For the seventh year as our custom, we propose the Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Goa with Elena De Martin and always with great Indian masters Jayashree & Narasimhan in the wonderful land of Yoga
Two intense weeks of study-vacation to deepen the knowledge of Yoga, in the beautiful scenery of Goa, hosted by the enchanting
SATSANGA RETREAT www.satsangaretreat.com one of the best Yoga Centers in the world in the middle of the Indian nature.
Yoga Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy and then Beach, Sea, Sharing and Joy all together!

Yoga Retreats are special experiences: they help to deepen the practice in a quiet and efficient way and at the same time intense and strong. Through daily practice and surrounded from the ideal environment, you can reach interior spaces and understandings that in daily life we never touch. This brings us to an unusual lightness of great benefit, especially for our lives as always subject to fast-paced and chaotic states of mind. In this particular case, the retreat in Indian land will make it even more amplified. Goa is a place of extraordinary beauty, still maintained in the wild but at the same time organized and simple! a paradise on Indian Ocean, with beautiful beaches and enchanting sunsets. The center will host us is super in both services and hospitality, is equipped with double and triple rooms, some with a shower under the sun or stars; the kitchen offers a delicious Indian food, carefully cooked according to the principles of Ayurvedic and vegetarian food.
The Goa's retreat is always amazing for everyone and will be able to live an unforgettable experience to even the most skeptical about traveling in India!


 

Elena accompany the students in the two weeks' study of asana practice and afternoon sessions of Technique classes, Pranayama, Applied  Theory other then run about the group to discover the wonders of Goa.
Jayashree & Narasimhan, during their week-long stay, will lead students to discover the deeper meaning of yoga, teaching the traditional method of oral transmission of knowledge Chanting, as well as the philosophy of Yoga and its application in life. These great Indian Masters are carriers of a rare depth of knowledge and their ways that go beyond the usual intellectual approach, reaches out to touch the soul of people.
A special gift that always Narasimhan makes to the retreat's students, is the teaching of Transcendental Meditation (TM): this is a meditation technique widely known in the West. The great founder and popularizer of Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was a direct master of Narasimhan, his devoted disciple for over 12 years. On his way next to his Guru, Narasimhan has studied and worked with him on many projects of the disclosure of Transcendental Meditation in India. He always chose to stay in his homeland, while many have moved to the West, among them the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to disseminate this technique. Today in the West the Transcendental Meditation technique is taught through courses organized in almost every country and the teachers are the disciples of the disciples of the disciples (and perhaps even the disciples) of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Instead learn this technique from the authoritative voice of Narasimhan, who bears within him all the authenticity of Transcendental Meditation, itself already has an extreme value, considering that the course in Europe has almost the cost of the retreat itself, if not more!

SCHEDULE RETREAT:
- Arrival Saturday, March 19th:
meeting before dinner
- Every morning (except Saturday)
Mysore Style for expert students followed by Led Beginners Class
- Yogic Afternoon Activities:
Technique Classes, Pranayama, Theory Applied (with some afternoon break)
- During the week with
Jayashree & Narasimhan: Morning Course Transcendental Meditation TM (for those who had already done it, deepening and stabilization of practice) Afternoon Lessons Chanting, Yoga Philosophy, Indology (reference texts Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita)

COST:
1.450€ for two weeks of retreat including accommodation, meals and all yogic activities
800€ for one week
(not advised solution but accepted)
Are not included in the cost the airfare, visa of entry into India, travel (taxi to and from the airport and outputs), meals eaten outside the center and all personal expenses

TRAVEL:
For air travel you can find different solutions. Qatar Airways arrives directly in Goa with a stopover in Doha.
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 cheaper.
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.yatra.com; 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 to find a good rate it is recommended to book your flight
on time.

TURISTIC VISA TO ENTER IN INDIA
In Italy Indian Visa Outsourcing Centre
Via Marostica, 34
20146, Milano
Tel. +39 02 48701173
Fax. +39 02 48715436
E-mail: visa@indianvisamilan.com
Web Site: www.indianvisamilan.com
In other countries, search for Indian Embassy or Consulat

TIPS:
To move to Goa the most practical way is to rent a Scooter at a cost of approximately € 3,50 per day. In India are not extremely attentive to the rules, especially those of the traffic, but to avoid any fine, it would be better to have an international driving license. The scooter's booking can be done by the time if required. Who does not love the two-wheel drive, it will be possible to book a taxi directly at the affordable cost.
The taxi from the airport to Satsanga Retreat can be booked in advance; coming to pick you up, you will not need to explain where to go and you will avoid being victimized by local taxi drivers. The cost is around 15-20€ to be divided between those who make the journey together.
Clothing and personal things: it is recommended not to bring too much clothing; Goa is a place where you can buy some very nice things at good prices. You can buy all the products for personal hygiene such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, soap, all natural and ayurvedic.
The clothing for yoga is better to take it and even your own mat (there are mats available but are not of high quality).
You do not need to do any kind of vaccination, the place where we are going is protected and secure.

The retreat is open to all, beginners and advanced students
Being a pretty big place, you can open the participation in the retreat also to family, friends or interested in such a trip. All the kids who have been with us the past had weeks of great fun and lived the Indian experience as an opportunity for great personal enrichment.

Elena is at your complete service for any help about departures, connections, and to overcome and dispel any doubts about this trip. Everything will be organized and simple, Elena and the staff of Satsanga Retreat will be totally committed to ensure that these two weeks will be for you a time of your life to always remember with great pleasure. Everyone who is attracted by India but have the reserves about it, this is the most quiet and safe way to break the ice and take a journey into the land of yoga, sure to live a good holiday as well as an unforgettable experience of yoga . Goa is really easy!

Participation in the retreat is subject to the membership of Association Mi.As.Yo. Milano Ashtanga Yoga for the academic year 2015-16 which gives the right to participate in all activities of the Association as well as the insurance coverage; the cost is 20€

Data for the membership :
Name and Surname
Date and Place of Birth
Resident street
City
Cap
Fiscal Code if you have in Italy

Email
Phone

Registration takes place via email and will be confirmed with the advance of €400. The payment solutions can then be evaluated individually, the balance must be made ​​no later than March 10 . Payments can be made at The Yoga Shala or by transfer to the following account:
- Association Mi.As.Yo. Milano Ashtanga Yoga
- Banca Popolare Etica
- IBAN: IT52X0501801600000000128260
- BIC: CCRTIT2T84A
- Reason : Retreat Goa + name

We can assure 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!

To see all the beautiful images of past retreats in Goa, go to our Facebook page and open in Photo Albums - click here

Here the videos of Satsanga Retreat, Ashtanga Yoga Retreat and Indian Masters. To watch click on the pictures


For more info and registration:

Elena De Martin
astangamilano@yahoo.it
+39 3473541355 - +39 3881753842