Chakra Alignment Retreat Goa
How about spending time with the Arabian sea and spectacular sunsets in a quieter area of Northern Goa, learning the basics of the knowledge contained in the Yoga Sutras, Chakras, Asanas and Holistic Living with Yogini Kamadevi. Join us in the tropics at the beautiful Devarya Wellness Resort for this all-inclusive retreat.
Introduction, a journey from the earth to the cosmos, we travel through the 5 elements and beyond, discovering our interconnectedness as a micro universe resonate to the macro universe, therefore tuning-in to this bountiful opportunity of health and contentedness. This week retreat will bring, mind body and soul into an all inspired state, whereby one can integrate the tools obtained into the everyday life. Gaining a deepened experience of what Yoga is and how it really works from the gross physical to the subtle energetic aspects. Kamadevi an expert Yoga Teacher and Artist, has designed this wellness program and will be a catalyst in supporting you through inner-transformations and discoveries of your fullest potentials.
The Chakras are energy centers within our astral body, which when balanced bring about health and harmony within mind, body and soul. The Chakra System dates back to Vedic traditions and has been an integral part of Yogic teachings for the past 5000 years. Everyday all Chakras are explored in an integral way with a focus on one Chakra to bring about a deepened awareness, self-clarification and balance.
The first 5 Chakras are connected to the 5 elements, as we are surrounded by nature our Yoga practice and daily activities are working in synergy with the earth, waters, fire, air and space. With meditation, sound-therapy / chanting, focused discussions and intention, bodywork, dance and joyous activities. This is a holistic journey for those who want to return home with practical and knowledgeable tools, be recharged, inspired, centered, deeply rested and harmonized from the source of your Being.
Food, each day the food menu will be corresponding with the chakra focus of the day. In this way one can discover the variety of wholesome nutrients that work on establishing different energetic responses. With as much organic, super food based products, and the tropical delight of coconut water one is certain to be refreshed and restored.
Adapted for all levels beginners, intermediate and advanced.
THE DAILY SCHEDULE (5 hours of practice a day: 7h30 -10am / 3h30-6pm)
You are free to approach the week as rigorously or as casually as you wish. Whether you’re inspired to study or relax in your free time is your choice. Therefore all other activities and suggested inner-work offered are not compulsory.
7h30 -10am YOGA PRACTICE
Meditation and set intention in correspondence to the chakra focus of the day, Hatha Yoga: sun- salutation, postures (asanas) breath work (pranayama) and shavasana (final relaxation).
10h30: BREAKFAST / BRUNCH
Free time – healthy chakra food delights and juices. Integration of the morning practice, be mesmerized on the beach or enjoy the soothing saltwater pool, have a massage, discover Indians heart-opening culture.
3h30-6pm YOGA PRACTICE / CHAKRA INITIATION
In-depth Satsang (discussion) / Jnana yoga (wisdom, knowledge), to discover the chakra of the day with question period. The bodywork and meditation vary each day in accord to the chakra focus, example 1st Muladhara Chakra; walking meditation, whereby the 5th Vishuddha Chakra; Yoga Nidra… Followed by immersion & integration for chakra harmonizing and relaxation.
6h30: FREE TIME / DINNER
Sunset gazing or stargazing, self-reflection time writing or working with affirmations / suggestions for personal initiative, OR PRACTICE NOTHINGNESS!
FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE CHAKRAS
The Root Chakra – Muladhara
The muladhara or root chakra is associated with fulfillment of basic needs, physical survival and safety. It is also related to the sense of belonging – belonging to a clan, tribe, ethnic group or some other group.
The earth is a beehive we all entre through the same door. ~ African Proverb
The Sacral Chakra – SVADISTHANA
The svadisthana or sacral chakra is associated with family, sexuality, creativity and the basic instincts. Our desires, passions and imagination are expressed through this chakra. Many of our core beliefs are held or formed here.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. ~Benjamin Disraeli
The Solar Plexus Chakra – MANIPURA
The manipura or solar plexus chakra is the center of will and personal power. Our confidence and self-esteem reside here. It’s through the solar plexus that we see ourselves as individuals and feel self-assured. The solar plexus is related to the ego.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. ~ Nelson Mandela
The Heart Chakra – ANAHATA
The anahata or heart chakra is our essence of love; the love for the self and for others. It reflects our relationships, affection, compassion, acceptance, kindness and trust. Being open to give and receive, are the characteristics of people with vital or balanced heart chakras.
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart ~ Rumi
The Throat Chakra – VISHUDDHA
The vishuddha or throat chakra is associated with speech and communication. That of our personal and spiritual truth, along with being receptive to hearing others expression. The quality of a quick and deep intelligence, artistic nature and a sense of purity are present.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher
Third Eye Chakra – AJNA
The ajna or third eye chakra is associated with intuition, visualization and perception. It is related to our openness and ability to learn from experience and integrate the ideas of others. Ajna is the center of both conscious and subconscious beliefs, and is a window into non-ordinary reality.
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. ~Florence Scovel Shinn
The Crown Chakra – SAHASRARA
The sahasrara or seventh chakra is the gateway to the subconscious, with connection to the greater universe or universal energy it is the seat of one’s spirituality. The crown chakra is associated to out of body phenomena’s and mystical experiences.
Respond to every call that excites your spirit. ~ Rumi, The Essential Rumi