8 Days Re-Energizing Holistic Meditation and Yoga Holiday in Goa, India

Event Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily satsang, pranayama, and kriya
  • Daily wholesome breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, and fruit
  • Unlimited filtered drinking water
  • 7 nights accommodation

Schedule

06.00 - Wake up call
06:30 - 08:00 Kriya, pranayama, meditation, or 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

Saturday is the community day off in the village where guests are encouraged to explore the many beaches, restaurants, and markets in and around Palolem. It is recommended and best to arrive on a Sunday and check out on Sunday. You will have time to explore the area on Saturday, but you are welcomed to join any day.

On your day of arrival, please note that check-in is at 2 p.m., however you are welcome to join in the daily activities if you are arriving earlier. On your day of departure, checkout is at 11 a.m., but you may join activities throughout the day as desired. Earth Yoga Village will hold your belongings at reception.

About This Event

Daily classes, suitable for all levels, with fluid sequencing of postures, linked with breath revitalise and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. Each morning flow will leave you energized for the day while the afternoon classes are more gentle allowing you to wind down. Both sessions are designed to help you develop your own personal practice in order for you to continue on your yoga journey after the retreat.

During the retreat, you will also learn powerful and safe pranayama and meditation techniques. These promote a calm state of mind and vitality. Incorporating pranayama and meditation into your daily routine is truly transformational and this inspiring retreat will leave you with the right mindset to continue on this journey.

The yoga classes are held in the beautiful yoga shala or, if you feel wild, on the beach; because who doesn't like a light breeze of fresh ocean air on their skin, unwinding in the unhurried atmosphere of 

Palolem Beach and watching the sunset while balancing in your grounding tree pose.

This retreat is perfect for any level of practitioner as Earth Yoga Village believes that there is a yogi in everyone. The programme is a balancing mix of body, mind, and soul transformation that helps you gain knowledge and experience.

It's designed to help each student evolve on their own personal level. It's to nurture your soul, take time out, and reconnect with your strength and wisdom. The experienced teachers offer modifications as well as more advanced postures. And you are always welcome to take a break, rest, and just breathe.
During the course of this programme, you will have the opportunity to be engaged in a wide range of activities. However, as Earth Yoga Village knows that you're coming to do exactly what you want and only what you want, you are of course free to do as little or as much as you feel like.
They do encourage participation as the programme is designed to help you relax, reconnect, and be in a blissful state of joy.

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, strength of body and mind; the search for self-realization can become mere idle speculation.

Karma Yoga - The Yoga of Action (Selfless service to 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, channelling 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 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 programme caters for every guest’s personal needs. 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 programme 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

Opportunity to explore holistic spiritual and physical aspects of life
Experience community living
Individual sessions for support available
Nutritious wholesome meals to nourish your body
Beautiful and peaceful setting to connect with nature

Objectives

Focus on cultivating healthy living habits
Take time out for yourself
Develop a solid foundation for self-practice of yoga and meditation
Connect with like-minded people that may inspire you further
Ground yourself on Mother Earth and develop a sense of trust

Daily Schedule

The schedule below is your overview of what a day will look like plus you will have a full day to yourself where you can choose to partake in any of our many classes, workshops or evening activities or just be, explore, and breathe. At any time, you are also welcome to take advantage of the many therapies to rejuvenate or detox.

06.00 Wake up call
06:30 - 08:00 Kriya, pranayama, meditation, or 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


Saturday is the community day off in the village where guests are encouraged to explore the many beaches, restaurants, and markets in and around Palolem. It is recommended and best to arrive on a Sunday and check out on Sunday. You will have time to explore the area on Saturday, but you are welcomed to join any day.


On your day of arrival, please note that check-in is at 2 p.m., however you are welcome to join in the daily activities if you are arriving earlier. On your day of departure, checkout is at 11 a.m., but you may join activities throughout the day as desired. Earth Yoga Village will hold your belongings at reception.

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.

What's Included

  • Your accommodation for the 7-night retreat,
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and fruit (as per daily schedule except on Saturdays),
  • Unlimited, filtered drinking water,
  • Daily scheduled yoga and meditation classes (no classes on Saturdays), and
  • Welcome kit.

What's Not Included

Flight
Airport transfer

Venue Highlights

RETREAT LOCATION
Set among lush green jungle within a short walk to a paradise beach, you will find Earth Yoga Village to be extremely peaceful and the ideal place to relax. It is your refuge from a busy life and is conveniently located in South Goa on the beautiful beach of Palolem, which is known for its blissful vibes, laid back people, and stunning nature.

Palolem Beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village. The location offers an ideal place to explore the stunning beaches, beautiful local villages, and surrounding nature outside of your retreat schedule. Earth Yoga Village staff members are strongly engaged in making the village more eco-friendly.

The lodge runs partly on solar power and Earth Yoga Village staff members work hard on adding further eco-friendly measures. Connection with nature is vital and they strive towards that connection in every day life and with every action.

NEARBY PLACES
Arpora night market, 65 kilometers
Chaudi, 2.5 kilometers
Dudhsagar Waterfall, 35 kilometers
Goa International Airport (GOI), 67 kilometers
Margao, 35 kilometers
Spice farm, 35 kilometers

Accommodations

There is a selection of jungle beach huts available - private and shared (double, twin, quadruple) and a 10-bed female-only dorm.

The beautiful and comfortable village has an onsite kitchen where all the meals are lovingly prepared, 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. 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
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

Earth Yoga Village offers three wholesome meals per day (Indian, Goan and Continental), fruit, herbal tea and unlimited filtered drinking water is available throughout the day. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let Earth Yoga Village know.

Directions

ARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Aiport (GOI). Earth Yoga Village is happy to organise an airport pick-up for you at an extra charge of EUR 25 payable to the driver. (Please note, additional fees will apply if delayed by more than one hour).

ARRIVAL BY TRAIN
The nearest railway station from the village is Canacona train station which can be reached from Madgoan junction railway station in just 30 minutes.

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 depot is in Canacona. The village is located at the north end of the beach near Cozy Nook resort.

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