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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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.