Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in India.
Recently voted in the top ten yoga centers in India by Conde Naste Traveller magazine Oct 2017, this place is really special. Bamboo is tucked away in the quiet south corner of Patnem beach in South Goa.
If you are looking for a wonderful yoga beach holiday in South Goa with a guaranteed sunshine, Bamboo Yoga Retreat offers it all. Whether you arrive on your own with a partner or friends, you have found the right place to come. Bamboo’s special brand of yoga in Goa is accessible, fun, and infused with yogic inspiration. All are designed at the right level for you. Join this ocean flow yoga retreat and enjoy the breathtaking view of the sea. They are famous for their delicious fusion food and have a brilliant Spa too.
During the retreat, you will stay at Bamboo Yoga Retreat, South Goa, India. Its beach bungalows are designed to blend beautifully with the breathtaking natural surroundings. Built on the fine white sand every season after the monsoon rains, the bungalows are simply stylish, comfortable, private, and eco-friendly. Located directly behind the shala, the beachfront lounge, and just steps away from Patnem Beach, the boutique bungalows are designed to help you reconnect with nature.
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. Constructed to make use of the natural ventilation from the cooling sea breeze, the rooms also have ceiling fans for more tropical times of the year. The 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 panorama views and sea views. You can choose whether you want a beachfront Sunset Bungalow, Ocean Glimpse Bungalow, or an Ocean Temple Bungalow which is quieter at night with its peaceful garden setting. Regular housekeeping is available with fresh linens on request. However, you are asked to bring your own towels to the beach. The bungalows can be locked when you go out and free Wi-Fi is available. Bamboo Yoga Retreat aims to ensure that you feel safe, relaxed, and in harmony with nature to get the most out of your yoga experience in Goa.
The en-suite Sunset Bungalows are located on the beachfront. They have beach and sea views and are provided with a front balcony and a hammock.
The en-suite Ocean Glimpse Bungalow is located on the side of Bamboo Yoga Retreat's garden with the Hanuman mountain and side sea beach views. Each bungalow has a hammock.
The Temple Garden Bungalows are located in Bamboo Yoga Retreat's garden on the beach. These large garden bungalows are provided with en-suite open-air bathrooms with a large balcony and a hammock.
The Ocean Shala is an en-suite bungalow located behind Bamboo Yoga Retreat's oceanfront yoga shala with partial sea views and only a few steps to the beach. Each bungalow has a balcony and hammock.
As all the accommodation has the option of either one double bed or two single beds in each room, one person can stay in a double bed, or two persons can stay in a double bed or two singles bed room.
This glorious yoga retreat of Indian sunshine will focus on going with the flow and riding the waves rather than struggling against them. During the retreat, you will be enjoying the natural splendor of this divine location which nestled at the foot of Hanuman (Monkey God) mountain.
This retreat will bring a special yoga, relaxation, inspiration, and laughter to your yoga holidays in India. The yoga classes will be based around the Ocean Shala that looks straight out to sea on the far south end of Patnem Beach in South Goa. Looking over the beach and seeing the stunning ocean shala is the ultimate spot to salute the sun and deepen your practice to the sound of the waves.
This retreat will be guided by highly experienced residential teachers who teach different styles and levels across three yoga shalas, so you can choose which class you would like to join. Bamboo Yoga Retreat offers dynamic yoga Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, Yin, Restorative yoga, and workshops.
After you wake up in the morning, you will be served power super juice and tea for your breakfast. You will have a morning two-hour yoga class afterward. In the afternoon, you will have a large delicious brunch, cookies, and chai and enjoy your free time. You will practice evening sunset yoga that lasts for one and a half hours and enjoy the sunset from your sofa or hammock later on.
This retreat will be held at Bamboo Yoga Retreat, a retreat center located in the south of Patnem Beach. It stands proudly at the end of the white sandy beach of Patnem, South Goa, India.
Goa is India’s smallest and the most friendly state, boasting some of the best beaches in Asia. However, it is 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. While some of North Goa has suffered from over-development, the far south is still unspoiled with its lush mountain range, beautiful backwaters, and long golden beaches.
Patnem Beach is close to the acclaimed Agonda Beach and one beach down from famous Palolem with its wide selection of souvenir stalls, restaurants, and nightlife. The local town Chaudi, a five-minute drive away, has banks and ATMs, a supermarket, well-stocked chemists, and a colorful Saturday fruit as well as vegetarian market. Patnem's high street also has a useful mix of internet cafes, money exchange, travel agents, and shops selling clothing and souvenirs alongside everyday essential.
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During the retreat, you will be served with daily wholesome vegetarian brunch as well as daily morning power juices and tea. The food is all about flexibility and balance. It is wholesome and nutritious, cooked with love, but without compromising on flavor. The restaurant focuses on healthy locally sourced food, organic wherever possible, and international cooking by the team of highly trained passionate chefs.
To start your day, you will be served with a freshly squeezed juice of 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 which consists of homemade yogurt, local Goa bread, eggs, and muesli with some Indian inspired vegetable dishes and salads. The selection of teas and locally baked cookies will be served in the afternoon before your yoga class to give you an energy boost.
From boat trips to spot dolphins, kayaking to secret coves, and to exploring the coastline by scooter, you can drive through the picturesque fishing villages to the turtle-nesting beach of Galjibag or seek out the freshwater lagoon at Cola Beach and the spectacular sea views from Cabo de Rama Fort.
Nature lovers will enjoy Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots just a few kilometers south of Patnem. Whether or not, you catch a glimpse of an elusive leopard or a troop of monkeys. The mountainous jungle scenery is spectacular.
If you are an architecture buff, you may take a trip to the colonial Latin quarter in Panjim which is Goa’s new capital and to Old Goa, the historic city of the Portuguese eastern empire. The Lunch Club by Koko India also offers a unique cultural experience ‘beyond the beach’ with a private tour of one of Goa’s grand mansions and an authentic Indo-Portuguese lunch in a restored Palacio.
Shoppers and souvenir seekers will love the weekly flea and night markets in North Goa where you can find everything from silk scarves and silver jewelry to sandals, sarongs, and spices. Please remember to haggle. It is all part of the experience.
If you want to relax, Bamboo Yoga Retreat Goa spa treatments are guided by the Ayurvedic ethos of well-being and will complement your yoga practice. Bamboo Yoga Retreat offers an extensive menu of healing therapies from a beautiful massage hut just meters away from Patnem Beach. The treatments will work on all aspects of your health and well-being. At an additional cost, you can book the treatments to calm your mind and release your body with a relaxing massage in Goa.
Ayurvedic massage is a deep full body massage using traditional hand prepared herbal oils to give a perfect relaxation. It reharmonizes and restores a good health. The duration of this massage is one hour.
Deep tissue massage can be done with or without oil. This is a deeply relaxing restorative full body massage using organic coconut and aromatherapy oils, great to alleviate tired aching muscles, and will ultimately leave you feeling totally blissed out. The duration of this massage is one hour.
Ila Kizhi is an ancient technique using a hot Ayurvedic leaf compressed in a combination with massage to ease away any specific aches or pains and particularly effective for muscular pains, back, or shoulder pain. The duration of this massage is one hour.
This traditional Ayurvedic treatment works through pressure points on the face and head. It is both stimulating and relaxing, leaving you with a general feeling of well-being. The duration of this massage is one hour.
It is one-hour relaxation massage combined with a 30-minute therapeutic face massage and 30-minute Keralan foot massage. The total duration of this massage is two hours.
This traditional Indian foot massage uses acupressure points in the feet to aid relaxation and bring balance to body and mind. The duration of this massage is one hour.
Reiki is a gentle, energy channelling treatment fully clothed, using universal energy to balance the chakras and aid relaxation. This is a must. The duration of this massage is one hour.
Bamboo Yoga Retreat offers an array of delicious body scrubs to make your skin shine, to feed, and nourish your senses, relaxing, and stimulating to suit your skin type.
This is a fully clothed Japanese massage that uses acupressure and meridian energy lines located throughout the body to aid relaxation and bring harmony and balance to body and mind. The duration of this massage is one to one and half hours.
Organic warm herbal Ayurvedic oil is dripped onto the forehead aiding both physical and mental relaxation. It alleviates stress, tiredness, insomnia, headaches, and mental tension while opening your third eye chakra for awareness and intuition. The duration of this massage is one hour.
This package is for total relaxation of body and mind and includes three Ayurvedic Massages, two Sirodhara sessions, and two Ila Kizhi treatments. All treatments are an hour 15 minutes over seven days.
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). One way transfer from this airport is included in the price.
The extra cost of 50 EUR is for a two-way transfer with a normal size car. The journey will take around one and a half hours by car.
Please take a bus to arrive at Margao and then, take a local bus to arrive at Canacona or Palolem bus station. The bus station is around three kilometers away from Bamboo Yoga Retreat.
Please take the train to arrive at Madgaon Junction railway station. The drive to Bamboo Yoga Retreat will take around one hour.
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