Lotus Nature Cure is a distinctive, all-inclusive refuge offering structured holistic health retreats in the comfort of a holiday home nestled in Goa.
Yoga Retreats (2)
Nicole Steiner Bejar
from Israel, October 2019
I had a really great week with dr. Patil he’s an amazing human being and really went above and beyond to meet all of our needs.
The food is super tasty and healthy, the installations are perfectly clean, the treatments are amazing!!
Would recommend this to everyone and will definitely come back in the future. 😊😊
from Netherlands, October 2019
"Amazing retreat with great Ayurvedic treatments,great value!"
De most positive of this yoga retreat was that I felt like I was at home, with pure, warm hearted and hospital people accomodating to all my needs in ways that exceeded my expectations. Dr. Patil and his family really made an effort to make you feel as comfortable as possible to make your stay as great as possible for you :) On top of that, the Hatha & Nidra yoga were great and the Ayurvedic treatments were amazing too. I've never had 6 90-minute massages - performed with the greatest care and patience - in 8 days before! If you are looking for great value for money, go to this retreat!
from Serbia, October 2019
"Relaxing and enjoyable week at Lotus Nature Care"
A highlight was the daily massage treatments. Excellent food and very clean facilities. Yoga outside daily was very nice. A great place to relax and meet other yogis from around the world.
Maria Josephine Cavanah
from Philippines, September 2019
"Perfect wellness treat"
I enjoyed my stay very much. The rooms are cleaned every day and Dr. Patill was very accommodating as well as the whole crew. Having a massage everyday was just what I need to make it my perfect wellness treat!
from United Arab Emirates, July 2019
"The best yoga retreat ever!!!"
Dr Patil is an exceptional person! He spent so much time with our group, not only teaching yoga and meditation, but also talking to us about yoga philosophy etc. The time spent there felt like a time spent with the family ever! Dr Patil serves the BEST Vegan food ever! Also the staff is great!!! Definitely will be back!
from Qatar, June 2019
"more than yoga... a wellness experience."
from United Kingdom, February 2019
I loved my week at this special place...
I went alone and there were 5 of us and I could not have wished for a better group to be with ..
Dr patil and his staff were welcoming and kind and could not do enough for us.
The food was healthy and delicious and the daily massages and treatments amazing.
I felt stretched relaxed and invigorated after my week here and would definitely recommend it..
from United Kingdom, February 2019
Yoga sessions are challenging enough for experienced and explained enough for beginners. Vegetarian food is varied and freshly cooked. Plenty of fresh fruit. Treatments are thorough and personalised. Very peaceful surroundings. Visits to beach and surrounding areas can be arranged.
Ramesh Kumar Gauba Gauba
from India, February 2019
VERY FRIENDLY TREATMENT TO ALL GUEST
from United Kingdom, January 2019
"Excellent experience "
great hatha and ashtanga yoga sessions on the beach and in the garden, deliciously fresh and home cooked vegan meals, relaxing and refreshing Ayurveda treatments.
We loved everything about our stay and will definitely go back!
from United Kingdom, December 2018
"A Life Changer "
I booked to go to Lotus Nature Cure as I was advised to start yoga by my chiropractor and I was spending a week in India seeing the sights so decided to extend my stay. Yoga early in the morning and on the beach in the evening watching the sunset. I did find the yoga difficult to begin with but with the guidance of Dr Patil
,after 7 day,s I was able to do a headstand. Not bad at 54 years of age! The accommodation was more than I had expected for the price I paid. Air conditioned, private bathroom, very comfy bed and roomy. The food was excellent, I wanted all the recipes, and so healthy. But the reason I headed this the 'Best thing I have ever done' is that I have had plantar fasciitis in both feet for over two years. Very painful walking distances and when I awoke in the mornings – sometimes quite excruciating. I have had numerous treatments over the past two years, including steroid injection, shockwave therapy, exercises, binding my feet, acupuncture and others. When I arrived I had a consultation with Dr Patil and we discussed my heel pain. He discovered that my calf muscles were extremely knotted and after a week of them being massaged, that is probably putting it in very layman’s terms, they are completely free of pain It is fantastic and I am so pleased I went to this retreat. I have been given a new lease of life and love the yoga.
from United States, December 2018
"Life changing. "
Instructor amazing. Trips out, cultural and meaningful. Excellent value for money. Massages great. Would thoroughly recommend.
from United Kingdom, December 2018
"Wonderful experience "
Loved the daily massages. Dr Patil couldn't have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. He drove me to a Pharmacy when I needed it and was a constant taxi service to meet everybody's needs!
from Czechia, November 2018
"Amazing yoga retreat"
Doctor Patil is a very nice and kind yoga instructor, who helps you with any kind of issues. The staff is composed of only nice people, providing excellent food and amazing massages. If you just want to relax and you do not expect busy beach resorts around, then this place is perfect for you!
from United Kingdom, November 2018
"My first retreat"
Nothing was too much trouble - I was very well looked after by Dr Patil, his family and all the staff there. I joined in with all the yoga even though it was my first time and just did as much as I could - spurred on by the thought of the lovely treatments, which were excellent. The food was amazing, not too spicy and would really like to have some of the recipes. Dr Patil also took us on a hike to visit a temple and to a Spice Farm.
from United Kingdom, November 2018
"Wellbeing in Goa"
Dr Patil was so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, he ensured my daughter and I were able to get the most out of our stay with him, his family and his team. The treatments and therapists were excellent. Food was delicious and I have never been a vegan. As a beginner to yoga I noticed such a difference in my flexibility and adaptability to the poses by the end of the week and to watch the sun go down on the beautiful Goan beach was incredible. He took us to the beach every day and we enjoyed a trip to a Spice Plantation and a trek up a mountain (not quite as easy for a woman in her 50s) to spectacular views. Would love to make this a yearly trip.
from Philippines, September 2018
We loved all: the yoga classes, the terapy, the really tasty food, the acomodations, the staff, the house, the environment! We are very gratefull! 🙏 🇵🇹
from United States, July 2018
"Amazing place for yoga and a retirement"
Patil, the yoga teacher, is a really nice man, he transmit peace and good mood. The massage of Narai are really good and the therapy. All the family makes you feel like at home, Manish is very friendly and helpful. The room is very good, very comfortable. The place is so quiet amd nice, i was in rainy season, so I cant enjoy the beach, but it is an excelent place. The food really good, I've never try so tasty vegan food. Thanks a lot for an unforgetable week
from United Arab Emirates, April 2018
"Excellent Yoga Sessions "
Dr. Patil,is not only very good yoga expert but also very good human being.The way he thought yoga by making things easy and comfortable was recommended.The Staff also provide the same level of comfort during the stay.The food and
everything was just made with so much love and passion. I really learnt the yoga, the ayurvedic treatments and the Veg food. A nice and open wide beach is just 2 kms away from the house and mode of transportation can be walking,by cycle and dropped out by cat. Due to high work life pressure i wanted to take yoga seasion and the way programme is designed will make you leave the place with a calm and peaceful heart. I definitely recommend it - you won't regret your stay there. Preeti
from India, March 2018
"A wonderful place to take time out for yourself"
A great combination of yoga, fantastic ayurvedic treatments plus time in the afternoons for enjoying the beautiful nearby beaches (Benaulim, Fatrade) or shopping (Margao market, Colva market). Food was great, healty and varied, staff were tremendously friendly and helpful. Felt relaxed and rejuvenated after my weeks stay and an additional highlight was to meet such lovely people also doing the retreat. Would highly recommend
from United States, March 2018
"Unique Immersive Path to Wellness"
One-week back from 7 days at Lotus Nature Cure and I cannot sing its praises highly enough - or wait to return! A group of strangers from all over the world, of varying ages, genders and fitness levels, felt instantly like family. In addition to being great fun, communal meals were healthful, satisfying and delicious. Though I arrived with friends, I would be happy to return unaccompanied, knowing that LNC pulls one into an immediate, sustaining, gentle embrace. Simple rooms were clean and comfortable - hot water, good beds, air conditioning, with lovely jungle views and serenading birds. Group Hatha Yoga classes geared to all levels were conducted skillfully by the doctor, with more advanced and challenging classes taught by his wife. The individually prescribed treatments lasted a luxurious 90-minutes and were the best I’ve ever experienced. Special kudos to the yoga practice at sunset on a nearby, world-class beach, offering clean, warm ocean, gentle waves and endless walks. Beach shack bars offered lounge chairs and umbrellas, free of charge, and very delicious fresh-fruit drinks. I also thoroughly enjoyed the field trips, including shopping, a Hindi prayer service and a full and exciting day at a Spice Farm. I left with a solid foundation for implementing simple, practical life-style changes to maintain and advance my new-found wellness of body and spirit. A most sincere and humble thank you to the doctor, his family & staff.
from Denmark, February 2018
"A warm and heartful experience"
Our stay at Lotus Nature Cure was such a nice experience. Everything was just made with so much love and passion. We really enjoyed the yoga, the treatments and the food which is ayurvedic. Also the place is very close to a nice and open wide beach. Both me and my boyfriend left the place after a week with a calm and peaceful heart. Patila and his family makes sure you will have the best stay! We can definitely recommend it - you won't regret your stay there. Kind regards Alan & Anne
from Czechia, February 2018
"Yoga was almost the same everyday, not varied"
Massage and organization
from Norway, February 2018
"Good value for money"
Very Good yoga, very good and healthy foods. Friendly staff. Clean and nice and calm rooms. Very good treatments. We felt very healthy after one week stay her. Hope to come back next year.
from South Africa, January 2018
"I had a wonderful time.Everything was just as I had hoped."
The therapies were amazing. Thank you for everything 😊
from Belgium, January 2018
"A wonderful rejuvenating experience"
I enjoyed every moment of my staying at the Lotus Nature retreat. I was surrounded by very open, smiling and wholehearted people. The yoga classes were so well balanced with the treatments, visits and the leisure activities that at the end of the day you were enjoying a wonderful and peaceful tiredness. Dr Patil and his wife are very good and patient yoga instructors. I felt myself progressing with my yoga postures every day.
I will definitely come back!
from Qatar, December 2017
"Amazing experience "
Loved the experience from start to finish. The Dr was kind and went above and beyond to meet our needs. A well structured day with time to do things alone. All the staff were wonderful and they made it a real sense of community. I would love to go back.
from United Kingdom, December 2017
"Great place to learn yoga"
This is a place to learn the yoga moves as well as the principals the time goes so fast and the different therapies make this so different to other retreats
from New Zealand, December 2017
"A two week boost towards better health. "
Yoga classes were held in the cool of early morning and again in the early evening so that it wasn't too hot. We usually went to the beach for sunset yoga, which was just beautiful. Dr Patil, his family and staff were warm and welcoming and very helpful and attentive. The food was delicious and not too heavy. My room, ensuite and balcony were very nice, and very comfortable. Great chillout space upstairs for the guests to relax or for yoga during wet weather. Good WiFi.
The massages and treatments were awesome! I'll definitely return to Lotus Nature Cure in the future.
from United Kingdom, December 2017
The beach was beautiful but not walking distance in heat.
Massages amazing. It was worth going just for those.
from Slovak Republic, December 2017
"Amazing ayurvedic yoga retreat "
I loved the yoga lessons, the ayurvedic treatments as well as the food and incredible hospitality of the owner.
Iman Al Chaikh
from Lebanon, November 2017
"Definitely will come back to this beautiful and welcoming ce"
I like the treatment, the practice , the food and the very helpful and warm welcoming staff , I just felt like home .
from United States, November 2017
"Very relaxed and professional"
The treatments where great and the food. Interesting excursions. Nice staff. Excellent service in every aspect.
from United Kingdom, November 2017
"A Hidden Little Gem "
Truly one of the most incredible experiences ever! Wow... I have only positive things to say about this beautiful little gem hidden in Orlim, Goa.
From the place it’s self, to the yoga, treatments, food, excursions and the generosity from all the staff is 5 gold stars from me! I will be back next year, that I do know. I was extremely sad to leave, I felt healthier, I’d lost weight and most importantly I felt totally relaxed. Dr Patil you and your family, staff are truly wonderful.
from Germany, November 2017
"A perfect week of detox, relax and pleasure!"
Dr. Patil is a wonderful person! The staff is very welcoming and friendly. Yoga at the beach was a dream come true and the massages were absolutely amazing. Far more than I initially thought this visit will be, and beyond expectations as to the value for money, the effects on overall well-being and the results on weight, shape and wellness.
from Denmark, October 2017
"Very good expirience"
Doctor Patil is very helpful and have a great philosophy of life. The level of yoga was so I could follow and in just one week I felt great improvement.
from Ireland, October 2017
Dr. Patil and his team where outstanding. Yoga at 6.30am and 5.30pm both one hour and half sessions where soothing and rejuvenating. Also the massages where excellent. Dr. Patil was very attentive, its a true gem. Bicycles are available to use to cycle to village near by where supermarket, chemist etc. All meals where so fresh and local sourced and where cooked with love. There is a beach near by which is beautiful and Dr. Patil dropped us there. I travelled from Ireland. All I can say is Dr. Patil is brilliant and his family are so welcoming and nothing is any trouble. I could not recommend it highly enough.
from Canada, October 2017
"A perfect place to unwind, relax and practice yoga "
I had a very relaxing week at the Lotus Nature Cure retreat thanks to the warm and hospitality of Dr. Patil, his staff and family. The best part of the retreat was definitely the 90 massage everyday. The yoga was great and the ayurveda food made me feel super healthy by the end my one week stay there. We also did yoga on the beach which was very nice. Overall, I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a quiet retreat to relax and unwind.
from Slovak Republic, October 2017
"Great time and relax for 3 weeks"
loved the massages, excellent vegan food, yoga was very good, nice and very green place, beautiful beach some 3 km to die for
from United States, October 2017
"Exceptional 7 days @ Lotus Nature Cure"
From the moment of pick-up @ airport @ 4am (organised efficiently by Dr. Patil) to my departure 7 days later it was a wonderful experience. My first time doing Yoga so I had no idea to expect. The atmosphere was welcoming, accommodation was basic but everything you needed - cleaned daily with sheets & towels changed - extra if needed. Meals were amazing and I looked forward to them - best vegetarian I have had and if food did not suit all you had to do was speak to Dr. Patil (I did not need this!!). Yoga classes were excellent and I looked forward to them each day - particularly Yoga on the beach when it was not raining. Dr. Patil did not push us beyond our capabilities although you were given encouraged to try different asanas if you could and I found that I because more flexible as the days went by. The massages were amazing - one each day which left me feeling amazing (best massages I have had). An outside Ayurvedic practitioner came and went through some history of Ayurveda and we got a constitution questionnaire to complete to see own Ayurvedic constitution which was extremely useful. Dr. Patil following up on this by taking us through a daily Ayurvedic routine...which we could adopt easily into our daily/weekly routines - I found this extremely beneficial. Dr. Patil took us to the Spice Plantation and also to a Temple and also to the market in Margao. He took us to the beach & ATM's trips! and anywhere we wanted to go. Beach @ Fatrade was beautiful for walks, & Yoga.
from United Kingdom, September 2017
Great food, massages and friendly staff!
from United Kingdom, September 2017
Me and my friend we spend a week there and we both had an amazing time! Dr. Patil and his family made us feel special and helped us a lot. The yoga classes, the treatment and the food was amazing! We learnt a lots of new stuff about yoga, health treatment as well as about ourselves! Doctor Patil took us to Spice Farm, Hindu Temple and also to the beaches or town or basically wherever we wanted to go in our free time! This is definitely a place to visit!
from United Kingdom, September 2017
"Highly recommend peaceful break "
I spent a week at Lotus Nature Cure in September and had the most relaxing time. Yoga as the sun rose, nutritious vegetarian meals, brilliant massages and free time to wander amongst the palm-lined roads of Goa. Dr Patil and his wife are brilliant yoga teachers, taking the time to teach it properly and help you personally. The spiritual side is really great to learn about too.
from India, July 2017
"Perfectly relaxing week"
I stayed in this retreat for one full week in the beginning of June. They took very well care of me. The yoga was very good, at the end of the week I noticed I had become more flexible. In the evenings we could often practise the yoga on the beach, which was very nice. The massages were the best I have ever had! Every day they provided a different massage, depending on your request and/or injuries. The location and house itself were good and easy to find. Nearby the beach so everyday I went to spend some time at the beach. The food was excellent and around the house was jungle which gave a very relaxing ambiance. Thank you so much dr. Patil and all the staff!
from Brazil, July 2017
"Lotus nature cure review "
Dr Patel and his staff were so welcoming from the second I arrived. Despite it raining every day and being completely out of season, I had the best time! The room was really clean, and cleaners came by every day. The yoga was great. I have only done yoga a couple of times so dr Patel adapted well to my level! The food was amazing, the surroundings are beautiful and the massages were incredible! Dr Patel really went out of his way dropping us into town during the day and having washing done for me. I was so sad to leave and I will deffinitely go back there and also recommend to friends and family. Overall amazing experience all round :-)
from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, June 2017
I stayed for 7 days. Really enjoyed myself. Relaxing area, loads of Yoga, good food and great massages. Great value for money
from Netherlands, June 2017
"Personal makes it easier to start"
De.patel was great on a personal level. I had some operations and didn't know if I would manage the yoga exercises but he took good care of me and will continue with the exercises. Overall a great healing and learning experience
from United Arab Emirates, June 2017
"Great place with great people!"
If you are looking to run away from a hectic life, this is the right place. Dr. Patil and his staff are so kind and hospitable. Food was simple and very tasty. Yoga poses are quite simple, but the meditation followed after is great. I couldn't expect my week to be any better. Will highly recommend to all my friends!
from United Kingdom, April 2017
the Doctor and his wife were very kind and helpful. it was peaceful/ calming, the staff were also very friendly and kind, cant say enough about all their help! very kind caring people..
from Germany, September 2019
"Sehr zu empfehlen!"
Das Haus liegt in einem kleinen Wald in sehr ruhiger Lage. Dennoch sind einige Läden und ein kleiner Ort zu Fuß erreichbar.
Die Zimmer sind geräumig und haben einen Balkon. Dr. Patil, seine Familie und Mitarbeitenden sind sehr freundlich, zuvorkommend und herzlich. Es war ein toller und entspannender Aufenthalt, den ich sofort wiederholen wurde.
from Algeria, August 2019
Patter was a lovely host, taking care of us every single moment. The food was incredible and we felt great after a few days of yoga and healthy eating.
The surroundings were amazing, perfect to be in touch with nature.
Yago Lopez Sacristan
from India, July 2019
"Excellent yoga retreat in India"
I recommend this yoga retreat 1000% ! The Dr Patil was really nice and always taking care of us, taking us to the beach and for treks during the breaks. The treatments were varied and really professionals. Yoga classes were also varied, with mantras, asanas, meditation and relaxation. The indian ayurvedic meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) were just amazing, there were more delicious the one from the other :) Rooms were also really confortable, with AC, balcony, towels were changed everyday and blankets every two days, room was cleaned every day ! We will come back for sure, we loved it so much and miss it already...
from France, March 2019
"The house with good vibes"
Warmth, friendliness of all the members of the house
Dr Patil is attentive to every guest’s needs n is always ready to help
Good Ayurveda massage team, also very attentive to your needs
A place where you can really tank up positive energy
from India, February 2019
"Excellent endroit pour recevoir des traitements ayurvedic"
Tout l’ambiance familiale, les traitements, massages, le yoga au coucher du soleil sur la place et la nourriture équilibrée et d’excelente qualité
from Netherlands, February 2019
De kleinschaligheid, het gast zijn bij Dokter Patil en zijn gezin en staf en daarmee een authentieke Yoga Ayurvedische ervaring te hebben, is wat ik erg fijn vond. De persoonlijke aandacht qua yoga en massages. De invulling van het programma, maar ook de ruimte om je eigen gang te gaan. De service die door dokter Patil geleverd werd. Zeer behulpzaam. Hij bracht ons b.v. elke dag naar het strand. Het eten was daarbij geweldig! Na 10 dagen voel ik me als herboren!
from France, November 2018
L'accueil, la gentillesse, la serviabilité et l'écoute
from Netherlands, November 2018
Het was een zeer bijzondere ervaring. De yogalessen vroeg in de ochtend met de ontwakende oerwoudgeluiden en die in de avond aan het strand met ondergaande zon zijn onvergetelijk. Ook de zorg en aandacht die je van het hele team krijgt is geweldig. Ik heb daarnaast geweldig genoten van het eten, compleet vegan, maar ik heb niets gemist. Herboren ben ik terug gekomen. Ik kom graag nog een keer!!!
from United Kingdom, July 2018
Relaxed, professional, personal
from United States, June 2018
"Yoga & Wellness mit viel Strand und schönen Erlebnissen"
Der Tagesablauf war sehr gut strukturiert mit ausreichend Zeit für eigene Unternehmungen. Hatha Yoga in Verbindung mit Meditation war eine sehr gute Mischung. Die Massagen waren sehr entspannend.
from Netherlands, April 2018
"prrfecte plek om tot rust te komen"
de liefde en zorg vannde familie en de heerlijke massages en yogalessen
from United States, April 2018
"Sehr gutes und anspruchsvolles Yoga. "
Der Tagesablauf, Yoga am Strand und in den Morgenstunden, exzellente Küche, familiäre Atmosphäre, Massagen
from India, March 2018
"Spontaner Yoga Urlaub in Südgoa"
Das Essen war immer frisch und ausgeglichen, zwar fleischlos aber täglich mit frischen Früchten. Das Ehepaar ging auf alle Sonderwünsche ein, sehr persönlich.
from Germany, March 2018
Yoga Praxis, Unterkunft, Umgebung, Strand, sehr nettes Personal, sehr erholsame Massagen und Wellnessbehandlungen, leckeres Essen, Ruhe, Entspannung
from France, March 2018
Attention constante et bienveillante du professeur, qualifié des soins , parfaite propreté
from Austria, February 2018
die ruhe der lage, dass wir zum strand gefahren wurden, die Hilfsbereitschaft und die gesamte angenehme betreeund im haus
from Netherlands, January 2018
"The best gift I have given myself"
I felt at home from the start. The food, The Yoga lessons, the massages.. it was so good !!
I felt totally relax at the end of the week. I want to go back next year !
It was the best gift I have given myself !
from France, October 2017
L' ambiance générale de la cure est propice à la remise en forme. Yoga 3h par jour, repas réguliers, bons et très variés. L'ensemble du personnel présent est aux petits soins. Parfait!!
from France, October 2017
"Séjour exceptionnel "
Accueil respectueux et chaleureux
Yoga et méditation. Intense et riche
from Austria, September 2017
"It felt like home away from home"
The yoga lessons: challenging, diversified and very enjoyable
The Atmosphere: you almost stay in the Jungle, very peaceful
The staff: Dr. Patil and his staff are very good people, so welcoming and attentive
The food: very healthy, delicious and lots of variety
The treatments: I enjoyed every moments of the long, relaxing and oily Ayurveda treatments
I learned a lot about how to live a healthier life and had a deeply calming week.
from India, August 2017
"Good ayurvedic massages but i didn't like yoga class"
Nice place, clean, food healthy which was ok for me.
Good ayurvedic massages.
During free time, he could drive us close by to a city or to the beach.
from French Guiana, April 2017
Excellente retraite yoga, la bienveillance du Dr Patil et de son équipe, les cours, les soins, la nourriture, la possibilité d'aller à la plage et d'y pratiquer le yoga au coucher du soleil... un moment privilégié pour prendre soin de soi, trouver la sérénité et les clefs pour prolonger ce bien-être chez soi grâce aux conseils reçus.
from United Kingdom, October 2019
"Great place for beginners who are serious about yoga"
The overall atmosphere was consistently pleasant. All facilities were very clean. The treatments were amazing! The instructor very kind and caring, the staff too. He drove us to the beach and into town for shopping and picked us back up.
from India, September 2019
"Best sneak peak to a healthy lifestyle "
It was an amamazing experience to stay at Lotus Nature Cure, all the sessions are very well structured and very relaxing. Dr. Patil is a very warm person and is full of knowledge. I'm taking away memories as well as loads of learning from this short course. Thank you.
from Denmark, April 2019
Great variety in food as well as excellent taste - don't think we ate the same meal twice during the four days.
Got to learn about yoga philosophy more in depth as well - we had the opportunity to talk to a doctor about our respective doshas, or constitution.
All the staff there were very friendly/kind and went out of their way to help if you wanted anything. The massages were very thorough and relaxing.
The yoga sessions were well guided and within our ability range. The classes for us were also small - only 3 students which was good.
Really scenic accommodation - doing yoga in garden each morning was really invigorating!
Overall exceedingly good value for money - would definitely go again.
from United Kingdom, February 2019
"Very relaxing 4 days! "
The therapies!!! The therapies exceeded all expectations, they were all over an hour and was the highlight of our retreat, the overall experience was hugely relaxing and was exactly what my friend and I were looking for. The treatments were catered for each individual which was great, the food was also incredible, I was very nervous things would be spicy however, the ayurvedic food was delicious, the yoga and pranayama was also relaxing. Lovely location overlooking the forest and near to a beautiful quite beach. Highly recommend! The perfect 4 days to shut off from the world, my friend and I also used this opportunity to do a digital detox and it was fantastic. We felt safe whilst we were there and left feeling extremely relaxed! Thank you to the wonderful team!
from Sweden, February 2019
I loved the yoga (especially the time we did morning yoga on the beach), the food, the type of people there (older and very chill)
from Colombia, February 2019
The place is awesome to have some days off treating yourself, great healthy food, daily activities, staff ultra friendly.
from India, December 2018
"A Hidden Gem of a Place"
I couldn't have asked for a more restful, nourishing and caring environment to experience a few days of self care. This is a very authentic personal experience being a guest within a compound where the family is also living with a small group of people. I thoroughly enjoyed the healthy home cooked meals, yoga twice a day in beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful Ayurveda treatments. I look forward to returning.
from India, December 2018
"Great times with great people"
Dr. Patil was amazing. He has a great understanding of yoga on and off the mat. He made me feel at home from the second I arrived. The treatments were very relaxing they give you the treatment that most suits your needs. Yoga on the beach as the sunsets was a highlight. It was a great way to end my traveling. He organized a taxi to the airport for me and let me have a very late check out.
from Qatar, August 2018
loved the vegan food, Loved the yoga morning and evening. The place is very nice.
from India, August 2018
We arrived as a family of four.
Mother and three grown up children.Mother very keen on yoga,children willing to give it a go,if they had to!
The twice daily yoga sessions were perfect for our ability,pushing us as far as we could achieve,with clear instruction and perfecting our poses.
The food was healthy,plentiful and not highly spiced.
The spa treatments were far superior to anything I have experienced in the past.Strong ,full body massage with hot stone/ exfoliation/steam.
My daughter was too embarrassed to have full body massage but they were happy to spend the same time with back and arm massages,without causing embarrassment to her,followed by steam treatments.
Dr Patil was happy to drop us to the beach and pick us up,in the free time.We could have borrowed bicycles and travelled around.
He could not have been more helpful and caring.
from United States, June 2018
"Best host in India"
The food was my favorite part. It was absolutely amazing! Dr. Patil was always accommodating all our wishes with a smiling face.
from United States, May 2018
"Wondeful yoga retreat"
This was a small retreat which I liked very much. Dr Patil teaches a very nice Hatha yoga class along with pranayama breathing, with variations each day. The morning class was outside the retreat house on a platform surrrounded by trees with birds singing. The evening yoga was held on the beach, with the surf crashing and a nice breeze - very welcome in April with the high temps and humidity. I believe the meals were Ayurvedic ( vegetarian) and very tasty. Each meal began iwith a generous bowl of local seasonal fruits. A highlight was the three Ayurvedic treatments included in the retreat - avalitley womderful! Mr
Dr Patil and his wife have a lovely yoga practice which they share and they both have kind and generous spirits which add to the experience. I highly reccomended this retreat! Another highlight was a trip to a local spice plantation which was very informative and included a lovely buffet lunch. I defiantly felt my yoga practice grow stronger in my four day retreat at Lotus Nature Cure.
from United Kingdom, February 2018
Yoga instruction was thorough and aimed at all capabilities. Daily massages were wonderful and invigorating. Food excellent so much variety. Tried things I had not eaten before. Accommodation - large rooms all with balconies and views over palm filled gardens.
from India, January 2018
"Hidden champion for relaxing yoga & ayurveda treatments"
I liked the nice atmosphere within a a small group and Iragoudas family. They drove me everyday to the beach, which is around 4km away. It was great, to have 3 meals a days, which I'm used to. The ayurvedic massage made my body feel great again. The beach is not croweded, they have chairs and umbrellas.
from United Kingdom, October 2017
"Home away from home"
+ Home cooked delicious, healthy, vegetarian food with endless top-ups
+ Fresh fruit every evening
+ Relaxing massages from kind and attentive professionals
+ Dr Patil will take you to the beaches and provide information on how to spend your free time
+ Comfortable and clean rooms with very powerful showers
+ Constant hot water supply
+ Lots of cultural information
+ Beach yoga
+ We were taken to a local celebration for Diwali
from Taiwan, August 2017
"Perfect, relaxing stay."
Wonderfully peaceful setting. Dr Patil and his family go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need, providing transportation to the beach every day and sightseeing opportunities. Delicious food and incredible massages. Yoga was great for beginners with everything well explained and demonstrated.
from India, August 2017
Massages were good.
from United States, August 2017
"Hidden Gem in Goa"
Dr. Patel is so passionate about what he does. The food was fantastic, the massages were incredible, and yoga was great. He uses his own house for the retreat and it's all so convenient. It was a very relaxing but challenging (in a good way) four days. Dr. Patel drove us himself to do a few things during the afternoons. He was always willing to answer any questions or help us with anything. Lotus is just a great place to be and I would highly recommend it to friends and family.
from United States, July 2017
Dr. Patil and his team are very kind, friendly, and talented. The massages were incredible, and the yoga was the perfect balance of challenging and do-able. The accommodation was in a basic homestay style in beautiful, peaceful nature.
from India, June 2017
"Extremely relaxing break."
Beautiful rooms in a perfect location, quiet and 'away from it all'.
The whole family and staff there were friendly and welcoming and very professional.
Food was delicious and massage treatments were of a high standard.
The whole retreat was extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
from India, December 2018
I would recommend Lotus Natur Cure to anyone who is looking for a few days off everything. A truly back-to-the-roots experience. Even if you do not want to do yoga everyday, you will want to... Also recommandable to absolute beginners like me
from India, October 2018
Gute Yoga Stunden morgens und abends, wir wurden auf Wunsch kostenlos zum Strand gefahren, der wunschön und ruhig ist, serviceorientiert.
Silvia Núñez Laguna
from India, September 2018
Me cambió por dentro y por fuera.
from France, August 2017
"Not as good as the reviews I had read"
- The place was clean
-the food though not to my taste, was of good quality ( homemade )
-the massages were excellents
The retreat is really an incredibly special experience. I arrived with the intention of staying only 3-4 days and ended up staying 7-8 (only leaving as I had a flight to catch!). The holistic attention to ourselves which we often lack in our hectic western world is wonderfully therapeutic and indeed I left feeling altogether more 'well' in every sense (mind, body, spirit). The retreat manages this by incorporating twice daily yoga, daily Ayurvedic treatment (including different types of massages & reflexology) and excellent meals. Yes these are healthy and fairly simple (I've heard others knock this a little but the food in necessarily part of the process) but equally delicious and varied.. and plenty to go around if folk want more one/two servings. In the middle of the day there is the chance to visit local places, beaches and temples and Dr Patil was kind enough to suggest and take us there (I went in monsoon so with greater numbers this may be more difficult logistically I imagine, but taxis are very cheap and many places are walkable)
Furthermore Dr Patil, his family and all the staff are one of the most honest, kind, genuine and polite set of people I've had the pleasure to meet. The philosophy of 'love all serve all' is manifest wholly. I had a wonderful time and intend to return in February :)
from Marbella - Spain,
"My stay at Lotus Mature yoga Was wonderful "
My stay at Lotus Mature yoga
Was wonderful , loved the yoga
And the treatments were Superb
The Dr looks after everybody with so
I really recommend the place and I will
Go there again.
I loved Dr. Patil's hospitality and his dedication to accommodate all wishes and make my and my fellow retreat members' stay as comfortable as possible. Bonding with your fellow travellers is easy and comes naturally, since you all go by the same daily activities. I loved this, especially since I'm a solo traveller amd really welcomed the company. Premises were clean and organized, the wellness treatments were heavenly.
The only proper criticism I feel like leaving, is that the retreat was overbooked several times during the days I spent there. Myself and few other guests who exceeded the guest house's capacity were put in an external holiday house, which was nice per se, but made the daily life fairly complicated since you couldn't go to your room to nap or shower during the day, since you had to be driven there and back with a car, so we ended up hanging out awkwardly with a day bag packed in the common spaces of the guest house, in between activities. This is very uncomfortable with a daily schedule that requires you to be present in the guest house quite a lot.
Food was very clean and will work great as a cleanse type vegetarian diet, but knowing the potential of the Indian cuisine, I felt it was fairly simple. Yoga lessons with the Doctor were a bit repetitive and after few days I missed some variety, but the routine did wonders to muscles though so I thank for the workout! On my last day Doctor's wife kept us an advanced lesson which was very different, enjoyable though I couldn't exactly keep up:D
The staff was amazing, everyone of them!
from United Kingdom,
The most relaxing holiday ever. We both really enjoyed it. Dr Patil was very accommodating and exceptionally helpful. Fatima was a brilliant masseuse, the food was tasty and I’m really back into my Yoga now. Thank you so much for a wonderful time.
Sonia's Facebook review for Lotus Nature Cure: My husband and I have just returned for this retreat in Goa. It was a very relaxing experience indeed. The food was home cooked and very nutritious and the massage's with Fatima and Rajesh were second to none. Dr. Patil one of the kindest most honest people I have ever met and nothing was too much trouble for him. We will definitely be back next year. Thank you for everything.
I just came back from a one-week yoga/meditation/detox retreat at Lotus Nature Cure, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I was a total beginner and Dr. Patil was so patient, kind and really helpful. People attend retreats for all sort of reasons and Dr. Patil customized the services and treatments to answer everyone's needs and expectations. He went above and beyond to make us feel great, and we actually all felt home, away from home. If you're still hesitating; then don't and sign up! :-)
I had a rejuvenating 3 days at Lotus Nature Cure. It is a perfect place to be if you're looking to just relax, detoxify and do some yoga.
The centre is located not too far from the airport yet is away from the busy city life in a secluded and quite area. The day starts with morning yoga followed by breakfast followed by scheduled Ayurvedic massage sessions then lunch then evening relaxing yoga on the beach until sunset and ending the day with light dinner. There is enough time to relax yet ensuring you do not get bored or feel home sick.
Dr. Patil is a wonderful person and is doing an excellent job at running the retreat. After I left, the only regret was that I should have come for a longer duration than just 3 days!
I spent the week between December 20th to December 26th, 2016 with great family of Dr Patil. I enjoyed a lot morning yoga in the forest, yoga nidra on the beach during sunset. Healthy and delicious food, spiritual talks and everyday massages, that refresh your body and soul. Thanks a lot to Fatima for her golden, strong and tender hands. Smile of little Naksh made a lot of love and sun in the house. Dr Patil was so attentive to his guests. I would recommend this place for people who are looking for peace, harmony and nature cure. Energy of this family renovates you with care and love. I am so happy to have been a guest at Lotus Nature Cure.
We had a great stay at Lotus Nature. We highly recommend Lotus Nature Retreat. Dr Patil is kind and thoughtful - making sure we were doing yoga at a suitable level and ensuring we were getting very healthy food. The center is small and personalized, so even though we are relative beginners, we felt comfortable with the yoga and learned a lot.
from United Kingdom,
A 7-day personalized yoga retreat at Lotus Nature Cure is probably the best gift one can give to themselves. You are guaranteed to leave this place with a super relaxed mind and a nourished body (inside and out). After this experience you will be one happy soul! The service is absolutely faultless! You are so well looked after from the minute you arrive. Dr Patil and his staff are very accommodating to give you the personalized experience. Dr Patil's hospitality is second to none, he goes above and beyond and is always willing to help. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable and the room sizes are quite large with en-suite bathrooms. The home-cooked meals and the fresh fruits are delicious, you can taste the freshness of the ingredients that go in to the meals and it leaves you feeling satisfied. With these meals you get your healthy balance of nutrients and most importantly helps your system work like clock work! The 2 sessions of yoga per day are fantastic! The morning session at sunrise is active and the sequence leaves you feeling awake and energized. The evening sessions take place at sunset on the beach and focus on breathing techniques and meditation. Dr Patil is extremely knowledgeable about the subject and explains the benefits of the postures and the breathing techniques very well. The guided meditation is also a great experience. The massages I received here were probably the best massages I have ever had! My masseuse Fatima was amazing. I am an office worker so I spend a lot of time in front of the computer so this was just what I needed and it worked like magic! Always felt so good after a massage and treatment session. This was my first yoga retreat and I absolutely loved it! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to nourish their mind, body and soul. It certainly reached beyond my expectations!
Mi semana en el retiro de yoga en Lotus Nature Cure ha sido realmente increible. El profesor y todo el personal han sido tremendamente amables. Esta semana ha sido una de las mejores de mi vida. Las clases de yoga y los masajes eran muy completos y realizados con mucho amor. El doctor se preocupaba en todo momento por nosotros, nos llevaba en coche a la playa, e incluso un dia nos llevo a visitar un famoso templo. La comida era ilimitada y muy sabrosa. Ademas el clima que se genera en el retiro te hace sentir rapidamente en un ambiente muy agradable y familiar. Recomiendo a todo el mundo que quiere ser un poquito mas feliz este retiro de paz, yoga y desintoxicación. Mi nota para este retiro es un 10.
De retour d'un séjour au lotus nature cure de Goa plus que merveilleux.. Je tenais à remercier toute l'équipe et la famille du Dr Patil pour leur gentillesse et leur professionnalisme. La prise en charge fut plus que magique..!! Je ne pourrais jamais oublier tous les bénéfices apportés. J'ai déjà hâte d'y retourner !!
J'ai finalement réussi à passer quelques jours au Lotus Nature Cure et tiens à vous apporter mon avis sur ce lieu d'un rapport qualité/prix exceptionnel. Maison au milieu de la nature au calme, le lieu est bien entretenu aussi bien a l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur. Chambre agréable avec ventilo + A/C et grande salle de douche et balcon.
Repas végétariens 100% indiens et délicieux, (ne pas attendre son café au lait + tartines le matin) Et bon massages ayurvediques pour repartir en pleine forme (et pour moi quelques kilos en moins) !
Et n'oublions pas les séances de yoga données pas le Doc en personne le matin sur le shala au milieu des cocotiers et le soir sur la plage jusqu'au soleil couchant!
Les points négatifs sont difficiles à trouver , peut-être la distance de la plage, 20 minutes à pied, mais le transport proposé par la maison pour y aller dans l'après-midi compense largement ce fait.
Aussi manque-t-il encore un lieu de retrouvailles pour les personnes séjournant là-bas mais il semble que ceci soit prévu dans un futur proche. Je n'ai qu'une envie, y retourner bientôt !