Date

20th - 26th January 2019

Location

Satsanga Retreat, Goa, India

Your Teachers

Julie Martin, Jo Cobbett

A 7 day movement exploration in yoga and Dance. Julie and Jo - two passionate conveyors of movement practices share their decades of experience collaboratively.

Dance & Yoga Retreat in Goa...

What keeps us vital, engaged and ageless?

How can my body and my movement practice continue to evolve and fascinate me?

 

Together we'll investigate the embodied principles of curiosity in 2 generous sessions each day. Meeting our bodies and each other, we enhance our enlivened curiosity through embracing the physicalized practice of wonder; there is deep joy here.

Invoking the essence of the thousands of years that these processes emerge through, our group deepens through coming together in movement, stillness, ritual and creativity all in our sanctuary of presence.

Highlights

  • Daily Somatic meditation sessions with Julie

  • Daily Embodied yoga flow classes with Julie

  • Daily Embodied Dance with Jo 

  • Delicious Satsanga Food

  • Use of retreat facilities including swimming pool

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What To Expect

Mornings will start with a somatic meditation led by Julie, followed by her unique embodied yoga flow. You'll have plenty of rest time during the day for hanging out by the beautiful pool and visit nearby markets and beaches. The afternoons we will reconvene and connect again as Jo takes you through her magical journey in dance and expression. All of our sessions will travel to the home within the self to discover a well of contentment where we can claim true peace of mind. A week of unraveling from our daily lives and allowing our inspiration to grow and nourish us.

 

Sample Timetable
(can be subject to change)

  • 7.30 - 8:30     
    Somatic Meditation with Julie

  • 8.30-9:00       
    Break

  • 9:00 - 11:00
    Embodied Yoga Flow (Or somedays we'll do a morning dance)

  • 11:30
    Brunch

  • 12:30 - 15:30
    Free Time

  • 15:30 - 18:30
    Dance with Jo (Or somedays a gentle asana practice and meditation)

  • 19:00
    Dinner and relaxation

About Satsanga Retreat Centre

Satsanga Retreat Centre is a family-run retreat centre and guest house, found between Anjuna and Mapusa (Map~sa) in Goa, India. Within easy reach to enjoy the beaches of the Arabian sea, yet far enough away; to feel the authenticity of Goan village life and the peacefulness of the centre within.

Facilities include:

  • Ayurvedic Spa

  • Swimming Pool

  • Internet

  • Yoga Shala

  • Beautiful Gardens

  • Multilingual staff

 

​They have two of the most beautiful yoga shalas in Goa, both with wood flooring, a swimming pool to relax around and tropical gardens for gathering as a group or resting solo. A relaxed and intimate community setting, where you are likely to experience inner transformation; whilst learning from practitioners, yogis and yoginis, who share their wisdom.

 

 

The Food

 

Nourishing your life takes more than just sunshine, yoga and friendly staff (although these are important factors, found here!). The food you eat and fuel you drink is everything. Our kitchen serves full-body satisfaction on every plate and in every glass, leaving your body buzzing in gratitude. Satsanga Retreat serves from a vegetarian kitchen, with the freshest ingredients. It is challenging to source a completely organic kitchen in Goa, but they do what they can by purchasing locally grown fruit and vegetables sourced from the market and other trusted merchants. Most of the grains and sweeteners such as honey and jaggery are organic. Satsanga Retreat also prepares everything fresh and homemade. Some of the herbs and salad ingredients used by the kitchen are grown in their garden, when ready the bananas can be picked from the trees at Satsanga, and your soya milk is freshly made on site. the eggs are always organic and are sourced from the village free-range chickens. 

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Price

Double or Shared Occupancy
£875

​Single
£1175

What is included

  • Daily Somatic meditation sessions with Julie

  • Daily Embodied yoga flow classes with Julie

  • Daily Embodied Dance with Jo 

  • 6 nights accommodation

  • Delicious Satsanga Food

  • Use of retreat facilities including swimming pool and internet.

 

What is not included

  • Airfare

  • Airport transfers (we will happily arrange a taxi to pick you up - usually costs around £25+ from Goa Airport)

 

Payment terms

In order to secure your place you will need to pay at least a deposit (non-refundable) of £250.00 via either Pay Pal or Bank Transfer. The balance of £600 will be due no later than 25 November 2018.  We accept booking up until 2 weeks before the start date - payment will be due in full after 25th of November. 

 

Payment plans
At Brahmani Yoga we want to be accessible for everyone so we also will happily accept payment plans if this helps you to come! This is agreed upon on an individual basis, so contact us if you would like to know more.

 

Cancellation and Refund policy

Your deposit is non refundable. In extenuating circumstances, such as bereavement or serious illness, the course fee can be deferred to a later date, subject to availability and deferral fee. No refunds, credits or transfers are available on cancellation prior to, during or after the start date of any retreat. 

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About Your Teachers

Julie Martin

 

Julie Martin wants you to think outside the box, get off your mat, shake up the old dogmas and find freedom to unfold into the beauty of a yoga practice that emerges from the inside. With over 25 years of experience and an international following of students and teachers alike, Julie’s greatest aim is to inspire. Her particular passion for human movement means continual investigation of new anatomical approaches, working with natural movement, range of motion, integrated stability and letting go of some of the old asana myths in order to move with the body and not against it. The practice is always an enquiry, a somatic exploration of sensation, movement and stillness...read more

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Jo Cobbett

Jo Cobbett has followed this path since the late 1980's, and has trained with pioneers in embodiment. Offering classes and workshops in 5Rhythms, Open Floor in Los Angeles and around the world since 1995, she's been an advocate for inner listening and heartfelt play, taking thousands of participants on life enhancing journeys.

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