A 10-Day Yoga Process
The Yogalife Retreat is a 10-day yoga process, which presents a unique opportunity to undertake your deepest journey into yoga and yourself.
The Deepest Journey
The program name comes from the Sanskrit ‘Antastha’ meaning ‘deepest, within, core or innermost’ and ‘Yatra’, which refers to ‘a journey’. During the process, you will be invited to go on a quest into your own core or deepest self, exploring with gentle inquiry the untouched potential you have deep inside.
Antastha Yatra is purposefully a 10-day program to allow time for this intensive exploration and unfurling. The journey can be challenging, especially in the early stages, as you work through the more superficial layers of your being, but it does not take too long before the right techniques and support from our expert teachers smoothly guides you to your deepest essence, your own light.
To gain the most from the offering, we encourage you to enter Antastha Yatra with a mentality of total surrender and with the intention to create a fuller life. Our approach is not only to recover our own self, but to prepare, rejuvenate and cultivate life.
How Antastha Yatra Works
We use Swadhyaya, the yogic discipline of self-study, combined with modern techniques to become aware of the current reality, our belief systems and patterns. Profound understanding and clarity about our own lives is what naturally follows.
We explore, in a transparent way, how yoga can improve your life. We consider the different aspects of yoga, and how each one is applicable to your emotions, behavior, circumstances and health. Basically we create a real understanding how yoga works.
We choose the most effective, applicable yoga techniques to create a difference in your life. We teach you how to implement and integrate these, both on and off your Yoga mat. These tools will allow you, in time, to profoundly change your relationship with yourself and move towards happiness.
Working through the journey, we guide you with a carefully designed program of lectures, practices and processes. We recognize that you are already whole, and are already at a unique and special place in your life. You will bring with you the benefit of some obvious prior learnings and some more subtle influences which may not yet be visible. Our role is to help you to embrace all of this as you will simply move deeper. That means that elements of the process may seem effortless, and almost unnoticeable until you start to experience the difference in your overall well-being.
The process draws on carefully selected, powerful elements of the vast field of yogic learning. This will include Swadhyaya (self-study), Antastha Kriya, and Patanjali’s concepts. We will also integrate potent Hatha Yoga techniques such as Yoga Nidra, Antar Mouna, Tratka, Pranayama and Shoonya meditation. The experience will be integrated, thorough and deep.
Who Can Join Antastha Yatra?
A 10-Day yoga process, all are welcome
- Whether you are a beginner, a yogi with many years of experience, or you have never done yoga before.
- Whether you are in a burn-out, stressed or recovering from an illness.
- Whether you are looking for direction and purpose. Whether the joy is lost in your life or you are simply in search of a deeper meaning.
The journey of Antastha Yatra will allow you to tap into the bliss that lies within yourself. It will help you create the strength that is already so close to you, once your eyes are open to it, once you wash away the distractions. This process is a water that will cleanse mind, body and spirit.
We look forward to setting forth on this journey with you.
Sample Day Program
7 am Morning meditation
7.30 am Yoga Class
9.30 am Lecture or Process
11 am Long lunch break
swimming, sleeping, self reflection etc.
3 pm Yoga Nidra, Lecture or Process
4.20 pm Evening Yoga Class
4 pm Tea break
From the moment you wake up, the magic that is Goa surrounds you. Walk to the shala underneath the palm trees and be greeted by the song of birds and the sound of shops slowly waking up. Each morning you are ready to start a new day full of experiences.
Then participate in the carefully-planned practice of meditation and asanas, followed by a light breakfast. Then, you will be prepared to enjoy the day’s lecture.
In between the morning and afternoon lectures, you’ll have some time to rejuvenate yourself completely.
Read a book, take a refreshing swim in the Arabian Sea, get a full-body massage or just relax on the beach with a fresh juice—the possibilities here are endless!
We finish our evening class just in time to watch the amazing sunset. Enjoy a refreshing shower, nice dinner and socializing with the group or the locals—a perfect way to end the day!
Apply For Antastha Yatra
- 15 – 24 February 2019
- 19 – 28 October 2019
- € 1.100 (without accommodation)
- € 1.300 (hut with double bed and hot shower included)
- € 1.420 (room with double bed and hot shower included)
Peace & Tranquility
Mandrem – Goa, India
Mandrem Beach, located in the northern part of Goa, is well known for its peace and tranquility, and is located far away from the crowd, noise, and any distractions of daily life. You will be surrounded by endless beaches, swaying palm trees, and the warm Arabian Sea at your feet.
Dunes Holiday Village, our lush home and shala for the length of the retreat, is easy to reach and located in an inexpensive and absolutely safe area. Without any worry, you can enjoy fresh juices, fruit salads and Indian-Western fusion meals in several cozy, close-by restaurants and cafés. During breaks, you can spoil yourself with beauty treatments and massages or rent a motorbike to explore the laid-back scene of cheerful Arambol. This is also the place to look for souvenirs and books to take back home with you.
The locals are very friendly and accustomed to western travelers who have been visiting Goa for decades. The Portuguese colonial period has left a strong cultural heritage that you will experience in the cuisine, architecture and the Christian traditions which locals cherish greatly.
Enjoy yoga, soak up the sun, and renew yourself in one of the most relaxing places of India.