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This Goa yoga retreat will give you hands-on fun and personal experience! Whether you are an experienced yogi or have always wanted to learn, you will enter into a rejuvenating, deep, dynamic flow, guided by the movement of the beautiful ocean, mother nature at her best. It is perfect for anyone looking to get away for some winter sun to recharge and relax in this delightful paradise. All levels of practitioners are welcome and encouraged.
The Bamboo Yoga Retreat beach bungalows are designed to blend beautifully with the breathtaking natural surroundings. Built on the fine, white sand every season after the monsoon rains, using local organic materials, they are simply stylish, comfortable, private, and eco-friendly.
Located directly behind the Ocean Shala and beachfront lounge, and just steps from Patnem beach, the boutique bungalows are designed to help you reconnect with nature. Whether watching the eagles soar overhead from the hammock on your balcony, or falling asleep to the sound of the waves, the normal stresses of life melt away and you will feel open to a more profound yoga practice.
Each bungalow at Bamboo Yoga Retreat has one double or two single beds with comfortable European style mattresses, good linens, and mosquito netting, set in a spacious airy room with plenty of room to hang your clothes and store your belongings. Constructed to make use of the natural ventilation from the cooling sea breeze, they also have ceiling fans for more tropical times of year. Attached bathrooms with western style toilets are open to the sky for the magical experience of showering under the stars.
All of the bungalows have beautiful natural panoramas views or sea view, and you can choose between a beachfront sunset bungalow, an ocean mountain bungalow, or an ocean temple bungalow, which is quieter at night with its peaceful garden setting. You can book a private room, share with a friend, or request to pair you with a lovely person of the same gender. Teachers will match yogis for room sharing on retreats.
Regular housekeeping is available, with fresh linens on request, although guests are asked to bring their own towels for the beach. The bungalows can be locked when you go out, and free Wi-Fi is available if you need to stay connected. It is important that you feel safe, relaxed, and in harmony with nature to get the most out of your yoga holiday or yoga retreat at Bamboo Yoga Retreat in Goa.
You will have yoga and meditation classes every day for three hours. In the mornings, enjoy the beach front for a two-hour transformational Vinyasa flow yoga and meditation sessions and another one and half hour lunar yoga practice in the afternoon during sunset.
You will enjoy the boat trip to watch dolphins as wells as experience boat rides and paddle boarding. You will also visit markets and spice farm. And if you love shopping, you will have fun on your shopping excursion!
This retreat will take place in Goa, India. It is located right on the beach of Patnem, a beautiful white, sandy beach in South Goa.
Goa is India's smallest, and some would say most friendly state, boasting some of the best beaches in Asia. However, it's not just sand, sea, and sunsets. Goa's mix of Indian and Portuguese heritage means you will find white churches poking out from the coconut palms alongside Hindu temples. It is a very safe place for guests to arrive alone and go out at night.
Whilst some of north Goa has suffered from over-development, the far south remains unspoiled with a lush mountain range, beautiful backwaters, and long golden beaches. It is against this peaceful tropical backdrop that Bamboo runs its yoga holidays and retreats.
You will find it at the far southern end of Patnem beach, in the Canacona state of south Goa. It is close to the acclaimed Agonda beach and one beach down from famous Palolem with its wide selection of souvenir stalls, restaurants, and nightlife.
Local town Chaudi is a five-minute drive away with banks and ATMs, a supermarket, well-stocked chemists, and a colorful Saturday fruit and vegetable market. Patnem high street has a useful mix of internet cafes, money exchange and travel agents, and shops selling clothing and souvenirs alongside everyday essentials such as toiletries.
While social life in Patnem mostly consists of some sunset cocktails at one of the beach shacks, with occasional live music nights, there are regular headphone parties in Palolem and a weekly night with international DJs at Leopard Valley, which is an incredible outdoor club in the jungle on the way to Agonda beach.
Food at Bamboo Yoga Retreat, like every part of the yoga center, is all about flexibility and balance. It is wholesome and nutritious, cooked with love and without compromising on flavor. At Bamboo Yoga Retreat, the restaurant focuses on healthy, locally sourced food, organic whenever possible. Meals are cooked by an international team of highly trained passionate chefs.
To start your day, the chefs prepare freshly squeezed juice for the day, which could be watermelon and ginger or pineapple lemon and mint to cleanse your body and give you an energy boost for your sun salutations. There is also a big fresh tropical fruit salad every morning.
A big brunch is served after the morning yoga session. You will delight in home-made yoghurt, local breads, eggs, and muesli with some Indian-inspired vegetable dishes and salads for those who built up an appetite with their exertions.
And then, when it is time to relax and watch the waves from the beach lounge, you will enjoy your relaxation time with herbal tea or Indian chai. A selection of snacks, salads, super juices, and smoothies are available all day at the restaurant along with daily specials based around seasonal produce from the local market. Bamboo Yoga Retreat serves a selection of teas and locally baked cookies in the afternoon before your yoga session to give you an energy boost.
For dinner, the menu changes daily and includes delicious Indian and Asian vegetarian dishes with salads. Fresh, sustainable fish and seafood are also possible to order on the day. All of these are lovingly prepared to help your body's restoration and growth; but most of all, to taste great! Dinner can be ordered a la carte, or there is a big buffet in the restaurant if you are on retreat.
Special meals around a communal table will be held every week for yoga holidays, and they also put table on the beach under the stars for special occasions. Yoga retreats are full-board so that the menu can work with your program, whether supporting weight loss, detoxing the body, or focusing on raw food.
Refillable mineral water is also available to eliminate plastic bottle waste and use filtered water in the kitchen. With Bamboo Yoga Retreat team that is made up of Nepalese chefs and Heidi who is a nutritional advisor, you will not be disappointed because the food is undeniably delicious. Bamboo Yoga Retreat is famous for their food.
India has a rich history of the holistic approach to wellness, with ancient Ayurvedic practices designed to provide both physical and mental balance. Translating literally as the science of life, this five-thousand-year-old system of health care aims to bring harmony within yourself and with nature.
Bamboo Yoga Retreat treatments are guided by the Ayurvedic ethos of well-being within and without, and will complement your yoga practice. They offer an extensive menu of healing therapies from a beautiful massage hut just meters from the ocean.
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Bamboo Yoga Retreat will pick you up from the airport.