What are ‘Ashiyana Retreats’?

The idea for 'Ashiyana Retreats' has evolved from the success of our ‘Yoga Holidays’ at Ashiyana. We believe that these have proven to be so potent for our guests because they offer a unique and magical blend of elements - serene setting, beautiful accommodation, natural food, mindful movement and, most important of all, our loving embrace. These elements, combined, we call the ‘Ashiyana Experience’.

The 'Ashiyana Experience'

Our intention with Ashiyana Retreats then, is to bottle this magical formula and offer curated experiences, each with this same essence, but themed differently.

The retreats are designed to support you in becoming the best possible version of yourself, and at the deepest level this is through the invitation to relax and come home.

Relax.
Our philosophy is all about dropping effort, and being in the flow.

You’re home.
Ashiyana is a Hindi word that means ‘home’, and everything that we offer is an invitation to relax and come home to your quiet, resting place within.

Serene Settings

  • Trips to areas of natural beauty and local, cultural interest – hikes, waterfalls, spice farms, local markets, shamanic practices, cacao ceremonies and more

  • Adventures and Activities – kite surfing, SUP, kayaking, volleyball, canyonning, ziplining, dolphin trips and more

Beautiful Accommodation

  • In each of our locations, the accommodation reflects an architectural theme of the country – in the case of Goa, our design has a distinctly Rajasthani flavour, and in Brazil the design was inspired by Bahian architecture

 

Natural Food

  • Healthy, nutritious and delicious buffet meals twice a day 
  • All day herbal tea and ginger lemon tea
  • Detox & Allergy options – Ayurveda, juice, vegetarian, raw, vegan
  • Nutritional Education – talks by nutritionist and printed information on bespoke nutrition
  • Silent meals – encouraging calm and mindful eating

Mindful Movement

  • Yoga – our primary offer
  • We also offer many other forms of conscious movement – Qi Gong, Shaking, Ecstatic Dance, Dynamic Meditations, Calisthenics and more
  • All that we offer is taught in a way that honours the needs of each individual, whether young, old, fit or injured
  • A subtle invitation to ‘feel’ rather than think

Loving Embrace

  • Opening & closing ceremonies 
  • Frequent sharing circles – coming together and expressing how we’re feeling within a non-judgmental setting
  • Philosophical talks e.g. – who am I beyond the body-mind?
  • Creative expression workshops
  • Guided meditations 

 

Giving is integral to our philosophy

There’s great wisdom in making sure that we ourselves are well; and once this is the case, we discover that we have a great desire to take care of others.

At Ashiyana, this means that we have an overriding concern for the welfare of our guests – we refer to this as holding them in a loving embrace. But we also believe in supporting those less well off than ourselves within our surrounding community, as well as supporting the health of our biosphere. 

We will give a % of the net profit of every Ashiyana Retreat to our Giving Back projects, which support local causes in the areas of our retreats.

Ashiyana Retreats

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Functional Medicine Juice Detox in Brazil

2 Jul 2020 - 9 Jul 2020 (1 week) - CANCELLED

with Didier Fernandes

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A bespoke 7-day program to initiate deep cellular detoxification and cleansing at all levels of your being.
Revitalise and restore your body, mind & spirit!

  • Juice Fasting
  • Liver & Colon Cleanses
  • Superfood & Adaptogen Supplements
  • Daily Yoga & Guided Meditations
  • Inspiring Lectures
  • Ancient Healing Practices
Instruction language: English

Yoga, Hiking & Adventure in Brazil

12 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020 (1 week) - CANCELLED

with Pip Carr

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Answer the call of the wild and journey off the beaten path!

Our carefully crafted itinerary of exciting activities and mindful practices has been specifically designed to invite you out of your comfort zone. Through immersion in the wild outdoors, the local culture, mindful movement and introspection, this retreat will fuel your sense of adventure and exploration, and inspire you to discover a deeper connection with the natural world - both around you and within you.

 

Instruction language: English

Deepen Your Yoga Practice in Brazil

22 Jul 2020 - 29 Jul 2020 (1 week) - CANCELLED

with Yamuna Devi and Chris Nelson

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Immerse yourself in beautiful nature and dive deeper into the full expression of Yoga in High Paradise. This retreat provides you with the opportunity to embark on an inner journey of self-healing, and will help you to build the foundation for a calmer, more peaceful approach to life.

Time and space to rest, heal and reconnect with yourself.

Instruction language: English

Yoga, Hiking & Adventure in Brazil

11 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 (1 week) - CANCELLED

with Pip Carr

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New dates TBC - contact the Retreat Organiser to register your interest.
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Answer the call of the wild and journey off the beaten path!

Our carefully crafted itinerary of exciting activities and mindful practices has been specifically designed to invite you out of your comfort zone. Through immersion in the wild outdoors, the local culture, mindful movement and introspection, this retreat will fuel your sense of adventure and exploration, and inspire you to discover a deeper connection with the natural world - both around you and within you.

Instruction language: English

Soul Surfing - Law of Attraction Retreat in Brazil

1 Oct 2020 - 8 Oct 2020 (1 week)

with Charlotte Vetter, Tesha Matthew and Chris Nelson

This retreat presents a simple, yet potent, model for being in a deeply fulfilling state of flow, attracting what you truly desire, and experiencing the best possible version of yourself.

Our intention is to ensure that your experience is personalised, holistic, and able to be integrated into your daily life, so that whatever your goals, you are able to realise them in a sustainable way.

The retreat will be structured around Yoga; dance; adventures in the magical, surrounding nature; talks; workshops; and periods of silence, solitude and stillness.

Instruction language: English

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