Yoga and Meditation Holiday
(Yoga and Meditation Holiday Package - Only available for 7, 14 or 21 nights)
‘Quiet the mind and the soul will speak’
Meditation - there are many ways to meditate, regardless if you choose music, movement, stillness, mantras or breathing, the goal is always the same, stillness of the mind and an inward focus. Not to focus on one thing but to become thought-less. Meditation has been used across the ages to connect with ones inner-self and the universal cosmic energy that surrounds us.
Meditation and Yoga have been proved to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve our immune system. A build up of internal negative emotions become dis-ease in our bodies and outwardly surface as ailments and ill health. Strengthening the mind- body connection will help you overcome these blockages and develop better health & clarity.
Combining meditation, pranayama and yoga is a path towards physical wellness, emotional wellbeing & spiritual bliss.
Specially designed to celebrate the colourful and mystical spirit of India, our bouquet of chakra themed rooms speak to your senses, lets you soak in the relaxed vibes of our property and restore with your inner balance. Our in-house beach front restaurant The Chia Lounge serves tasty & healthy organic meals complete with superfood fueling ingredients to help you detox your system. From enjoying our large swimming pools, sunbathing on the sandy Mandrem beach or watching the sun set into the Arabian sea, you can experience it all at Nalanda Retreat - the serene environment to stimulate your mind, energise your body and speak to your soul.
Price includes per week:
- Accommodation, bed linen, bath towels, hand soap & housekeeping services
- Yoga & Mediation Consultation on arrival
- X6 personalized Pranyama sessions followed by yoga class AM
- Optional PM afternoon yoga each day plus all yoga props
- Two Yoga Nidra sessions
- X1 Shirodhara sessions
- Two buffet meals breakfast and dinner
- Filtered drinking water & hot drinks including lemon ginger and chai (full day)
- A variety of evening activities open to all throughout your stay including Indian Kirtan, Indian music, movie nights, chanting and meditation
- Flexibility to create your own schedule around yoga classes
- Full use of resort amenities including two swimming pools, relaxation areas, gardens and private beach access with sun loungers
- Wifi in public areas
- Pool towels - beach towels not included
- Smoke, meat & alcohol free environment
Our skilled teachers with years of experience in Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin and Iyengar yoga, have helped create an environment where you can enjoy a relaxing yoga retreat with like-minded souls from all over the world.
You will start your day off with a pranayama & yoga class. Followed by fresh fruit juices and a healthy wellness buffet breakfast in our Chia Lounge beach front restaurant. Nalanda Retreat is located next to the shores of the Arabian sea, which is a safe place to swim and relax in peace, with private beach access and loungers via our restaurant. You can use your free time to soak up the sun, go on leisurely walks, enjoy incredible sunsets on our beach and explore the beautiful state of Goa & its local attractions. Afternoon yoga at 4pm is optional, a slower more gentle class easing you into the evening. Buffet evening meal with fresh salads and authentically prepared Indian delicacies are served from 7pm. Round off your day with one of our evening activities at 8pm including kirtan, meditation, classical Indian music
**workshops, airport transfers and day excursions are available at extra cost during your stay**
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**Please contact us for pricing stating your chosen dates and room choice**
PRANAYAMA & MEDITATION
Pranayama in brief means the prolongation of the breath and its restraint. It is an art, offering techniques which make the respiratory organs move and expand intentionally, rhythmically and intensively. It consists of inhalation; which stimulates the system, exhalation; that throws toxins and retention which distributes the energy “prana” known as vitality throughout the body. Breath is the bridge between the body, senses and the mind. Such disciplined breathing helps the mind to concentrate and enables the aspirant to attain a robust health and longevity.
Yoga Nidra literally means yogic sleep. In this treatment the recipient is laying on his/her back for the whole session, without any physical movement, while staying awake and conscious for the whole time. We first use various techniques to relax the whole body deeply. From this point the unconscious mind is being gradually revealed and retrained in order to let go of certain unnecessary habits and advance our spiritual awareness. Part of this practice is to form an intention by the recipient (Sankalpa), which creates positive prints in the unconsciousness.
Shiro meaning head and Dhara meaning flow. An Ayurveda therapy that involves continuously pouring warm, herbal oil over the forehead; also known as the Ajna Chakra. An area of highly concentrated nerves & containing the circulation of our vital life force, or prana. The flow of oil onto the forehead creates a vibration whilst the oil saturates the forehead and scalp, penetrating deep into the nervous system. The gentle pressure and soothing warmth of the oil will allow the body, mind and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, only comparable with deep meditation. Balancing the mind, stabilizing emotions and healing the body.