7 Days Tropical Beach Yoga Holiday In Gokarna, India

  • Tipi Garden Resort, Kudle Beach, Gokarna, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka 581326, India

Relaxing India Yoga Retreat

Blue Planet Retreats offers an ongoing yoga holiday from mid December to mid March for 7 days. The advantage of this yoga holiday is that you can combine the benefits of a yoga retreat with the rest and relaxation of a tropical beach holiday. You will have the perfect balance, with two yoga classes per day and plenty of time to enjoy the beach or explore this exceptionally magical part of India.

Highlights

  • Morning yoga classes
  • Evening yoga sessions
  • Filtered water and healthy teas
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Plenty of free time
  • 7 days with instruction
  • Greek, Hebrew, English
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The Tipi Garden Resort has been totally refurbished and improved for the 2016/2017 winter season and boasts a variety of accommodation to suit every taste. From Luxury Tipi, to traditional rooms, an eco Mini Villa, and even Rooftop Treehouse, the accommodations are set in a vibrant, tropical garden just one minute from the beach. Free Wi-Fi is available for all the guests.

If you are a single independent traveler, you may have to share a room if Tipi Garden Resort is fully booked during the days you attend. Blue Planet Retreats can guarantee same sex sleeping arrangements if you require and there will never be more than 2 people sharing any room. If you are a couple or 2 friends who would like to share a room, then please contact Blue Planet Retreats at the time of booking to arrange this for you.

Luxury Tipi

There are four Luxury Tipis nestled in the organic garden and a one minute walk brings to you the golden sands of Kudle Beach. The four Luxury Tipis surround the yoga shala and are serviced by a dedicated newly built toilet and shower block. If you have never stayed in a tipi, you will be amazed at the level of comfort they can provide. An unforgettable experience far superior to staying in the most luxurious of rooms.

Unsurprisingly, Luxury Tipis is the most popular accommodation at the Tipi Garden Resort as they offer a truly glamorous experience. The Luxury Tipis are furnished to a very high standard with a king-sized bed or two single beds as required. Each Luxury Tipi has its own private veranda with shade, seating, and hammocks. Attached private basin and wash area with running water is available for each Luxury Tipi.

Rooftop Treehouse

The tree house style rooftop boasts the best views at the Tipi Garden Resort. It combines the excitement of tree house living with the comfort and safety of having a solid floor under your feet. The 360 degree views are truly spectacular. Nature lovers will spend hours observing the local wildlife from this great vantage point. You will see monkeys, peacocks, eagles and kites, kingfishers, mongooses, and much more.

The accommodation is available with a king-sized bed or two single beds and has a large private balcony where you can practice your yoga or simply enjoy some quiet time. Guests staying in this room can use the eco bathroom and the kitchenette downstairs if the double room is unoccupied.

Double Bedroom

The Double Bedroom comprises the ground floor of the Mini Beach Villa. Located in east end of the Tipi Garden Resort, it is surrounded by its own private garden and has a private entrance gate. The large balcony and veranda offer ample outdoor living space and there is also a kitchenette available for preparing your own drinks, snacks, and meals if you require.

Guests staying here can use the eco bathroom. The location of this room in the quiet east end of the property means that guests can enjoy a very large garden without any through traffic from guests staying in other parts of the resort. This also gives you a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature and wildlife of the forest that borders the property on this end. From peacocks to kingfishers, mongooses, and monkeys, nature lovers will enjoy a jungle book experience.

Garden Bungalow

The Garden Bungalow is small but full of charm. Constructed with a mix of traditional and modern materials, it was the first guest room to be built in the Tipi Garden Resort. This room has a double bed and is suitable for a couple or single occupancy. It is located in a shady spot in the organic garden just a one minute walk to Kudle Beach.

A typical daily schedule is listed below, however, you will be advised of the exact schedule for your week when you arrive. The yoga classes last between one and a half hours to two hours depending on the day and style.

  • 07:45 Juice / tea and light snack
  • 08:00 Morning yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Free time
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Free time
  • 16:30 Afternoon yoga class
  • 18:00 Sunset
  • Atalya Levy

    Atalya Levy is the resident yoga teacher and co-founder of the Tipi Garden Resort. She is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher and has trained under Shakti Mhi, the founder of Prana Yoga College as well as others during her numerous extended trips to India. She predominantly teaches general and Hatha yoga in the Prana style. With a strong focus on safety, proper alignment, breath control and the intuitive flow of the asanas, she teaches the students how to create and retain prana (the life force) while stilling the mind into a meditative enjoyment of the present moment.

This retreat is located on a beautiful, palm-fringed, tropical beach on India's Arabian Sea coast next to the holy town of Gokarna. The last few years, Gokarna has attained a reputation as one of the best yoga centers for the winter season in India. The natural beauty of the area combined with the ancient spiritual tradition of the holy town of Gokarna makes it the ideal location for yoga students and teachers. No words can describe the unbelievable beauty and magic of Gokarna and Kudle Beach.

The beach is one of the most beautiful in all of India. Surrounded by forested hills and facing the sunset, you will be dreaming of returning to it as soon as you have gone. You will carry the soothing sound of the rolling waves and the sight of the magical sunsets in your mind for a long time after you have left. Everyone loves Kudle! There are no clubs and discos on Kudle Beach but what better than an impromptu beach party around a fire with music and dancing under the stars. And for the more adventurous, you can have a night swim and be amazed by the phosphorescent plankton that is found in these waters.

Gokarna is one of the holiest places in all of India. Known as the Varanasi of the south and home to the reverred Atma (soul) Shiva Lingam, it is always bustling with pilgrims visiting the many temples found here. Despite its spiritual significance, it has remained a charming, small coastal town with just 3 main streets. Temple lovers and photographers can spend hours exploring and soaking up the tranquil atmosphere. Gokarna is also well-connected by bus and train. Buses stop right in town and Gokarna Road railway station is just 15 minutes away by taxi or rickshaw. The nearest airport is Goa International Airport (GOI) which is 150 kilometers away.

Gokarna is located on a small peninsula and the area is a beach lovers paradise. As well as Kudle Beach, you can enjoy many other beaches including Paradise Beach, Om Beach, Half Moon Beach, Nirvana Beach, and the 8-kilometer long Main Beach. They are easily reached by beautiful walks over the headlands, by boat, or by taxi. The 2 hour trek from Kudle Beach to Paradise Beach, passing through Om and Half Moon beaches, is a must for anyone visiting the area.

Om Beach is so called because of its distinctive shape. Spend a few hours here swinging in a hammock in the shade and sipping an ice cold beer, going in the calm water for a refreshing dip and enjoying a lunch of fresh caught fish in one of the beach shacks. Half Moon Beach is the smallest and quietest beach in Gokarna. You will forget the rest of the world exists and, more often than not, you can have the whole beach to yourself. All the beaches can be reached by the regular boat services that are available here. Look out for dolphins as you ride the blue water and be amazed at the remarkable beauty of the Konkan coast.

Nearby places

  • Kudle Beach - 1 minute
  • Gokarna Road railway station - 15 minutes by taxi or rickshaw

The Tipi Garden Resort will serve you a healthy, delicious, and nutritious daily breakfast and lunch. They use fresh ingredients sourced from the organic garden and from local farmers. Your meals are vegetarian but Tipi Garden Resort will also try their best to provide vegan and gluten free meals on request.

Tipi Garden Resort don't provide dinner because they feel their guests should have the opportunity to try the many local restaurants, which provide excellent and cheap local and international food, and in this way also support the local economy.

  • Enjoy sunset jam sessions with talented musicians from around the world
  • Experience sightseeing and local tours
  • Explore and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of various temples
  • Explore other beaches by boat including Paradise Beach, Om Beach, Half Moon Beach, Nirvana Beach, and the 8-kilometer long Main Beach
  • Go swimming and sunbathing
  • Have a massage and Ayurvedic treatments
  • Have extra yoga classes

There are many Ayurvedic treatments and massage therapy centers in the area as well as many practitioners of alternative, complementary, and holistic therapies. Blue Planet Retreats will happily advise the guests on what treatments are available and book a session for them for an extra charge.

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Clean towels and bed linen
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast and lunch
  • Filtered water and healthy teas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local and travel Information
  • Private wash basin with running water
  • Currency exchange service
  • Dinner
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage porter services
  • Pick up service from the airport, bus, or rail stations
  • Taxi service with reliable drivers

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Goa International Airport (GOI). Blue Planet Retreats can arrange airport transfers for you if you require. Please contact Blue Planet Retreats if you need more detailed travel advice.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Hemma from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "The Tipi Garden Resort was the perfect place go for a few days of yoga. Atalya is an amazing teacher! There is a really good balance between meditative and strengthening classes and playtime at the beautiful beaches, cliffs and caves. The rooftop treehouse was luxuriously comfortable, super-clean and surrounded by birds. And the food was incredible!!!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Chanel from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Where to begin? The Tipi Garden Resort is an oasis in an already magical beach. It's just behind the beach but it feels so peaceful and quiet and is surrounded by unspoilt nature. I learnt so much in the yoga classes and the food was divine. Our hosts made me feel so welcome and I was a part of the family in no time. I will definitely be going back and I recommend you do too!"

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  • Review by Padelis T.
    10 out of 10

    "We had an amazing time at the Tipi Garden Resort. The place looks incredible and it was just a minute from the beach. I thoroughly enjoyed the yoga and learnt a lot about correct alignment of my body. And the food was delicious! We will definitely be coming back.. much love to you guys!"

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  • Review by Sian Kelly Guy from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "The Tipi Gardens Resort was the highlight of our travels around India. Staying with Yorgo and Atalya was like staying with some old and dear friends, absolutely lovely kind people. The land itself is stunning, set behind one of the sea front restaurants is this little bird watching paradise, close enough to be on the beach within 30 seconds of leaving your bed, but far away enough to only hear the animals. We stayed in one of the Tipis, Amazing! They take glamping to a whole new level, two actual beds, hanging wardrobe, fan! Pimped out to the max. We were meant to stay for 5 days and ended up staying for 2 weeks, we just couldn't bring ourselves to leave. We did yoga with Atalya twice a day for the whole time, she's by far the best teacher I've worked with, and Yorgo cooked us 5 star � breakfast and lunch. I can't recommend these guys and there resort highly enough, we're already planning our next trip!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "the tipi garden resort is not a typical beach resort. It is lovely place with tipis, rooftop bedroom and regular rooms. I had a lovely time, hosts took a great care of me :). Stay there if you wanna have a very nice yoga classes, tasty Mediterranean food and if you don't mind being wake up by hundreds of birds signing :)"

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Gokarna, India

Blue Planet Retreats offers an affordable seaside beach resort for groups or independent travelers. They hold bed and breakfast, and yoga holidays at Tipi Garden Resort on Kudle Beach, India.

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7 days / 6 nights

Availability

This retreat is available from December 10, 2017 to March 17, 2018, with arrival any day.

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