9 Best yoga retreats in Goa

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9 Best yoga retreats in Goa

Relax your body and mind, and be enveloped in a sense of inner peace at a yoga holiday in Goa.

1. LITTLE COVE YOGA HOLIDAY RETREAT, CANACONA

This spot is popular for a yoga holiday, and is situated in the midst of a palm grove near Agonda beach. It is run by an Indian yogi, who has a Diploma in Ashtanga Yoga and Naturopathy. Yoga classes are offered on the beachfront, while organic vegetarian Indian meals (including vegan and gluten-free) are provided. Cooking classes and ayurveda facilities are also available. Themed yoga sessions of 10 to 15 days duration are held throughout the year.

WHERE: Agonda beach, South Goa

WHEN: October to May

PRICE RANGE: Starting from ₹ 4,500

LEVEL: Beginner

CONTACT: www.facebook.com/littlecoveyogagoa/

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat, Canacona</p></div>

Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat, Canacona

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2. BAMBOO YOGA RETREAT, PATNEM

Bamboo Yoga Retreat, Patnem, has been recognised by Condé Nast Traveller India magazine as one of the Top 10 Yoga Retreat Centres in India. The beach bungalows are all ensuite and located on the sandy beaches of Patnem, which means that you get amazing views of the beach and the sea. The yoga packages include two yoga classes a day, accommodation, buffet brunch, juice and fruits. You can also laze around on a sun bed, swim, get a massage as well as enjoy healthy, international cuisine. Reiki, massage, shiatsu, ayurveda and body scrubs are also available.

WHERE: Patnem, South Goa

WHEN: October to February

PRICE RANGE: Starting from ₹ 4,500

LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

CONTACT: www.bamboo-yoga-retreat.com/

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Bamboo Yoga Retreat, Patnem

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3. ASHIYANA YOGA RESORT, MANDREM

Located on the serene Mandrem Beach amid abundant greenery, Ashiyana Yoga Resort has been designed as a nurturing space where you can relax your body and mind. This resort has special detox and rejuvenation retreats throughout the year. Additionally, they have a swimming pool, Turkish sauna, individual therapies, day spa packages and elixir programs. Hatha, Acro, Nidr and Karma yoga are offered, while accommodation ranges from budget sea-facing beach huts to luxury riverside suites to eco-lodges and tree houses. Ashiyana restaurant offers two buffet meals a day – post-yoga brunch and dinner. Don’t forget to check out the various workshops such yoga for digestion, creative writing, expressive painting, nutrition, etc.

WHERE: Mandrem, North Goa

WHEN: October to April

PRICE RANGE: Starting from ₹ 7,800

LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

CONTACT: www.ashiyana.com/

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Ashiyana Yoga Resort, Mandrem</p></div>

Ashiyana Yoga Resort, Mandrem

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4. THE MANDALA, MANDREM

The Mandala is located just a hop, skip and jump from the beach and offers various styles of yoga and retreats during the season. A serene geodesic spirit dome by the riverside is the venue for the yoga sessions. A healthy restaurant, meals, supplements, juice bar, nature trips (kayaking and bird watching) are also available. The yoga holidays focus on cleansing and detoxing with special diet and nutrition advice.

WHERE: Mandrem, North Goa

WHEN: October to April

PRICE RANGE: Starting from ₹ 4,500

LEVEL: Beginner

CONTACT: https://www.facebook.com/themandalagoa/

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The Mandala, Mandrem

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5. SWAN YOGA RETREAT, ASSAGAO

Located near the quiet village of Assagao, the Swan Yoga Retreat employs the teaching methods of the gurukul system and is run by teachers trained at the Sivananda Ashram and Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Karnataka. Sacred tantric fire rituals, mantra chanting, yogic kriyas, and daily yoga classes are held here. Accommodation is provided in eco-friendly cottages. Yoga teacher training, yoga holidays, yoga intensive retreats, meditation and tantra training are offered in addition to one and two-week yogic meditation retreats. A variety of herbs, vegetables and fruits are grown at the Swan garden.

WHERE: Assagao, North Goa

WHEN: October to May

PRICE RANGE: Starting from ₹ 28,000

LEVEL: Beginner

CONTACT: https://swan-yoga-goa.com/

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Swan Yoga Retreat, Assagao</p></div>

Swan Yoga Retreat, Assagao

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6. BANYAN TREE YOGA, ASHWEM

This eco-friendly yoga village is a 20-minute walk from Ashwem beach. It is made up of 10 huts, and as the name suggests, is tucked away near a banyan tree. The yoga shala is made of mud, clay and cow dung. Hatha yoga is taught here, with classes for all levels. Healthy vegetarian meals are prepared using ingredients grown on the property or by local farmers. All the cottages have Indian-style (squat) toilets. Special one week detox retreats are held occasionally.

WHERE: Ashwem, North Goa

WHEN: October to May

PRICE RANGE: Starting from ₹4,000

LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

CONTACT: https://banyantreeyoga.in/

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Banyan Tree Yoga, Ashwem</p></div>

Banyan Tree Yoga, Ashwem

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7. YOGA MAGIC ECO RETREAT, ANJUNA

Yoga Magic is tucked away amidst coconut palms and paddy fields, close to Anjuna beach. Accommodation is provided in luxurious Rajasthani hunting tents. Daily yoga classes (Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Scaravelli, Sivananda, Kundalini and Iyengar) are held in the yoga temple, fashioned from mud, clay and cow dung. There's also a swimming pool, organic vegetarian restaurant, cooking classes and resident artists and musicians.

WHERE: Anjuna, North Goa

WHEN: All year

PRICE RANGE: Starting from ₹4,800

LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

MORE DETAILS: https://yogamagic.net/

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Yoga Magic, Anjuna</p></div>

Yoga Magic, Anjuna

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8. PURPLE VALLEY YOGA RETREAT, ASSAGAO

Purple Valley Yoga Retreat is located in a secluded valley near Assagao. Ashtanga yoga is the specialty there. There are one and two week yoga courses as well as ayurvedic treatments, beauty therapies, a swimming pool, accommodation and vegetarian meals.

WHERE: Assagao, North Goa

WHEN: October to May

PRICE RANGE: Starting from ₹88,500

LEVEL: Beginners

CONTACT: https://yogagoa.com/yoga-retreats/

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Purple Valley Yoga Retreat, Assagao</p></div>

Purple Valley Yoga Retreat, Assagao

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9. EARTH YOGA VILLAGE, PALOLEM

Cross the little bamboo bridge at the northern end of Palolem beach, and you'll reach Earth Yoga Village. The motto of the village is ‘Live the life you love and love the life you live.’ The village is open to anyone interested in wellness and personal growth. Yoga holidays, yoga teacher training, conscious living retreats, vegan cooking retreats, traditional healing therapies and more are offered here. Additionally, Wednesday is a ‘silent day’. Accommodation is in comfortable eco-friendly huts and dorms.

WHERE: Palolem

WHEN: October to May

PRICE RANGE: Starting from ₹ 71,000

LEVEL: Beginners

CONTACT: https://www.earthyogavillage.com/

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Earth Yoga Village, Palolem</p></div>

Earth Yoga Village, Palolem

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