11 Tage Meditation und Yoga Urlaub in Goa, Indien

  • Satsanga Retreat Centre, Naika Vado, Verla Canca, Parra, Goa 403510, India

11 Tage Meditation und Yoga Urlaub in Goa, Indien

  • Satsanga Retreat Centre, Naika Vado, Verla Canca, Parra, Goa 403510, India

Meditation and Yoga Retreat India

Join this fabulous yoga retreat in the beach community of Goa, India, for a holiday filled with yoga, meditation, pranayama, and yoga Nidra while exploring daily life in one of India's most stunning regions. The retreat has limited space, which will allow you to advance your practice and truly improve. Here is your opportunity to experience India and deepen your practice without having to spend precious time planning or spending a fortune!

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  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Yoga Nidra and pranayama practices
  • Deepen your practice in a small group setting
  • Excursions in the surrounding area
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Kurse an 10 Tagen
  • Englisch
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Satsanga Retreat is family-run retreat center and guesthouse with a friendly staff mostly employed from the local village. It is located in the village of Verla Canca, between Anjuna Beach and Mapusa in Goa, India. Satsanga Retreat, which many guests say feels like a home-away-from-home, provides a relaxed, intimate community setting.

The center features two beautiful yoga shalas with wood flooring, swimming pool, and tropical gardens for gathering as a group or relaxing solo. They have 15 warmly furnished guest rooms, all with private bathrooms and solar hot water, mosquito nets, and ceiling fans. Bed linen and towels are included as well.

Join Josie at the fabulous Satsanga Yoga Retreat Centre for this meditation and yoga retreat. Limited to just 12 places, this retreat promises to be the perfect way to advance your yoga practice. A fantastic staff, facilities, and ambiance will make this the perfect retreat. Your retreat will include 10 days of twice daily yoga, meditation, pranayama, and yoga Nidra while exploring the local culture and beaches and eating delicious vegetarian food.

During this retreat, there will be some excursions in the surroundings. Information about the excursions will be available closer to the retreat.

  • Josie Bounds

    Satsanga Yoga Retreat, Goa, India Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

    Josie is a yogini, yoga teacher, and artist. Her yoga journey began in her 20s. After completing a yoga teacher training foundation course, she has taught regular yoga classes at La Menantelliere, France. The yoga studio is a sanctuary where small classes have flourished. Josie's yogic journey has taken her to India to continue her studies with Heather Elton to receive a 200-hour teacher training Yoga Alliance accreditation. This experience has inspired her to be an excellent teacher sharing the true nature and essence of yoga with all her students.

This yoga retreat will take place in the beach community of Goa, India. Goa is gorgeous and offers many beautiful beaches, lively and colorful bazaars, stunning sunsets, sacred sites, and a lovely natural environment to explore. The region is located 600 kilometers south of Mumbai. The state expands 100 kilometers of the Arabian Sea's beautiful coastline.

Nearby places

  • Anjuna Beach - 10 minutes
  • Anjuna Market - 15 minutes
  • Arambol Beach - 30 minutes
  • Ashwem Beach - 25 minutes
  • Calangute Beach - 15 minutes
  • Dudhasagar Waterfall - 2 hours
  • Goa International Airport (GOI), 45 kilometers
  • Mapusa, 5 kilometers
  • Mapusa Market - 5 minutes
  • Ponda - 40 minutes
  • Saturday Night Market, Arpora - 12 minutes
  • Tivim Station, 12 kilometers
  • Villa Blanche, Assago - 5 minutes

This retreat includes full board meals with delicious vegetarian food, three buffet-style meals, and one snack per day. Herbal tea, filtered water, and fruit are also available during your stay.


Dr. Aruna provides consultations for determining your Ayurvedic constitution or learning about an Ayurvedic approach to different health issues. She also offers various Ayurvedic treatments in her clinic.


Anjuna Beach is a fun place to go with many handicraft shacks and coconut stands. It is not a beach to spend the whole day at but it has a fun hippy vibe. The Shore Bar offers the perfect view of the magical Goan sunset and has an excellent menu. Ashwem Beach is a beautiful, pristine, and fairly tranquil beach. It features the upscale beach shack restaurant called La Plag, which is known for its exquisite menu and view.

Arambol Beach is a magical place with a beautiful beach, great shacks and shops, and a nice hiking trail through the jungle. Arambol is the perfect place to spend the whole day. Finally, Calangute Beach is busy and colorful, with many beach shacks, sunbeds, and umbrellas. A favorite shack is Domino’s, which has a friendly staff and high standards in the kitchen.

Markets and shopping

The Anjuna flea market is held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until sunset, this market began in the 1960s when Anjuna Beach was inhabited mostly by hippies. The flea market was born when tourists, who had a great desire to stay in Anjuna but who were short on cash, started selling their belongings second-hand to other travelers.

Artjuna is an artist colony boutique with arts, crafts, clothing, and jewelry made by artists throughout the world. It has a lovely café where you can enjoy a nice coffee or tea and homemade cake. This store is located in Anjuna. Buddha Arts is the place in Goa to buy statues of Hindu gods and goddesses, Buddhas, tingsha bells, singing bowls, art, and antiques. It is 15 minutes away by taxi in Baga.

Another store to visit is Fab India, a store that offers a range of textiles, jewelry, crafts, teas, items for the home, and gifts. Not only is the quality excellent, but the prices are fair and fixed. Fab India has two locations, Candolim and Mapusa, 15 and five minutes away from Satsanga, respectively.

Mapusa Market is open daily. It is where the locals shop for spices, fruits, vegetables, saris, and more. Here, you will find rows of tailors, cobblers, and vendors selling everything you can imagine. Fridays are special because sellers from throughout Goa set up sidewalk stalls. Although the market is open every day, Sundays are quieter, with only 30% of the shops open for business.

You can spend the evening listening to an eclectic mix of live music, sampling food from the many restaurants around Goa, and shopping under the stars in the Saturday Night Market. It has both Indian and foreign vendors selling textiles, jewelry, and handicrafts from all over the world.

Finally, the Villa Blanche Bistro and Boutique is a lovely, intimate garden café offering beautiful salads and other healthy meals, as well as the best homemade bread, cakes, and ice cream in all of Goa. Villa Blanche’s boutique is very special, offering a small collection of clothing, art, and handicrafts from local artists and designers.

Other things to do

You can visit Dudhasagar Waterfall, which lies at the border of Karnataka and Goa. It is among the world’s 100 highest waterfalls, cascading 2000 feet down into the wooded mountains of the Western Ghats. The falls are located in an idyllic tropical forest with abundant wildlife, rivers, and a swimming lagoon.

The falls are most stunning in the months following the monsoon: October, November, and December. You can also visit Old Goa and its gorgeous Portuguese architecture. It is worth hiring a taxi for the day to tour around Old Goa, where you will see homes and cathedrals built between 1600 and 1900.

Located in Ponda, at the spice plantation, you can see herbs and spice plants growing in their natural environment. The tour is informative and a bit touristic. Your guide will share with you the many ways the different plants can be used medicinally. The tour ends with a professional coconut tree climber making his way up a 15-meter tree, cutting a coconut, and making his way back down in a matter of 30 seconds.

If you want clothes, Bhupat provides tailoring services at Satsanga Retreat. You can have any article of clothing copied or design something new to wear. Bhupat brings fabric samples and takes measurements in the center and then returns with your tailor-made clothing.

If you like astrology, Masterji is available in Goa. You can consult him on the most important issues, including marriage decisions. Masterji is a mainstay at the Fort Aguada Beach Resort, a five-star hotel about 20 minutes away.

If walking complements your yoga practice at home, there is a great 4.5-kilometer walk around the village of Verla Canca. There is so much to see, and the villagers are very friendly. It is the perfect walk for early to mid-morning or early evening when it is cooler and shady.

During your stay, you can enjoy an array of services for an additional cost, including nourishing yourself with beautifully prepared healthy meals or receiving a rejuvenation treatment. The retreat center offers Swedish massage, traditional Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage, and Shirodhara.

Also available is chakra rebalancing, energy work, Shen therapy, or Ayurvedic consultations. There is also a resident acupuncturist who offers acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion for those that would like to be treated with traditional Chinese medicine.

Rejuvenation therapies

This traditional Ayurvedic warm oil massage is a deeply relaxing and nourishing experience. By applying warm oil with continuous, fluid, and rhythmic movements, Abhyanga stimulates marma points, vital energy points throughout the body, bringing the mind, body, and spirit together.

Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic restorative therapy where a stream of warm oil flows continuously over the forehead, helping to relieve stress, sleeplessness, and anxiety. Shirodhara begins with a 20-minute Abhyanga massage.

Spa treatments

Pedicures, manicures, facials, and waxing are available with Gita, the retreat center's qualified therapist.

  • 1 snack per day and herbal tea, filtered water, and fruit
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 4 to five hours of meditation, pranayama, and yoga Nidra
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Excursions
  • Internet
  • Additional beverages
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Cost of taxis
  • Laundry service
  • Massage, therapy, and spa treatments
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Visa fee

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for an additional cost of 1,200 INR each way.

Arrival by bus

The nearest bus station is in Mapusa.

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is Tivim. If you are taking the train from a major city, such as Mumbai, you will first arrive in Margao at the Madgaon Railway Station to take a connecting train to Tivim Station.

  • Die Anzahlung wird nicht erstattet, wenn die Buchung storniert wird.
  • Der Restbetrag ist 63 Tage vor der Ankunft zu zahlen.


  • Bewertung von Helena

    "I had been looking for a yoga teacher for some time, and Josie was recommended to me by a friend who said ' you'll really get on well with Josie and she's just finished her new yoga studio, ready to start giving lessons'. "


    "​I started sessions with Josie almost a year ago, and can honestly say that I have found the perfect yoga instructor, for me. She is mindful of each of our needs, wants and capabilities; she gently and seamlessly helps/corrects, when that is needed - and, as a result, we have each really 'blossomed' and progressed, achieving our own level of skill, and surprising me, sometimes, at what I have managed to achieve, through Josie's teaching/demonstrating and encouragement. Through this, I have stretched myself (in several meanings of the word!), and am motivated to continue my yoga development - really looking forward each time to my two sessions per week. Wish it were more!!"


    "I must add that we are treated to tea at the end of our sessions (well, Josie calls it tea, but we have sampled many of Neal's Yard herbal and other 'teas') and always leave refreshed, relaxed and energised (at the same time!). Looking forward to many, many more yoga sessions in the future. Thank you, Josie. Helena"

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  • Bewertung von Phil and Sue Lake aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    "We had a wonderful holiday, and would certainly recommend la Menantelierre to anyone wanting a tranquil break in the fabulous French countryside."

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  • Bewertung von Keith and Sharon Millington aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    "Spent a week here and we really enjoyed the home. It was very comfortable, clean and well equipped and had all the facilities you could want. The owner, Josie was very helpful and made us so welcome. The pictures don't show relay how peaceful and tranquil the home really is and the views are lovely. Sat on the patio with a glass of wine watching the sun go down brings fond memories. The only blot was the weather which could have been better but it did not spoil our week. Thanks Josie. Recommended for pet friendly, sightseeing, families with teenagers, and families with young children."

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  • Bewertung von Butler family aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    "Spectacular views and all the comforts of home. We recommend 'Wobbly Rock' and The Parc du Pierre Brune. Thank you for an enjoyable holiday."

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  • Bewertung von O'Neill family aus Bromley, UK

    "We all thoroughly enjoyed our week and felt much at home. Too many nice touches to mention and the house is a real credit to you Josie. Highly recommended."

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  • Bewertung von Harley family aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    "My family and I would like to thank Josie for a wonderful holiday. The house is beautiful and the views unbeatable. A visit to the Ile De Re is recommended. Many thanks once again for the opportunity to stay in this wonderful area of France."

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  • Bewertung von Millar family aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    "The gite exceeded our expectations, very homely, well appointed, spacious and comfortable the perfect base from which to explore the locality."

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  • Bewertung von Rachel Le Vely aus USA

    "I attended the 4 day yoga retreat at Mon Petite Cœur in October of 2016. I was there celebrating my 30th birthday, and I cannot say enough great things about the wonderful weekend that I had there with Josie. With my stressful work schedule, it was the perfect weekend to unwind and relax; and in addition, the food was amazing. We had daily walks in the countryside, and multiple yoga and meditation sessions everyday. It was exactly what I had hoped for and more. I would highly recommend attending a yoga retreat at Mon Petit Cœur if you're looking to relax and improve your yoga practice. Josie is a lovely yoga instructor who studied in India for her teacher training. She has a wonderful hands-on approach that helped me to achieve greater results in my own yoga practice."

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  • Bewertung von Stella and Nick aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    "We arrived in the dark and awoke the next morning to pull back curtains and wow, what a view ! Fantastic base for exploring local places of interest. Peace and relaxation guaranteed, whilst enjoying a glass of wine on the decking, and having a dip in the pool. Plenty of lovely local restaurants to enjoy. Josie is always there for help and advice. The gite was spotless, everything you need at hand, and English TV. Bikes are also available to enjoy a ride through the lovely countryside. On one such occasion, we came across Caf BonBon in La Chapelle aux Lys, owned by a lovely English couple. Would highly recommend and return. It was beautiful!"

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  • Bewertung von Sanders family aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    "We loved staying at la Menantelierre. We arrived late in the evening to a lovely home-made lasagne from Josie which was a great welcome. The Welcome basket was great and meant we did not need to shop on the Sunday at all. The Gite was beautifully designed and comfortably furnished. It was modern but also had character as it was a barn conversion. The gite was also well equipped and we did not miss anything from the kitchen at home. Everything was provided from tea bags to toilet rolls and washing powder. The gite was spacious and cool in the hot weather. Our teenage girls loved their bedroom. The views from the decking were amazing and we all enjoyed the pool which meant many days were spent at the gite just relaxing.We could really switch off here and enjoy the countryside especially as four excellent bikes were provided for us which meant no hiring costs. There was Wi-Fi when needed also. We were able to lie outside in the evenings on the sun beds star gazing as there was no light pollution. Josie keeps lovely gardens with chickens, pigs and plenty of lavender. It was not at all intrusive having the owners on site and next time I shall join in one of Josie's yoga classes!Thank you for a truly relaxing holiday with the right amount of peace and quiet but still only just over an hour to the beach at La Rochelle. The town of Niort was interesting to visit and have lunch. This holiday was also exceptionally good value for money we could not fault it! Thanks Josie."

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  • Bewertung von Boot family aus Vereinigtes Königreich

    "Many thanks for a lovely week at La Menantelliere. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and all agreed it is the best holiday cottage weve stayed at, at home or in France. We loved the spacious, airy living area and the walk out onto the large deck with lovely views. The pool was a big hit with our daughter, and seeing the pigs and chickens were the highlight of her holiday! The gite was perfectly equipped and as hosts, you were so welcoming."

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  • Bewertung von Angela Hewitt

    "Home now from our wonderful week at La Menantelierre. The gite is gorgeous, with absolutely everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Josie is a wonderful host, and the welcome basket on arrival (including wine!) was a lovely touch. The gite has the most fantastic views which no photos can do justice to. Miles and miles of tranquil French countryside was our view whilst sipping wine on the terrace - gorgeous. My husband enjoyed numerous local walks, maps provided by Josie! The local restaurants are superb for 'Plat du Jour' at 12 EUR each. A visit to La Rochelle was lovely, and would recommend as less than an hour away. Thank you so much for a lovely, relaxing stay. We'll definitely be back!"

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  • Bewertung von Elizabeth Preston

    "Delightful gite with a fabulous view from the living room and terrace that is hard to beat, but we also recommend a walk up the lane for a 180 degree panoramic view of the wonderful countryside around. Thoughtfully and comfortably furnished and has the best equipped kitchen we have found in a holiday home. Josie provides a lovely welcome basket along with all the basics you need for the kitchen and bathroom. All in all a lovely gite in a tranquil location and we would thoroughly recommend it for a relaxing time away from it all."

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  • Bewertung von Nigel Robinson

    "Now back from our week at La Menantelierre and we are reminiscing at how lovely our stay was. Josie made us very welcome and was extremely accommodating. The gite was beautifully kept and in an idyllic setting. We would recommend this as a perfect holiday location, set in beautiful rural France. Thanks again Josie!"

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  • Bewertung von David Hockridge

    "We had a lovely holiday and would thoroughly recommend staying here. The gite is beautifully presented, spotlessly clean, and is a real home from home. Josie the owner is very friendly and helpful, she even let our two year old boy help feed the chickens and pigs and pick some fresh raspberries and strawberries. The gite has the most amazing view of the Vendee countryside, and is a great place to relax. We would recommend a trip to Parc Bruin if you have young children, the swimming lake about 15 minutes away (which I cant remember the name of but Josie will point you in the right direction), a walk around and lunch out in Vouvant, a visit to the River Mervent where you can hire boats and a lunch out at the Chateau La Citardiere."

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  • Bewertung von Gerritsen family aus Niederlande

    "La Menantelierre is a wonderful place to spend your holiday. The gite is perfectly lovely (comfortable and cozy) and it offers beautiful views of the lush green countryside. The owner Josie lives next door in the main house, and she couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful; providing us with fresh produce from her garden, toys for the children, tips for activities any-time we wanted.We loved eating the figs and cherries directly from the trees in the garden, and very gladly helped ourselves to fresh herbs, onions and zucchinis for our supper. Josie, thank you for your very generous hospitality: we had a fantastic holiday!"

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  • Bewertung von Carmen Scott aus Kanada

    "The view from the balcony terrace is fabulous and much better than the photographs suggest, the gite is perfect and again far more impressive than the photos suggest"

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