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8 Days Unique Spiritual New Year retreat in magical South Goa, India

  • Patnem Beach, South Goa, Goa, India


Spiritual-Deepening Yoga India New Year's Retreat

New Year's Retreat - Give yourself a gift - a life changing gift for the New Year.

The Center For Higher Knowledge - Tanya and Michael Aprile are pleased to invite you to a unique spiritual New Year yoga retreat with two spiritual masters! They welcome you to the land of yoga and spirituality itself – their home away from home Goa India!!

This retreat gives time just for you & your inner growth. Where focus is on your evolution, regaining energy & breaking old habits. Where you will learn to see your self and the world a new. This is a journey back to your heart.

Tanya is a channel of God - healer, clairvoyant, yoga and meditation master. With her being close to God she lifts you through your inner journey with lightness, deep knowledge, and compassion.

Michael is a master of the arch-angel and being close to his energy you will be taken into the ancient spiritual knowledge of the truth. With his strength, power, and encouragement he shows you the way into the light of the real knowledge.

Tanya and Michael will show you the straight way into the spiritual path. They will be creating the ideal atmosphere for a small group experience, where you all can get to know each other, and truly connect. This is a trip of self-discovery, purpose and adventure.

The retreat takes only up to 15 participants, so book your space now. Are you who traveling alone....Everything has been arranged for you - just come and enjoy!


  • Unique spiritual teaching
  • Workshops on spirituality and health
  • New year dinner with New Year celebration
  • Welcome cocktail with guided walk in the surroundings
  • 7 nights' accommodation in a peaceful Eco Nature Resort close to the beach
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes in beautiful yoga shalas & directly on the beach
  • Detox diet & health consultancy with Michael
  • Walking distance of resort from the beach
  • 1 lecture about Tantra with meditation
  • Lectures on spirituality and health
  • 1 sunset / sunrise boat trip
  • 1 dance therapy class

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 15.

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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This retreat will take place at the beautiful nature eco resort Bhakti Kutir. This place has been chosen because of it's authentic Indian atmosphere. This place has relaxing energy & completely immersing into nature. The Eco resort is located between the 2 beaches in a calm area and still just few minutes walk from the beaches.

The cabanas are all made of local material, and are built to include trees, leaves, and to let you enjoy the moon and stars at night. There are different categories of cabanas from basic accommodation to deluxe. If nothing else is requested you twill be offered he basic accommodation in the retreat packages.

The retreats of The Center For Higher Knowledge are customized to support and help you deeper into your spiritual path. You will experience a teaching that is unique as they combine all the elements needed: Spiritual teaching, spiritual yoga, meditation, spiritual lectures, dance therapy, private sessions & time to digest it all by the sea and surrounded by nature in the land of spirituality itself.

This might be the life-changing creative adventure you need, don't wait, delay or postpone your aliveness. Escape the bubble of the ordinary. Broaden your horizons. Face your fear. Stretch your comfort zone. Dive deep into the Beautiful Unknown.

This retreat is for all levels and ages. You will learn about the spiritual path and receive tools to walk that spiritual path further on. Due to different unexpected situations outside The Center For Higher Knowledge's control, The Center For Higher Knowledge reserves the right to make changes to the program.

What is Spirituality

Spirituality is in its essence a huge energy that contains infinite love, wisdom about everyone and everything, ultimate peace & freedom. Everyone and everything is a part of that huge energy - everyone is connected - all are one. Spirituality is about to walk the path back within our selves to rediscover that energy - to find the origins of balance and love within our hearts. That huge energy has been throughout the centuries named in many ways as e.g. The universal power, the universe, the universal energy, the light, the source, the God energy or simply God. The essence of all the religions are based on the truth of that energy . The problem of the world today is that the truth has been misused and then mislead people into a false believe- system. Tanya and Michael are here... as others to help the world and humanity to find back to God within our hearts.

Ashtanga based Spiritual yoga

Your yoga classes will take place in one of the yoga shalas at the eco resort and as well right on the beach in front of the sea. In our yoga teaching the goal is to help and guide you to reach higher levels of consciousness. The essence of the yoga filsofi will be passed to you both in practice and theory - how to walk the spiritual path and use yoga & meditation as a tool for this. This yoga is practiced in a sequence of dynamic postures, that has it's origin in the old indian yoga tradition. The energy you will receive throughout the classes is strong healing and transformation energy. It purifies your whole-being and transforms your physical and mental pain. As a result, it brings you calmness, clearness, and deeper happiness. The yoga class is always combined with the deep practice of meditation, healing and spiritual guidance.


Meditation is the way to reach the absolute balance in body, mind & heart. In the stillness within you find everything. Meditation is the way to God. By practicing steady with deep prayers, the goal can be reached. Tanya and Michael are happy to guide you on this journey within your heart.

Lectures on Spirituality

Michael is pleased to welcome you to his teaching, which is offered to help you awaken and bring an end to the mindless control over the masses of humanity. It is important more than ever to give a complete understanding about the world, how it is controlled and what is actually being done. He is offering you a complete picture of how the world and the universe is - seen through the eyes of the spiritual knowledge. He is touching themes as the spiritual philosophy, politics and its manipulation, the universe & its secrets, the rewriting of our history, archaeological discoveries and their importance, the illnesses of the modern time, modern medicine & its background,, diet/health, the weather manipulation etc.

Many are still caught up in the old way of life. It takes courage to embrace the new. Doors are opening all over your world; doors that have been hidden for a long time about your true history, your origins, etc. He invites you to be open minded. When you have seen all the evidence you might have a more complete picture of yourself, the world & the universe, and then you can make up your own mind about what is the truth. Michael Says: "You set the limits of your world. eat your fear like a candy bar. Use it to fuel you way our of the matrix. There is no other way but through"

Dance therapy

Dancing is an amazing tool to explore and feel the deeper parts of yourself. By dancing, you can transform emotions. As a consequence, you will feel your power and the deeper happiness that is dwelling inside you. You will be guided through different exercises with different genre of music. The dance therapy class is combined with the deep practice of meditation.

Clairvoyance & Healing with Tanya:

Tanya is pleased to invite you to a private session. She believes that in her sessions her spiritual master , God, and she works as a healer and a channel of that energy

The healing energy of God goes deep inside you to heal your wounds & pain psychologically & physically. She will pass you the messages & the guidance that is needed for you to walk the path of your heart to grow fully.

The complete session aims to focus if you are on the right path in your life here & now, job/life purpose, relationships, family, residence etc., What direction to walk further on, how and why to walk the spiritual path - the path of your heart, your health - physical & psychological, healing of physical & psychological pain and finding their origins, trauma from this life/ past life and how they influences you in your daily life and the law of karma.

You can ask questions about almost anything and get precise answers. You can give & get messages from loved ones that is dead/ passed to the other side and you can also get answers about your children, your animals, your family etc. Tanya is a channel of God. In a session you will also receive a personal channeled healing meditation and tools to continue to walk the path within - how to stay centered and calm in all the different situations in life.

Diet/health/life consultancy with Michael:

MIchael is pleased to invite you to a consultation to show you a healthy way of living. In a session you will learn about the correct diet including meat & proteins for the human being. You will also get insight on how to raise healthy vegetarian/vegean babies/children. You will also be given instructions on detoxification, behaviour & nutrition.

Michael says that the alternative is clear for everybody. We must choose if staying with health or with disease. His urgent message towards today’s people is to change drastically the way of eating. Change your way, change your system, change your method of eating because inside our body we have got the best healing solution. The only one way to fight and prevent diseases stays in a cheap and incredible solution. All we have to do is knocking at the door of our internal Great Pilot, called Immune System which is the best doctor on the planet and let him to do his own job. Michael looks forward to see you and guide you.

Intuitive healing session with Michael.

Reci\eve a healing session, where you just have to relax, let go and Michael soft and gentle takes you into the healing energy of the universal power. Michael will with his intuition follow his guide to let his hands cover your body and soul with this amazing rejenuvating energy that recharges you and helps old pain and habits to dissapear.

Tantra classes with Tanya and Michael

Tantra is the art of unifying the supreme level of love with the physical level of love & sexlife. Everyone is blessed on this planet to have the capability to reach higher level of consciousness, and that includes as well the level of consciousness in our love & sexlife. In your tantra-courses you learn the art of going deeper into your own inner power - your heart energy. we teach in how to unify that spiritual energy with the love and sexual energy. You will learn techniques and there will be practical exercises, so you can experience and receive tools to go deeper into your spiritual path. Everyone works as well with emotional dynamics, that can block us to explore, express & experience the supreme love in your love & sex life. These classes are for everybody, and as well both for singles & couples. Please make a note that that sex is not practiced In any class on this retreat.

To enrich this retreat, you will go for a boat trip at sunrise or sunset to watch dolphins. Tanya and Michael will be happy to arrange customized nature and culture tours for you and suggested tours will be presented on arrival.

  • Tanya Aprile

    Tanya is a spiritual teacher, channel of God, and yogi. She specializes in spiritual teaching, yoga, meditation, tantra, dance therapy, healing and clairvoyance. She has spent her life walking the path of the heart; finding the origins of balance, which is the source of infinite love, freedom, wisdom, and peace. If you decide to walk the path within your heart and to practice the path by surrendering yourself and focusing on God, it will certainly take you to the shore of release, peace, and deep happiness.

  • Michael Aprile

    Michael is a spiritual teacher and an instructor for the new paradigm, diet, health, and life consultant. He is also a meditation and tantra teacher, and tour expert. He has spent his life studying spirituality and esoteric philosophies and has lived in various countries during his studies to gain deeper knowledge. Naturally, one of the countries he has spent a lot of time in for his studies is the land of spirituality itself, India, where he met his wife Tanya in South Goa Patnem, Palolem.

Patnem/Paloelm Beach, located in South West cost of Goa by the sea. Goa is a unique retreat destination because you can find the deep spiritual energy combined with all the best of India. It has an amazing nature with many beautiful beaches. It has as well been a Portuguese colony and today you will still see a lot of the Portuguese arcetecture and as well many Christians churches. Patnem/Palolem beaches are located in the South of Goa surrounded by the amazing nature and mountains.

Meet the warm hearted goan people, discover the Indian culture, taste all the great Indian food and of course relax in the beautiful nature & beaches. You can spend hours just looking at the amazing sunrises & sun sets and swim in the sea, find a cozy shady place and relax with a book, look at the goan life & meet people, hang out in the different cafes where you can enjoy wonderful food & drinks.

There are plenty massage centers where you can try out the famous Ayurvedic massages. Patnem and the surroundings offers you as well small shops where you can buy everything that your heart is dreaming of from local Indian spices or beauty Ayurvedic products to jewels, buddhas & clothes etc.

  • Beach
  • Café nearby
  • Night club nearby
  • Restaurants nearby
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry nearby
  • Scooter / motorcycle rental nearby
  • Tour assistance nearby

The restaurant at your Eco resort is set underneath swaying coconut trees. it's primarily vegetarian, although it also offers a good range of vegan, & separately cooked fresh fish as well.

A wonderful vegetarian breakfast after morning yoga class with freshly pressed juice, fresh fruit, yoghurt, musli, rice/soya milk, bread, butter, jam & masala chai or herbal tea is included in your package. Since there as well are so many delicious restaurants on the beaches, you will be getting more freedom in your lunch & dinner options and wherein you can select your favorite spots, in order to enjoy the authentic indian/goan cuisine in the place of your choice. You will be provide with a list of Michael and Tanya's favorite restaurants upon arrival and they'll happy to join you for many of the meals.

  • Diet/ health consultancy with Michael (available at 90 EUR - normal price 110EUR)
  • Detox diet & health consultancy with Michael
  • Extra Tantra teaching with Tanya and Michael (available at 90 Euros for 90 minutes)
  • Intuitive healing session with Michael (90 Euro)
  • Individual meditation classes with Tanya and / or Michael (available at 50 EUR for 50 minutes)
  • Individual yoga classes with Tanya (available at 70 EUR for 90 minutes - normal price 110 EUR)
  • Nature and culture Tours - Michael and Tanya will be customizing tours of your wishes
  • Private healing and clairvoyance sessions with Tanya (available at 90 EUR - normal price 110 EUR)
  • 1 boat trip tour at sunrise or sunset
  • 1 tantra lecture
  • 1 dance therapy classes
  • 2 lectures about spirituality and health
  • 4 days afternoon yoga / meditation classes
  • 7 days morning yoga / meditation classes
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a peaceful eco resort few minutes walk from the beaches
  • Delicious vegetarian breakfast after yoga every day
  • New Year dinner with new year event and celebration
  • Welcome cocktail and guided walk in the surroundings on arrival day
  • Airport transfers
  • Diet and health consultancy
  • Extra private sessions with healing and clairvoyance
  • Flight ticket
  • Holistic spa treatments and massages
  • Passport and visa fees for India
  • Private sessions with healing and clairvoyance
  • Private yoga and meditation classes
  • Travel insurance and medical emergency

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI) also known as Dabolim Airport. You can fly directly from Europe, UK, and USA with Qatar Airways. The airport transfer is not included. However, The Center For Higher Knowledge will be happy to arrange taxi pickup for you which is available at 30 EUR now way. Please send The Center For Higher Knowledge an inquiry regarding this pickup.

For information about the booking conditions, please send The Center For Higher Knowledge an inquiry.
  • Review by Diede and Johannes
    10 out of 10

    "For our first experience in Yoga and Meditation me and my Partner decided to do a 5 days retreat with Tanya and Michael at Patnem beach and we’re so glad we did."

    "Considering our wishes and needs Tanya and Michael created a personalized and unique schedule for our time in Patnem."

    "We stayed at „Home Resort“ which had the most delicious food and wonderful bright rooms from which we could hear the sound of the waves while falling asleep."

    "Patnem Beach is such a magical quite place. For our Sunrise and Sunset sessions we had dolphins jumping in front of us and the sky was painted in the most astonishing colours."

    "Tanya and Michael opened a whole new part in our lives and could make us understand why we want to do this. It wasn’t just our sessions and q and a’s where we could come and ask question or just had a lovely talk. They are around all the time and always open to answer, give advice or talk about there experiences. It was really a unique experience and we’re so happy stayed with them. Thank you for showing us a new part of ourselves."

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  • Review by Rikke Holmkvist Nielsen
    10 out of 10

    "I gave myself a big gift this year to continue my spiritual path in Goa India. A spiritual retreat in the most stunning surroundings with daily meditation, yoga, detox/diet/health counseling, healing, therapy and dance therapy at Tanya and Michael April - The Center For Higher Knowledge"

    "It was the most beautiful journey and at the same time it was challenging, while releasing and purifying old pain but most of all my inner work nourished and enlightened my soul every single day along the deep process and awakened me even more by connecting to my heart in silence I can not express how happy I am by following my heart, my spiritual path and to have such pure hearted and wise spiritual teachers - Tanya and Michael April who supported, showed me the tools and how much dedication and surrendering it takes every single day to raise my consciousness even further My heart is filled with so much gratitude and joy and I can honestly not wait to come back to join your spiritual retreat next year."

    "The accommodation at Patnem beach under my spiritual retreat was a beautiful located guesthouse and restaurant with the beach as my backyard. My room was spotless and every night I went to sleep with the sounds of the ocean moving in a perfect rhythm. HOME is a Indian family owned place and they opened up their heart with such kindness, smiles and excellent service. The food at Home was always fresh and a healthy selection "

    "I never experienced a calmness with such grace in Patnem beach area. Traffic, cows, wild nature, unstructurednes, simple living, dancing sunsets, firework in the sky. Chaos meets beauty all along Patnem beach and city. What a treasure to be a part of for two weeks"

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  • Review by Anne Burke from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "I was very much looking forward to my visit to Bagno Vignoni for my personalised spiritual retreat with Michael and Tanya, having read about them on their website. Although my stay was for three days, it exceeded my expectations and more. They welcomed me warmly into their home village. I had wonderful meditation and yoga classes, developed by Tanya herself, in the most natural way; beneath the trees and sunny skies of the beautiful Bagno Vignoni. Tanya provided me with valuable tools to take home with me in order to continue on my spiritual path through yoga and meditation. Michael's knowledge and experience is very interesting and insightful, which gave me lots of food for thought. This was a truly unique and life-affirming experience that I'll never forget."

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  • Review by Susanja Catriona Beatrix Nielsen from Denmark, Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "I had the pleasure of spending one week with Tanya and Michael in beautiful Bagno-Vignoni. One life changing week of yoga, meditation, hikes in the breathtaking nature around the village, dips in the thermic water, inspiring and thought provoking conversations, delicious food, and the list goes on. I learned more than I could’ve ever imagined; about myself, my path, and the world around me. And I did so with the most loving and supporting teachers I could’ve possibly asked for. In the sessions and in my daily yoga lessons and meditations, Tanya guided me much deeper into my practice. She gave me the tools and the courage to look inside, and gently helped me reconnect with spirituality. I am so grateful for this experience, and to have found such incredible teachers."

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  • Review by Ilaria from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "A unique experience in a marvelous land such the countryside of Siena (Tuscany Italy) guided by Tanya a special teacher. I have been to a yoga retreat for the first time and it was a very strong experience. Meditation between the sound of the birds in the morning and the breeze of the new day is such inspiring for your mind to be peaceful and satisfied. I certainly recommend to any who wants to join the yoga world to have at least a time with Tanya. She can share a lot of experience of practicing yoga as a way to live."

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  • Review by Stella Silba from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "The work done with Tanya has been very strong experience. It 'happened in a moment of my important and complicated life and her help was crucial to get out of an impasse. What words of Tanya do it is to be able to bring to a state of heightened awareness, and thus of strength, what actually is already in us but our fears prevent us from seeing clearly. Brings us closer to our divine nature and makes our daily dialogue with God full of confidence. One of the things that has always struck me, is her ability to use the right word that becomes the key to open first of all our hearts, and then the various doors of our lives. I was not always, and I am ready to accept her words and to make immediate action but keeping them there and growing them step by step, and above all trying to find our truth in them, always remain an instrument of growth and opportunities to open my heart. "

    "Her courage and her love come directly to us and make us better people."

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  • Review by Damian from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Tanya is a rare jewel and is hard to find someone of her qualities. In Tanya’s approach to my healing session I felt a great sense of trust and peace - Tanya has a warmth and generous patience and found her to be very kind and understanding regarding my health issues. Tanya is very intuitive she gave me great insights to my life purpose, which I found profound. I found after the healing sessions to be powerful and felt a marked difference at the end of the session. I can’t wait to re-connect with Tanya again for my next healing session. Love and Light"

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  • Review by May-Britt and Charlotte from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "Tanya and Michael are the most hospitable, open-hearted people, we have met in a long time. They opened their hometown, indescribable Bagno Vignoni, their history and family for us. This was the biggest part of the retreat to us. How we were met and welcomed. Michael was a beautiful spiritual guide for each of us, and Tanya was a clear, soft and embracing yoga teacher filled with flexibility in exercises and meditation approach, which she adapted to each of us. Wonderful. Recommended. Thanks!"

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  • Review by Jancy Beltrami from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "Tanya and Michael have allowed me to raise the level of awareness that before I dared not even imagine possible. Their contribution has released all my personal artistic skills, emotional, real and profound reconnection with my spiritual side. Thanks to Tanya and Michael to have created fertile ground to bring forth the "star seed" on this planet that has an extreme need for change."

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  • Review by Rikke Holmkvist from Bali, Indonesia
    10 out of 10

    "I have tried many spiritually therapy forms but it was after the first personal session with Tanya in Denmark I realized that she was working with the highest and purest loving form that exist The Source - God. That day I meet my spiritual teacher Tanya. Since I started having sessions with Tanya my life has changed completely! It has now been one year where I have regular meetings with Tanya and my inner journey continues with Tanya's warmhearted and incredible guidance. It has been the most rewarding personal inner journey I have ever been one and I can't wait to go a step deeper each time together with Tanya. I have finally come back home into my heart. With my new spiritual awareness and by surrendering fully to God I have reconnected with myself again and I can now live a more heart fulfilling and happier life forward. Tanya is truly one of the most authentic compassionate loving soul's I have ever meet in my life! I am sincerely deep deep thankful to her for guiding me back in touch with my old soul which has lead me reuniting with my soul's purpose this day. I'm forever grateful to you Tanya!"

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  • Review by Maj Hasager from Copenhagen, Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I have joined Tanya Apriles yoga and meditation classes both in Copenhagen and Italy, and she is by far the best yoga teacher I have studied with. She is attentive to each yogi in the class – and her guidance allows my practice to develop much further. Her insightful, spiritual and deeply inspiring meditation guidance is allowing for a deep practice no matter how experienced you are. I can highly recommend her yoga retreats and meditation classes. She is absolutely phenomenal."

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  • Review by Nadine from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "Practicing yoga with Tanya in the nature of Bagno Vignoni was a real opportunity to put into practice the true art of detachment and feel better benefits. Through guided meditation and asanas I lived unforgettable moments led by a wonderful teacher and accompanied by the inspiration I revived from the trees."

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Copenhagen, Denmark

The Center For Higher Knowledge is established to work for the universal change. The center offers a complete spiritual teaching through yoga retreats, Tantra and meditation sessions, and tours.

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