The Yoga Of Sound Retreat

Jan 7-14, 2018 Goa, India

When our voice becomes an Offering, through the unity of Spirit and Breath, the alchemy of Presence brings us back into the oneness of the Heart.

                              Connect the conscious stream of your breath into the freedom of your voice and the opening of your heart. Allow Great Spirit to move through you like an open channel, as you raise your personal vibration and invoke a witnessing consciousness of the Divine frequencies which organically flows like a endless wave of energy that dissolves back into the sea of silence.
                                                       The Main Focus Of This Retreat Is The Awaken of Consciousness Through Sounds & Silence                                                                       Sounds  includes: Mantras ~ Toning ~ Singing ~ Vocal Play

Complimentary Practices Include:
Pranayama  ~ Asana ~ Yoga Nidra ~ Mudras ~ Bandhas~ Breathwork ~ Meditation ~ Consciously connecting to the elements

Sound and silence has the power to still the monkey mind, generates healthy hormones, invites the heart to open when used in an intentional way. Through the sounds there is silence and after we sound there is a deeper spaciousness of awareness.  If you wish to tap into this power and tune into subtle vibrations both inside and out, this retreat is for you.

Facilitators

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SEQUOIA

Sequoia’s life journey has been an ongoing evolvement of her spiritual development through the study and ongoing practice of yoga and healing. In her teenage years, Sequoia began to study esoteric knowledge secretly, by joining a regular study group on the topics of chakras, meditation and crystal healing. Her interest of yoga and sound healing branched out as she adventured on her first of many journeys to India at the fresh age of 21.

SHIR

Music has been Shir’s main passion and occupation since childhood, playing the recorder and violin. Now, he shares his love of music and the divine consciousness through leading Kirtan sessions (chanting mantras). Shir is inspired by the healing power of magical sounds and uses this inspiration regularly in his teachings. Born in Israel, Shir was always occupied with moral and political questions, longing for a more peaceful environment.

What You will Receive From This Retreat

  • Deeper breathing, increased energy and improved health
  • Stronger, freer singing/speaking voice
  • Greater self-expression and improved communication
  • Confidence, self-appreciation and love
  • Expanded personal vibration and consciousness
  • Deeper meditations and ability to be in silence
  • Heightened presence and awareness
  • Connection to your sacredness
  • Inner peace and joy

What is Nada Yoga?

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Nada is a Sanskrit word that means sound. Though the practice of Nada Yoga is not one specific practice it covers a wide range of practical exercises. Some practices include vocal play, singing, sounding the Indian scales and mantras. Part of Nada Yoga is learning to fine-tune your ability to listen to audible and inaudible sounds, which is an aspect of subtle vibration.

Benefits of Nada Yoga

  • Greater awareness and presence through deep listening practices
  • Deeper breath for improved health
  • Transforms stuck emotions
  • Deeper meditations
  • Inner peace and joy
  • Builds your confidence to express and communicate more freely
  • Expanded consciousness, creating new neurological networks in the brain
  • Releases endorphins (the brain’s “feel good” chemicals)
  • Increased energy (Sounding moves inner pranic energy & increases your energy)
  • Improved communication
  • Stronger speaking/ teaching voice
  • Quiets inner chatter and thoughts
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What is offered through out this retreat

  • Daily Mantras
  • Chanting
  • Sounding
  • Breathing (pranayama and rebirthing)
  • Asana (Hatha Yoga)
  • Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra

Schedule

Our morning practice will start at

7:30-10:00 Meditation, asana,  breathing, mantras and sounding.

10:00 Brunch  

11:00 – 1:00 Vocal play ( Every second day)

1:30- 4:00 Relax, let go, reflect, explore, enjoy

4:00 – 6:30 Evening practice include a variation of vocal play, toning, healing with sound, and silent meditation.

7:00 – 8:00 Buffet Dinner

8:00 – 9:00 Three different night events, that include, Sound journey, meditation and Yoga nidra

Retreat begins at 5:00 pm on Jan 7

 Check in is any time after 1:00 pm on the 7th

Last Session is the morning session of Feb 14th

Check out is by 12:00 pm

Venue and Location

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Charka room
  • Devarya Wellness, located in a coastal village in North Goa, India, overlooks the Morjim Beach. This beautiful beach stretch is also known as Turtle Beach after the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles that nest on its shores. A quiet and peaceful setting, Morjim with its lush green hills, clean beaches and the Chapora river running through it is a popular destination with foreign travellers and expats.
  • Known for its serene atmosphere, the Morjim beach is a great setting for a yoga holiday. It has something for everyone, whether it is a soul-searcher who is looking for tranquility or someone looking to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation.
  • Morjim beach is a delight for nature lovers too. Apart from the Olive Ridley turtles, a variety of flora and fauna can be spotted here. For those interested, dolphin-sighting trips are offered by locals. You can even take a walk up the famous Chapora Fort for great views of the sandy beach and the green palms.
  • Spend the yoga life here, doing your practice, going for a swim, meditating on the beach and enjoying spectacular sunsets as you soak in the sights and sounds of this beautiful place.

Getting there

  • Morjim is around 50 kms from the Goa International Airport in Dabolim, from where you can take a taxi. The nearest railway station is the Pernem Station, which is less than 20 kms away. There are frequent buses from the capital city of Panaji and the city of Mapusa to Morjim.

Retreat Investment

Standard
Shared

$595

  • Accommodation
  • Two meals day (buffet brunch and dinner)
  • Unlimited Water, herbal or non herbal teas, and mint waters.
  • Use of the saltwater pool
  • The use of yoga mats, bolsters and straps

Wooden Cottage Shared

$725

  • Accommodation
  • Two meals day (buffet brunch and dinner)
  • Unlimited Water, herbal or non herbal teas, and mint waters.
  • Use of the saltwater pool
  • The use of yoga mats, bolsters and straps

Chakra Suite
Shared

$925

  • Accommodation
  • Two meals day (buffet brunch and dinner)
  • Unlimited Water, herbal or non herbal teas, and mint waters.
  • Use of the saltwater pool
  • The use of yoga mats, bolsters and straps

What we do not include:

  • Airport transfer
  • Visas
  • Laundry

How to register

Fill out this application and send a $300 non refundable deposit
or full payment with your application.

Passport And Visas

  • You will need a valid passport to travel to India.
  • The passport should be valid for a minimum period of 190 days (6 months) and must have 2 blank pages out of which one page is required for affixing the visa sticker and other page will be used by the immigration officer for entry and exit from India.
  • You will have to apply for a TOURIST VISA. Click on indianvisaonline to apply on line Or contact your closest Indian Embassy

Money And Finances

  • The local currency in India is the Indian Rupee (INR). We recommend that you have some cash with you when entering the country, either a few hundred USD, CAD or INR.
  • Ask for some small denominations as there is a constant problem getting change. Never take ripped bills as they are not accepted in the bank.
  • There are plenty of ATMs machines at the airport and in select locations in Goa, though they sometimes are broken. If you head to the main market its suggested to keep a money belt inside your pants. Have some Rupees in your pockets so that way if you want to buy something small like a souvenir or a coconut, you will not have to bring out your money belt in the middle of the market
  • In November of 2016, the Indian Government has change the monatary system. To reduce the cash used in India. Goa is the first state for striving to be a cashless state.

A Suggested What To Bring List

Clothing:

  • Meditation shawl and a light sweater or wrap
  • Light rain jacket and cover up or fleece
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/exploring, and flip flops
  • Lighter moveable yoga pants, crops (loose fitting cotton is better than spandex or luon in this weather)
  • Skirts and shorts
  • Several tank tops t-shirts and long-sleeved shirts
  • Bathing suit and sarong
  • Pajamas and under garments and a few pairs of socks
  • One set of clothes for touring, such as kakhi pants or a long skirt.

Equipment:

  • Smaller day pack (can be carry-on luggage in the plane.)
  • Yoga mat (they fold well or fit rolled in a large backpack – the retreat center does have some mats)
  • Small flashlight, combination padlock, and alarm clock
  • Travel money belt in cotton (available at luggage stores)
  • Travel bath towel (not too thick, i.e. quick-drying)
  • Journal and several pens
  • Camera and charger
  • Convertor
  • Audio Recorder

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