Raw, Organic & Ayurvedic New Year – 2016

29th December, 2015 to 2nd January, 2016 | Goa

The Retreat

Anahata Retreats together with Deepika Mehta bring to you a unique and spectacular way to bring in the New Years. Instead of mindless revelry, exhausting social dos and binge drinking leading to hangovers and a groggy welcome to the New Years, this retreat presents to you the opportunity to bring in the New Year with good health, great people, a meditative and peaceful state of mind ready to face on the challenges for the coming year.
With a beautifully designed schedule full of invigorating yoga with Deepika Mehta and energising ayurveda and raw food menu, this retreat is designed to energise, re-charge and rejuvenate you.

The Presenters

Deepika Mehta – Ashthanga Vinyasa

In 1997, a near death rock climbing accident had the doctors tell Deepika Mehta that she would never walk again. Not one to allow obstacles to deter her spirit and enthusiasm for life, she sought out alternative healing practices and found the age old Indian discipline of Yoga. Deepika then immersed herself into years of intense practice of yoga, meditation and pranayama. She initially went to the Sivananda Yoga Kendra in Kerala, where she did her teachers training. From there she was led to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga and to meeting her Guru,Shri K Pattabhi Jois in 2002.
She has also travelled to various parts of the world studying with various masters like Richard Freeman, Dena Kingsberg, Prem Carlisi, Lino Miele, and Rolf Naujokat. She is currently a student of Sharath Jois and is learning Advanced A Series with him.
Deepika has her own TV show called Yoga City. She has been the master trainer on the show “The Biggest Loser” in India. She has been featured as one of the three women redefining beauty ideals in India in Vogue magazine 2014, has been the face of the fitness campaign 2015 in Elle India, and has been featured in various other publications. Deepika has also given a Dance/Yoga presentation and talk at the TedX event at the UN Headquarters in NYC.

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