Based on our unique form of ‘Ashiyana Yoga’, this retreat leaves you free to relax and take treatments for much of the day.
A wonderfully relaxing holiday, popular with those who are either new, or relatively new, to Yoga. Our teachers are all highly trained, and very gentle, so you will be completely safe and in good hands. Please remember that you don’t need to be flexible to do Yoga - if your body is a little tight that is a good reason to try Yoga ;)
Ashiyana Yoga has evolved at our retreat centres over the last fifteen years. Our approach to Yoga at Ashiyana is more of a philosophy, or quality of mind, than a style of Yoga, and the essence of this is about holding our guests in a loving embrace. In the context of a yoga class, this means creating a safe and nurturing space where the emphasis is on relaxing rather than pushing; sensing your own body rather than following others; calming your mind, and connecting with yourself deeply. We place a lot of focus on awareness of your breathing, since this is the portal to your inner peace of being. We offer you the whole breadth of yoga, including heart-opening practices, self-inquiry and philosophy, and mindful movement that will include a little bit of shaking, dancing as well as calisthenics.
Your day begins with a dynamic Yoga class at 8:30am in one of our spacious and airy Yoga shalas, followed by a delicious, healthy buffet brunch (we’re famous for this!) in our restaurant overlooking the paddy fields and hills behind. You’ll have plenty of free time to soak up the sun, go on leisurely walks, enjoy incredible sunsets on our endless beach and explore the beauty of Goa with its local markets, spice farms, Dudsagar waterfall and majestic churches. Afternoon yoga at 4pm is a slower, more gentle class easing you into the evening. The evening buffet meal is an eclectic mix of Indian, Thai and European cuisine, rounded off with ‘Tek’s’ famous desserts. Move gently towards bedtime with our evening activities at 8:15pm including kirtan, meditation, classical Indian music and more.
Sample daily schedule:
|08:30||Dynamic Yoga session|
|16:30||Gentle Yoga session / Calisthenics / Zumba / Acroyoga|
|20:30||Sharing circle, Music, Ecstatic dance, Yoga Nidra|