Ayurveda, Yoga & Sacred Sounds Retreat
Feb 16 - 22, 2019
7 days all inclusive
20% off until dec 31st
From €835 / person
Nurture your true essence
An opportunity to receive relaxation and healing through yoga practice and live music, helping you to close off from your normal busy life, to discover peace, balance and harmony.
An authentic Goan Experience
An exclusive goan villa
An elegant home with luxury comforts, air conditioning & a huge pool. A true corner of serenity nestled amongst coconut trees & frangipani flowers.
Ayurvedic philosophy & diet
Learning to balance our environment & our body constitution is the life science of Ayurveda. Learn about Ayurveda philosophy & experience Ayurvedic treatments with an experienced practitioner.
Awake the sense of balance on and off the mat with twice daily themed practices, breathing techniques & guided meditations outdoors and on the beach!
On your retreat you will have a chance to taste traditional home coked Goan & Indian dishes. Our food only uses fresh local ingredients, vegan, vegetarian options & fish dishes are available.
Soaking the sun on the Beach
Visit a different beach every day, from the turtle nesting Galgibag, Butterfly beach or the more popular Palolem. Yoga mat, bikini & coconuts.
Indian Bhajan Music
A bhajan literally means "sharing." A group of local talented musicians will join us & share their devotional music inspired by the Bhakti tradition. This is a time of celebration, dancing & singing.
Massages & holistic Therapies
Throughout the retreat a range of ayurvedic therapies, consultations & treatments are offered by Acharya Ajay Sharma are available to ensure every ache is soothed.
Stand up Paddle Boarding
Stand up paddle boarding is incredibly empowering and fun! One early morning during the retreat we'll teach you how to balance and explore the shores of South Goa, we may spot some playful dolphins too!
Our home in Goa
Our beautiful location for this retreat is an oasis of tropical tranquility located in South Goa in a remote fishing village situated in the lush, verdant foothills of the Western Ghats and minutes away from Goa's most scenic and pristine beaches.
What previous guests say
An unforgettable experience that allowed me time to look within and increase my awareness. I would go again without blinking!
Nadia, Dubai - stayed January 2018
At a time of crisis in my life, I couldn’t have wished for anywhere more perfect. Exceeding all my expectations by far, I had time to indulge myself in the beautiful surroundings, reflect and arm myself with life-long skills and, I also had the pleasure of meeting many like-minded people who are now hopefully friends for life. Two weeks was just perfect. I really couldn’t recommend it enough.
Debbie, London - stayed January 2018
The Villa is just amazing, cosy and peaceful. It made me feel at home and I would really love to go back one day. And Irina Raileanu, well, Irina is simply the best yoga teacher, always smiling and positive with such a good vibe. This trip has bought miracles to my life. Thank you! Namaste.
Irina, Romania - stayed January 2018
It was an absolute pleasure to spend a week with 11 powerful, kind and beautiful women and 1 amazing guy. Each one of us was on our own self-discovery journey but it was amazing to share it all together and to get to know some people that I feel connected to for a long time. Definitely worth the experience!
Larissa, Canada - stayed January 2018
What to expect
Yoga & Wellbeing
The retreat is designed to achieve balance in a light hearted way with plenty of time for sunbathing on the beach, sightseeing, activities & experiences. Classes are suitable for beginners or intermediates. 90 min Morning Practice from 8.30AM & 60 min Beach Sunset Evening Practice from 5.30PM.
Each morning we will gather on the beautiful yoga deck at the villa for an envigorating and energising flow yoga class. At times classes will be accompanied by live music, including guitar, bansuri (Indian flute) and more. To follow we will learn and practice the art of Indian voice toning and improvisation. Connecting with our throat chakra (Vishuddha) opens doors to finding your true voice. Your pure essence.
Each sunset we will head to the beach for our evening yoga session followed by mantra singing. Through the practice of Bhakti yoga we are able to connect more fully with the divine, and in doing so, we are able to come into resonance with our truth.
Food & drinks
Our daily brunch buffet is surely the best bit that follows a well-deserved savasana. Each breakfast is varied with healthy Vegan & Vegetarian options, inclusive of daily smoothies & fresh exotic fruit.
Protein-packed vegan snacks & fruit are available mid-day as well as a selection of teas & coffee.
3 x Dinners at the villa are lovingly prepared by our villa cook, fresh Goan food Vegetarian as well as with fresh fish & seafood from the local fishing village.
3 x Dinners outside the villa are dining experiences provided to give you a more authentic feel for Goan cuisine.
All filtered water, detox & Ayurvedic teas, coffees and fresh juices. Wine with dinner is provided on 3 out of 6 nights.
Lunch is not included, however options can be suggested if you'd like to explore the local area.
A glimpse of fun from our previous weeks in Goa
Limited places, small group ( 10 - 14 guests) & 3 facilitators to guide your progress on retreat.
Daily Yoga Flows & Meditation classes featuring Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin postures blended in creative thematic flows & suitable for beginners & advanced. Morning sessions will be in our private outdoor river facing yoga platform & some evening sessions on the beach at sunset.
Boutique luxury accommodation in a private home, not a hotel, not a retreat centre, an intimate home, just like Akasha. Our Goa home has air conditioning throughout, a gorgeous pool, lovely shaded terraces, lush gardens & spaces to relax outdoors surrounded by coconut trees & frangipani flowers.
Daily Brunch Buffet & snacks, 3 x Dinners at the villa with wine, 3 x Dinners at selected restaurants. All filtered water, detox & Ayurvedic teas, coffees, fresh juices.
2 x Ayurveda workshops with a Indian Guest speaker & Ayurvedic practitioner sharing his knowledge of vedic science, health, art and culture with specific focus on Ayurveda & health. Ayurvedic consultations & therapies also available.
An evening of Live Bhajan Music offered privately at our villa
Transportation to and from the airport (Goa Dabolim Airport)
& above all lots and lots of fun, new friendships waiting to be formed & sunshine!
Stand Up Paddle boarding session
1/2 Day Hike to Waterfalls with lunch
1/2 Day Spice Plantation Tour with lunch
Visit to the local Market
Visit to the local Animal Shelter
1/2 Day Old Goa Trip with lunch
Eagle Feeding & Boat Trip
Quotes on request.
Lunch is not provided for the duration of the trip however a range of options will be available.
Local transport such as tuk tuk/taxis unless specified.
Flights to Goa or Travel Insurance.
Personal Ayurvedic Treatments, Therapies & Consultations are not included but available throughout your stay.
India is not a perfect destination. Perfect destinations often lead to boring vacations.
This is an invitation on a true journey, of the soul.
LIMITED PLACES, RETREAT REGISTRATION CLOSING Jan 15th
6 nights - Feb 16 - Feb 22 - all inclusive 20% off until Jan 15th
Your teachers & guides
The retreat is co-facilitated by Abby Poem and Amu Ahava. Together they bring the balance of Shakti and Shiva, the feminine and masculine energies. Their intention is to create a high vibration and healing environment for rejuvenation and transformation.