Set amidst abundant tropical flora and fauna, this retreat has been designed as a deeply nurturing space where you can relax your body, calm your mind and awake to the inner peace within you.
Yoga with Alicia in India:
We practice twice daily Yoga Asanas (postures), Meditation and Pranayama (breathing exercises) combine with the wisdom of holistic massage.
Start your day at 8am with an hour and half morning Dynamic Yoga practice, base is the vinyasa system, (linking the movement with the breath).
Evening Yoga practice at 5pm would be different more light and fun, restorative Yoga, gentle Yoga.
All this Yoga offers you an access to deeper connection with the different dimensions of your being.
Holistic Therapy with Didier:
An hour and half holistic therapy is included. This therapy would be focus on yourself, using different body work & emotional release technics.
This deep work will support you to get in contact with your body and listen to it. Moving forward in your life, bringing into light the things are not aligned with your heart, allowing you to start creating new supportive & healthy habits.
You will leave the retreat with new tools to use in your daily life, allowing you to step into your power and taking responsibility for what you manifest in your life.
There is plenty of time for sightseeing, swimming in the sea or pool, relaxation, massage. Wednesday afternoon free to explore the exciting Anjuna Market if you wish or simple to relax having a Chai in the beach or in the pool.
Ashiyana Retreat Center:
Ashiyana Retreat Centre is an exquisitely designed yoga resort in Mandrem, North Goa. Surrounded by coconut palms, this tranquil spot is bordered by the Mandrem River and the Arabian Sea.
Accommodation ranges from simple ensuite beach huts, to stylish wooden eco-lodges and luxury adobe-style dwellings that are built in a beautiful Palm Grove and face towards the sea (which can be viewed from some of the upper-floor balconies).
The Palm Grove dwellings are built of local wood giving an Asian feel, with finishing touches borrowed from classical Indian design, with plenty of natural fabrics and antique Rajasthani furniture. The beach huts are simple, yet chic.
All the rooms are spacious and comfortable with large windows and wonderful views. The en-suite bathrooms have been built to allow a little of the outside in, with large open window spaces and blinds. Each room has ample cupboard space and its own balcony with a charpoy daybed.
Ashiyana’s organic restaurant offers buffet meals with an excellent fusion of freshly-prepared Indian and Western vegetarian cuisine. Breakfast-brunch includes home-made muesli or porridge with curd (yoghurt), soya/milk, fresh fruit salad, plus a daily menu selected from the following - toast, butter, cheese, honey, jam, patisserie, scrambled eggs, dhal, rice, salad, hummous, tahini, and other daily specials. Tea, coffee and juices. Fresh fish dishes are served twice a week. All water is filtered, including that used for cooking.
Visit the Ashiyana retreat website:
Prices & Payment
£615p/p twin beach Hut (Ensuit)
£680p/p twin Palm Grove Room Eco-lodge
£715 single beach Hut (Ensuit)
£810 single Palm Grove Room Eco-lodge
Two Yoga classes per day with Alicia
A holistic massage with Didier
Seven nights accomodation
Two buffet meals: brunch and dinner
All day filter water, hot lemon ginger and India masala chai
Extra activities as meditation, chanting or other cultural evening activities happening in the retreat center.
International or domestic Flights
Transfers from/to airport from Goa airport (around £15 each way one person if share ride less)
Any extra activities.
Places are limited, we highly recommend you to book your place. A £200 deposit is required in order to ensure your place. We offer easy payment methods for the rest of the balance.
Contact Alicia to discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org
International charter flights and national flights arrive at Dabolim airport in Goa. Ashiyana is a 90-minute taxi journey from Goa airport. Pre-paid government taxis are available as you exit the airport terminal, or we can organise a local Mandrem taxi to collect you. Approx. (Rs. 1200 - £15). Money changers and ATMS can be found at the airport.
Arrival day October 12th Sunday - arriving in time for the evening yoga class at 5 pm if possible.
Departure day October 19th Sunday - optional morning yoga class.
Overseas charter companies offer direct flights to Dabolim International airport in Goa. For flights from England we recommend: www.trailfinders.com | www.southalltravel.com | www.cheapflights.co.uk
Fly from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kochin and Chennai. For domestic flights we recommend Deccan Air, Jet Airways and Spice Jet.
The closest large town to Mandrem is Mapusa which has coach/bus connections to Mumbai, Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Pune and other tourist destinations. Mapusa is 25 mins by taxi from Ashiyana.
Goa has two main railway stations Margao and Vasco da Gama. There are major connections to Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Rajkot, Thiruvananthapuram and other nationwide destinations. The closest stations to Ashiyana are Pernem, Thivim and Margao.
All foreign nationals visiting India require a visa to enter India. Trailfinders can process your Visa application for a fee, or you can do it independently.
All Visas applications must be filled out on line: http://www.trailfinders.com/visas/india-visa
Contact Alicia or Didier:
Visit our websites to know about our work.