EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga INDIA Form+Focus Retreat
ORM + FOCUS
We are so excited about another special collaboration with Julian Hyzler from EASEL&LENS to combine a look at creative focus with art projects in sketching and "ifonography" (smartphone photography) throughout the week. Yoga and meditation classes will be held daily to prepare our bodies and minds to find the 'calm in the chaos' of the sensory-overload that is India - and then these art projects will help us find news ways of seeing - both yoga and art working together.
Type of Event
Villa accommodation (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms, linens)
Dinner Daily (including one night dinner at local restaurant)
Select lunches on day-trips
Transfer from airport
Transportation to/from day trips
Daily meditation and yoga classes
Daily art project classes
Use of estate premises (terraces, pool, etc.)
Tour guide on various day trips
Entrance fees during day trips
Visits to local sites
Scenic river cruise
Use of yoga mats
*airfare and staff tips not included ** all meals are vegetarian. special dietary restrictions can be accommodated
Visit to various sites in Goa
River cruise with visit to spice plantation & elephant sanctuary where you can choose to ride and/or bathe the elephants
Indian cooking class
This fantastic yoga retreat will take place at the lifestyle luxury hotel designed by acclaimed fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani, The Sofala. It was created to blend with the landscape and has strong Goan influences with a Portuguese classical feel, and combines local themes and exquisitely hand-crafted design with modern luxuries and warm, attentive service. The hotel has been named by Conde Nast to its Hotel Hot List. With guest comfort and luxury in mind, The Sofala was designed to cater to guests seeking a unique and intimate hotel experience. Luxury, as defined by this hotel, does not mean pomp and circumstance; it means warm and intimate attention, private, welcoming and tropical public spaces, comfortable guestrooms and linens, designer bath products, and knowledgeable service. Lounge around the courtyard or poolside, and enjoy the warm breezes as you relax.
Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily either hosted at our hotel or out and about in town. Some even come served on a banana leaf! The cuisine is simple, delicious and Indian, using fresh ingredients from local markets. We will take our tastebuds further by exploring Indian cuisine in a cooking class where we'll learn a bit of how to bring the flavors of India back home with us!
Guests will not only enjoy the grounds of the hotel, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio and lounges, but the retreat includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites. A guided day in and around Goa will lead guests through an introduction to this area including the beaches, churches, and other main sites. We'll take a river cruise and visit a spice plantation, as well as visiting an elephant sanctuary and have a chance to ride these gentle giants (and perhaps help bathe them if you're ready for a first-hand experience!) Other daytrips and experiences will include learning about Ayurveda and also enjoying a cooking class. The final full day entails a trip to a glorious spa where guests can be pampered to their heart's better way to wrap up a week of yoga than a day of pure relaxation.