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Join us at the beautiful Ashiyana Retreat Center in Goa, India to engage in practices to empower yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually.



January 26- February 2, 2020

with Susanna Harwood Rubin
and Todd Tesen

Kama means desire.

Rupa means shape.

Kamarupa means the shape of your desire.

Join us in the jungles and oceans of Goa this January 2020 for our annual Kamarupa Retreat with Susanna and Todd at the beautiful Ashiyana Retreat Center. We will spend the week diving deeply into the many practices of yoga from the overt to the sublime, from yoga asana to meditation, pranayama, mantra, mudra, and puja.

Todd and Susanna have been spending time together in India since 2008, and are delighted to be celebrating this deep connection by sharing their experience and love of India with you. As yogis, we engage in our practices to empower ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Learn new practices that will shift your yoga. Learn tools to manifest your life’s desire.


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A Look At Your Day

We will meet for early morning meditation and asana practice. As we finish our savasana, Ashiyana’s buffet brunch will be set up and we can enjoy our breakfast together. After breakfast, you can go to the beach, stay by the pool, arrange a spa treatment, go into town for shopping, or simply relax.

In the late afternoon we will gather again for an asana practice filled with myths, mantra, mudra, and pranayama. By the time the sun begins to set, we will be finishing our evening meditation and will join together for Ashiyana’s spectacular dinner buffet. After dinner, we can spend time together, rest, or participate in Ashiyana’s free evening events, ranging from live music to Yoga Nidra and meditation, from cinema to kirtan.


Learn more about Ashiyana


•Two daily Yoga Asana practices led by Todd and Susanna
•Daily Meditation and Pranayama
•Daily Stories of the Gods and their accompanying mantras and mudras
•Visit to a local temple for Darshan and Puja
•One minute walk to Mandrem Beach and the Arabian Sea
•Natural Swimming Pool
•Copious Breakfast and Dinner buffets included
•Wifi in one of the many common lounge areas
•Chai and fresh ginger lemon tea available free all day
•A special South Indian gift package from Todd and Susanna!

Earlybird pricing through September 1st

Persons per Room
Beach Hut Single
1 person
Beach Hut Double
2 people (1 bed)
Eco Lodge Single
1 person
Eco Lodge Shared
2 people
Palm Grove Shared
1-3 people

Additionally, luxury rooms are available if you sign up early – contact us for more info

Our preferred method of payment is by check. For foreign payment, we use Transferwise. Chase Quickpay and Paypal possible, contact us for more info.

(Paypal, or any payment system fees are additional- domestic and international)

Reserve your space now!

SAVE $50 off early bird price! Sign up before June 30th
A $500 deposit holds your place. Full payment insures the housing of your choice now.
(Full Payment due by Nov 1)


Optional Free-Time Activities

•Easy walking access to Arambol and Ashvem, towns for exploring, shopping, and food

•Available trips to spice farms and waterfalls
•Visits to the famous Goan Flea Market in nearby Anjuna on Wed and on Sat night

•Access to Ashiyana’s evening musical performances, Kirtan, or meditation sessions.
•A menu of Ashiyana’s on-site spa treatments

What’s Not Included?

•Daily lunch: snacks and food are easily available on the beach, but Ashiyana’s HUGE buffet brunches take care of most people
•Airfare & transportation from airport (but we will advise and connect you with the right people)
•Yoga mat – people are encouraged to bring their own