Lotus Nature Cure is a distinctive, all-inclusive refuge offering structured holistic health retreats in the comfort of a holiday home nestled in Goa.

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Reviews (66)

Victoria Lyle

from Great Britain, November 2019

The staff were warm and friendly and couldn’t do enough to help. The other guests were also very nice. I left feeling relaxed and invigorated in equal measure

Siobhan Evans

from Great Britain, 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.

Ishani Dhiman

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.

Lottie Greenwood

from Denmark, April 2019

"Great experience"

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.

Bethany Harris

from Great Britain, 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!

Oskar Ehrnberg

from Sweden, February 2019

"Awesome experience!"

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)

Hector Villalobos

from Colombia, February 2019

"Great experience!"

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.

Seán Power

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.

Danya Alshamari

from Qatar, August 2018

loved the vegan food, Loved the yoga morning and evening. The place is very nice.

Grainne Rose

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.

Derya Celikkol

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.

Julie Mclaurin

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.

Véronik Larose

from India, January 2020

"Séjour de 4 jours en tant que débutant"

Le personnel de l'établissement se donne corps et âme pour que ses visiteurs apprécient leur séjour. Le propriétaire en fait plus que ce qui est attendu (par exemple: faire des appels en Inde à des compagnies aériennes, reconduire des gens à l'épicerie ou à la banque, etc.).

Le yoga sur la plage est très bien organisé et la vue est à couper le souffle.

Le propriétaire est très généreux de son temps. Il nous a amené faire une randonnée le matin et le jour de notre arrivée, il visitait une plantation d'épices avec les autres visiteurs.

Si les traitements ou massages ne nous convenaient pas, on nous proposait d'autres options afin de répondre à nos besoins.

Johanne Menard

from India, December 2019

"Un sejour regenerescent"

Tout. La qualité des traitements. L attention et la disponibilité de tout le personnel. La diversité des séances de yoga. L espace d hébergement. Les aires communes. Et le nombre restreint de participant.

Patrick Fuchs

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.

Roy Fairbairn

from Great Britain, February 2020

"Educational peaceful tropical and beach yoga sessions "

All aspects of the yoga and daily treatments

Aurelie Djoki

from France, February 2020

"A wondefrul experience!"

I highly recommend this retreat! It was everything I expected and more. Classes with Dr Patil were amazing and he is really knowledgable on everything ayurvedic and naturopathy. The massages were great and the meals cooked by his lovely wife just amazing. I'll definitely go back!

Philippa Matthews

from Cambodia, January 2020

The whole experience was wonderful. Relaxing and quiet environment. Fantastic family,very caring, attentive and kind.

Good treatments. Lovely beach nearby. I feel great, skin looking wonderful .

Jessica Young

from Mexico, January 2020

"Amazing 12 days of yoga"

Dr Patils retreat was amazing! It was my first ever yoga retreat and I loved every aspect. He and his wife and team were all very helpful and kind, everything was very clean and the food was incredible. The yoga was at a good level, not too hard or easy. And we could be driven to the beach every day to spend the afternoon if we chose. Yoga on the beach in the evenings as the sunset was a highlight. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone interested.

Michael Moran

from Great Britain, January 2020

"Lotus is excellent"

Simply idyllic. Food and people all lovely. Dawn and sunset yoga just exactly the right side of challenging. Massage and food all wonderful.

Nikki Ladd

from India, January 2020

"Total find......beautiful place, brilliant team"

Dr Patil could not do enough for us, it’s very intimate with not more than 7 or 8 people at any one time. The massages are out of this world and the beach is stunning.

It’s so good 😊

Melitka Krizman

from Denmark, January 2020

I particularly liked that it is a smaller place and together with other guests, it really felt like we are doing retreat together as a family. Yoga was wonderful. The beach, especially for long walking. Also not many people there which added to the experience as well. The treatments highest standard.


from Austria, December 2019

"wonderful experience"

patil and the whole staff put so much effort in our whole stay. the yoga classes were amazing especially on the beach. we can’t say any negative things about this retreat. the room was cleaned every day, the treatments were long and relaxing. every day patil even brought us to the beach and picked us up when we wanted. we felt it was a great experience where you can detox from everything! thank you so much

Renata Kaminska

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Perfect place for yoga retreat"

Everything:) the schedule and organisation of day was great. Host friendly and helpful. Location good for relax with lovely room and food. Will back again for sure:)

Katarina Sulikpva

from Slovakia, October 2019

"Highly recommended"

Me and my friends spent unforgettable time in Lotus Nature Cure. We enjoyed everything, treatments and massages were so amazing, relaxing and calming. 2 daily classes of hatha yoga helped us to get in better shape and find inner peace. The food was healthy and delicious, overall place sparkling clean and accommodation very comfortable. One of the highlights was Dr. Patil, his team and their care, we felt like part of the family. Loved view from the balcony, evening talks, time spent on the beach or short trips. Everybody should experience this at least once in a lifetime, you will get much more than what you pay for. We liked it so much that had to return to spend our last days in India at this place. And already planning when coming back :)


from Greece, October 2019

"I had a wonderful time! "

The accomodation is simple, but it is all you need! Food was fresh and tasty. I went as a solo female and there were no worries at all.

AND the massages were AMAZING!! Imagine a 90 minute treatment every day!

Nicole Steiner Bejar

from Israel, October 2019

"Amazing experience!!"

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. 😊😊

Danielle Worp

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!

Alexandra Masalina

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!

Stuart Bradley

from Qatar, June 2019

"more than yoga... a wellness experience."


Terri Ward

from Great Britain, February 2019

"Fantastic "

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..

Elizabeth Poole

from Great Britain, February 2019

"Peaceful retreat"

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




from Great Britain, 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!

Linda Oakley

from Great Britain, 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.

Kay Fawsitt

from Great Britain, 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!

Helena Forstova

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!

Sue Last

from Great Britain, 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.

Maria Hudson

from Great Britain, 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.

Vanessa Cruz

from Philippines, September 2018

"Wonderful experience"

We loved all: the yoga classes, the terapy, the really tasty food, the acomodations, the staff, the house, the environment! We are very gratefull! 🙏 🇵🇹

Javier Garcia

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

Preeti Chadha

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

Sara Eaton

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

Bonnie Stein

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.

Miriam Sabo

from Germany, November 2019

"Super entspannt und professionell "

Die ruhige Lage im Grünen mit sehr vielen Vogelarten, weg von dem hektischen Treiben. Familiäres Umfeld und Yoga in kleiner Gruppe.

Die Massage Anwendungen waren einfach nur genial und immer mind. 1,5 Stunden lang.

Die Yogastunde war auch eher 1,5 Stunden lang und hatte eine gute Mischung aus Übungen von Atemtechnik, Posen, Dehnübungen und Entspannung. Das Level war angepasst an die Teilnehmer und bot immer auch Herausforderungen, wie etwa den Kopfstand.

Das ayurvedische Essen wurde immer frisch zubereitet und schmeckte mir persönlich sehr gut. Das ganze Team war super freundlich und hilfsbereit.

Da das Center etwa 20 min Fußweg vom Strand entfernt liegt, hat uns Dr. Patil täglich einen shuttleservice angeboten. Daneben bot er auch an uns eine Gewürzplantage zu zeigen oder eine kleine morgendliche Wanderung zu einem Tempel zu machen.

Die Strände in der Umgebung sind eher ruhig und zumindest im November nicht stark frequentiert.

Melina Kiechle

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.

Emilio Rodriguez De Viguri

from Algeria, August 2019

"Wonderful experience"

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

Relaxed atmosphere

Good Ayurveda massage team, also very attentive to your needs

A place where you can really tank up positive energy

Paule Filion

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

Lydia Rongen

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

Anneke Smallenburg

from Netherlands, November 2018

"geweldig verblijf"

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!!!

Jolanda Bohle

from Great Britain, July 2018

Relaxed, professional, personal

Nicole Wecker

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

Sandra Lösecke

from United States, April 2018

"Sehr gutes und anspruchsvolles Yoga. "

Der Tagesablauf, Yoga am Strand und in den Morgenstunden, exzellente Küche, familiäre Atmosphäre, Massagen

Angela Laube

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.

Manuela Balzert

from Germany, March 2018

Yoga Praxis, Unterkunft, Umgebung, Strand, sehr nettes Personal, sehr erholsame Massagen und Wellnessbehandlungen, leckeres Essen, Ruhe, Entspannung