Goa Ashram and BeachTour

October 13 – October 25, 2022

Goa

Ashram
and
Beach
Tour

This tour invites you to visit ashrams and spend time at the various beaches of Goa. Goa offers beaches from the north to the south along the mid west coast of India. There is a large Christian population due to the history of the Portuguese settling in this area in the last 2 centuries. This tour offers regular yoga classes and an opportunity to visit a few ashrams and stay at one for a short retreat. If you are looking for a nice mix of yoga, shopping and beach time this is the tour for you.

What is

an Ashram?

An ashram is a retreat centre with buildings for eating, sleeping, studying, meditating and yoga. Ashrams have been a place of worship, peace, learning and most importantly inner transformation and experience for centuries. Through various practices such as yoga and meditation as well as participation in ancient rituals and traditions, you will be fully immersed in the Ashram lifestyle. Here you will have the opportunity to join traditional ayurveda cooking courses, receive ancient ayurveda massages and treatments to suit all aliments and help balance the body’s energy points (chakras). With so many ashrams to choose from with varied quality and authenticity, Yoga Travels with longtime experience in India, provides a curated trip to bring you to ashrams that will ensure a diverse, streamlined and top quality experience.

Ayurveda is a form of alternative medicine that is the traditional system of medicine of India and seeks to treat and integrate body, mind and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbal, remedies, exercise, meditation, breathing and physical therapy. 

What is 

Ayurveda?

Inclusions

  • All Yoga Travels Tours offer 1 yoga class daily and other yoga activities throughout the tour.
  • Enjoy a Spice Plantation Tour
  • Visit Shri Shantadurga Temple
  • Explore the beaches of Goa
  • Group airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Beach yoga and hilltop meditation
  • Opportunity for Ayurveda treatments
  • Participate in yoga philosophy classes
  • Meet various Indian yoga swamis

Transport
Minivan

Meals
13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners (includes all meals at Preksha Ashram)

Exclusions

  • International flights and any airport tax
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses like, communication, laundry, bar bills, internet,tips for guide and drivers etc.
  • Mandatory Travel Insurance
  • Any extra nights at hotels due to any reason, services not specified, meals not specified

Itinerary

13 days
Goa Airport →Anjuna → Mandrem → Anjuna→ Benaulim → Goa Airport

Transfer from airport to hotel. Hotel check-in starts 2pm (airport is about 1.5 hour drive from Hotel). The group will meet early evening and then we will enjoy a welcome dinner. (-/-/D)

After breakfast we will go on a walking tour and visit the Anjuna Beach area (opportunity for swimming, strolling, shopping and sunbathing). Late afternoon meditation at the hotel before dinner. (B/-/-)

Today you will have the option of exploring the Anjuna area on your own or joining the group for a day at the beach with a visit to Ozran Beach area or heading to the hotel pool for some sunbathing. Late afternoon meditation at the hotel before dinner. (B/-/-)

Five day Yoga Bliss Retreat – Our stay at the ashram will include daily yoga, meditation and philosophy classes. There is an ayurveda clinic in the ashram and you will have the opportunity to book ayurveda treatments. There will also be beach and sunrise yoga and meditation. The ashram stay also includes full board with 3 vegetarian meals daily. (B/L/D)

Check-in mid day at Fairfield Marriott, Anjuna with the rest of day free to enjoy the pool or head back to Anjuna beach with the hotel shuttle. (B/-/-)

Visit Swan Ashram for early morning Yoga and Satsang (discussion) with Swami Shivendra – return to hotel late afternoon and then head to Saturday night market Anjuna. (B/L/-)

Morning yoga and then pickup for the included Temple and Spice Tour (B/L/-) The tour includes a visit Shantadurga Temple, Shri Shantadurga Temple which is situated at the foothills of Kavalem village in Ponda Taluka, Goa. A small laterite mud shrine was built and the deity was installed here. The mud shrine was converted into a beautiful temple whose foundation stone was laid in 1730 and temple was completed in 1738 and renovated in 1966. We will then head to a spice plantation and upon arrival refresh ourselves with a cup of herbal tea. The visit to the plantation is very interesting as we learn how spices and herbs are grown organically while we take a tour around the plantation. After the tour we will enjoy a sumptuous Goan lunch on a locally prepared plate in an open restaurant.

Morning yoga and then after breakfast we will transfer to the beautiful beaches of South Goa. We will check-in to our beach resort and have the rest of the day to explore the beach and the resort. (B/-/-)

Morning yoga in the resort library with the incredible view of the Arabian Ocean. After breakfast a last day for the beautiful beach and pool of the resort. In the early evening we will have a closing circle before our last included group dinner. (B/-/D)

We will enjoy our sumptuous breakfast and then prepare for your departure to the airport (45 minutes). (B/-/-)

AIR TRAVEL

Flights are not included in the tour price. DO NOT purchase any airline tickets until the tour is confirmed to take place. Pre and post tours can be arranged through Club Adventure and are available at an additional charge. Please contact Club Adventure for further details bernard@clubaventure.ca

Daily Ashram Schedule

6:00 am Collective meditation
7:00 am Yoga Asanas
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Karma Yoga / Study Period
11:30 am Satsang (questions and answers)
1:00 pm Lunch
3:30 pm Tea
4:00 pm Individual study or practice / Karma Yoga
5:00 pm Yoga Asanas (optional)
6:00 pm Meditation / Kirtan (chanting)
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Cultural programs: reading, video, talks, singing, dancing

Don't miss this opportunity !

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