Anahata Yog Utsav

8th to 12th November, 2019 | Devaaya Ayurveda & Naturopathy Resort, Goa

The Event

The Anahata Yog Utsav is an event that brings together wellness experts in the field of yoga, ayurveda, healing and nature therapies from all around the world. It has been designed for the enthusiasts, beginners & advanced level practitioners alike. Those in search of alternate healing therapies may also find cures for long standing issues at this event. During the course of these magical 5-days, you will experience pure and authentic forms of yoga like hatha, ashthanga vinyasa & kundalini yoga. Your enriching experience comes in the form of a perfect daily schedule that offers back to back yoga sessions all day long interspersed with sprinkles of wisdom with our speakers during the entire length of your stay with us.

All this in the company of like minded individuals, seekers and beautiful souls from around the world.

The Venue

Nestled in the lap of luxury, The Devaaya Ayurveda & Naturopathy Resort is an oasis of wellness and rejuvenating energy that at once heals and relaxes. On the serene and peaceful island of Divar, Devaaya is the only resort and sits pretty amongst the peace loving, happy and ever-smiling population of a few hundred Divar’s residents. A short boat ride from mainland Goa, Divar is adjacent to the acclaimed Salim Ali’s Bird Sanctuary. Backwaters of the beautiful Mandovi river surround the island, enriching our experience with a spectacular view at all times

The Cuisine

The menu for our esteemed guests is personally prepared by Bijay J. Anand in consultation with ayurveda and naturopathic doctors of Devaaya. Delicious vegetarian Indian cuisine, balanced to nourish the three doshas of kapha, vata and pita, the cuisine is designed to be healing and detoxifying.

Ayurveda at Devayaa

For those who wish to enhance their festival experience with some authentic ayurvedic treatments such as abhyanga masssages, facials and shirodhara, Devaaya offers the best therapists who will pamper you and use their considerable knowledge, experience and expertise for treatments.

As a special offer to all our participants, Anahata will be offering the following complimentary treatments:

  • One complimentary head or foot massage
  • One free consultation with the ayurveda or naturopathy doctor at Devaaya

Presenters line-up

The teachers for the 2018 event have been carefully curated by Anahata to offer a rounded, wholesome and enriching experience to our participants. Respected and renowned in their respective fields our presenters are looking forward to helping you to charter new courses of health regimen, map new paradigms of knowledge and discover a wide array of healing sciences to help you discover your path to Health * Happiness * Divinity

Bijay J. Anand – Kundalini Yoga

A Kundalini Yoga teacher certified by the Kundalini Research Institute, Los Angeles, Bijay combines the wisdom gleaned from his years of practicing Hatha, Ashthanga and Iyengar Yoga and exposure to ayurveda and naturopathy to offer a holistic programme geared towards enhancing the health and happiness of his students. The underlying philosophy behind all his teachings is love and the key role that our Anahata Chakra has to play in the happiness quotient of our lives.He was introduced to Kundalini Yoga for the first time by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa in 2012, and this was the turning point in his life.

Marieke de Lange – Kundalini Yoga

She is a certified Level 1 & 2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher. After practicing Hatha Yoga for 10 years she switched to Kundalini in 2011 and is teaching on a daily basis ever since via her own Yoga Shala; Kundalini Yoga Amsterdam, which in a short time became one of the most popular yoga schools in the Dutch capital. In 2013 she also completed her Kundalini Yoga Therapy training and was chosen to be Yogi of the Year in The Netherlands by Yoga Magazine. In the Netherlands she appeared on several TV shows, in magazines and in 2011 she shared her passion in a TedXWomen talk. Marieke has taught in several yoga festivals, organises workshops on the yogic lifestyle and teaches Rebirthing Intensives. She also leads yoga journeys and retreats to France, Italy, India and Nepal.
She loves to share her broad knowledge about yoga wisdom & lifestyle in her classes to empower everybody to live healthy and happy lives using yoga as a key to overall well being of body, mind and spirit.

Zia Nath – Sacred Dances

Zia has been in the study of ancient sacred dances since 1994. Her journey started with Gurdjieff movements, Sufi dances and whirling. In 2006 she embraced the study of Odissi Indian Classical Dances and in 2008 originated her show Sufi Splendour, recently relaunched as Realms of Dance™, presenting Sacred Dance & Whirling Mandala, rendered to music and poetry of renowned artists and mystics. Zia has performed at prestigious festivals and events across the country and internationally, sharing the mystique of our sacred heritage.
The Sacred Dances workshop invokes the awareness of energy and forces that are continuously forming our body. It brings us to a state of continuing presence. The body is here now. Working with the body from a space of meditative awareness develops within us a ‘presence of being’. In the practice of this work, our perceptions clarify; we become aware of the different qualities of energy that moves in our body, how it shifts and how it settles into coherency; an experience of one-ness; the dances do not end in themselves, they become a bridge to our higher consciousness.
Music and poetry, Rhythm and Stillness, Silent sitting are important elements that condition and refine our experiences.

Tim Schipper – Yoga-psychologist

Tim Schipper is a Kundalini Yoga teacher from the Netherlands. In his classes he always guides his students to establish themselves in their hearts, towards a life filled with compassion and kindness. Besides group sessions Tim is specialized in Yoga-psychology consultations with individuals and leading Kundalini Yoga Journeys & Retreats at inspiring locations worldwide.


AwaHoshi has played and researched the effects of Crystal Sound for more than twenty-five years. She embodies teachings that honor the life force and the pragmatics of this attainment in our currentreality. She will share ancient life style formulas that activate vibrancy and emotional balance. Learn to apply a knowledge that can propel navigation through stages of self-empowerment and awareness.
AwaHoshi is one of the early pioneers of crystal sound. She recorded the first cd of only crystal sound in 1994, and has played in major Mind Body Spirit Festivals in Australia, Bali, England and the USA. She studied hatha yoga with BKS Iyengar at his center in Pune, India, 1978, was a teacher of Raja Yoga for more than 12 years, Jain academic scholar 2007, holds a BS in Communication Disorders and a MS in Instructional Technology Magna cum laude, featured on BBC, NBC, RAI television specials and Austrian web TV and in many publications introducing the sound of crystal to thousands of listeners. She holds the vision of creating a world of health and harmony together.

Sunaina Rekhi

Sunaina started practicing yoga with no the intent to teach early on. Initially she found the practice was challenging but also found it was a door to experiencing her body in ways that she had only vaguely sensed before; both kinesthetically and intuitively. The first two years of her yoga practise were an emotional roller-coaster as she floundered amidst feelings that she hardly understood, previously buried deep within her body.
What had started as a healthy yoga addiction soon grew into a consistent yoga practise, honed and accentuated as she moved across continents (South Africa, Europe and then finally Asia). Being trained in Psychotherapy and Counselling, she soon felt confident to teach. She started to teach Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga forms of yoga. In doing so, she had experienced infinite transformations in all areas of her life, her body and her mind.

12 more teachers to be announced soon..

Participation fee

  • ? 67,000 ($1000) plus 18% gst

    Superior Room

  • ? 48,000 ($800) plus 18% gst

    Superior Room

Per person on twin sharing basis

  • Fee includes airport pick-up and drop, accommodation, all wellness activities and three meals during the stay.
  • Not included in the fee are any excursions or sight-seeing trips you may decide to participate in.

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