A Journey to your Heart Yoga Retreat with Claire and Hrönn
Goa Yoga Retreat 24 February – 3rd March 2019
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YogaBright and Yoga4Courage offer you this amazing collaboration to bring some sun, sea and sumptuous yoga to your dark winter days.
The Retreat Centre
Located in the heart of a serene seaside town in Goa is Devarya Wellness, where you can breathe, experience and live the yoga life. Spanning 7,000 square metres, this green retreat overlooking the Morjim Beach is a peaceful sanctuary for those seeking an escape from the monotony of a busy, urban existence. At Devarya, which translates into Divine Belief in Sanskrit, everyone from beginners to seekers and yogis can experience the goodness and mindfulness of a holistic yoga lifestyle.
Specially designed to celebrate the colourful and mystical spirit of India, our bouquet of rooms speak to your senses, lets you soak in the relaxed vibes of our property and resonate with your inner balance. Our in-house restaurants dish out tasty & healthy organic fare complete with superfoods to help you detox your system. From enjoying our natural salt water swimming pool, sunbathing on the sandy Morjim beach or watching the sun set into the Arabian sea, you can experience it all at Devarya Wellness – the serene environment to stimulate your mind, energise your body and speak to your soul. A space to just be.
Devarya Wellness, located in a coastal village in North Goa, overlooks the Morjim Beach. This beautiful beach stretch is also known as Turtle Beach after the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles that nest on its shores during nesting season. A quiet and peaceful setting, Morjim with its lush green hills, clean beaches and the Chapora river running through it, is a popular destination with foreign travellers and expats.
Morjim beach is a delight for nature lovers too. Apart from the Olive Ridley turtles, a variety of of flora and fauna can be spotted here. For those interested, dolphin sighting trips are offered by locals. You can even take a walk up the famous Chapora Fort for great views of the sandy beach and the green palms.
Live the yoga life here, doing your practice, going for a swim, meditating on the beach and enjoying spectacular sunsets as you soak in the sights and sounds of this beautiful place.
At Devarya Wellness space, we offer you an escape from the mundane. Our luxurious accommodation set in a lush garden is located just a minute walk from the Morjim beach stretch and is specially designed to give you a tropical holiday that you deserve. Our rooms across our property which spans 7000 sq metres, seamlessly blends the elements of a Goan Portuguese heritage with the aesthetics of Rajasthani royalty.
Each room is vibrant, airy and filled with natural light and good energy. Tastefully furnished with earthy decor that has been handpicked to reflect the elements of nature. Our accommodation offers you the beauty of traditional design combined with all the contemporary comforts of a luxury property.
All rooms come equipped with a private bathroom, most with a private balcony, comfortable beds, spacious cupboards, fresh linen, a ceiling fan, an air conditioner and a mosquito net on request.
Chakra Standard rooms:
Our Chakra Standard Rooms are situated at the centre of our resort, in a building opposite our leisure pool with views of the beautiful tropical gardens.
These rooms all come with a comfortable bed, private bathroom, storage cupboard, fan and air conditioning. Some also have a private balcony.
At Devarya Wellness, we have carefully designed Chakra suites to compliment to various chakras.
Each Chakra Room has a private bathroom, private balcony, a fan, air conditioner and a built-in wardrobe. All of our rooms are fully furnished with Rajasthani beautiful furniture and modern amenities.
Our Chakra Cottages and Junior Cottages are situated less than a one minute walk from the sandy Morjim Beach and opposite our beach front Chia Lounge Restaurant. Each of the twelve cottages are surrounded by palm trees and the luscious tropical greenery that Devarya Wellness prides itself on. Each Chakra Cottage & Junior Cottage has a glass front offering you a light and airy space for your yoga holiday or retreat.
All our Cottages’ come with a comfortable bed, private bathroom, storage cupboard, fan, air conditioning and a private balcony. All of our Chakra Cottages have twin or king size beds that can accommodate a comfortable, double or twin sleeping arrangement.
Our Chakra Cottage Juniors are smaller in size and have only a kingsize bed, ideal for couples, lone travellers or friends who do not mind sharing a bed.
Chakra Standard (shared) £695 per person (single) £895
Chakra Room (shared) £950 per person (single) POA
Junior Chakra Cottage (shared) £875 per person (single) POA
Chakra Cottage (shared) £1050 per person
Single rooms are limited and price is on application – book early to avoid disappointment. If you prefer to pay via regular instalments, please contact Claire (UK) or Hronn (DK) to make arrangements.
Costs include: Accommodation for 7 nights, yoga, breakfast buffet and dinner daily. Costs of travel are not included, such as flights, transfers or visa costs. Excursions and activities booked at the resort are not included.
This retreat is open to all levels of yoga student. You will find yourself encouraged if you have never stepped on a mat before, and challenged if you are an experienced yogi!
Arrivals are on Sunday, and dinner is at 7pm.
Monday – Saturday :
Each day, there will be a morning yoga practice, followed by Breakfast Brunch. There will be time to enjoy the beach, the pool, or other activities bookable at Devarya, followed by an afternoon yoga practice with more of a slow flow and restorative feel. There will be a rest day, probably Wednesday, to give an opportunity for rest or a trip.
The morning session will be fiery, dynamic and flowing practice that aim to build courage and strength in order to empower you. The afternoon practices will be more soma/nectar and vary between gentle and restorative work, focusing on being present with what is, release and letting go.
There are no classes on Sundays, which are dedicated to smooth arrival and settling in and departure.
Morjim is around 50 kms from the Goa International Airport in Dabolim, from where you can take a taxi or we can pre-book a taxi transfer for you. The nearest railway station is the Pernem Station, which is less than 20 kms away. There are frequent buses from the capital city of Panaji and the city of Mapusa to Morjim.
There are lots of regular and charter flights to Goa – you can search for these online.
Visas are required for all foreign nationals visiting India – check www.indianvisaonline.gov.in for current requirements and fees
Make sure you take out comprehensive travel insurance as soon as you book your retreat.
What to bring with you
Bring mosquito repellent, sun protection (and a hat), beach towel, a torch and bite relief cream. There are mats available but you are free to bring your own. We prefer to have our own travel mats on top of the resort mats and would advise you to do this or bring a thick mat.
More details and bookings
Still not sure? call or email us and ask us any questions you have