Retreat Program Details:

An eight day and seven night all inclusive Ashtanga Yoga Retreat at the very special SwaSwara Eco Resort 

 

The retreat begins on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashami which celebrates the victory of light over darkness and the awakening of spiritual knowledge within.  The retreat will focus on the integration of all the elements of ashtanga yoga practice as well as yoga philosophy, chanting and satsang along with Ayurvedic and Naturopathic treatments. SwaSwara Eco Resort was chosen for its specialisation in holistic treatments and its stunning setting in the natural environment of pristine South Indian coastal forest. SwaSwara Eco Resort is the perfect place to deepen all aspects of your Ashtanga practice and reconstruct your body, mind and spirit, creating balance and harmony within.

 

Daily morning chanting is followed by Ashtanga Led and Mysore Classes and complimented by afternoon satsang, delving into yoga philosophy discussions with asana and pranayama technique sessions. During the day schedule Ayurvedic massage and naturopathy treatments or take Ayurvedic cooking, meditative art classes or go on a guided nature walk with SwaSwara’s in house naturalist. The moon day will begin with a morning satsang you followed by boat ride on the beautiful Aganashini river (who's river mouth meets the Arabian sea only a short distance from SwaSwara) to visit historic Mirjan Fort, followed by a tuk tuk ride from the boat jetty to the Fort, returning by boat to OM Beach. 

Kids at SwaSwara: This year SwaSwara have relaxed their child policy. For the first time ever guests will be able to brings children under 15 years of age. There will be ample activities for children including Art and cooking classes, nature walks and Karma yoga activities as well as the pool and beach. Kids under 18 will not however be able to receive ayurvedic or naturopathic massage treatments.  

In order to take advantage of the relaxed child policy, we will need to secure enough bookings to fill 20 rooms in the resort. If you would like to bring a child under 15 please contact us for more information and we will let you know where we stand. Special child rates are available upon request.

 

Partners of Retreat Attendees: You are welcome to bring your 'non-yoga' partner to share your villa and to relax and enjoy SwaSwara while you sweat it out in the yoga room. Partners will be able to access all the same benefits of the SwaSwara including ayurveda and naturopathy treatments as outlined below. Please contact us directly for partner rates and more information.

RETREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES:

 

Ashtanga Yoga: (Min 10 to start, max 20)

  • 5 Daily Chanting, Philosophy, Satsang and Asana Technique

  • 7 Morning Asana Practice sessions

Ayurveda: 

  • 1 Consultation: A detailed consultation with the Ayurveda doctor on arrival followed by check-ups & interaction prior to each Ayurveda treatment

  • Treatments: 4 full body Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massages per person

Organic Ayurvedic meals: 

  • 2 main meals per day (Brunch & Dinner)

  • Delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian organic meals are created from scratch every day from seasonal produce sourced from the local farming community and the SwaSwara organic garden.

 

Luxurious Villa:

  • Single or Shared base Private Villa

  • 7 nights accommodation

  • Accommodation is in individual villas with private courtyards and private outdoor showers, and upstairs meditation area looking over  the grounds of SwaSwara. Each one a sanctuary in it’s own right.

  • Set on beautiful Om Beach, Gokarna, on the Western Coast of Karnataka, the grounds are surrounded by pristine coastal rain forest and only a short walk to the ocean.

​Optional Activities:

  • Boat trip to historic Morjan Fort, tour of local Gokarna Village, Cooking Classes / Demonstrations, Art Classes and Nature Walks with SwaSwara staff are also available as part of your stay.

 

Airport / Train Station transfer:

  • The closest international airport is Dabolim Airport in Goa. Fly into Dabolim and you will be picked up in a limousine and brought directly to SwaSwara inclusive of the package fee.

  • Round trip Limousine transfer (free of charge)

  • Contact SwaSwara directly for date & time & pax number arrangements.

Pricing:

 

NORMAL RATES Full Package fee per person from 1st July 2019

  • Single Accommodation: USD$2,288 per person (-->$287 lower than 2017)

  • Double (shared) Accommodation: USD$1,988 per person​ (-->$87 lower than 2017)

EARLY BIRD pricing is available until 30th June 2019  - (Full payment required)​

  • Single Accommodation: USD$2,088 per person (-->$362 lower than 2017)

  • Double Accommodation: USD$1,888 per person (-->$87 lower than 2017)

SUPER EARLY BIRD pricing is available until 30th April 2019  - (Full payment required)​

  • Single Accommodation: USD$1,888 per person (--> almost $700 lower than 2017's rate)

  • Double Accommodation: USD$1,688 per person (--> almost $387 lower than 2017's rate)

SECURING YOUR SPOT - REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

  • FOR REGISTATION and PAYMENT– email Andrew or Veronique 

  • To secure your place the package fee must be paid in full within 30 days of reservation.

  • The courses requires a minimum of 10 participants to start.

  • Final notice regarding course status will be sent 75 days prior to commencement date.

REFUND POLICY

  1. After 1st Sep: strictly no refund.

  2. Between 1st Aug – 30th Sep: 50% refund less a $200 USD handling fee.

  3. Between 1st Jun – 31st July: 75% refund less a $200 USD handling fee.

  4. Before 1st Jun: 100% refund less a $200 USD handling fee.

  5. If the course is full a refund is only possible if a replacement is found.

  6. Under any refund situation, credits (less the USD$200 handling fee) to future retreat is subject to the teacher & SwaSwara’s final discretion.

  7. In the event that the organizers cancel the retreat, a full refund will be arranged to paid participants.

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For 2019 retreat registration & inquiries please email Andrew  or Veronique