You’ve decided to come to India for your yoga teacher training. Great choice! You’ll learn from the very best gurus in the world in the place where yoga was born. However, you may still be wondering where exactly in India should you go.
Going on a yoga retreat in India? You’re bound to transform your life forever. There are just a few things you should know before your trip.
As a devote yogi, you’ve probably heard a hundred times that “yoga means union”. The union of mind, body and soul; of conscious and unconscious; of yourself and the divine. But does it also include the union with your loved one?
Some things in life, such as work, stress and maintaining a sane family life, can leave us feeling deflated, to say the least. It is in times like these that we need somewhere to escape to, somewhere we get to kick back and catch up with our inner selves… Perhaps somewhere like a yoga retreat in India.
It might sound like a contradiction, but if you’re after the idea of living an authentic yoga experience, while also having a fun sophisticated time, Goa is India’s best place to visit. India’s mixture of Portuguese and Hindu traditions makes it a unique place where you will find the best of both cultures. It boasts an impressive architecture, a deep spiritual feeling and an easy-going light spirit characteristic of its people.
You can be certain that Goa offers something for all tastes. You can indulge on its many pristine beaches; or head to Calangute or Baga for some superb dining experiences; or you may grab a book and head down to Morjim or Agonda beaches for a truly relaxing break from life; or even if you’d like to explore the night life after your yoga retreat, Goa has some of the best parties in India!
The territory of Goa used to be part of the Portuguese State of India. This area was ruled by Portugal soon after Vasco da Gama anchored off Goa’s coast in 1498, up until 1961 when it was recovered by the Republic of India.
Mid-November to mid-February
Rainy season, mid-June to October
Arambol, Mandrem Beach, Anjuna, Ashwem Beach
Goa is known as a true mecca for yogis. A yoga heaven since the ‘60s, it is most renowned for its abundance of retreats and yoga teacher training programs.
The Groove Yoga Festival (October), Zambhala (December), Yoga Rainbow Festival (April)
diphtheria, polio and tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis A, cholera.
Whether it’s for a short four-day stay or a week-long retreat, expect your yoga retreat in Goa to be memorable. Choose one out of the many beach resorts to accommodate you during your yoga retreat in Goa and we bet you won’t regret it! You should know that the monsoon season is at its peak during July and August. So, if you want to escape the rain, we recommend you choose your retreat dates outside the time frame. But whenever you decide to go, prepare to feel the replenishing power of yoga sessions in the perfect yoga location!