Honour the elements and realise your magic in incredible India, on our 10 day journey from Goa’s stunning beaches, to the spectacular wild mountains and jungle of the Western Ghats.
Through beautiful yogic practices, by bathing in the medicine of nature, by honouring the earth with ritual, by visiting ancient temples for blessings - and so much more… We will explore our inner and outer realms, connecting to and celebrating our natural state of being, within the magnificence of Mother India’s awe-inspiring beauty.
Be the force of nature you truly are.
We begin our retreat in our long-time home, one of Goa's most exclusive properties, 'Kaju Varo', nearby the beautiful Ashwem beach in north Goa. Alongside the pool-side yogic practices with Mischa, expect delicious, next-level menus, award-winning, luxurious accommodation, deeply healing therapies, inspiring workshops, fun cultural activities… And a whole lot of R&R.
Midway through the retreat, we’ll take a private transfer to the epic Swapnaghanda nature resort in the Western Ghats, an area of outstanding beauty and a biosphere of exquisite wilderness. We’ll swim in water falls, hike to sunrise mountain ridges and pray in powerful sacred spaces.
If you're new to solo travelling, how absolutely wonderful! Using our many years of Indian travel experience, we at Chaya dearly love to look after our guests. We can help with all your travel needs and will do our best to ensure you have a most relaxing, joyful and magical time. You just need to book your flight and let us take care of everything else.
LOCATION ONE | KAJU VARO
Set amongst cashew and mango groves and only minutes from the magnificent Ashwem beach, is one of Goa’s most well-loved eco retreats; Kaju Varo. Winning Conde Naste Traveler's award for best luxury boutique stay in Goa, this is a gorgeous home for Chaya.
Each individually designed eco-lux villa demonstrates contemporary elegance and minimalist design, creating a perfectly private, serene and peaceful environment for our guests to unwind. The team, our dear friends at Kaju Varo, are amazing and will look after your every need.
LOCATION TWO | SWAPNAGHANDA NATURE RESORT
A 3 hour drive from Kaju Varo, will take us to Swapnaghanda.
This peaceful haven, completely off the beaten path, offers an authentically wild experience of India, in comfort, safety and style. The beautiful reserve is situated in the Western Ghats and the region spans across the three states of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The magical forests are part of the Mhadei Bio region. This area is home to tigers, leopards, gaur, chital, sloth bear, critically-endangered bats and scores of other species.
The waterfall facing eco-cottages celebrate exclusive views of the fabled Vazra Sakla waterfalls and its bio diverse forests. The whole valley is unobscured by any sign of the modern age and zero light pollution means for awe-inspiring night skies.
We will take exclusive occupation of Swapnaghanda for five days, where you can join us on jungle walks and waterfall swims, take local excursions and experience mind blowing Indian cuisine… Or just lounge by the unbelievably beautiful infinity pool, overlooking the valley.
YOGA | THE PRACTICE
We're incredibly excited to welcome back with open arms, the wonderful Mischa Varmuza, to share her vast knowledge, her incredible teaching and beautiful energy. Mischa will lead a twice-daily practice during the retreat, with two hours dynamic flow in the morning and a yin-energy focussed practice in the evening, incorporating pranayama (breath work), chanting and guided meditation.
Our retreats are open to all ages and levels of yogic experience, however, if you have any physical challenges or concerns you are working with, we are always very happy to discuss how we can support you on retreat. Please just drop us a line to arrange a call.