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Ashtanga Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat with Nea Ferrier

October 27 – Nov 1

Join principal teacher and founder of Ashtanga Yoga Dubai, Nea Ferrier for a five-day Ashtanga yoga immersion retreat at the stunning Swaswara Ayurveda Retreat Centre in South India.

Located on the coast of Karnataka in beautiful and remote Gokarna (three hours drive from Goa airport), Swaswara is an internationally renown Ayurvedic retreat centre, with views over the famous Om Beach. Guests will be accommodated in spacious Konkan-style villas (single and double occupancy available) that are set amid acres of unspoiled nature and are only a five-minute walk from the beach.

The program will include Ashtanga yoga classes, yoga philosophy and asana technique workshops, daily meditation sessions, Ayurvedic treatments, nature walks, art and cooking lessons and site-seeing to explore Gokarna village, local temples, and farmers markets.

Program Includes

  • 5 x nights (single or double occupancy) in Konkan villa
  • 5 x morning “Mysore-style” Ashtanga Yoga Classes
  • 5 x asana technique/yoga philosophy workshops
  • 5 x Evening Sunset Meditation sessions
  • 3 x Ayurvedic treatment consultations
  • 3 x Ayurvedic massages (1 x 45mins, 2x 60 mins)
  • Boat cruise plus site-seeing trip to villages, temples & markets
  • Nature & bird walks
  • Cooking classes
  • Art & Pottery classes
  • All meals included; vegetarian (fresh fish is also available)

Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am – 9:00am Ashtanga Yoga Mysore-Style Class
  • 10:00am Breakfast
  • 11:00am4:00pm Free time for pool, beach, Ayurvedic treatments and other activities
  • 2:00pm Lunch
  • 4:30pm  – 6:00pm Asana technique or Yoga Philosophy session
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm Sunset Meditation
  • 7:00pm Light Dinner


  • AED 5,400 for single occupancy
  • AED 4,250 for double occupancy

*Includes airport transfers from Goa to Gokarna. Flights are additional and prices start from AED950 one way. Guests are responsible for organising their own flights and India visas.

The cheapest flights depart from Sharjah on Airarabia. Guests would depart Friday, Oct 27 (night), arriving Oct 28 morning. Depart Nov 2 night time, arriving Nov 3 early morning.

About Nea

Nea has been travelling extensively in India since 2005 and has lost count of how many trips she has made. She first visited Gokarna in 2006 on her way to study at the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) and is delighted to have the chance to return to this magical spot. She has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga for nine years and has led retreats in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Sri Lanka, Italy and Zambia. She is an authorised KPJAYI Level II teacher and teaches daily at Ashtanga Yoga Dubai.

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