A holiday yoga village at the serene south end of Palolem Beach. We offer a daily schedule of all things yoga, healthy food, and newly built wooden cabins.

Yoga Retreats (1)

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Kelly Barrs

Reviews (45)

Moira Muir

from India, March 2020

"Jay was incredibly helpful"

I was at the retreat in its closing days due to coronavirus. I needed to get back to the UK asap as all travel was closing down and Jay was incredibly helpful in sorting out some of my travel arrangements to get back to Mombai for my flight back to the UK. If he hadn't helped I don't know what I would have done. Thank you very much Jay and I hope all goes well for your future. Because of all that was going on I didn't really experience it as a yoga retreat. The few yoga sessions that I had were excellent and I loved being a short walk away from a warm sea to swim in.

Sharon Forsyth

from Oman, February 2020

"A little piece of yogi paradise"

Jay was so amazingly accommodating and friendly, along with the ground staff and team of restaurant workers and volunteers. Everyone just made you feel as though you were part of the family! JAY answered all my questions with such patience and went above and beyond to make my stay enjoyable. He told us about all the wonderful local restaurants to visit, beaches to go to, places to get sun loungers on the beach and was so friendly and down to earth. The food in the little on site restaurant is amazing. Fresh juices daily, awesome breakfast bowls, a huge selection of delicious smoothies and fresh salad bowls and sandwiches with a variety of funky fillings on offer for lunch. The food was a winner along with great coffee and a wide selection of teas on offer at meal times. Zoe and Matt, who run the kitchen are a great team. My hut was backed onto the road so it was occasionally a bit noisy late at night and the resident dogs did bark quite a bit in the night on a few occassions but settled when reprimanded. I loved the huge variety of yoga classes and workshops that were on offer daily. The two masseuse on site, were incredible too. I had an absolutely idyllic 8 days at Anand Yoga village and highly recommend it!!

Jeremy Weinberg

from Australia, February 2020

Everything was good. The yoga instruction, food, management, friendliness of staff and proximiity to the beach.

Lavinia Walsh

from United Kingdom, January 2020

"Chilling out in Palolem"

The location of the village was excellent - a 2 minute walk from the beach but in a quite area.

The team Jay, Kelly, Julia, Dwaye and Kate were lovely and welcoming. The cabins are fab and very nice and quiet. Great mattresses! I slept so well! The food was amazing and great portions and variety.

There was a lovely selection of yoga classes and varied , excellent teachers. I found the atmosphere friendly and welcoming and meet lots of lovely people to hang around with.

I also loved the free massage that was included in the booking

Sophie Turner

from India, April 2019

"The perfect place to get yoga fit and feel healthy"

Everyone staying and working at the retreat were so friendly and welcoming, there was always someone to have dinner with or go to the beach with.

The food was so delicious and healthy! My body thanked me for eating salad and veggies again after a month of Indian curries!

The accommodation was clean and comfortable.

There are so many different yoga classes to join in with! The classes were so much better than I expected. I learnt a lot of new postures and simple techniques to help my practice. There are challenging classes as well as relaxed, deep stretching classes.

The location is 30 seconds to the main beach which is great for running and swimming on. The shops and restaurants are within walking distance too.

Linda Marielle Olsson

from India, March 2019

"Cannot be better!"

Food, friendlyness, cleanlyness.

Sam Alexander-Vasey

from United Kingdom, March 2019

"Fabulous week at Anand"

I enjoyed my week at Anand so much that I didn’t want to leave and booked a second week!

There are so many highlights... the teaching is excellent and I feel as though my practice has really improved. All classes are suitable for all levels with great instruction and adaptions. The workshops are great for exploring themes in more detail. Thank you Marion, Esther and Kelly for sharing your knowledge and love of yoga in such a beautiful way.

The food is INCREDIBLE! It is really varied with lots of creative and tasty dishes each meal time. Meal times are great for getting to know other guests and Anand staff and it’s amazing to share such fantastic, healthy, vegetarian food together. Thank you Ashton and Vicky for putting so much effort into making every meal so delicious!

The rooms are lovely and will be cleaned as often as you want. Jay is on hand through most of the day and is incredibly helpful and responsive to any needs you may have - thank you for looking after us all so well.

As a solo female traveller in India for the first time, Anand has been perfect for feeling safe and a great base for exploring the Palolem area. I would very much recommend staying here.

Adrian Isoldi

from Australia, March 2019

"An amazing experience"

The atmosphere and the people there were amazing, such a great experience and I learn't so much. Would happily go back again.

Jenny Alexandrou

from United Kingdom, March 2019

i didn't really find the resort very friendly, as a single traveller i was not included in anything and did feel very lonely. This has never happened before. There was no concern from the staff if i was ok, having a good time, it was as if they didn't care. Sorry to have to give this review, i have been on many yoga breaks and have loved them all but would not go back to this one.

Raj Brar

from India, February 2019

"Great Retreat facility, even more amazing are the people"

Very much enjoyed my stay at this facility. I am a raw food vegan, Vicky and Ashton were very mindful that my food needs were taken care of.

There is a great energy here with amazing people as guests and staff. I very much recommend the experience.

Mary Badi

from United Arab Emirates, February 2019

"Such an enjoyable stay"

The schedule had a great variety of classes and the instructors were excellent. I especially loved the food which was greatly accommodating my vegan lifestyle.

Miranda Korovila

from Greece, February 2019

"One week in Yoga Anand Village "

My week in palolem in yoga Anand's was very comfortable!

Kelly and Jay are very easy going and hospitable person

Aston and Vicky were very nice persons cooking amazing breakfast and lunch asking for me tastes and cooking amazing dishes that I really enjoyed

Very nice room all wooden with very comfortable mattress!

Out of my veranda every day I had my beautiful papaya tree observing it grow!

Alena Sunavska

from India, January 2019

"Nice and relaxed retreat"

Very relaxed place, friendly staff, near the beach. They helped us to arrange a taxi from the airport- very helpful and would definitely recommend to everyone.

Kirsi Hokkila

from United States, January 2019

"The best week of the year!"

I had a relaxing, fun and calming week at Anand! It is the best choice for people wanting to go for a yoga holiday instead of a full-on retreat. You can do good, mindfull yoga 3 times a day or sunbathe all day without feeling quilty about it 😁 The facilities are great, it is close to the beach, people are the best! Loved every minute of my stay. Thank you!

Rachael A

from United States, January 2019

"Heart warming non judgemental yoga retreat"

The yoga class are outstanding, suitable for all levels of practice, offered in a warm friendly non judgemental environment. I really felt my practice improve over the two weeks I stayed at Anand as well as my physical and emotional well being.

I left with a better understanding of meditation, mindfulness & breathing techniques.

The food is amazing, really tasty packed with flavour, beautifully presented and it's healthy too!

The accommodation is clean and very comfortable, I really felt at home.

Karen Rego

from India, January 2019

"A very 'Anand' Yoga Holiday Indeed ! :) "

Firstly, immense gratitude to everyone at Anand Yoga Village. They accommodated me on short notice and were also very cooperative when I had to shorten my stay with them due to a personal commitment . They are super flexible with their schedule and ensure that you have an amazing time on your holiday. The location of the retreat is away from the city and very close to the beach with restaurants and various shops all at walking distance. 3 yoga classes evenly spread throughout the day giving you sufficient time to relax and catch the sunset at Palolem beach after the evening class :) . I highly recommend this place for a relaxing yoga holiday with amazing people amidst a beautiful beach location.

Martina Barabas

from India, December 2018

"Cozy friendly place to relax while improving your yoga pract"

I had some really great yoga classes at Anand from experienced teachers from all over the world! The class program is diverse with some unique classes like Osho meditation or Sivananda yoga which i enjoyed trying.

I also met wonderful people during my retreat.

The cottage i stayed in was very nice with a comfortable bed and good facilities, just few steps from the beach. Food was great, especially the breakfast with loads of fresh fruits.

Raj Narayan

from India, December 2018

"Very good accommodation, close to beach and very nice people"

There were yoga classes of all levels which was very good, as I am somewhere below intermediate.there were different yoga styles including yin and acro-yoga also.

The food is delicious and very healthy.

The free evenings give us a chance to explore Palolem.

All the people running it are very nice making a very good vibe.

Palolem is not crazy busy as some of the other beaches in Goa.

Jodi Bobenic

from Canada, December 2018

"amazing "

I enjoyed my time very much at Anand yoga. the communication before I arrived was always answered quickly. I had several different teachers and a variety of classes which I really appreciated, They were all great. the location is great for free time as there is a lot to do and a lovely beach so near. everything was very clean, the staff so friendly and welcoming and the food incredible. I would highly recommend anand yoga village.

Yvonne Sawbridge

from United States, October 2018

"Amazing experience "

I have ever been ona yoga retreat before and it was fab. Being part of the family is how it felt. Kelly, Jay, Wilf and Beccy were amazing. Every recommendation they made was perfect. Having yoga sessions throughout the day then heading to the beach was heaven on earth. I didn’t mind the barking dogs or the lukewarm showers or the resident spider and the whole experience was even better than I hoped- I will def be back. Thankyou everyone!

Helen Campbell

from United States, April 2018

"Highly recommended "

Pleasant setting, helpful staff, good instruction, simple but comfortable accommodations, and excellent food. The beach is a 2 minutes walk away. An altogether great experience!

Kim Power

from United Kingdom, April 2018

"Lovely accommodation, welcoming staff & good yoga"

The ACCOMODATION at Anand Yoga Village is brand new, having been opened in October 2017; my cabin was spacious, with good AC and a private toilet/hot shower and veranda. It was great to have the option to book the entire cabin for myself, as I was visiting from the UK for a week and it was more of a holiday than a backpacking stop. The village is small and it was end of the season (it closes in April for the hottest months of the year and will reopen in October 2018), so fairly quiet, which meant there were probably about 10 other GUESTS (all European solo women) over the course of my stay but the atmosphere was very friendly and there was the option to hang out and make friends, or be more solitary if you choose. The STAFF were great; very friendly and helpful and always on what’s app when needed. I was unwell for a couple of days and Steph, the manager, brought me water and meds to my room which was so appreciated. The FOOD was good - always a great variety of options, colorful, interesting with a nod to local cuisine or the option to stay basic if you just wanted plain eggs and toast (breakfast) for example. It’s nice for the breakfast and lunch to be included in your stay, adding to the convenience and social element, but giving you the freedom to try the local cuisine in the evenings. Finally, the YOGA was good, catering to all levels with the option to do 2.5 hrs of yoga a day + other sessions on techniques & meditation, etc. Kaileen and Shambu were lovely instructors.

Megan Riley

from United States, April 2018

"Can't wait to come back for longer"

Everyone that works at anand yoga village went beyond what was necessary to help you out. Steph was especially warm and welcoming. Honey's cooking is out of this world - she needs to start a recipe book!

Ciro Fiorito

from Norway, April 2018

Every thing was great.

Jalpa Dhaduk

from India, March 2018

"A beautiful experience"

I LOVED this place. I felt so at ease. The ladies are so kind and generous, the food was clean and delicious. It's steps from the beach, so the balance of yoga, rest, beach, and fun was just what I needed. I would stay here over and over again. As a female traveling alone, this was the perfect 'home' for a week!

Steve Russell

from United Kingdom, March 2018

"Great yoga "

Fantastic food

Excellent yoga

Passionate enthusiastic yoga instructors

Samantha Janus

from United Kingdom, March 2018

Incredible place with an amazing atmosphere

Valentina Moressa

from Spain, February 2018

"Amazing people, gorgeous place and delicious food"

Fantastic experience at Anand yoga village: the sense of community made all the difference. It’s not just the yoga (which is great, with a diverse offering and brilliant teachers), it’s the delicious vegan food, the location and did I mention the people? Staff is increbile and guests mirror that. Law of attraction, I guess ;) Highly recommended. You will love it. And best of all the friends you will make

Lorena Fox

from United Kingdom, February 2018

"Came on my own and never felt lonely.."

The yoga

The meditation

Everything is optional so you feel free

The people

The venue

The location

The healthy clean eating

Sam Duske

from India, February 2018

"Disappointed in Stay"

First few nights at retreat were okay and food was mostly good - hats off to Hunni & Helayna for their hard work

Joya Banerjee

from United States, January 2018

"Beautiful yoga retreat in paradise!"

I booked an extremely last minute week-long retreat at Anand Yoga Village after finding out I had to come on a work trip to India in late Dec. I did a ton of research, I looked at Bali (volcano!), Andaman & Nicobar (full), Kerala (either super traditional and regimented, or a spa resort with one beginner class a day. I came with the goals of deepening my practice, clearing my head, and enjoying a beautiful beach vacation. I was apprehensive to come so soon after they opened, but it could not have been more perfect. EXCELLENT instructors who have studied yoga for years and are exceptionally knowledgeable, kind and lovely. Beautiful newly built cabins with hot water (rare here in India). Absolutely delicious fresh food- I ate so well every single day here, especially the morning porridge bar with every kind of nut, fruit, palm jaggery, honey, etc. The chef mixed it up with healthy, amazing vegetarian food- Indian, Western and East Asian. They arranged wonderful deep tissue massages right next door, and I loved Palolem beach. Great restaurants, bars, kayaking, etc. The extras were very cool- a sound bath, full moon meditation, and pranayama breathing workshop. I haven't been in this good shape physically or mentally for 20 years! I am coming back next year, and booking a month this time. I highly recommend Anand to anyone and everyone- from beginner to advanced yogi.

Lalit Goyal

from Switzerland, December 2017

"First time Yoga on the beach"

calm,serene location, extremely friendly and warm instructors, easy flexible sessions

Iris Pyka

from India, March 2019

"Good days at Anand Yoga Village - loved it!"

Yoga, Food, Location, People, Vibes - just perfect!


from Germany, December 2018

Sehr gute qualifizierte Yoga Lehrer

Unterschiedliche Yoga Stile

Sehr bequeme Betten

Leckeres reichliches essen


from Switzerland, April 2018

"Sehr gut"

Freundliche Leute,gemütliche admosfäre, saubere Zimmer und verschiedener Unterricht.

Marion Obermeier

from Spain, March 2018

"Todo fantástico "

Las clases de yoga, los workshops, la comida, toda la gente que trabaja en Anand: fueron absolutamente simpáticos, nos ayudaron con todo (tips para restaurantes, bar, Reiki, alquilar moto...) y siempre con una sonrisa :)

We Tin Chen

from India, February 2018

"Anand yoga Village "

Nice people, if you need something, they woll help you. Lessons are funny and good. The food was also amazing!

Jessica Nasica

from France, February 2018

"Au delà de nos attentes ! "

Tout de A à Z. La nourriture, l'accueil, le calme, le site, les gens, les cours.

Pauline Bression

from France, February 2018

"Un excellent séjour, une très bonne découverte"

Je recommande à tout le monde cette semaine à Yonan Yoga Village ! Une belle découverte du yoga, tous les niveaux s'y sentent à l'aise. Une très bonne ambiance, avec des repas (breakfast et lunch) excellents et une flexibilité qui permet de se sentir autant en vacances qu'en stage de yoga, avec aucune obligation.

Sylvain Ostiguy

from India, January 2018

"Excellent, j'ai adoré "

Les cours, les enseignantes, les ateliers, l'environnement, la nourriture