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.
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
Arrival day is on Sun 18th February when we will have a welcome session in the late afternoon and then there will be 2 yoga classes per day.
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. Departure is morning of Sunday 25th. Taxi transfers to and from the airport can be arranged but are not included in the cost of the holiday.
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 Ashiyana in Euros no later that 10 weeks before the start of the retreat (10th December 2017). This amount is dependent on your choice of accommodation (see below). Included in the cost of the holiday are 7 nights accommodation all yoga sessions with Jeff, 2 buffet meals a day and additional evening activities that Ashiyana they offer such as meditation and chanting.
If you are travelling alone but wish to share we can pair you up with someone else.
Flights and transfers are not included.
If you wish to book additional nights on either side of Jeff’s week please contact Ashiyana directly to do this firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach Hut Single €441 Shared €347
Eco Lodge Single €662 Shared €441
Palm Grove Single €725 Shared €504
Raj Double/suites Available on request
Contact email@example.com t.07954578439 for more details and booking