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Hatha Yoga Retreat Goa

This yoga retreat in India with Emil Wendelis designed to immerse the practitioners into both a stimulating postural practice and the magic that lies beyond the physical aspects of yoga. The retreat and conversations will be held at the Satsanga Retreat with its magnificent Nataraja Yoga Hall. Enjoy this yoga retreat in Goa, India to the fullest.


  • "Conversation" sessions
  • Vitality of mouna sessions
  • Asana and pranayama sessions
  • Classical Indian recital and meditation sessions
  • Advanced yogic modules of mantras, mudras, and yantra construction
  • Seminars of applied philosophy and technique used
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During your yoga retreat, you will be accommodated at Satsanga Retreat, a retreat center in North Goa that was built for yoga and meditation. The rooms have bathroom attached, water flowing, and beds of good quality. Many participants admire the Shiva Hall, a large yoga practice space, for its beauty and wooden floor.


  • Swimming pool
  • On-site massage
  • Wi-Fi

Beyond the Asana India Yoga Retreat Program

Starting before dawn, there will be classical Indian recitals, pranayama, and meditations followed by asanas that are shared between Emil and Anouk. The afternoons combine seminars on applied philosophy and background information regarding techniques used. The course offers advanced yogic modules of mantras, mudras, as well as yantra construction, and beyond, in the mornings, there is the vitality of Mouna, silence, as part of the retreat. This retreat offers practice and study between 8 and 9 hours per day. The combination of yogic contemplation and exercise produces a deep experience!


Over the weekend from Friday to Sunday, there are meetings with remarkable yogis and adepts in addition to the classic Hatha program. It comes as performance, poetry, and philosophical debate. During the past five years of the 'Conversations', Beyond the Asana has had unforgettable moments such as:

  • Chod practice (a Tibetan meditation)
  • The Jaina history of ahimsa
  • River pilgrimage (a remarkable account of the Narmada Parikrama)
  • A meeting with women renunciates of the Himalayas
  • The qalandars (extraordinary sufis on the road)
  • A musical rendering of poetry by the untamable Kabir
  • Ayurveda and yoga
  • Readings from the Vignana Bhairava Tantra
  • A photographic documentation on Indian ascetics
  • Experiences of a Theravadin monk
  • Tibetan pilgrimage (a journey to the inner and outer world)
  • Tantra, Hatha, and Kashmir Shaivism (the early days)
  • You are the world: Personal experiences with Krishnamurti
  • A sufi music experience
  • Travel in Tibet (searching for the guru's home)


Emil Wendel
Emil was born in Switzerland and has been living in Asia since the mid-seventies studying first Chinese classics and Taoism in Taiwan, and then Sanskrit as well as Indian thought on the subcontinent. Emil remains deeply passionate about philosophy and especially its application in yoga. He practices and teaches Hatha yoga using a method of merging physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation with discussions on liberating knowledge to deepen a yoga practice beyond the mere physical experience.
Anouk Petzold
Anouk Petzoldt is a yogini who specializes in asana.


Your yoga retreat will take place in North Goa, India.

Nearby places

  • Baga, Anjuna, and Vagator beaches - 15 minutes by bike


During your yoga retreat, you will be served daily pure sattvic vegetarian meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy nearby beaches
  • Swimming

Spa treatments

During your yoga retreat, you can have a massage treatment at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Advanced yogic modules of mantras, mudras, and yantra construction
  • All sattvic vegetarian meals
  • Asana and pranayama sessions
  • Classical Indian recital and meditation sessions
  • "Conversation" sessions
  • Seminars of applied philosophy and technique used
  • Vitality of mouna sessions

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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