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RETREAT

GOA - INDIA

ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT
with ELENA DE MARTIN

24th of MARCH - 7th of APRIL 2012

special guests

DR. M.A. JAYASHREE
PROF. M.A. NARASIMHAN
from Mysore Karnataka India
from 28th of March to 3rd of April

After the extraordinary  experiences of privious yeas, for the 3rd year we will be again at our Goa retreat  in  2012.
As usual we’ll be again accommodated at the
SATSANGA RETREAT center www.satsangaretreat.com a charming construction immersed in the natural landscape of Goa. The center provides beautifully furnished rooms, some of them with an open-air shower, the kitchen offers delicious Indian food, carefully cooked according to the principles of Ayurvedic and vegetarian cooking.
In the wonderful yoga shala, which has a wooden floor (a very rare thing for India) the energy that welcomes participants is really special and facilitates a very special yoga practice as for intensity and concentration.
Not to mention amazing Goa: a paradise on the Indian sea, with wonderful beaches surrounded by palm trees and offering charming sunsets. This is an experience you should really try!

 

 

 

 

 


  
 

RETREAT SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTION:

- Arrival on Saturday March 24th : meeting before dinner to start the retreat.
- From Sunday March 25th to  Friday April 6st daily morning Mysore Style  practice followed by a guided class for beginners.
- During the afternoons various activities will be chosen and organized depending on the day: chanting, pranayama, applied theory classes beside excursions to the beach.
- During the 6 days with
Jayashree and Narasimhan you’ll be proposed to attend the course TM - Transcendent Meditation in the morning (with the possibility for those who already attended it, to participate again and reestablish your own practice) and Chanting and Yoga Philosophy in the afternoon which will take hints from the fundamental yoga texts (Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and Bhagavad Gita).
Jayashree and  Narasimhan (
http://www.anantharesearch.org/) are two teachers of extraordinary yogic knowledge and thanks to their being so simple and available they are an incredible example of yoga applied to life.
Their presence is a priceless gift to be received with the greatest gratitude.
For further infos on Jayashree and Narasimhan click here.

The total cost for two weeks of retreat inclusive of food, accommodation and all yogic activities included Jayashree and Narasimhan's workshop is Euros 1250.
One week Euros 650. What is not included: flight, Visa to enter India, transports within the country (taxi from and to the airport and any trip out of the retreat center), meals outside of the center and any personal expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRACTICAL ADVICE: the use of a motor scooter as a transport is suggested, you can rent it for about 2-3 Euros a day. This is the easiest and most used way to move around in Goa. We’ll take care of this if you require it. There are also taxis that can be booked directly from the center. You can buy a sim card for your cell phone, this is the most economic way to call even abroad: a call to Italy costs about 5 Rs per minute, less than 10 Euro cents. The exchange rate from Euro to Rupies  is very easy and even easier if you exchange cash. In case you would like to withdraw money from ATM you will find some ATM machines.

You can book your taxi from the airport to the center in advance, this is highly suggested, this way the driver already knows where to take you. The cost is about 900-1000 Rs to be shared among the passengers. Remember not to take much clothing with you when traveling , once in Goa you can buy very nice things at very cheap prices. Please do not carry with you personal hygiene products, at the center you will find shampoo, hair conditioner, soap, toothpaste, all of which ayurvedic and natural products. Vaccinations are not required as the place where we’ll stay is protected and safe

To enter in India i needed the VISA that can be done at the Consulate of India in any country.

 

Elena is at your disposal  to clear any doubts or answer any questions related to the  trip and the retreat. For those of you who would like to visit India but still feel  timorous about it, this is definitely the easiest and safest way to take a trip to the land of Yoga, and be certain you will spend a wonderful holiday and an unforgettable yogic experience. Goa is a very easy place!

For any further enquiry and reservation
Ass. MI. AS. YO. MILANO ASHTANGA YOGA
ELENA DE MARTIN

+39 0239263159 - +39 3473541355
astangamilano@yahoo.it