29 Days Full Immersion Conscious Living Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Goa, India

  • Earth Yoga Village Earth Yoga Village
  • Earth Yoga Village, north end of Palolem Beach (across the bamboo bridge), Palolem, Goa, 403702, India
  • Jan 5 - Feb 2, 2020 (29 days)

Event Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • 3 hours daily or 18 hours weekly Karma yoga
  • Daily wholesome breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, and fruit
  • Unlimited filtered drinking water
  • 28 nights accommodation

Schedule

06:00 - Wake up call
06:30 - 08:00 Kriya/pranayama/meditation/Journaling
08:00 - 08:30 Tea break
08:30 - 10:00 Asana (yoga)
10:00 - 12:00 Breakfast / Beach time
12:30 - 14:00 Mindful satsang
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 17:00 Beach time/Free time
17:00 - 18:30 Asana (Yoga)
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 20:30 Evening Program (Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday)
20:30 - 22:30 Day reflection/Self studies
22:30 Lights off and silence
The above is our daily suggested schedule at the village. Please check our weekly calendar for an overview of the different topics, classes and meditations.

​3 hours per day or 18 hours per week are dedicated to your karma yoga practice, engaging in community work. The work can include reception and kitchen help, cleaning and keeping the dining area neat, building online and offline awareness, assisting classes and activities, etc. Your karma yoga work will be scheduled between 11am and 5pm whenever/wherever we need help. (However in case of emergency it may be changed as needed).

​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.

​On your day of arrival please note check-in is from 2pm however you are welcome to join in the daily activities if arriving earlier.

On your day of departure checkout is by 11am, but you may join activities throughout the day as desired. We will hold your belongings at reception.

You may choose to add therapies or massages from our wellness section during your time with us - find details here.

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.

About This Event

This yoga work and study program 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 the community. The rest of your time is available for your yoga and meditation practice; to study and connect with the teachers, healers, and guests, progressing you further on your spiritual path.
At Earth Yoga Village, they 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 program 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 program allows for guests of all backgrounds and levels. You will be flowing through all of the different aspects and branches of yoga.
-The 4 Paths of Yoga
-Raja Yoga - The Science of Physical and Mental Control (Asana and Meditation)
Often called the "royal road", it offers a comprehensive method for controlling the waves of thought by turning your mental and physical energy into spiritual energy. Raja Yoga is also called Ashtanga yoga, referring to the eight limbs leading to absolute mental control.
The chief practice of Raja yoga is meditation. It also includes all other methods which help to control body, energy, senses, and mind. The Hatha-yogi uses relaxation and other practices such as yamas, niyamas, mudras, bandhas, etc. to gain control of the physical body and the subtle life force called prana. When body and energy are under control, meditation comes naturally.
-Jnana Yoga - The Yoga of Knowledge and Wisdom (Lectures / Workshops / Interaction / Discussion)
This is the most difficult path requiring tremendous strength of will and intellect. Taking the philosophy of Vedanta, the Jnana Yogi uses his mind to inquire into its own nature. You perceive the space inside and outside a glass as different, just as you see yourselves as separate from God.
Jnana Yoga leads the devotee to experience his unity with God directly by breaking the glass; dissolving the veils of ignorance. Before practicing Jnana Yoga, the aspirant needs to have integrated the lessons of the other yogic paths - for without selflessness and love of God, the strength of body and mind; the search for self-realization can become mere idle speculation.
-Karma Yoga - The Yoga of Action (Selfless service to the community)
Karma yoga is the yoga of action. It purifies the heart by teaching you to act selflessly, without thought of gain or reward. By detaching yourself from the fruits of your actions and offering them up to God / Universe, you learn to sublimate the ego.
-Bhakti Yoga - The Yoga of Devotion or Divine Love
The Bhakti Yogi is motivated chiefly by the power of love and sees God / Universe as the embodiment of love. Through prayer, worship, and ritual he/she surrenders himself/herself to God / Universe, channeling and transmuting his / her emotions into unconditional love or devotion. Chanting or singing the praises of God / Universe form a substantial part of Bhakti yoga.
-The 5 Points of Yoga
-Proper Relaxation
When the body and the mind are constantly overworked, their natural efficiency to perform work diminishes. Modern social life, food, work, and even the so-called entertainment, such as disco dancing, make it difficult for modern people to relax.
Many have even forgotten that rest and relaxation are nature's way of recharging. Even while trying to rest, the average person expends a lot of physical and mental energy through tension. Much of the body's energy is wasted uselessly.
During complete relaxation, there is practically no energy or "prana" being consumed, although a little is keeping the body in normal condition, while the remaining portion is being stored and conserved.
-Proper Exercise
Your physical body is meant to move and exercise. If your lifestyle does not provide natural motion of muscles and joints, then disease and great discomfort will ensue with time. Proper exercise should be pleasant to the practitioner while beneficial to the body, mind, and spiritual life.
-Proper Breathing
Yoga teaches you how to use the lungs to their maximum capacity and how to control the breath. Proper breathing should be deep, slow, and rhythmical. This increases vitality and mental clarity.
-Proper Diet
Besides being responsible for building your physical body, the foods you eat profoundly affect your mind. For maximum body-mind efficiency and complete spiritual awareness, Yoga advocates a lacto-vegetarian diet. This is an integral part of the yogic lifestyle.
-Positive Thinking and Meditation
Here is the most important point of all, you become what you think. Thus, you 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 the regular practice of meditation.
At Earth Yoga Village, they 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, the flexible program caters to every guest’s personal needs. They believe in nurturing and nourishing nature in each person and focus on tailoring the healing personally to restore balance, well-being, and happiness for everyone.
This program is suitable for the people who want to embark on a journey within and explore living in a community. 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.
-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
-Objectives
Providing a 360-degree experience of living in a conscious yoga community
Bringing balance back to your life by harmonizing our body, mind, and soul
Connecting with like-minded people that may inspire you further
-Daily Schedule
06:00 - Wake up call
06:30 - 08:00 Kriya/pranayama/meditation/Journaling
08:00 - 08:30 Tea break
08:30 - 10:00 Asana (yoga)
10:00 - 12:00 Breakfast / Beach time
12:30 - 14:00 Mindful satsang
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 17:00 Beach time/Free time
17:00 - 18:30 Asana (Yoga)
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 20:30 Evening Program (Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday)
20:30 - 22:30 Day reflection/Self studies
22:30 Lights off and silence
The above is the daily suggested schedule at the village.
-Satsang
During this hour, you gather to open your heart and mind with a focus on 'living the life you love and loving the life you live' through various spiritual activities such as lectures, interactive discussions, different types of meditation, and questions and answers sessions.
-Karma Yoga
Three hours per day or 18 hours per week are dedicated to your Karma yoga practice, engaging in community work. The work can include reception and kitchen help, cleaning and housekeeping, building online and offline awareness, assisting classes, and other activities, etc. Your Karma yoga work will be scheduled between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. whenever / wherever help is needed.
This is designed for the people who are on a budget and love to be involved in a community contributing three hours of work in order to have a 45% discounted price on this yoga holiday. You are requested to think through before signing up as you'll be signing up for three hours of daily community volunteering work. If you like to have more free time, please reconsider.

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

What's Included

  • Daily scheduled yoga and meditation classes
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, and fruit as per daily schedule
  • Unlimited filtered drinking water
  • Welcome kit

What's Not Included

Flight
Airport transfer

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

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.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • 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.

Directions

Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Earth Yoga Village can organise pick-up on request at an extra charge of 1,800 INR and 2,000 INR from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. The driver will assist you all the way to the village with your luggage without any extra charge or tips. In case of flight delay, you will have to pay 200 INR per hour after the first hour extra.

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