Enjoy deep yoga practices twice a day in a beautiful yoga shala with time to relax on the beach, adventure into town and the local market, have a massage or spa treatment. Ashiyana is a Hindi word meaning home or place of rest, thus alluding to this relaxed, tension-free state. Set amidst abundant, tropical flora and fauna, the Ashiyana Yoga Retreat Center has been designed as a deeply nurturing place where you can relax your body, calm your mind, and awaken to your inner peace of being. The retreat center is based on the “Ancient Wisdom for Joyful Living” which is about truly relaxing, and sensing the depth of your being as you observe and experience the outer world. When you relax deeply, you realize your essential nature - your inner peace of being. When you perceive the outer world from this state of peace, you are not troubled or disturbed. This can be truly transformational travel!
This yoga holiday allows you to be totally flexible with your time and yet attend any of the classes at the center. Since the focus is not so much on the style of yoga, but rather on the sensitivity and awareness with which the teachers teach, your "level" of yoga ability is unimportant (beginners are welcome). Ashiyana has three main Yoga Shalas (practice spaces) all of which are beautiful and well equipped.
Relax and unwind in the beautiful Spa and Treatment Center with Goa’s only “natural swimming pool” and hamam. You are free to attend any of the other Ashiyana activities – twice-daily yoga classes, meditation, chanting, karma yoga, barefoot boogie (based on contact improvisation dance), and walks, sun salutations at the beach and impromptu gatherings and workshops. You can hang out in the peace and quiet of Ashiyana in one of the many “chill-out” spaces. There are many opportunities to bask in the sunshine on the endless stretch of beaches and visit the local town center and markets of Goa.