Spring Awakening - A Beach Retreat in Goa

with Chiara Donati and Sara Fusaro
17 Mar 2024 - 24 Mar 2024 (8 days)

Join Chiara and Sara for a week of yoga, qigong and meditation at the blissful Nalanda Retreat Centre in Mandrem, North Goa.

The retreat has been planned to be nourishing and restorative, with two daily classes and plenty of free time for you to chill by the pool or on the beach, explore the local area or have a holistic treatment. This time of the year, in correspondence with the spring Equinox, is perfect to gently awaken your body, refresh your mind, set new intentions and connect with nature in the motherland of yoga.

Spring Awakening - A Beach Retreat in Goa


DAILY SCHEDULE (subject to change)

07:30 Wake up – Silent morning until 08.30
07:45 Pre-yoga tea/coffee
08:00-08:30 Time for journalling, meditation, walking, reading and reflection 
08:30-09:45 Morning Qigong/Yoga (Flow, Hatha, Mandala)
09:45-11:00: Buffet Breakfast
11:00-17:30pm Free time (beach, treatments, activities, chill)
17:30-18:45pm Evening Qigong/Yoga (Yin, Nidra)
19:00-20:30 Buffet Dinner

NB: Check in from 2pm, Check out 10am

No yoga on arrival and departure day, there will be introductions and opening and closing circles


Early bird offer, book by 31st October 2023 and save £100!

INLAND STANDARD ROOM: Inland standard rooms are situated on the banks of Mandrem River amongst the swaying palms, just 200m away from the golden sands of the beach. The Inland building has its own private pool set on the beautifully landscaped part of the resort and gives you an incredible view of the evergreen hills. All our standard rooms come with a comfortable bed, private bathroom, storage cupboard, fan, and
air conditioning.

Double Occupancy £1,050 (£950 early bird)
Single Occupancy £1,350 (£1,250 early bird)

POOL VIEW CHAKRA ROOM: The Pool View Chakra Rooms are tastefully adorned in colours and artefacts that will give you a sense of Rajasthani Royalty. With warm interiors of vibrant Indian colours, these rooms showcase Indian craftsmanship in the details of its carpentry work and rich fabrics, offering its guests a world of comfort, hospitality and a taste of luxury. The elegant suites come with a sitting room in addition to the comfortable bedroom and ensuite bathroom. They include a private outdoor seating area with a garden or a pool view serving as an inviting reading corner.

Double Occupancy £1,350 (£1,250 early bird)
Single Occupancy £1,650 (£1,550 early bird)


● Welcome drink
● 2 daily classes (averaging 2-3 hours per day)
● 1 hour ayurvedic massage treatment
● 7 nights accommodation
● Bed linen, bath towels, hand soap and housekeeping services
● Two buffet meals, breakfast and dinner
● Filtered drinking water and hot drinks, including lemon ginger and chai available all day long
● Full use of the resort amenities, including two swimming pools, relaxation areas, gardens,
and private beach access with sun loungers
● Wi-Fi in rooms and public area
● Pool towels


● Flights
● Airport transfers / taxis
● Travel insurance
● Workshops / Treatments / Excursions
● Laundry service
● Beach towels

Spring Awakening - A Beach Retreat in Goa Teacher

About the Teachers

Chiara Donati: Chiara, an avid yoga and meditation practitioner since the late 90s, has cultivated a well-rounded teaching style. Initially drawn to Ashtanga and dynamic flows, she later embraced the tranquility of practices like Yin and Nidra. Her friendly approach creates a safe and grounding space where students can comfortably explore body and mind, guided by breath and mindfulness. Chiara's commitment extends to community classes and volunteering efforts, particularly supporting marginalized groups. Integrating inspiration from nature and Traditional Chinese Medicine, she incorporates Qigong and Tai Chi elements into her classes, even offering standalone Qigong sessions.

Sara Fusaro: Sara's yoga journey of over two decades began with a passion for Ashtanga, a love that endures to this day. The transformative power of yoga has shaped her life profoundly. Starting with vinyasa training in London, Sara furthered her expertise with traditional Hatha and Mindfulness training in India. As her practice evolved, her focus shifted from dramatic postures to embracing yoga as a gentle yet transformative journey for mind and body balance. With extensive knowledge, Sara personalizes poses for individual growth and confidence. Inspired by yoga's emotional and psychological effects, she delved into therapeutic and Well Woman Yoga Therapy. Sara extends her yoga outreach by collaborating with NHS, offering support through meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Sound healing in mental health and breast cancer treatment.

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