)
  • Vegetarian breakfasts and dinners
  • Airfares
  • Lunches
  • Optional activities
  • Optional massage and treatments
  • Tickets to parks and landmarks of Mauritius

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.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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    Review by Miguel Sousa from Portugal

    Great experience

    PROS Pros: Vishal is a fabulous host

    Organizer response: Hi Miguel, Thanks so much for your review - very much appreciated. It was great to have you on the retreat and I'm very grateful indeed to have picked up a few things from yourself. Please do keep in touch with us. I should hope our paths cross again in the future. All my best and take care, Vishal

    2017-Jun-04 06:58:49

Testimonials

  • Review by Jess and Helen from Scotland

    "Good location near the beach, restaurants, supermarket, and bus routes. Huge apartment with excellent facilities. Very contemporary design, very airy, and secure. We booked a shared apartment with a private room but we were lucky to have the apartment to ourselves. The owner, Vishal, could not have been more helpful and attentive. He provided us with detailed advice on local attractions, transport, and links. Vishal broad knowledge about everything, excellent communicator, great to chat with. Proximity to the Tours Biche, Mons Choisy, and Grand Baie. Thank you, Vishal. You're a great man."

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  • Review by Mario, Selin, Atilo from Germany

    "Sannyasa Resort was very clean. Vishal spends a lot of his time for me and my family and doesn't want anything for this. He is a good man. I respect him for all what he do for me and my family every time I can ask him when I have an answer I really want to come back when I come here in the future. I can say I have learned a new friend and brother in my life. I was so lucky to come here with my family. All that you need is in the near supermarket, restaurant, medical shops, change money, tourist shop, food, trucks ice cream, fresh fruits. You can do a lot of many things: do yoga, massage, boat trips, snorkeling and many more things when you want a really good holiday and relaxed. Come here and make a holiday you never forget in your life. I'm coming back to my friend. I thank you for all what you do for me and my family, my child was so lucky with you and my wife same too. This was for me a big surprise to visit you by Sannyasa Resort. I hope we see us in the future back because you a good man and I felt very good with you. I hope the best for you and your family, my friend."

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  • Review by Kat from United Kingdom

    "I attended 14 days Ayurveda detox at Sannyasa center in Mauritius. I have never done the detox like this before so I did not know what to expect. All of the treatments take place in the morning and they are a combination of massage, enema and oil therapy. The treatment rooms are within the same complex as the spa accommodation, which is a real advantage from the other detoxes I have attended in the past. There is a yoga studio literally one-minute walk, it is the spacious and very serene place to unwind after the therapy. Beach is less than 10 minutes’ walk as well as most of the restaurants and shops. Vishal, the therapist was very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. He really went out of his way to accommodate all of our needs. He has taken us on the day trip to the beautiful Mauritius. I absolutely loved my detox and would highly recommend it to anyone. In 14 days I have lost six kilograms of my weight (which for me is literally a miracle) but mainly I have rebooted my health and cleared my mind. Thank you Sannyasa, your Ayurveda detox was a life changer for me."

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  • Review by Nishta from Switzerland

    "I had always considered myself as someone who led a very healthy lifestyle - plenty of fruits, vegetables as well as exercising regularly. However, despite all this, I still had digestive issues, lack of energy, and suffered from headaches and migraines. Following a detailed Prakriti analysis with Vishal, he recommended that I change my diet by eating the fruits and vegetables that are beneficial for my dosha. It wasn't a drastic change - I still eat most of the fruits and vegetables recommended but simply eating them cooked instead of raw made an unbelievable difference to my digestion. He gave plenty of helpful advice with regards to the types of physical activity which suited me as well as the amounts of rest and self-care (abhyanga) that I should follow. My digestive problems are long gone as have my headaches and migraines. I sleep better, feel lighter, and energized. I also did a 2-week detox which involved plenty of massages and oil therapy. At the end of these two weeks, I had lost four kilograms in weight and I still maintain my new weight six months on (despite the occasional seasonal binges!). I am really grateful to Vishal for having introduced me to Ayurveda. His genuine interest in helping people be a better version of themselves and his passion for yoga and Ayurveda has changed my life and look forward to my next detox in six months time."

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  • Review by Swany from Mauritius

    "Sannyasa has taken a completely different approach to healthy lifestyle. There I discovered that we cannot rely on general diets and expect it to work for us. I learned about the Prakriti analysis and knowing how you have to have a lifestyle according to your dosha, and surprisingly you start to understand your body better. Vishal has many pieces of advice to give according to specific needs. I was also having migraines and sinus problems. And I was offered a neti pot along with instructions all for free. I am looking forward to doing the yoga classes."

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  • Review by Chanda from Botswana

    "Sannyasa is not only a haven to feel good on the outside but provides a healing to the core..i loved it and highly recommend my friends to have a go!"

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  • Review by Khurty from Khurty

    "Vishal was very patient and thorough in his assessment of my dosha type. The next day, I had an Ayurveda massage. He was very professional yet warm. I have sciatica, so he paid particular attention to my lower back and upper legs. He took his time during the massage and in no way rushed to the end. After the massage, he demonstrated some yoga poses that I can do in my own time and space to alleviate my sciatica. I really appreciated Vishal's holistic approach to health, and I recommend him with a lot of enthusiast."

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  • Review by Emilie from France

    "Thank you, Vishal for introducing me to Ayurveda. You have not only permitted me to listen to my body, but also to restore it. Within a few months of following your advice, I lost five kilograms and I found serenity, happiness, and self-confidence. I have rediscovered in myself the joy about simple things that I had lost or neglected. Before this incredible experience I was suffering daily because of my endometriosis; now I do not have the same violent and debilitating pain that I used to have. I almost do not feel those pain and cramping anymore. This is one of the things I learned from you: to be focused and to reconnect with myself."

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  • Review by Marc from Switzerland

    "Hey, just to share a good news. My sugar level is down at six where average should be between 4.8 and 5.9. Hopefully, no diabetes problem anymore. I'm sticking to your recommended diet so far and drink my liter of water each day at least. So good to continue improving. Thanks so much, Marc!"

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  • Review by Gabriella from Oregon, United States

    "Sannyasa Resort is absolutely wonderful and Vishal is an excellent host. The amenities are perfect and were just what I needed. Nice clean room and bathroom with access to a great kitchen and the other guests were nice too. The town is very nice lots of good restaurants and the beach is incredible. Vishal is a very great host, he showed me around Trou Aux Biches and helped me make plans for my stay. So nice and helpful, I would come back for sure! Thank you so much, Vishal for my wonderful stay! It was more than I could have ever asked for. I hope that I will return to Mauritius someday."

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  • Review by Ruby from Netherlands

    "Sannyasa Resort was even better in real life! The living room is really big and modern and the sleeping room was cozy. Also, the bathrooms were clean. We recommend staying here because it's a walking distance to the best beach in Mauritius! Thanks for the lovely stay and we loved your place. Thanks for the tips and hosting us."

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  • Review by Mabel from Australia

    "My husband and I stayed here for five nights and found the place well maintained, spacious, and peaceful. There is a large kitchen where we cooked our breakfast daily. The pool is kept very clean. Our room had air conditioning along with two French style doors where you can look out into the neighborhood. Our ensuite had a large shower with a rain shower head. The house is close to the beach, restaurants or cafes, mini mart, ATM, beach food shacks and bus or taxi stop. A further 10 minutes walk will take you to Chez Popo which is a large supermarket that kept us well stocked with provisions. Vishal is lovely and warm and always happy to help steer us in the right direction regarding our Mauritius adventure. We took his advice and took the bus into Port Louis which we are glad we did, you can't complain about paying 62 rupees (two people) for a one-way trip. Excellent massage therapies, excellent price, and a wonderful host!"

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  • Review by Ibrahim from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Mon séjour au Sannyasa a été vraiment excellent. La Queen room et sa salle de bain sont vraiment spacieuses et agréables. J'ai adoré l'espace cuisine en commun où j'ai pu partager des moments sympathiques avec les autres vacanciers ainsi qu'avec notre hôte Vishal. "

    "Pour avoir visité bon nombre plages sur l'île (merci Vishal!), celle qui se trouve à 5min à pied est probablement la plus belle avec celle de Mont-Choisy (village d'à côté). Je ne me lasserai jamais d'assister au coucher de soleil sur la plage de Trou-aux-Biches. C'est un spectacle à ne pas rater!"

    "En ce qui concerne le wellness au Sannyasa, je tiens vraiment à remercier Vishal et Ismael pour leurs excellents cours de yoga ainsi que leurs massages ayurvédiques! Leur approche thérapeutique ainsi que leurs connaissances théoriques m'ont permis d'ouvrir un nouveau chapitre non pas sur le wellness mais sur la gestion de mon corps et de ma santé. "

    "Le yoga et l'Ayurveda sont un mode de vie pour Vishal et il n'hésite jamais à donner des conseils adaptés à chacun ainsi qu'à partager ses connaissances."

    "Vishal n'a pas hésité à prendre sur son temps libre pour me fait découvrir l'île. J'ai passé des moments inoubliables que cela soit au Parc national, lors de l'ascension du Morne, lors notre excursion au sud de l'île ou la découverte de la vie nocturne à Grand Baie et encore tant d'autres activités. Vraiment un énorme merci Vishal pour ce séjour si enrichissant. Je reviens pour sûr!"

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Trou Aux Biches, Mauritius

Sannyasa is an authentic, holistic health, and wellness boutique offering a combination of Ayurvedic and yoga therapies.

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Availability

This vacation is available from February 26, 2017 to February 25, 2018, with arrival on Sunday.

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