20 Hour Yoga Immersion

 

GOKARNA, INDIA 

Iyengar Yoga Immersion in the beautiful surroundings of Kudle Beach, Gokarna, India. With crashing waves on your back doorstep, your days spent here will include yoga classes and plenty of time to unwind and relax. 
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DATES

March 22 - March 30, 2020

ॐ Namaste ॐ

Imagine this: Daily Iyengar Yoga classes in a gorgeous retreat centre in sun soaked Southern India. Set atop a beautiful beach with local fruit sellers bringing you fresh fruit and coconuts to drink whilst you watch the waves, creeping up on the sand, tempted? Then please come and join us for our Spring 2020 Yoga retreat in Gokarna… 


THE SETTING

In a place which can be termed as a perfect mixture of natural beauty and some of the most important religious destinations, Gokarna is one of the major tourist destinations in Karnataka. The beaches present in this region are fantastic and notable because of their cleanliness. Among all the beaches, the Kudle Beach is one of the most visited ones because of its unmatched natural beauty.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

A pocket of peace and tranquillity called NAMASTE YOGA FARM is located within the trees and flowers atop Kudle beach, Gokarna. Luisa and Oliver, our friendly owners have worked very hard to create a beautiful, clean, green environment for visitors to enjoy. The rooms, cottages and tree houses are magnificent and unique. All are clean and cosy, providing the perfect setting for winding down and relaxing in comfort. The outdoor area and garden space is well looked after and gets a revamp yearly with many new plants and flowers to enjoy. This resort has received a certificate of excellence from trip advisor. For more information and a closer look, check their website www.spiritualland.com


THE PROGRAM: IYENGAR YOGA

What distinguishes Iyengar Yoga from other yoga styles is the attention to detail in each and every asana (posture. Many props such as bricks, belts and blankets are used throughout the class to increase awareness in different parts of the body whilst making more challenging asanas accessible to all. Iyengar yoga focuses on precision and alignment within a incorporating dynamic, static and restorative sequences to awaken the body and steady the mind. During this Iyengar Yoga retreat, you will receive two daily yoga classes. One in the morning and one in the afternoon.

 

GETTING THERE
You will be booking your flights to Dabolim Goa International Airport (GOI). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. 


Chapada dos Veadeiros

Chapada dos Veadeiros

Maracatu

Transformational Retreat

WHAT YOU GET
 

  • ​9 nights’ at an eco-yoga retreat center 
  • Daily Breakfast & snacks
  • 20+ Hours of Iyengar Yoga classes
  • Water and drinks
  • Linen and towels
  • Complimentary bikes to explore the surroundings 
  • Plenty of free time to relax on the beach

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transfer to/from the airport
  • Airfare to/from India
  • Visa

ALSO AVAILABLE

 

  • Beach Music jams
  • Bhajan Gatherings
  • Massage and spa treatments
  • Hiking excursion to any of the beautiful beaches in Gokarna
  • Day trips to Gokarna Town

  

GOOD TO KNOW

Gokarna in Sanskrit means cows ear and with these wonderful creatures being sacred in India they are welcomed with open arms by all! You will see them regularly appearing in the town visiting local shops and restaurants and relaxing on the beaches. They are generally friendly and love a cuddle but do be careful of leaving your afternoon samosa in your beach bag when you go for a dip as these delightful beings will snuffle them out and can move much quicker than you think!

DAILY SCHEDULE

MORNINGS begin in meditative silence as we move into the beautiful yoga space among the trees. Our highly experienced teacher, Julie Baker will be there to welcome and guide you into your practice weaving strength, flexibility, breath and awareness accommodating beginners through advanced practitioners alike. Following our morning session we are served a delicious breakfast to set us up for the day ahead!  


AFTERNOONS  are yours for the taking and can include a hiking excursion to any of the beautiful beaches in Gokarna or a trip into town if you fancy it.  Or maybe you’d rather relax and unwind in the beauty and seclusion of the yoga farm itself with a good book perhaps?  It’s your choice entirely.  Later in the afternoon, we re-convene for another gentle and rejuvenating yoga class under the setting sun.


EVENINGS are free and easy.  You may want to try the Indian cuisine at any of the local eateries or beach restaurants.  Or perhaps, if you are lucky, catch some music at the regular beach jams, or simply take a moonlit walk along the beach before bed – the night is yours!


THE GUIDES

COZY ROOMS

3 Plant Medicine Ceremonies (Ayahuasca)

Shared Dorm (up to 4)
  $ 1,210 USD per person
€ 1,045 Euros per person
£ 915 Pounds per person

3 Plant Medicine Ceremonies (Ayahuasca)

Double Occupancy (2 people in one room)

$ 1,210 USD per person
€ 1,045 Euros per person
£ 915 Pounds per person

3 Plant Medicine Ceremonies (Ayahuasca)

Private Room

$ 1,540 USD per person
€ 1,320 Euros per person
£ 1,145 Pounds per person

  • TESTIMONIALS

    “ I went to Brazil May 2018 and the experience was amazing. Ari and Ryan took care of everything. Everyone was so open and kind. Food was incredible, and I'm not vegan; accomodations were just rustic enough to feel like an adventure, without actually having to forgo comforts. Swimming under a waterfall was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I got to experience a piece of the culture. My only critique was that I definitely recommend more Maracatu! ” Cayley, California, 2018
  • TESTIMONIALS

    “ I went on the Terra Retreat to Brazil in May and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life so far. Ari did a fantastic job of curating the entire experience from the lodging, the hikes, plan{e}t medicine ceremonies and morning yoga, everything was perfect. Not to mention, the food was off the charts amazing(If you went just to eat you'd be happy you did). Throughout the retreat I was given space to expand into a more full expression of my truest self and that in of itself is absolutely priceless. Ari is dedicated to making sure that all of the participants' needs and desires are met and she is absolutely one of the most generous and loving souls I have ever been in contact with. If you feel even slightly called to it, I can say for sure that this is a space you can put your fullest trust into and upon returning home you will find you have gotten much more out of it than you ever could have put in. Take the leap! “ Jeffrey, Maryland, 2018
  • TESTIMONIALS

    “ Ari really sets the bar high when it comes to yoga retreats. Truth be told it was actually allot more than just a “yoga retreat” Each day was jam packed with so much fun and adventure. Not to mention 3 nights of ayahuasca/ kambo ceremonies , needless to say our scheduled rest days were much appreciated. All in all my time in Brazil was something special I will cherish the rest of my life. Super grateful to have gotten to meet all the amazing people who participated in the retreat. By the end of the 10 days we had become like a little family which made an already awesome trip even better. To Ari, thanks again for everything! best of luck with your future Terra Retreats and I hope to participate in one again soon! “ Austin, Connecticut, 2018