Ashiyana Yoga and Spa Retreat Village
07 December 2012,17:03:04 BST
Ashiyana Yoga and Spa Retreat Village is located on the beautiful and unspoiled Mandrem Beach in the very north of Goa. Set amidst abundant, tropical flora and fauna, it has been designed as a deeply nurturing space where you can relax your body, calm your mind, and awaken to your inner peace of being. Ashiyana is open between 14th October and 15th April each year and offers Retreats, Yoga Holidays and Yoga Teacher Trainings. Alternatively you can join for drop-in Elemental Yoga Classes which take place twice a day, in the morning and in the afternoon. The Elemental Yoga Classes are based upon the five elements of Nature which are Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Space and each class has a different structure and uses different Asanas according to the elements the teacher is focussing on during the class. The practice lasts for two hours which allows enough time for a gentle warm-up, a yin (softer) or yang (stronger) sequence and a long relaxation or even a guided meditation at the end. After an Elemental Yoga Class your body feels energized yet balanced and peaceful at the same time. Should you be more interested in the five elements and how they manifest within you, you can sign-up for a one-to-one Elemental Yoga Therapy session and learn how you can bring those elements back into balance in your body. You will first see a therapist for a consultation and in the second session you will receive your personal programme that includes breathing exercises, meditation practices and a tailored yoga sequence which will be designed specifically for you. The beautiful and newly built Spa area invites you to an afternoon of pure relaxation by the pool, followed by a massage treatment and some more relaxation. Ashiyana offers the right package for everybody who is looking for peace, healthy lifestyle and relaxation. Its accommodation ranges from simple beach huts for those who love the sound of the ocean, eco lodges for those who prefer to live in the palm grove and luxury suites where no two rooms are the same, each having its individual charm and magnificent view from windows and balcony.