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14 Days Budget Student Yoga Retreat in India

  • Gokarna Beach, Karnataka, India


Affordable Yoga Retreat India

Join Inner Fire for a high quality yoga and meditation retreat at a low price and your own en-suite beach hut. During the retreat you will be a student for Inner Fire’s teacher training participants, having access to all the classes they do with already qualified and experienced teachers. You can attend as little or as much as you wish, have time to relax, wander, explore, and enjoy the delights of Gokarna and surrounding beaches, natural wonders, and temples.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Sunset meditation sessions
  • Plenty of free time to explore the surrounding areas
  • 13 nights’ accommodation
  • Gorgeous beachside vibe
  • Daily sattvic meals

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 6.

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • Children are allowed as non-participating guests.

  • 13 days with instruction
  • English
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For the retreat, your accommodation will be in en-suite beach huts. These are clean with basic amenities, double bed, and Western style toilet. Dining will be in the resort restaurant and the classes will be mainly in the open air.

Your daily schedule in this retreat is flexible but it could be something like this:

  • 06:30 Personal yoga practice and development, asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), pratyhara (concentration), and meditation
  • 09:30 Indian breakfast
  • 10:30 Active and alive yoga philosophy including mantra and mudra and how ancient wisdom is still relevant to your practice and lives today
  • 13:00 Chai and snacks
  • 13:30 Karma yoga project and teaching practice
  • 15:30 Yoga teaching on all aspects including anatomy and physiology
  • 18:00 Sunset meditation
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 Quiz, discussion, and other activities to aid learning
  • 20:30 Study time, spiritual diary, questions, and concerns
  • Deyna Hirst

    Deyna, also known as Uma, has teaching qualifications in Hatha yoga, Dru yoga, and yoga therapy. She has experience in Sivananda, Iyengar, and Bihar yoga. Deyna has been teaching and training for 15 years in the United Kingdom and India, has written two books, and is also a qualified social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

  • Arjuna

    Arjuna is Indian born and is a qualified Sivananda teacher, studying at ashrams in Kerala and the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu. He specializes in chanting and will also organize the Karma yoga and local excursions

This retreat will be held at Gokarna, a temple town on the beautiful coast line of Karnataka in Southern India, where cows still wander the street and golden sand meets ocean waves. You will have your own en-suite hut adjacent to the beach plus enjoy locally sourced sattvic food. There are local shops nearby.

  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Yoga shala

Two daily meals are included in the price of the retreat. The food will be vegetarian and cooked on site, and based on sattvic diet to support your yoga learning. Most Southern Indian cooking is naturally wheat and dairy free, but please ask if you have additional dietary needs.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Ayurvedic
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Aside from yoga and meditation, there will be time to visit the shops and cafes, swim or laze, walk on the beach, between coves, and in the forest, have an Ayurvedic massage, visit temples, natural wonders, and a nearby ashram, or take a boat to dolphin watch. Surfing, kayaking, parasailing, and banana boats are also possible at a nearby beach. Some nights, you will have music and fires on the beach or go out into the town for festival night.

  • 2 vegetarian sattvic meals per day
  • 13 nights’ accommodation
  • All teaching and facilitation
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga mat
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Immunizations
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI) or Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request.

Arrival by taxi

From Goa, you can hire a taxi for 35 GBP to Gokarna. The journey will take approximately three hours.

Kendal, United Kingdom

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from US$552

14 days / 13 nights


Arrival: Monday November 14, 2016
Departure: Sunday November 27, 2016

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