Join us at Jivana in Goa this February, the ideal place to detoxify, relax, practice yoga and escape the winter in a lush tropical setting. Explore the stunning beaches, rest on the many large terraces with lovely views around the Goan countryside and indulge in massage, yoga and meditation. Jivana is the perfect location for letting go and giving your body a much needed break
Prices (per person in British pounds)
Temple Room, AC
890 GBP for single occupancy
700 GBP for shared occupancy
820 GBP for single occupancy
660 GBP for shared occupancy
These prices include accommodation with ensuite bathroom for 7 nights as well as all juices, coconuts, soups, herbs and supplements needed for the detox. Twice daily yoga classes and once daily nutrition classes are all part of the program. Prices do not include flights and transfers, or massages. Please note that everything we serve on the retreat will be fully organic.
About the Venue: Jivana Goa
Jivana is located in the beautiful hills that surround the coastal village of Mandrem, in north Goa. Just 2 km from the long stretches of beaches in Mandrem, some of the best in north Goa, means you can enjoy both the tranquil life of the Indian village as well as the beauty of the nearby beach. All rooms are ensuite and have their own terraces and verandahs overlooking the Goan countryside. At Jivana there is lush green vegetation everywhere you look and plenty of places to relax and unwind. A free daily shuttle will be available to take you to the beach.
If you would like to spend more time in Goa outside of the retreat week, we can recommend accommodation for you in the nearby area. Note that there are direct flights to Goa from many UK airports, just email us for more details.
More about Goa
The Indian state of Goa is located on the western side of the Indian subcontinent, on the Arabian Sea. Goa's coastline measures 125 km. and its golden sandy beaches cover not less than 85 km. making it an ideal destination for beach lovers everywhere. Goa was a Portuguese colony from 1510 until 1961, giving it a unique blend of Christian and Hindu architecture and culture. In addition to its many beautiful beaches and incredible sunsets, Goa is home to wildlife sanctuaries, over 400 different species of birds, market towns, designer shops and a famous flea market which attracts sellers from many parts of India and the world. Goa has a warm pleasant climate with unbroken sunshine from December to April. Temperatures in February average between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. This pleasant weather continues until mid-April when the humidity rises and temperatures increase.
More about the Retreat
Most people subject their bodies to harmful lifestyles and diets that inhibit the body's ability to cleanse and heal. Eating a poor diet of processed foods clogs up the digestive system with waste materials and prevents our bodies from absorbing vital nutrients, which can lead to health problems over time. Fasting allows an incredibly effective cleansing process to take place in the body that reaches down to each and every cell and tissue. All your organs receive a well-deserved rest and a much-needed clear out. After 24 hours of not eating, the energy used for digestion is redirected towards clearing out waste matter, dead and damaged cells, blood gas, microbes, parasites and other toxins from your system. Without the chemical interference of stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, sugar and alcohol, your body is able to find a better natural balance. A professional nutritional adviser will support you throughout the fasting process. During the fast you will consume organic fruit and vegetable juices, young tender coconuts, barley grass, moringa and vegetable broth to provide you with the vitamins and minerals you need to nurture your body, and detoxifying herbs will aid in the cleansing process. Psyllium husks will provide cleansing bulk and help stave off physical hunger. Self-administered enemas are done twice daily to help the body to eliminate toxins. Daily yoga is complemented by fun and informative classes on nutrition and healthy eating, sustainable living, meditation and happiness. (Fasting is not safe for people who are very underweight, clinically obese, pregnant, diabetic, suffering from kidney disease or certain cancers. Please contact us if you have any concerns about your health that you would like to discuss further before arrival).
More About our Yoga Teacher
Helen Noakes, co-director of the Yoga Health Mandala and founder of HN Chavutti Massage Training, hosts yoga teacher trainings, intensives and seminars in India, Europe, Scandinavia and the USA. Her passion is sharing Scaravelli yoga that has brought many gifts and learnings to her life.
Scaravelli inspired yoga is revolutionary and offers inspiring tools to deepen whatever style of Hatha yoga you practice. You will be guided into a beautiful journey of waves and spirals into your spine which can lead into a slow and safe release of tension as well as a new and profound learning of experiencing movement. Vanda Scaravelli quotes in her book 'Awakening the Spine' . "There are no beginner or advanced students" Everybody can benefit from this approach to yoga...from absolute beginners to experienced practitioners.