Yoga Retreat in Goa, India – Part I

  • Akasha Wellness Retreat Akasha Wellness Retreat
  • Pestera, Brasov, Romania
  • Jan 5 - 11, 2019 (7 days)
  • Twin Room Sharing, Shared Bathroom - €1,248.00 Private Double Room, Private Bathroom - €1,938.00 Private Double Bedroom, Shared Bathroom - €1,794.00 Budget Private Single Room, Shared Bathroom - €1,290.00 Triple Room…

About This Event

An Akasha curated experience in Goa, India

To inspire, balance & serve the flow of life.

For those that know us, India is no foreign land, it’s the Mother land. Every year she calls us, and we always answer. Except this time, you’re also invited.

We’re taking a few friends along with us to re-create the Akasha experience in Goa, during January 2019.

Yoga Alchemy to Energise & Awaken part 1

Strengthen the body through energising yoga flows, the mind through clear intentions & the soul through an awakened & revived spirit. A chance to write your own start, to begin again, a new chapter in the book of life.

WHERE

South Goa, India

Our beautiful location for this retreat is an oasis of tropical tranquility located in South Goa, in a remote fishing village situated in the lush, verdant foothills of the Western Ghats and minutes away from Goa’s most scenic and pristine beaches, Galgibag, Talpona & Patnem all within easy reach. This is a home away from home, Goa style.


Room Options

Triple Rooms to be shared between 3 guests each with single bed. You’ll find comfortable beds, marble floors, air conditioning & a beautiful view.

Twin Rooms to be shared between 2 guests each with single bed. A generous and beautifully decorated bedroom to sleep like a princess or prince even. All rooms have air conditioning and an en-suite bathrooms and some have their own private balconies.

Double Rooms for 1 person or for 2. Make it a private room for yourself or a room for 2, you and a loved one. These bedrooms have king size beds, wonderful antique furniture, marble floors and en suite bathrooms. Wake up with the sound of tropical birds and sunshine as these rooms are wonderfully light and some even have private balconies.

To Book we only need a 30% deposit and remaining balance in Nov 2018. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Limited places, small group of people ( 10 – 14 guests max) and 3 facilitators to support & guide your progress during the retreat

Daily Yoga Flows & Meditation classes featuring Ashtanga and Yin postures blended in creative thematic flows & suitable for beginners & advanced. Some Yoga sessions will be in the shala, some by the pool & some on the beach at sunset.

Boutique luxury accommodation in a private home, not a hotel, not a retreat centre, an intimate home, just like Akasha. Our Goa home has air conditioning throughout, a gorgeous pool, lovely shaded terraces, lush gardens & spaces to relax outdoors surrounded by coconut trees & frangipani flowers.

Healthy Vegetarian meals with the Akasha touch, inclusive of daily superfood smoothies, fresh exotic fruit, delicious salads & a variety of Indian delicacies as well as BBQs with fresh fish & seafood for non vegetarians from the local fishing village. All filtered water, detox & Ayurvedic teas, coffees, fresh juices and a glass of vino together at night will all be there.

Ayurveda consultations & Ayurveda Workshop with a Guest speaker from India sharing his knowledge of vedic science, health, art and culture with specific focus on Ayurveda & health.

Sunset Yoga on the beach, Picnic Dinner on Galgibag (Turtle) beach, lovely evenings by the ocean.

Dolphin spotting trip on Stand Up Paddle Boarding or Kayaks

Transportation to and from the airport ( Goa Dabolim Airport)

& above all lots and lots of fun, new friendships waiting to be formed & sunshine!

 

 …. QUESTIONS ?

DO I NEED A VISA?

Yes, you do. However this is not an overly complicated process, a 30 day eVisa can be obtained easily online for most nationalities, the approval is instant. If you need a longer visa you will need to go to an Indian embassy near you and simply apply in person.

WHICH AIRPORT & AIRLINES ?

The nearest airport to us is Goa Dabolim International (GOI) airport which is about 1.5hrs away. We will organise a free transport for you from the airport to the retreat.

Purely from personal experience, we have used Thomson Airways, JetAirways & Qatar Airways previously to fly into India.

Thompson Airways has chartered flights direct to Goa Airport from London, which is pretty cool and we just checked about 499GBP return.

Jet Airways have daily flights from London and major European hubs to Mumbai, from there another short domestic flight to Goa, which can also be with JetAirways.

Qatar Airways on the other hand flies from most European cities to Dubai and then a connecting flight direct to Goa.

Depending on which route you prefer. Let us know if you need help.

WHAT ABOUT HEALTH & SAFETY ?

From our experience we have never had any health issues whilst in Goa, however as with most travelling abroad common sense keeps you safe. Though there are no chances of serious illness or epidemics in Goa and therefore no need for injections, jabs or travel pills simple things like: drinking plenty of filtered water to keep hydrated, wearing appropriate factor sunscreen & having adequate travel insurance are pretty obvious ones which we will insist on.

Goa is a pretty Westernised place with many that have moved there permanently, especially South Goa therefore security is strong. The house itself is in a village surrounded by other homes and also has manned security.

We’re sure you have others and if you do please let us know!

Akasha 🙂paradise within the mountains, that would be the best way of described it. It is situated in lovely peaceful area surrounding Bran where the air is so pure and the scenery is breath taking. This experience is only paralleled by the hospitality and the friendliness of the Akasha team. They immediately welcomed everyone into the retreat and made everyone feel relaxed and gave us a sense belonging. Akasha helps you to connect with your inner self, the earth and nature .The yoga classes channel your thoughts and energy into positivity and appreciation of the natural world. Thank you Anna for being so inspiring and so helpful.The food was delicious and appetizing ,lovely fruits and vegetables .The flavor combinations that the chef creates is astonishing and inspires you to consider plant based meals.Unfortunately my time there had to end but I have experienced a direct connect to nature. So if you are looking for a yoga retreat and a place you can really connect with yourself and nature and meet lovely people I really recommend Akasha! I want to thank Akasha for the experience and look forward to my return. Ps : Daniela you and your team are doing great job!🙂🌱😘

Schedule


Venue Highlights

The AKASHA experience

SPA, WELLNESS & NUTRITION
Organic Produce sourced from local farms
Delicious Home cooked vegan & vegetarian meals
Nutrition & Dietary support & advice from Integrative Medicine Doctors
Juice Bar with Superfood Detox Juices & supplements such as Omega 3, Kale, Multivitamins
Outdoor Jacuzzi Hot Tub
Infrared Sauna
Salt Bath Therapy
Aromatherapy
Massage Therapy including Shiatsu, Thai & Relaxation massage.

YOGA & MEDITATION

Beautiful Yoga & Meditation Shala
Fire & Cacao Ceremonies
Guest Teachers & Musicians
2 x Resident Teachers

ACTIVITIES

Library, large collections of international books
Cinema, screenings of movies & Dharma talks
Arts & Crafts area where you can explore & express your creative side
Walks in nature & virgin pristine forests
Hiking, Horse riding or observing local village life

Accommodations

For when you need a night of truly restful sleep. All rooms include:

En-Suite Bathroom & Toiletries, Cotton Bath Robe & SLippers
Quality Linen & Towels
Orthopedic Mattress
Seating Area, Retreat Handbook
Hairdryer, In-Room Safe
Some Rooms have balconies
MOUNTAIN VIEWS> THE PIATRA CRAIULUI NATIONAL PARK & BUCEGI NATIONAL PARK

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Traditionally in Romanian culture, food is king. Although plant-based food is a new term in Romania, vegetable fermentation, organic farming & meat/dairy free are widely practiced traditions. You'll also receive all our recipes at the end of the retreat so you can keep on eating the same Akasha delicious food at home.

Directions

187 str Principala, Sat Pestera, Com. Moieciu
Jud. Brasov, 507136
Romania

The nearest airports are Sibiu or Bucharest International (most frequent flights). The nearest town to Akasha is Brasov.
We organize a free shuttle service from Brasov on Day 1 of the retreat at 3 PM for all guests. And on return at 11 AM to Brasov. If you are arriving/departing outside of these times private taxi service to Brasov is €45/one way.

Directions

From Bucharest International Airport.
BY PRIVATE TRANSFER
Pre-booked taxi through Akasha €120 for a small car ( up to 3 people ) or €200 for a large car ( up to 8 people) one way. The journey takes about 2.5hrs and you can pay when you arrive at Akasha.

BY BUS TO BRASOV
Direct Aeroport has a regular shuttle service from the airport to Brasov (Aro Palace station), approx. €17.50 one way. The service leaves every hour.

BY TRAIN TO BRASOV
Main train station, Bucuresti Nord to Brasov. Trains run every hour, the journey is approx. 2hrs 45 min.

BY CAR
Drive towards Bran, pass Bran Castle and continue north towards Moieciu for another 15 min you will see a signpost towards Pestera on the right. Continue driving up the hill until you reach the village, pass Casa Tabacaru on the right and continue another 200m we are on the left and the car park is on the right.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

This sounds like a dream! I am an education student and I have spent way too much time working all summer to pay for school. My boyfriend of 5 years is a government firefighter and has been away working most of the summer. His 30th Birthday and our 6th anniversary is coming up this winter, we would love to celebrate with a yoga retreat! We both love yoga but have barley had time to practice in the past few months. Keeping our fingers crossed! Jaimee and Dan
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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