Ashiyana Retreat Centre, Goa

The Ashiyana Retreat Centre is on Mandrem Beach. Most of the accommodation is in a palm grove fronting the Mandrem River and faces towards the sea, which can be viewed from the upper-floor balconies of all of the eco-lodges.

The Ashiyana site is split between a palm grove fronting the Mandrem River and a second piece of land, across a bridge, that fronts the beautiful Mandrem Beach. The palm grove has much of the accommodation, the restaurant, three yoga shalas, and the treatment centre and spa, as well as, the luxury villa and treehouse accommodation. The beachfront land has beach huts.

Ashiyana offers a series of retreats and trainings throughout the season. Some are run by the Ashiyana team, and are designed around the theme of discovering yourself more fully and letting go of conditioned habits so that we may awaken to our inner peace and joy. Others are led by teacher friends who offer something that we wish to support. The main program which they offer twice during the season is the Ashiyana Yoga Teacher Training.

A yoga holiday allows you to be totally flexible with your time and yet attend any of the classes at the “drop-in” centre as well as the other activities – meditation, chanting, karma yoga, ‘barefoot boogie’ (based on contact improvisation dance), walks, and impromptu gatherings and workshops.

Teachers are invited to teach at the drop-in centre on the basis of their way of teaching and their openness rather than their specific style of yoga.


Author: Planet Goa Team
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