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8 Days Explore the Chakra System Yoga Retreat in India

Healing and Yoga Retreat India

Set amidst abundant tropical flora and fauna of the paradise on earth in the north Goan coast, this retreat has been designed as a deeply nurturing space. You will have the precious opportunity to study the chakras and learn how to master each one's essence and unite them all into a unified field of luminescence. Through the use of yoga and living consciously, you will be capable of balancing your life force with your mental, physical, and spiritual selves.

Retreat highlights

  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • 1 holistic massage session
  • Meditation and breathing exercises
  • Chanting, sound bath, and cultural activities
  • Various beverages available all day
  • 2 buffet brunch and dinner daily
  • 7 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this retreat, you will stay at Ashiyana Retreat Centre. Ashiyana Retreat Centre is an exquisitely designed yoga resort in Mandrem, North Goa. Surrounded by coconut palms, this tranquil spot is bordered by the Mandrem River and the Arabian Sea.

The accommodation ranges from simple en-suite beach huts to stylish wooden eco-lodges, and luxury adobe-style dwellings that are built in a beautiful palm grove and are faced towards the sea (which can be viewed from some of the upper floor balconies).

The palm grove dwellings are built using local wood, giving an Asian feel, with finishing touches borrowed from classical Indian design and plenty of natural fabrics and antique Rajasthani furniture. The beach huts are simple yet chic. All the rooms are spacious and comfortable with large windows and wonderful views. 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 spaces and its own balcony with a charpoy daybed.

SoulBodyWork India Yoga Retreat Schedule

  • 08:00 You will have a Dynamic yoga practice based on the Vinyasa system (linking the movement with the breath). Every day, you will have a little introduction talk about one chakra and then you will begin to explore it through asanas, breathing exercises, visualizations, relaxation, and some other exercises.
  • 10:00 You will have a healthy breakfast or brunch buffet. Afterwards, you will have free time in the afternoon for one session of an hour and a half of holistic therapy with Didier. An extra holistic therapy can be booked during the retreat for an additional discounted price. This therapy will focus on yourself, using different body work and emotional release techniques. During this period of time, you will also have the time to relax around the beautiful spa, explore the beach or villages around, recapitulation, and many more.
  • 16:00 You will have a light, fun, restorative, and gentle grounding yoga practice with more information and exercises about the chakra you are exploring for that day.
  • 19:00 You will enjoy a healthy dinner buffet.
  • 20:15 You will have the time to participate in the evening activity held at the resort, such as sound baths, watch a documentary about chakras, restorative yoga, chanting, and more.


The yoga and activities offer you an access to deeper connection with the different dimensions of your being, creating a safe place for you to relax, renew, and restore your energy. This deep work will support you to get in contact with your body and listen to it, move forward in your life, bring into light the things that are not aligned with your heart, and allow you to start creating new supportive and healthy habits.

You will leave the retreat with new tools to use in your daily life and a deeper knowledge of the seven main chakras, allowing you to step into your power and take responsibility for what you manifest in your life.


Didier Fernandes
Didier presently works as a Gerson therapist, nutritional consultant, a holistic therapist, and he is honored to be a part of the Sacred Living Earth Trust. This allows him to offer deep healing and lifestyle changes on all dimensions of being, allowing his clients to take responsibility for their own health and path in life.
Alicia Ruiz
Due to a physical illness, she was drawn to explore a more holistic approach to her healing journey. Experiencing the wisdom and healing power of sacred holistic healing arts in her body and mind changed her. She had a big shift and her illness healed. She was fascinated with her recovery and her life did not make sense anymore. It was then when she started to deeply study the healing arts and sacred ways of being in alignment with nature and her heart. This path has taken her to become a yoga teacher, world traveler, and holistic therapist.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Mandrem, Goa, India. Mandrem is a coastal village known as one of the paradises on earth located in the most northern part of Goa. The magical little village of Mandrem is off the beaten path for travelers and is serene and beautiful. It is a sanctuary and the most laid back and calm destination that you could possibly hope for, offering the perfect place for you to do yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and to enjoy and rejuvenate yourself.



  • Boating nearby
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Reiki
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming


  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • River nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala


  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Local market
  • Mosquito net

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this retreat, you will be served two daily meals including brunch and dinner. Ashiyana’s organic restaurant offers buffet meals with an excellent fusion of freshly prepared Indian and Western vegetarian cuisine. Breakfast-brunch includes homemade muesli or porridge with curd (yogurt), soy or milk, fresh fruit salad, plus a daily menu selected from the following: toast, butter, cheese, honey, jam, patisserie, scrambled eggs, dhal, rice, salad, hummus, tahini, and other daily specials. Tea, coffee, and juices will also be available all day. Fresh fish dishes are served twice a week. The water is filtered, including the water used for cooking.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Pescatarian
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)

  • Explore the exciting Anjuna market
  • Pamper yourself at the spa facility at the Ashiyana Retreat Centre
  • Relax at the beach while having Indian masala chai
  • Take a dip in Goa’s only natural swimming pool located at the heart of Ashiyana
  • Take part in the evening activities held almost every night at Ashiyana, such as chanting, meditations, yoga Nidra, conscious cinema, and Restorative yoga

Spa treatments

Ashiyana Spa and Treatment Centre

The beautiful spa and treatment center sits at the heart of Ashiyana and has evolved into a haven of peace and tranquility within the tropical paradise. Offering serene luxury with the unique mix of informality and intimacy, it has Goa’s only natural swimming pool (naturally self-cleaning with no chemicals), a hammam (steam room), and five treatment rooms. The gardens around the large pool offer plenty of beautiful spots for meditation and contemplation with a gazebo and lily pond facing towards a majestic Buddha statue, all set amidst an abundance of plants and coconut palms.

Whether you wish to simply relax your body and mind, enhance your current level of well-being, 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.

Ayurvedic treatments

Ayurveda is an ancient healthcare system that uses the inherent principles of nature to help maintain health in a person by keeping an individual's body in perfect equilibrium with nature.

  • Ayurvedic balance massage
  • Ayurvedic Abhyanga massage
  • Ayurvedic aroma therapy massage
  • Ayurvedic bliss therapy (Abhyanga, Shirodhara, and Svedhana)
  • Ayurvedic constitution (to determine body type, dietary advice)
  • Ayurvedic consultation (to detect underlying health issues)
  • Ayurvedic foot massage
  • Ayurvedic head massage
  • Ayurvedic Khizi treatment
  • Ayurvedic Siddha Marma
  • Ayurvedic yoga massage
  • Shirodhara treatment and Svedhana

Panchakarma (Ayurvedic detox)

Panchakarma is a specialized procedure of Ayurvedic treatment necessary for removing toxins and giving a healthy status to the body. It cleanses and detoxifies the body as well as improves digestion and metabolism.

  • Nasya (nose drops)
  • Raktamokshana (artificial bloodletting)

Spa therapies and treatments

  • Abdominal massage
  • Alchemy of touch
  • Bodywork / massage
  • Cranio sacral therapy
  • Deep tissue
  • Esalen style bodywork
  • Healing
  • Rebirthing (gates method)
  • Reiki healing
  • Soul bodywork
  • Stress pattern release
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai yoga massage
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Zen shiatsu

What's included

  • 1 holistic massage session
  • 2 daily healthy meals
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • All day filter water, hot lemon ginger, and Indian masala chai
  • Chanting
  • Meditation
  • Other cultural evening activities happening at the retreat center
  • Sound bath

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional activities
  • Additional spa treatments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI).

Arrival by taxi

Ashiyana is a 90-minute taxi journey from the Goa International Airport (GOI). Prepaid government taxis are available as you exit the airport terminal, or SoulBodyWork can organize a local Mandrem taxi to collect you.

Arrival by bus

The closest large town to Mandrem is Mapusa, which has coach or bus connections to Mumbai, Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Pune, and other tourist destinations. Mapusa is 25 minutes away by taxi from Ashiyana.

Arrival by train

Goa has two main railway stations, Margao and Vasco da Gama. There are major connections to Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Rajkot, Thiruvananthapuram, and other nationwide destinations. The closest stations to Ashiyana are Pernem, Thivim, and Margao.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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