Surf & Soul in Goa

As the wave of the new year rises we meet at a time when the year is building momentum, a great time to induce into your life a new experience that will bring balance, synchronicity with the elements of nature and a freshness to everything you do.


“The moment you get up on that surf board there is that feeling of complete oneness with the ocean. It’s like you’re both breathing together at one time” reminding us that all is one.
Join us for a life changing experience filled with yoga, surf, acupuncture, healing and adventure just exactly how we like it . Learn to surf, restore with yin yoga, massages to pamper yourself. Indulge in delicious Goan food and spend your days enjoying the shade of a coconut tree.

Dates: 21st – 25th February


Alexandra Denkinger
Alexandra Denkinger, Doctor of Acupuncture (M.D.Acu), Yin Yoga Expert and inspired Body-Mind-Soul Bio-Hacker, dedicated to help people to empower themselves to live the most authentic, healthy life possible.

About 15 years ago she decided to move from Germany to Goa looking to create a life in sunshine with her toes in the sand. Living by the ocean she caught the surf bug and enjoys spending her free time with her daughter on a board catching some waves.

In her Yin Yoga sessions she integrates the ancient wisdom of Acupuncture Meridians and Chi flow in a meditative Yoga practice. While expanding flexibility in the body, mindfulness principles are practiced. In a Taoist/ Zen way, the focus is on the value of breath, insight and intuition – supporting a lifestyle that feels in alignment with our deepest self.

Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to dynamic exercises like surfing. They both share a lot of similarities. In Yin Yoga we ride the edges of the sensations of our poses like a surfer is riding the waves of the ocean. Going with the flow and being connected with the elements and our body. Ultimately both are Zen.

Natasha Mahindra
Natasha Mahindra is a certified yoga therapist and owner of Anam Cara Yoga Retreats in Bangalore. She completed her first teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa with Sonja Appel followed by another teacher training in Hatha Vinyasa under Bharat Shetty. Stepping beyond the realms of traditional asanas she enjoys sufi whirling, discovering ancient systems of practice for women and conducts yoga for children.

Along the way she was attracted to a more therapeutic approach to yoga and decided to study to be a yoga therapist. She would love to see yoga in the medical environment and be part of an integrative holistic approach to healing. She started Anam Cara Yoga Retreats, a yoga retreat company to bring travel, nature and yoga together allowing us to reconnect with our spiritual energies.

To her, yoga means:
“To drop the masks we wear and to give light to our shadow selves. Yoga for me is a way of life, a path we can choose to experience all that we cannot explain within us and around us.”

Chetna Chakravarthy
Chetna is a Healing Practitioner and Life Coach practicing Bio-Touch, Chakra Healing, PositiveAction Coaching and Oracle Card Reading. Her sense of reality and practical approach towards healing enables her clients to make changes and sustain healthy habits as they move towards living life to the fullest in alignment with their desires and highest good.

Chetna will be taking us through a beautiful journey of shift through our Chakras. As our being opens up towards a new way of being she will guide us into our Heart Chakra helping us experience one consciousness. Every healing session will take us through our deepest emotions uncovering patterns that need to be broken. Through her Chakra Healing sessions, you will learn to flow through your feelings and through life towards a wholesome space.

ACCUPUNTURE SESSIONS with Alexandra Denkinger
During our retreat Dr. Alexandra is available for additional personal bookings for Body-Mind-Soul counseling and Acupuncture treatments. Here she looks at the patient’s whole system – environmental, emotional and physical. Complex theories from different healing systems get broken down into digestible chunks for use in our daily life and she provides practical information and encouragement to feel healthy, vital, joyful and free.

Body-Mind-Soul Acupuncture is a powerful natural therapy that restores harmony and balance to our body and our life, empowering us to experience optimal health and long lasting transformation.
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Because making healthy choices is a form of self-respect ♡

Aura Goa is a boutique retreat nestled along the quiet stretch of Mandrem in North Goa. Situated a few meters from the beach, it is the perfect destination to escape the mundane city life and indulge.
Aura Luxury Retreat was conceptualised by Mr.Kapil Taneja, a businessman who visited numerous wellness centres across the country and overseas. He comprehended that India, with all her undiscovered nooks and corns offers the calm and serenity that is hard to come by and unexplored still. Therefore, he wanted a boutique property that would offer luxury in the company of health. A holistic rejuvenating experience with the quintessence of Goa that allowed people from different walks of life to start their ‘wellness journey’ is what he aimed for.

Aura is located in Mandrem, North Goa. We are happy to arrange your taxi’s for you. All travel costs will be incurred by you.

Surfing lessons & board rental
4 nights accommodation and all meals
Healing and meditation sessions
1 massage

Price: Rs 37,500
We take a 70% deposit to secure your booking with us.

To book a spot email at

See you on the board !!!l
Lots of love
Alex, Chetna, Natasha

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