Bardez, North Goa | 5 great yoga retreats & teacher training courses
These 5 yoga centres located in Anjuna, Assagao, Saligao & Cana offer everything you're looking for from daily yoga classes to accredited teacher training courses & multi-day wellness retreats. Heading a bit farther north or to the south of Goa? You'll find info on yoga retreats & courses in Pernem, North Goa here, as well as South Goa retreats & courses over here!
Satsanga Retreat | Canca
Satsanga means attaining the highest truth in the company of a Guru. A number of retreats are held here throughout the season on a daily and weekly basis. Located in Canca, this yoga retreat also provides a number of classes but combines European massage techniques as well. This retreat is family run with instructors coming in from around the world and has 17 well maintained rooms with private baths and solar heaters. Ayurvedic meals and therapy is also provided here with a number of other activities. (All photos via Satsanga Retreat's Facebook page)
Bookings & information please call: +91 (0)832 2472823
ANHC | Saligao
Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre Pvt. Ltd. located in Saligao, Bardez, is famous throughout India for providing a high quality ayurvedic medicines as well as their various natural remedies and therapies. They also hold yoga courses at their centre in a well maintained environment. The difference with this centre is that it isn’t only seasonal but is open throughout the year with doctors also available onsite. They provide a number of natural remedies for a number of illnesses and also suggest various techniques to be incorporated into everyday life.
Bookings & information please call: +91 832 2409052 or +91 832 2409275
Yogamagic Eco Retreat | Anjuna
Placed in the inlands of Anjuna, this retreat house is one of a kind, eco-friendly and naturalistic. The huts are made of natural materials, using logs, palm leaves, bamboo, jute, mud, clay, stone and, this might shock you, cow dung! Yes, dried up cow dung is used in many of their huts as it is in fact an ancient Goan tradition to use dried cow dung to carpet floors. The aroma and texture of which is said to be very healing. They also have composting toilets and garbage receptacles using effective microorganism (EM), along with solar halogen lighting. The centre conducts a number of yoga classes in various styles, such as; Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Scaravelli, Sivananda, Kundalini and Iyengar) and serves delicious veg only foods. For booking they require a minimum of three nights stay, with each night costing around $140. Weekly packages are also available. (All photos via Yogamagic Eco Retreat's Facebook page)
Bookings & information please call: +91 (0)8237003796
Purple Valley Yoga Retreat | Assagao
A rather serious yoga school found in the North Goa village of Assagao, Purple Valley Yoga Retreat specializes in Ashtanga Yoga, beauty treatments and Ayurvedic therapies. They have a swimming pool and accommodation, with a minimum stay of two weeks. Only those seriously interested in yoga should go here as they teach advanced yoga dependant on each teacher that comes. Only organic vegetarian food is served here. (All photos via Purple Valley Yoga Retreat's Facebook page)
Bookings & information please call: +91 832 2268364
SWAN Yoga Retreat | Assagao
Scenically placed on the slope of a hill in Assagao, a North Goan village, the SWAN Yoga Retreat house is place amidst dense natural surroundings. Mango, coconut, banana, cashew, papaya and various other trees surround this place. A large number of bird species are also found flying about in this forest area with all kinds of noises from nature. This retreat house is surrounded by nature and away from the noises of everyday life. Daily Yoga activities include, practices like Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Puja and Kirtan and they also organise Hawan (sacred fire ritual) on every Saturday while chanting of Maha Mritunjaya Mantra is done. There are classes for all ages and also for yoga instructors in all levels of yoga. (All photos via SWAN Yoga Retreat's Facebook page)
Bookings & information please call: +91 80073 60677
Click the links for more information on our suggested yoga retreats & courses in Pernem, North Goa (Ashwem, Mandrem, & Arambol) & Canacona, South Goa retreats & courses (Agonda & Patnem). For an extended list of all the yoga schools, centre & retreats in Goa, we can suggest you check out the following resources:
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