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Relax and take the time out for yourself in a place surrounded by lush green forests and the refreshing breeze of the nearby sea. This yoga retreat offers you the chance to rediscover the spark within you and re-energize your body, mind, and spirit. The qualified and skilled teachers and therapists are there to provide you with a memorable experience that leaves you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and happy. Find your inner peace in Goa!
The beautiful and comfortable village holds space for up to 25 guests, a small health food cafe, one yoga shalas, two healing and rejuvenation spaces, a healing water tank, a small library, and a chill-out area. The jungle beach huts available at the village are beautifully inspired by Rajasthani designs and come with an open-air bathroom.
An indulgent, varied, and holistic experience of yoga and wellness awaits you at the village while you are also free to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the peaceful Palolem Beach. This program is designed to help you reconnect with yourself while giving you enough time to schedule your day the way you want it. Come whenever and stay as long as you like.
During your stay, you will take part in daily classes, which are suitable for all levels, and learn fluid sequencing of postures, linked with the breath to revitalize and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. Each morning flow will leave you energized for the day, while the afternoon classes are more gentle, allowing you to wind down. Both sessions are designed to help you develop your own personal practice so you can continue on your yoga journey after the retreat.
During the retreat, you will also learn powerful and safe pranayama and meditation techniques. These promote a calm state of mind and vitality. Incorporating pranayama and meditation into your daily routine is truly transformative and this retreat will put you in the right mindset to continue on this journey.
The yoga classes are held in a beautiful yoga shala or if you feel like it, on the beach. Who doesn't like a light breeze of fresh ocean air on their skin, unwinding in the unhurried atmosphere of Palolem Beach and watching the sunset while balancing in your grounding tree pose?
The yoga retreats are perfect for any level of practitioner as there is a yogi in everyone. The program is a balancing mix of body, mind, and soul transformation that helps you gain knowledge and experience. It's designed to help each student evolve on their own personal level, nurture your soul, take time out, and reconnect with your strength and wisdom.
The experienced teachers also offer modifications and more advanced postures. You are always welcome to take a break, rest, and just breath. During the course of this program, you will have the opportunity to be engaged in a wide range of activities. However, you can do exactly what you want and only what you want. You are of course free to do as little or as much as you feel like.
Active participation is encouraged as the program is designed to help you relax, reconnect, and be in a blissful state of joy. The schedule below is your overview of what a day will look like and you will have a full day to yourself, where you can choose to partake in any of the classes, workshops, or evening activities, or just be, explore, and breathe.
At any time, you are also welcome to take advantage of the many therapies to rejuvenate or detox. During the "living the life you love and loving the life you live" session, you and others will gather to open your heart and mind with a focus on living the life you love and loving the life you live through various spiritual activities such as lectures, interactive discussions, different types of meditation, and question-and-answer session.
On your day of arrival, please feel free to check-in any time from 1:00 PM. On the day of departure you can prepare to leave after late breakfast and feedback around 11:00 AM.
Anand is an ex-banker who said goodbye to his office job in 2012 to start his journey back to his inner self through yoga, meditation, and other spiritual practices. Anand trained and graduated from Sivananda Ashram in Kerala in 2012 and finished his master of yoga in 2016. He lives by the motto love the life you live and live the life you love.
Selina is a trained nutritional therapist and certified Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga teacher. She believes in the powerful healing properties of food, as well as calmness of the mind.
Kacy is an advocate for change and has a deep commitment to the connection of yoga and addiction recovery for all walks of life. This commitment is very near to her heart. She places emphasis on the eight limbs making up the practice of Ashtanga, the chakras, and meditation. Kacy has an immense passion for travel, animals, gardening, and the ocean. Her goal is to help alter people's perception of life one breath at a time.
Set among lush green jungle within a short walk to a paradise beach, you will find Earth Yoga Village to be extremely peaceful and the ideal place to relax. It is your refuge from a busy life and is conveniently located in South Goa on the beautiful beach of Palolem, which is known for its blissful vibes, laid back people, and stunning nature.
Palolem Beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village. The location offers an ideal place to explore the stunning beaches, beautiful local villages, and surrounding nature outside of your retreat schedule. Earth Yoga Village staff members are strongly engaged in making the village more eco-friendly.
The lodge runs partly on solar power and Earth Yoga Village staff members work hard on adding further eco-friendly measures. Connection with nature is vital and they strive towards that connection in every day life and with every action.
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At Earth Yoga Village, the staff understand the incredible benefits of nutritious food as Hippocrates rightly said, and consider food to be a powerful healing tool. By using only fresh, seasonal herbs and vegetables from regional farmers, the daily menu of wonderfully nourishing vegetarian food supports self-healing of the body, enhances detoxification, and leaves you feeling strong and rejuvenated.
You can choose two healthy and wholesome meals per day (India, Goan, and Continental), a light afternoon snack, morning tea, and unlimited filtered drinking water. Everything is made with love! And if you have any specific dietary requirements, the staff members cater for that too, just let them know.
Apart from the daily schedule, which includes yoga and meditation classes, open discussions about life, and evening activities such as open-mic night, kirtan or Nidra yoga, you are always welcome to explore the beautiful surroundings of Palolem Beach. You can learn how to surf, spend some time sun-bathing, go for a swim, or explore the local village nearby. Additionally, there are many different spa treatments at the village.
Earth Yoga Village's eco-spa offers different treatments to support your relaxation as well as detoxification. You may also choose to add a detox program to your yoga holiday for a more holistic healing. The spa offers ayurvedic massages, mud baths, herbal body treatments, traditional Indian rejuvenation baths, and Indian head massages. Additionally, there is a wonderful healer that can support you in many different aspects of your life, offering reiki sessions, crystal healing, and kinesiology.
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI), or more commonly known as Dabolim Airport. Then, continue your journey by other means of transportation. Dabolim Airport is about 67 kilometers away from the village.
There are bus services at a regular interval of 30 minutes from the beach to the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus depot in Margao. The nearest KTC deport is in Canacona. The village is located at the north end of the beach near Cozy Nook resort.
Please book your train to arrive at Canacona station. The nearest railway station is Canacona, which can be reached from Madgoan junction railway station in just 30 minutes.
"My time at Earth Yoga Village was wonderful. Great, supportive instructors, beautiful spot, food and accommodation were excellent. Thanks to Earth Yoga Village for the experience!"
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"Thank you so much for the last week, it has been unforgettable. I really would be happy to rate this 10 as the yoga was so good every class and pushed us to our limits and the food was so healthy and tasty! We loved all of the instructors and Anand who ran the show everyone was so helpful and went above and beyond making us feel welcome. We will be coming back over Christmas to say hello and do a drop in class or two and we are all looking forward to continuing practicing yoga. Thank you!"
"Amazing place, great environment, and excellent teachers and staff. Would definitely go back there when in the area. Thank you all for the great time and experience!"
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"Me and my boyfriend enjoyed our time we spent in Earth yoga village very much. The yoga classes were excellent let by very experienced and knowledgeable teachers. We did an intro to Ayurveda course which was very informative and really fun. The leader of the course was as well amazing and with a lot of experience and knowledge. The environment could not be better, really quiet with nice and airy huts. I would definitely recommend Earth Yoga Village and would love to visit the place again. Thank you all for the great time we had."
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"Me and three of my friends dropped in for a morning session with yoga teacher Anand. It is the first time I have ever tried yoga. Even though the group were at different level Anand made sure that we should push our body within our physical limits. I am very stiff and struggled in the beginning with the positions but Anand was a great teacher and helped me through the session so I managed to get most of it by the end of the class. Me and my friends all agreed we had a good time and felt comfortable throughout the class even though two of us were beginners. I hear they have a lot of longer courses as well, unfortunately we did not have the time to try it out. But when in Goa you have to try yoga and I recommend this place!"
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"It is an awesome new location in Agonda. It is of great value and nice to have variety of classes throughout the day."
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"This retreat has a great Hatha yoga class. I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend taking a session."
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"Je suis ravie de mon séjour au Earth Yoga Village. Totalement débutante en Yoga, cette expérience a été une formidable initiation. J’ai particulièrement apprécié la sérénité du lieu, la qualité de l’accueil et de l’atmosphère qui règne dans le village. Les enseignements sont de qualité, et le rapport qualité prix parfait. Bravo à toute l’équipe, restez comme vous êtes. Un grand merci pour tout !"