10 Day Christmas & New Year Yoga Ayurveda Retreat

Christmas and New Year is the season for joy and peace and certainly a time to de-stress. Celebrate your holidays with the Swan Yoga family and feel an incredible zen-like tranquility within your soul over the holidays- what is usually characterised as a hectic period.

SWAN Yoga Retreat is held in Assagao, a peaceful and quiet village in North Goa, India. It's a perfect haven for yoga lovers and travel enthusiasts. Blending the best of yoga, Ayurveda, and spiritual living, this retreat is the best gift you can offer to yourself during Christmas and New Year. Make a genuine effort to set new resolutions and intentions of living a life full of health, peace, happiness & service. Program highlights include daily asana, deep relaxation mediation, yoga philosophy, lectures on detox and Ayurvedic consultations and treatments to cleanse, nourish, ground and energise your body, mind and soul.

This holiday retreat includes accommodation, all meals featuring herbal teas, Ayurvedic style vegetarian brunch and dinner, all yoga and Ayurvedic sessions, one day Yogic Kriyas in the morning, a beach tour and a Swan welcome kit. Additional workshops and other activities include a traditional fire ceremony and lighting sky lanterns and flying them into the nights sky on New Years Eve, setting intentions for the year to come. 

Share sumptuous Ayurvedic cuisine with other like-minded yogis and fill the air with love and laughter during this happy and festive season.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Course Material
  • Excursion
  • Meals
  • Spa
  • WiFi Internet

Daily Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Meditation/Beach Meditation
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Asana & Yogic Kriyas
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Yoga Philosophy & Yoga Nidra
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Ayurveda Treatment*
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Asana
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Havan Fire Ceremony
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Trataka Meditation or Movie Time
TIME OFF Enjoy your short breaks talking and socializing with other yogis and your SWAN Yoga family. This retreat also allows you to watch a movie every Wednesday night, so just sit back and enjoy the show. In your spare time, hire a bicycle and pedal your way around the beautiful beach side village of Goa, visit local markets, cafes and beaches. Or simply take this holiday time to relax, meditate, read or enjoy drinks from the juice bar.

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   SWAN Yoga Retreat

Assagao is a peaceful and quiet village located in the heart of Bardez, Goa. It is home to SWAN Yoga Retreat, which is one of the most famous and well-known yoga retreat centers in Goa, as it offers refreshing yoga classes and relaxing massages.

From the moment you arrive and enter SWAN Yoga's Yogic Village, you will be transformed by the vibrancy of not only the lush plant life, all of which is indigenous to Indian jungles, but also the vibration of Yogic Sadhana and Yogic Rituals performed weekly. SWAN provides their retreat residents with the purity of nature and facilitates purification of the self through the purest of diets and balancing Yoga practices scheduled daily throughout the day in one of the two beautiful outdoor Yoga shalas. Both are spacious, open air facilities wrapped tightly in mosquito netting creating the perfect outdoor environment to commune with nature during your spiritual practices.

The eco-friendly, village-like accommodations is an oasis designed to help transform the weary urban dweller into a revitalized force of nature. It’s simple, but modern with the necessary conveniences that modern cultures enjoy in their daily lives, like free WiFi available throughout the campus – but not to the point to where the human mind becomes separated from Mother Nature.

The village is located about 4 km west of Mapusa. Assagao can be reached quite conveniently through a bus or a cab, although SWAN Yoga Retreat offers airport pick-up service for a minimal fee and it takes approximately 46 minutes from the Goa (GOI) Airport. If you're thinking of shopping at the market or spending time at the majestic beaches of Goa, SWAN can arrange taxi, scooter, and bike rentals for you.

Accommodations

Food

Enjoy healthy full-course meals during the Christmas and New Year Ayurveda Retreat. Students will be served with delicious organic food, which ingredients came straight from SWAN's garden. Share your Ayurvedic meals with other yogis during the Christmas and New Year's eve and have a festive holiday. On New Years' Eve, enjoy a lavish feast with your new friends as a special treat and share the holiday spirit with other participants.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT

Lets face it- at some point we all dream of sneaking away over the hectic holiday period and escaping the stress of the festive season! No matter how much we love our families! This retreat is designed to allow you the time and space to relax, unwind and share this beautiful time of the year with like-minded yoga peers in a supportive and tranquil community. Embrace daily yoga and meditation, experience rituals and ceremonies and enjoy the sights and sounds of Goa life. This little getaway is sure to set you up for a peaceful, productive and inspired year ahead.

Kelly Fielding

Yovada Enthusiast

  Goa, India

Assagao is a peaceful and quiet village located in the heart of Bardez, Goa. The popular beaches of Anjuna and Vagator are to the west of Assagao. The Church of Saint Cajetan is in Assagao, as is the Dossa-zor spring and the Ghatyeshwar Temple. Visit the local beaches, the street markets and the vendors that line the ocean side.

There are wide sweeping bays with rocky headlands, small bays with giant boulders topped with Portuguese and Maratha forts and an unparalleled variety of spectacular beaches. Assagao's reputation as a beach and party paradise is not unfounded, but there are also the bustling markets, grand churches, lush forest and wildlife reserves plus an endless choice of outstanding multi-international cuisine restaurants.

The village is located about 4 km west of Mapusa. Assagao can be reached quite conveniently through a bus, cab or car service from Goa Airport (GOI) and it takes approximately 46 minutes.