Yoga and Sacred Spirituality India Yoga Retreat

January 22 - 29, 2017

Spend seven days at magical Satsanga, a boutique retreat center in the heart of beautiful Goa (India) practicing Vinyasa Yoga, and much more with Nuria (USA) and Ariane (France). Wake up with the sun, take the time to explore the sacred spirituality of India and the different aspects of the practice. With a very small group of participants and attention from two loving and dedicated teachers, this retreat will be unforgettable.

About Nuria and Ariane

Nuria and Ariane both complete their initial teacher training at Satsanga Retreat center with Heather Elton in 2012. It is a dream to return to Satsanga together and lead a joint retreat. Since their initial teacher training, they have both expanded their breadth and focus of yoga in areas of yin, restorative, pranayama, philosophy and asana.

About the program

Our day starts early with morning meditation and pranayama (breath practice) as the sun rises over the edge of the jungle. We will explore our bodies with two asana (yoga) classes a day. There will be a stronger morning vinyasa flow class and a softer evening yin and restorative class, both in a safe individualized setting. The morning flow will have an emphasis on the core and alignment and you will be encouraged to try new things, build strength and flexibility. The evening yin and restorative practices help transform physical and mental stuckness which manifests in the trouble areas (hips and shoulders) in the body. Between practices, we dive into the teachings of yoga through an exploration of the various archetypes associated with Hindu deities and how their stories apply to you. The practices include meditation, mudra, mantra and some beautiful surprises along the way. There is plenty of time to rest, play in the pool, read, explore the villages, shop and relax. Students of all levels are encouraged to come get to know themselves on the mat and explore their edge. You will deepen your understanding of yourself, your body, and gain strength, flexibility and a sense of spaciousness in the mind and calmness in the heart and have less reactivity in the challenges of life.

About the venue

Satsanga voted one of the best retreat centers in India, is located in the peaceful village of Verla Canca in the state of Goa. Surrounded by lush jungle and only minutes away from the beach, Satsanga is one of the most beautiful and serene centers in India. The boutique retreat center has two yoga shalas, a beautiful pool, lush tropical gardens, an Ayurvedic spa and an on-site organic Ayurvedic chef. Come restore, rejuvenate and enjoy yourself.

Sample day

6 - 7 am : pranayama and meditation
7 - 8 am : tea and snack
8 - 10 am : vinyasa
10 - 11 : breakfast
1 pm : lunch
5 - 6 pm : restorative and yin yoga
6 - 8 pm : dinner

Price and travel information

455 Deposit
745 USD + deposit paid in full by Sept 30th.
845 USD + deposit after Sept 30th.
Price includes accommodations for six nights and seven days, airport transfer, breakfast, lunch and dinner, the yoga instruction with two instructors and some beautiful surprises. Traveling to India is a wonderful exotic experience, one that will change you in the most remarkable ways. A visa is required and many travelers choose to get vaccines. Please email Nuria directly with any questions.
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Photography by Alexa Dean, Lerina Winter and Will Adler