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Wochenlange Retreats

                                       Sonnenuntergang Agonda Beach (2014)

  • Oshadi Yoga Summer Week. 14. - 21.Juli 2018.

    Mehr Information und Fragen: Email an Adrian.

  • Nächster Retreat in Goa, Agonda Beach, Indien: 16.-23. Feb 2019. Yoga & Meditation am Meer! 

    Mehr information siehe Retreat 2017 weiter unten.

  • Inner & outer Wilderness Retreat, 11 Tage Yoga & Jungle im Kanha Nationalpark in Indien. 29.1. - 8.2. 2019

    Anmeldung und Fragen: Bitte eine Email an 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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Mehr Infos zum Retreat in Indien (auf Englisch):

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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alte Retreats: 

  • Poi und Yoga Retreat Switzerland mit Nick Woolsey und Adrian Wirth vom 9.8. - 15.8. 2014. 

  • Yoga Ferien in Goa vom 15. - 22. Februar 2014, mit Daniela Lüthi, Paola Deprez und Adrian Wirth

  • Oshadi Yoga Summer Week jedes Jahr seit 2009

  • Poi & Yoga Switzerland jedes Jahr seit 2008.

Video vom Retreat 2012 auf dem Balmeggberg siehe hier.

Video vom Retreat 2011 auf der Schweibenalp siehe hier.

19. August 2018 im Airyoga Zürich: Yoga Nidra mit Adrian Wirth.

Einführung ins Yoga Nidra: Tiefenentspannung, Regeneration und Meditation. Eine ganz wichtige Übung für unsere schnelle, stressige und zuweilen konfuse Zeit! Kleine Gruppe, auf Deutsch.

>>Anmeldung und mehr hier

 

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31.August - 2.Sept 2018. Yoga & Temazcal (Schwitzhütte) mit Paola Deprez und Adrian Wirth im Emmental.

Asana, eine tiefe Atem-Meditation, singen und ein Schwitzhütten Ritual: So einfach und so kraftvoll! Wenn unsere Herzen sich öffnen, erfahren wir die Verbindung zur Natur, zu den Menschen im Kreis und zur eigenen Essenz! Das ist Yoga!

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