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Welcome to the world of yoga holiday! Enjoy your holiday in India with great yoga retreat for relaxing days and more. Reinvent yourself and true purpose of life will lighten up. This retreat enables you to find new way to lead your life, new ways for creating greater inner balance and discover the outer and the inner wonders of life. The deep transformation helps you to develop higher conscious level and relationships will have different views and dimensions.
Upaya Yoga Center offers various kind of accommodation including eco hut, AC room, apartments or shared options with a choice of Beach view facility. Center also has many beach huts and cottages which are situated bang on the sand dunes of Mandrem – Arambol beach.
At Upaya, the practice is mainly of Ashtanga and Hatha yoga tradition. The walk to the yoga shala is a short two minutes and is surrounded with beautiful gardens, perfect ambience for something as pure as yoga. The charm of the retreat center will envelope you into a certain calmness and is the perfect place to explore yoga and meditate.
During your stay in this retreat, you will have two daily yoga classes, and its up to you what you choose to do in between. Goa has it all! There is an endless list of things to do on your free time.
Praba was born into a family of yogis who practice in the Ashtanga style that characterizes the south Indian yoga tradition. He is a talented teacher and teacher trainer and has been teaching for over six years. Through expert adjustments and a deep understanding of asana, his students’ abilities, and injuries, he is able to push his trainees to the next level in their personal practice as well as their own teaching.
Alida is Italian originally from Catania. Her journey into yoga started four years ago in London to eventually bring her to India in the search for a superior meaning beyond this now worldwide acclaimed word yoga. She now firmly believes that yoga is a secure way for self-discovery, personal growth, and positive changing. Alida’s class aim to guide the practitioners closer to the self by moving into a flow where breath and asana can harmoniously merge together.
Dr. Anita Rawandale (Urja) is a graduate in the ancient medical science of India that is Ayurveda. She completed her B.A.M.S. degree from University of Pune, in 1995. She has been working for many years at Osho Commune International Department of Health and Healing. She has developed the passion for teaching the healing body arts and yoga therapies. She has been working with many private organization and Institutes including Shaki Ayurveda Latvia, Suryamarga Yoga (Italy), Osho Kivani (Italy). She has trained students under her personal attention in Korea, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain.
Prem was born in Lumbini in west Nepal. Before moving to India three years ago, he completed his studies in Art but he still enjoys painting, playing guitar and flute in his free time. Prem joined Upaya Yoga more than a year ago and since then he has been a precious addition to our team. His creativity and caring personality manifest every single day when is preparing pure and delicious yogic food for our students. He never stops smiling to anyone who crosses his way. However cooking is not the only passion that Prem is sharing with us and our guests.
Prachi was born in the northern part of India, Rajasthan. In her home state, she completed a master’s degree in sociology because she was intrigued by the different parts of human lives and how it affects social interaction. After this, she was still hungry for knowledge and finished a bachelor’s degree in education which gave her the opportunity to teach in secondary school, where she taught Hindi classes. She started her spiritual journey when she moved to Pune, where she lived near to the Ashram of Osho. She actively followed and practised Osho’s teachings daily for two years.
Dr Nitin Patil born in Kolhapur, interested in Ayurvedic herbal medicines since childhood is what brought him to study deeper in the philosophy of Ayurveda. He runs his Ayurvedic hospital in Kolhapur with specialized Keralian detox healing procedures. His interest in the anatomy of the human body got him interested to teach yoga students a deep understanding about yoga postures, alignments, deeper understanding about. His deep understanding knowledge and experience in Ayurveda make him the perfect member of the Upaya Team.
Prashant Pandey is a yoga teacher, therapist, astrologer, and acupressurist by profession with experience of 23 years in the field of yoga teaching. He belongs to Bihar School of Yoga and Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, Bihar. He was introduced to practice yoga in 1991, at the young age of 20 through a Health Management Course conducted by Bihar School of Yoga. At the age of 25, he was given the first opportunity to serve, as a part of the team, for Jail-Yoga-Program (Prison yoga program) in various central prisons in Bihar state to teach yoga to prisoners serving life imprisonment.
Ayush discovered yoga in his childhood when he started to perform asanas as if it was a new game. Very soon this game transformed into an inexhaustible challenge and a spontaneous drive to learn more. Hence, despite the young age, he decided to move from his hometown near Delhi to Upaya in Rishikesh. As he was under the guidance of his father, Prem Krishna Ananda, and he was surrounded by like-minded people, the center proved to be the ideal environment for his yogic learning and personal growth.
Ruchira Pandey is a Yoga Teacher & Therapist by profession with experience of 23 years in the field of yoga teaching. She belongs to Bihar School of Yoga and Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, Bihar, India. She was introduced to practical Yoga in 1983, at the young age of 12 through first children course conducted by Bihar School of Yoga. She has led Ashram Lifestyle for 10 years (1995 – 2005) under the surveillance vision of her Guru (Spiritual Master) Swami Nirananjananda Saraswati, the Chief Patron of Bihar School of Yoga and Chancellor to Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, Bihar, India.
Chetan Bhadri was born and grow up in a Brahmin family in Rishikesh. He experienced yoga for the first time in his young age and was immediately amazed by its physical and spiritual benefits. He visited many teachers and by the time became an assiduous practitioner of hatha yoga. During those years he also attended the Sanskrit University in Uttrakand and obtained a Master’s degree in Sanskrit Acharya. The extensive study of the Vedas was a source of inspiration and the ideal support for a wider approach and understanding of yoga. Chetan considers yoga unlimited.
This retreat will take place in Goa, India. Goa is a perfect and idyllic infusion of tranquil and peaceful environment. The breathtakingly beautiful azure beach and salty air will envelope you into a certain calmness of the soul. You are in for a world of experience in Goa. The blissful environment will encourage your skills to develop and is thus, by far one of the most popular yoga retreats in the world. There is a beauty in connecting with the self in such a pure and unadulterated setting when the only noise is the sea. The natives of Goa are heart-warming people and speak English among other prevalent languages. Goa exuberates love which makes is one of the most favored destinations for yoga trainings. Huddled in the shade of the tropical fauna and only one minute walk to the sea, the school in North Goa offers a comforting and natural location for yoga practice. Upaya Yoga Center is located in the Arambol Beach. This provides a tranquil yoga retreat coupled with being set within a retreat holiday giving our yogi’s the perfect balance.
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You will be served complete Saatvik food during the retreat, which includes 3 vegetarian meals a day throughout the week with an abundance of fresh tropical fruits and unlimited beverages available at all times. Drinking mineral water is also readily available.
During your free time, you can go swimming on Arambol beach. Also, you can borrow books from the library if you would like to take them to your room so you can spend some time reading and studying.
Upaya Yoga Teacher Training offers spa treatments at an additional cost.
Goa International Airport
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