RETREAT AGENDA topics
Claudia Carballal (M.S., LPC-A, RYT-500), and Dr. Vivek Mohindra (BAMS, MBA) will offer classes, workshops, and coaching sessions that include practical knowledge and tools of Yoga science and Eastern wisdom teachings that aim at raising our energy frequency and elevating our individual consciousness. The retreat topics include:
~ Healing through breath work and the central nervous system
~ Meditation practices to lower stress, increase presence and spaciousness
~ Forest bathing activity
~ Grounding techniques including body scan, focus breathing, and mindfulness to modify the stress response
~ Managing our mind: unconscious wounds, thought patterns, and limiting beliefs
~ The connection between Maslow's pyramid of needs and spiritual evolution
~ Introduction to Ayurveda: the alternative system of medicine in India and its healing power
~ Ayurvedic therapy, massages, and Panchakarma treatments for intense detox and relaxation
~ Private Ayurvedic consultations with Dr. Vivek to create a personalized treatment approach
~ Fire ceremony (homa) as an ancient Vedic ritual to harness the satvic quality of fire (agni)
~ Hatha yoga, meditation, and coaching
about the retreat
Many people ask about finding their purpose in life, but rarely they make a connection between life purpose and awakening their spiritual energy. The purpose of life is the evolution of humanity through the awakening of our spiritual energy or consciousness, also called Brahma-Shakti in eastern teachings.
We all have this spiritual energy within us, but we have lost it or forgot about it due to social conditioning and life's stressors and challenges. This spiritual energy is the essence of everything, the cosmic energy which is the originating power that holds everything together and unifies every human being and species in the universe.
With the Awaken your Soul's Healing Power retreat, you will receive:
Inspirational daily talks and tools for personal and spiritual exploration with Claudia.
Daily Ayurveda and Yoga Psychology talks and classes with Dr. Vivek.
Daily guided group meditations to explore the power of presence and spaciousness with Claudia.
Daily Hatha yoga sessions with an experienced yoga teacher.
Group and individual coaching sessions with Claudia and Dr. Vivek.
Three vegetarian meals cooked in house by local chef with local produce.
Personalized Ayurveda and Panchakarma detox treatments with an experienced Ayurvedic Technician.
A free day of self-reflection and relaxation, and exploring the beauty of Goa with 3 site visits.
Opportunities to enjoy the beauty and amenities of PDI Ayurveda and Goa, including local restaurants and coffee shops at Old Goa, Querim, Arambol, and other popular locations.
HOW DO WE HEAL?
If we don't feel our emotions, we are likely to get disease. Emotions are energy, they are part of the subtle body as it is called in yoga teachings. The law of conservation of energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; it can only be transformed-- converted from one form of energy to another. In other words, energy has to go somewhere. Because emotions are energy, they also create pressure. When there's pressure, we need a pressure valve to let the pressure out. The science of yoga discovered several techniques to let this pressure out and prevent, and even avoid, physical and mental illness.
Our energy comes in large part from our feelings. Our feelings come from our beliefs. If we don't understand the impact that our beliefs and conditioning have in our life, we cannot raise our energy frequency nor our consciousness. To raise our energy frequency we have to heal. We heal gradually by acquiring the right knowledge, by engaging in introspection and self-reflection, by gaining insight, and by experiencing catharsis. Each level of healing is like peeling an onion-- we start with the outermost layer and slowly make our way in until we find our true Self again. This gradual healing raises our energy and our consciousness. Authentic fulfillment, joy, and peace are the highest levels of energy frequency.
India is a country for radical transformation. It is the perfect place to become aware of the possibility of joy and inner peace even in the midst of challenges and chaos. Many people have traveled to India to recharge their energy, heal past trauma, and discover their life purpose. They say, "India chooses you." It makes an invitation for you to take some time out, raise your awareness, reevaluate your life. and gain clarity.
And it just so happens that the state of Goa in the west coast of India is absolutely beautiful. With its green hills, palm trees, centuries old villages, attractive beaches, and vast and luscious forests, Goa is surrounded by scenic views and serene beaches, rivers and sweet water lakes, markets, and historical temples and churches.
PDI AYURVEDA GOA
The retreat will take place at EISRA Ayurveda and Wellness Center/PDI Ayurveda, located in a secluded area in Goa about a mile from Querim beach. PDI Ayurveda Goa is a health facility, wellness center and Yoga training institute for seekers of Ayurveda and Yoga.
The simple yet elegantly-designed Ayurvedic center welcomes guests with its natural surroundings and views of green forests. Located at a secluded village, surrounded by abundant local greenery and a small natural waterfall, the center serves as a magnificent sanctuary for rest, relaxation, and introspection. Every lodge is equipped with air conditioning and water heater, private full bathroom, clean bedding, and stunning views of the forest. Wifi is provided but could be limited. The PDI Ayurveda Center is located about a mile from the beach.
The retreat includes 3 organic, vegetarian, satvic meals prepared in-house by a local, experienced cook. Daily group meals will be served outdoors, at the private restaurant at PDI overlooking the forest in a local village. The group meals are included in your retreat fee and room rate at the PDI Ayurveda Center.
Other dining options not included in the retreat fee include local restaurants, coffee shops, and entertainment shows in the city of Assagao, 26.1 km (48 minutes) driving distance from PDI Ayurveda in Querim. Asagao is a quiet inland village known for leafy streets with elegant colonial villas and Portuguese-era houses and churches. An up-and-coming hub for design boutiques selling art, clothing, and jewelry, upscale resorts, and yoga centers. Trendy restaurants serve South Indian, Goan, and global fare, including organic and farm-fresh produce.
Dabolim Goa International Airport is located at 71.1 km (1 hr 28 minutes driving) from PDI Ayurveda in Querim. The airport includes restaurants and cafes, ATMs, currency exchange centers, and shops.
From Dabolim Goa International Airport, passengers can access transportation options like taxi, railway, and shuttle buses that go to some locations. Transportation in Goa can be limited, so it is recommended that you arrange a taxi to PDI Ayurveda at Querim in advance. PDI Ayurveda can also arrange a taxi for you.
RETREAT daily SCHEDULE
Welcome and orientation
Introduction to Awaken your Soul's Healing Power
7:30am Guided meditation workshop
8:00am Hatha Yoga class
9:00 am Group breakfast
10am Personal time/break
10:30 am Class or talk
11:30pm Ayurveda/Panchakarma treatment
2:30pm-4:30 Afternoon break
4:30 Class or talk
5:30 Private or group coaching session (optional)
5:30 Afternoon meditation
6:30 Site visit
Share your experience
Homa or fie ceremony to harness the satvic quality of fire (agni) and to pray for healing. When the element of fire witin us is unsupervised or not managed consciously, it will lead to mental frustration and irritability (pita) or depression and apathy (tamas).
* Three in-house daily meals and accommodations for 8 nights
* Daily chai or herbal tea a (unlimited)
* Guided meditation sessions
* Hatha yoga sessions
* All classes, inspirational talks, and individual coaching sessions by Claudia and Dr. Vivek
* Personalized consultations and Ayurveda and Panchakarma detox treatments as per the retreat agenda
Retreat Does Not Include:
* Round-trip airfare to and from New Delhi and to and from Goa
* Airport pick-up and drop-off
* Transportation outside of the PDI Ayurveda center for site visits, recreation, or dining options
* Personal incidentals and expenses like telephone calls, tips, laundry, extra meals, taxi
* If the center is at full capacity or guests prefer different accommodations, there are nearby accommodations that are paid separately and they can include nearby apartments, beachfront cottages and hotels. Accommodations are available from € 100 to € 300 per week approximately.
Read our Retreat Disclaimer prior to registering for the Retreat.
Awaken your Soul's Healing Power Retreat
8-Day Retreat in India with Claudia Carballal and Vivek Mohindra
The registration fee serves as deposit to reserve your spot at the PDI Ayurveda center. Lodging for 8 nights, which includes 3 private daily group meals, daily Ayurveda and Panchakarma treatments, individual coaching sessions, meditation workshops and yoga sessions, and 3 site seeing trips, is paid separately to PDI Ayurveda Center - Goa. The retreat fee is $1050 US Dollars ($1044.32 Euros) for 8 nights.
Email Dr. Vivek with questions about lodging, if you are in India and want to pay in Indian Rupees, and for transportation arrangements from the airport in Goa to PDI Ayurveda Center.
AND PANCHAKARMA at pdi goa
Ayurveda is the system of natural medicine in India. According to Ayurvedic treatment theory, everything in the universe is connected. Good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe. A disruption of this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness.
For followers of Ayurveda, anything that affects your physical, spiritual, or emotional well-being can cause you to be out of balance with the universe. Some things that can cause a disruption include:
» Genetic or birth defects
» Climate and seasonal changes
How your body works to keep you healthy and your unique physical and psychological characteristics combine to form your body’s constitution, or prakriti. Your prakriti is believed to stay the same for your entire life. However, how you digest food and eliminate waste can influence it.
Panchakarma involves detoxifying, balancing and nourishing therapies performed over a series of 7, 14 or more days. Panchakarma is a complete detox program for body and mind to get rid of all the toxins & negative energies in you. It is a Transformation in Consciousness and replacing stress with happiness. Panchakarma at our place Prakash Deep Institute of Ayurveda and Yogic Sciences will definitely be life-changing and transformative.
Benefits of Panchakarma Therapy
» Improves digestion
» Ease pain and inflammation
» Helps balancing weight of body
» Increase absorption of nutrients
» Cleansing of all organs of the body
» Reduces skin and other problems
» Relieves tiredness and re- energize your body and mind