Staying true to its name, Ashiyana Goa (“Ashiyana” means home in Hindi) is a peaceful retreat located on the Mandrem Beach in the northern part of Goa, India. National Geographic named Ashiyana Goa as one of the top-50 wellness destinations in the world. Guests to the retreat enjoy an array of yoga workshops, training sessions, religious gatherings and holistic massage treatments.
Ashiyana Goa: Location
Goa is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. The small state beckons tourists with its quaint towns, historic Portuguese architecture, gorgeous beaches and sumptuous food. Sprawled on the untouched and picturesque Mandrem beach, Ashiyana is a 90-minute car drive from the airport. The nearest international and national airport is the Dabolim. Although prepaid taxies are available, Ashiyana authorities can arrange pick-up at the airport for a nominal price. Locals can access the place by train too. The closest stations to Ashiyana are Pernem, Thivim and Margao.
Ashiyana Goa: Accommodations
Guests to the topical retreat will love the beachside experience. Most of the guest rooms have the view of the Mandrem River and widely prevalent palm trees. Accommodation options exemplify the age-old concept of living and keep you in close proximity with nature. Popular lodging choices are beach huts, adobe round houses, tree house, lake houses and the mango-tree houses. Each lodging option at Ashiyana Goa transports you to a world of bliss and tranquility.
Ashiyana Goa: Massage Treatments & Spa
The new Treatment Center and Spa at Ashiyana offer a range of therapeutic massage treatments that include the Shiatsu, Reiki and Thai Yoga Massage, in addition to several Ayurvedic regimes. Professional and certified therapists work with you and your body for a complete detoxification and rejuvenation program. Guests with back problems and stiff muscles have access to chiropractic care treatments that release tight muscles, soften and facilitate joint motion.
Ashiyana Goa: Yoga Holidays, Retreats and Trainings
Guests who wish to experience Ashiyana Goa at their own pace may choose to opt for the yoga holiday packages, where they are completely free to drop-in to yoga classes, meditation and chanting classes and other workshops when they prefer.
However, enthusiasts who prefer to explore the whole spectrum of yoga, meditation and inner peace will enjoy the retreat and training sessions. According to the website, “TheAshiyana Yoga Teacher Training is a very different kind of training, since we believe that the most important aspect of teaching today is that you are able to express yourself from an open-heart, which has little to do with “form,” and everything to do with self-inquiry, or knowing yourself deeply. We will explore the asanas and the full spectrum of yoga in the context of today’s world with its pressing invitation for us to relate with more honesty, love and openness.”
Ashiyana Goa: Dining
Enjoy dining to fresh vegetables and fruits cooked to perfection at the Ashiyana restaurant. Incorporating local and organic ingredients, the food is healthy and delicious.
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