Exploring the Chakra System - Yoga & Healing Retreat

14 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018 (1 week)
Retreat Exploring the Chakra System - Yoga Holistic 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

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)

7-7.30am: Pranayama Practice (breathing exercises)

8-10.00am: Asana Practice (Hatha/ Vinyasa Yoga) dynamic Yoga linking the movement with the breath. Every day we focus in a different chakra.

10.00am: Breakfast-Brunch - healthy free Buffet

Afternoon free for Holistic Therapy: An hour holistic therapy is included one of the afternoon for each participant. Extra holistic therapy can be book on the retreat for an additional discounted price. This therapy would be focus on yourself, using different body work & emotional release technics. 

4-6.30pm: Afternoon Session, focus in the theory of the chakra for that day, with different activities related to the chakras, finishing the afternoon with sharing from the heart circle.  

7.00pm: Dinner - healthy free Buffet

8.15-9.00pm: Optinal 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 seven main chakras, 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 is free to explore the exciting Anjuna Market if you wish, or simply to relax having a Indian Masala Chai in the beach or in the natural pool.

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Arrival day: Sunday - arriving on time for opening ceremony at 5 pm if possible.

Departure day: Sunday - optional morning drop in yoga class at 8am, breakfast and check out 10.30am.

Prices & Payment

700€ p/p share twin or double beach Hut (En-suite)
935€ p/p share twin or double Eco-lodge
1035€ p/p share twin or double Palm Grove

825€ single beach Hut (En-suite)
1065€ single Eco-lodge
1165€ single Palm Grove 


For reservation and organization purposes a deposit of non refundable 200€ is required to reserve your space.

Inclusive:

Two Hours Morning Hatha/Flow Yoga class every day

Thirty minutes morning Pranayama every day

- Two hours and half afternoon workshop including theory of the chakra and/or any activities related to the chakra of the day eg Tai Chi, Dancing, Drawing, Journaling etc etc ending with a sharing circle
- A 60 mins holistic massage 
- Seven nights accommodation
- Two delicious free buffet meals: brunch & dinner
- All day filtered water, hot lemon ginger and India masala chai
- Extra activities as meditation, chanting, yoga nidra, restorative yoga or other cultural evening activities happening in the retreat center
- Yoga Chakra Book to take and little presents along the week
- Plenty of information and tools to keep working on yourself
- Open and closing ceremonies
- Love and inspiration 

Non inclusive:

International or domestic Flights
Transfers from/to airport from Goa airport (around 1500 Indian Ruppies)
Any extra activities. 

Places are limited, we highly recommend you to book your place now. 

A 200€ deposit non refundable is required in order to ensure your place.

We offer easy payment methods for the rest of the balance.

ACCOMMODATION

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), coconut/milk, fresh fruit salad, plus a daily menu selected from the following - toast, butter, jam, scrambled eggs, dhal, rice, and other daily specials. Fresh juice and teas. Fresh fish dishes are served once or twice a week. All water is filtered, including that used for cooking.

Getting There

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. 1500 - £18). Money changers and ATMS can be found at the airport and near Ashiyana.

By Air
International flights
Overseas charter companies offer direct flights to Dabolim International airport in Goa. 
For flights from Europe we recommend: 
www.trailfinders.com | www.southalltravel.com | www.cheapflights.co.uk | www.skyscanner.com

Domestic flights
Fly from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kochin and Chennai. For domestic flights we recommend Deccan Air, Jet Airways and Spice Jet.

By Coach
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.

By Train
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.

Indian Visas

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

14 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018 (1 week)
Retreat Exploring the Chakra System - Yoga Holistic Retreat
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