A JOURNEY TO THE HEART
with Claire & Hrönn
February 24 - March 3, 2019
YES - this is the retreat for you and we are so excited to return to this magical place!
Claire and Hronn invite you to take a soulful dive into your heart, in the beautiful space of the Devarya Wellness Center, by Morjim beach in Goa. Claire and Hrönn are both very experienced, highly qualified teachers who love to teach a soulful fusion of form and flow, to uplift and inspire, with a focus on heart, breath and alignment.
The Retreat Center - Devarya Wellness
Located in the heart of a serene seaside town in Goa is Devarya Wellness, where you can breathe, experience and live the yoga life. Spanning 7,000 square metres, this green retreat overlooking the Morjim Beach is a peaceful sanctuary for those seeking an escape from the monotony of a busy, urban existence. At Devarya, which translates into Divine Belief in Sanskrit, everyone from beginners to seekers and yogis can experience the goodness and mindfulness of a holistic yoga lifestyle.
Specially designed to celebrate the colourful and mystical spirit of India, our bouquet of rooms speak to your senses, lets you soak in the relaxed vibes of our property and resonate with your inner balance. Our in-house restaurants dish out tasty & healthy organic fare complete with superfoods to help you detox your system. From enjoying our natural salt water swimming pool, sunbathing on the sandy Morjim beach or watching the sun set into the Arabian sea, you can experience it all at Devarya Wellness - the serene environment to stimulate your mind, energise your body and speak to your soul. A space to just be.
Devarya Wellness space, offers an escape from the mundane. The luxurious accommodation set in a lush garden is located just a minute walk from the Morjim beach stretch and is specially designed to give you a tropical holiday that you deserve. The rooms across the property which spans 7000 sq metres, seamlessly blends the elements of a Goan Portuguese heritage with the aesthetics of Rajasthani royalty.
Each room is vibrant, airy and filled with natural light and good energy. Tastefully furnished with earthy decor that has been handpicked to reflect the elements of nature. This accommodation offers you the beauty of traditional design combined with all the contemporary comforts of a luxury property.
All rooms come equipped with a private bathroom, most with a private balcony, comfortable beds, spacious cupboards, fresh linen, a ceiling fan, an air conditioner and a mosquito net on request.
What does chakra mean?
Chakra Standard Rooms
Chakra Cottages and Junior Cottages
Your teachers - Claire Saunders & Hrönn Kold Sigurdardottir
It is with great pleasure that I again invite you to join me and my dear Rasa Yoga sister Claire Saunders for an experience that you'll never forget. We met during our 300 hour advanced teacher training with Sianna Sherman in Berlin 2015 and teaching together comes very naturally and easeful for both of us. Claire has a light heart and we instantly had many great laughs (and cries as tends to happen when we work deep!). I'm very much looking forward to this amazing co-operation.
Schedule - overview
Arrival is on Sunday and dinner is at 8pm.
Monday – Saturday :
Each day, there will be a morning yoga practice, followed by Breakfast Brunch. There will be time to enjoy the beach, the pool, or other activities bookable at Devarya, followed by an afternoon yoga practice with more of a slow flow and restorative feel. There will be a rest day, probably Wednesday, to give an opportunity for rest or a trip.
The morning sessions will be fiery, dynamic and flowing practice that aim to build courage and strength in order to empower you. The afternoon practices will be more soma/nectar and vary between gentle and restorative work, focusing on being present with what is, release and letting go.
Full schedule will be sent to participants 1 months prior to the retreat.
On arrival day, Sunday, there will be a traditional fire ceremony (Agni Puja) and a short practice. On departure day, Sunday, there will be no practice to ensure a smooth relaxing departure.
Hrönn and Claire are dedicated to teaching all levels of yoga students, so this is a great opportunity to grow in yoga, whether you are a beginner or an experienced student.
Morjim is around 50 kms from the Goa International Airport in Dabolim, from where you can take a taxi or we can pre-book a taxi transfer for you. The nearest railway station is the Pernem Station, which is less than 20 kms away. There are frequent buses from the capital city of Panaji and the city of Mapusa to Morjim.
There are lots of regular and charter flights to Goa – you can search for these online.
What to bring with you?
Bring mosquito repellent, sun protection (and a hat), beach towel, a torch and bite relief cream. There are mats available but you are free to bring your own.
Shared rooms pr person
Chakra Junior Cottage: € 1050
Single rooms are limited and price is on application.
Not included: Flight tickets, transport from and to Morjim, medical and travel insurance. Excursions and activities booked at the resort.
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Visual highlights from Journey to the Heart Retreat