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SWASWARA

Listen to your inner voice

SOUTH INDIA - GOKARNA

SwaSwara is located on the western coast of India, popularly known as the ‘Konkan’ coast in the state of Karnataka in South India. Set a little away from the village of Gokarna, nestling amidst rolling hills and lined by serene coconut palms are 24 villas inspired by the homesteads, tradition and craft of the Uttara Karnataka region.

We live unaware of the inner sound of our being, drowned out as it is, by the din of daily life. Only when everything else quiets down and we are at peace can we hear it. That's why we've made sure, that the shouts of the modern world die down to whispers, at SwaSwara. The inner voice of the Self. That echoes on a fabled beach, shaped like the very first sound of creation, Om. A perfect setting, for communion of mind and body. Come, say hello to the song and celebration within you.

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SWASWARA

India, Karnataka, Gokarna

The inner voice of the self

SWA PROGRAMME - Offers relaxation & rejuvenation.It balance your life in order to hear your inner song Swara

Length: 7 & more nights
Photo: CGH Earth

SWASWARA

India, Karnataka, Gokarna

The inner voice of the self

PRANA PROGRAMME - Program specially focus on Ayurveda, provides an opportunity to experience the two ways of Ayurvedic healing, the first as a way of life and the second as a way of treatment.

Lenght: 14 & more nights
Photo: CGH Earth

SWASWARA

India, Karnataka, Gokarna

The inner voice of the self

SWASTHA PROGRAMME - Programme specially focused on detox and cleanse; it is about slowing down and tuning in more deeply to your body's wisdom, to live this life plan henceforth.

Length: 14 & more nights
Photo: CGH Earth

SWASWARA

India, Karnataka, Gokarna

The inner voice of the self

SHANTI PROGRAMME - Program offers a deeper appreciation of Yoga for those who already practice it regularly & includes understanding of the healing power of silence.

Lenght: 10 nights bimonthly
Photo: CGH Earth

SWASWARA - IT'S AN EXPRESSION OF THE POWER OF WELLNESS

SWA PROGRAMME - offers relaxation & rejuvenation. It balance your life in order to hear your inner song Swara (7 & more nights).

PRANA PROGRAMME - Special focus on ayurveda. this program provides an opportunity to experience the two ways of Ayurvedic healing, the first as a way of life and the second as a way of treatment (14 & more nights).

SWASTHA PROGRAMME - Special focus on detox and cleanse; it is about slowing down and tuning in more deeply to your body's wisdom, to live this life plan henceforth (14 & more nights).

SHANTI PROGRAMME - This program offers a deeper appreciation of  yoga for those who already practise it regularly and includes understanding of  the healing power of silence (10 nights bimonthly on prefixed dates).


SWA PROGRAMME  

LENGHT: 7 & MORE NIGHTS Offers RELAXATION & REJUVENATION.

It balance your life in order to hear your inner song SWARA. A wellness holiday that refreshes the mind, body and soul with a flexible regime. A comprehensive program which begins with an introduction to Yogic kriyas, asanas, Yoga nidra.  Meditations & Pranayama, relaxing Abhyanga Ayurveda massages & Special focus yoga sessions using art & music. The program includes consultations with the Ayurveda & Naturopathy doctors, private Yoga sessions and counseling by our experienced Yoga team.

The Cuisine at SwaSwara puts a lot of emphasis on natural foods grown in harmony with nature, ripened naturally on good soil and cooked in the right manner, with the right attitude. Fresh produce from the organic vegetable farm at SwaSwara and the neighborhood, seasonal tropical fruits and fresh caught seafood washed down with fruit juices, herbal teas and Indian wines. Meats, hard liquor, coffee, eggs, refined foods do not feature in the diet at SwaSwara.

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LENGHT OF THE STAY (night)

5

7

10

14

21

Full body Ayurveda Abhyanga massages

2

3

4

6

8

Short Ayurveda therapy (30 min)

1

1

2

3

4

Private Yoga session per villa

1

1

2

3

4

Daily group Yoga sessions and meditation

5

7

10

14

21

Boat trip (45 min)

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2

3

.PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation in villas  on full board basis inclusive of the three main meals
  • Transfers from Goa airport in AC car
  • Unlimited Indian & herbal teas served with freshly made healthy cookies
  • A detailed consultation with the Ayurveda doctor on arrival followed by check ups & interaction prior to each ayurveda treatment    
  • A Dosha (Prakruti) analysis with the Ayurveda doctors          
  • Three full body Ayurveda abhyanga massages - per person      
  • One Ayurveda therapy of 45 mins duration– per person, choosing from massages for the back or head & shoulder or feet One private Yoga session per villa
  • One cleansing Yogic Kriya session using Jal Neti to cleanse the nasal tracts & sinuses.  
  • + Daily activities for all programmes  

PRANA PROGRAMME  

LENGHT: 14 & MORE NIGHTS

A program with special focus on AYURVEDA - Two different approaches are followed. One for rejuvenation & general wellbeing & the second for relief from a specific ailment. At SwaSwara you could experience Ayurveda for rejuvenation and well being without dietary or lifestyle restrictions or undergo Ayurveda treatments to de stress or seek relief from specific ailments in which case, your treatments would require dietary or lifestyle restrictions as prescribed by the doctor. Prana focuses on the body through a healing program using Ayurveda to rebalance the three humors in the body while supplementing it with daily yoga & meditation to help maintain it.  Prana is suitable for those focusing just on rejuvenation & wellbeing as well as for those who are looking to de stress or seeking relief from specific ailments such as Arthritic problems, Musco skeletal problems, back pain, circulation & sinus  problems. Ayurvedic treatments in this programme would include Shirodhara, Kizhyi, Dharas and Abhyangas. If on Prana for rejuvenation & wellbeing,  your diet will be a well balanced diet that incorporates fresh produce from our organic farms- fresh vegetables, fruits, fresh catch of the sea. If on Prana  for treating a specific ailment  then, you diet will be a personalized vegetarian diet strictly as prescribed by the doctor and in keeping with Ayurvedic principles.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation in villas  on full board basis inclusive of the three main meals
  • Transfers from Goa airport in AC car
  • A detailed consultation with the Ayurveda doctor on arrival followed by check ups & interaction prior to each ayurveda treatment    
  • A Dosha (Prakruti) analysis with the Ayurveda doctors          
  • Personalised schedule with one daily Ayurveda treatment of a duration ranging between 60mins - 80mins, strictly as prescribed by the Doctor and finalised only after initial consultation with the doctor.
  • On line consultancy  after departure.
  • Daily guided group Meditations & Yoga sessions.
  • A personalized Vvegetarian cuisine and health drinks which will strictly be as per the Ayurvedic diet prescribed by the doctor
  • + Daily activities for all programmes  

SWASTHA PROGRAMME

LENGHT: 14 & MORE NIGHTS

Special focus on DETOX AND CLEANSE and overall wellbeing with weight loss, anti-ageing, anti-stress. The Swastha program is about slowing and quietening down, fortifying your system and letting go of habits that no longer serve you. It is about tuning in more deeply to your body's wisdom in order to integrate this insight into one's everyday life. While a structured detox program is a good annual practice for one's body, some practices to which you are introduced in this programme will support your body in a natural cleansing process on a more sustained and regular basis. On arrival, you will have a combined consultation session with the Naturopathy & Ayurveda doctors to draw up a personalized diet built around your Dosha/Prakruti chart. Doshas are bio energies an imbalance The doctors will determine your bio energies with a combination of a pulse reading and answers to a questionnaire on your lifestyle and body type. To start the detox you will be put on a pure fruit juice only diet for a minimum of 4-5 days or more (according to the individual’s body constitution). After this juice detox you will be slowly weaned back to eating with a diet that will initially consist of only fruits to which raw foods & raw vegetable juices will be added on. During the latter half of the second or third week the diet is changed to a pure Ayurvedic diet.

DIET & THERAPIES

You will be put on  a personalized diet which is pure vegetarian, a balanced combination drawn from the worlds of Naturopathy & Ayurveda.  At all meals herbal teas will be served and together the foods and beverages will support your nutritional needs while encouraging the release of toxins from the body. So while the diet throughout this two - three week program remains Dosha (Prakruti) specific and pure vegetarian, during the first seven to ten days it is more of an eliminatory diet using fresh fruit & vegetable juices & raw foods. An important ingredient in your diet for the entire duration of this programme will be the regular intake of “Triphala choorna” at bedtime. This is a nutritious and cleansing blend of three Ayurvedic herbs taken mixed with honey, which further assists in cleansing and maintaining the body. During the first week the therapies & diet are focused and geared towards cleansing the body of the accumulated toxins & stress using Naturopathic principles & Yoga therapy complemented by a few external ayurveda treatments which are primarily to de stress the physical body.

FIRST WEEK

During the first week you get introduced to daily yoga, learn how to use Uddiyana Bandha, the Neti pot & Water enema to facilitate the cleansing process and practice meditations to align the body and mind. Daily Yoga sessions supplemented by Ayurveda therapies on alternate days relax and de stress the physical body too. Therapies & diet are focused and geared towards cleansing the body of the accumulated toxins & stress using Naturopathic principles & Yoga therapy.

LAST WEEK

During the latter half of the second & the third week the diet is changed to a pure Ayurvedic diet, the big changeover in this being that it features only steamed or cooked foods as per Ayurveda tenets to wean your system back to normal eating habits before you return home. Your daily schedule for these two weeks is supplemented by Ayurvedic therapeutic treatments every day.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation in villas on full board basis inclusive of the three main meals
  • Transfers from Goa airport in AC car
  • A personalized diet drawn up in consultation with The Naturopathy & Ayurveda doctors which is specific to your Prakruti and will be vegetarian.
  • A few days on a cleansing & eliminatory juice diet    
  • Introduction  to yoga & yogic cleansing methods including a water enema
  • In the first week -  three full body Ayurveda abhyanga massages & one 30 mins therapy
  • On the final day of the eliminatory & cleansing week a Day of Silence
  • During the second week & third week (if on a 21 nights program) one daily Ayurvedic therapeutic treatment as advised & drawn up by the Ayurveda doctors on arrival
  • One music meditation
  • + Daily activities for all programmes  

SHANTI PROGRAMME

LENGHT: 10 NIGHTS

BIMONTHLY CONNECT WITH THE SELF USING YOGA - The “Shanti” program is run bi-monthly, each session starting either on the 1st or the 3rd Sunday of every month. Built around Yoga therapy to refocus the mind, it includes a Day of Silence or Mauna to experience the healing power of silence in one's life. In this program one learns to appreciate that Yoga is not simply a matter of bending and contorting the body but truly an experience of a 'union with the self', calling on one to reach greater levels of awareness whilst becoming a more cohesive self. A strictly regimented programme in which given schedule will need to be adhered to &  being based on living the Satvik lifestyle, the recommended diet is pure vegetarian. “Shanti” is a regimented program more suitable for those who have been practicing Yoga at least for a year so there is some level of awareness of the Yoga practices since there are a number of exclusive in depth meditation & asana sessions. While a couple of Ayurveda massages to de stress the physical body are included in this program, additional therapies can be availed only prior to or after completing the Shanti program so as not to interfere with the intensive Yoga schedule in this program.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation in villas  on full board basis inclusive of the three main meals
  • Transfers from Goa airport in AC car
  • A detailed consultation with the Yoga instructors & Naturopathy doctors
  • A full day Yogic kriyas  detox & cleanse
  • Five private one on one consultations & Yoga classes - per person, each session of a duration of 45 minutes
  • Five exclusive special focus group yoga
  • Chakrashuddhi & spiritual meditation,  Mudras & Bandhas theory & Yoga Nidra, Pranayama            
  • One day of Inner silence
  • Two 45 minute Nada Yoga workshops, using music & art as a therapy
  • One alternate therapeutic massage, reflexology or acupressure
  • Two full body Ayurveda abhyanga massages
  • A strict personalized vegetarian diet based on Naturopathy cuisine        
  • + Daily activities for all programmes

DAILY ACTIVITIES  FOR ALL PROGRAMMES

  • Daily group yoga sessions for both wellness, intermediate & progressive levels  
  • Daily group sunrise & evening meditations - chakra/ tratak/ mind sound resonance technique/ chanting    
  • A daily special focus group Yoga session which could be on Yoga nidra/ Pranayama /Art yoga / Laughter yoga / Mandala meditation  
  • Guided art classes with our resident artist in the art studio
  • Guided nature walks, village visits & bird watching trips accompanied by our resident naturalist (Subject to weather during the Monsoons)
  • One 45 mins boat cruise to visit the other nearby beaches or go into town (Subject to weather during the Monsoons)
  • Daily interactive cooking sessions with the Chef & his team
  • Guided visit to the Gokarna temple & town or to see the weekly farmers market on Thursdays accompanied by one of our staff (Transfers by tuk tuks at extra cost on direct payment)
  • Karma Yoga - if you wish you can join the staff for a community based group exercise which could be helping on the farm, gardening or beach cleaning
  • Cultural programs - traditional dance & musical instruments

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