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. 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 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. For those who prefer their own space a limited number of 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)
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!
There will be a final optional yoga session on the morning of Sat 18th February if your travel timetable allows. Taxi transfers to and from the airport can be arranged.
If time allows consider taking an extra few days on either side of the retreat to help you acclimatize, get over jet lag and enjoy spending more time in beautiful Goa.
To secure you place on this retreat an initial deposit of £300 for sharing or £350 for a single is required. This is payable to Jeff, account details will be provided on booking.
The 2nd payment needs to be made directly to Bamboo in Euros no later that 9 weeks before the start of the retreat (15th December 2017).
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Included in the cost of the holiday are 7 nights accommodation all yoga sessions with Jeff, fruits and tea before morning yoga, 2 delicious buffet meals a day and a sunset boat trip. Flights and transfers are not included.
If you wish to book additional nights on either side of Jeff’s week please contact Bamboo directly to do this firstname.lastname@example.org
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