Inspirational Yoga Retreat in Goa

17 - 24 FEBRUARY 2019


From £620*


Join Jeff Phenix for a special transformative and inspirational yoga retreat in Goa at the beautiful Ashiyana Yoga Retreat and Ayurvedic Spa on the unspoilt Mandrem Beach, North Goa. Delve deep into yoga and meditation, eat delicious, healthy vegetarian food, indulge yourself with wonderful massage, soak up the sun, enjoy the sand and sea, make new friends and return home feeling recharged and rejuvenated.
*depending on exchage rate
 

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The Venue 

Set amidst abundant tropical flora and fauna, behind the beautiful and unspoilt Mandrem Beach in North Goa,  Ashiyana has been designed as a deeply nurturing space where you can relax your body, calm your mind and awaken to your inner sense of being. This truely is one of the best yoga retreats in Goa. 
 
Meaning 'home' in Hindi, Ashiyana provides the perfect  back drop to your yoga practice.  
This wonderfully tranquil environment will help you to feel as comfortable, connected and relaxed as possible, provide  a sanctuary where you can disconnect from technology and allow to reconnect with your inner self.

The Yoga

The long morning practice will be a dynamic, creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice and will include meditation and pranayama.  By emphasizing the breath, mindfulness & skillful action and building up through a range of appropriate options – students, from the less experienced to the more advanced, will discover how to work peacefully at the level appropriate to them.
 
The afternoon session will be a mellower, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restoratives, pranayama, chakras, yoga nidra and meditation.  This will totally bliss you out!
 
We finish in time to watch the sun go down and maybe even indulge a sunset swim!

Jeff has lots of experience teaching students of all levels. His depth of understanding, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely explore their edge and his love of pranayama and meditation will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.

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Check out a short video of Jeff's Ashiyana retreat 2018

 

Things to do 

There is plenty of time between yoga sessions to relax on the beach, immerse yourself in a book, hang out with new friends, indulge in a massage, explore the local shops, walk to a nearby beaches Arambol to the North or Ashvem to the South,  or even have a siesta!
 
We will have one afternoon off yoga on Wednesday allow for a trip to the famous Anjuna Market if you wish or another optional longer excursion to nearby towns or temples to allow you to soak up the vibrancy and energy of the local Indian culture.

Accommodation 

At Ashiyana there is a whole range of accommodation availaible to meet all budgets.  You can choose from a more basic, yet charming beach hut, more substantial eco lodges and Palm Grove rooms, right up to luxurious Raj rooms with aircon.

 All rooms are ensuite. 

Please see www.ashiyana-yoga-goa.com for more pictures. 

Non-yoga friends are welcome

Food

 There are two delicious buffet meals per day, made up of a  fusion of Indian, Nepalese and Western cuisine. The mostly vegetarian menu includes an abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables and organic produce whenever possible.

Fresh fish and seafood dishes are available once or twice a week.

Drinking water taps are availalble in the restaurant and self-service Masala Chai and fresh Ginger Lemon Teas are available throughout the day.

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What my students say

 “This was the best yoga retreat in Goa or anywhere else that I have ever been on.  Everything about the yoga holiday was perfect, just stunning… the venue (Ashiyana), the teaching, people and food  -  an excellent and amazing experience with a warm and generous teacher.  It couldn’t have been better!” 

Cathy 

"As a teacher myself I’m proud to call Jeff one of my teachers. He is so skilled and embodied in offering a complete and expansive practice, whatever your level. Whether it’s his wonderful weekly classes or his immersive and blissful yoga retreats in Goa you are guaranteed a thorough and uplifting Yoga experience. Thanks Jeff!"

James

"Jeff's yoga retreats in Goa are spectacularly good! Such amazing value for the very best yoga, venues, food and people. We just got back from Jeff's retreat and have had the most restorative and fun time. Jeff is a superb teacher, for all levels. He makes everyone feel comfortable and confident to be themselves, to try, to explore and to ultimately find some peace and clarity. If you can, do go! You'll be amazed at how good you feel for it."

Jamie

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Details & Booking

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  • CANCELLATION POLICY

To book:
retreats@phenixyoga.com 
T.07954 578 439

The cost of this retreat is in 2 parts – the deposit payable on booking to Phenix Retreats, confirms your space on the retreat and covers Jeff’s teaching fee for the week and organization.  The balance payable to Ashiyana in euros by 30th November 2018 covers  your food and accommodation costs. This amount will depend on what type of accomodation you choose Details of how to pay Ashiyana will be provided on booking....

Deposit:

  • £300 Sharing 
  • £350 Single 

Ashiyana:

  • Beach Hut €353 shared/ €448 single
  • Eco Lodge €454 shared/€675 single
  • Palm Grove €523 shared/€745 single
  •  Raj Double €593 shared/€845 single

For more info on the different types of accomodation see Ashiyana's website here

If you wish to book additional nights on either side of Jeff’s week please contact Ashiyana directly ashiyana@ashiyana.com

Included in price:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2  delicious buffet meals,  water, teas, morning fruit
  • 2 yoga classes a day (2.5 – 3 hours in morning and 2 hours in afternoon apart from Wednesday)
  • Option to join in Ashiyana's evening classes which include, chanting, meditations, dance etc.

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Massage Treatments
  • Insurance

7.30 am tea & fruit for those who need a little something before yoga, a lovely opportunity to be quiet before yoga

8am Dynamic Morning Yoga & meditation

11am  Delicious and plentiful brunch 

Afternoons are free to enjoy the beach, explore the local area or indulge in a rejuvenating massage treatment.

4pm Bliss out with a mellow afternoon yoga practice

6pm Sunset walk or swim – another highlight of the day!

7pm Enjoy a fabulous dinner made up of local dishes and fusion Nepalise/Indian/Western food

We will take Wednesday afternoon off yoga to allow for an optional trip to Anjuna Market or perhaps a temple or local town 

The retreat will begin on Sunday 17 February with a welcome session and short practice at 4.00pm and  the final yoga session will be on  Saturday 23 February in the afternoon as usual. You will depart on the morning of Sunday 24 February.

Mandrem Beach, North Goa

Ashiyana Yoga Retreat  is located just behind the beautiful and unspoilt Mandrem Beach, which is one of North Goa's quieter stretches.  

Most of the accommodation, yoga shalas and restaurant are set a little in from the beach behind a lovely palm tree lined inlet.  A little wooden bridge takes you over this inlet to the beach huts and then onto the beach.

About a 30 minute walk along the beach to the north of Mandrem is Arambol, the original Goan hippy hangout and now a busy beach area with bars and live music for those who might like a night out.  A similar walk to the south if Ashvem a very trendy beach with the well known La Plague restaurant and where Jade Jagger has her beach shop.

 

Travel Info

There are many flight options to Goa either on direct charters or more flexible scheduled flights via Mumbai or Delhi. It’s a good idea to book flights sooner rather than later to take advantage of cheaper seats.

Thomas Cook operate regular Charters from the UK direct to Goa’s new Dabolim Airport.

If getting a schedule flight I recommend Air India or one of the airlines that transits in the Middle East rather than India as you can get your bags checked straight through to Goa.  Occasionally when delayed people have found they have missed their connection as they did not have enough time to get baggage in Mumbai and recheck it in to Goa.  

Here’s a good place to start your search: https://www.skyscanner.net

Mandrem is approx 1.5 hours  by taxi from the airport. Pickup (30€ each way) is advisable and can be arranged through Ashiyana.

UK citizens and many other nationalities require an evisa,  which can be obtained online here

Cancellation policy

Deposit is refundable up until 10 weeks before the start of the retreat, after that it can only be refunded or transferred if the space can be filled. Any refunds for the deposit will be less a £100 admin fee.

Ashiyana's payment

Cancellation 0 - 30 days before start date of holiday - 0% refund.

Cancellation 31 - 60 days before start date of holiday - 50% refund.

For Ashiyana’s full cancellation policy see - https://www.ashiyana-yoga-goa.com.

Travel Insurance 

It is a condition of this holiday that you purchase travel insurance which includes cancellation insurance.  None of us can predict unexpected events in our lives: illness, family emergencies, work conflicts, etc.  By purchasing a comprehensive plan, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel after the said cancellation period. 

 

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