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Week-long retreats

 

                                    ChiGong-practice down at the beach of Agonda (2014)

  • Oshadi Yoga Summer Week: July 14-21, 2018.

    Registration and questions: Email to Adrian.

  • Next Retreat in Goa, Agonda Beach, India: February 16 - 23, 2019. Yoga & Meditation at the Ocean.

    More infos see below the retreat we did in 2017.

  • Inner & outer Wilderness Retreat, 11 days Yoga & Jungle in the Kanha National park in India. January 29 - February 8, 2019

    Registration open now: Please write an Email to Paola.

    Nature around the Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge is stunning! Located in the heart of India, the Kanha National Park is very well kept and radiates the centering, calming and healing energy of wild nature. Nature is a mirror of the soul. But we are so removed from Nature that we find it difficult to connect with our innermost essence, to that, which makes us unique and an important part of the whole.

     Join us for a small and intimate 11-day retreat far away from the beaten track to get in contact with nature still in a wild state, and access the inner untouched layers of your being. This retreat is also unique opportunity to experience rural India.

     Feel nurtured by the jungle, the water of the Banjar river, the presence of the tribal people, and the care of the beautiful Flame of the Forest lodge, that combines the simplicity of the natural elements with high comfort and care to provide a most relaxing stay. During this time of the year the days are pleasantly warm and the nights cold... The river invites us to take a swim and relax on the sandy riverbed.

     We will guide you through different practices: asana, meditation, chi gong, yoga nidra and mantra chanting. We will go for silent walks in Nature and connect to the sacred places of the Tribal people that surround the lodge. We will go on safaris to the Kanha National Park (one of the best managed Tiger reserves in India) and if we are lucky, we will see one of the awe-inspiring cats. We will discover our inner nature with powerful breathing sessions & a Temazcal ceremony. We will gather around the fire every night to chant some mantras, listen to the sounds of the nightfall and watch the stars of the milky way... or discuss and share insights of the yogic path.

     We, Paola and Adrian, have been holding space for inner exploration for many years using a combination of yogic and shamanic practices and “mental roadmaps”. During the whole retreat we will available for support or private talks. We are convinced that India still nowadays is strongly supporting a spiritual journey and personal growth towards our full potential as human beings.

     

    More pictures see soon on our facebook site

     

    Accommodation:

    There are 4 cottages that can be used in double or triple occupancy. Ideally you form a group of friends and reserve the cottage together.

     Prices:

    - 2500.- CHF per person for double occupancy of the cottage

    - 2100.- CHF per person for triple occupancy of the cottage.

     Included:

    - Accommodation in spacious cottages with full board with real home Indian cuisine with local fresh ingredients

    - Extra tea, snacks & filtered water

    - Yoga & all the inner exploration practices

    - 4 half-day safaris with English speaking naturalist guides in the Kanha National park

     Not included:

    - Visa & travel to India (if you need help or recommendations, please contact us)

    - Taxi between lodge and Airport (approx. 7500 Rupees per vehicle (3-4 people) one way from Jabalpur)

    - Extra drinks at the lodge

    - Extra stay at the lodge: Please organize it directly with Flame of the Forest

     Travel:

    If you come directly to the retreat, fly to Delhi or Mumbai and from there to Jabalpur (For domestic flights, check out: http://www.makemytrip.com). From there it's a 3 h drive to the lodge. Taxis will be organized by the lodge (latest one month in advance).

     Important dates and payment schedule:

    Due to the nature of this retreat, all bookings need to be done with much time in advance. Safaris need to be booked with the Kanha National Park authorities latest four months in advance on your name and are not transferable. There are a limited number of places offered and they get sold out quickly. Therefore the recommendation is to book them at least 6 months in advance. For this reason, the cancellation policies of the lodge are also very stringent. We need to have 6 participants confirmed by June 2018 to go on with the retreat, so if you are interested in joining, please don't wait too long to register...

    - At the moment of registration to save your spot: 500.- CHF

    - by September 1st, 2018 (Last possible booking of Safari on your name): 1000.- CHF

    - by November 1st, 2018: The rest is due.

     Cancellation policy:

    The first 500.- CHF are non-transferable and non-refundable. If a later payment is done before the corresponding deadline (see above) and cancelation is made before this corresponding deadline, this amount can be refunded. If cancelation is made after the deadline, the payment is refundable only if we can fill the spot with somebody from the waiting list.

    A retreat or holiday cancellation insurance is highly recommended and your own responsibility.

     

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More info about the

Yoga & Meditation Holidays in Agonda Beach - Goa - India

with Adrian Wirth & Paola Deprez

8th-15th of February 2017

 

For more questions and registration, contact Paola.

 Join us for a week of full relaxation in Nature in one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa. Agonda beach is one of the four beaches where turtles come to nest, and for this reason the nights are dark and quiet…

 The small and private retreat place is located at the top of a cliff overlooking Agonda bay, and is run by a Swiss Yoga teacher and friend. The open Yogashala has a traditional earthen floor and a thatched roof, with view to the ocean. There are 6 beautiful Rajasthani tents to sleep with their own verandas, a small sunset terrace with 360° view and a chill out lounge with view to Agonda bay. For more information on the place check www.yogaindien.ch

 From the retreat place you can reach two beautiful beaches by foot. There is a small path leading down to Agonda beach (5 min) that involves crossing a small river. With low tide you can cross by foot and with high tide you can swim, walk with the water high on your chest or take a small boat. At Cola beach (10 min) you have the choice of swimming in the ocean or in a sweet water lagoon.

 

 Daily schedule:

 

7:00-9:00:     Morning practice (Chi Gong, Vinyasa Flow, Meditation…)

9:30-11:00    Breakfast buffet

 

17:30-19:00:    Afternoon practice (Yin Yoga, Meditation, Chanting, Yoga Nidra…)

19:30-21:00:    Dinner buffet

 

We will adapt the practice sessions according to the wishes of the group. In the evenings we will also organize chanting circles around a fire.

 The day is free to enjoy the beaches, explore, get an Ayurvedic massage at the small clinic at Agonda beach, rent a scooter and drive along the coast, etc... There are many options for lunch and snacks, also up on the cliff. We are available throughout the day to hang out with you!

 We will enjoy a free evening on Saturday for the Full Moon! And if everyone is up for it we might organize something all together.

 

Accommodation:

 5 Rajasthani tents are available for double occupancy, with either two single beds or a double bed. They all have a veranda and a private bathroom with WC and shower (Cold water, although it warms up by the sun during the day. Hot water available on request.) Fresh sheets, towels and mosquito nets are also provided.

 It is also possible to book your accommodation at the beach independently. Contact us for the options and details.

 

Price and booking conditions:

 Early bird: 950 CHF (full amount paid before 1st of November 2016)

Full price: 1090 CHF (full amount paid before 15th of December 2016)

 For registration you need to pay a deposit of 350 CHF. This deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation, but 200 CHF are transferable if you find somebody to fill your spot.

 Cancellations after the 8th of January 2017 will not be refunded. Cancellation insurance is your own responsibility.

 Included in the price:

- Accommodation in double room for 7 nights

- Two vegetarian healthy meals per day (except dinner on Saturday)

- All classes

- Filtered water

- One or two group excursions that will be defined according to the wishes of the participants (e.g. boat trip to visit dolphins, jungle trip).

 Transport from or to the airport or train station is not included in the price, but can be organized by us. The retreat center charges 30 CHF one-way.

 

Coming earlier or staying longer:

 It is possible to arrive at the retreat center earlier (1st of February the earliest) and/or stay longer (18th of February the latest), which we will also do! In that case you can book with us the tents for 30 CHF per person/per night in double occupancy or 50 CHF per person/per night in single occupancy (depending on availability). According to the amount of people and our wishes as a group we can organize that the retreat prepares for us breakfast and/or dinner buffet, but there are many other options to eat.

 If you stay for 10 nights or more (including the 7 nights of the retreat), you get a discount on the accommodation (25 CHF/night instead of 30 CHF). This means, you will get a reduction of 35 CHF on the retreat price and pay 25 CHF for the each extra night.

 

Travel:

 Oman Air offers very good value flights to Goa from Zurich or Milan, but note that they don't travel every day. If you want to travel in India before or after you might want to flight to Mumbai or Delhi (Swiss is a good option and it flights direct) and from there take a local flight to Goa (Dabolim Airport) or a train to Madgaon train station in Margao. From there you need to take a taxi to the retreat center (90 min from Dabolim airport, 60 min from Margao), which you can organize at the pre-paid counter upon arrival, or we can organize somebody to pick you up.

 To find out about international and domestic ways to travel to and in India, check www.makemytrip.com

 Most Europeans need a tourist visa. If you are a Swiss resident, you can find more information and start your application here: http://in.vfsglobal.ch/

 

 

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old retreats:

  • Poi und Yoga Retreat Switzerland 2014 with Nick Woolsey and Adrian Wirth.

  • Yoga holiday retreat in Goa, India, with Daniela Lüthi, Paola Deprez and Adrian Wirth, Feb 15 - 22, 2014.

  • Oshadi Yoga Summer Week every year since 2009.

  • Poi & Yoga Switzerland every year since 2008

Video from the 2012 retreat at Balmeggberg from Franziska Neuhaus: see here.

Video from the 2011 retreat at Schweibenalp see here.

 

August 19, 2018 at Airyoga Zurich: Yoga Nidra with Adrian Wirth (in German).

This workshops opens the door for you into the wonderful Yoga Nidra practice: Deep relaxation, regeneration and meditation. A veritable treasure of a practice for our fast, stressy and confused times! Small group, in German!

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August 31 - Sept 2nd, 2018. Yoga & Temazcal (Sweat Lodge) with Paola Deprez and Adrian Wirth

Yoga-Asana, Deep Breathing Meditation, Singing and Temascal ritual: Experience the heart connection with Nature & the people in the circle! It's healing and an energizing reboot for your soul!

 

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