29-Day Vegan Cooking Yoga Retreat

  • Earth Yoga Village Earth Yoga Village
  • Earth Yoga Village, north end of Palolem Beach (across the bamboo bridge), Palolem, Goa, 403702, India
  • Jan 6 - Feb 3, 2019 (29 days)
  • 10-Bed Female-Only Dorm €700, Shared Triple Bed Jungle Beach Hut €900

About us

Earth Yoga Village is a conscious living community that strives to progress on the spiritual path together. We offer a unique opportunity to experience living and being with not only wonderful healers and yogis with all kinds of talents, philosophies and inspiration but also friends from all walks of life. At Earth Yoga Village we focus on unifying body, mind and soul as we combine the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual layers of our existence.

 This yoga work and study programme offers a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to dive deeper into the world of self-exploration and yoga and live in a community. You will be able to engage in the community as an active member and share your skills and knowledge. During your 18 hours of karma yoga every week you will be helping in the village and supporting our community. The rest of your time is available for your yoga and meditation practice, to study and connect with our teachers, healers and guests, progressing you further on your spiritual path.

Experience and practice the power of compassion, loving kindness, giving and sharing.

At Earth Yoga Village we believe in nurturing and nourishing the nature in each person and focus on tailoring the healing personally to restore balance, well-being and happiness for everyone. This programme is suitable for the people who want to embark on a journey within and explore living in a community. From beginner to expert, the flexibility of the programme allows for guests of all backgrounds and levels. You will be flowing through all of the different aspects and branches of yoga.

Positive Thinking and Meditation 

Here is the most important point of all, we become what we think. Thus we should exert to entertain positive and creative thoughts as these will contribute to vibrant health and a peaceful, joyful mind. A positive outlook on life can be developed by learning and practicing the teachings of the philosophy of Vedanta. The mind will be brought under perfect control by regular practice of meditation.

At Earth Yoga Village we understand that each individual being is special and unique with a different focus and at a different stage in their lives. For this very reason, our flexible programme caters for every guest’s personal needs. We believe in nurturing and nourishing the nature in each person and focus on tailoring the healing personally to restore balance, well-being and happiness for everyone.

 This programme is suitable for the people who want to embark on a journey within and explore living in a community. From beginner to expert, the flexibility of the programme allows for guests of all backgrounds and levels. It is for anyone and everyone wanting to take a step towards a life in harmony and to grow physically, mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

Live the life you love, love the life you live!

Event Highlights

  • Explore and live all aspects of yogic living
  • Experience community living
  • Beautiful and peaceful setting to connect with nature
  • Experience the power of giving and sharing, helping yourself and others
  • Learning to cooking delicious healthy Vegan/Ayurvedic food

Venue Highlights

By the beach!
Set on the edges of the jungle, surrounded by nature, in a quiet spot providing privacy and serenity
Wonderful cafes, restaurants and shops within short walking distance (along the beach!)
Onsite wellbeing therapies available (extra cost) such as massage and reiki
Small but fabulous selection of books in the library available to borrow
Chill-out area with hammocks and shade
Free Wi-Fi provided - limited hours to help you switch off, relax and be present
Wonderfully tasty, nutritious, satisfying vegan food lovingly cooked on the on-site kitchen

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Coffee/Tea

Schedule

06:30 - 07:30 Kriya, Pranayama and Meditation
07:30 - 07:45 Tea Break
07:45 - 08:30 Morning Circle
08:30 - 10:00 Asana Practice (Yoga)
10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 - 13:00 Mindful Satsang*
14:15 - 15.30 Lunch
17:00 - 18:30 Asana Practice (Yoga)
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 20:30 Evening Programme*

​Saturday is the community day off in our village where we encourage our guests to explore the beaches, restaurants, and markets in and around Palolem.

​3 hours per day or 18 hours per week are dedicated to your karma yoga practice, engaging in Kitchen working and learning to cook . Your Kitchen work will be In a shift of 3 hours between 7 am to 7pm which has to be adjusted with above mentioned schedule .we are very mindful towards shift allotment to maximise your experience with the retreat (it's on Job cooking Yoga retreat )

*During this hour we gather to open our heart and mind with a focus on 'living the life you love & loving the life you live' through various spiritual activities such as lectures, interactive discussions, different types of meditation and Q&As.

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

At Earth Yoga Village, the staff understand the incredible benefits of nutritious food, as Hippocrates rightly said, and consider food to be a powerful healing tool. By using only fresh, seasonal herbs and vegetables from regional farmers, the daily menu of wonderfully nourishing vegan food supports self-healing of the body, enhances detoxification, and leaves you feeling strong and rejuvenated.

You will have three healthy and wholesome meals per day (Indian, Goan, and Continental), fruit, herbal tea and unlimited filtered drinking water. Everything is made with love! Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Accommodations

The beautiful and comfortable village has an on-site kitchen, two yoga shalas, two healing and rejuvenation spaces, a small library and a chill-out area. The jungle beach huts available at the village are beautifully inspired by Rajasthani designs and come with an open-air bathroom. The Female Dorm has a separate shared toilet/shower block. Bed linen, pillows, towels (not to be taken outside the village), mosquito nets and blankets (if you need them) are provided.

Directions

ARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI), or more commonly known as Dabolim Airport. Then, continue your journey by other means of transportation. Dabolim Airport is about 67 kilometers away from the village. Earth Yoga Village can organise an airport pick-up for you which will cost around 1800-2000 INR (appx €20-25) depending on the time of day/night, to be paid directly to the driver. Please note, extra charges will apply if there are delays over one hour.

ARRIVAL BY BUS
There are bus services at a regular interval of 30 minutes from the beach to the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus depot in Margao. The nearest KTC deport is in Canacona. The village is located at the north end of the beach near Cozy Nook resort.

ARRIVAL BY TRAIN
Please book your train to arrive at Canacona station. The nearest railway station is Canacona, which can be reached from Madgoan junction railway station in just 30 minutes.

Tags: karma yoga vegan yoga working holiday yoga goa vegan cooking yoga vegan cooking retreat

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