The center is equipped with beautiful rooms, some with outdoor shower, the kitchen offers a delicious Indian food, carefully prepared according to the principles of Ayurvedic cooking and vegetarian. In the beautiful yoga shala, with wooden floor, which is very rare in India, the energy that welcomes practitioners is really special, giving practices of extraordinary intensity and concentration. And the splendor of Goa, a paradise by the sea in India, with beautiful beaches, surrounded by palm trees with enchanting sunsets. The retreat in Goa is always an extraordinary experience for everyone!
- Arrival Saturday, March 23: Meeting before dinner
- Sunday, March 24 to Friday, April 5 Morning Practice Mysore Style follows Led Class for Beginners
- Afternoon yogic activities: Chanting, Pranayama, Applied Theory, Technique
- During the 6 days and Jayashree Narasimhan: Morning Transcendental Meditation TM (for those who had already done it, deepening and stabilization of practice) Afternoon lessons Chanting, Yoga Philosophy, Indology (reference texts Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita )
€ 1300 for two weeks retreat including accommodation, meals and all yogic activities.
It does not include the cost of airfare, visa of entry into India, the domestic travel (taxi to and from the airport and outputs), eating out and all personal expenses.
For air travel you can find different solutions. Qatar Airways arrives directly in Goa with a stopover in Doha.
The line starts in Milan and Qatar Airways arrives in Goa with a stopover in Doha. This is the solution easier to arrive in Goa. The departure is on Friday, arriving in Goa in the early morning of Saturday. You can return on Saturday, starting early in the morning and arriving in Milan at midday. Otherwise you get to Mumbai and from there you take a domestic flight from Mumbai to Goa. Airlines arriving in Mumbai are Emirates, Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways, Etihad Airways and more. Asian lines tend to be more economic.
The domestic flight from Mumbai to Goa is recommended to take it separately online by choosing between different airlines: Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Air India, Jet Konnect, Indigo or at www.travelguru.com/flights/flights.html; it is always quite cheap. Consider that to take the domestic flight you must pick up your luggage, change the terminal through the dedicated bus and redo the check-in for your flight. It is therefore recommended to have a stopover of at least 2.5 - 3 hours.
Goa at the end of March is in low season and the planes are not in high demand, but being Easter time to find a good rate it is recommended to book your flight on time.
In Italy Indian Visa Outsourcing Centre
Via Marostica, 34
Tel. +39 02 48701173
Fax. +39 02 48715436
Web Site: www.indianvisamilan.com
In other countries, search for Indian Embassy or Consulat
It's advised for moving around, having a scooter, which can be rented at a cost of € 2-3 per day. This is the most used and easy to get around in Goa. It will be our pleasure to arrange this if required. Anyway there are taxis that can be booked directly from the center.
The taxi from the airport to the center can be booked in advance, which is recommended, so the driver knows where to take you. The cost is around Rs 1000-1200 to be divided among the passengers.
Bring very little to dress, once in Goa you can buy some really nice things at very reasonable prices, do not bring hygiene products, there you can find shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, all Ayurvedic and natural.
You do not need to do any kind of vaccination, the place where we are safe and secure.
Some final point on this trip: Yoga retreats are always special experiences, to help deepen the practice in a serene and joyful way and at the same time intense and strong. Allow you to touch the inner spaces and understandings that in everyday life we can not live and feel, and this makes us feel an unusual lightness that is of great benefit, especially for lives like ours, always subject to fast-paced and chaotic states of mind. Goa is a place of extraordinary beauty, still maintained in the wild, but at the same time organized and simple! and the place where we will be high both in hospitality services as well as being of outstanding beauty!
This will bring to live an incredible experience to even the most skeptical of travellers in India and allow them to see it in its most colorful and unique way.
Since the place is big enough, you can extend the participation in the retreat to the family or those interested in such a trip. All children who were with us, had weeks of great fun and experienced Indian as a great personal enrichment.
A major emphasis is instead made to the Transcendental Meditation (TM), which will be taught by Narasimhan: Transcendental Meditation is a meditation technique well-known in the West. It was created by Maharishi Yogi, direct master of Narasimhan, who for 12 years has been his devoted disciple by standing close and constantly studying and working with him on numerous projects for the dissemination of meditation itself. Narasimhan has always chosen to continue his education in India, unlike others who came in Europe, including also the Maharishi Yogi. Today in the West, Transcendental Meditation is transmitted through courses organized more or less in every country. In Europe, this course has a remarkable cost, which is estimated at more than a thousand Euro and teachers who hold them are Westerners who have in turn learned the technique from the disciples of the disciples (and perhaps even the disciples) of Maharishi Yogi. This I want to tell only be able to understand the unique and extraordinary to learn this technique from those who for years has devoted himself completely to this and under the direct guidance of its creator. For those who can appreciate the value, only meditation is such to make this retreat a must, then if we add everything else, can only be an experience like no other.
We can assure you that it will be really something much more than a trip to a tropical country, will be weeks of intense growth, the possibility of listening to our inner selves, the ideal conditions for you to join with yourself; understandings and awareness can manifest themselves in us, where rare treasures will be donated and made our own. Perhaps, for all that is happening around us, it is truly one of the best things that we could give, to give us a break, not only of rest and relaxation, but for growth and enrichment .... than the Euro is very high, around 70Rs for 1 €!
Elena is total available for any help about departures, connections, visa, and to overcome and remove any doubt about this trip. Everything will be organized and simple, Elena and the staff of Satsanga Retreat will be totally committed to these two weeks can be an amazing experience for you to always remember with great pleasure. Anyone who was attracted by India but test the reserves about it, this is an easy and secure way to make a journey into the land of yoga, some to live a nice holiday as well as an unforgettable yoga experience.
Goa is a really easy!
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To attend the workshop, you must be a member of the Association Mi.As.Yo. for the academic year 2012-13 which gives the right to participate in all activities of the Association for that period, as well as insurance coverage: the cost is € 15
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retreat by email:
- Associazione Mi.As.Yo. Milano Ashtanga Yoga
- Banca Popolare Etica
- IBAN: IT52X0501801600000000128260
- BIC: CCRTIT2T84A
- Reason for payment: Goa Retreat + Name
Elena De Martin
+39 3473541355 - +39 0239263159