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7 Days Yoga Holiday at Ashiyana in Goa, India

  • Ashiyana Yoga Centre, Junas Waddo, Mandrem Beach, Pernem, Goa 403527, India

Overview

Ashiyana Yoga and Spa Retreat Village

Ashiyana Yoga and Spa Retreat Village is located on the beautiful and unspoiled Mandrem Beach in the very north of Goa. Set amidst abundant, tropical flora and fauna, it has been designed as a deeply nurturing space where you can relax your body, calm your mind, and awaken to your inner peace of being.

Ashiyana activities

A Yoga Holiday allows you to be totally flexible with your time and yet attend any of the classes at the "Drop-in" centre. Since our focus is not so much on style of yoga, but rather the sensitivity and awareness with which our teachers teach, your "level" of yoga ability is unimportant (beginners are welcome). Ashiyana has three main Yoga Shalas all of which are beautiful and well equipped.

You are free to attend any of the other Ashiyana activities during your yoga holiday in Goa - meditation, chanting, karma yoga, walks, and impromptu gatherings and workshops. Though we do encourage you to rest and hang out in the peace and quiet of Ashiyana in one of the many chill-out spaces, or bask in the sunshine on the endless stretch of beaches.

Highlights

  • 2 large buffet meals per day
  • All-scheduled drop-in yoga classes
  • One week accommodation at Ashiyana
  • Optional massage and holistic treatments
  • Relax in the peace and quiet of Ashiyana
  • All Ashiyana creative activities
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying at The Raj Double. The Raj area of Ashiyana is located at the far and of the Palm Grove, and is fronted on two sides by the tranquil Mandrem River. Some of the rooms are within the Ashiyana Villa, which was built on the site of the original (fisherman) owner's storehouse, the others are sited along an inlet of the Mandrem River.

We have three (first and second floors of the Ashiyana Villa) magnificent suites with stunning views. All of the Raj rooms are organically-shaped and stone-built, with rustic stucco walls, antique Rajasthani furniture, and sumptuous soft furnishings. No two rooms are the same, each having its individual charm and magnificent view from windows and balcony.

During your yoga holiday at Ashiyana Goa, you have one week to relax your body, mind, and soul. It is an inclusive package. With the package, below is what you can also get.

Accommodation

2 large buffet meals (brunch and dinner) per day

All scheduled drop-in yoga classes

All Ashiyana creative activities (chanting, meditation etc.)

The Ashiyana location offers a balance between the serenity of a coconut palm grove, bordered by the enchanting Mandrem River, and a beautiful quiet beach with the invigorating sound of the waves breaking against the shore just beyond the dunes.

Mandrem, a remote and sleepy fishing village in the north of Goa, has a number of restaurants, an internet cafe, a travel agent, a small organic shop, general grocery store and places to rent motorbikes or hire taxis. Thirty minutes away by road is the large market town of Mapusa, which has good coach connections to other Indian towns and cities.

A pleasant 40-minute stroll (10 mins by taxi) north along the beach is the lively and colorful village of Arambol. One of the main attractions to this distinctly 'hippy' hangout is the fresh-water lake separated from the sea by broad golden sands and it also has a post office, a small market, restaurants and beach-front bars, some featuring live music.

A southward stroll takes you along a quiet stretch of beach dotted with beach shacks and restaurants.

We are happy to arrange the following trips:

  • Dolphin trips
  • River and Sea kayak trips
  • Day and night markets (one of the Goas main attractions)
  • Spice farm
  • Dudhsagar waterfall (second largest in India)
  • Famous restaurants
  • Temples
  • Old Portuguese towns around Goa.
For information about the booking conditions, please send Ashiyana an inquiry.
  • Review by Simon from London, UK
    8 out of 10

    "I have now been on several of Melanie's retreats at Ashiyana in Goa. With her excellent Ashtanga yoga teaching, as well as her focus on breath through pranayama, relaxation, and improvements in your practice, it happens almost without you noticing! As for the wonderful setting, healthy food prepared by the Nepalese chefs, and cooling plunge pool, well, what can I say? Come and enjoy the fun and healthy regime!"

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  • Review by Ingrid from Europe
    9 out of 10

    "To Chris and his lovely team, thank you for a wonderful week of heavenly yoga, lush food, and peaceful surroundings. I have walked away with a sense of calm and ease, which I hope to bring into my everyday life now. You will be pleased to know that I have continued with an hour of yoga daily and am even practicing with my nine-year-old daughter. Thanks and maybe see you again one day, hopefully in Brazil. Best wishes."

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  • Review by a traveler from New Delhi, India
    8 out of 10

    "This is a very nice place for a yoga holiday. It is not an ashram, so people seeking a more authentic spiritual Indian atmosphere might be better off somewhere else. The decoration is beautiful. The garden is rich and nicely maintained. It is a wonderful experience to practice yoga outside, surrounded by palm trees, with the sound of tropical birds in the background. We stayed in one of the beach huts near the river: simple, but you have got all you need. The mosquito nets are helpful against being bitten. The huts are close to the restaurant and the yoga shala and yet still very quiet, except for the dogs barking during the night. There were some problems with the pool so, unfortunately, we could not use the pool, but maybe they have found a solution by now? Brunch was always very nice, delicious food (freshly baked bread, fruits, yogurt, and homemade granola), dinner was at 7:30 and also simple and delicious dal dish and vegetable dish, salad, and a cake. I highly recommend the place to everybody who likes to be in the middle of nature in a stunning little world with simple but delicious food and very friendly staff."

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  • Review by a traveler
    8 out of 10

    "Wow. I have never been somewhere so stunning. The huts were beautifully designed and full of amazing furniture. The premises and yoga shalas were fantastic. The yoga courses were all different and all good. The food was healthy and delicious (though the chai was boring). Only problem was that the resident yoga trainee teachers were a bit weird. They seemed to float around kissing each other like pristine angels with bodies of a temple. We met some teacher trainers from the other yoga center down the road and they were normal people."

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  • Review by Ron from Cabarita Beach, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "This is the second time I have stayed for a yoga holiday here. From the moment you walk in you seem to just become quieter and calmer, all the staff are fantastic as was our room and, of course, the food. I stayed in a raj double this time, which was amazing. It was a lot busier than the last time I stayed, as a yoga retreat season arrived, but it did not take anything away from my stay. There are something for everyone, be it detox, teacher training, retreat, or drop-in yoga classes, which cater for every level. The teacher training program must be really good as they produce amazing teachers. I also love all the people that I met here from all over the world, I cannot wait to go back! "

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga teacher training in Ashiyana is the best treat you can offer to yourself; teachers, atmosphere, spirit, location, and food! I hope you get to know and enjoy this place as much as I did, sure going back as soon as possible."

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  • Review by Ariadna from London, UK
    9 out of 10

    "I have just come back from Ashiyana and it is a stunning place, I fell in love with it. Does what is says on the tin: helps you relax, totally! Beautiful lush greenery, peaceful and quiet, on a beautiful and non-crowded beach. Two yoga classes a day and different workshops on top. You can hide in the corner or you can mix up with the other guests, it is up to you. Great veggie food. I felt completely relaxed."

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Goa, India

Ashiyana Yoga and Spa Retreat Village is in Mandrem beach, Goa, India. They offer yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings from October to April.

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7 days / 6 nights

Low season
  • April 15 - April 30
  • October 1 - 15

 

High season
  • January 31 - April 14
  • May 1 - September 30
  • October 16 - December 19
 
Peak season
  • December 20 - January 30

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