Yoga Holiday in Goa - 18 to 25 November 2012
Set in a landscaped tropical garden, amongst coconut groves, with beautiful eco-friendly wooden beach cottages and Yoga Shala and minutes from the Arabian Sea on one of Goa's most peaceful and least developed beaches. Leela Cottages is a hidden gem minutes from laid back and beautiful Ashvem beach.
The accommodation for our holiday will be in boutique, eco-friendly cottages crafted by hand, each with a large window that offers stunning views of the coconut palm grove. The cottages are spacious and include a lounge area, en-suite showers, air-conditioning and fans. The interiors are furnished with antique beds, a dressing table and mirror, antique wardrobes, hand carvings, Indian art and hand painted murals.
The newly built Yoga Shala has wooden floors and large doors that open to views of the garden. It is fully equipped with yoga mats, blocks and bolsters.
Other services at Leela include 24 hour solar powered hot water, Wi-Fi internet access, room services, mini fridges, laundry service, 24 hour taxi service and airport pickup.
Things to do:
This green and beautiful area of Goa is a traveller’s paradise. You can simply relax and unwind under big blue skies, swaying palms beside stretches of endless white sandy beaches, swim in the warm sapphire Arabian Sea and discover the tasty local cuisine at a nearby beachfront restaurant or coffee bar.
If you’re feeling more adventurous you can explore the vibrant market of Mapsa and the famous Anjuna market, one of the largest in Asia, which are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from morning until dawn offering everything from clothing, jewellery, local crafts and spices. Discover the many atmospheric churches and temples steeped in the influence of Goa’s 450 years as a solitary Portugese outpost in India.
Nature abounds! Stroll the banks of the gentle rivers full of bird life, wander around vanilla-scented spice plantations or venture out to beautiful waterfalls. Take in an awesome Goan sunset before enjoying an evening of live music at a beachside restaurant or bar.
Whether you want to relax and chill or explore and discover there is really something for everyone
This holiday is £500 per person and includes:
· 7 nights accommodation
· Daily yoga classes (morning and evening)
· Brunch for each day of your retreat and evening meals
for 5 days of the 7 are included - meals are
Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992.
- Transfers to and from the airports
- Additional excursions
- Local transport costs
- Bodywork Therapies
- Snacks and drinks
Flights arrive in Goa at Dabolim Airport. Direct flights are available from London Gatwick on Monarch Air, departing on the 17th of November, arriving on the morning of the 18th and departing midday on the 25th of November. All other flights are via Mumbai or Delhi. Ashvem is approximately 90 minutes away from the airport.
Transfers to Leela from Goa Airport
Given advanced warning (at least 5 days notice) we can arrange for a taxi to collect you from the airport. The cost for this will be around £18 per transfer.
A tourist visa is required in order to travel to India. Full details and form to complete can be found at http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/mandatory.html
Local currency is Rupees.
Vaccinations for Typhoid, Hepatitis A and B and Diptheria are advised when travelling to India. Recommendations change from time to time. Please see your healthcare practitioner for full details.
You must have adequate travel insurance, especially covering you for emergency medical and travel expenses in India. The name of your insurance company and policy number are required when confirming booking with us.
The yoga studio at Leela is fully stocked with yoga mats, belts, blocks, etc. however please feel free to bring your own mat should you prefer to practice with this. Bed linen and bath towels are provided but please bring your own beach towel.
This holiday is all about things that are good for you! Your body will be strengthened with yoga and pampered with delicious, healthy food and your mind calmed with rest and fresh air from the beautiful coastal walks.
Join us, you’ll be glad you did!