Dr. Amanda Bowen Presents:
An Amazing 8 day Yoga Adventures Retreat in Goa, India
9th – 16th January 2022
I’m excited to announce that after the success of the previous Yoga Adventures Retreat in Goa in 2020, for January 2022 Devarya Wellness will be providing the venue again, but this time at their brand new sister resort Nalanda Retreat in the very special location of Mandrem in North Goa, India.
I’m very familiar with this area, after spending so much time there in the last two years searching for this specific Goa yoga retreat. It truly is a place where I’m especially drawn to and it’s like a second home so we are sure you’ll love it just as much as we do!
The magic of this serene, tropical paradise overlooking the Arabian Sea will stimulate your mind, energise your body and speak to your soul.
You can press pause, breathe and experience the yoga life, whilst immersing yourself in healing yoga that can help to release ties from the past, becoming stronger mentally, physically and emotionally; the best possible version of yourself.
You will be provided with a varied program of yin and yang yoga with nurturing spiritual practices in a safe and caring environment. The catalyst for pure positive life changes, fun adventures, friendship and laughter.
This transformational retreat promises an unforgettable experience to treasure forever.
What will you get from the retreat?
What’s Included in This Package
What’s not included in this Package:
- Added bonuses:
You’ll be added to a private WhatsApp group to get the chance to meet everyone virtually beforehand and to share photos and stories.
Support is available afterwards to help integrate the teachings into your everyday life.
Per person for seaside rooms
Standard twin ensuite shared chakra room £975*
Single occupancy …. £1275
Chakra Suite shared ensuite room …. £1130*
Single occupancy …. £1350
*Price only when two people book together. If you don’t have anyone to share with, there may be a possibility that I can arrange with another guest, if not then the single occupancy supplement must be paid.
Full balance required by 8th November 2021.
Due to the current global situation, this retreat may have to be postponed. I’ll make that decision in November 2021, however if you are interested and would like to be kept in the loop please contact me and I’ll keep you updated.
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. See Terms & Conditions for full details.
Check out the Wellness Resort page here, for more room information.
- Experience joy, fun, laughter and adventure with a group of like-minded people
- Immerse yourself in deep soul work, release emotional baggage and become mentally, physically and emotionally stronger
- Stimulate your senses in a beautiful beachfront location embracing the soul of Goa and discover your power within
- Opportunity to learn from highly qualified and respected teachers.
The aim is to provide you with a safe and nurturing environment to enable permanent positive life changes, whilst giving you the time for new experiences, adventures and friendships.
In a stunning location, this retreat promises an unforgettable experience to treasure forever.
Yoga and meditation are an essential part of the program, adding other powerful healing techniques to really get that energy moving!
Yin yang yoga is a practice that balances the slow-paced yin yoga with the traditional yang yoga (vinyasa and hatha). Yin yang yoga has its roots in China in the Taoist concepts of yin, the feminine, passive, cooling energy and yang – the masculine, dynamic, warming energy. The yin yang yoga practice uses both types of yoga to provide both physical and spiritual balance.
In yin yoga, the floor-based poses are held for a longer period of time, typically three to five minutes or longer to target the connective tissues and fascia, rather than focus on the muscles. This increases flexibility while working on the meridians (energy channels) of the body. The practice allows for deep relaxation and meditation.
Yang practices of dynamic movements, flows and standing poses. hatha yoga asanas and vinyasas that warm the body, stretch and strengthen the muscles and stimulate and balance the chakras.
By combining yin and yang yoga, energy and fitness is improved, whilst promoting relaxation and deep healing.
What Makes This Retreat Special?
This unique opportunity gives the perfect balance of relaxation and activity, time to yourself and also for group fun.
Each yoga session will be unique and inspiring as you journey through the week, set around the yin yang philosophies, combining Indian yogic principles with Traditional Chinese Medicine, educating you with invaluable knowledge, whilst providing a perfect balance.
Deep inner work for body, mind and spirit, glimpses into authentic Indian life and loads of fun and joy with your yoga gang!
Expect plenty of laughter, tears and a host of emotions to arise as you work closely with your energetic body.
This green retreat overlooks beautiful Mandrem Beach, North Goa, India.
Nalanda Retreat spans an area of 4,000 square metres and overlooks the beautiful white sands of Mandrem Beach. A quiet and peaceful setting with lush green hills, an abundance of palm trees and clean beaches, in which during high tide the seawater rushes into the Mandrem Creek which runs parallel to the waterline.
The overall magic of this place offers a secluded calm space, with privacy, as well as several communal areas like the yoga shala, dining areas, lush gardens, and terraces.
Specially designed to celebrate the colourful and mystical spirit of India, the bouquet of chakra inspired rooms speak to your senses, lets you soak in the relaxed vibes of the property and resonate with your inner balance.
Their beach front restaurant The Chia Lounge serves delicious and healthy organic meals packed with superfoods and fueling ingredients to purify and detox the system.
Enjoy the secluded swimming pool, sunbathe on sandy Mandrem beach and watch 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.
Your retreat includes 7 buffet breakfasts/brunches and 6 evening meals, depending on our schedule.
The lunches are not included to enable you to explore the area and give the option to dine and sample the delicious food in various bars, cafes and restaurants in the area.
The buffet breakfasts/brunches and dinners included, take place at ‘Chia Lounge’ which is part of the Devarya Wellness resort, located on the beach of Mandrem. It is a beautiful wooden constructed restaurant with a small garden, juice and coffee bar. Offering you sun or shade, both with stunning sea views.
You can enter straight from the resort and leave right onto the beach. It serves wholesome, healthy and organic vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food and beverages for the conscious diner.
Please let me know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Chia Lounge prides itself on using locally produced goods wherever possible.
The buffet and A La Carte menus are designed for minimal food wastage whilst still ensuring produce is fresh and organically grown.
The aim is to complement a healthy and mindful lifestyle to support your wellness journey, and what better place to do that, than overlooking the Arabian Sea on this Goa yoga retreat!
Amanda ~ Your Teacher and Host
Dr. Amanda Bowen
Being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome then PTSD, depression and anxiety fifteen years ago left me unable to function. I led myself down the holistic route to get my health and, ultimately, my life back, and along the way stepped into my role as a teacher and wellness guide centred around yin yoga and stress management.
I love sharing my practice with others. This powerful journey has so far involved over six hundred hours of Yoga Alliance teacher training and I won’t stop there! I just love learning, it’s my new addiction!
I’ve studied and trained in hatha, ashtanga, vinyasa, aerial, yin, yin yang, acu-yin, yoga for trauma recovery and recently added restorative and yoga nidra.
I discovered yin yoga on my very first teacher training course in India.
Why haven’t I found this sooner I thought? We find what we need when the time is right.
Yin is where my healing was ignited and kick-started into gear! It’s why I had to delve deeper with the advanced yin yoga teacher training and then acu-yin. The common thread through all my yoga teachings is to switch off the stress.
Whilst being treated for complex PTSD, I developed a fascination with how the human brain works. What my consultant shared with me about my brain was incredible, and I needed to know more so I dived right in there into the world of metaphysics! This then led me into gaining my PhD in Metaphysical Science. Isn’t it just mind-blowing how things turn out?! I never imagined I’d be able to use my brain, and heal my body and mind, to the extent that I have.
The intensity and depth of my yoga training and academic studying and the way in which they come together in my sessions have created my unique style of teaching yoga.
Postures, nurture and calm are combined with the brain science behind the practice and meticulous preparation, bringing wisdom and learning from many different sources into each session, hence, MindScienceYoga.
Education and inspiration is woven into my teachings and comes from my own personal experiences, providing the essential knowledge for healthy stress management. When we assign meaning to what we do we get better results. And that, my friend is a scientific fact, according to my fave doc, Dr. Joe Dispenza
Allow me to teach you how to bring in balance, stillness and healing and help you to overcome life’s challenges so that you can enjoy the life you deserve, full of health, peace, happiness and joy. Isn’t that what we all want?!
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