ASHTANGA YOga holiday ashvem goa

Sunday 25 November - Monday 3 December 2018 (8 nights)


We will  be staying in a beautiful boutique beachfront resort (Leela cottages).  Cottages are rustic luxury and set within a lush coconut grove with a jungle feel, but just moments from the sea.

The first class will be a restorative class at 3pm on Monday 26 November.  This will give time for you to explore the beach, transition into your new environment and overcome any jet lag. Thereafter there will be five Ashtanga Mysore practices in the mornings and a led class to close the week. There will be three morning conferences/technique classes and four afternoon restorative and meditation sessions. Sunsets are magical in Goa so where possible we will structure the retreat to give you the opportunity to enjoy them. There will be plenty of time to relax on the beach, enjoy an Ayurvedic treatment, or hire a moped/taxi and head to one of the local markets. Our favourite market is in Mapusa on a Friday but there is also the Wednesday market in Anjuna or the Saturday night market in Arpora. You can easily do your Christmas shopping while in Goa! 

All levels of practitioner are welcome on this retreat, including complete beginners.  

Teachers: Joyce & Marcos

Meals: Breakfast and evening meals in a fabulous vegan cafe.  The cafe at Leela Cottages is run by Shaun from Bean Me Up, which is undoubtedly the best Vegan restaurant in Goa. We suggest an alcohol free week but also appreciate that this may not be your idea of a holiday. If you prefer to drink alcohol we ask you not to drink at the dinner table - there is a fabulous restaurant and bar (Elevar) at Leela cottages where you can enjoy a drink after dinner plus various other bars along the beach. 

Group: Maximum 25 people

Accommodation: Beautiful cottages with A/C which can be configured for single, twin or double occupancy. These are no ordinary beach huts!

How to get there: 
Ashvem beach is a 90 minute drive from Dabolim airport in Goa.  Many international scheduled flights land in Mumbai, an hour’s flight from Goa. A car can be arranged to collect you from the airport (cost tbc) or you can take a pre-paid taxi from inside the airport.  

Timings: Please arrive from 2pm and depart at noon on the last day of the retreat.

Price:  A cottage for twin or double occupancy is £925/person. Single occupancy is £1220 per person.  Included in the price is yoga, accommodation and food. A £350 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. The full balance must be paid by 1 October 2018. Once the balance is paid it will not be possible to refund your place. 

Excluded: Insurance and transport to and from the venue.  Please note that a condition of this holiday is that all participants have personal travel insurance which adequately covers you should you need to cancel your place. 

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