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At Bamboo Yoga Retreat, you can create your own itinerary. So whether you want to completely immerse yourself in yoga practice, take some time out for sightseeing, or just have some lazy days on the beach, our versatile yoga holidays are the perfect option. Your yoga experience will be flexible, with flowing dynamic classes in the morning and more restorative sunset sessions. With a changing schedule of different disciplines, from Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow to Hatha, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Yin, you have the chance to find the yoga styles that work for you. Our established resident yoga teachers adapt their classes to the individual needs of each student, so that sessions accommodate everyone, from absolute beginners to more advanced practitioners. All classes combine yoga poses with breath work and meditation.
Our Bamboo beach bungalows are designed to blend beautifully with the breathtaking natural surroundings. Built on the fine white sand every season after the monsoon rains, using local organic materials, they are simply stylish, comfortable, private, and eco-friendly.
Located directly behind the Ocean Shala and beachfront lounge, and just steps from Patnem beach, our boutique bungalows are designed to help you reconnect with nature. Whether watching the eagles soar overhead from the hammock on your balcony, or falling asleep to the sound of the waves, the normal stresses of life melt away and you will feel open to a more profound yoga practice.
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 with plenty of room to hang your clothes and store your belongings. Constructed to make use of the natural ventilation from the cooling sea breeze, they also have ceiling fans for more tropical times of year. Attached bathrooms with western style toilets are open to the sky for the magical experience of showering under the stars.
All of our bungalows have beautiful natural panoramas views / sea view, and you can choose between a beachfront sunset bungalow, an ocean mountain bungalow, or an ocean temple bungalow, which is quieter at night with its peaceful garden setting. You can book a private room, share with a friend, or we can pair you with a lovely person of the same gender. Teachers will match yogis for room sharing on retreats.
Regular housekeeping is available, with fresh linens on request, although we ask guests to bring their own towels for the beach. The bungalows can be locked when you go out, and free Wi-Fi is available if you need to stay connected. We want you to feel safe, relaxed and in harmony with nature to get the most out of your yoga holiday or yoga retreat at Bamboo Yoga Retreat in Goa.
Daily yoga classes are held in our Ocean Shala right on Patnem beach. With nothing between you and the Arabian ocean, it is the ultimate spot to salute the sun, whilst the sea breeze keeps you comfortable even in tropical temperatures. We also hold daily sessions in our Temple Shala, built on an ancient Hindu site. With a deck overlooking the sacred mountain at the end of Patnem beach, its perfect for a more quiet spiritual practice and meditation.
People from all backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome - from yoga devotees to those looking to regenerate from a stressful life, or if you simply want a healthy holiday combining classes and treatments with getting a tan! And whether gathering as a group or travelling solo, we create a warm welcoming atmosphere so that everyone feels at home, with group dinners and movie nights under the stars.
We are located right on the beach of Patnem, a beautiful white sandy beach in South Goa.
Goa is Indias smallest - and some would say most friendly - state, boasting some of the best beaches in Asia. However, its not just sand, sea, and sunsets. Goas mix of Indian and Portuguese heritage means you will find white churches poking out from the coconut palms alongside Hindu temples. It is a very safe place for guests to arrive alone and go out at night.
Whilst some of north Goa has suffered from over-development, the far south is still unspoilt, with its lush mountain range, beautiful backwaters, and long golden beaches. It is against this peaceful tropical backdrop that Bamboo runs its yoga holidays and retreats.
You will find us at the far southern end of Patnem beach, in the Canacona state of south Goa. We are close to acclaimed Agonda beach and one beach down from famous Palolem, with its wide selection of souvenir stalls, restaurants and nightlife.
Local town Chaudi, a five-minute drive away, has banks and ATMs, a supermarket, well-stocked chemists, and a colorful Saturday fruit and veg market. Patnem high street has a useful mix of internet cafes, money exchange and travel agents, and shops selling clothing and souvenirs alongside everyday essential such as toiletries.
Whilst social life in Patnem mostly consists of some sunset cocktails at one of the beach shacks, with occasional live music nights, there are regular headphone parties in Palolem, and a weekly night with international DJs at Leopard Valley - an incredible outdoor club in the jungle on the way to Agonda beach.
Our food, like every part of our yoga center, is all about flexibility and balance. It is wholesome and nutritious, cooked with love and without compromising on flavor. At Bamboo Yoga Retreat, our restaurant focuses on healthy locally sourced food, organic wherever possible and international cooking by our team of highly trained passionate chefs.
To start your day, we prepare 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, homemade yoghurt, local breads, eggs and muesli, with some Indian inspired vegetable dishes and salads for those whove built up an appetite with their exertions. And then time to relax and watch the waves from our beach lounge with a herbal tea or Indian chai.
A selection of snacks, salads, super juices, and smoothies are available all day at our restaurant, along with daily specials based around seasonal produce from the local market.
We serve a selection of teas and locally baked cookies in the afternoon before your yoga session to give you an energy boost.
For dinner our menu changes daily, and includes delicious Indian and Asian vegetarian dishes, salads, fresh sustainable fish and seafood is also possible to order on the day. All of it is lovingly prepared to help your bodys restoration and growth, but most of all to taste great! Dinner can be ordered a la carte, or there is a big buffet in the restaurant if you are on retreat.
Special meals around a communal table will be held every week for yoga holidays, and we also put table on the beach under the stars for special occasions.
Yoga retreats are full-board so that the menu can work with your program, whether supporting weight loss, detoxing the body, or focusing on raw food.
We offer refillable mineral water to eliminate plastic bottle waste, and use filtered water in our kitchen.
With our team that is made up of Nepalese chefs and Heidi who is a nutritional advisor, you will not be disappointed the food is delicious. We are famous for our food.
If you fancy a day off the mat, of have some time after your yoga retreat, there are some wonderful places to visit in Goa. From boat trips to spot dolphins and kayaking to secret coves, to exploring the coastline by scooter. Drive through 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 worlds 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 youre an architecture buff, take a trip to the colonial Latin quarter in Panjim, Goas new capital, and to Old Goa, the historic city of the Portuguese eastern empire. The Lunch Club by KOKOindia offers a unique cultural experience beyond the beach, with a private tour of one of Goas 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. Remember to haggle - its all part of the experience!
India has a rich history of holistic approach to wellness, with ancient Ayurvedic practices designed to provide both physical and mental balance.
Translating literally as science of life, this five-thousand year old system of health care aims to bring harmony within yourself and with nature.
Our treatments are guided by the Ayurvedic ethos of well-being within and without, and will complement your yoga practice. We offer an extensive menu of healing therapies from a beautiful massage hut just meters from the ocean.