Swan Yoga: Tattwa Shuddhi

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By-Swan Yoga Retreat

About The Listing

Type of Trip : Spiritual Tours

Level : Medium

Location : Goa

Duration : 15 Days 14 Nights

Trip Start : Goa

Trip End : Goa

Description

Tattva Shuddhi practice is to purify the subtle elements of the mind rooted in the physical body and prepare the way for the experience of illumination in the tradition of Sanatanadharma (eternal culture/religion). The nature of the course is intensive but it is not a deterrent for beginners. People of any spiritual-religious faith and of any yoga tradition are welcome. The main requirement is an open mind and the 'readiness' to learn well past our cultural and social limitations.

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What's Unique?

  • Shatkarmas ( internal physical purification).
  • Trataka (retinal purification).
  • Morning and afternoon Asana.
  • Lecture series.
  • Karma Yoga.
  • Kirtan and Bhajan.
  • Mouna in the prescribed hours.
  • Agnihotri and Gayatri Hawan.
  • Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra.
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Activities

Daytime

Meditation
Yoga
Asana
Ayurveda Sessions

Evening

Havan

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Itinerary

  • Day 01: Swan Yoga Retreat.

    Arrival (you are expected to be at the Swan Yoga Retreat Center after lunch). Evening gathering will be in the yoga shala or temple. Introduction with each other student and teacher explanation about the days to come. Hawan (fire ceremony to invoke blessings for the successful course). Your day ends with dinner and night stay.

    Day 02: Swan Yoga Retreat​. 

    06:00 to 06:45 - Morning meditation.
    07:00 - Shatkarmas (yogic cleansing practices) neti, kunjal, shankahaprakshalana. There will be no asana this day.
    12:00 - Yoga Nidra.
    Evening lecture and evening puja/hawan.
    Mantra chanting initiation (They will provide the people the mantras which will be used throughout the course. In this case, it will be Gayatri and Mahamritunjaya).
    Dinner.
    Kirtan (if singers can be arranged).
    Lights off.

    Day 03 to Day 13: Swan Yoga Retreat.

    06:00 to 06:45 - Havan (sacred fire ritual)
    06:45 to 07:15 - Tattwa Shuddhi meditation
    07:15 to 07:25 - Tea break
    07:30 to 09:00 - Asana and pranayama
    10:00 to 11:00 - Brunch
    11:30 to 12:30 - Yoga Nidra with Tattwa visualization
    12:30 to 14:00 - Practice lecture
    14:30 to 16:30 - Karma yoga
    17:00 to 17:30 - Sandhya Vandanam
    18:00 to 19:00 - Dinner

    Day 14: Swan Yoga Retreat.

    Morning Hawan and Puja
    Meditation
    No asana and pranayama
    Interactive session with all the participants about their experiences
    Evening Manasika Puja and culmination of the course

    Day 15: Depart from Swan Yoga Retreat.

    After brunch. You'll depart from Swan Yoga Retreat.

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Pricing    

* Extra discount for a group size of 4 or more! Ask Here
Package Options Cost/Person EMI Option
Entry Closes On 15 Oct, 2015
Budget cottage twin sharing ₹ 59,400 EMI starts* ₹ 5,278
Regular cottage twin sharing ₹ 72,600 EMI starts* ₹ 6,450
Deluxe cottage twin sharing ₹ 85,800 EMI starts* ₹ 7,623
Budget Cottage single occupancy ₹ 92,400 EMI starts* ₹ 8,210
Regular Cottage single occupancy ₹ 125,400 EMI starts* ₹ 11,142
Deluxe Cottage single occupancy ₹ 138,600 EMI starts* ₹ 12,314
* Extra discount for a group size of 4 or more! Ask Here
Package Options Cost/Person EMI Option
Entry Closes On 16 Jan, 2016
Budget cottage twin sharing ₹ 59,400 EMI starts* ₹ 5,278
Regular cottage twin sharing ₹ 72,600 EMI starts* ₹ 6,450
Deluxe cottage twin sharing ₹ 85,800 EMI starts* ₹ 7,623
Budget Cottage single occupancy ₹ 92,400 EMI starts* ₹ 8,210
Regular Cottage single occupancy ₹ 125,400 EMI starts* ₹ 11,142
Deluxe Cottage single occupancy ₹ 138,600 EMI starts* ₹ 12,314
Add-Ons
  • Nasyam (Nose Treatment / Massage) 20 minutes.: ₹ 500
  • Swedana (Herbal Steam Treatment) 20 minutes.: ₹ 500
  • Abhayanga (Ayurveda Massage) 60 minutes.: ₹ 1,200
  • Shirodhara (Ayurvedic Oil Treatment) 45 minutes. : ₹ 1,200
  • Kizhi (Therapeutic Bag Massage) 60 minutes.: ₹ 1,500
  • Therapies and treatment after consultation from Ayurvedic Doctor.: ₹ 1,500
  • Abhayanga (Ayurveda Massage) 90 minutes.: ₹ 1,600
  • Ayurveda cooking lessons 04 recipe.: ₹ 2,000
  • Fun trips on beach every friday.: ₹ 2,500
  • Ayurveda Introduction Course.: ₹ 30,000

Inclusions

Includes
  • Accommodation.
  • Lunch & dinner.
  • All yoga sessions as per the program
  • Havan on the day of arrival.
  • Usage of Yoga-Hall, Library and other common facilities.
  • Course packet.
  • Free wifi.
Doesn’t Includes
  • Any additional yoga session, workshop or event not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any expense of personal nature such as tips, bottled water, etc.
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Terms & Conditions

  • Deposits: All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full Payments: For places paid in full and then cancelled the following applies:
  • Cancellation more than 45 days before the start of the Retreat : 100% refund less the deposit.
  • Cancellation 30 to 45 days before the start of the Retreat : 50% refund less the deposit.
  • Cancellation up to 30 days before the start of the Retreat : No refund will be given.
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Tips, Hints, Precautions

  • 1. What will be the level of accommodation?

  • Budget Cottage.

  • Budget only in price, not in luxury, this long cottage is divided up into separate row rooms. Each with individual outdoor entrances and adjoined private bathrooms, it's the perfect accommodation for 1-2 budget travellers. Every room is named after the four brothers of Raymana - an Indian mythological scripture - and features two twin beds with mosquito netting, a ceiling fan and a large curtained window to filter in natural light and the cool mountain breeze. You can also enjoy the rush of cool air with the company of your neighbouring guests from the communal covered patio, equipped with outdoor seating by every room entrance.

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  • Standard Cottage.

  • Accommodating 2-4 guests, these spacious private east facing cottages provide a beautiful view of the sunrise over the jungle trees. Named after the seven chakras each cottage features two double beds with mosquito netting, ceiling fans above each bed, a private adjoined bathroom, two curtained windows for maximum air circulation, and a covered private patio with a lounge area. Built close enough to each other to talk to your neighbour, yet far enough away to maintain your privacy, it's easy to taller you level of engagement with other guests to your liking.

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  • Deluxe Cottage.

  • Sitting at the top of the hill, our deluxe cottages give you the best view and most privacy. Perfect for couples or someone looking to treat themselves, each cottage features a king bed with mosquito net, large adjoined private bathroom, a writing desk, two ceiling fans, curtained windows, and private covered patio with lounge seating from where you can take enjoy a panoramic view of the jungle, the best sunrise, and feel the full force of the cooling mountain breeze. Being on the sixth tier of the property, its placement is metaphorically aligned with the sixth and highest level of enlightenment, so you could say waking up there is like waking up in heaven.

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  • 2. What are the things one should carry?

  • Most of these items can be purchased locally in Goa and for cheaper than in the west, but you may want to have them with you if you don't want to spend your first couple of days shopping.

  • Yoga mat. SWAN Yoga Retreat in Goa do have loan mats that you can use, however it is always nice to have your own.

  • Warm yoga clothes. If you are visiting in December and January it is hot once the sun comes up and you can spend all day on the beach but the mornings can be chilly during practice so its best to have a track suit or something warm.

  • Money. Cash and travelers cheques can be exchanged to rupees, at the reception at SWAN and there are also some ATMs within a 10 to 15 minutes taxi ride. SWAN Yoga Retreat in Goa advices you to have some funds on your arrival, which you can purchase at your airport of departure, however rupees are not to be taken out of India on your return.

  • Beach towel or sarong.  Room towels are provided at SWAN but ask that you do not bring them to the beach.

  • Driving license. If you plan on hiring a car or scooter you will need to have your home country-driving license. It is recommended that you bring your driving license with you if you have one, as here in Goa the best way to move around is to hire a scooter, which will be available for hire at, SWAN, contact reception for that.

  • Torch / flashlight. Power outages are frequent in India so it is recommended that you bring some torches or flashlights with you. In case you don't have one please ask the reception to provide you one which can be used during your stay.

  • Earplugs. If you are sensitive sleeper, it is always recommended.

  • Mosquito repellent. There is a local brand called Odomos available widely. You may want to bring your own with you but this works best.

  • Sunscreen. You will need to take care against the strong sun, especially when arriving from winter.

  • Internet. There is Wi-Fi internet in the campus, ask for the codes at the reception. However, SWAN discourages people to spend a lot of time on the computer.

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  • 3. I’m not flexible, can I do yoga?

  • Yes! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible. This newfound agility will be balanced by strength, coordination, and enhanced cardiovascular health, as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.

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  • 4. Do I have to be vegetarian to practice yoga?

  • The first principle of yoga philosophy is ahimsa, which means non harming to self and others. Some people interpret this to include not eating animal products. There is debate about this in the yoga community—I believe that it is a personal decision that everyone has to make for themselves. If you are considering becoming a vegetarian, be sure to take into account your personal health issues as well how your choices will affect those with whom you live. Being a vegetarian should not be something that you impose on others—that kind of aggressive action in itself is not an expression of ahimsa.

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  • 5. How should I get from Airport to SWAN Yoga Retreat?

  • Airport transfers to SWAN Yoga Retreat can be arranged for the cost Rs. 1500 (from 07:00 to 20:00) or Rs. 1700 (from 20:00-07:00) each way. If you choose to be picked up from the airport SWAN Yoga Retreat would like to have your arrival details ideally 2 days before the arrival.

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  • 6. What medicines should I carry?

  • It is recommended that you visit your general physician, personal physician or a travel health clinic 4 to 8 weeks before your departure to India. Recommended vaccinations often include hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus and polio. Goa is not a high-risk area for malaria and the tablets can be considered controversial, it is recommended that you do some research and make your own decision on this.

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Requirements

Easy Formalities
  • Traveller Photograph
  • Traveller ID proof
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