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  • Palm Grove Beach Resort Ashwem Beach Goa India (map)

25 November - 9 December 2018


Welcome to a 14 days Retreat with Maria Boox
At Palm Grove Beach Resort you’ll be staying in charming bungalows by the beach, practising Ashtanga yoga (Mysore style) 12 mornings at the shala on the beach with a lovely sea breeze. (1 day is free) 8 afternoons will be a mix of pranayama, understanding of the chakras and yoga philosophy.

You’ll be able to develop your own pranayama practice to bring home for ongoing practice. Some evening meditations will be held by the sea.  We’ll also have time to visit some markets and nice restaurants in the area. This retreat is perfect if you would like to deepen your practice and understanding of yoga as well as enjoying a vacation in a beautiful place on earth. Anyone with some experience of Ashtanga yoga can participate. The classes will be held in English.

Maria Boox is passionate about yoga and has been practising and teaching for over thirty years. She is in fact a pioneer as she opened one of the first yoga shalas in Sweden. Yogashala Stockholm was Maria’s home for ten years and many of the teachers in Stockholm and around Sweden have studied with and learnt from her. Maria now teaches yoga independently worldwide.

Maria is an original student of her beloved Guruji, Pattabhi Jois, who she studied with for thirteen years. She has been authorised level two directly by Guruji, and also by Sharath.

Maria is well established in the Ashtanga yoga tradition and pursues her studies in the lineage of Guruji, Sharath and other teachers. She is also certified by BKS Iyengar, studies philosophy with Ramesh Balsekar and has been certified to teach pranayama by Shri O.P. Tiwariji.

All these experiences, education and studies with so many masters in yoga, combined with her caring and warm personality, allows Maria a unique and personal way of teaching yoga. Her understanding and teaching of pranayama and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras provides a depth to Maria’s approach to teaching and to her whole practice. Yoga philosophy is very dear to Maria and is always a part of her life and her teachings. In addition, Maria has deep knowledge of the Ayurveda tradition.

Maria teaches both led Ashtanga classes and ‘Mysore-style’ Ashtanga in the tradition of Shri K Pattabhi Jois (Guruji). Her aim is to follow what Guruji taught her during the thirteen years she studied with him.

In addition, Maria teaches Hatha yoga classes where she builds up different sequences of asanas according to the theme of the class and the people in the group. Maria is always mindful of individual needs and teaches according to the needs of each student.

Read more about Maria at 

Accommodation: Bungalow by the beach. You can choose between single occupancy or sharing with someone. If you like to stay alone there will be an extra fee off 4000SEK/520 Euro. Please note that all our bungalows have one double bed. A single bed can be placed in some of the bungalows.

Yoga and pranayama once or twice daily in our shala overlooking the Arabian Sea
One session of traditional deep tissue massage, plus the opportunity to book more treatments during your stay.

Welcome dinner.
Daily pre-yoga herbal tea, chai or coffee.
Daily post-yoga breakfast buffet, including fresh fruit juice, coconut water, muesli or porridge, fresh fruit salad and eggs of your choice. 
7 Dinners. A rich buffet with salads, vegetarian cooked meals, fish and much more.
Farewell dinner. Altogether 9 dinners.

Not included:
Flight to Dabolim, Goa. Fastest via Finnair or Qatar Airways. Also check Air India. Cheapest by air as a stopover in Europe and Mumbai.
Transfer from airport (2500 INR per car that can take 1-4 guests)

Other meals, snacks, drinks than what is included above.

Massage. If you want more massage than the one included, you can book different treatments on site

Consultation with Homeopath

Trips. There are lots to experience in Goa. Nature, Culture, Spice Plantation, Capital Panjim, Mapsa Market, Anjuna Flee Market, etc. 

You are welcome to checkin to the Resort on the 25th of November at 11 am. We gather in around the Welcome dinner at 6 pm the same day. Would you like to arrive a few days before or stay a some days after the retreat its possible. Talk to the Resort regarding rates. We have the farewell dinner on the evening of the 8th of December. You check out at 11 am the 9th December. 

Shared Accommodation incl above 14500  SEK
Singel Accommodation incl above 18500 SEK 

The registration fee (included in the above prices) is 5500 SEK should be paid by registration and is non-refundable.

This retreat is for participants of all levels. Maximum participants is 16.

Warm Welcome!

Earlier Event: November 12
Later Event: December 10