Blue and Bliss-Yoga & Diving Retreat, Andaman Island, March 2016

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Company Name: Come Back to Yourself Retreats

Name of yoga retreat: Blue and Bliss-Yoga & Diving Retreat, Andaman Island

Dates: 12-17 March 2016

City: Havelock, Andaman Island Country: India

Cost/Price: USD$2,573

Early booking discounts? *Early Bird 10% discount for registrations by November 22nd, 2015

Description of the Retreat: Your Invitation to slow down.
Immerse yourself in island life, connect to the enchanting beauty of the ocean, submerge into its flow, free your inner spirit, blossom and shine within. Treat yourself to a retreat of pure joy!

Balance your days on one of the world’s last undeveloped tropical islands with daily crafted yoga classes (beginners welcome), scuba diving, mindful living, meditation, relaxation sessions, wild dance, pampering body treatments, many magical sunsets, an intimate group, lots of laughter and smiles! Take the time to Be. to Contemplate. to Create!

Accommodations: Set exclusively amidst rainforest and tropical fruit trees behind a pristine 2 km white-sand stretch,Barefoot at Havelock's Private Andaman Villa is complete with spacious interiors, modern amenities and ensuite bathroom, the large, inviting bed is fronted by a floor-to-ceiling picture window that gives you a panoramic view of the tropical foliage and fruit trees alfresco. The bathroom has a separate walk-in jungle shower with a clear glass view of the dense forest canopy and provide an ‘open to nature’ bathing experience. Complementing the beautiful villa is a large balcony where you can spend time reading or just soaking in nature and spotting birds amongst the dense green foliage that surrounds you.

How long has the your company been running retreats? 1 year

Instructor name and bio: My name is Mei Shapiro, founder of Come Back to Yourself Retreats. You know as well as I that certain moments in life call to us, however faintly, for a change of pace. The need to go elsewhere and just be. Each retreat I lead is a combination of mindful living, yoga, relaxation, physical activities, creativity, dance, movement and having fun. 
Given my own corporate past and having benefited so much from the holistic approach I understand and acknowledge the essential need for finding a balance between work and life, between body and mind.
I would like to share that wonderful experience with you and help you find simple ways that work for you. Everyone is capable of making these changes in their lives, and it always starts with the little things - sometimes they are right under your nose where you just can't see them!
Coming Back to Yourself are my offering. Let me show you simple practical ways to slow down, blanace, reflect, smile, enjoy, embody and go home a fuller happier version of yourself. More aware of being perfect as you already are.
I love playing music, yoga, being underwater, wild dancing, painting, long walks on the beach, peaceful tea breaks, silent moments and magical sunsets. 
I am Canadian, fluent in English and French. I am passionate about travelling, nature, different cultures and places. At the moment I am living in the Golden land, Myanmar (Burma). Would love to share with you ideas and inspirations about living a fuller, more enriched life and most importantly, having fun!

Type of Yoga: Hatha Yoga, Restorative yoga

Is there childminding available? no

What's included in the cost of the retreat:
All Inclusive Blue & Bliss Andaman-Yoga & Diving Retreat includes*:
Five nights accommodation in your private Andaman Villa at the stunning Barefoot at Havelock Resort (rooms serviced daily, AC, hair dryer, safety box, mini fridge, tea & coffee facilities)
Private serene location; a tropical forest Resort, only 2 min walk to the beach
Three daily, delicious healthy meals sourced with fresh, local produce at resort & restaurants**
Jetty pick up to resort
Daily crafted yoga classes
Daily guided sitting/walking meditation
Guided wild dance
Daily guided relaxation session
Three divine Ayurveda body treatments with highly trained massage therapists
Two diving day trips (total 4 dives including transport & full diving gear)
Two guided sacred walks
Transportation to/from day trips
Quality Yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets and eye masks
An intimate retreat with max 7 participants-personalized experience, authentic connections
10% of profits donated towards our Come & Give back program

What's not included in retreat cost: *airfares are not included

Are non-yoga partners welcome? yes, non-participants are always welcome. All classes are voluntary and there is always plenty of activities (or total relaxation) that can be enjoyed during the retreat in place of one of the yoga classes.

Food whats included in the cost and what type of food is it? Three daily, delicious healthy meals sourced with fresh, local produce at resort & restaurants, veg and non-veg options (special dietary requirements can be accommodated)

Do they serve alcohol? yes

Number of Participants: An intimate retreat with max 7 participants-personalized experience, authentic connections

Daily schedule: Below is an outline of our daily schedule, each day different surprises are offered, all retreat activities are optional as you are encouraged to participate in what feels right for you, moment by moment.
early morning free for walks on the beach, journaling or refreshing swim
08:00 guided yoga class in a remote hilltop pavilion
09:30 buffet breakfast
10:30 create workshop/scuba-diving trip
13:00 lunch
free time
16:00 Restorative yoga/relaxation session
17:00 sunset walk on the beach
18:30 five rhythm dance
19:30 dinner

Instructions for getting there: The airport you will be flying into is Veer Savarkar International Airport Veer Savarkar (IXZ) from Chennai or Calcutta. The following airlines are good options:
Spice Jet-
Jet Airways -
Air India -
Go Air -
Ferries leave daily from Port Blair port (Phoenix Bay Jetty) to Havelock Island. There are two government ferries that depart daily from Port Blair to Havelcok island at 06:20am and at 14:00pm duration of trip is 2.5hrs. There is one private ferry Catamaran Makruzz departing daily at 08:15am, duration of trip is 1.5hrs.

Transfers between Havelock Jetty and the Resort will be arranged on first day of retreat

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