Best Yoga Retreats In Goa

Yoga retreats give you a breather from the daily grind and help bring back a balance in your life through asanas and meditation in peace and quiet. Most yoga retreats today include solo or group activities. How about you book your stay in a luxurious yoga retreat Goa or in an affordable yet humble yoga ashram.

Yoga retreats have become popular as they let you practice yoga without worrying about distractions in life. Most retreats offer weekend yoga programmes or programmes that last for a week or more.

Goa for yoga retreats

Goa is a popular location for a yoga vacation. It is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is undoubtedly one of the most charming beach destinations in India. Many yoga centers in Goa are open for tourists.

Goa is especially popular among foreign tourists because along with experiencing calmness and spirituality, it lets you indulge in recreational activities, such as dolphin watching and water sports. Most of the yoga retreats in Goa are located bang on the beach. Thus along with the yoga sessions, one also gets to go swimming or spend time on the golden sands.

The best time to visit Goa is between November to February. It is the ideal time to enjoy a safe swim in the ocean.

1. Purple Valley Yoga Retreat 

Photo credits: Coni Horler Photography

The Purple Valley Yoga Retreat is a place where you can practice Ashtanga yoga amidst the azure sea. 

How to reach
It takes approximately 1 hour to reach the Purple Valley Yoga Retreat from the Dabolim airport when you take the National Highway 66.

Courses conducted
The yoga course is for 2 weeks however, for those who cannot afford to spend 2 weeks in Goa, there is also a one-week course.

Accommodation options

  • Ganesh House – It offers a traditional style of living. 
  • Savasana House – It is a modern accommodation option and overlooks the garden. 
  • Cottages – These are close to the pool and set amidst the tropical garden. 

Price and inclusions
The price is inclusive of a light fruit breakfast daily during the stay and 2 vegetarian meals in the day.

1-week single – €755
1 week shared – €581
2-week single – €1046
2 week shared – €871

Treatments at the retreat
The massages at the retreat include:

  • Traditional Ayurvedic massage
  • Body scrub massage
  • Fresh Fruit Massage
  • Lymphatic Massage 

The Ayurvedic treatments offered at the retreat: 

  • Shirodhara 
  • Kizhi 
  • Nayasam
  • Reflexology 

Food offered
Vegetarian meals are served at the retreat. 

  • Brunch – Exotic tropical fruits along with homemade bread and toppings, porridge and nuts that are served.
  • Dinner – Mix of western and Indian food and all the ingredients used are sourced directly from the local market.

Contact details, address and website link
Website link – http://www.yogagoa.com/
Email – info@yogagoa.com 
Call – +91 (0) 832 226 8363
Address – Purple Valley Yoga Retreat, 142 Bairo Alto, Assagao, Bardez, Goa, India.
The yoga retreat is operational from late October to mid of April

2. Lotus Nature Cure

Lotus Nature Cure, Goa is the perfect place for those looking for a holistic health retreat. It is the place where you experience hospitality and warmth while you nourish your mind, body and your soul.
 
How to reach
It takes 46 minutes to drive from the Dabolim airport to the Lotus Nature Cure Yoga Retreat. You will have to take the National Highway 56 and the Dabolim-Cavelossim road.

Courses conducted
There are 4, 7 and 15 days programmes that you can choose from.
The program includes accommodation, 3 sessions of Ayurvedic therapies, breathing, relaxation and reflexology, 2 yoga sessions daily and daily Satvik meals. 

Accommodation options
The rooms have marble flooring and balconies that let the fresh wind to come in. There are 4 rooms on the first floor and 2 rooms on the second floor. 

Price and inclusions
The low season rates are as follows:
4 days program – €250 for single occupancy and €351 for double occupancy
7 days program – €402 for single and €527 for double occupancy
15 days program – €779 for single and €1054 for double occupancy

Price includes
accommodation, Ayurvedic wellness therapy, 2 yoga sessions, and daily Satvik meals.

  • The low season is from 1st June to the 30th of September.
  • Moderate season from 1st of October to 30th November and 1st April to 31st May.
  • Peak season from 1st December to 31st March.

Treatments at the retreat

  • Ayurvedic therapies
  • Abhyangam
  • Ellakizhi
  • Shirodhara
  • Udvartan
  • Herbal Steam and Reflexology.

Food offered
Enjoy delicious home-cooked Indian, vegetarian, naturopathic and Satvik meals at the retreat. 

Contact details, address and website link

Website link – https://lotusgoa.com
Email – info@lotusgoa.comdrirpatil@gmail.com
Call – +91.9860079266, +91.9371299966
Address – Behind Orlim Post Office
Near Vittal Temple, Near Bonzil Bakery
Orlim-403724, SouthGoa, Goa

3. Bamboo Yoga Retreat

Located on the Patnem beach in South Goa, Bamboo Yoga Retreat is considered to be one of the best places to practice yoga in Goa. 

How to reach
It takes 1 hour and 29 minutes to reach the Bamboo Yoga Retreat from Dabolim airport. You will need to take the Panvel-Kochi-Kanyakumari highway.

Courses conducted
Guests can book the yoga sessions as per the number of days that they wish to stay at the retreat. 

Accommodation options

  • The Beach Bungalows offer a panoramic view or a sea view of the Patnem beach.
  • The Beachfront Sunset Bungalow, Ocean Shala Bungalow, and the Ocean Glimpse Bungalow offer a partial view of the sea.
  • The Temple Garden Bungalow is quiet and offers a garden setting.

Price and inclusions
For a single night stay the prices are as follows:
Sunset bungalow from €137
Temple Garden Bungalow €106
Ocean Shala Family Bungalow €270
The prices are inclusive of accommodation, wake-up juice, tea and tropical fruit salad, yoga classes for 1.5-2 hours and morning meditation classes, fresh vegetarian buffet brunch, sunset yoga for 1.5 hours and special offers on spa and treatments

Treatments at the retreat

  • Jet Lag Package
  • The 7-Day Gentle Panjakarma Relaxation Program
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Indian Face Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Indian Foot Massage
  • Reiki
  • Ila Kizhi
  • Sirodhara
  • Aroma Oil Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Peloha Massage
  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Ashiatsu

Food offered 
Early morning – Juices and a tropical fruit salad.
Brunch – Homemade yogurt, Goan bread, nuts, Indian vegetable dishes, and salads.
Dinner – Asian and Indian dishes along with salads. Guests may even order fish and seafood.

Contact details, address and website link

Website link – https://www.bamboo-yoga-retreat.com/
Email – info@bamboo-yoga-retreat.com
Call – 00918381047343
Address: South End Patnem Beach Patnem,
Canacona, Goa 403702

4. Yoga Magic Eco Retreat

If what you are seeking out for is calmness, then Yoga Magic Eco Retreat is the place to be. The yoga retreat Goa India offers you a stay in the lap of nature. 

How to reach
It takes approximately 1 hour to reach the Yoga Magic Eco Retreat from the Dabolim airport. You will need to take the National Highway 66.

Courses conducted
One can opt for the 5-day detox and rejuvenation program at the retreat or the 14-day Panchakarma course.

Accommodation options
At the Yoga Magic Eco Retreat, you get to choose from two accommodation options.

  • Luxury tented eco-lodges 
  • Boutique Suites 

Price and Inclusions
The high season at the retreat is from 17 Nov to 15 Dec and from 12 Jan to 30 Apr.

  • Sharing price for the eco-lodges is €88 and the single price is for €123.
  • Sharing price for the suites is €119 and a single price for €166.

The price is inclusive of daily yoga and meditation sessions, 3 cooking classes in a week, three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and unlimited tea throughout the day.

The peak season at the retreat is from 16 Dec to 11 Jan and the low season from 1 May to 16 Nov. 

Treatments at the retreat

  • Marma Therapy with Vishnu 
  • Shirodhara
  • Elakizhi/Podikizhi
  • Udvartana
  • Abhayangam
  • Tarpanam
  • Stanik Basti/ Kati/ Janu/ Manya
  • Nasyam
  • Body Scrub
  • Reflexology Hand and Feet

Food offered
Relish gluten-free and vegetarian meals at the Yoga Magic Eco Retreat. The food is nutritious and delicious and they serve a plant-based menu. 

Contact details, address and website link
Website link – https://yogamagic.net/
Email – info@yogamagic.net
Call – 0091 (0)8237003796
Address -1586/1 Grand Chinvar
Anjuna, Bardez
North Goa
India 403509

5. Little Cove Yoga Retreat

The Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat Goa is a yoga retreat that is located bang on the beachfront. 

How to reach
It takes 1 hour and 24 minutes to reach the Little Cove Yoga Retreat from the Dabolim airport. You will need to take the National Highway 56 and 66.

Courses conducted
Guests can choose from the 10-15 day yoga courses that are led by teachers who are world-renowned. 

Accommodation options
At the Little Cove, Yoga Holiday Retreat guest can stay at the beachfront cottages. The cottages are set amidst palm and coconut trees.

Price and Inclusions
The price includes the stay at the retreat and organic lunch, dinner, fruits, salads, tea, coffee and water at the retreat.

The regular season is in March, April, and October. The price is €59 per person per day for double occupancy. For single occupancy, the price is €87 per person each day.

The peak season is in November, December, January, February and the price is €66 per person per day on a sharing basis. For single occupancy stay the price is €92 per person per day
The prices above are exclusive of 12% GST and government taxes.

Treatments at the retreat
Here are the treatments that are offered at the Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat.

  • Nasayam                                               
  • Abhyangam
  • Rejuvenation Massage
  • Herbal Facial Massage
  • Shirodhara

Food offered
Vegetarian meals are served for brunch and dinner. 

Contact details, address and website link

Website link – https://www.yogaschoolgoa.com/
Email –  info@yogaschoolgoa.com
Call – +91 07875231613, +91 09405370336
Address – Little Cola Beach,
Canacona, South Goa.

6. Ashiyana, Goa

Amidst tropical flora and fauna, Ashiyana, Goa is indeed a home away from home. The retreat is surrounded by palm groves and the sanctuary ensures that all guests stay comfortably. 

How to reach
It takes 1 hour and 24 minutes to reach Ashiyana, Goa from Dabolim airport. You will have to take the National Highway 66.

Courses conducted
Guests can choose holistic yoga therapy or the Holistic Elixir program at the retreat.

Accommodation options
Guests can choose from a variety of accommodation choices when staying at Ashiyana Goa.

  • Shahi is an elegant accommodation choice which is luxuries and spacious. 
  • Raj Luxury are distinct offering their charm. 
  • Raj Double is for those seeking ultimate luxury and relaxation. 
  • Palm Grove is located amidst natural surroundings.
  • The lodges at the retreat give an Indonesian feel. 
  • Eco huts let you stay amidst nature. 

Prices and inclusions

  • Transformational and inspirational yoga – From €520 sharing with accommodation.
  • Iyengar Yoga Holiday Beach Hut single for and €895 Beach Hut shared for €695
  •  Eco Lodge single for €1135 Eco Lodge shared for €795
  •  Palm Grove single for €1205 and Palm Grove shared for €866

The price includes yoga sessions, accommodation, brunch and dinner, tea and extra activities like chanting and meditation.

Treatments at the retreat

  • Abhyanga Massage
  • Ayurvedic Aromatherapy Massage
  • Shirodhara & Svedhana
  • Khizi Treatment
  • Ayurvedic Marma
  • Ayurvedic Foot Massage
  • Ayur Balance Massage
  • Ayurvedic Bliss Therapy

Food offered
At Ashiyana Goa you get to enjoy a balanced and wholesome diet. Guests are served with fresh food that is organically sourced. 

Contact details, address and website link
Website link: https://www.ashiyana.com/goa/
For any other details, all that you need to do is to fill up the form on the official website and the team will respond to you soon.

FAQs about Goa Yoga Retreat  

1. Do I need a visa to visit Goa from the UK?
Yes, you will need a visa when you are at the departure airport before you board your plane to fly to India. 

2. Getting to Goa – What should I know?
The local Goa airport is the Dabolim airport. There are many international charter flights from many European countries that fly into Goa. 

3. How to get to the yoga retreats from the airport?
The Dabolim airport in Goa is located on the outskirts of the city. You can thus book transfers from the best yoga retreat Goa in advance to pick you up from the airport. 

4. Do I need to get some vaccines before I fly to Goa?
Your GP is the right person to guide you on the vaccination that you should take before visiting Goa. 

5. What clothes should you bring to Goa?
Goa is comparatively open-minded than the other Indian states so you may choose to wear what you wish. However, make sure to cover yourself especially when you are visiting temples and churches.

6. How to exchange money in Goa?
You can buy some rupees before you travel to India. Most of the retreats will also accept credit cards. You can also use the ATMs in Goa to withdraw money.

7. What is the ideal number of days that I should set aside for a yoga course in the retreat?
One week is the minimum number of days that you should plan to spend at any yoga retreat in Goa.

8. Do I need to carry a yoga mat when visiting the yoga retreat Goa?
It is good if you can carry your yoga mat when coming to the retreat. If not, most of the retreats will offer yoga mats for rent or you can also buy them at the retreat.

9. How do I know which course will suit me?
To make sure that you select the right course, get in touch with the retreat. The team will guide you on the yoga program that you should choose to purchase.

10. Should I stay at the retreat or stay outside and attend the yoga courses?
While most of the yoga Goa retreats let you stay outside and attend the yoga courses at their premises, it is always recommended that you stay at the retreat. This will let you experience the relaxation and calmness of staying in a yoga retreat. 

Go on a yoga holiday to Goa!

Goa is the perfect yoga holiday destination in India. Whether you want to travel solo or with your partner, the retreats in Goa promise to offer you a life changing experience. 

Gear up for this amazing vacation to Goa all that you need to do is get in touch with us at connect@flyingsquirrelholidays.com or call us at +91 3340525777.