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INDIA 2019 - Nov 3-10

About the retreat

Love, Light and F***ing Bright India 2019

Hello hello my beautiful tribe,


My excitement is rising for our gathering in the mystical land of colour and sun. As a yoga teacher, running a retreat is a gift that enables me to grow with you, my tribe, and the people I am most called to serve. I promise to help you explore yoga and yourselves in a transformative way that leaves you feeling that you have grown by leaps and bounds on and off the mat.

Good Vibes & Tanlines

WHERE?

Devarya Wellness in Goa

I teamed up with Devarya’s visionary team to create a balanced Yoga retreat, born from the desire to combine all the lovely things I have learned from attending and running retreats around the world and the deep love I have for India.


  • Devarya wellness is 7000 sq meters tropical Yoga retreat located in a seaside town in Goa and overlooking Morjim beach.
  • The property seamlessly blends the elements of a Goan Portuguese heritage with the aesthetics of Rajasthani royalty.
  • Devarya means “Divine Belief” in Sanskrit, and this beautiful Yoga sanctuary is designed to celebrate the colourful and mystical spirit of India. The property is set in lush green tropical gardens with two swimming pools and a stunning stretch of the Arabian sea.
  • The rooms and cottages are airy, vibrant, filled with natural light, and beautifully decorated. Each room is designed differently, the furniture handpicked and each room’s vibe reflects one of the 7 Chakras.
  • All rooms come equipped with a private bathroom, most with a private balcony, comfortable beds, spacious cupboards, fresh linen, a ceiling fan, an air conditioner and a mosquito net on request. 
  • The Chia Lounge is right on a stretch of private beach and serves tasty organic meals complete with superfood ingredients.
  • The Yoga shala is a rooftop haven that simply inspires you and invites you to roll the mat out and practise

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WHAT IS the "Love, Light and F***ing bright" RETREAT ABOUT?

This retreat is an invitation for you to take a personal journey to connect to your self, your practise and find your balance.

More immersion than retreat, it's a week of deep involvement in a mindful and consistent practice that merges Yoga with travel and holistic treatments to create a uniquely transformative experience that leaves you with a clearer intention on how to go about this amazing journey we call life.

There is a potency to practicing yoga twice a day, every day with a consistent group of practitioners under the guidance of the same teachers. It will shift your practice.


  • I offer to guide you through a powerful morning Yoga practise on the airy rooftop Yoga shala.
  • I will guide you through Inversions and arm balances workshops, as well as Yin and restorative Yoga masterclasses.
  • I will guide you through sunset yoga sessions on the beach and together we will explore Yoga movement diversity.
  • Devarya’s talented chefs will cook for you deliciously organic wholesome food, fresh fruit juices and a healthy wellness buffet breakfast and Buffet evening meal with fresh salads and authentically prepared Indian delicacies, both in the Chia Lounge beach front restaurant .
  • An experienced team of holistic practitioners from India will offer you Ayurvedic and holistic treatments, Osho meditation classes, 9 different types of massage therapy from Zen-Shiatsu to tai massage, hot cupping, hypnotherapy, acupuncture and Reiki.
  • Our drivers will accompany you to the colourful markets, where fabrics and jewellery merge with spices and old textiles to create an explosion of colors.
  • The Arabian sea is 2 minutes away from your cottages, with a private beach access and loungers. The two swimming pools are sheltered by lush tropical gardens.
  • Finish off your evening with special sessions: music, meditation, kirtan, etc.


Love, Light and F***ing bright is a week getaway wellness immersion in keeping with the spirit of India. 

The schedule is a menu based timetable empowering you to pick and choose what works for you each day.

The program is open to all levels and all ages.

Pricing

Standard Room

Shared (2 people sharing) - 900 GBP

Single – 1,150 GBP

Chakra Room

Shared (2 people sharing) – 1,150 GBP

Single – 1,350 GBP

Chakra Cottages

 (the perfect space for sharing the room with another)


Shared (2 people sharing) – 1,350 GBP

Single – 1,550

Royal Villa

The Royal villa is nothing short of divine! It embodies all that is magical and mystical about India. 

Built in huge bed, sunken bathtub, indoor and outdoor lounge, natural salt pool, 2 mins walk to the beach...

Your stay will leave you feeling like Rajasthani royalty.

Price is upon request.

The yoga

Sthira-Sukham-Asanam (Sutra 46) Yoga with with strength and a relaxed manner gives rise to harmony in the physical body.  The two Yoga classes a day will be lead by myself, and I cannot wait to share my practise with you.  


  • My lifelong practise took me to the path of a powerful and physically demanding Vinyasa driven practise that manages to dance beautifully with the philosophy of yoga, it connects you to the power of your own body and opens your heart to healing. 
  • I will lead you into two Yoga practises a day. Each morning session is a flow, the evening sessions are more mellow and they vary between Yin, restorative, and sunset flow. 
  • Each class is different, two hours long, an uplifting vinyasa flow that is both yin and yang without being too much of both. We focus on mindful movements through transitions from pose to pose, a choreographed dance lead by the breath, sprinkled with arm balances and fun transition and inversions of all sorts. 
  • The classes will build on each other and flow with the retreat’s theme “good vibes”. 
  • You have the option to practice twice a day and our time on the mat will reflect and balance out the group dynamic as well as your personal needs. 
  • Your Yin Yoga class and a restorative class will be an opportunity to tune in, to allow the nervous system to have a break and to go deep into the stretches.
  • The music is a strong component of the classes. The vibe of the class can sometimes feel like you have one foot on the mat and one foot on the dance floor and at other times you are “bathed” in meditative sound waves.


Bottom Line: we like to have a good time.



YOGA CLASSES OVERVIEW


Morning session (everyday), 7:30 to 9:30am  Powerful YMD vinyasa lead flow


Afternoon session, 4pm – 6 pm  We alternate between three different sessions


  •  Workshop: Inversions and backbends –   Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th


  •  Yin/Restorative –   Sunday 3d, Wednesday 6th, Saturday 9th 


  •  Sunset flow and meditation –   Monday 4th, Friday 8th 


meditations & other sessions

YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep is a state of deep sleep while you are awake. It is one of the deepest forms of meditation that leaves you feeling relaxed and energised.

OSHO DYNAMIC (Kundalini) MEDITATION

Osho’s Kundalini meditation technique is a rejuvenating practise that infuses intense physical activity with emotional stimulation. Lasting for an hour, it includes 15 minutes of walking or shaking, 15 minutes of dancing, 15 minutes of sitting or standing and 15 minutes of stillness.

INDIAN MUSIC NIGHT / KIRTAN

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting and singing to traditional Indian music like the sitar and tabla. The Indian musical night is a great way to unwind and let go.

HANG CONCERT

Hang is a beautiful steel instrument that makes enchanting music. The calming music of the Hang entices you to just drift away and lose yourself to the moment.

CHAKRA MEDITATION

The chakras are important energy centers in your body and through chakra meditation, you can improve the balance of your chakras to enhance your physical and mental well-being.

the optional pampering

These amazing treatments have been selected especially for you because of their therapeutic nature and the experience in itself is amazing! We will treat you to a complementary session on us, and whatever else you wish to try will will have to be pre-booked and payed for separately. 

click here to know more about each treatment

THE AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS

AYURVEDIC CONSULTANCY

ABHYANGA AYURVEDIC MASSAGE

AYUR YOGA MASSAGE

SHIRODHARA

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

THE HOLISTIC TREATMENTS

FOOT REFLEXOLOGY

COMBINED MASSAGE

RELAXING OIL MASSAGE

SWEDISH BODY MASSAGE

THAI YOGA MASSAGE

AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

ZEN-SHIATSU MASSAGE

HOT CUPS

ACUPUNCTURE

THE THERAPEUTIC TREATMENTS

HYPNOTHERAPY

REIKI

YOGA THERAPY & COUNSELING

 (Unified approach to release stress, anxiety, depression or addictions)

OPEN SESSION

The food

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Oh my Buddha am I excited about the food!!


The Chia lounge is famous in Goa for its amazing food, and the team has put together the most delightful vegetarian menu to treat us to two amazing meals a day as well as superfood smoothies and juices.


Breakfast  -  9:45  am

Dinner       -  8 pm


  • Filtered drinking water & hot drinks including lemon ginger and chai will be served free of charge all day
  • We cater for any food allergies, nut allergies, gluten intolerance or any specific additions to your meals.
  • All meals are vegetarain but not gluten free, however we are more than happy to provide a gluten free and vegan option.
  • The menu is protein rich and very well balanced and healthy.



THE planned day out/OFF

On Nov 1st, we are planning a day out for you to visit the famous Indian Arjuna market.

  • Morning yoga practise 
  • Breakfast served as usual 
  • leave Devarya to head inland.
  • We will be dropped off at the entrance of the market and collected at the same place.
  • You will shop till your heart’s content and will literally drown in a sea of colors: beautiful leather and fabric, hand painted ceramics, jewelry, lanterns, hammocks, wooden articrafts and a million other things.
  • Dinner will be served once back to Devarya.


If you wish to take one afternoon or morning off from Yoga and head anywhere to explore, we will arrange for a taxi to collect you and bring you back safely.

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