FIND FLOW | 10 DAYS OF RE-CONNECTION in GOA, INDIA
with ANNIE CLARKE (Mind, Body, Bowl) + LUCY HILL
From £1,350 all inclusive
In celebration of our fifth year at our Goan winter residency and in honour of India’s power to re-connect and re-align, Chaya return in March 2017 with a truly game changing retreat; lead by Annie Clarke (Mind, Body, Bowl) and Chaya's own Lucy Hill. In line with the change of seasons, our FIND FLOW retreat will create the perfect platform to gently help you get back to you.
"The choice is simple: between now and the inevitable end of our days, we can choose either to live or die…
So what does “to live” mean in this context? It must mean to live in fullness, without waste of time and potential, expressing one’s uniqueness, yet participating intimately in the complexity of the cosmos." Mihaly-Csikszentmihalyi from 'Finding Flow'
This year, our special 10 day Indian retreat is dedicated to helping you FIND your FLOW.
We can't wait to welcome you in our incredible Indian home, one of Goa's most exclusive properties, 'Kaju Varo'. Alongside the epic pool-side yoga with Annie, expect delicious, healthy menus by world-class chefs, award-winning, luxurious and peaceful accommodation, deeply healing therapies, inspiring workshops and a whole lot of R&R. This all-inclusive retreat is quite literally, a game-changer.
And, if you're new to solo travelling - how great! Using our 12 years in Indian travel experience, we at Chaya truly love to look after our guests. We can help with all your travel needs and will do our best to ensure you have a most relaxing and magical time.
You just need to book your flight and let us take care of everything else.
ANNIE CLARKE YOGA | Mind Body Bowl
Annie Clarke came to yoga on her quest to find a healthier and happier lifestyle. After years of struggling with digestive problems and low energy levels, she began to look at food, movement and the mind body connection, taking a wholistic approach to her own wellbeing. She started her blog, Mind Body Bowl, as a creative outlet and a way to connect with other like minded people. As her curiosity around wellness grew, so did her passion for yoga. In 2015, she spent the last of her savings on a trip to India to complete her 200hr training in Yoga with the anticipation of leaving her with two options: to come home and get a 'real job' or maybe to become a yoga teacher. From the first day of training, Annie knew which one was right. Since then, she has gone on to complete further trainings in various aspects of yours, taught internationally and grown a following of students back home in East London too. Annie's approach is all about finding what works for you as an individual, both on and off the mat, and to facilitate a space where you can connect a little deeper with yourself
During our FIND FLOW retreat, Annie will guide guests through a powerful and healing combination of a vinyasa flow practice and a more introspective, restorative yin practice. With helping you find your personal flow as our retreat focus and using asana (physical practice), meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises), our twice daily sessions will begin with making space... Clearing cluttered minds and body's in order to allow you to let go of what isn't serving you - to make way for re-connection to your truth. And from here, your flow. By cultivating a strength and flexibility in the body, mind and heart through the beautiful practice of yoga, our retreat will enable you to gain clarity on where you want to be in life.
LOCATION: KAJU VARO
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. 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. The team, our dear friends at Kaju Varo, truly are amazing and will look after your every need.
INSPIRATIONAL BREATHING | NICOLA PRICE
We are very privileged to welcome back Nicola Price on retreat again in Goa. Nicola will be hosting a group workshop introducing guests to the profound benefits of 'Inspirational Breathing'. This simple but life-changing practice can enable people to really shift stuff... To let go of deeply suppressed emotions, to get clear of areas of their life, making way to access a sense of peace and relaxation... All by by connecting to their body on a cellular level by engaging with their own 'inspirational breath'. Nicola has been working with the breath for many years and is now training others in the practice from her studio and school near Brighton.
Guests will also have the opportunity to experience incredible Nicola’s work - choosing either a 1-2-1 breath session or a Tula massage, which is included in the retreat price.
Find our more on Nicola's website here
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 plant-based mylks, two nourishing and delicious alkaline-focussed unlimited meals per day, free-flowing coconuts, fresh fruits and herbal teas; all designed to leave you feeling clearer, lighter and brighter on every level.
Lucy will host a 2 hour workshop, covering wellbeing 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.
The wonderful, Goan gourmet chefs work alongside Chaya Kitchen and are adept in catering to every desire - using local, seasonal ingredients to create a delicious, varied and healing 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 price is the opportunity to visit the lively local night market. Additionally there is the option to visit a traditional Indian spice farm, historic Old Goa, a local, magical natural perfumer, perhaps a visit to the ayurvedic doctor amongst other fascinating sights and experiences.
We at Chaya dearly love to share our many years of Indian travel and Goan love with our guests, which we hope makes for a very unique experience. If you have any questions at all about India, Goa, travelling solo, safety, what to expect, where to go afterwards or before... Just drop us a line or give us a call.
TYPICAL DAILY RETREAT SCHEDULE
07:30 - 08:00 Herbal teas, coconut water
08:00 - 10:00 Dynamic flow Vinyasa class + meditation (2hrs)
10:00 - 11:00 Buffet brunch
11:00 - 16:00 Treatments, free time
16:00 - 17:30 Yin restorative class (90 mins)
19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
20:45 - 21:30 Yoga Nidra or Guided Meditation (1 per week)
INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT
- Inbound private airport transfer
- 2 x daily yoga and meditation classes, 2 x Yoga Nidras or guided meditation
- 1 x 1hr Tula massage or Inspirational Breathing session with Nicola Price
- 2 hr wellbeing food workshop with Lucy Hill
- Finding Flow workshop with Lucy Hill
- 2 x multi course gourmet meals, plus unlimited teas, coconuts, fruit and mineral water
- A trip to the lively local night market
Flights and onward transfer
COST PER PERSON
- Option 1) £1,350 based on 3/4 sharing a suite
- Option 2) £1,650 based on 2 sharing a suite
- Option 3) from £2,350 solo luxury suite
We are always open to discussing ways to make our retreats accessible to everyone - please do be in contact if you would like to discuss how we can make it work for you.
To book a place on this retreat or for any further details, please contact us via the link below or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lucy: 0044 7866 368798.