Yoga Holiday Goa, Feb 2019

2019 holiday mostly sold out (4 non-residential places available, staying nearby)
2020 week launching soon, DATES 9–16 February

Come join Indira and Diana in India!

Yoga holiday with Diana Penny and Indira Lopez-Bassols

Diana and Indira have taught holidays together for many years and by popular request are going further afield in 2019.

We are delighted to announce we have secured a week at Ashiyana, a beautiful yoga resort in Goa, India and are very much looking forward to our first trip here.

Ashiyana is a gorgeous resort, and is well suited for singles, couples and groups of friends as the rooms offer different layouts.

Non-yoga partners are encouraged: there is plenty to explore in Goa with beautiful beaches, historic colonial Portuguese buildings, amazing food markets and early morning/late afternoon walks. See below for non-yoga partner discount.

Dates 24th February–3rd March 2019

One of 3 yoga shalas at Ashiyana

Ashiyana is a fully equipped yoga retreat (it has ropes!), and most teachers re-book the same week year after year: we are extremely lucky to have secured this booking (it’s not who you know, it’s who Indira knows!).

Fully catered prices start at £795 (sharing an eco lodge
** on-site accommodation is now sold out (with a waiting list), however we do have a couple of spaces available on the retreat for those who are happy to stay next door: see non-residential option below.

You will need to book your own flights to India, transfers to/from the resort, plus arrange visas, travel insurance etc as extras. We expect many of you will want to take advantage of being in India and arrive early or stay afterwards to explore (see ‘Tips and Recommendations‘ below).

Please ask us if you have any questions about this holiday.

Ashiyana has Ayurvedic treatment rooms on site.

 

 

 

 

 

Explore the beautiful Ashiyana Resort

Prices per person

Prices are fully catered accommodation and include yoga tuition. A non-yoga friend sharing your room will receive a £130 discount.

Type of Room         Sharing        Single
Beach Hut                  *                     £895 SOLD OUT
Eco Lodge                 £795               £1135 SOLD OUT
Well Tree House        *                     £1135 SOLD OUT
Adobe                        £895             £1135 (double bed) SOLD OUT
Riverview                   £865               £1205
SOLD OUT
Raj Double                 £935               £1305 SOLD OUT
Raj Luxury                  £1155             £1495 SOLD OUT

**Explore the accommodation options at Ashiyana here, but NB Adobe does not yet have photos online as it is a new room.

Non-residential option
Ashiyana recommend Avalon which is next door www.erikapearlvilla.com
If you’d like to do this, you would book the accommodation directly with Avalon (or anywhere else nearby that you like), and book the retreat element with us:
Retreat only cost £665
This includes the yoga teaching, brunch and dinner, unlimited lemon and ginger tea, Indian Chai and filter water, as well as use of the pool facilities.

Book your place

Email us to book or download the booking form in Word here.
A deposit of £200 is required to secure your place, with final payment due on 2nd December 2018.

Daily Schedule

The first day, Sunday 24th February is our arrival day (check-in is from 2pm): a day to settle in, meet the group, do some gentle practice in one of the yoga shalas if you choose and rest. (It may be possible to book extra nights before the course starts, or after, contact Ashiyana directly to enquire).

We will teach two classes a day on six days of the week (unless the whole group choose to do an outing together on one of the days in which case we will adjust the schedule accordingly).

Daily Schedule Monday 25 Feb– Saturday 2 Mar
7:30–10am    Morning class
10.15am    Breakfast/Brunch
Free time  Go to the beach and take a swim in the Arabian Sea, swing in a hammock, lie by the pool, read a book, enjoy a massage or visit the neighbouring villages and take in some of the amazing Indian culture.
5–6.30pm   Evening class.
7pm    Dinner

Ashiyana offer regular evening activities such as meditation, chanting, documentary film shows and talks which we are invited to attend if we wish to.

Sunday 3rd March is departure day (unless you book to stay on); check-out is at 10am.

INCLUSIVE
All yoga classes.
Seven nights accommodation
Two buffet meals: brunch and dinner
All day filter water, hot lemon ginger and Indian masala chai
Extra activities such as meditation, chanting and other cultural evening activities happening in the retreat centre every evening.

Tips and Recommendations

TIP 1
Book your flight early: we recommend shopping around to find the best deal, which may be direct to Goa (Thomas Cook fly direct from Gatwick and Manchester), or might be via Mumbai which will give you more flexibility.

TIP 2
Extend your stay before or after and explore India.

TIP 3
Bring a your partner: Diana and Indira’s partners Mike and José are coming along so there will be plenty of fellow non-yogis for adventures during the day, paddle-boarding, temple visiting and general exploring of the area.

TIP 4
You will need to get an Indian visa before travel, which you can now buy online. Be sure you are on the official site as other 3rd party sites exist and will charge you more. NB You will need at least 180 days validity on your passport.
Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/india/entry-requirements and follow the link to the official site at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

TIP 4
You will need to check if you need any innoculations to travel to India.

TIP 4
The Ashiyana Goa website has some extremely helpful FAQs which we recommend you read here

TIP 5
Following the payment of your deposit, you can spread the cost of your holiday by paying us in instalments along the way: let us know when you book if you’d like to arrange this.