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If you have a love for adventure and deep respect for life and nature combined with an uncompromised sense of integrity for your personal evolution, this retreat is for you! Imagine waking up at sunrise to meditate right by the seaside and hear nothing but the sounds of waves crashing. Prepare yourself with some wake-up beach yoga and start your day with a surf lesson in the Arabian Sea. Goa with its rather soft waves is the perfect location to learn surfing!
Devarya Wellness offers you an escape from the mundane. Their luxurious accommodation set in and around their tropical lush gardens is located just a minute walk from the Morjim beach also known as Turtle Beach and is specially designed to give you the retreat break that you deserve.
Their rooms across the property which spans 7000 square meters, seamlessly blends the elements of a Goan Portuguese heritage with the aesthetics of Rajasthani royalty. Each room is vibrant, airy, and filled with natural light and good energy. Tastefully furnished with earthy decor that has been handpicked to reflect the elements of nature.
Their accommodation offers you the beauty of traditional design combined with all the contemporary comforts of a luxury property. All rooms have been decorated with chakra energy in mind, including color and design.
All rooms come equipped with a private bathroom, most with a private balcony, comfortable beds, spacious cupboards, fresh linen, a ceiling fan, an air conditioner, and a mosquito net on request.
"The moment you get up on that surfboard there is that feeling of complete oneness with the ocean. It's like you’re both breathing together at one time." After an active start in the day, you will enjoy a sublime brunch buffet and find some time and space just for yourself. Time out for just being, enjoying the relaxation of life by the beach.
In the late afternoons, immerse in Yin yoga healing sessions, dedicating some time to a mindful meditative yoga practice to activate your chi flow and body’s innate healing powers. If you have a love for adventure and deep respect for life and nature combined with an uncompromised sense of integrity for your personal evolution this retreat is for you!
Join for this unforgettable “surf and soul” experience filled with yoga, surf, and self-development, just exactly how you like it.
Learn to surf, restore with Yin yoga, pamper yourself with the luxurious stay at Devarya Wellness Retreat and spend your days enjoying the beach in the shade of a coconut tree. In yoga and surfing, you play your sensations, each time awaiting a new invitation. You ride the edges of your poses with a gentle flowing breath like a surfer is riding the waves of the ocean.
Yoga and surfing are just such a fantastic combination in so many ways. Surfing is active and dynamic. There is quite a difference in yoga’s mindful movements and meditation practices. But then, there are a lot of similarities.
Going with the flow, tuning in, and listening to your body closely as you are being connected to the ocean. It’s the feeling of complete oneness, which requires you to be in tune with nature and your body.
Surfing is a “Yang” form of exercise, full of movement, rhythm, and repetition. Through this movement, your muscles expand and contract, growing stronger. But by this you are also limiting your bodies, you tend to lose your natural softness, becoming more inflexible and increasingly tight.
With all the paddling and repetitive takeoffs on a fun surf morning, you need the “Yin” in order to keep the flexibility and longevity in your body. So, if surfing is your “Yang”, let yoga be your “Yin”. The combination of surfing with Yin yoga gives you the balance your body needs to experience optimum health and happiness.
One way to think of balance is this: a total state of health that incorporates togetherness of body and mind. To be balanced is a way of being and a state of mind. Yin yoga can restore this balance and be the soothing balm to heal and rejuvenate the body, mind, and soul.
In the afternoon, you will explore an inner Yin yoga healing journey through the Taoist elements and learn about their energetic value and the chi meridian flow in your body.
When you awaken and align your body’s underlying energy, you activate your innate process of healing and transformation. Yin yoga will help you create profound shifts in your physical and emotional well-being.
The hosts will demystify how energy affects everything you do and feel and show you how to mindful work with your body and mind. These Yin yoga healing sessions will help you build vitality, unravel energetic blockages, and boost your immunity.
With this program, you have the opportunity and space to let your mind learn from the body experience of learning new things and cultivate a free spirit. To love life and live free. To be in touch with nature and yourself.
And then, you might realize, there is nothing more grounding than a body and a mind that has decided to be whole. By the end of this retreat, you will feel stronger, healthier, and better able to thrive and flow in the life you are meant to live!
Alexandra Denkinger, Acupuncture Therapist (M.D.Acu), Yoga Teacher (RYT500), Yin Yoga Expert and founder of The Body-Mind-Soul Centre (registered school with Yoga Alliance). She likes to see herself Body-Mind-Soul Bio-Hacker, an "urban shaman", dedicated to helping people empower themselves to live the most authentic, healthy life possible. As an all-time seeker on a soul-searching journey, she came across many different yoga styles and healing systems. In her Yin Yoga teachings, she integrates the ancient wisdom of Acupuncture Meridians and Chi flow in meditative Yoga practice.
Edy Rodrigues is the owner of Octopus Surf School and possibly the most patient surf teacher of all time.
Devarya Wellness, located in a coastal village in North Goa, overlooks the Morjim Beach. This beautiful beach stretch is also known as Turtle Beach after the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles that nest on its shores during nesting season.
A quiet and peaceful setting, Morjim with its lush green hills, clean beaches, and the Chapora river running through it, is a popular destination with foreign travelers and ex-pats. Known for its serene atmosphere, the Morjim beach is a great setting for a yoga holiday. It has something for everyone, whether you are a soul-searcher who is looking for tranquility or someone looking to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation.
Morjim beach is a delight for nature lovers too. Apart from the Olive Ridley turtles, a variety of flora and fauna can be spotted there. For those interested, dolphin sighting trips are offered by locals. You can even take a walk up the famous Chapora Fort for great views of the sandy beach and the green palms.
Live the yoga life here, doing your practice, going for a swim, meditating on the beach, and enjoying spectacular sunsets as you soak in the sights and sounds of this beautiful place.
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A yummy vegetarian buffet for brunch and dinner is provided by the Chia Lounge. The beautiful, wooden constructed restaurant has two floors, a small garden and a juice and coffee bar. Offering you sun or shade both with sea views.
Chia Lounge is part of the Devarya Wellness resort in Goa, India, located on the beach of Morjim, where you can enter straight from the resort and leave right onto the beach. They serve wholesome, healthy, and organic food and beverages for the conscious diner.
Their aim is to complement a healthy and mindful lifestyle to support your wellness journey, and what better place to do that, than overlooking the Arabian Sea on the beaches of glorious Goa.
Chia Lounge prides itself on using organic and locally produced goods wherever possible. Their buffet and A La Carte menu's are designed for minimal food wastage whilst still ensuring their produce is fresh and organically grown.
Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training's yoga holiday, retreat, and yoga training guests will be served delicious meals during their stay with them in their restaurant. They cater for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free dinners. However, should you have another dietary requirement, no problem, just ask Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training.
Goa International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$30 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request with an additional fee of 25 EUR. Yin Yoga Therapy Teacher Training is happy to arrange your pick up for you.
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