Exploring the Chakra System - Yoga & Healing Retreat
Set amidst abundant tropical flora and fauna, this retreat has been designed as a deeply nurturing space where you can explore and learn about the chakra system with the guidance of 2 experienced teachers.
This opportunity in studying the chakras is to learn how to master each one's essence and unite them all into a unified field of luminescence.
Open to all levels of practitioners
Your teachers Didier & Alicia
Our material bodies could not exist without the chakras, for they serve as gateways for the flow of energy and life into our physical bodies.
The openness and flow of energy through our chakras determines our state of health and balance. Knowledge of our more subtle energy system empowers us to maintain balance and harmony on the physical, mental and spiritual level.
All yoga systems seek to balance out the energy of the chakras by purifying the lower energies and guiding them upwards. Through the use of yoga and living consciously, with an awareness of how we acquire and spend our energy, we become capable of balancing our life force with our mental, physical and spiritual selves.
What is a chakra?
“Chakra” is a Sanskrit word literally meaning "wheel." These centers were named as such because of the circular shape to the spinning energy centers which exist in our subtle etheric body, the non-material energetic counterpart to our physical body.
There are seven main chakras and they are located along the spine, extending out the front and back of the body.
Each chakra has a number of specific qualities that correspond to the refinement of energy from the base-level material-self identity, located at the first chakras, up to the higher vibration spirit-level awareness of being at our crown. These energetic centers represent our highest level of integration split, prism like, into a spectrum of colors.
Each chakra is associated with a certain part of the body and a certain organ which it provides with the energy it needs to function. Additionally, just as every organ in the human body has its equivalent on the mental and spiritual level, so too every chakra corresponds to a specific aspect of human behavior and development.
Each center has an integral function in creating our energetic balance. It is through the study of our energetic and physical being that we can create health, emotional stability and spiritual bliss.
(Info taken from expression of www.spirit.com)
Typical day at the retreat:
(This timetable is a guide and is subject to change on the go, depending on the retreat needs)
7.00-7.30am: Pranayama Practice (breathing exercises)
8.00-10.00am: Asana Practice - dynamic Hatha Yoga. Every day we focus in a different part of the body.
10.00am: Breakfast/Brunch - healthy free Buffet
Afternoon free: There is plenty of time for a massage, sightseeing, swimming in the sea or pool, or simple to relax having a Indian Masala Chai in the beach or in the natural pool.
4.00-6.00pm: Afternoon Session, focusing on the theory of the chakra for that day, including psychological, physical and spiritual aspects. With different yogic activities related to the chakras and finishing the afternoon with optional sharing from the heart circle.
7.00pm: Dinner - healthy free Buffet
8.15-9.00pm: Optional Evening activity: documentary about chakras, restorative yoga, chanting, meditation, etc.
The Yoga and activities offer you an access to deeper connection with the different dimensions of your being. Creating a safe place for you to relax, renew and restore your energy. 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 and a deeper knowledge of the 7 main chakras, allowing you to step into your power and taking responsibility for what you manifest in your life.
- Two yoga classes every day
- Seven nights accommodation
- Two free delicious buffet meals: brunch & dinner
- All day filter water, hot lemon ginger and Indian masala chai
- Extra activities as meditation, sound bath, chanting, meditation, yoga nidra or other cultural evening activities happening at Ashiyana
- A complementary Yoga Chakra Book and little presents along the week
- Daily cleaning of the room
- Plenty of information and tools to keep working on yourself
- Open and closing ceremony
- Love and inspiration
- International or domestic Flights
- Transfers from/to airport from Goa airport (around 2000 Indian Rupees)
- Any extra activities
- Massages or healing therapies
Sunday - arriving on time for opening ceremony at 5 pm if possible.
Check in from 14.00pm
Sunday - optional morning drop-in yoga class at 8am then breakfast.
Check out at 10.30am