Yoga Holiday in Goa; 29-Nov to 03-Dec 2016

Starts November 29, 2016
Ends December 3, 2016

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Goa, India

AED 2999 onwards

Radiance of Yoga invites you to rejuvenate in the beach capital of India

Give yourself a chance to relax. Our ‘Yoga Holiday in Goa’ is hosted at an amazing space located on the beautiful and unspoiled Mandrem Beach in the very north of Goa. Set amidst abundant, tropical flora and fauna, it has been designed as a deeply nurturing space where you can relax your body, calm your mind, and awaken to your inner peace of being.

Retreat highlights

Included:

  • Group Airport Transfers in Goa (to & from the resort)
  • Accommodation 
  • 2 large buffet meals (brunch & dinner) per day
  • 2 scheduled Yoga classes each day
  • Pranayama & Guided Meditation sessions
  • Yoga Nidra immersion
  • Other facilities (filter water, masala chai & hot lemon ginger tea ) 
  • Free use of yoga studio, mats and props.

Not Included:

  • International Airfares & Visa to India
  • Travel Insurance(recommended)
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional excursions

Itinerary

Day 1, Tuesday, 29 Nov 

09:00am- Approx Arrival to resort

10:00am-11:00am- Brunch

11:00 am – Introductions/Group briefing

02:00pm-04:30pm – Check in, Rest & Relax

04:30pm-05:00pm – Formal reception by local priest

05:00pm – 06:30pm – Asana (Beginners)

07:00pm-08:00pm- Dinner

Day 2, Wednesday, 30 Nov

08:00am-09:00am – Meditation + Pranayama + MA

09:00am-10:00am – Asana (Forward bending & Hammies)

10:00am-11:00am -Brunch

11:00am-05:00pm – Free Time/Optional visit to ‘Anjuna Flea market’/ Optional Lunch at ‘Curlies beach shack’

05:00pm-05:30pm – Talk on meditation & pranayama

05:30pm-06:30pm – Asana (Yin Yoga)

07:00pm-08:00pm -Dinner

Day 3, Thursday, 01-Dec

08:00am-09:00am – Meditation + Pranayama

09:00am-10:00am – Asana (Hips)

10:00am-11:00am -Brunch

11:00am-05:00pm – Free Time/Optional Trip to Arambol beach

05:00pm-06:00pm – Asana (Hatha Stretch)

06:00pm-06:30pm -Yoga Nidra

07:00pm-08:00pm -Dinner

Day 4, Friday, 02-Dec

08:00am-09:00am – Meditation + Pranayama + MA

09:00am-10:00am – Asana (Twists)

10:00am-11:00am -Brunch

11:00am-12:00pm – Talk on Yoga Sutra’s + Eight fold path

12:00pm-01:00pm- Questions on personal practice / pose alignments

01:00pm-07:00pm – Free Time/ Optional Trip to Chapora Fort in Vaghator for sunset views

07:00pm-08:00pm-Dinner

Day 5, Saturday, 03-Dec

08:00am-09:00am – Meditation + Pranayama

09:00am-10:00am – Asana (Core & Standing Balances)

10:00am-11:00am -Brunch

11:00am-12:00pm – Talk on Chakras 

12:00pm -05:00pm – Free Time/Optional lunch at La Plage

05:00pm-06:30pm – Asana (Gentle)

07:00pm-08:00pm-Dinner

11:30pm- Check out & Leave for Goa Intl Airport

Optional Visits

* Activities to visit Anjuna flea market/Curlies beach shack/La place / Vaghator fort are purely optional & to be arranged personally within the group on the day at the resort. Read more about the restaurants below.

‘Anjuna flea market’  , ‘Bean-me up’  ,‘Curlies beach shack’  ,‘Saturday Night market’ , ‘La Plage’

Other than the above, if you are interested in exploring North Goa, there are incredible beaches and many beautiful sites and places to enjoy such as the Dudsagar waterfall, spice farms, national parks, Bondla zoo, the beautiful old parts of Panjim (Goa’s capital) and Old Goa, an abundance of Portuguese churches and architecture, and the famous markets for shopping indulgences. 

Yoga & Instructors

This retreat is led by Diana Azavedo who has years of experience teaching people from different health backgrounds. Her styles of teaching include Hatha, Vinyasa flow, Sivananda sequencing, Yin yoga, prenatal & post-natal, pranayama series and meditation. She has run several successful local and global Yoga retreats.

The Yoga sessions offered will be a mix of styles ranging from vinyasa to restorative to Hatha to Yin depending on that day’s activity. Apart from the physical asana practice, we will indulge in basic pranayama/breathing techniques & experience deep relaxation in a guided Yoga nidra & meditation.

Beginners to Yoga are welcome, as plenty of options are given during the practice to accommodate all levels.

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Resort

The ‘Ashiyana’ yoga center location offers a balance between the serenity of a coconut palm grove, bordered by the enchanting Mandrem River, and a beautiful quiet beach with the invigorating sound of the waves breaking against the shore just beyond the dunes.

The grounds of this retreat facility include:-

  • Fresh healthy organic food produce,
  • Beautiful and well equipped three main Yoga Shalas,
  • Onsite Spa and Treatment Centre,
  • All rooms are air conditioned,
  • Complimentary filtered drinking water, masala chai and hot lemon ginger tea.
  • Lush gardens and indoor/outdoor lounge spaces for reading and relaxing,
  • Beachfront property

Accommodation

Ashiyana provides a wide range of room styles to select from. Each room has its own delicate style, feel and the description against each will help you make your best decision for your stay. Please go through each type and see which one suits you best.

1) BEACH ROOMS

Most of our beach huts are located on the dune which separates Mandrem river from the Arabian Sea. The others are located on the mainland facing the river. There are hut sheltered behind the banks of the dune and others on the dune top. They all come with an en suite bathroom, fan and mosquito net. Whilst being the economy section of our accommodation, they have recently been lovingly upgraded with simple, yet chic interior-designed finishes.

Couple/Twin sharing -AED 2999 per person; Single supplement -AED 3500

Beach hut 1

2) LODGES

There are three two-storey eco-lodges sleeping two upstairs and two downstairs with en-suite bathrooms at the rear and spacious balcony with day bed and magnificent views of the palm grove at the front. These have a distinctly “Indonesian” feel with beautiful silk drapes.

Each room has an en suite bathroom attached.  The lodges are split into two separate storey rooms with different accesses, for e.g., Eco 1 Down has its own bathroom, balcony and entrance, and Eco 1 Up (above it), also has its own bathroom, balcony and entrance.

Couple/Twin sharing -AED 3500 per person ; Single supplement -AED 3999

Palm grove 1

3) WELL-TREE HOUSE

The Well tree-house is sited at the rear of the land and has a balcony with spectacular views of the hills and fields behind us. It is designed to sleep two sharing or one in secluded luxury, since it has an enormous double bed (and second single bed) and a beautiful wooden bathroom!

Couple/Twin sharing -AED 3500 per person ; Single supplement -AED 3999

Palm grove 2

4) LONG CABANA

A long cabana with one large double bed, one single bed and a spacious en-suite bathroom. This is sited close to the yoga platform which can viewed from the balcony, and has a wonderful high ceiling.

Couple/Twin sharing -AED 3500 per person ; Single supplement -AED 3999

Palm grove 3

5) MOON VILLA

Named after the moon-like shape of its roof, Moon Villa is a beautiful ground floor room with several sky lights in the oval ceiling.  The room comes with en suite bathroom with a big window to allow the light coming in. There is a vast double bed in the middle of the circular room with a small “moon” window above. Right next to it, there is a comfortable daybed to relax on. Moon Villa comes with a spacious wardrobe, enough space to spread your belongings and enough windows to lighten up the big room.

Couple (2 persons , double bed) -AED 3999 per person; Single supplement -AED 4500

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6) SPA VIEW

Spa View Room is located on the first floor of Ashiyana Villa with its own petite Juliette balcony overlooking Mandrem River. It has a beautiful double bed, surrounded by spacious windows with a lovely view over Ashiyana’s garden and the natural swimming pool. The raj double room is equipped with exclusive Rajasthani furniture and finished up with beautiful Indian fabrics and decoration.

Couple (2 persons , double bed) -AED 3999 per person; Single supplement -AED 4500

spa view 1 spa view 2

7) LITTLE DOME

Little Dome is a unique room with a high oval shaped ceiling, skylight and characterful dark pink walls. There is an outside porch with single day bed as well as a larger one inside.  It is suitable for a couple or perfect for single occupancy. 

Couple (2 persons , double bed) -AED 3999 per person; Single supplement -AED 4500

little dome 1 little dome 2

8) Jodhpur Suite

Set next to a shady courtyard on the second floor, Jodhpur is a bright blue and spacious suite with double bed and a large, round day bed. It has a charming balcony to sit and relax on, overlooking the river and palm trees.  It comes with a beautiful zen stone bathroom with shower and circular tub.  Traditional furniture includes a desk overlooking the palm grove, a spacious wardrobe and many other lovely antiques. 

Couple (2 persons , double bed) -AED 4300 per person; Single supplement -AED 4700

 

9) Jaisalmer Suite

Jaisalmer is one of our suites on the top of Ashiyana Villa. It has 2 separate bedrooms – one with a double bed, its own wardrobe and a small balcony overlooking Mandrem River whereas the other room is more a living room with a vast chill-out day bed and high ceiling. Furthermore it comes with a working desk and plenty of store possibilities.The bath is spacious, overlooking the spa and treatment centre and includes a big bathtub.It is full of Indian character with unique antique Rajasthani furniture and fabrics.

Couple (2 persons , double bed) -AED 4300 per person; Single supplement -AED 4700

jaisalmer suite jaisalmer 2

10) Mango-tree house

The Mango Tree-house is perched 3.5m in the air between palms and sits just beneath two old mango trees away from the main retreat centre. The front balcony looks through the foliage of the mango trees, and the wooden bathroom at the rear is semi-open offering stunning views of the river and surrounding trees and countryside. The tree-house comfortably holds two people in romantic luxury!

Couple (2 persons , double bed) -AED 4300 per person; Single supplement -AED 4700

mango-tree housemango-tree house 2

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Restaurant

Brunch: Home-made muesli and porridge, curd (yoghurt), soya/milk, fresh fruit salad, plus a daily menu selected from the following – toasted, home-baked bread, butter, cheese, honey, jam, patisserie, scrambled eggs, dhal, rice, salad, hummous, tahini, and other daily specials. Tea, coffee and juices.
All day: Ginger lemon honey, Indian chai, as well as filtered water from our own wells.
Evening: A fusion of freshly prepared Indian and western vegetarian cuisine. Fresh fish and chicken dishes are served twice a week.

Ashiyana’s organic* restaurant offers buffet meals. (* wherever possible we seek to source organic produce.) All of our food is fresh and prepared daily. All our water is filtered, including that used for cooking.

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Know before you go

  • Make arrangements for flights & visa,
  • If you wish to stay longer or arrive earlier, please let us know,
  • Bring your yoga mat & comfortable clothing,
  • Carry necessary medications.

Travel & Flights

Air Arabia, G9-492,  Sharjah(SHJ) to Goa(GOI) , Monday, 28-Nov 2016

Departure: 23:20 from Sharjah; Arrival: 04:00 to Goa

Air Arabia, G9-493, Goa(GOI) to Sharjah(SHJ), Sunday, 04-Dec, 2016

Departure: 04:40 from Goa; Arrival: 06:35 to Sharjah

Visa arrangements

Please check visa requirements on  www.indianvisaonline.gov.in

Booking conditions

Radiance of Yoga will commence with the holiday with 10 bookings or more. Initial non-refundable deposit of AED 500/- to be paid to confirm a spot. Full payment due by 15-October-2016.

Costs

Beach Rooms- 

Couple/Twin sharing -AED 2999 per person; Single supplement -AED 3500

Lodges/ Well-Tree house/Long Cabana- 

Couple/Twin sharing -AED 3500 per person ; Single supplement -AED 3999

Moon Villa/Spa View/Little Dome-

Couple (2 persons , double bed) -AED 3999 per person; Single supplement -AED 4500

Jodhpur/Jaisalmer/Mango-tree house-

Couple/Twin sharing -AED 4300 per person ; Single supplement -AED 4700 

Cancellation Policy

The resort Ashiyana is quite strict in terms of the commitment the yoga practitioners make towards yoga retreats. In keeping with this, 2 months prior to the retreat the entire amount is charged upon cancellation. We would prefer not to work with a cancellation policy, but unfortunately we have to.

  1. 45 days cancellation before retreat date – 50% Refund + Deposit non-refundable,
  2.  30 days cancellation before retreat date – No Refund

For additional information

Please contact Diana Azavedo on 055-4549378 or diana@radianceofyoga.com  

GET YOUR OM ON 🙂  

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