8 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Goa, India

  • Earth Yoga Village, Palolem, Canacona, Goa 403702, India

8 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Goa, India

  • Earth Yoga Village, Palolem, Canacona, Goa 403702, India

Yoga Retreat Goa

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!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Kriya and pranayama
  • Daily wholesome brunch, dinner, snacks and tea
  • Lectures and interactive discussions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English

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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.

Daily schedule

  • 06:45 - 07:00 Detox Juice/Tea
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Kriya,Pranayama and Meditation
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Tea Break
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Asana Practice (Yoga)
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Mindful Satsang
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Asana Practice (Yoga)
  • 18:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:30 Evening Program

Notes

  • On your day of arrival, please feel free to check-in any time from 2:00 p.m.
  • On the day of departure, you are invited to join the last meditation and asana class in the morning and you can prepare to leave after brunch and feedback around 2 p.m.
  • Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
  • There will be no check-ins or check-outs on Saturdays.
  • Anand Garg

    Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India (Vipassana Yoga)

    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.

  • Amanda Larson-Mekler

    Amanda accidentally stumbled upon a beach yoga class in Hawaii ten years ago and has been hooked ever since. Yoga for her started as simply a way to work out, but has since become a way to practice mindfulness both on and off the mat. Her teaching has also evolved since she was first certified in 2009. She now teaches vinyasa, hatha, and restorative yoga and often brings meditation and chanting into the practice. Amanda's favorite part of teaching is working with new yoga teachers to deepen their own practice and help them find an authentic voice.

  • Kathrin

    Kathrin grew up in the beautiful Austrian countryside, which laid the foundation for her strong connection to mother nature. Having experimented with different nutritional systems for more than 10 years, she came in touch with Ayurveda during her first trip to India in 2007. This very individualized approach of Ayurveda deeply resonated with Kathrin and she decided to return to India to study the art of Ayurveda right where it’s coming from. For the past 7 years Kathrin has been living mostly in India and Nepal where she has deepened her knowledge in Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation & Energy work.

  • Zooni

    Zooni wears many hats and is a curious spirit. She has always been involved in cooking, hosting guests and sharing food and conversation were an essential part of the family life. She became serious about yoga some six years ago, something to remind her of her child gym and dance steps and was hooked right away. She walked in to Sivananda Ashram in 2014 without expectation and with an open heart and became a yoga teacher. She followed her own try self and kept travelling teaching yoga. She is now sharing the light with other and combining both her hospitality and spiritual skills.

  • Sylvie

    Driven by positive change in her life & love for yogic life style she decided to fully embrace it, by dedicating all her energy into it. She loves to support and help others with yoga and yoga therapy to find balance, be healthy and get empowered to follow their heart. Sylvie is grateful to be able to share positive vibes, as well as spiritual experience on and off the mat. Mesmerized by the beauty and diversity in India, she is excited to meet people from around the world & unfold hidden gems in them Sylvie's motto is 'leave the footprint of kindness where u go!'

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.

Nearby places

  • Arpora night market, 65 kilometers
  • Chaudi, 2.5 kilometers
  • Dudhsagar Waterfall, 35 kilometers
  • Goa International Airport (GOI), 67 kilometers
  • Margao, 35 kilometers
  • Spice farm, 35 kilometers

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 will have two healthy and wholesome meals per day (India, Goan, and Continental brunch and dinner), snacks, and unlimited filtered drinking water. Tea and fruit are available throughout the day. 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 offered at the village.

The comfort, warmth and reassuring touch at our holistic spa will improve the body’s well-being by stimulating its own natural healing abilities. It allows you to restore both the physical and psychological Self.

In a blissful setting and with our skillful certified therapists we strive to give you a unique experience making you feel the most comfortable and relaxed version of yourself. After you indulge in our wellness treatments for the body you will leave with a sense of relaxation in your mind. The convenient layout of the daily schedule then allows you to rest the tired body and dwell in the blissful state of peace.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily activities as scheduled
  • Meals according to daily schedule (brunch, dinner, tea, snacks)
  • Unlimited filtered drinking water
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatment
  • Visa

Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by bus

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.

Arrival by train

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.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Edwin from Netherlands
    7 out of 10

    "Very beautiful and peaceful place, two great teachers, Amanda and Julia. "

    "Unfortunately the owner, yogi, is not so nice to his staff and beating dogs."

    "My time with the group and teachers was however very special!"

    "So a 10 for the teachers and place, a 5 for the owner.. so, a 7,5 average score.."

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    "Earth Yoga Village's Response:"

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    "We are very glad and happy to know that you had great time at Earth Yoga Village. We all try our best to keep on improving overall experience for our visiting guests and to make them part of the community. "

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    "However, we would, also, like to say that your analysis about dog and staff may not be right, as we are all super happy and satisfied working here, like a family, and the dog is our visiting dog for many years, we all love it, but time to time, we all need to be strict with it, to put it into right behavior pattern. "

    "We are very conscious of our actions, nevertheless we thank you for your kind review."

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    "Best regards,"

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    "EarthYogaVillage "

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  • Review by Lisa Bowers
    10 out of 10

    "Earth Yoga Village gets a top score of 10 for everything! The staff are amazing, the variety of yoga, meditation and just all sorts of experiences unique to Earth yoga. The food is top notch, the accommodation is sufficient, quiet with lovely wildlife.Thank you for a wonderful stay! Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Gary Smith from Canada

    "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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  • Review by Catherine
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Manon from France
    10 out of 10

    "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 !"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Penelope
    10 out of 10

    "Really loved it here. At first I just came for yoga classes whilst staying elsewhere on the beach, then we came here for a few nights. Really amazing yoga and meditation, nice accommodation (simple, but charming), good healthy food, and run and staffed by genuinely lovely people."

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  • Review by Isaac
    10 out of 10

    "After spending one week partying in Arambol and a couple days lounging in Palolem I decided to try EYV as a friend I had met on the bus down to palolem had recommended it. I am very keen about yoga and was looking for a nice beach retreat so after doing only online research I found EYV to be the more affordable option. I came with no reservation and was given a hut the next day. The location was spectacular, very secluded away from all the action of Palolem, had to walk across the beach and over a wooded bridge across the river, although remote, you never need to leave, they supply endless amounts of drinking water, the food is cooked there for you and it's a great place to hang out. The staff was awesome, 3 great, passionate, incredibly friendly and resourceful instructors who felt more like friends at the end of the retreat. The food was the best I've eaten in 2 months in idea, fresh fruit and healthy vegetarian meals leave your body feeling amazing. The huts although simple had everything you need, beds, sheets, towels, soap, toilet paper, fans and electricity for charging devices, open air bathroom with hot showers. Great community living space. If your into getting a excellent massage they can be booked and delivered in the yoga shala and they are great. If your in it for just the yoga, or meditation you can drop into any classes and they are reasonably priced. The yoga was excellent offering Vinyasa, hatha and yin along with pranyama and buddhist styles of meditation and a excellent afternoon group discussion session after breakfast."

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  • Review by Sagelanca from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Truly the most stunning place, hidden off the end of Palolem Beach. The owner, Anand, has decorated the whole place so nicely making it a little paradise and completely different than anywhere else nearby. The yoga and meditation teachers are phenomenal and it is suitable for all levels from beginner and on. The food is delicious and the rooms are clean and well equipped with all essentials. I went by myself for a week and made some lovely friends who I am still in touch with. Really fun, peaceful, and helpful to my yoga and meditation practice!"

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  • Review by Sally-Anne from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful time staying in the Village for six nights - the yoga, food and surroundings were fantastic, and the atmosphere laid back and happy. The village itself is in the beautiful jungle, just away from the main beach at Palolem, and it is lovely. The yoga and meditation teachers were all brilliant, including Anand who runs the place- I really enjoyed his Hatha and pranayama / meditation classes. You can also drop in to classes if you are staying elsewhere. "

    "If you practice yoga and want a great experience of it in India then I would highly recommend Earth Yoga Village."

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  • Review by Carina Fresca
    10 out of 10

    "Just pure Bliss!!! This place is so peaceful, you will not want to leave it anymore. The owner makes you feel at home and keeps you smiling every day! I really enjoyed my stay. Totally recommended! "

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  • Review by Cheyl Louise
    10 out of 10

    "Of 7 months travelling so far, I know that my week at EYV will stand out as one of the very best."

    "It is a place where travel expectation lives and breathes, with beautiful jungle and beach surroundings, a tranquil lifestyle and genuine relaxation. A place where the grass really IS greener."

    "As a rare affordable yoga experience, it is perfect for backpackers to take some time out and try something different. Yoga and meditation for all experience levels."

    "As with all unforgettable times it was the people who made it. Instructors Selina, Kacy and Saskia are absolute babes and Anand who runs it is always around to help you out with anything you need. As spiritual guides they all excel if you are open to what they can teach you. I don't consider myself Buddhist but certainly learnt some practical ways to ease stress and deal with life's challenges. I felt truly looked after. Don't miss out on a massage either, I had a therapeutic massage with Mickey that wasn't like most of the very structured 'on the clock' ones you will get elsewhere, but be warned he books up fast."

    "I would passionately recommend this place to anyone who is friendly, open minded and doesn't mind/is up for trying a bit of yoga."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "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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  • Review by Dessyslava Kunovska
    10 out of 10

    "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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  • Review by Trygve S.
    10 out of 10

    "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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  • Review by Sian Williams
    9 out of 10

    "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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  • Review by Jade Amanda Harris from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "This retreat has a great Hatha yoga class. I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend taking a session."

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Goa, India

Earth Yoga Village is dedicated to creating a supportive environment, where you can reconnect with yourself and rejuvenate, while offering yoga teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops in India.

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Low season 
  • October 22 to December 1, 2017
  • February 25 to May 15, 2018

High season 
  • December 3, 2017 to February 24, 2018

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