Samata Holistic Retreat CenterSamata Holistic Centre is located 3km inland from Arambol, a village in the Northern most part of Goa near to the Maharashtra border. Arambol is an ideal starting position to discover the beauties of Goa. With nightly drumming sessions on its long beaches, a vibrant market, lots of international and Indian restaurants, and a large tourist crowd, Arambol allows you to quickly sample the colorful and eventful social fabric of Goa.
At the same time, tucked in the lush palm tree jungle away from partying tourists, nothing at Samata is reminiscent of the busy Goan life.
Yoga Shala: Built from a 200 year old Teak House and featuring a recycled teak floor, this fully equipped temple-like Shala will inspire you to further and deepen your practice.
Dance Studio/Shala: 12x12 meter workshop space with no pillars and 2 walls of mirrors, specifically designed for dance and choreography, but can also be used for yoga styles which do not require props.
Organic Cafe: Vegan and macobiotic cuisine with a Japanese twist, run by a Japanese Chef.
Rooftop Restaurant: run by executive chef with impressive international experience, whose style of cooking focuses more on richness of taste and indulging the senses, and includes seafood and meat, as well as vegetarian options.
Children's Garden Yogi School: fully equipped children's centre with a early childhood development program for 3-6 years old, based on Buddhist values. The kids centre is in she shade of a magnificent Banyan tree complete with a treehouse.
19 spacious, rustic, elegant rooms accommodating up to 40 people, built from traditional style Indonesian village houses, and all from recycled teak wood. Rooms are equipped with King or two single beds, exclusive verandah, private open air bathroom with hot water, and free Wi-Fi.
Communal Kitchen: fully stocked self-service kitchen with assortment of teas, coffee, coconut water, nuts, dried fruits and other snacks available daily for your enjoyment.
Organic Veggie Garden: reintegrating organic and biodynamic principles, a team of organic gardeners and trained local villagers have developed and impressive garden of produce that is served daily. Unlike anywhere else in India, you can witness the organic food that you eat while its growing, and you make friends with the cows which provide the fertilizer needed to grow the produce. Fresh herbs and greens are harvested daily for the kitchen needs.
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Follow. Your. Heart.
You knew (really knew), that your heart pulls you toward mystery and wonder for a purpose, and that this is its job. Follow it just once and see....
Join Meghan for 7 days of total yoga yumminess under Goan palm trees. Advance your yoga practice. Tone your body and mind. Ignite your passion. Reflect on your purpose. End the old year and enter the new blissed out in India.
During this retreat, Meghan lovingly guides you toward delving deeply into your heart's wisdom and reconnecting to the ever-present source of divinity.
Through daily yoga practice, meditation, pranayama, self-inquiry, and contemplation of inspired writings, this week will prepare you to return home and begin 2015 clear, nourished and content.
Hidden in a coconut forest, and moments away from the beach, Samata Holistic Retreat Centre, is a perfect place to soak up India's powerful healing energy. You can also enjoy one of Samata's Wellness Center diverse healing modalities and clinical applications including a wide-range of massages, Ayurveda, and Tibetan Medicine.
With two restaurants on site run by top-class international chefs, you can indulge in 100% Vegan and Organic dishes, as well as lavish seafood and meat dinners if you so desire. In between meals, there is always a bountiful selection of fruit, snacks, tea/coffee, and coconuts in the communal kitchen available for you around the clock.
There will be a generous amount of free time to enjoy optional group activities so that you can take in the beauty and wonders of Mother India during Goa's best season. Nature hikes; temple visits; shopping in the colorful markets, or blissing out on Goa's sunny, long sandy beaches, are just some of the other activities you can pursue during the retreat.
- Twice daily yoga, meditation and pranayama classes aimed to balance, tone and restore body and mind, and help students advance their practice
- 7 Nights in luxury accommodation, yoga practice in temple like yoga shala, use of two swimming pools, and two restaurants
- Daily shuttle to the nearby sandy beaches
- A special New Year's 5 course dinner
- 3 tasty organic meals per day plus super healthy snacks between meals
- Free health consultation at the Wellness Centre
- Plenty of free time to relax, socialize and explore Goa
When I teach I let go as much as possible so I may be an open channel for creative energy to pass through. Every student is everyone's teacher so I plug my heart into everyone and do my best to translate the teachings which present themselves in the moment. I believe it’s not all up to me. Like any recipe, there must be just the right amount of all the ingredients to produce epic flavor. When I teach I mix my given ingredients well with all other unpredictable and delicious ingredients to co-create with the playful universe and be a part of something grand. I never know what is going to happen. And if I attempt to know too much, something is lost. I love life and food in raw true form. Much fear has brought me to where I am, so I encourage all sides of everyone to be welcomed, honored and faced. For fears, if faced, are like really good manure for the soul. I am SO grateful to all my teachers, especially Steve Merkley, Paige Faraci, Chris Chavez, and everyone I have ever met…
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