New Year - Review & Renew Retreat

10 – 17 January 2019 ( 6 Night Retreat )
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New Year - Review & Renew Retreat

Dates and Location

10 Jan 2019, 19:00 – 16 Jan 2019, 23:00
Bamboo Yoga Retreat, Patnem Beach, Palolem, Canacona, Goa 403702, India

About The Retreat

'Goa is an escape, Jivi sighs, pouring another glass of Licor Armada, ‘a place where there is time to remember what is important in life’ www.cntraveller.com

About This Retreat:

Take a deep breath and imagine for a moment the warmth of the Goan sun on your face with your toes submerged in the soft white sand, not needing to think about anyone, other than yourself, in the knowledge that someone has put together an inspiring itinerary which you can dip in and out of, with a group of like-minded ladies. The objective of this Retreat is to enable you to hit pause on life as we know it for a few days, in a wonderfully slow paced environment, enabling you to make some headspace to review where you’re at in life right now and have some quiet time to think about what’s next, in a proactive, rather than a reactive way. This Retreat is also very much about having fun, learning something new, either about yourself or India, trying something new, maybe paddle boarding; yoga; an Ayurvedic massage or giving meditation a go and maybe even learning how to cook your own authentic Goan dish to show off to family and friends when you return home.

Why Goa?

I appreciate it’s a long way to go, however, as we'll be in the depths of our UK winter in January, I really do believe it will be an amazing adventure. Patnem in Southern Goa, is known for its deserted beaches, crystal clear waters, relaxing yoga retreats and so much more. During this Retreat, you can enjoy a daily yoga session in an oceanfront yoga shala (all levels welcome) while listening to the waves; eat deliciously healthy local food; take a sunrise boat trip in search of dolphins; enjoy an authentic Goan cooking class; join an evening barefoot walk to capture that wall-worthy sunset shot; enjoy live music and sundowners at a local beach shack; take stock of where we're at in our lives through a couple of mini wellness workshops; indulge in a treatment or two and ‘Review & Renew’ our positive intentions for 2019.... oh and there's time built in to relax; sunbathe and shop too!

“The value I gained from going on Ruth’s Gin & Yin Retreat cannot be explained in terms of money, but only in terms of adding value to my life journey and I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to come along – I hope this will be the first of many!”

Bethan Hogg – Cheshire (Sanctuary for the Soul Retreat, Marbella - Sept 2018)

To find out what other Retreaters have said, go to: www.ginandyinretreats.com - and click on the ‘Testimonials’ tab.

- Itinerary at a Glance -

Thursday 10th January

Travel & check in (Some of us are flying from London Gatwick with Thomas Cook Airlines – 9h 20mins direct – MT2614 – departing on Thursday 10th January at 09.15 and returning on Thursday 17th January from Goa at 01.55, due to land back into Gatwick at 07.15 - 10h 50mins direct – MT2761 – other flights are of course also available)

Friday 11th January

8am: Wake up super juices; fruit salads & teas available

As we will have arrived in the early hours of this morning, you’re welcome to relax, unpack and take in your new surroundings - no rush to do anything early today.

11.00am: Welcome introductions; orientation & a hearty brunch

Afternoon at your leisure - book some treatments; stretch out on a hammock; lie out in the sunshine; swim; relax; unplug …. ahh…

5pm – 6.30pm: Soulful sunset yoga session

7.30pm: Supper at Bamboo - followed by welcome drinks, live music & conversation under the stars at a local beach shack

Saturday 12th January

8am: Juices; fruit salad & teas

8.30am – 10am: Morning flow yoga session

11.30am: Brunch followed by a personal mini-wellness workshop ‘Review – Part 1’

Afternoon: Group stand up paddle boarding yoga & fun

6.30pm: Supper at Bamboo

Sunday 13th January

8am: Juices; fruit salad & teas

8.30am – 10am: Morning flow yoga session

11am: Brunch

Afternoon at your leisure to do whatever your heart desires; read your book; write your journal … or just sunbathe and sleep.

Late afternoon walk: Bring your barefoot self as we go on a pre-dinner earthing and grounding walk in nature at sunset to Palolem. (Earthing helps to reduce inflammation in the body and there is nowhere like Southern Goa for the flat beautiful long beaches to take a long stroll and explore the local market stalls, beaches and places Jo knows, for us to see a little more of the local village life and environment while grounding ourselves and shopping along the way. Approx 2 hours - pack your flip-flops in your bag)

7pm: Supper at Bamboo

Monday 14th January

Sunrise boat trip to spot dolphins

8am: Juices; fruit salad & teas

8.30am - 10am: Guided meditation workshop

11am: Brunch

Afternoon at your leisure

5pm – 6.30pm: Sunset yoga session

7pm: Supper at Bamboo

Tuesday 15th January

8am: Juices; Fruit salad & Teas

8.30am -10am: Morning flow yoga session

11.00am: Brunch – followed by a personal mini-wellness workshop ‘Renew - Part 2’

Afternoon: Authentic Goan cooking class (optional extra)

Wednesday 16th January

8am: Juices; fruit salad & teas

8.30am – 10am: Morning flow yoga session

11.00am: Brunch

Afternoon at your leisure

Option 1. Depart for Anjuna Market en route back to the airport for shopping and supper – if you’re looking for some funky Indian purchases and enjoy the delights of bargaining, this weekly market has been described on Trip Advisor as one of the best flea markets in Goa.

Option 2. Make the most of your last afternoon at Bamboo, just enough time for one more treatment; finish your book; make some positive intentions and head home feeling refreshed and recharged for whatever 2019 brings.

7pm: Supper at Bamboo

9.30pm: Check Out (if you haven’t already done so)

What’s the cost and what’s included on this Retreat:

6 nights at £950.00pp (booked on a sharing basis, come with a friend; your sister or your mum for some quality time) or £1,100 (Single Occupancy if you’d prefer the privacy – limited availability) in a Bamboo Beach Bungalow with en-suite facilities and outdoor shower. 6 Yoga classes; sunrise boat trip; guided sunset walk; paddle boarding class, all meals, juices and teas etc taken at Bamboo Yoga Retreat, transfers to and from the airport to Bamboo (approx. 90 mins); welcome cocktails and a Retreat goodie bag.

How do I book?

To secure your place, I require a deposit of £300.00 pp, which is non-refundable – Please book via the website at: www.ginandyinretreats.com - click on the 'Retreats' tab. Once payment has been received, I will email to confirm your place, along with send confirmation of when the balance is due. Also, if you’d like to send payments to me in instalments to keep this Retreat viable for you, this is also an option. Just drop me an email and we’ll work something out: hello@ginandyinretreats.com

What’s not included on this Retreat:

Flights to and from Goa. An Indian e-Visa approx. £60 – once you have booked, I will explain how to get an e-Visa. Treatments; water activities (other than the paddle boarding), along with any meals taken outside Bamboo at approx. £5 - £10 per meal, so all very reasonable. You will also need your own Travel Insurance.

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