Diana Schoepplein | embrace – goa
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MARCH 3.-10.2019  


Anne and Diana invite you at the birthplace of Yoga & Ayurveda, for their Radical Self Care Retreat.
Meet them March 3 to 10 2019 in Ashiyana, a beautiful retreat place and wellness center dedicated to Yoga & Ayurveda in the peaceful beach village of Mandrem in quiet North Goa.

Join in on a full week journey dedicated to those who want a deeply nurturing time to nourish their whole being and take care of themselves on all levels —
In 7 days, you’ll learn whole new ways of taking care of yourself, finding out more about your constitution (think of it as your DNA from an ayurvedic perspective), your rhythms, and how to find greater balance in all layers of your being.

With the words of our participants: “its a magical week” – that will leave you fully nourished, inspired and empowered.


Your body will experience greater balance thru the practice of yoga, eating delicious healthy meals daily, attuning your circadian rhythm, and indulging in the various ayurvedic massages and treatments offered in the Ashiyana spa.

Your energy level will be restored thru better sleep and rest, spending time in Nature and charging up on Vitamin Sea and D, the effects of dynamic and restorative practices that are meant balance your energy level.

Your mind will feel rested and refreshed and more peaceful during this week of disconnect from the business of life, city noise, social media, and worldy worries, as well as powerful daily practices of pranayama and meditation on the beach.

You will access deeper wisdom and learn ways to apply to your daily life

You will experience a deeper connection with the deeper part of yourself and the means to realign your life the way you really want


At this time of the year, South India offers a wonderful escape from the cold and rainy days of winters. Ashiyana, located in North Goa is the perfect green, sunny and luxuriant environment for a profoundly relaxing me-time by the beach.
Located in one of Goa’s most quiet beach, this lush back to the roots oasis is an open invitation to switch off and slow down by the war waters of the Arabian Sea.

We offer several room categories for this retreat, please add on your preferred selection to your basic booking if you wish to upgrade to one of the more luxurious options, or if you wish to request a priority option for a single room, in the case one opens up.


In this relaxed atmosphere, Anne & Diana will share with you daily the ancient wisdom of yoga and ayurveda from a modern perspective.
Simple and powerful principles and practices that you can apply to your daily life for greater sense of balance and ease.
They both have been studying these systems profoundly and love to share the insights these sciences hold for us on a practical and philosophical levels

Mornings will be dedicated to breath work, meditation and dynamic asana practice to open you up and re-energize you.
​The day will end with some gentle yin or restorative yoga, contemplation & meditation, yoga nidra, sound healing and rituals, to let go of tensions and nurture yourself deeply.

In between you’ll have plenty of free time to relax in a hammoc, enjoy some ayurvedic treatments, take long walks on the beach, visit some of the colourful markets nearby, whatever you choose to unplug completely from the stressful rhythm of city life.


Diana is a E -RYT500 teacher with  heart and soul. Her yoga journey started in the early 90s in Bali, Thailand and in ashrams and monasteries of India and Nepal. Ever since she has been dedicating herself to the investigation of the Self through yoga and performance arts. Her trainings include Anusara yoga, classical Hatha yoga , authentic Pranayama, and American Indian shamanism. She likes to introduce and mix elements from various styles, including Ayurveda and therapeutics in mindful yet dynamic blend. In her retreats, workshops and teacher trainings, she invites her students to settle inside, explore new spaces, in order to encounter and transform themselves on deeper levels. She is currently based in Zurich, India and Berlin.



 Anne is a soulful yogini who has been teaching for 15 years as a certified Anusara teacher. Based in Paris she loves to travel and bring communities together in meaningful and uplifting ways. She enjoys sharing the teachings of yoga with people who seek a deeper connection to themselves and to Life. As a Yoga Alliance ERYT500, she is also trained in Ayurvedic and yoga therapeutics.
A retreat with Anne is all about sharing group space, inspiration, awakening to the multilayered dimension of your being and exploring new pathways to express yourself in the most creative and authentic way.

This Retreat is for you, if you want to joyfully unwind and refill your batteries through a simple healthy lifestyle in a stunning scenery. Dedicate this week to nurture and to recharge your body, mind and heart and take home yoga practices  to stay energized in your daily life.



*** Reserved exclusively for Early bird bookings ***



  • 7 nights in shared Eco Lodges // EARLY BIRD = 997€  for bookings confirmed before  15.09. 2018 *
  • 7 nights in shared Palm Grove  // EARLY BIRD = 1087€ for bookings confirmed before 15.09. 2018 *
  • 7 nights in shared Raj Double  // EARLY BIRD = 1167€ for bookings confirmed before 15.09. 2018 *

+ Early Birders will also receive the gift of a free Abhyanga massage at the Ashiyana Ayurvedic Welness Center 


Early Bird rates and gift apply exclusively to bookings confirmed by September 15th 2019 


A non refundable – non transferable 497€ basic deposit is required to confirm all bookings

For those wanting a room upgrade or a priority option for a single room in Eco Lodge (if single rooms are still available at the time of the retreat) please add on those extra options to your to your basic booking and deposit :

  • + 200€ for priority option for a single room in eco lodge only (early bird price for booking before 15/09/2018 will be in total 1447€)
  • + 90€ to upgrade to a shared room in the Palm Grove Category
  • + 170€  to upgrade to a shared room in the Raj Double Category

Please visit Ashiyana’s website to check the room category you would like to reserve https://www.ashiyana-yoga-goa.com/luxury-accommodation-goa-india.html
Balance of paiement will be due 6 weeks prior to the retreat without exceptions

Please see the Terms & Conditions for full disclosure:

This deposit of 497€ per person is necessary to confirm all bookings for the retreat.This non refundable deposit guarantees you a room in shared occupancy in  one of the beautiful Eco Lodge at Ashiyana. Early bird rate special in shared Eco lodge including a complimentary 60 minutes Abhyanga massage at the Ashiyana wellness center is 997€ and applies to all sign ups confirmed by September 15th 2018.  After September 15th the regular rate of 1107€ will apply. The balance of payment will be due no later than 6 weeks before the retreat starts. 

Upgrades : If you wish to upgrade to a more luxurious category, please select your preferred room category in the options below and add an additional deposit for either Palm Grove (90€) or Raj Double (170€)  Please note upgrades are only available in shared occupancy and in limited quantities. 

Single Room To request a priority option for a single room, please select the option below and add an additional 200€ deposit to your booking (this wont guarantee you the allocation of a single room, these will be allocated on a first come first served basis upon availability and confirmed within 6 weeks of the start of the retreat)


In case of cancellation of your yoga holiday, for whatever reason, participants need to notify organizers in writing immediately. The following cancellation policy will be applied :

  • Up to 60 days before departure, loss of non-refundable deposit in full
  • 59 to 30 days before departure, 50% of total price is due
  • 30 to 15 days before departure, 75% of total price is due
  • 14 days or less before departure, 100% of total price is due
  • By making the reservation you agree to the terms and conditions 

***Flights, Visa, Insurances and Transfers from and to the airport etc. are not included. Massages, extra food etc. are at your own expenses. We are happy to organize taxi pick ups for you and assist you in any ways.***


Get in touch for further assistance and sign up.

I am delighted to have you on board.

Love Diana