22nd – 27th February: Yoga and Women’s Wellbeing Retreat in Goa, India

This retreat has a special offer on, receive a 10% discount when you book through Soul Seed Travel. Fill in the form to make an enquiry or booking. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.

Description

Yoga and Women’s Wellbeing Retreat in Goa

Have you ever wondered how it would be to experience freedom from the limiting beliefs holding you back in life? Find, trust and follow your inner wisdom? Choose a path of joy instead of pain? Nurture and support yourself in a holistic way? Create and live a life you love?

In this Women’s Wellbeing Retreat in Goa you will be guided through an inspiring series of workshops and practices, morning and evening rituals to open and close the day, gentle and nurturing yoga classes, mindfulness meditations, relaxing breathing techniques, healing therapies and coaching sessions to give you the tools and step by step guidance you need to Create the Life you Love.

If you’re ready to step beyond your everyday experience and take action to make your dreams a reality then this Goa retreat is for you.  Join our special, women’s Goa retreat to deep dive into a series of powerful and inspiring workshops where you will:

  • Experience a journey of self enquiry so you can peel back the layers of your conditioned mind revealing your true nature.
  • Learn ancient yogic and Buddhist practices such as mindfulness, meditation, pranayama (breathing practices) mantra and mudra.
  • Purify, quieten and empty the mind bringing peace and opening the gateway to your innate wisdom.
  • Come into alignment with your essential nature. You’ll be able to begin to fearlessly express yourself through learning how to silence your inner critic.
  • Practice learning to trust your intuition through play with self reflection tools such as the language of colour, journaling, and divination arts.
  • Design a unique and nurturing personal practice ritual inspired from all that you’ve learned on the retreat. Through guided meditation and an introduction to natural healing practices you’ll create self-care plan that will fully support you to create the life you love.
  • Create a powerful vision board complete with supportive affirmations, creative visualisation practices and a dynamic action plan to support you to find the joy within and make the life you love a reality.

These retreats are specifically for women, the reason being that women support one another in a really beautiful way when they are amongst other women. Naturally feeling more understood, they are able to be open and feel connected in one another’s presence.

They inspire a journey back to one’s authentic self, an opportunity to peel back the layers of everything we’re not and to be comfortable with ourselves as we really are. They give us a chance to rebuild, redirect and refocus our lives and shape them as we want them, all from a place of authenticity.

It’s really an inner journey, with less focus on yoga asana and more on self inquiry, mindfulness, psychology and Buddhist practices.

Retreat schedule

8am Morning ritual of gratitude, loving kindness, person affirmation and mantra.
8.45am Gentle Yoga, breath work and mindfulness practices.
10am Find the joy within workshops.
Self Inquiry – simple, powerful processes to facilitate your journey back to yourself.
Purify – quiet and empty your mind through ancient yogic and Buddhist mindfulness practices.
Alignment – silence your inner critic and learn to trust your intuition using tools for self-reflection.
Nurturing – design a personal practice ritual and natural self-care plan inspired from all that you’ve learned on the retreat.
Create – a powerful vision and dynamic action plan to support you to find the joy within and make the life you love a reality.
11.30pm Delicious vegetarian brunch.
12-5.00pm Free time for healing therapies, trips to the beaches, local markets or time to relax and be.
5.30pm Evening yoga, rituals, meditation & breathing practices.
7.00pm Nourishing vegetarian dinner.
8.00pm Free Time – Read a book, relax, have an early night.

Teacher and retreat leader

The retreat is led by Claudia Jones: BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBPS, Yoga Alliance, Kaivalyadhama

Claudia is the founder and director of The Wellness Source, a company dedicated to empowering women to take charge of their wellbeing; supporting them toward living happier, healthier lives through wellness therapies, coaching, workshops and retreats.

For the past two decades, Claudia has been inspiring and empowering women to take their personal growth to the next level so they can begin living the life they love.

Through her insightful coaching style and compassionate nature, Claudia skilfully guides women through gentle yet powerful processes to re-connect them with their authentic selves and supports them in aligning their outer reality with their true inner nature.

Claudia’s years of experience have given her a profound understanding of the uniqueness of every woman’s journey and this shines through in her ability to individually support every woman on her personal path. For Claudia, seeing a client taking bold steps toward living the life she truly wants to live is the ultimate reward.

With a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a background in complementary therapies, Claudia founded her own successful wellness and yoga centre, The Bay Tree, in the UK in her twenties, which she ran passionately for 5 years.

In her thirties, after several years of travel and study in India (yoga, prananyama, meditation, Ayurveda), she was invited to create and oversee the wellness centre, health programmes and wellness retreats for the internationally renowned yoga and wellbeing resort Samahita Retreat in Thailand. Now in her forties, Claudia leads her Find the Joy Within and Create the Life You Love workshops and retreats internationally.

She has written articles on healthy living, diet and lifestyle for popular websites and magazines and is regularly invited as a guest teacher on yoga teacher training and advanced teacher training courses in Europe, Asia and the UK.

Claudia and her retreat company, The Wellness Source, have been featured in and recommended by numerous publications including Marie Claire, GQ, Net-a-Porter, Your Fitness and Asia Spa Magazine. Claudia lives on the beautiful island of Ibiza in Spain with her artist husband, David. Here she leads regular workshops and retreats as well as throughout Europe, Asia and online.

Food

Vegetarian including fresh juices. Vegan and gluten free catered for

Accommodation

Set in the beautiful Goan countryside and nestled on a plantation of palms, banana plants and cashew trees, the Goa retreat is held in a quiet hideaway resort a short drive from the beaches of Ashwem and Mandrem.

Located in the heart of resort is the large shala (place for yoga practice) shaded by palms, cashews and other local trees and this is where the main elements of the retreat programme will be hosted. The resort accommodation comprises secluded, individual cottages, each one tucked away and shaded by the dense leafy greenery.

Each cottage has its own verandah with seating area, kingsize bed and an ensuite bathroom equipped with a powerful hot shower. In addition, the superior Temple Suites sit at the top of resort and offer private walk out balconies with panoramic views of the Goan countryside. Each cottage or suite sleeps two people in twin beds or can be upgraded to a private room upon request.

Room options

Shared Cottage with Twin Beds and En Suite Bathroom
All cottages are secluded and tucked away in the shade, surrounded by dense greenery. Each has its own verandah with seating area, twin beds and an ensuite bathroom equipped with a powerful hot shower.

Shared Temple Suite with Twin Beds and Ensuite Bathroom
The Temple Suites sit at the top of the resort and offer private walk out balconies with panoramic views of the Goan countryside.
Each suite has its own verandah with seating area, twin beds and an ensuite bathroom equipped with a powerful hot shower.

Retreat Price:

Price per person for Shared Cottage €945
Price per person for Single Cottage : €1045

Price per person for Shared Temple Suite: €995
Price per person for Single Temple Suite: €1095

Includes

  • 5 nights accommodation staying in a Cottage or Temple Suite at the Beautiful Resort.
  • Powerful and Inspiring, ‘Find the Joy Within to Create the Life You Love’ Workshops
  • All meals (Vegetarian or Vegan)
  • Morning and evening rituals to open and close the day
  • Beautiful, guided meditations
  • Gentle yoga classes
  • Breathing and mindfulness practices

Does not include

  • Airport Transfers
  • Therapies & Coaching Session

What past guests have said

” I stumbled upon Claudia’s retreat only a few weeks before it started and I was really grateful that I found it. It’s a great way to re-boot your system and to get more clarity on your life and on what you want. The Reiki sessions were very healing for me and I would recommend Claudia’s teaching 100%”. Cathrine, Switzerland

”Delightful food, wonderful location and Claudia who looks after everyone and everything to the last detail. She is an experienced, kind and helpful teacher, and offers practical guidance throughout the retreat. Most highly recommended. Thank you.’ Kris, Amsterdam

”‘Deep work, Great tools. Lovely soul. Recommended!’ Anna, Switzerland

What to pack

So you are best prepared for your holiday here is a list of items I recommend you bring with you:

· Yoga/ sportswear
· Loose comfortable clothing, with layers for the cool mornings and evenings
· Shawl for meditation
· Swimwear
· Sandals
· Beach Towel/Sarong (bath towels are provided)
· Refillable water bottle
· Mosquito repellent & after bite remedy
· Toiletries
· High factor sun tan lotion
· Wide brimmed hat
· Sunglasses
· Light jacket in case of cooler evenings
· Torch
· Rupees for taxi fares, additional therapies and local cafes you may wish to experience while you are here. Can be withdrawn from an ATM locally.
· Travel insurance cover for your holiday – we are unable to act as your insurer.

Location and how to get there

Jivana Goa retreat centre, Dandoswada, Mandrem. Flights to Goa: Some airlines operate direct flights to Goa, for example Thomas Cook Airlines fly direct from London. Another option is to fly into Mumbai, Delhi or another main airport in India and take a connecting flight to Goa. You can search for the best airfare’s using Skyscanner.

Transfer to the Resort: The journey from the airport by taxi is approximately 90 minutes. We recommend you allow us to arrange your transfer by taxi so that you have a driver waiting to pick you and bring you directly to the resort upon arrival. The cost for this is approximately 2000INR/25 EUR

Please note: Check in time is 2pm on the first day and check out time is at 12pm on the last day.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: A visa is required for entry in to India and need to be obtained in advance. Apply here.

Booking

Fill in the booking form to make an enquiry or booking on this Yoga and Women’s Wellbeing Retreat in Goa. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com if you have any questions.