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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7 nights / 8 days
Welcoming all levels.
"And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been" ― Rainer Maria Rilke
Resolve to keep happy and healthy in the New Year by kicking it off with 7 days of pampering on and off your mat in the incredible Samata Holisitic Center in Goa, India.
Kevin Naidoo and Rachael Fallon lead the twice-daily yoga sessions, mindfully combining meditation and pranayama tools to get you into a state of bliss and purpose for the year ahead. These two inspirational travelling yogis share a wonderful passion for life and well-being, which they impart through their teachings around the world. The opportunity to embrace or deepen your yoga practice in one of India's most beautiful spots with two incredible teachers will with no doubt serve as a portal to launch your personal transformation in 2015.
Our yoga programme inspired by dynamic vinyasa and ashtanga in the mornings, and yin and nidra in the afternoons is supplemented by Samata's diverse selection of healing modalities including massages, Ayurveda treatments and Vedic astrology readings.
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. Nature hikes; temple visits; cooking classes; shopping in the colorful markets, or blissing out on Goa's long sandy beaches are just some of the other activities you can pursue during the retreat.
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.
What you will get:
- An authentic yoga holiday in India
- 7 Nights in luxury accommodation of the stunning Samata Holistic Center, with a temple like yoga shala, two swimming pools, two restaurants, and a children centre
- Twice daily yoga, meditation, philosophy and pranayama classes
- 3 tasty organic meals per day plus super healthy snacks between meals
- Plenty of free time to relax, socialize and explore Goa
You may also want to*:
- Get authentic Indian cooking lessons
- Visit the famous Anjuna Wednesday Flea Market
- Visit the local Spice farms
- Travel through time in Old Goa
- Spend a day in the beautiful Samata Wellness center
- Take a ride on the epic Royal Enfield through the local villages
*indicate interest for optional activities in the registration form @ www.supersoulyoga.net
Rachael has extensive training with Jivamukti, Iyengar, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Yang, Hatha Yoga and The Hidden Message of Asana, Vikasa Yoga. She is also a Vipassana Practitioner. She has been co-teaching Yoga TT's since 2009 in Canada, India, and Thailand and created a 100 hour Level 2 TTC called The Practice.
Rachael has a deep Love and Passion for working with Teachers, and taking people deeper into Yoga Journey. See more photos and other events by this presenter
Through Yoga, Kevin discovered a deep mind-body connection, and an increased sense of mental clarity and purpose. He travels, practices and teaches Yoga, with the intention to spread that sense of Oneness, firmly believing that the ancient practice of Yoga is for everyone. Spreading the message of yoga to the next generation, he has also taught yoga to children, inner city youth, and children with disabilities.
Kevin teaches Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa flow classes, inspired by positive island vibes. His classes are both creative and challenging, focusing on igniting the Prana, and finding stillness and oneness in each asana. Woven with Indian Vedic Philosophy, each class is a journey in itself, culminating in Yoga Nidra that will leave you feeling bliss as you float your way home.
Kevin completed his teacher training in Classical Hatha Yoga, at the Sivananda School in India, has completed a 200 Vinyasa TTC with Ryan Leir, and has certifications in Yin and Yoga Nidra. He continues to study, and teach yoga around the world, and teaches in a studio when at home in Canada. See more photos and other events by this presenter