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15 Days Chakra Sadhana Yoga Retreat in Goa, India

Chakra Sadhana Yoga Retreat India

This course is specifically designed as an in-depth study into the internal stimulation and purification of Chakras, the psychic energy centers located in the body along the spine. During the course, comprehensive lectures will be given on each Chakra, the influences they have in our day to day lives, how we are influenced by them, and how a more balanced approach of life can be attained by enhanced awareness and greater understanding of this system of energy centers.

Retreat highlights

  • Asana and pranayama
  • Havan or fire ceremony
  • Sun salutations with chakras and mantras focus
  • Daily yoga practices and with Tattwa visualization
  • 14 nights of accommodation
  • Daily lunch and dinner

Yoga styles

14 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The eco-friendly cottages are warmly furnished and all have spacious en-suite bathrooms with solar hot water. All rooms have ceiling fans and all beds have mosquito nets. Purified and filtered water is available in the dining area. Accommodation is available in single or double sharing basis.

Budget cottage (row rooms with private bathrooms)

Standard cottage (cottages with twin beds, private bathroom and sit-out area)

Deluxe cottage (best view cottage with private bathroom and sit-out area)

Key features of SWAN Yoga Retreat:

  • Eco-friendly cottages with private bathroom
  • 60% recycled product used in the construction of SYR
  • SYR is surrounded by orchard land (green nature) from two sides
  • SYR's own vegetable and fruit garden
  • Solar water heating
  • Free unlimited SYR gardens herbal tea and filtered water
  • Free Wi-Fi (they do not provide computer)
  • Additional night charge on pro-rata basis
  • Free invitation to havan (sacred fire ritual), every Saturday and Sunday in the evening from 18:30 to 19:20.
  • Free invitation to meditation session, everyday from 06:15 to 07:00 (this may be subjected to change).

SWAN Yoga Retreat in Goa Chakra Sadhana Program

Following lectures, participants will learn asana, pranayama, meditation and Nada yoga with visualization and ritualistic practices associated with each chakra.

Beginners, as well as, people with long association with yoga are welcome to attend. However, this is a serious course with intense routine and practices so a certain level of commitment is required, specific diet will be followed and strict discipline must be voluntarily maintained throughout the course. Participants are expected to learn necessary vocabulary terms, keep a journal, have a mid-course evaluation and submit a paper describing their internal experience.

The staff and director at SWAN have the highest respect for these methods and do not take such a powerful course lightly. To that end, isolation within the boundaries of SWAN Yoga retreat center is recommended in order for participants to maximize the benefits of the course.

Retreat course practices

  • Shatkarmas including trataka
  • Satwic diet
  • Lecture series
  • Chakra shuddhi
  • Bija mantras
  • Nada yoga
  • Mouna (silence) during prescribed hours
  • Nadi shodana
  • Advanced anulomaviloma
  • Advanced chakra sadhana
  • Deep relaxation Yoga Nidra

Schedule for Chakra Sadhana

Day 1

  • Arrival (you are expected to be here after lunch)
  • Evening gathering in the yoga shala or temple
  • Introduction with each other student and teacher explanation about the days to come
  • Hawan (fire ceremony to invoke blessings for the successful course)
  • Dinner and lights off

Day 2

  • 07:00 - Shatkarmas (yogic cleansing practices) neti, kunjal, shankahaprakshalana. There will be no asana this day
  • 12:00 - Yoga Nidra
  • Evening lecture introducing the subject matter of Chakra Sadhana and evening puja/hawan
  • Mantra chanting initiation
  • Dinner
  • Kirtan (if singers can be arranged)
  • Lights off

Day 3 to Day 12 (timing subjected to change)

  • 06:00 to 06:45 - Havan (sacred fire ritual)
  • 06:45 to 07:15 - Sun salutations with chakras and mantras focus
  • 07:15 to 07:25 - Tea break
  • 07:30 to 09:00 - Asana and pranayama
  • 10:00 to 11:00 - Brunch
  • 11:30 to 12:30 - Yoga Nidra with Tattwa visualization
  • 12:30 to 14:00 - Practice lecture
  • 14:30 to 16:30 - Karma yoga
  • 17:00 to 17:30 - Sandhya Vandanam
  • 18:00 to 19:00 - Dinner

Day 13

  • Morning Hawan and Puja
  • Meditation
  • No asana and pranayama
  • Interactive session with all the participants about their experiences
  • Evening Manasika Puja and culmination of the course

Day 14

  • Brunch
  • Departure of guests
  • Practice includes Shatkarmas, Trataka for Ajna Chakra, worship of elements, sacred purifying fire rituals

Retreat location

SWAN Yoga Retreat is located in an orchid land with trees of cashew, banana, papaya, coconut, mango, teak and various other wild varieties surrounding it. The retreat center is in the village of Assagao one of the quite and picturesque villages of north Goa. The surroundings are forestland, which attracts a lot of bird life, the only "noise" you hear is the sound of the birds. Tucked in nature away from the normal "tourist" places of Goa is the beach. Yet not so far away, the nearest beach being Anjuna and Vagatore are just 15 minutes away on a motorbike.


The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 15 days of accommodation
  • All yoga sessions as per the program
  • Course packet
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Havan on the day of arrival
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Takeaway kits which includes Tratak kit and Havan kit
  • Usage of yoga hall, library and other common facilities

What's not included

  • 10% government tax

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

To get to SWAN Yoga Goa you will need to fly into Goa Dabolim airport, which serves international charter and domestic flights. If you are booking online the airport code to Goa is GOI.

You could fly a scheduled airline to any gateway city such as Mumbai, New Delhi, or Bangalore and change to a domestic airline for the journey to Goa Dabolim, which is a 1-hour flight from Mumbai and 2.5 hours from New Delhi and Bangalore. Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines fly from Heathrow and have excellent connections to Goa in India.

Arrival by taxi

If you are already in Goa and making your own way to SWAN Yoga Goa by taxi you will need to tell the driver that they are on the small road down from Mapusa at the DMC College, towards Badem. The yoga retreat is on the first right road immediately after the bus shelter, after you have turned right follow the sign "SWAN Yoga" and we are located in the end of the road, behind the Ganga Tiles Factory.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
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