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Nalanda Retreat

Living Big Yoga Retreat with Vicky Tomsky, Goa, 18-27, January 2024

Join us for an unforgettable yoga retreat in the breathtaking Goa. Immerse yourself in the world of yoga and mindfulness and experience the perfect balance of relaxation, healing and adventure.

Living Big Yoga Retreat with Vicky Tomsky,     Goa,   18-27, January 2024
Living Big Yoga Retreat with Vicky Tomsky,     Goa,   18-27, January 2024

When & Where

Jan 18, 2024, 4:00 PM GMT+5:30 – Jan 27, 2024, 12:00 PM GMT+5:30

Nalanda Retreat, Junas Waddo, Mandrem, Goa 403519, India

Everything You Need to Know

This 10-day Yoga & Wellness Retreat will be the perfect week to reflect, breathe, learn, practice yoga, and heal. 

Experience two nourishing sessions per day, eat delicious local Indian food, swim in the Indian Ocean, or indulge in Ayurvedic massages.

The retreat is taking place on the Northern sunny & quiet beach of Goa. Expect movement & breathing and long moments of peace. Experience a blend of morning self-practice classes on the roof with ocean sounds, a Puja Ceremony, self-inquiry sessions, and special afternoon workshops and Restorative Sessions.

Through the art of breath, movement, and self-healing we give up resistance, we stay focused, and we stay present. During the retreat, you will learn practical tools and ways to help you create a better life.

Join us in India's coastal paradise, to create space for joy to find you. This is your time when you take care of yourself, learn ways to bring attention, kindness, and empathy, and rediscover yourself.

The culture, warm climate, expansive beaches, and healthy cuisine make Goa a perfect destination for the ultimate yoga vacation.

Living Big is about transforming the way we perceive life. It is about finding a new way to live in this body, transforming the way we lead relationships with ourselves and others. Bring your heart, your body, your mind, and your practice to this intimate winter retreat.

Enjoy a self yoga practice in the morning, and a delicious restorative practice in the afternoon, with meditation instruction and space throughout our 10 days together.

Practice Program:

Mornings

Beginning with quiet seated meditation and chanting to set our intentions for the day and develop deeper awareness. Followed by a self-practice

where each practitioner flows through the set sequence at their own pace following their own breath. And this is where the true magic happens. Self-practice style classes are a wonderful place to bring our attention to our breath and our body focusing on internalizing the senses.

These classes are tailored to all individual needs and welcome all levels of practitioners.

Afternoons

These sessions will begin with a discussion to encourage a deeper understanding of our yoga practices and their purpose within our modern lives. We’ll cover ideas relating to our sense of self or identity and the many challenges we face in finding balance in our lives. Following this with either a themed workshop-style educational yoga session, such as heart openers, twists, inversions, backbends, or restorative. Also journaling, philosophy, and self-transformation topics will be shared.

LOCATION

Housing 3,000 square meters of the beauty that is North Goa, lies Nalanda Retreat situated on the banks of the Arabian Sea. A spiritual haven where people from all over the world, spanning from beginners to expert yogis can come and bask in all that Nalanda has to offer.

About Nalanda Retreat

The word Nalanda, which in Sanskrit means Giver of Knowledge, defines the purpose of this yoga canter.

Built to be a place of growth and healing, it is the perfect sanctuary away from the modern world where one is able to fully embrace what it means to live a holistic lifestyle. Our natural stone-built pools and ambient gardens that span the property are just a few of the features that make Nalanda feel like a place of deep relaxation, where anyone can feel free to unwind and come into themselves. It is not hard to find yourself practicing the art of living in the present moment here.

BOOKINGS

To secure your place, a 500 euro deposit is required at the time of booking.

Please note that the retreat will start on January 18th afternoon

Please make appropriate travel arrangements to be able to attend the retreat on time.

To secure your spot please contact Vicky directly at vicktomsky@gmail.com

ROOMS

You have the following options:

· Garden View Private Room

· Garden View Double Shared Room

· In-land Standard Room Double Shared

· In-land Chakra Single & Double

· In-land Standard Single

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

· 9 nights’ accommodation at Nalanda Resort

· 2 classes per day

· A traditional Hindu Puja ceremony

· 2 delightful meals a day (breakfast and dinner/lunch)

· Free Drinks (Tea, Lemon Ginger & Filter Water all day)

· 9 Days of Yoga sessions, journaling, reflections, mini workshops & self-time

* An ayurvedic massage (with Early Bird Registration Only)

Food

We’ll nourish your body with two delicious meals per day, including breakfast, and dinner. The menus feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients. 

We’ll also serve herbal tea, coffee, and chai to keep you energized throughout the day.

Breathtaking beauty of Goa

Take a break from your yoga practice and enjoy an inspirational walk to awaken your senses and connect with the natural beauty of the area. Relax and unwind with a traditional Ayurvedic treatment, an Indian spa experience that will leave you feeling relaxed and rebalanced. Discover the beauty of the Mandrem and other areas of Goa where you’ll be surrounded by stunning landscapes.

Flight & transfers are not included.

Optional (not included in the retreat’s cost):

· Beach activities kite surfing, stand-up paddling and other..

· Night Flea market

· Ayurvedic Panchakarma

· Detox Juice Cleansing

· Ayurvedic Treatments

· Therapeutic Treatment

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

Deposit payment is subject to a 30-day clearing period. After which, the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE and non-transferable.  All payments are not refundable after 30 days prior to the retreat starting date.  Failure to pay the outstanding balance on time (without prior notice) may result in booking cancellation and the room is resold. Deposits under this circumstance are still non-refundable.

HEALTH & SAFETY

All participants are required to purchase travel insurance before attending the retreat. Injuries and/or illnesses that may put your health at risk by participating should be disclosed to us prior to attending. Food allergies and intolerances should be disclosed to us prior to attending.

Hear From Previous Students

Vicky, thank you very much for 4 wonderful days in Jordan. In a professional and pleasant way, you improved my technique, explained why, and made me understand more and want to learn more (I've been practicing for 6 years and understand that I'm at the beginning of the journey). I love your broad knowledge in all areas and your deep explanation of how Yoga connects between mind & body. Looking forward to meeting again in another workshop.

Love, Sigal

Dear Vicky,

thank you for a dream retreat. I have been practicing for 8 years mainly Ashtanga and Vinyasa and you made me see yoga in a new light, yoga that is more compassionate, adapted, and accepting. Already from your workshop, I learned a lot about the postures in a more coordinated and correct way and it made me want more, in the retreat, there was more time to apply, practice and be precise. You managed to reach each and every one of us to check where it meets us personally and how we feel, and constantly look for solutions on how to adjust the practice so that it suits each and every one personally. I felt that at the retreat I learn a lot but mostly managed to draw inspiration for life. Personally, I feel that I received the greatest gift I could receive that I learned from you how I can bring the practice to my home every day. I feel it's a process and I'm fully looking forward to the continuation

Revital Fogel

Dear Vicky,

We came back last week from a mesmerizing retreat with you in Jordan and I have to say it was one of the most amazing retreats I've been to. The yoga classes you gave made me look at my practice and yoga in general differently. You are so precise and thorough that it is inspiring. Your care for each and every one of the participants is admirable. You create fire and calm at the same time and your magic will charge me for a long time.

Thanks,

Michal Matlon

I came to the retreat for the first time in my life. At first, I watched the yoga class from the side because this is the first time I have attended such a class, you can directly see and understand Vicki's professionalism which is evident in every detail, in the calmness she installs in the students, in the many movements and the patience with which she Demonstrating them, she opened up to me a wonderful world that can serve as a haven of calm that I so need. In addition to the wonderful yoga, Vicky guided us on how to breathe, relax, experience meditation, and reach the right zone, which simply made me happy and enlightened and I felt great. For me, this is just the beginning of the road mine in this world, I am sure that I will meet with this amazing team again soon because these are values and a way of life in which I strive to persevere. Thank you very much for such important pearls of wisdom and enlightenment, bless you.

Sivan

Dear Vicky,

I wish that every day of your life will be amazing and happy just as you are, that the universe will give you everything that you give to others, and that your heart will always be full of joy and happiness. Thank you for instilling in us a positive attitude to life,

You have tenderness and pleasantness that brings peace and calm to the soul like this from the heart inside. Thank you for a refreshing and revitalizing weekend. It was simply wonderful. I received a fresh boost to life. I have no doubt that we will meet again in the future.

Racheli

To open all the blockages with Vicky - this is how I describe my yoga experience at a retreat with Vicky.

I haven't done yoga in 20 years. And even when I did, I practiced for a month and quit when it started to be difficult for me.

I signed up for a yoga retreat with no yoga experience and with the motivation to come open to try again.

In 4 magical days in the desert, Vicky revealed the magic of yoga

The practices were just pleasant, challenging, transforming, and empowering

I was able to practice and enjoy

I was able to feel good about the practice in my body

I practiced leisurely. in flow Lightly and with pleasure.

Along the way, I fell in love with yoga

And with the guidance of Vicky - In her reception every movement or look of everyone in a group of 20 practitioners at various levels.

She adapted herself to everyone

And I felt that I fit into yoga and breathing very naturally.

At the retreat, I got to fall in love with yoga

Thanks to this, Vicky infected me with her love for yoga

Just like that

Vicky, in her professional and sensitive way, gave me confidence that I simply - can

I am lucky I met you,

Thank you

Mia Ziv

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