ASHIYANA TROPICAL RETREAT CENTRE is on Mandrem Beach, near Arambol, in the quiet northern-part of GOA:
Yoga retreats, yoga holidays, ASHIYANA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (http://www.ashiyana-yoga-goa.com/ashiyana-yoga-teacher-training.shtml), drop-in classes, workshops, meditation, satsang, massage, ayurvedic treatment center and spa. We offer gourmet food and accommodate our guests in luxury wooden eco-lodges and tree-houses, as well as stone-built houses.
We offer different styles of yoga including Ashiyana yoga (slow, meditative, yin-style), Scaravelli-inspired, Dynamic (and soft ashtanga), Iyengar, Sivananda. Beginners through to experienced practitioners are welcome. Level of experience and style of yoga is not so important to us, and all of our teachers are chosen on the basis of their capacity to be "present, and to experience what it is that they teach".
Our drop-in centre has several daily yoga classes, as well as workshops, including tantra, dance and musical activities. We are currently involved in the creation of a music, art and dance festival -"Playground of Manifestation" (www.PlayOm.com), which is intended to be spiritually-enriching and embracing of the beautiful creative energy that abounds in this special part of Goa.
Ashiyana offers a balance of comfort and simplicity in the beauty of a beach and riverside setting. It is mainly a retreat centre, for groups and individuals who are looking for a peaceful place to explore and experience themselves through a variety of activities. The main activity is yoga, though we have a very open approach to what we offer and how it is presented.