Agni – The Transforming Force
A week of Yoga and Ayurveda in Goa, India
With Stephanie Sayegh and Ulli Allmendinger
February 19 – 26 2020 @Samata Holistic Retreat Center
Do you dream of a life changing experience in the warm, welcoming realm of Mother India?
Are you looking for a spark to inspire you for a juicer, happier and healthier life?
We, Stephanie Sayegh and Ulli Allmendinger, invite you to join us for a very special treat in the middle of the jungle: Yoga and Ayurveda combined at the source of their creation, India.
Yoga and Ayurveda are both sciences of Agni or divine fire. They teach us how to use this power during all cycles of life, in order to achieve balance and keep growth through circulation and movement.
We all have the capacity to move into our own choices. And at every stage, our inner fire, the spiritual aspiration deep within us, accompanies us. Everything starts with Desire and, when Will, Knowledge and Action happen at the same time, we call it anugraha or The Grace of God.
Agni, or the Transforming Fire will supports you all along the way to expand and create the alchemy of transformation into your new YOU!
We will delve, for this retreat, into the warm, welcoming Samata Holistic Retreat Center, in Goa. Created by passionate and talented practitioners in the Asian Holistic Arts, everything is chosen carefully. All of the cottages are built from traditional Indonesian village homes, all from recycled teak wood. Their rustic yet elegant architecture has a temple feeling. All rooms have AC, en-suite bathrooms, hot water, Wifi and a safe for your valuables. The delicious and nourishing Ayurvedic food is prepared with love and care, directly sourced from their on-site organic garden.
During your spare time, Samata Clinic will invite you to experience practitioners ranging from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology and a wide range of Massage and Body Work. You will also be able to swim in the ocean, visit the local villages and the sights around Samata. Our retreat will be organized to surround you with Inspiration, Spontaneity and Creativity.
We are very much looking forward to sharing this experience with you…
17:00 Arrival at Samata
18:00 – 19:30 Orientation and Opening circle
February 20th, 22nd, 24th
7:45 – 10:00 Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation
FREE TIME: tours specifically for our group will be organized to temple, local village, markets… (optional)
17:30 – 19:30 Ayurveda Lecture
On the 22nd Hotra Ceremony at sunrise and yoga following.
February 21st, 23rd, 25th
07:45 – 09:30 Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation
11:00 – 13:00 Ayurveda Lecture
FREE TIME: different kind of treatments with the therapists from Samata will be proposed (Optional)
18:00 – 19:30 Evening Yoga Practice
07:45 – 09:30 Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation
11:00 Closing Circle
DATES: Note that the retreat starts Wednesday February 19th at
17:00 and finishes Wednesday February 26th after the closingcircle.
Please make your travel arrangements accordingly.
THE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
- Flights: from Marseille-Mumbai-Marseille (between 600 and 850 Euro Air France seems to be the best)
- Flights: from Istanbul-Mumbai-Istanbul (Around 800 Euro)
- Flights: From Mumbai–Goa-Mumbai (around 100 Euro)
- Visas Expenses around 50/60 Euro
- Visits and organised tours
- Personal treatments at Samata
- Personal expenses
- Transfer Airport-Samata Center-Airport if not according to our already organized transfers
YOUR PASSPORT NEEDS TO BE VALID EVEN 6 MONTHS AFTER YOUR RETURN DATE AND YOU NEED A VISA FOR INDIA ENTRANCE
About Stephanie Sayegh Tanca
My passion, my mantra, is to guide others on both their inward journey and their physical practice, to lead them to finding their own Unique Self.
I am a French heart surgery nurse who certified as Yoga, Pilates and Pranayama instructor more than a decade ago. Currently based in Marseille, I am back to France after 24 years of living abroad.
Studying under the direction of internationally renowned teachers and Yoga schools, I’ve been delving into the instruction of Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Iyengar, Anusara and Embodied Flow practices. I love the passionate, powerful transformative practice of Pranayama, and I have studied intensively under the guidance of Sri O. P. Tiwari, Richard Freeman and Rod Stryker as well as many other inspirational teachers.
Tantra is the philosophy of Life that has been leading me the most since 2011. Its study with Douglas Brooks, Carlos Pomeda and Tara Judelle make the dive even more rewarding, always ready to learn more. As a student of Stanislav Grof, I am going into a deeper exploration of the Human species with Holotropic Breathwork.
Whatever your initial reason for starting a session with me, I will help you to explore your personal and unique strength. You will start to perform and use your assets for practice on and off the mat.
My classes will facilitate a well-adapted use of breathing. Together we will cultivate a physical/mental resiliency through a practice that is joyful, fluid and challenging. You will gain access to your inner world of inspiration, creativity and love.
Become a Student of Life! Just jump on a mat and take a ride with me on this amazing journey.
About Ulli Allmendinger
Ulli Allmendinger (MSc. Ayurveda) is an Ayurvedic consultant, herbalist and Yoga therapist with a passion for cooking, Ayurvedic nutrition and AyurYoga Therapy. She has pursued her studies of Ayurveda in the US and India since 2003. In addition to being a graduate of Dr. Lad’s two-year, full-time program at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, she also holds a Master’s degree in Ayurvedic Sciences from International Vedic Hindu University (IVHU) in Florida, USA. Even though she left behind a successful career as a journalist in New York City, Ulli still regularly contributes to and edits for publications such as Light On Ayurveda Journal (LOAJ), and has published her book Ayurveda with Doğan Publishing in June 2017. Ulli directs the Istanbul-based health consulting company Ulli Ayurveda (www.ulli-ayurveda.com), where she sees clients, teaches nutrition and cooking classes aas well as guides detox workshops and retreats throughout the year. She also travels and teaches throughout Europe.
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Early bird pricing starts at 1 385 Euro for a triple occupancy, with 50% paid by End October 2019.
To book your space at any time, we ask for a 350 Euro non-refundable deposit.