Svastha: A Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat

Olivia Muscatello 500RYT

Monday March 30th – Saturday April 4th, 2020
Outer Banks, North Carolina


Svastha

The word svastha in sanskrit refers to a state of complete balance and is ayurveda’s definition of health; Health that is not simply the body ‘free of disease’, but an overall sense of well being inside and out. To be in svastha is to be seated in the Soul, or your Highest Self.

As we become more rooted in our highest selves, we are able to access our Divine purpose, consistently tune into our intuition, and experience a deep sense of joy every day.

During this retreat we will use the ancient wisdom of yoga, ayurveda, and meditation to attend to our relationships with the four pillars of svastha: the physical body, the emotional body, the mental body, and the spiritual body.

Join us for a fully catered, oceanfront retreat, where we will strengthen our personal awareness by building a sustainable state of svastha.

What's Included:

  • 14 gourmet, cleansing, ayurvedic meals
  • 5 nights, 6 days oceanfront home accommodation
  • Daily yoga, meditation, and breathwork (pranayama) classes
  • Daily journaling prompts
  • A gentle Ayurvedic cleanse
  • Meditation workshops
  • Ayurveda workshops
  • Hot Stones + Restorative Yoga Bliss
  • Free time to schedule bodywork, explore the OBX, or lounge at the beach

BONUS! After the retreat, our ayurvedic chef will be offering an ayurvedic cooking class available for discounted rate to retreat attendees. (Only 8 spots available)


Accomodations

We will be staying in a beautiful beachfront property overlooking the ocean, with our very own private beach access. Located in the heart of Duck on the Outer Banks, we will be just a short walk away from a local spa, and our home studio, Village Yoga. View details here.


Sample Daily Schedule

7:00-9:00 // Sunrise asana and meditation practice

9:00-10:00 // Silent Breakfast

10:00-12:00 // Mindful moments workshops

12:00-1:00 // Lunch

1:00-4:00 // Free time (Beach, journal, massage)

4:00-7:00 // Afternoon practice

7:00-8:00 // Dinner

8:00-9:00 // Yin yoga or yoga nidra


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Packages

King Deluxe Suite

Includes:
Private top floor king
Private bathroom
Private ocean view balcony
Full meal plan
Full retreat experience
REGULAR PRICE $2,400
**First five to sign up before November 30th save $200!

Space is limited! Only 1 King Deluxe room available!

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Private Suite

Includes:
Private king or queen bed
Private bathroom
Full meal plan
Full retreat experience
REGULAR PRICE $2,100
**First five to sign up before November 30th save $200!

Space is limited! Only 4 private suites available!

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Shared Suite

Includes:
Shared room with two twins or four bunks
Shared bath
Full meal plan
Full retreat experience
REGULAR PRICE $1,800
**First five to sign up before November 30th save $200!

Space is limited! Only 5 shared suite spaces available!

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Locals Option*

Includes:
Full meal plan
Full retreat experience
PRICE $1,200

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*We strive to make our retreats available to ALL which is why we offer this option. However, to get the full experience we highly recommend immersing yourself in the house to get as much rejuvenation out of svastha as possible! If payments are an edge for you, we do offer work trade positions as well as payment plans. If you are interested in a work trade position please contact Olivia directly at olivia.muscatello@gmail.com

 

*Work trade positions and payment plans are available! All payment plans (monthly installments) Must be paid in full no later than February 29th, 2020*


Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation, the following policies apply:

40 days or more prior to the retreat: Your payment can be refunded for a $200 administration fee.

39-15 days prior to retreat: Payments are 50% refundable

14-2 days prior to retreat: Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Withdrawals from active events or workshops will result in the loss of all fees paid. Active withdrawal applies to any cancellation made within 48 hours of the event/workshop start time.


Retreat Leader

Olivia Muscatello ERYT 200, RYT 500

In 2013 Olivia attended Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she studied under yogis Nataraja Kallio and Shree Devi. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Traditional Eastern Arts with a concentration in Yoga, as well as completing over 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training.

Upon graduation in 2015, Olivia registered with Yoga Alliance and began her teaching career while traveling throughout Central America, and in her hometown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Wanting to continue her education, Olivia came to the Outer Banks in 2016 to complete the Kunga Yoga Lifestyle Program, a program dedicated to educating yogis how to use their practice as a service for others. After completing the Kunga program, through Village Yoga and Wilmington Yoga Center with her teachers Jess Moody and Kristin Cooper, Olivia was offered a full time teaching position at Village Yoga, in Duck North Carolina.

Since moving to the Outer Banks, Olivia has completed her Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga (SUPY) teacher training, studied sacred female sexuality with tantra guru Kim Anami, as well as deepened her training in yin yoga. In January of 2018, she enrolled in a year long Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach certification program led by internationally recognized Ayurvedic Practitioner Katie Silcox.

In April 2019 Olivia successfully offered her first yoga and ayurveda retreat, ‘Svastha’, and has a passion for offering immersion style retreats. Inspired by her own life long healing journey, Olivia is dedicated to educating and empowering others to learn how to transform their lives and heal themselves through ayurveda, mindful movement, and self inquiry.


Karla Dixon

Our Chef

Karla Dixon has spent the past two decades traipsing the globe as a corporate events producer. She began her studies in Ayurveda and Yoga as a way to shift herself and her family toward a healthy, balanced life. She received her Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certification from Kerala Ayurveda Academy, her Raja Yoga teacher training from Hale Pule and is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). She consults privately as well as leads group programs, retreats, cooking classes and workshops so that others may benefit from the rich teachings of Ayurveda and Yoga. She lives in Sea Cliff, NY with her husband and son, who has become her best student and guru.

 

 

 


FAQs

Are all the yoga classes required?

All participation is optional to the students, but encouraged for an optimal experience!

What kind of food will we be eating (I have an allergy)?

Our chef will be preparing a plant based meal plan using Ayurvedic herbs and methods of cleansing. Meals can be adjusted to support a vegan diet, as well as food allergies, when retreat coordinators are notified as soon as possible.

How far away is the beach?

The beach is our backyard!

Do we have free time?

Yes! There will be free time available every day of the retreat, so that you may book a massage, book ayurvedic treatments at the spa next door, or enjoy the Outer Banks!

Is my family allowed to come stay in the house with me?

Unfortunately, due to the limited space available, only paying retreat attendees are allowed to stay in the house. If family wishes to come to the Outer banks during your retreat, we can refer them to great airBNBs.

Can I bring my pets?

No pets are allowed to come to the retreat.

Will there be alcohol?

Alcohol will not be provided, nor permitted in the retreat house.

I’m new to yoga, will I be able to participate in the yoga classes?

Yes, all yoga classes are designed for all levels of practitioners to enjoy and participate.

I’ve never heard of Ayurveda. Can I still come on the retreat?

Absolutely! One of our biggest goals is to educate people about the wisdom of Ayurveda!

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system for healing that we will explore together in svastha!

What age groups will be participating?

We hope to encourage people from all ages to join us.

My partner wants to come with me. Is this retreat only for women?

This retreat is open to men and women

What is the closest airport?

The closest airport is about an hour and a half away in Norfolk, VA.
(2200 Norview Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518)

How do I get to the OBX?

Coming from the North: Follow I-95 South to Richmond, VA. Take I-64 East toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Va. Take I-64 or I-664 to Chesapeake, Va. From I-64, take Exit 291B to Route 168, the Chesapeake Expressway.* Once in North Carolina, Route 168 turns into US-158 East. Follow this road to The Outer Banks. *Chesapeake Expressway is a toll-road with new rates that took effect May 1, 2011. EZPass and SmartTag accepted.

Coming from the South: Take I-95 to Rocky Mount, NC. Take US-64 East toward Rocky Mount. Follow US-64 east through Williamston and Plymouth, NC. From Plymouth, NC keep going east to Roanoke Island and The Outer Banks.

Do I have to come for the entire retreat?

You can stay for as long as you like, although we recommend staying the entire time to get the full experience. Payment plans are not available for partial participation.

I want to take the Ayurvedic cooking class! Does this cost more? Where will I stay afterwards?

Yes, the Ayurvedic cooking class will cost more, but is available at a discounted rate for retreat attendees, sign up soon because space is limited! If you need a place to stay after cooking class, the retreat house will be available for an additional cost*

I can’t afford the retreat, but I really want to come! Are there any financial aid opportunities?

Absolutely! We understand that retreat can be expensive, we offer payment plans, as well a work trade positions to make our retreat more affordable. If a work trade or payment plan interests you, contact us as soon as possible before these positions fill up!