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5 Day Blissful Yoga Retreat in Goa

Available from October till May

Videos (15)

Instructors (4)

Dr. Suvira Bandekar

Siddhesh Naik


Ravikant Jha

Reviews (50)

Monique Thomas-mccabe

from France, April 2020

"Hidden Little Treasure "

The location and the facilities are basic , simple, in a very lush garden , impeccably clean and well maintain . The entire staff is dedicated to the guests , always making sure that your needs are satisfied . The Ayurvedic clinic is run by an excellent and very caring Ayurvedic Doctor , her team is talented , caring and so professional. I had a Panchakarma treatment and I could not have been more please (my 2d in the last 6 years i)

The Meditation &Yoga classes were given by absolutely top teachers , all of them with high level of spirituality , truthfulness and excellent teaching skills , they were a total of 4 , one is not in the list of this web site and I like to add her name :Hemmala.

In a nut shell , do not hesitated to join Preksha Retreat if you look for authenticity , quality teachers , caring staff at a very reasonable price . I recommend Preksha without hesitation .

Jana Eckert

from Germany, March 2020

"wonderful place with wonderful people. loved it so much!"

the place is heaven, peaceful and clean, so many nice people, good food, great accommodation, not far from beach and shops, the yoga program is excellent...its was a perfect stay... i would love to come back!


from India, March 2020

Very calming.

Isabell Gross

from India, March 2020

"Beautiful, Peaceful and Transforming!"

I booked the Yoga-Retreat (5 days).

After the First 2 days in the beautiful Ashram I knew, that I wantend To extend my stay, so luckily I was able to extend my stay for another 2 days and spended a whole week in beautiful Preksha Ashram.

The teachers were amazing and the Yoga with the Meditations, Chantings, Philisophie-Classes, Assanas... were really transforming and healing for me. As I am a „beginner“ to Yoga it was really nice to learn everything slowly and always in the time I needed.

I fell in love with Goa, with Yoga, the amazing people / women I met and myself again.

To everyone looking for a place to learn about Yoga I can highly recommend Preksha Yoga.

Whenever I am back in Goa I will spend some time in the Ashram, meet the Friends I made there and all over the Word.

All in all I can just say, that I am really greatful for this amazing time, the love and efford the teachers and stuff putted in every single one of us, the people I met and everything I learned.


from Netherlands, February 2020

"Great place"

Lovely location near the beach, food was nice and very nice instructors. Very peaceful stay.

Karen Slack

from Great Britain, February 2020

"My first but not last yoga experience"

Right from the start the Ashram was warm and welcoming. Any questions were answered and dealt with promptly. Friendliness and passion they have for yoga was passed on to our group. Fabulous.

Julia Hobbs

from Ireland, February 2020

"Blissed Out in Beautiful Surroundings "

The whole experience was exactly what I wanted; yoga & relaxation in a pretty setting (and with a beach close by) , sharing time & space with like-minded people, a variety of classes available with experienced & knowledgeable teachers, and a friendly, helpful team throughout.

Loved my cute little wooden hut, the open style yoga studio, and the "special" food night was truly delicious!

Abbi Williamson

from Great Britain, February 2020

"planning to return "

The hosts, food, classes and locaiton are all fantastic. The rooms a clean, basic. Yoga on the beach was brilliant. Great value for money.

Eliska Prajzlerova

from Czechia, February 2020

"Relaxing time in India"

I really liked the ashram, the manager was very nice and helpful. Very nice food and place to stay. Yoga was nice, some of the instructors were so interesting to listen and explained me a lot of stuff about yoga origin and history and my sight to yoga changed.

Fadi Nasrallah

from India, February 2020

"Excellent teacher close to students and very approachable "

The style and the knowledge of the teaching

Zoé Kasprzak

from Kenya, February 2020

"A wonderful stay"

I had a wonderful time at the ashram and wish I could stay forever!

Loved the very balanced program, the qualitative classes and the delicious food. Met some lovely people.

The accommodation is well equipped for a very affordable price.

The whole staff is so nice, very helpful and will do anything they can to make you feel comfortable.

I also had the chance to do the Detox program, which is very good and beneficial. The Doctor very professional and efficient.

I definitely recommend this place to anyone! Thank you for everything Preksha Yoga! I’ve found my inner peace!

Louise Dufresne

from India, January 2020

Quality’s of teachers. The foods. The personnel’s. The place. The price. We were like a family. Exotic place. Beautiful 👌

Erlend Eriksen

from Norway, January 2020

"Blissful and magical retreat, 10 minutes from Mandrem beach"

Spent five blissful days here. Staff is amazing, food is incredible and the atmosphere is beautifully calm and blissful. This place is wholeheartedly recommended to both beginners and experts of all ages. Many thanks to all of staff here for an amazing experience.

Tiffany Shan

from India, January 2020

"Amazing stay "

This yoga retreat is so great! Food, location and facilities top notch. The best part is the instructors, special mention to Chandrika.. her philosophy lessons are enlightening. We met really great people while there too. There's special dinner about once a week. For NYE, we did a ceremony where we threw some old habits to give up in the new year into a fire pit, which was pretty cool. Will remember Preksha as a once in a lifetime experience.

Florina Vilciu

from Switzerland, January 2020

"Perfect stay!"

Had an amazing few days at Preksha Yoga, enjoying the peace and quiet of the premises, the lovely yoga practice and philosophy classes, and the nourishing healthy food. I can certainly recommend this to anyone, from yoga beginners to advanced practitioners: the classes including the meditation sessions gave me a lot of new insights, even after many years of practice. This is the perfect place to relax, detox, while still enjoying the proximity to the village and the beach.

Morgan Brooksbank

from Great Britain, January 2020

"What a wonderful experience"

My favourite part was the yoga on the beach the wonderful people that I met, and made some friends for life.

The food was outstanding.

Svetlana Drümmer

from Germany, January 2020

"We had a great stay, even with our children "

Nice place, great food and yoga. Super friendly staff.

We could even stay with our children at the ashram, that was a very special experience for us.

Silvia Santos

from India, January 2020

"This retreat totally exceeded my expectations. Amazing lovin"

The place itself is a realm of peace. Chandrika is an amazing teacher that guides with knoledge and Love. After doing many retreats... I can definetly say this is on of the best I have been in. Totally recommend it

Jacob Green

from Germany, January 2020

"A perfect yoga retreat for everyone"

Other then the comfortable rooms, the food, the kindness of the staff and good energy. The foundation I received through philosophy class and meditation. Sessions through intense to light yoga classes, I have found the meaning of yoga in it's most pure form. This gave me a n understanding of why I am doing yoga to begin with. Going to different drop on yoga classes might excite me for it's new but this retreat gave me the essence of the connection between yoga a d mindfulness, clear mind through meditation to a healthy body through practice of asanas. I can highly recommend for those who want to understand why they are attracted to yoga. I miss my teachers who gave me so much knowledge and kindness. can't wait to come back :)

Thank you Chandrika, Siddhesh, Vinod and Anjeli for this profound experience and for being sharing the knowledge and laughs. Miss you all.

Tina Hu

from Great Britain, December 2019

"Not only a great value but an amazing experience!"

Loved my week at Preksha! The room was simple but so clean and the best room I've had during my time in India. The staff were super friendly the food was amazing!!! Loved the schedule of yoga, meditation, meals, and even options to pay for massages on site. Great location as it is close to the beach and freedom to wander around if you want. Loved the instructors too (Chandrika, Anjali and Vinod). Also Tipu is the friendliest dog I've ever met in India. Would definitely recommend for someone who has never experienced a yoga/meditation retreat as it is very non-intimidating.

Anissa Anyiam

from India, December 2019

"Excellent place to stay."

I loved everything about my yoga retreat.

Sumire Vidal

from Belgium, December 2019

"Exceeded all our expectations "

We would seriously recommend this place to anyone wanting an incredible yoga experience. We stayed for 5 days at this amazing place. The instructors are all super friendly, helpful and always there if you need to talk. There is a positive energy between everyone. We felt super supported and in a family environment. The food is very healthy and tasty. We especially loved the variety in the lessons. Not one class is the same. They are very creative with the lessons. You will have yoga at the beach, meditation on the hill which really adds to the experience. Definitely try the massages too! It is very well located, 10 minute walk from the beach, nice little shopping street, delicious restaurants and cafés closeby.

What more do you want? ;-)

Francesca Moyano Reina

from Spain, December 2019

"I really enoyed"

They are so lovely

Rebecca Arnold

from India, December 2019

"The best part of my time in India so far!"

Amazing, varied yoga and meditation classes provide the opportunity to experience many different styles and approaches to the practice. The food was delicious, the setting is the most peaceful I've experienced in Goa, and the philosophy classes have answered so many of the questions I've always had about yoga. Thank you to the whole team for a wonderful stay!! :)


from Finland, December 2019

"Holistic yoga experience"

Food, accomodation, location, freetime program, asana, meditation and theory classes all composed into a working whole. Vibration level was really rased by appropriate food and excercises. Very thankfull for this experience.

Jess Witchell

from Australia, December 2019

"Loved Preksha and can't wait to visit again "

My friend and I ended up extending our stay an extra 4 days at Preksha because we just loved it so much.

The yoga instructors are wonderful, knowledgeable and warm. The food was so delicious! We enjoyed every meal.

And we got a great sense of inner peace at the end of stay at Preksha from the beautiful meditation and yoga classes. Close walk to the beach too which is nice.

Highly recommended Preksha.

Madonna Camorada

from United Arab Emirates, December 2019

"Beautiful, overwhelming experience in solitude"

It's overall positive. I came out after five days fully refreshed.

Baptiste Aguado

from India, November 2019

"Great experience !!"

When I arrived I knew nothing about yoga or meditation. I can say that I have really enjoyed this retreat.

The place is very peaceful, in the middle of nature, the accommodation is nice, very clean. The food is vegetarian and very good. Every single member of the staff is very nice, always looking to help you.

The yoga classes varied a lot during the retreat in terms of yoga style, but they were all very good. I had never done yoga before, but the classes were adapted to everyone since other students were experimented yoga enthusiasts. The teachers are so nice, so happy, it is a real pleasure to have them as teachers. You also can find some time to go to the beach to relax.

I highly recommend this retreat.

Shani Clarkes

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Basic and good value"

Quiet location with nice rooms


from Germany, October 2019

"Wonderful Yoga experience in Goa "

Overall, I had a great time: The yoga lessons were very good and I learned a lot. The meals were delicious and I felt very welcome. Staff and teachers were supportive and kind. The location of is beautiful and the beach is in walking distance.

I would definitely recommend the five day yoga retreat ☺️

Thank you so much.

Helena Foulger

from Great Britain, October 2019


The value for money was amazing and we had the perfect balance of yoga and free time. It made the whole experience in such a beautiful location perfect. Also the teachers were so great and adaptable, for example we went to a hilltop and then another day the beach for morning yoga which was such a lovely experience and will add to my endless positive memories of this place.


from India, October 2019

Had an amazing 5 days with Preksha Yoga. As a beginner I was initially quite nervous, however the instructors were excellent in developing my understanding of a wide range of yogic principles. They are great teachers and very knowledgeable. The programme was very well organised. Accommodation and the food was great. 10 minute walk to mandrem beach and a short ride away from Arambol, which we had time to check out in between lessons. Very relaxing atmosphere which was difficult to leave.

Miss Rachel Robbins

from United States, March 2019

"Stress free 5 days"

Wow what a lovely yoga stay . Teachers were fabulous ( Katie and her husband)took time with you individually to explain and demonstrate really helpful. The accommodation is excellent so so clean the grounds are kept beautifully as well . As for the program you can do as much and as little as you like . The food is outstanding the chef Deepak is so abliging 😀. Sid the office manager so very helpful and always on hand to help with any questions. The owner Patrick is always around for help and guidance this has been a lovely experience for me at your yoga retreat. All the staff at this establishment are so happy to help and make your stay enjoyable 😃. I will return. The beach is ten minutes walk away . THANK YOU ALL 🙏🏻😃

Jose Mari Albarran

from India, February 2019

"Soft & and calm retreat in an amazing atmosphere "

I've enjoyed, relaxed and felt as at home.

I only can give thanks for made me felt like that in this time.

Seiko Masaki

from India, January 2019

"Perfect place for Yoga retreat"

The place was calm and peaceful. The accomodation was clean and everything I needed was equipd. Yogi Madhav was professional and the morning meditation made my stress release. The Yoga Ashram was not located by Mandrem beach (about 10min walk), but it was very nice for me because the around the beach was busy and noisy.

Kristel Van Eyken

from India, March 2020

"Een yoga retraite in Goa, zeker een aanrader "

Een aanrader voor wie enkele dagen tot rust wil komen. De yogalessen zijn goed, je maakt kennis met verschillende stijlen. In vele yoga verblijven in Goa, kom je bij een retraite in de lessen van een lerarenopleiding terecht, dit is hier niet het geval. Hier kan je gewoon genieten van een goede yoga workout.

Een van de betere bungalows, zeker voor de prijs.

Catherine Begin

from India, March 2020

"Un séjour magique"

J’ai passé un séjour plus qu’agréable à Preksha Yoga. L’endroit est très chaleureux avec le jardin magnifique; on s’y sent rapidement chez soi! Les professeurs et l’équipe sont des personnes en or avec un cœur sur la main et une attention et un soucis remarquable. Les cours étaient très interessant; j’ai appris beaucoup sur la philosophie du yoga et les mantras entre autre. Les cours de yoga étaient bien structurés et variés, et les professeurs s’assurent toujours de corriger ta posture; j’ai pu m’améliorer dans ma pratique. Je remercie tout l’équipe pour ce beau séjour et j’espère pouvoir revenir un jour :D Namaste!

Dorothee Sievers

from India, January 2020

"Woooooooow ich möchte auf jeden Fall wiederkommen! Danke!!! "

Ich habe 8 Tage am Blissretreat teilgenommen bevor ich nach Hause geflogen bin und dass war die beste Entscheidung auf meiner zweimonatigen Reise!

Dieser Ort ist magisch, er strahlt so viel Ruhe aus und es ist leicht sich wieder mit sich selber zu verbinden und in den Einklang mit seinem Körper, Geist und Seele zu kommen!

Die Lehrer sind super, sie korrigieren in den asanas und führen einen verbal gut in die Position!

Das Personal ist unglaublich hilfsbereit und versucht auf jede Frage mit Rat und Tat zur Seite zu stehen und hat immer ein Lächeln zum teilen!

Die Philosophiestunden waren mit eines meiner Highlights super informativ! Und noch einmal ein riesen Lob an die Küche, das Essen ist super rein und sehr bekömmlich! Es ist perfekt um den Körper zu nähren und bei dem Prozess der inneren Reise zu unterstützen (da es nicht schwer im Magen liegt).

Der Ort Mandrem ist so fried voll und ruhig! Zum Strand sind es ca. 10 min zum Fuß unterwegs kommt man an ein paar Shops vorbei ;)!

Ich kann dieses retreat zu 150 % weiter empfehlen!!!

Danke nocheinmal :)


from India, December 2019

"Superó mis expectativas"

Chandrika es una instructora excelente, ojalá pueda volver y hacer más días porque es una joya. Todo el personal es amable y de una calidad humana excepcional. Lo recomiendo con creces y espero que puedan mantener la relación calidad precio. La comida es sublime y los apartamentos están genial. Muy detallistas haciendo un día de cena especial, me encantó todo, todos los días.

Benedikt Bohn

from India, March 2019

This Place is really worth a visit! I felt very welcome! The stuff really cares for your wellbeing and is so friendly.

A big thank you to yogi madhav, who was my Yoga teacher while i was staying in the ashram. He is the embodyment of true Yoga! For me it was very simple to follow his instructions. I felt so motivated and happy for every session with him.

Dr. Bandekar is also excellent in his field!

With his sharp intellect he was able to answer every of my questions.

Merel Wiedijk

from India, March 2019

"Lovely place to learn en do yoga."

I loved the yoga classes I loved the phylosophy classes I loved the food and I loved the massages and I loved the people I met there ♡