Image Credits: The Mandala: Art and Yoga Retreat
Yoga and Meditation are two successful techniques that teach us how to use mindfulness in times of crisis and challenge. The first is to quiet the body, and the second is to quiet the mind and that’s the motto followed by all these traditions. Goa is the home to numerous Yoga Centres and Retreats that help you breathe your way into a stress-free life. Every year, a huge lot of international tourists throng to Goa to practice the myriad forms of this mind-body-soul discipline.
Here’s a great list of 8 Yoga Retreats in Goa to find a sense of calm in the midst of a frantic life:
1) Anahata Retreat, Ashwem
A beautiful beachfront property situated amidst lush palm grove at Ashwem Beach. Anahata has unique octagonal shaped spacious cottages build with eco-friendly materials for an unbeatable barefoot luxury experience. They are a host to many Yoga holidays. Apart from that they also have regular classes of Beach Yoga and meditation for the others to enroll on a daily or monthly basis.
Location: House No. 367, Ashvem Beach, Beside Ajoba Temple, Taluka Pernem, Mandrem
Contact: +91 9822590123
2) Swan Yoga Retreat, Assagao
A team of yoga practitioners trained from the Bihar School of Yoga came together to start this abode of peace at Assagao, Goa. Daily morning meditation classes, mantra chanting, yogic kriyas (yoga detox) and sacred fire rituals are some of the things which set them apart from the other yoga retreats.
Location: 101/4 Bairo Alto, Assagao, Bardez
Contact: +91 8007360677
3) Bamboo Yoga Retreat, Patnem
Bamboo Yoga Retreat stands peacefully at the end of the white sandy beach of Patnem which is an extension of the very famous Palolem in South Goa. Its special brand of yoga in Goa is accessible fun & infused with yogic inspiration. Open air Shalas, Flexible Classes for all kinds of levels and spiritual atmosphere ideal for restoration are some of the highlights of this retreat.
Location: Patnem Beach, Canacona, Goa
Contact: +91 8381047343
4) The Mandala: Yoga and Art Resort, Mandrem
The Mandala is a place where comfort meets nature in harmony, and laid back atmosphere and serenity are a priority. Indulge in a tranquil session of Yoga in the Geodesic Spirit Dome and at the peaceful Riverside Shala to revitalize your spirit. Teachers from around the world of different areas of well-being, therapists, healers, artists and Yogis are invited to visit and share their knowledge for greater good.
Location: Mandrem-Asvem Road, Mandrem, Pernem
Contact: +91 9811500069 / +91 9158266093
5) Little Cove Retreat, Cola Beach
Located on the shores of Cola Beach in South Goa, Little Cove resort offers stunning single or double cottages, to ensure an amazing yoga experience. In addition to the Eco-friendly cottages, they put in a lot of care to cater to special diets like Vegan and gluten-free for their guests. A Special Yoga Holiday package is also offered for those who would like a more relaxed and flexible schedule.
Location: Little Cola Beach, Canacona, South Goa
Contact: +91 7875231613 / +91 9405370336
6) Satsanga Retreat, Parra
Satsanga Retreat is a family-run retreat centre and guest house with a relaxed and intimate community setting. Acupuncture, Cupping, Ayurveda Massages, Chinese Medicinal Treatments and Personal Yoga Courses are few of the many services that can be enjoyed at Satsanga. They are open only during the tourist season in Goa, from October through to May.
Location: Naika Vado,Verla Canca, Parra
Contact: +91 98221 35009 / 0832 2472823
7) Yogamagic Eco Retreat, Anjuna
Yogamagic takes pride in being a Eco-hotel with swimming pool, luxury tents, cottages and boutique suites. It has not one but 4 in-house experienced instructors who practice more than 5 forms of Yoga. About two kilometres away from Vagator and Anjuna beaches, this retreat is one of the few places providing a comprehensive programme of pranayam, meditation and physical yoga, all under one package.
Location: 1586/1, Grand Chinvar, Bardez, Anjuna
Contact: 0832 6523796 / 08806111252
8) Purple Valley Yoga Retreat, Assagao
Purple Valley call themselves as the specialists of Ashtanga Yoga pan Asia. Set in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens of Assagao, it is the ideal place for a lavish yoga holiday. The shala itself is an stunning space filled with positive energy perfect to let you rejuvenate after an intense session of meditation. The Meals are vegetarian which are farm-fresh and served in a buffet style on the open-air terrace.
Location: House No. 142, Bairo Alto, Assagao, Bardez
Contact: 0832 226 8363
Most people abstain themselves from meat to detox themselves while practicing these methods of relaxation. We have got your back on that too.
You can check out some Vegan restaurants in Goa here: 7 Amazing Pure Veg Restaurants in Goa
Experience tranquility at these retreats which are the best when visited during the non-monsoon period in Goa. So what are you waiting for? Pack up your bags and set out on a Yogic holiday to Goa this summer.