All about me…
WELCOME TO THE IMMERSION!
Join Michelle and Kelsi on The Immersion, a journey for the modern woman. Listening to our intuition can feel foreign to many of us, a part of us that may even feel lost. This journey to India is a week of reclaiming, of purpose, of learning how to deeply care for the self in such a sacred land. Through ceremony and ritual we will explore asana, breath, mantra, self care and heartfelt self exploration. An experience for those desiring to gather with insightful women in reflection, inquiry and studentship. .An experience that is deeper than a retreat and lighter than a training. Our genuine desire is to have you leave with the tools to create your own ideal sadhana that invites you to feel integrated and whole.
THE HOSLITIC SPA | TREATMENTS
The healing center at Samata offers an inviting range of spa treatments and alternative medicinal therapies including:
You can learn more about these offerings here.
Michelle will also be offering Reiki healing sessions.
THE RETREAT CENTER | THE LAND
Samata Holistic Retreat Center is Goa’s most gorgeous and peaceful retreat center. With a fusion of Balinese teak architecture, weaved in between rice fields and coconut groves, all tucked away on an organic farm. We will be surrounded by lush palm trees and the sounds of birds and nature. All close to the beaches of Goa, home to sunset drumming sessions and colorful shopping stalls.
The curated menu is vegetarian based and is sourced from the homegrown organic garden on the premises. Each offering is created by talented chefs who take great care to produce vibrant and healing meals. We know how important it is to have not only nourishing, but delcious food while on retreat…Samata does too!
THE FACILITIES | YOGA SHALA
Our Yoga Shala is built from a 200 year old Teak House and features a recycled teak floor. An airy, open space for us to move, write, feel and breath with all the yoga props and mats we’ll need.
There are 19 spacious, rustic, elegant rooms on the property built from traditional style Indonesian village houses, and all from recycled teak wood.
The rooms are equipped with a king or two or three single beds, a private verandah, a private open air bathroom with hot water, and of course, free Wi-Fi.
THE VILLAGE | ARAMBOL, GOA
Our retreat center is located just 3km inland from Arambol, a traditional fisherman’s village in the Northern most part of Goa. It’s a sort of oasis that has become a sought-out tourist desination for many during the winter months.
AIR – Closest airport is the Goa International airport, (67km). It is well connected with international carriers and budget airlines. Airport shuttles can be arranged for you to Samata. Just contact us
TRAIN – You can arrive via train if you are adventurous! From Mumbai it is about a 10 hour trip, this would need to be booked on your own and well in advance.
TAXI – You can also take a taxi from Mumbai if you wish. It is roughly a 9 hour drive.
MEET THE CREATORS
Kelsi Ludvigsen is the co-founder of Leela Yoga Studio in the heart of Oslo, Norway. She leads retreats internationally which focus on infusing the beauty of travel and the magic of yoga. She finds inspiration in books and loves fearless entrepreneurs, a warm sandy beach and planning her next meal.
Michelle Baker is a mentor, a yoga teacher, a facilitator of Moon Ceremonies, and an energy worker. Sweden is her home-base, but New York is her first home and where she began her journey into mindfulness and holistic living. She is the mama of Tiny Yoga Space which recently opened in the Swedish west-coast surf town of Varberg.
Michelle is a transformational mentor specializing in empowerment; working with hundreds of women and men supporting them on their path of inner growth. Her work has taken her around the globe and most recently introduced her to collaborating with some wise, wise souls creating and leading international retreats.
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