WHEN DOES THE RETREAT START AND END?
The retreat will begin at dinner time on January 15th. We expect our rooms to be available by 3 pm that day. The retreat will end on January 25th, after our return drive to Goa from our beautiful, mountain adventure in gorgeous Hampi.
WHAT’S OUR AGENDA?
Ashiyana is going to be our home for the first seven days. On January 22nd, we will begin our drive to Hampi early. We will spend 3 nights in Hampi and drive to Goa early on January 25th.
WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT & IS IT REFUNDABLE?
The deposit is $500, and it is non-refundable and non-transferable. The difference of the retreat price is refundable up to 90 days before the retreat start date if you find you are unable to join us.
WHICH AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY INTO?
You will fly into and out of the Goa airport. There are some direct flights and many connections through Mumbai and other airports.
HOW LONG IS THE FLIGHT AND WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE AND DEPART?
It takes over a day of travel from the US to India. Goa is 9.5 hours ahead of Eastern time and 12.5 hours ahead of Pacific time. You will most likely need to depart the US by January 13th to arrive on the 15th. Schedule your flight itinerary so you land no later than 3 pm on January 15th and depart no earlier than 9 pm on January 25th.
ARRIVAL: HOW DO I GET FROM THE AIRPORT TO ASHIYANA?
You’ll receive a welcome email shortly after registering for the retreat. There will be a link to a google form for you to fill out and provide us with travel details and personal information, such as food allergies and who you are traveling with. We’ll use this information to work with the retreat to coordinate airport transportation (included in retreat price). If you are arriving early, then you’ll need to arrange your own airport transportation.
DEPARTURE: HOW WILL I GET TO THE AIRPORT ON JANUARY 25TH?
We will depart (via chartered bus) for Goa early on January 25th. We expect to return to Goa by 6 pm. As a result, late evening flights are the earliest departure option from Goa (no earlier than 9 pm).
DO I NEED A VISA?
Yes. You will need to coordinate your visa in advance of travel. India no longer has a Visa on Arrival system. Click here for more details: Indian e-Tourist Visa website.
HOW DO I EXCHANGE MY MONEY?
There are a few different currency exchange offices in Goa. Check with your bank to see if you have an ATM card that does not charge a fee for currency exchange. If your ATM card will allow, there are more options for money exchange.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT PRICE?
Accommodations, 2 meals a day (breakfast & dinner), transportation to and from the Goa airport, and transportation to and from Hampi. Access to pool, gym, jacuzzi and steam room in Goa. Fruit and purified water daily, plus access to refills.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
Airfare to and from the US to Goa. Tips for the retreat center staff (around $10USD/day, to be shared with the many individuals who make their living supporting our trip; please bring CASH). Incidentals.