i have done the yoga teacher training this year at Ashiyana. this was a return to India for me after more than 20 years.
i found ashiyana clean and calm. toilets were always clean. the staff were friendly and went out of their way to help with enquiries. issues were dealt with efficiently. i liked my beach hut and enjoyed crossing the river every morning to go to asanas. very peaceful. the hut was cleaned on a daily basis and the bed made, without fail. there were a few noisy nights, but that is life near other people.
the food was excellent, especially breakfast. the kitchen staff met all the demands from us demanding customers. nothing was ever too much or impossible.
the course met my needs and it is very much a growing process.
the teachers were excellent and knowledgable. each one contributed in their own way to my understanding of yoga and i left feeling confident about my own yoga practice. i am now teaching yoga to families. what i enjoyed most was that everyones yogic ability was accepted and i did not feel snubbed because i was less flexible or strong or trendy. having many teachers helped, because they all had an individual slant on a yogic issue, which gave me more of a rounded approach to yoga and made me feel that anything is possible. i would like to thanks Yamuna and Nicole for running and holding the course together in such a gentle and nurturing way and with such an open heart.
it was great to think, do and breath yoga for a month with no other 'noise' in my head and everything being taken care of.
i loved my time at Ashiyana and met some wonderful people. would definitely go back.
thanks you all at Ashiyana.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ashiyana is a tropical retreat centre located on the beautiful and unspoiled Mandrem Beach and the enchanting Mandrem river in the very north of Goa. We warmly invite you to come and visit us between 1st October and 30th April. You can stay with us on one of our retreats, yoga holidays, yoga teacher trainings, massage trainings. Alternatively join us for yoga classes and workshops at the drop-in centre if you are staying in the area. You may also wish to enquire about our luxury accommodation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ashiyana Yoga Resort Goa Mandrem