Notice: COVID-19 Coronavirus

The evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic


Update: 26/05/20

We are dreaming of the days we will be back together at Ashiyana Goa for a heart-opening, morning practice in dappled sunlight followed by a delicious, soul-nourishing, post-Yoga brunch.⁣

As we begin to enjoy increased freedom of movement, we hope that these days are now not too far away. ⁣

More details will follow soon as we know more about how next season will look for us all. In the meanwhile, we are still taking bookings for next season - so please do get in contact should you wish to start planning (and manifesting) your next Yoga Holiday with us, at your home away from home in tropical paradise.

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Update: 24/03/20

We would like to inform you that due to the escalating global situation, and the imposed curfew within India, Ashiyana Goa has now closed for the remainder of the season. 

We are still taking bookings for next season (October 2020 – April 2021) as usual.

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Update: 14/03/20

You will no doubt by now be aware of the impact that Coronavirus is having on travel globally.  India has issued travel restrictions on all tourist visas with effect from 13th March until 15th April 2020. Anyone with this type of tourist visa/e-visa will not be allowed access into the country during this period.  

For any guests who are already in India and/or still able to travel, Ashiyana Goa remains open.  Goa has no confirmed Coronavirus cases (as of 14/03/20) and it is still considered safe to travel to.  

For our guests that are booked to stay with us at Ashiyana Goa and are affected by the restrictions, we thank you for bearing with us while you wait for our full response.  Our bookings team are working to respond to you, but as we are sure you can appreciate, it is taking a little time to deal with every guests’ individual travel and stay scenarios.  We plan to send a further update to all guests in the next 24 hours, but do reach out to us at  ashiyana@ashiyana.com if you need more information in the meanwhile.

We will be as flexible as possible regarding our standard cancellation policy given the unfortunate circumstances, but ask that our guests check their travel insurance in the first instance.

We are taking bookings for next season (October 2020 – April 2021) as usual.

We shall update this page with more information as and how the situation develops. 

We thank you all for your patience and understanding with this sudden and difficult situation.

  

An update regarding COVID-19 coronavirus and Ashiyana Brazil

Currently there are a comparatively low number of coronavirus cases in Brazil (151 cases as of 14/03/20) and no travel restrictions in place for international travel into the country.  Business is open as usual for Ashiyana Brazil at this time – we are still taking bookings for future stays and we are still receiving guests with us at this time.  We advise all guests to ensure that they have full travel insurance for potential restrictions, cancellations, etc.

We will update this page further should there be any changes to this status.

 

A final thought from us….

The current situation is demonstrating that fear is as contagious as this virus itself. More than ever, now is the time that we need to stay grounded, centred and calm. Although it would be easy to get swept up in the uncertainty, let’s choose to bring ourselves back to a place of compassion, love and rationality.

Let us all meet this challenge that we are currently experiencing together in the spirit of compassion for others, with patience, truth and reason. 

Current guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) state that people in good health and with no underlying conditions are at low risk. Should these people contract the virus, they will likely experience mild to severe flu-like symptoms. The recovery rate is very high.  Basic hygiene of frequent, thorough hand-washing, coughing into your elbow/tissue and avoiding touching your face will help to limit the spread. For the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions, the advice is to self-isolate, if you are in a high-risk area.  Please refer to both the WHO and your local authorities’ websites for more information and advice. We provide a list of useful resources below.

If you find yourself in isolation, use this time for that self-care that you have been putting off. Begin that online mindfulness course; learn to cook a new recipe; or read that book that has been sat by your bed for months. Write heartfelt letters to your friends and loved ones; put on your favourite song and dance with wild abandon; make art; bake cakes. Spend time in silence doing nothing, just being - allow your nervous system to truly rest. 

These are unprecedented times where we are being confronted with situations outside of our control. Let’s take each new day as it comes. Stay mindful. Stay in this present moment. And stay positive.

Sending you all warmth, love and good health.

The Ashiyana Family xx

 

Resources

Below are a list of resources for your convenience - please check with your relevant local authority if it is not listed below. We advise you to regularly check the advisaries relevant to you for updates.