Purple Valley Centre
Purple Valley Yoga Retreat is located in a peaceful valley in Assagao, North Goa, between the Arabian Sea at Anjuna beach and the small market town of Mapusa. Set in landscaped tropical gardens there are communal areas for eating and relaxing and private spaces for contemplation and meditation, it is quiet and safe, and the ideal place for a yoga retreat holiday.
The yoga is mainly of the Ashtanga yoga tradition. The morning walk to the shala (Sanskrit for yoga school) is through the tropical gardens of the yoga retreat with the scent of frangipani in the air, the sun rising over the field of palm trees and the birds and cicadas singing. The shala itself is an amazing space with a peaceful energy and the perfect place to deepen and explore your yoga practice.
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The schedule for the both weeks will be as follows:
Sunday to Thursday: Mysore style self practice Friday: Full led Primary Series.
Sunday 4.00 – 5pm: Ashtanga vinyasa techniques; going through the Primary and the Intermediate series vinyasas with focus on bandhas, dristis, breath and techniques to make the practice lighter, deeper and more beneficial.
5.00 – 6pm: Philosophy and Pranayama
Monday 4.00 – 5pm: Ashtanga vinyasa techniques and philosophy 5.00 – 6pm Calming down the mind,meditation and discussion.
Tuesday 4.00 – 5.30pm: Energy healing and Ashtanga Yoga 5.30 – 6pm: Healing meditation
Thursday 4.00 – 5pm: Yoga philosophy + discussion 5.00 – 5.30pm: Pranayama, learning about the breathe
The first and second weeks will have the same schedule but different subjects
Note: During full moon, the morning yoga class will be replaced with chanting and Pranayama or Pranayama and meditation.