Nurture your Heart, Belly & Soul Retreat

10 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017 (1 week)
Retreat Nurture your Heart, Belly & Soul Retreat
with Imken

Upon waking up each day, my first words to my heart always are “Tell me all your news of love.”  
- Hafiz

Join Imken on a journey of softly unwinding out of stress, tension, perhaps dis-comfort; flowing gradually into more open-ness, moving body as much or as little as needed, to find your very personal way into deeper relaxation, and towards a more open heart and stronger intuition, as well as building physical and mental strength and clarity.

This week is all about exploring and nurturing our heart and belly space, sensitizing into the sometimes hidden gems of intuition and our potential to express and feel love - towards ourselves firstly (!) and with that towards others, as well as letting go of potential emotional and physical blockages in and around the heart - with that in our chest, shoulders and neck - as well as in our abdomen and organ system, so we can improve digestive functioning and strengthen our ‘gut intuition’.

THE YOGA

Some classes will be more active and flowing (Sama Yoga), others more relaxed and slow (Yin & Restorative Yoga). Meditation, Pranayama (breathing) and simple partner work will also be offered.

It’ll get musical at times with live guitar at hand, as well as plenty of eclectic sounds and, of course, nourishment through silence will be also there to support.

All are welcome, including complete beginners. If you are able to attend a few yoga classes before, even better! 

Places are limited to 14 people.

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:00 - 10:00am

Yoga class

10:00 - 12:00pm

Breakfast Brunch

11:00 - 16:30pm

Free time to relax – Beach, Massage, Excursions

16:30 - 18:00pm

Yoga class - Wednesday & Friday pm are free

19.00pm

Dinner

20.00pm

Free Time, Intro to Craniosacral, Kirtan (Chanting), Dinner out

 

FOOD

A rich and delicious offering of daily brunch & dinner buffet will please your belly - with plenty of fresh fruit & veg and a fusion of Continental/ Indian/ Nepalese cuisine.

Herbal teas, best ever Chai & fresh water are available around the clock.  All water is filtered, including that for cooking.

TREATMENTS

A great variety of treatments are available at Ashiyana’s beautiful in-house Spa with adjacent natural water pool. Treatments range from Ayurveda (Consultations & detox programs), Massages (Thai, Deep Tissue, Alchemy of Touch etc), Craniosacral, Reiki, Rebirthing… and much more!

ACTIVITIES

In-between all that yoga you’ll have plenty of time to swing in a hammock - read a book -  stroll down the vast, white, sandy beaches of Mandrem - float in the ocean - make new friends whilst paddle-boarding - explore neighboring towns & markets - enjoying a concert or jamming session offered in the beach cafes nearby - perhaps a night out for a 5 rhythms dance under the ‘Banyan Tree’… or simply none of that but to relax :)

I really appreciated your generous commitment to provide each of us with a variety of tools to use in our practice. This was more than a yoga experience: a joint exploration, a precious human and spiritual encounter shared by women from all horizons.  Thank you again for all this.’

– 
Olivia Bruyas (attended 2016 retreat)

GETTING THERE

The closest airport is Goa Dabolim (GOI) around 1 to 1 ½ hours by taxi. Pre-paid taxis (around £15) are available at the airport. Equally, Ashiyana will be happy to arrange one for you.

For International Flights: www.skyscanner.net

VISA 

Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html

FURTHER INFO

Fill out the contact form below to speak directly with Imken.

THINKING OF EXTENDING YOUR STAY?

Easily done and highly recommended to smoothly zone in and out of the experience. 

Click here to book extra days at Ashiyana

 

10 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017 (1 week)
Retreat Nurture your Heart, Belly & Soul Retreat
with Imken
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