Yoga is one of the most essential meditational practices followed by most people nationally and internationally. Yoga's origins can be traced back over 5,000 years. It began as sacred teachings of Northern India's Indus-Sarasvati culture. Yoga was introduced to the rest of the globe in the early 1900s, and it is currently one of the most popular activities for freeing your mind and relaxing.
Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat, set amid a palm grove on quiet Cola (not to be confused with Colva) beach near Agonda beach, is one of the most popular spots for a yoga vacation in South Goa. Unlike most Goa yoga retreats, this one is led by an Indian yogi with a Diploma in Ashtanga Yoga and Naturopathy. Every day, two yoga lessons are held on the oceanfront. Organic vegetarian Indian meals (including vegan and gluten-free options) are given, and complimentary cooking classes are available. Another yoga resort popular is the Bamboo Yoga Retreat. It is located on South Goa's laid-back Patnem Beach, near to restaurants and stores. There are three specialised yoga shalas, as well as a separate spa area for massages and therapies. Yoga holidays and more intensive yoga retreats are available, with a variety of flexible programmes and styles for all abilities. Accommodation is provided in eco-friendly beach huts with adjoining facilities. Reiki, massage, shiatsu, Ayurveda, and body cleanses are among the several spa services available.
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Location: Cola (South Goa)
One of the most popular places for a yoga vacation in South Goa, Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat is located amid a palm grove on secluded Cola (not to be confused with Colva) beach near Agonda beach. Unlike most yoga retreats in Goa, this one is run by an Indian yogi who has a Diploma in Ashtanga Yoga and Naturopathy. Two yoga classes are offered each day on the beachfront. Organic vegetarian Indian meals (including vegan and gluten-free) are provided, and you can also take complimentary cooking classes. There are Ayurveda facilities on the premises too. For those interested in more intense yoga practice, various 10-15 day themed yoga retreats, led by world-renowned yoga teachers, are held throughout the year.
Location: Patnem (South Goa)
Bamboo Yoga Retreat (formerly Lotus Yoga Retreat) has an idyllic location on South Goa's chilled-out Patnem Beach, close to restaurants and shops. There are three dedicated yoga shalas, plus a separate spa area for massages and therapies. Both yoga holidays and more intensive yoga retreats are offered, with a range of flexible classes and styles for all levels. Accommodations are provided in eco-friendly beach huts with attached bathrooms. The extensive spa treatments on offer include reiki, massage, shiatsu, Ayurveda, and body scrubs.
Location: Patnem (South Goa)
Kranti Yoga Village Beach Resort, also located on Patnem beach, is for more serious students. It offers 100, 200, 300 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, week-long intensive yoga courses, and yoga holidays (minimum three night stay required). Daily pranayama (breathing), meditation, kriyas, (nostril cleansing techniques) asana (posture) practice, restorative flow and Yoga Nidra are all part of yoga holidays. There are also optional evening activities including full moon and candlelight meditations, and yoga movies.
Location: North Goa
If you're looking for a yoga holiday where you can detox and pamper yourself, try Ashiyana Yoga Resort in Mandrem. Special Detox and Rejuvenation Retreats run throughout the season. The Spa and Treatment Center has a swimming pool, Turkish sauna, and five treatment rooms offering individual therapies, day spa packages, and elixir programs. The accommodations range from budget sea facing beach huts to utterly gorgeous luxurious riverside suites and eco-lodges. There's even a couple of tree houses, which are very romantic.
Location: Assagao (North Goa)
If you'd like to get a taste of an yoga ashram life in Goa, then SWAN Yoga Retreat is for you. It's employs the teaching methods of the gurukula system and is run and managed by teachers trained at the Sivananda ashram and Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana. Sacred tantric fire rituals, mantra chanting, yogic kriyas, and daily yoga classes (mainly in classical hatha yoga style) are held. Inexpensive, yet spacious and cozy, accommodations are provided in eco-friendly cottages. The retreat center is situated on land filled with fruit and nut trees near in the quiet village of Assagao in north Goa. Various packages and retreats are offered, including one and two week yogic meditation retreats with set schedules.
Location: Anjuna (North Goa)
Yoga Magic is a unique eco-friendly place with a magical atmosphere, tucked away amidst coconut palms and rice paddy fields near Anjuna beach. Nature is the key here. Accommodations are provided in luxurious individually decorated Rajasthani hunting tents. Daily yoga classes (in various styles: Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Scaravelli, Sivananda, Kundalini and Iyengar are held in the Yoga temple, shaped from mud, clay and cow dung. There's also a swimming pool, organic vegetarian restaurant, and resident artists and musicians.