Immersion Into the World of Yoga Sādhana

A two week intensive yoga retreat with Hali Schwartz and Kathryn Beet on the sandy beaches of Goa, India  

December 27, 2018 – January 14, 2019 (including 2 nights in Mumbai)

The Yoga:

This very special and first of its kind yoga retreat, will take us into our practice like never before. For the 14 days that we will be at this lovely retreat center on Morjim beach in North Goa, we will immerse ourselves in all aspects of yoga sādhana for 6 days a week, with 1 day off on the 7th day of each of the two weeks. Our 2.5 hour morning practice will be comprised of āsana, prānāyām, and meditation, while our evening practice of the same duration will be restorative yoga, yoga philosophy, chanting and meditation. 

Hali and Kathryn will be drawing upon their decades of experience in both teaching and practicing yoga, to offer you a complete immersion into your own practice that will draw upon several lineages, both ancient and modern: Shivananda Hatha Yoga; Hatha Yoga Vinyasa; Ashtanga Hatha Yoga, as well diving into to the philosophic teachings of jnāna yoga; karma yoga; bhakti yoga and rāja yoga. All of the above mentioned aspects of yoga sādhana are  for the same ultimate purpose: to bring about a sense of lightness and balance of body; for the fostering of a clear, and calmly focused mind, and finally, to bring us to a fuller and more profound understanding of ourselves, and the world in which we live. 

The Venue: 

Devarya Wellness (hyperlink) is a peaceful and lovely yoga and wellness retreat center on Morjim beach in North Goa, and is set on a long stretch of sandy beach, close to the charming fishing village of the same name. At Devarya Wellness, you are surrounded by the captivating beauty Goan life and culture, and everywhere you turn, are enraptured by her sublime and abundant natural beauty. 

"Devarya Wellness is not just a yoga center. It is a healing space that has been designed to guide you on a spiritual path to self discovery. Devarya which translates into Divine Belief in Sanskrit comes from the names of the founder’s children – Dev & Arya – and the entire space reflects a childlike purity. Redefining the experience of a yoga retreat, Devarya Wellness is an oasis of peace where guests can detoxify and cleanse, relax and enjoy the pure magic of yoga in a natural environment."

All of the en-suite rooms that we will be staying in at Devarya are named after the chakras, the "spinning wheels" of divine psycho/spiritual energy that reside within all of us. The chakra suites are each decorated in their own unique way, and all of them have their own special flair of unassuming, and charming luxury. 

Devarya offers two sumptuous vegetarian meals per day - brunch, which is served after morning yoga, and dinner, after evening yoga, and coffee, tea, water and fruit are available throughout the day.

Retreat Cost: 

For 2 nights in Mumbai (December 28-29, 2018) and 14 nights at Devarya Wellness (December 30, 2018 – January 13, 2019):

Shared Accommodation: $3800 CAD
Single Accommodation: $4600 CAD

Includes:

16 nights accommodation.
2 Breakfasts in Mumbai.
2 meals per day (brunch and dinner) at Devarya.
All airport transfers within India.
1 professionally guided tour in Goa.
Approximately 60 hours of yoga instruction. 

Does not include:

International flight to Mumbai.
Domestic return flight Mumbai to Goa. 
Lunches during our stay at Devarya.
Lunches and dinners in Mumbai.
Extra day trips and excursions.
Alcoholic beverages.

Getting There:

Our travel agent Jenn Collins will be available to assist you with all your flight bookings no matter where you happen to flying from. We will be arriving in Mumbai on December 28, 2018 and flying to Goa on December 30th.

Booking:

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.

Please send this payment to haliyog@gmail.com

All subsequent payments will received and handled by our travel agent:

Jenn Collins - TravelOnly*
Phone: (416) 801-2755
Email: jcollins@travelonly.com or jcollins@retreattravel.ca

Head Office:
325 West Street, Bldg A, Suite 202
Brantford, Ontario N3R 3V6

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For our cancellation policy, any further questions or information, or to register, contact me.