Retreats

Deepen your practice and discover new possibilities in beautiful surroundings with our selection of holidays and retreats run by the inspiring teachers at The Life Centre and Yogacampus.

Please note that these holidays and retreats are arranged by and booked through the teachers listed below—The Life Centre is not able to take bookings or answer any queries related to these holidays and retreats.

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Summer Glow Yoga retreat in Puglia

With Margherita Dal Pra
La Rosa dei 4 Venti Puglia Italy
22–29 Jul 2017

“Summer Glow” Yoga retreat Italy – the country of magic, art, great food & sunshine. With a yoga retreat in Italy you get the whole package to fill your senses, mind and spirit!
Its a super popular retreat book NOW!

Allow your stresses to fall away as you immerse yourself in the joyful experience that is a Yoga Retreat with Margherita Dal Pra taking place at La Rosa dei 4 Venti, Southern Italy Puglia…
The combination of yoga practices (asana mantra meditation), great alkaline tasty food, sunshine, quietude will contribute to an experience of total healing in every aspects from physical body to emotional body sending you back home totally restored and turbo charged!

Contact Margherita Dal Pra

shantiyoga@gmail.com
07919 174071

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Jivamukti Yoga Retreat in Mongolia

With Emma Henry
Gobi desert and Khan Kentii Wilderness, Mongolia
29 Jul – 7 Aug 2017

Join Emma Henry for a completely unique Jivamukti yoga retreat in Mongolia. Largely inaccessible to the Western world until recently, Mongolia offers a rare glimpse into an ancient culture and Mother Nature at her wildest in an environment that has seen little change for centuries. Time seems to stand still here and practicing yoga and meditation can be a liberating and powerful experience. You can expect silence, stillness, space, emptiness and big Mongolian skies.

Our Mongolia yoga retreat takes place in two very different locations. You will be glamping in our luxury yurt camps in the East Gobi and the interior parts of Gorkhi Terelj National Park.

We will travel to our first camp on the Trans Mongolian Railway and spend 4 nights there. With daily yoga, hikes into the desert, camel treks, massages, meditation and an evening kirtan deep in the desert around a campfire, our Gobi location is magical and other worldly.

Our second camp, the Khan Kentii, is a wilderness reaching all the way to the Russian/Siberian border. It is possibly one of the most beautiful places we have ever been, located on the Upper Tuul River which meanders gently through the vast meadows of wildflowers and through the lush forested hills.

You will spend 3 nights there and your yoga classes are complimented with a full day nature hike deep into the remote mountains. For those with experience there is an option for riding the world famous Mongolian horses. Splashing through rivers and riding up mountains on these semi wild animals is an unforgettable and exhilarating experience.

There will be time to relax in our sauna set up close to the river, as well as kayaking and rafting options.

Prices

• Private yurt £2295
• Twin yurt £1995pp
• Triple yurt £1795pp

Includes 9 nights accommodation at luxury yurt camps, all classes, all meals, all transfers.

Contact Jools Sampson

Jools@reclaimyourself.co.uk
07939 907501

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Magic yoga retreat in Tuscany

With Margherita Dal Pra
In Sabina Tuscany Italy
5–12 Aug 2017

Experience the Magic of a Yoga Retreat In Italy!

“Stunning venue, great people and a really fantastic teacher. Best yoga retreat I’ve been on by a country mile…” Michelle Marks, London
The perfect Yoga Retreat in Italy … There is everything here to make your experience special, the yoga, the organic food and the stunning views, its all included!

See retreat website for more details.

Contact Margherita Dal Pra

shantiyoga@gmail.com
07919 174071

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Yoga Holiday in Umbria, Italy

With Jeff Phenix
La Locanda della Quercia Calante, Umbria, Italy
12–19 Aug 2017

Join Jeff Phenix for an amazing week of transformative and inspirational yoga at La Locanda della Quercia Calante, a beautifully restored farmhouse, nestled in fertile Italian countryside close to the Tuscan border, just 150km/90miles north of Rome.

. The farmhouse is perfectly situated within a verdant park, surrounded by wooded hills and grassy glades, close to the majestic city of Orvieto and makes the perfect venue to achieve true wellbeing and restoration.

There will be two yoga classes and three delicious meals each day, with lots of opportunity for relaxing by the pool, exploring the local countryside, reading, chatting to new friends and napping between sessions. The property has a spacious and fully equipped yoga studio, outdoor yoga deck, two swimming pools, a whirlpool, elegant rooms, and a restaurant serving local Umbrian cuisine. There is an organic farm on the property and local wineries that supply the restaurant. See more details on their website www.querciacalante.com.

There will also be optional activities and excursions to local attractions, including the historic walled city of Orvieto, the thermal baths at Fonteverde, and wine tasting and cookery lessons, which are available at La Locanda for 30Euros per person. Ayurvedic oil massages, deep tissue massage and other therapies are also available at La Locanda.

Jeff is a leading UK teacher, teaching at Triyoga and the Life Centre, training teachers on Triyoga’s teacher training course and teaching regular UK and international retreats. Jeff is very experienced at teaching students of all levels and the depth of his experience, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely push their boundaries and his love of meditation, will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally. In this conducive environment you can enjoy a deep, dynamic yoga and meditation practice, making new friends, eating delicious, healthy food and can return home feeling recharged, energized and relaxed.

Prices

Triple £835 per person
Twin £940 per person
Single £1245 per person

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Jennie Phenix

jen@phenixyoga.com
07954 578 439

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Yoga Retreat in the Spanish Sunshine

With Zephyr Wildman
Suryalila, Andalucia, Southern Spain
19–26 Aug 2017

Join Zephyr Wildman for a yoga retreat in the Spanish sunshine at beautiful Suryalila retreat centre.

Located in South Spain, Suryalila is a hidden gem in the Andalucian countryside. This yoga centre is surrounded by a beautiful old olive grove, overlooking Spanish mountains and fields, making it the perfect location for a relaxing summer escape.

Suryalila’s unique domed yoga studio offers spectacular views to take in during Zephyr’s classes, allowing you to completely disconnect from everything back home. The stunning views from the residency buildings of the farm are complimented by Suryalila’s distinctive design, with influences from Bali, India and Morocco.

Between the twice daily yoga classes, unwind in the hammocks in the olive grove, or have a refreshing swim in the saltwater swimming pool. In the evenings join the rest of the group in the various dining areas and tranquil snugs dotted around the farm and its grounds, offering plenty of comfort for between and after classes.

This gorgeously restored olive farm is only an hour from Seville, making access and transportation easy. It is also perfectly located near to some beautiful and historic towns which you can explore during your retreat. Or if you prefer a more relaxing excursion, then there are always the beaches of Costa de Luz a short drive away.

Local Organic Food

Suryalila grows most of their own produces and uses this to create the bright, vibnrant and healthy meals you’ll experience whilst away. Their head chef offers gorgeous vegan and vegetarian meals full of colour and flavour leaving all guests feel nourished from breakfast, lunch and dinner-which is all included in the price.

Prices

Prices start at £1,250 for single occupancy and £850 for shared occupancy.

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Tessa

tessa@thehealthyholidaycompany.com
0203 235 0122

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Ibiza Wellness Retreat

With Gemma Soul
Casa Lakshmi Luz
20–26 Aug 2017

Join Sweaty Betty ambassador Gemma Soul, LiEBES and International Obstacle Course Runner and London PT George Edwards for a summer retreat at the stunning Casa Lakshmi Luz in Ibiza. You can tailor this Wellness retreat to your own body’s desires and needs, whether you want a relaxing retreat or a fun energetic experience, all activities will be thoroughly nutritionally catered for and you will leave feeling refreshed, inspired and rejuvenated!

Casa Lakshmi Luz is a true oasis, a heavenly space that holds the group energy, amidst the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful Ibizan countryside. The interior of our new home is bright, spacious and welcoming. Step outside onto the pool terraces and chill-out gardens and outdoor yoga deck, with Moroccan influences, there are many spaces to rest your head, siesta, relax and dream – choose from sun or shade, comfy sun lounger or colourful hammock. Casa Lakshmi Luz is located ten minutes from the golden sands and turquoise waters of Cala Nova and only a 15-minute drive from two beautiful beaches in Ibiza, Benirras and Aguas Blancas. Ibiza old town is a 15-minute drive away and the airport is a 20-minute drive.

Each day will begin with either sunrise yoga, trail running or a combo (however all scheduled activities are optional). Followed by a nourishing, fuelling and delicious breakfast, varied to suit all needs with power smoothies and cleansing juices.

In the morning practice Gemma will lead you through a 60-90-minute dynamic vinyasa flow depending on the schedule, be prepared to sweat in a nourishing and cleansing practice.

On some of the afternoons you will have the option to trail run. George will lead groups on runs between 5-20km depending on the group’s needs and abilities. The yoga will be a 90-minute practice which will vary between a yin yoga, restorative and other nourishing practices which will totally compliment your time in sunny Ibiza. Please note that the schedule will be designed in a way that you can do ALL activities, just the yoga or rest it all out!

We will all enjoy a delicious supper together to unwind and nourish our bodies. One night will be free for everyone to go and explore the island and the local cuisine.

We will also be offering optional yoga workshops and optional 1-2-1 sessions with Gemma to deepen your yoga practice. We will also organise optional excursions together around the island. Or you can feel free to go to the beach, nap, swim in the pool, sunbath, explore the island, book in for massages or do whatever your heart desires.

Prices

Private room with large double bed: £1455 for one person, or £1000 per person for two people
Twin room with two single beds: £1085 per person
Triple room with three single beds: £990 per person
Price includes 2 yoga classes per full day (a mixture of vinyasa, yin, restorative and meditation), trail running, outstanding accommodation with luxury outdoor pool and plenty of space, LiEBES breakfast, workshops, guided meditations, delicious veggie 3-course dinner, all teas, coffees and water, 1 homemade smoothie or juice per day.

Contact Gemma

soulliebes@gmail.com

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Revive and Thrive Retreat on the Turquoise Coast

With Erika Tourell
Turquoise Coast, Turkey
11–18 Sep 2017

Join senior teacher Erika for a wonderful week of purification, nourishment and rejuvenation in the stunning nature of south Turkey with the most spectacular views of mountains and ocean.

Our busy, modern lifestyles can wreak havoc on our mental, emotional and physical health. The yoga practice can address all of these challenges in a way that can bring balance and calm back into our lives.
We will spend this whole week in deep self-care all in the name of positive change, engaging in a wide range of yoga practices which will leave you with practical tools both physical and philosophical that you can carry with you into your life in a way that supports an ongoing and deep sense of well-being.

Our fourth year at this lovely venue, the views from the yoga shala are unsurpassable. The sandy beach is just a short hike down the mountain (15/20 mins) or take a shuttle jeep. This is a remote and safe place – literally at the end of the road. No shops, just a few restaurants make up the tiny village.

This retreat will be ALCOHOL FREE to deepen more fully into the process of Self-enquiry (Atma vichara) and healing of the heart/body/mind.

There will be four to five hours of yoga practice a day. Each day of the retreat will begin with silent meditation (optional for those of you who are not early risers), followed by an active morning Yoga class. Morning asana practice will focus on gentle warming and hydrating practices that loosen and release the body as well as strengthening and stabilising sequences. In the afternoons we will focus on Restorative Yoga as well as the deeply nourishing practice of Yoga Nidra (a guided meditation technique designed to move you into a profound state of relaxation and self awareness).

We will have our own amazing in-house massage therapist with us for you to enjoy in your free time between yoga sessions.

The venue is a simple family run hotel perched on the side of the mountain nestled in beautiful gardens with a swimming pool. The food is traditional Turkish cuisine, healthy and delicious and much of it organic and home-grown.

The simple, wooden cabins each have a balcony with a sea view and a private bathroom attached.


Prices

Prices start from £550.00 for shared accommodation with private bathroom, (every cabin has a balcony with a sea view), including brunch and dinner and yoga tuition.

Flights to Dalaman not included.

Further info

About the teacher

Contact Erika Tourell

erikatourellyoga@gmail.com

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Restorative Yoga Retreat in the Lake District

With Joyce McMiken
Lake District
15–17 Sep 2017

Join Joyce McMiken for a weekend of deep rest and relaxation in a beautiful and peaceful setting. The main sessions will be restorative in nature; aimed at releasing physical and emotional tension but there will be a shorter more dynamic practice pre breakfast to help everyone wake up!

This venue is idyllic. It’s directly opposite a lake that you can swim in (and then warm up in the sauna and hot tub afterwards), there is access to breath taking walks, a beautiful yoga space that looks out to the countryside and it’s a hop, skip and a jump away from Grasmere and its infamous gingerbread shop.

Prices

£375 – shared room
£450 – single room.
Included in the price is yoga, accommodation, food and a 30 minute treatment (massage or reflexology) Excluded: Insurance and transport to and from the venue.

Contact Joyce McMiken

info@findbalance.co.uk

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Journey to Ithaca

With Tanja Mickwitz and Emily Reed
Itha108, Ithaca, Greece
16–23 Sep 2017

Imagine… the September sun warming your face. The sound of the water lapping the shore. Find stillness and peace as you move, meditate and soak up one of the most breathtaking landscapes in Europe.

Join us for a week at the wonderful Itha108. Built in to the ancient rocky landscape on the island of Ithaca- this sacred space facilitates relaxation and cultivating peace. Early morning and evening meditation, breathing and yoga will be the foundation for this magical week away. Tanja and Emily will guide you through a week of deep and transformational practices whilst soaking up the late summer warmth. We are also very excited to be joined by Gabriella Brunel who will bring her beautiful singing and kirtan into the experience.

Retreat includes:
– 3-4 hours daily of yoga, meditation, pranayama (breathing practices), satsang (eastern philosophy).
– Authentic and delicious Mediterranean cooking of three meals a day using the best local produce.
– Accommodation available in yurts, luxury yurts and the main house.
– Transit from airport included provided the whole group travel together.

Prices

From £950pp in a shared yurt / from £1150pp in a shared en suite room. Please email for more detailed information and descriptions.

Contact Tanja Mickwitz and Emily Reed

tanjamickwitz@gmail.com / emily_reed@me.com

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Gentle Yoga Retreat to Ithaca

With Vicky Fox
Ithaca, Greece
23–30 Sep 2017

Join Vicky for a week of gentle yoga. There will be two practices a day. One in the morning to invigorate, strengthen and sometimes challenge you so that you start your day feeling energised but not depleted.

The day
is your own to explore or relax. Before supper we will have another restorative practice to allow you to calm the body down and prepare you for the evening and sleeping well after supper!

Vicky teaches yoga for those living with cancer and this retreat is suitable for anyone who has been diagosed with cancer who feel their needs can be met in a group situation. For further information please email vicky email@victoriafox.com. Prices can be found on www.victoriafox.com.

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Vicky

email@victoriafox.com

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Yoga Weekend in Buckinghamshire

With Jeff Phenix
St Katharines, Parmoor, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
13–15 Oct 2017

Join Jeff Phenix for a full schedule and spectrum of yoga practices at St Katharines, Parmoor, an historic Victorian Country Manor near Marlow in Buckinghamshire.

The Parmoor estate, which dates back to the 15th century, was once owned by the Knights Templar and is situated in the picturesque and verdant Chiltern Hills. This peaceful, rural retreat is easily accessible from London and is set within lovely grounds, there are beautiful local walks and the fresh and delicious vegetarian food is is always of a high standard, with some ingredients coming straight from the estates walled garden. This special and unspoilt environment offers an ideal setting for spiritual practice and will give you the chance to immerse yourself in yoga, recharge and relax and enjoy the peaceful and natural surroundings.

Yoga classes take place in the large hall, an atmospheric space, with wood floor, characterful wood panelled walls, lovely natural light and views out onto the garden.

Schedule

Arrival is on Friday afternoon from 4pm and our schedule together starts with a short evening yoga class at 6pm before dinner and an evening meditation afterwards. Saturday morning will begin with pranayama and meditation at 7.30am before breakfast and a longer more vigorous ‘yang’ style morning session from 10.30am until lunch at 1pm. You will then be free for a few hours to relax or explore the surrounding countryside before we have a mellower more ‘yin’ style class at 5pm. After dinner there will be a short meditation. Sunday morning will be the same format until we are free to leave after lunch re-charged and revitalised or stay a bit longer and enjoy the countryside.

Jeff is a leading UK teacher, teaching at Triyoga and the Life Centre, training teachers on Triyoga’s teacher training course and teaching regular UK and international retreats. Jeff is very experienced at teaching students of all levels and the depth of his experience, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely push their boundaries and his love of meditation, will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally. In this conducive environment you can enjoy a deep, dynamic yoga and meditation practice, making new friends, eating delicious, healthy food and can return home feeling recharged, energized and relaxed.

Prices

Share twin/double room (ensuite) £345
Twin ensuite – single occupancy £425
Single (ensuite) – limited availability £395
Single (non-ensuite) £335

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Jennie Phenix

jen@phenixyoga.com
07954 578 439

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Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

With Joyce McMiken, Marcos Rodriguez and philosophy teacher Arvind Pare
Basunti, foot hills of the Himalayas
18–29 Oct 2017

Join Joyce McMiken, Marcos Rodriguez and philosophy teacher Arvind Pare at Basunti at the foot hills of the Himalayas for an experience of a life time. The venue is set in beautiful tropical gardens; Harpers & Queen described it as ‘So laidback, it’s almost horizontal’.

On arrival at Basunti there will be daily Ashtanga Mysore classes (except Saturday mornings), one led Ashtanga class, Restorative Yoga, Meditation and 12 hours of Yoga Philosophy where Arvind will guide us through the first two chapters of Patanjali Yoga Sutras. The classes will take place in Basunti’s open air, thatched, yoga shala which has a cool marble floor and is situated within the beautiful gardens where large poinsettias, flowering hibiscus and wild cactus frame stunning views over the surrounding lake.

Accommodation in comfortable double or twin-bedded rooms, spread over two low rise lodges and the main house, each with its own en-suite bathroom, veranda or balcony and with beautiful views. The kitchen is under the direction of David Butterworth (a founder member of Neal’s Yard Bakery, Covent Garden) and produces a mouth-watering array of both European and local Indian vegetarian dishes, whole wheat breads and pastries, fresh juices from its fruit trees. Whenever possible meals are freshly prepared using home grown fruits and vegetables and supplemented by produce bought in the local markets.

Prices

The price is £1400 per person sharing a twin/double room.

Includes nine nights of full board accommodation at the retreat and two nights of bed and breakfast in Amritsar giving people an opportunity to adjust and visit the Golden Temple, transport from the hotel in Amritsar to the retreat venue and back to Amritsar airport or Dharamsala for those who want to continue their travels and perhaps visit the Dalai Lama temple complex or hike in the Himalayas, a local excursion from Basunti and all yoga and philosophy tuition. It excludes flights, transport from the airport to the hotel on arrival and insurance. £300 non-refundable deposit to secure place and balance due 1 August 2017.

Please do take out personal travel insurance.

Contact Joyce McMiken

info@findbalance.co.uk

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Yoga Retreat in South Goa, India

With Jeff Phenix
Bamboo Yoga Centre, Patnem Beach, south Goa, India
10–17 Feb 2018

Jeff Phenix (who trains teachers and teaches at London’s leading yoga centres, Triyoga and The Life Centre) is returning for a very special week of transformative and inspirational yoga at the stunning beach yoga holiday venue, Bamboo Yoga Retreat, which is located right at the end of Patnem Beach in South Goa.

Considered one of the most amazing spaces to practice yoga in Goa, we will be practicing in the open-air Shala, which has soul-feeding views over Patnem beach and out to sea. There will be two long yoga sessions and day, 2 delicious buffet meals and an optional sunset dolphin boat trip.

Jeff is very experienced at teaching students of all levels and the depth of his experience, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely push their boundaries and his love of pranayama and meditation will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally. In this amazing environment right on a beautiful beach you can enjoy making new friends, eating delicious, healthy food and can return home feeling recharged, energized and relaxed.

Please see www.bamboo-yoga-retreat.com for more pictures and details.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in charmingly simple shared ensuite beach hut bungalows. As we will be sharing the retreat centre with other guests who are doing ‘drop-in’ classes with local teachers the number of huts that are available to our group is limited we would like to encourage people to share. Often a large proportion of people coming on Jeff’s yoga holidays will be coming alone so sharing is part of a retreat experience and is a great way to make new friends. Consider coming with a friend, bringing a non-yoga partner or if not we can pair you with someone else of the same sex who is also travelling alone, however for those who prefer their own space singles are available.
‘Deciding to go to India for the first time, on my own to a retreat where I didn’t know anyone else turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made! My week in Goa with you (at Bamboo) really was one of the best experiences of my life. I escaped my routine, met and talked to like-minded yogis who were all so welcoming and open and really went deep into my own practice. Not only did it reaffirm my love for yoga but reminded me how important it is to take time out for myself.

Jeff you inspired me so much with your warmth as well as your humor and your knowledge, range of inspirational readings and creating beautiful practices is something I will really treasure.’ (Sarah, 2017)

Schedule

Arrival day is on Sat 10th February 2018 when we will have a welcome session in the late afternoon and then there will be 2 yoga classes per day. Mid week there will be one shorter afternoon practice to allow for a sunset dolphin boat trip (which is included in the holiday price), or more relaxation on the beach!

The morning session at 8am will be around 2.5 hours and will be followed by a delicious vegetarian brunch. It will be the more vigorous and dynamic practice and will usually include some meditation and/or pranayama. A creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice emphasizing the breath, mindfulness and skillful appropriate action that will – by using and building up through a range of appropriate options – allow students, from the less experienced to the more advanced, to discover how to find and work peacefully at the level appropriate to them.

The afternoon session at 4.30pm is around 1.5/2 hours and will be a more mellow, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restoratives, pranayama, chakras and meditation. A delicious vegetarian evening buffet will then be served.

The rest of the time will be free to do as you please…enjoying the beach, hammocks, massage, reading, optional activities and excursions, coconut trees and sunsets etc!

Prices

Sharing – £645
Single – £845

Contact Jennie Phenix

jen@phenixyoga.com
07954 578 439

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Goa Soulful Vinyasa & Mythical Flow Retreat

With Tanja Mickwitz
Devarya Wellness, Morjim Beach, Goa, India
11–18 Feb 2018

An immersion into the practices of creative vinyasa, alignment based flow, myths, mantra, mudra and meditation in magical Goa.

There will be a longer and more dynamic soulful vinyasa practice in the morning before the breakfast brunch is served – the late afternoon practice will focus more on restorative practices, slow flow, pranayama, meditation, deep relaxation ~ and of course storytelling of the Indian myths! This retreat is open to all levels of practitioner and Tanja will offer options and modifications to suit everyone. Mid-week there will be one day with no yoga to allow time for longer excursions.

Devarya Wellness is set amidst lush tropical gardens just a few metres away from the sandy beaches of Morjim. Spanning 7,000 square metres, this green retreat overlooking the beach is a peaceful sanctuary for those seeking an escape from the monotony of a busy, urban existence. At Devarya, which translates into Divine Belief in Sanskrit, everyone can experience the goodness and mindfulness of a holistic yoga lifestyle. Specially designed to celebrate the colourful and mystical spirit of India, the bouquet of rooms speak to your senses, lets you soak in the relaxed vibes of the retreat and resonate with your inner balance. The in-house restaurants dish out tasty & healthy organic fare complete with superfoods to help you detox your system. From enjoying the natural salt water swimming pool, sunbathing on the sandy Morjim beach or watching the sun set into the Arabian sea, you can experience it all at Devarya Wellness – the serene environment to stimulate your mind, energise your body and speak to your soul. A space to just be.

Prices include all yoga, 7 nights accommodation, daily breakfast buffet and dinner. All accommodation is en suite.

Prices

Standard Room £630pp shared / £780 single
Wooden Beach Cottage £780pp shared / £995 single
Chakra Suite £900pp shared / £1145 single

Further info

About the teacher

Contact Tanja Mickwitz

tanjamickwitz@gmail.com
07775 653 228

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Yoga Retreat in North Goa, India

With Jeff Phenix
Ashiyana Retreat, Mandrem Beach, North Goa, India
18–25 Feb 2018

Join Jeff Phenix (who trains teachers and teaches at London’s leading yoga centres, Triyoga and The Life Centre) for a special week of transformative and inspirational yoga at the beautiful Ashiyana Yoga Retreat and Ayurvedic Spa, which is located on the beautiful and unspoiled Mandrem Beach in the very north of Goa.

Set amidst abundant tropical flora and fauna, it 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. Having previously taught several very successful retreats at Ashiyana Jeff is delighted to be returning to teach there after a couple of years break. Jeff is very experienced at teaching students of all levels and the depth of his experience, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely push their boundaries and his love of pranayama and meditation, will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.

Accommodation

Please see www.ashiyana-yoga-goa.com for pictures and full range of accommodation ranging from beach huts to more deluxe rooms. As we will be sharing the retreat centre with other guests who are doing ‘drop-in’ classes with local teachers and the number of huts that are available to our group is limited we would like to encourage people to share. Often a large proportion of people coming on Jeff’s yoga holidays will be coming alone so sharing is part of a retreat experience and is a great way to make new friends. Do consider coming with a friend, or a non-yoga partner or if not we can pair you with someone else of the same sex who is also travelling alone. For those who prefer their own space a limited number of singles are available.

“This was the best yoga holiday 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 T 2014

Schedule

The morning session at 7.30am will be around 2.5 hours and will be followed by a delicious vegetarian brunch. It will be the more vigorous and dynamic practice. A creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice emphasising the breath, mindfulness and skilful, appropriate action – will by using and building up through a range of appropriate options, allow students from the less experienced to the more advanced, to discover how to find and work peacefully at the level appropriate to them.

The afternoon session at 4.30pm is around 1.5/2 hours and will be a more mellow, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restoratives, pranayama, chakras and meditation. A delicious vegetarian evening buffet will then be served. All classes are optional! The rest of the time will be free to do as you please…enjoying the beach, hammocks, massage, reading, optional activities and excursions, coconut trees and sunsets etc! There will be one afternoon off from yoga to allow for longer excursions or a trip to the famous Anjuna market. The final yoga session will be Saturday afternoon on 24th February, followed by a final dinner together.

Prices

Sharing* Single*
Beach Hut £600 £735
Eco Lodge £675 £915
Palm Grove £730 £970

*based on exchange rate of 1.17 at time of writing, see website for more details of prices

Further info

Retreat web page

Contact Jennie Phenix

jen@phenixyoga.com