Ashtanga Yoga Intensive | Dec 2018

The Retreat Centre

Devarya Wellness is located in the heart of a serene seaside town in Goa. Spanning 7,000 square m2, this lush retreat overlooking the Morjim Beach is a peaceful sanctuary for those seeking a beach escape.

Devarya’s welcoming rooms are designed to celebrate the colourful and mystical spirit of India. The in-house beachfront restaurant Chia Café, serves tasty & healthy organic fare complete with superfoods to help you detox your system.

Enjoy the large swimming pools, sunbathing on the sandy Morjim beach or watching the sun set into the Arabian sea.

The Retreat

Join us at Devarya Wellness from 14 -23 December 2018.

In this Ashtanga Yoga Intensive, you will learn to use the breath as a tool to bring lightness to your practice and stillness to the mind. Each day will start with a morning meditation and Pranayama (breath work), followed by a dynamic Ashtanga Yoga practice (Mysore-style).

In the afternoons we will explore several yoga techniques that help us come to a place of stillness within ourselves, including Pranayama, meditation and chanting. The retreat will also include two workshops on technical aspects of the Ashtanga Yoga practice and its postures.

This retreat is open to students with at least 12 months of yoga experience, and the ability to self practice with guidance of a teacher. If you have experience in another style, please contact us to discuss. 

The Facilitator

Denis has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since the late 90’s. In the beginning it was the dynamic, physically challenging aspect of the practice that drew her in. Expecting to lose interest in practicing the same sequence of postures on an ongoing basis, she found that it was just that repetition that gave her practice depth. The mat became a mirror for the best and worst going on in life.

Denis is accredited as a Senior Teacher (L3) with Yoga Australia. She has done workshops with Pattabhi Jois, Manju Jois and many highly recognized Ashtanga teachers, including Dena Kingsberg, David Swenson, and Matthew Sweeney.

Meeting Lino Miele on her first trip to India in 2001 has been an important milestone for Denis. He has been her teacher, guiding her practice and her teaching ever since. She now regularly attends and assists in Lino’s workshops in India and Italy, which are attended by hundreds of Ashtanga Yoga practitioners from around the world every year.

Lino’s emphasis on the breath and correct vinyasa opened a door to a new understanding of Ashtanga Yoga. Experiencing the practice as a breathing practice, rather than emphasizing the physical aspect, has been a revelation and continues to work as a powerful transformational tool in her everyday life.

In recent years, Denis has continued exploring the breath and its potential to facilitate self-inquiry further, through Pranayama and Meditation under the guidance of Clive Sheridan. 


Chakra Rooms double/twin share - $1600

Chakra Rooms single - $2100

Standard Room double/twin share - $1250

Standard Room single - $1600


  • 9 nights accommodation with daily housekeeping (all rooms have an en-suite bathroom, fan & aircon)
  • twice daily yoga
  • buffet brunch & dinner
  • filtered drinking water & teas available throughout the day
  • use of pool

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