Set in the most picturesque calm setting, the Beach House – Goa’s Yoga Retreat captures the essence of yoga in its purest form.
Come and discover yoga as we take you on a journey to understanding this science as a complete and balanced approach to health and wellbeing. The word yoga originates from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means to unite or integrate. Ancient yogis believed that in order for man to be in harmony with himself and his environment, he has to integrate the body, the mind and the spirit. For these three to be integrated his emotion, action and intelligence must be in balance.
The yogis formulated a way to achieve and maintain this balance and it is done through Asana, Pranayama and Meditation.
The Yoga Retreat Program
The Yoga retreat is aimed at anyone looking to gain a deeper insight into the practice of yoga while also seeking to empower oneself with the true knowledge of this science. In yoga, the body is treated with care and respect. The Yoga retreat and its elements will leave you feeling peaceful and relaxed.
The yoga Retreat classes are based primarily on the with elements of Ashtanga yoga.
However we also follow the latest trends in yoga styles like Vinyasa flow, AshtangaVinyasa primary series, Power yoga, Yin/ Restorative yoga, Therapeutic yoga, Facial yoga etc. and those of you interested can decide to book 1-1 classes as additional sessions depending on availability.
Asana & Pranayama - The Practice
Yogic physical exercises (asanas & pranayama) are designed to develop not only the body but also to broaden the mind and the spiritual capacities. Yoga retreat exercises focus on the health, strength and flexibility of the spine. The Asanas also have a balancing effect on each and every body system, internal organ and cell within the body.
Our yoga retreat has two physical sessions of ninety minutes each daily. The morning yoga tends to be more gentle and awakening with the practice of Jal Neti before each class. While the evening class is more intense and vigorous ending with relaxing meditation
Cleanse with Yoga & Detox
A well balanced practice of yoga is going to help with getting things moving in the body, and due to their work on the internal organs, can have a profound detoxing effect for the body.
Yogic breathing helps clear out carbon dioxide from the lung tissue, stimulates the organs of digestion and can, over time, retrain the diaphragm to move freely. The practise of yoga will also connect your mind with your body. Doing yoga helps purge toxic thoughts by teaching you to move your awareness away from the chaos of the mind and back to the present moment. That practice is not a basic component of other fitness pursuits.
Theory - Tapping into the Science
Not only is it important to be a good yoga practitioner but adding value to the skill is knowing the theory behind it. Explained in a simple and concise manner the theory classes cover yoga philosophy, its principles and branches, and explains the yoga postures and its alignment.
Meditation - For Inner Peace & Wellness
We become what we think so we should exert to entertain positive thoughts as these will contribute to optimum health and peace of mind. A positive outlook on life can be developed by understanding the mind and learning and practicing the teachings on this retreat. Learning and mastering this unique and intriguing technique takes time and passion but its effects are profound. At Sanda’s Yoga retreat we give you a gist of the experience of meditation as we practice various techniques some of which include Soham Meditation, Om meditation, Yoga Nidra & Trataka.
Our yoga retreat welcomes all levels of yoga practitioners from beginners to those practicing at intermediate to advanced levels.
The yoga retreat classes are designed with attention to each guest’s preferences and goals. With many years of experience and an in depth understanding, our yoga teachers provide support and guidance to beginners while those experienced will be encouraged to explore different levels, become more tuned to experience the body & mind connection to develop greater self-awareness.
We encourage you to work at your level of ability when doing the asanas (yoga postures) while maintaining close focus on breath body awareness, essential in the practice of yoga.
Other Exciting Features
The yoga retreat includes a Daily Spa Treatment to compliment your daily schedule. You can choose from a wide selection of Therapeutic Ayurvedic massages, oriental massages, and beauty pampering treatments we offer.
Our wellness experts conduct daily Group Talks or Workshops covering topics of nutrition, Ayurveda, the mind to empower you take an active role in your wellness by providing you with the knowledge and confidence to manage your well being.
We provide Freshly Prepared Wholesome Vegetarian Meals that are based on the Yogic Satvick and Ayurvedic Principles.
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“The Yoga & Meditation Retreat Package Is Aimed At Anyone Who Wants To Get Away From The Hustle And Bustle Of Daily Life”
What’s Included in Our Program
The Yoga & Meditation Retreat Package is inclusive of:
All Inclusive Luxury Accommodation
Daily Morning and Evening Practice of Yoga Asana and Pranayam Techniques
Two Daily Holistic Treatments from Across the Globe*
Comprehensive Ayurvedic Doctor’s Consultation and Body Type Analysis
Personalized 1-1 Yoga Consultation
Nutritionally Balanced Yogic Meals designed according to your Ayurvedic body type
Educational Talks/ Workshops & Group Sessions
Daily Guided Mediation & Relaxations Session
NOTE : * This is subject to arrival and departure times. For example; if you stay for 7 Nights you will receive 14 treatments in total though one may be on the day of arrival, 2 treatments for the 6 full days and one on the day of departure.
Signature Progress Monitoring – Before and After Assessments of:
Body Composition Analysis (BMI, Body Fat, Subcutaneous Fat, Visceral Fat, Muscle Mass)
Biological Age Assessment
Vital Total Body Measurements
Vital Signs Assessment – Medical Check up (Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate)
Airport Pick-Up and Delivery (charges are applicable)
Packed snack for departure journey
Access to a library of books and DVD’s on Health and Wellness
Yoga & Spa Retreat Workbook
Who should Retreat
Wants to take a break from everyday life and is looking for holiday that will leave them feeling fully refreshed and rejuvenated. It is designed for anyone who would like to practice yoga, eat a healthy yogic diet and enjoy an array of relaxing spa treatments.
Or anyone who:
Wants to go on a yoga holiday for health & wellbeing
Wants to get introduced to the practice of yoga and breathing exercises
Wants to deepen their practice in yoga
Feels the need for a relaxing spa holiday
Wants to invigorate a tired body
Enjoy being thoroughly pampered with spa therapy treatments
How you Benefit
Though this is not a strict schedule like our other Weight Management or Detox packages there are still so many health benefits to gain from simply incorporating daily yoga sessions and a healthy yogic diet.
Benefits You Can Expect From Our Retreat:
Increased energy, vitality and stamina
Increased metabolism and metabolic balancing for weight control
Weight Loss, Fat Loss and Inch Loss
Improved digestive functions such as absorption and elimination
Reduction in fluid retention
Reduced joint aches and pains and increased mobility
Improved sleep patterns and feeling rested and refreshed
A greater sense of peace and inner calm
Heightened mental clarity, focus, concentration and memory
Stability of moods and emotional balance
Increased Motivation and Enthusiasm
Clearer Brighter Skin and Eyes
Improved Condition of Hair and Nails
Feeling happier, healthier and lighter (physically and mentally)