Ayurvedic treatments | Yoga Retreat India Goa February 5th to 15th, 2014

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In addition to your training yoga to enhance the benefits it offers to follow Ayurvedic treatments.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the traditional Indian medicine, using herbs internally (drugs) and externally (massage and other body treatments).

" Ayur " means life and " Veda " means knowledge or science.

It is a holistic medicine that considers the whole person, so that it is Swastha, a Sanskrit word which means to be physically, mentally and socially in perfect health.

The consultation with the doctor, the most common treatments and their benefits

To take care, you should see the doctor before to decide what treatment is best for your constitution. The doctor will be present on the day of arrival.

If you have a health problem, it is important to know, and if possible with future results or recent medical examinations. Treatment then you may be advised that you can follow at another time when you can devote entirely because during treatment, it is advised to rest completely, and avoid too much physical activity as intensive yoga practice.

To accompany your practice during the course of yoga, treatments generally recommended and profits are:

  • Abhyangam: application of oil from head to foot, full body massage with pressure on certain points: relaxes and refreshes, improves blood circulation, removes tension and body aches.
  • Steam Bath: steam 5 to 10 minutes after an Abhyangam massage allows better absorption of oil, detoxifies, and recommended to remove excess body fat.
  • Podikhizi: oil after application to the body, small pouches filled with medical powder is applied by tapping. Removes aches and pains of the body.
  • Elakikizhi: same treatment as Podikhizi with pouches filled with herbs Medicinal instead of the powder.
  • Sirodhara: oiling the body then the oil is poured on the forehead relaxes the nervous system, relax deeply. This treatment should be followed at least 3 days.
  • Lepanam: application of a medicinal paste, to reduce pain and joint swelling. Can also be applied to the face to improve skin. This treatment should be followed at least 3 days.

Treatments last approximately 1 hour (45 min shower!), It is possible to do two treatments in sequence (e.g. Abhyangam and Sirodhara), and then the duration is 1:30.

Treatments fees:

In Ayurveda, treatments are prescribed period of 7 days to feel the full benefits. For a week of treatments the fees are:

  • € 220 per person for one treatment per day (Abhyangam followed by a Steam Bath)
  • And € 320 per person for two treatments per day (Abhyangam + Sirodhara)

The consultation with the doctor is 15 euros per person.

You can also make an Abhyangam massage + Steam Bath upon arrival to remove the fatigue of the journey. The price is 30 euros per person.

To determine the schedule with the doctor and therapists, thank you to inform us:

  • If you want to book a massage on arrival
  • If you want to take care for the duration of your yoga retreat

TOURS

Fresh from the catch

Take a leisure drive during the wee hours of the morning along the picturesque Goan roads to the bustling fish market where a variety of Fish is available. Indulge in the fun of bargaining while your host explains more about the fisherman's precious catch. Look, choose and buy your choice of the morning's fresh catch, then head back to the Hotel/Local residence where you can learn to cook up a local delicacy or have your fish served as part of your Lunch Experience.

  • Venue: Local Fish market North Goa
  • Departure from the hotel : 0930 hrs
  • Time spent at the Fish Market : 1 hr
  • Minimum 04-05 Person required
  • Escorts: Local person will assist.

* For North Goa:
04 Pax : Using Innova with visit to fish market and Cooking demo with Lunch Euro 68 Per person; 05-06 Pax : Using Tempo visit to fish market and Cooking demo with Lunch Euro 64 Per person

HERITAGE WALK IN PORTUGUESE LATIN QUARTERS

Panjim the Capital City (Panaji is the capital of the Indian state of Goa and  the headquarters of North Goa district. It  lies  on the banks  of the Mandovi  River.  Panaji means  "land  that never  floods".
It  has  terraced hills,  concrete buildings   with  balconies  and  red-tiled roofs, churches,  and  a  riverside promenade.  The Baroque  Our Lady  of the Immaculate  Conception  Church  is located overlooking the main  square known  as Praça  da Igreja.
Pretty villas, cobbled streets and interesting buildings  give Panaji a Portuguese ambience.Get to know more about the life and its culture, get closer.  The architecture of these old houses, some  of them nicely  restored, is pleasant on the eyeTiming : You can leave  Arpora by 8.00 hrs approx 40 minutes drive one way – return around 12.30 hrs.Based on Minimum 02-03 Pax Euro 39 per person.**Based on Minimum 04 Pax Euro 27 per person.**Based on Minimum 05-6 Pax Euro 29 per person.**** Rate includes transportation, Local English speaking Guide.

DISCOVER GOA

Discover the true, authentic and  unspoiled Goa, away from  the tourist ways. The coastal route takes you through small villages  still filled  with old and unique  traditions and simple handicrafts.

Do you want to learn  more  about Goa and how the live far away from cities works?

*A visit to a Pottery where you see a Porter shaping pots with his bare hands.

*Enjoy beautiful View Point from the River Sal.

*Visit a Coir factory – watch how strong hands get spindle woven mats ready in no time.

*Visit the Old Portuguese Cabo de Rama Fort from where one get a birds view.

*Lunch is provided at the Palolem Beach in extreme South Goa.
Timing : You can leave  Arpora by 9.00 hrs approx 90 minutes drive one way – return will be only at 19.00 hrs.

Based on Minimum 05 Pax Euro 79 per person.**** Rate includes transportation, Local English speaking Guide and Lunch.

A visit to the ‘THREE KINGS HERITAGE VILLAGE’  in Cansaulim South Goa

– here the Culture , Life Style and Traditions of Goans  can all be seen under one Room .

Some of the Interesting Sights as below:

*Experience a Bullock Cart Ride.

*Watch the Porter shaping pots with his bare hands*Watch Baskets weaved from Bamboos

*See how the Goan Brew ‘ Feni’ being distilled

*See the traditional method of baking bread.And many more interesting Sights.  A Sumptuous Goan Buffet Lunch is served.Note : Above excursions is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.  Based on Minimum 02-03 Pax (using Innova) Euro 68 per person.

**Based on Minimum 04 Pax (using Innova) Euro 46 per person.

**Based on Minimum 05-06 Pax (using Tempo Traveller) Euro 48 per person.**** Rate includes transportation, Local English speaking Guide and Buffet Goan Lunch

STEP BACK IN TIME

A  visit to  Madkai – a remote village in  South Goa.

Here the following can be provided.

*See Women Folk washing  Clothes the traditional way i.e  on a Stone and drying Clothes on a String.

*See local fisherman mending Nets.

*Visit a village Barber and experience a Hair Cut or a Shave.

*Visit a local Bakery and see the mixing of the Flour and traditional method of baking bread.

*Visit a  local Distilery and see how the Goan Brew ‘ Feni ‘ is distilled.

*Visit the local market and see the Vendors selling  Fish and home grown Vegetables.Lunch will be provided in a Beach Shack.

Timing : You can leave Arpora latest by 9.30 hrs or earlier              Approx 90 minutes drive One way – Return will be around 17.00 hrs.Rate as below: Based on Minimum 04 Pax (using Innova) Euro 49 per person

.** ** Rate includes transportation, Local English speaking Guide and Lunch.Rate includes Escort , Transportation and Lunch.

**At least 7 Days prior Notice is required for this Excursion.

TROPICAL JUNGLE

This is a Full day Tour – a day out with the Elephants.

The Session commences at 13.00 hours and ends at 19.00 hrs.

Watch the Elephants welcome you – a tour of the Elephant Village  is provided , take a Elephant Ride , a Elephant Splash , watch a spectacular Elephant Show and a Jeep Safari to the Dudh Sagar Water Falls.

Timing : You can leave Arpora latest by 11.00 hrs or earlier.             90 minutes drive one way

– Return will be at 20.30 hrs.Based on Minimum 02-03 Pax (using Innova) Euro 134 per person.

**Based on Minimum 04 Pax (using Innova) Euro 108 per person.

**Based on Minimum 05-06 Pax (using Tempo Traveller) Euro 110 per person.**** Rate includes transportation, Local English speaking Guide and Lunch.

Loutolim Village in South Goa

Visit to the  Loutolim Village

– visit the Ancesstral Goa Musuem where the Life Styles of Goans during the last Century are depicted in the Form of Statues.

There after visit Casa Araujo - This is a very old traditional Indo-Portuguese style house.

Timing : You can leave Arpora latest by 10.00 hrs  or earlier.  Approx 60 minutes drive one way

– Return will be at 16.00 hrs or  earlier.

Based on Minimum 02-03 Pax (using Innova) Euro 60 per person.

**Based on Minimum 04 Pax (using Innova) Euro 36 per person.

**Based on Minimum 05-06 Pax (using Tempo Traveller) Euro 38 per person.

**** Rate includes transportation, Local English speaking Guide. Excludes : Lunch

TIRACOL FORT

This is a Full Day Excursion  of Tiracol Fort :  Transfer to the northern tip of Goa i.e. Teracol Fort (at the Maharashtra border).

En route visit the Beaches of Morjim , Ashvem , Mandrem  and Arambol ,  There used to be large scale Sand Extraction on these beaches – is now banned by the Govt.  Prawn farming is seasonal.

The entire drive is very interesting and scenic – different than the one in South Goa.

You would also need to cross the river by ferry (along with the car) to reach Tiracol Fort.

Timing : You can leave Arpora latest by 10.00 hrs or earlier.             60 minutes drive one way

– Return will be at 16.30 hrs.Based on Minimum 02-03 Pax (using Innova) Euro 56 per person.

**Based on Minimum 04 Pax (using Innova) Euro 33 per person.

**Based on Minimum 05-06 Pax (using Tempo Traveller) Euro 35 per person.

**** Rate includes transportation, Local English speaking Guide. Excludes : Lunch  Note : Lunch at the fort cum hotel or at a beach Shack will be extra

CHURCHES,TEMPLES AND SPICE

Visit the Centuries old Churches in Old Goa where the Body of St. Francis Xavier lies in a glass casket, visit the  Temples of Mangueshi  and Shantadurga and thereafter a visit to the Spice Plantations where a Tour of the Plantations will be provided followed by a traditional Goan Lunch served on Banana Leaves.

There are Elephants at the Plantations and the Pax can take an Elephant Bath and an Elephant Ride.

Rate as below:Timing : You can leave Arpora latest by 10.30 hrs.             60 minutes drive one way

– Return will be at 16.30 hrs.

Venue : The Plantation will be either Sahakari Spice Plantation or Tropical Spice Plantation

.Based on Minimum 02-03 Pax (using Innova) Euro 74 per person.

**Based on Minimum 04 Pax (using Innova) Euro 53 per person.

**Based on Minimum 05-06 Pax (using Tempo Traveller) Euro 58 per person.

**** Rate includes transportation, Local English speaking Guide, Lunch, entrances and Elephant ride

Scooty HIRE :

Scooters without Gear are easily available all over Goa – these are normally hired by Tourist.  Prevailing Rules are as below:

*The Rider needs to have a valid Liscence.

*Helmet is Compulsory.

*The Scooter Hired should have a yellow Number Plate.

*Identity Proof has to be provided.

The Rate prevailing is Euro 6.5 per Day per scooters

Fuel is at the cost of the Rider.

Any damages to the scooter have to be borne by the Rider.


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