Svastha: A Yoga and Ayurveda Renewal Retreat

With Finding OM (Olivia Muscatello 500RYT)

April 7th – 12th 2019
Outer Banks, North Carolina


Svastha

When one reaches a state of svastha, it is said that they are established in the Soul. Svastha 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 Self.

Our goal during this retreat is to use the ancient wisdoms of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Meditation to renew our lives and bring us into a sustainable state of svastha. Together, we will deepen our personal awareness while being restored to the core of our beings.

Join us for a fully catered, week long seaside retreat located in the heart of Duck, in a hand-picked Four Seasons Resort Community waterfront home.

What the Retreat Includes:

  • 14 gourmet, cleansing, Ayurvedic meals
  • 5 nights, 6 days waterfront home accommodation
  • Daily yoga, Meditation, and breathwork (Pranayama) classes
  • Exploration of Ayurvedic cleansing
  • Dinacharya self-love packages including Ashwaganda, tongue scrapers, and more!
  • A Personal 1 hour consultation with a certified Ayurvedic Health Coach
  • Free time to schedule bodywork, explore the OBX, or lounge at the beach

Svastha: A Yoga and Ayurveda Renewal Retreat

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)

**If retreat attendees need to stay in the retreat house an extra night after class, an additional $50 will be charged for housing)


Accomodations

We will be staying in a Four Seasons Resort Community soundfront property, walking distance to the ocean, a local spa that offers Ayurvedic treatments, and our local yoga studio, Village Yoga, all within the heart of Duck on the Outer Banks. View details here.


What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a system of healing that has its roots in India, thought by many scholars to be the oldest healing system on our planet.

AYUR– Life
VEDA– Knowledge
Ayurveda is the knowledge of life!

The main goal of Ayurveda is to understand that our minds and our bodies are inextricably connected, understanding this connection empowers us to heal our bodies with our mind. Consider the quote, ‘As above, so below’ – everything is connected. Ayurveda believes that what is happening within our emotional body, manifests as symptoms in our physical body and vice versa. Not only are we microcosmically experiencing Ayurveda, but our environment and the world around us plays into the macrocosmic experience as well, again – everything is connected. Ayurveda uses the elements as a map to get through our layers of emotions, the layers in our bodies, and gets directly to the root cause of our edges. Although very subtle, once we can witness the simplicity of Ayurveda, we will see it everywhere.

“Both classical yoga and Ayurveda look to the whole human being, which is not only body, but mind and soul. Both address all of our needs, from physical health and well being to the unfoldment of our higher consciousness.” – David Frawley

We can start to sense how Ayurveda enters into our lives by examining our relationship to the 5 elements, for example, we exist in a very fire based society. Consider our constant need for instant satisfaction, our 60 hour work weeks, starting every day with venti lattes (plus an extra shot), bigger, faster, greater, and all right now! We are burnt out, constantly struggling with chronic inflammation, and are unsatisfiable, creating an imbalance in our elemental nature.

We use Ayurveda for healing, by identifying the element that is out of balance, and using its counter elements to restore our life’s balance.

By using Ayurveda and yoga together in this retreat, we will deepen your relationship to your very own elemental makeup, practice identifying your imbalances, and ultimately gain access to the tools you need to customize daily routine habits that renew you, and restore balance into your life, from the inside out.


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Packages

Package Option 1

Includes:

Single King Deluxe
Top floor master king suite
Private bathroom
Private office space overlooking the water
Full meal plan
Full retreat experience

*Space is limited! Only 1 King Deluxe room available!

Regular Price - $2,500

**First 5 to sign up before December 31st save $500!

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Package Option 2

Includes:

Single King
Private single King bedroom
Private bathroom
Full meal plan
Full retreat experience

*Space is limited! Only 3 King rooms available!*

Regular Price - $2,400

**First 5 to sign up before December 31st save $500!

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Package Option 3

Includes:

Double Queen (shared)
Shared room two Queen beds
Shared bath
Full meal plan
Full retreat experience

*Space is limited! Only 1 shared Queen room available!*

Regular Price - $2,100

**First 5 to sign up before December 31st save $500!

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Package Option 4

Includes:

Quad room (shared bunks)
Shared room with two bunk beds
Shared bath
Full meal plan
Full retreat experience

*Space is limited! Only four spots available!*

Regular Price - $1,900

**First 5 to sign up before December 31st save $500!

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Package Option 5 (Locals)

Includes:

No accomodation
Full meal plan
Full retreat experience

Regular Price - $900

**First 5 to sign up before December 31st save $500!

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**Work trade positions and payment plans are available! Contact Olivia to inquire. Payment plan (monthly installments) Must be paid in full no later than March 24th, 2019.


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 yoga teacher OBX

Olivia Muscatello RYT 500, Ayurvedic Health Coach

In 2013 Olivia attended Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she studied under yogis Nataraja Kallio and Shree Devi, and master herbalist Brigitte Mars. 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, as well as gain tools to use her yoga as service to others, 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 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 SUP Yoga 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.<

Inspired by her own life long healing journey, Olivia is dedicated to educating and empowering others to learn how to heal themselves through Ayurveda, mindful movement, and self-love.”


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 a five minute walk using the Four Season Resort Community’s private path.

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, see our description of Ayurveda above.

What age groups will be participating?

We hope to encourage people from all ages to join us, all walks of life use Ayurveda!

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!