10 DAY YOGA RETREAT WITH AQUILA IN GOA, INDIA | 6-16th JANUARY 2016
Following on from three truly wonderful years in Goa, Chaya return to India for their fourth retreat at ‘Kaju Varo’ in January 2016. After an absolutely incredible week leading our Andalucian Yin, Yang and Alkaline retreat, we’re so happy and blessed to have the epic Aquila Yoga on board for this very special new year experience.
Aquila has been practising since 1997. Finally completing her qualification in Ashtanga Vinyasa she began to teach at Stretch in East London and then on to teach internationally and at retreats and workshops. She has taken additional training primarily with Stewart Gilchrist and Amanda Denton and also with Ana Forrest, Manju Jois and Paul Harvey. She now splits her time between heading up a yoga studio in Dorset, Yogaspace and workshops at Stretch in London.
She teaches with compassion, humour and pure dedication to the tradition and where new research and learning is taking us.
During our Transitions retreat, Aquila will guide guests through a practice with the new year in mind. Using yoga, meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises) to pave a way to move gracefully through the world. Cultivating a strength and flexibility to build the body, mind and soul ready to welcome in the new year and help you manifest your greatest potential.
Set amongst cashew and mango groves and only minutes from the magnificent Ashwem beach, is one of Goa’s most luxurious eco retreats; Kaju Varo. Winning Conde Naste Traveler's award for best luxury boutique stay in Goa, this is a truly awe-inspiring home for Chaya - we are so happy to be hosting another retreat here. Each individually designed eco-lux villa demonstrates contemporary elegance and minimalist design, creating a perfectly private, serene and peaceful environment for our guests to unwind.
Wellbeing Food & Workshop
Chaya’s Lucy Hill will be bringing her knowledge and understanding of wellbeing food to the retreat; ensuring a completely balanced and nourishing, not to mention tasty menu. The food will refer to the pillars of a therapeutic diet to best support you during retreat. With daily juices and homemade vegan mylks, two nourishing and delicious alkaline-focussed buffet style meals per day, unlimited fruits and herbal teas, all designed to leave you feeling clearer, lighter and brighter on every level.
Lucy will also teach a 2 hour workshop, covering topics such as nut and seed milks, raw chocolate and other healthy and delicious ways to upgrade the way you eat - and the way you feel.
Goan gourmet chefs adept in catering to every desire, will use local, seasonal ingredients to create a delicious, varied menu; which will balance and clear the body whilst stimulating the palate. From typical Goan feasts, to the freshest local seafood through to pure raw vegan, the award-winning kitchen can accommodate all tastes and dietary requirements.
Also included in the retreat is the opportunity to visit the super fun lively local night market.
Typical Day Retreat Schedule
07:30 - 08:00 Herbal teas, coconut water
08:00 - 10:00 Dynamic flow Hatha class (2hrs)
10:00 - 11:00 Buffet brunch
11:00 - 16:00 Treatments, free time
16:00 - 17:30 Hatha meditative asana class (90 mins)
19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
20:45 - 21:30 Yoga Nidra or Guided Meditation (1 per week)
Included in the Retreat
• Private airport transfers
• 2 x daily yoga and meditation classes, 2 x Yoga Nidras
• 1 x 1.5 hr '5 Body Massage' with Judit Mateu
• 2 hr wellbeing food workshop with Lucy Hill
• 2 x unlimited buffet meals, plus unlimited teas, fruit and mineral water
• A trip to the lively local night market
Cost per guest (based on 2 sharing)
£1,595 with flights not included. Single supplement price available upon request.
To book a place on this retreat or for any further details, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lucy on: 0044 7866 368798