We stayed at Swan Yoga Retreat for ten days in early January. Coming directly from Australia with another friend at the start of our extended visit to India, we found Swan the perfect place to recharge our batteries and to deepen our knowledge of yoga. The accommodation was comfortable and spacious and we had our own little bungalow with private balcony. The food at Swan is vegetarian, wholesome and delicious. We were never hungry. The daily schedule provides plenty of variety in the way of yoga practices and the teachers are really committed to yoga as a way of life. However, if at any time, one feels they need to sleep in or skip an activity, there is no pressure. Each person is able to work at their own level. Other things worth mentioning are the beautiful ceremonies in the evenings, yoga nidra and the yoga philosophy talks. Of course, it is also lovely to meet all the other yogis and to relax at the juice bar to have a chat.
Shivendra also organised some outings to local attractions and we really enjoyed the boat trip, spice farm trip and the early morning beach meditations.
I mustn't forget to mention the wonderful Ayurvedic treatments we had while we were there, following a consultation with the Ayurvedic doctor. These treatments were authentic, not the touristic kind you sometimes find at other holiday places in India. We left Swan feeling rejuvenated and really healthy, in mind, body and spirit.
I would really recommend Swan Yoga Retreat and would love to come back at some time in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Namaste !!! SWAN Yoga Retreat is Founded, Run and Managed by highly experienced Sanyasins trained at World Renowned "Bihar School of Yoga", SVYASA & Sivananda Ashram. The idea behind SWAN is to create awareness about "Yoga beyond Asana" & to share the wisdom of Yoga; as it is and in totality. Residential 1/2/3 week Yoga Holiday is offered at SWAN besides many more Yoga and Ayurveda related retreats during October-May, each season. We offer three different type of eco-friendly cottages with private bathroom & sit-out area. Ayurveda at SWAN offers traditional and authentic Ayurvedic treatments, therapies, massages and Panchkarma treatment. We also offer consultation with an Ayurvedic Doctor. Please visit our website for detailed latest offers, retreat and packages. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- SWAN Yoga Retreat Assagao, Goa