Ashutosh has trained a number of yogis from around the world over the years in Bangalore and Goa, India.
from Great Britain, February 2018
- Amazing service
- Amazing food!
- Great balance of sight seeing, yoga, relaxing etc.
- Very organised trip
from United States, February 2018
amazing service and yoga
from Hong Kong, February 2018
"A Lovely Relaxing Stay"
Nice and peaceful
Great food & hospitality
Fab yoga at sunrise & sunset
Included tour to Spice Farm & hike to Temple
from Great Britain, January 2018
"An exquisite, meaningul and unforgettaqble retreat."
As a Jewish rabbi seeking to deepen my understanding of the practice of meditation, and incorporating principles of yoga into my personal regimen, I chose this retreat somewhat blindly. And it could not have been more meaningful or impact-making. The hospitality was warm and gracious. The instruction was serious, gentle and patient. The extra outings gave us a real taste of the local flavor and culture. And the entire experience was one of spiritual incubation. I have nothing but the highest regard for Pawan, for Rasa Retreat, and for all the staff and faculty involved.
from Sweden, January 2018
"Best retreat "
Everything from the airport-pick-up to yoga , hiking and food was just perfect!
from United States, January 2018
"Great place for the soul and body "
Exceptional attention to details and guests’ needs. Delicious meals and friendly staff.
from India, January 2018
"SImply the Best"
I knew immediately that Rasa Retreat would be one of the top travel experiences I've had and the kind of place I won't shut up to my friends about to encourage them to go. I was so right. I went as a solo female traveler, and from the first day I felt a part of the family. The other guests at the house and I formed an amazing instant bond.
Everything was simply excellent: the yoga, excursions, FOOD, cooking classes, accommodation, massage, shopping experience and of course the retreat dog, Coco. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for my Rasa experience and can only hope to return one day to Goa or Kashmir.
from Israel, December 2017
"The most perfect retreat."
Pawan and the Rasa family created the most wonderful, warm and caring experience for my wife and myself. After 1 week, it was very difficult to say good bye to this serene and extraordinarily welcoming home. Everything was customized to our preferences and exceeded all expectations. From the food, to the yoga, excursions, cooking classes, to celebrating my birthday. We also made great friendships with the other guests. And the accommodation was absolutely 1st class. We hope to return either to Goa or to Pawan's Kashmir summer retreat.
from Cyprus, November 2017
"Fully yogic experience "
That owners were so friendly and caring
Philip & JC Paris
Pawan and his team give a warm welcome and top-notch service, catering to your every need in this relaxed, informal guest-house. The meals are excellent, especially the Indian and Burmese. The yoga was of a great, professional standard, and suitable for all levels of student. The property is a 10-15 minute walk from a beautiful, not too crowded beach.
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I joined Rasa Retreat for 4 days over New Year's and to say Pawan and his team created the perfect weekend would be an understatement.
I was travelling alone, to India for the first time - so for me this was the perfect introduction to a new country, with the opportunity to meet new friends, eat authentic food, see the local area, practice some yoga and of course, relax a little.
I truly can't wait to return!
Gilles The Netherlands
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My partner and I have stayed 2 nights/3 days at Rasa retreat. We felt very welcoming by Pawan and his team. Yoga classes on the beach (mornings an at sunset) were fantastic and fun. Food at the retreat (breakfast, lunch and dinner) was just delicious. It was also great to share our meals with the other guests and it felt like we were connecting with friends. The relaxing, liberal and friendly atmosphere of the retreat surely added to that. Pawan has a great and pre-active eye for detail and he made sure that we were happy during our stay. He would check with us regularly if we were satisfied. We spent Valentines at the retreat and he left us a flower each with a wishing well message. Pawan goes out of his way to organize little trips in the area. He came with us to the Hindu temple and he proved to be an excellent guide.... He told us much about the Hindu Gods and he obviously loved to tell us about the temple and the religion. All in all we can say that he not only puts all effort into his work and his retreat... it’s full love he puts in and you can feel that. We have been very impressed. We would like to highly recommend the retreat!!
Georgie United Kingdom
I had the most amazing week at Rasa Retreat. A huge part of this is down to Pawan, who runs the retreat - he really is the most wonderful man, and he goes out of his way to ensure that your trip is absolutely perfect. I would highly recommend Rasa to anyone looking for a relaxed yoga retreat, with great, authentic food and a warm, friendly vibe.
Accommodation - The room was clean and spacious. The bed was big and comfy, and there was both A/C and a fan. The private bathroom was also large and clean. The shower was sometimes warm rather than hot, but it wasn't a problem in Goa's beautiful climate! The little touches in the room were lovely - chocolates on your pillow every night and a personalised itinerary for your activities every day.
Yoga - There was yoga in the mornings and at sunset. There was no pressure to go to every session if you didn't want to. The yoga was on the beach, which was a short (less than ten minute) drive away - you get driven there and back. The yoga teacher was incredibly friendly and fun - he catered to our different levels of ability and asked us if there was anything in particular we wanted to do. The style of the yoga was Ashtanga. Being on the beach for the sessions was amazing, so relaxing with the sound of the waves crashing behind you and there were some stunning sunsets.
Location - The retreat is about 40 minutes from Goa airport, and you get picked up and dropped off, so you don't need to worry about haggling with taxi drivers. The retreat is on a small complex with a shared pool. There was a wedding going on during my stay, and even then it didn't seem particularly busy - we were usually the only ones at the pool. The pool was lovely to relax by during the day. A couple of the sunbeds didn't have cushions, but it wasn't a problem as it was never very busy. There was very little noise and I always felt safe (I was a solo female traveller).
Food - The food at Rasa is homecooked and simply AMAZING. The guys in the kitchen are great chefs and make the tastiest breakfasts, lunches and dinners, which are all included in the price. As well as being delicious, the food is incredibly plentiful, and you find yourself saying yes to seconds (and sometimes thirds!) because it's so good. They are great at catering to different dietary needs as well.
The service - The people are what make Rasa, and Pawan and his team are absolutely brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble and they really do care about you having the best stay. If there's something in particular you want to do, see or eat, just let them know and they will try to sort it out for you!
Rasa Retreat website
I spent 3 nights at Rasa seeing in the New Year. What an amazing experience. Everyone at Rasa is so warm and welcoming and it truly is a place to rejuvenate and recharge your mind and body. I thoroughly enjoyed the yoga sessions at the beach and liked the pace and flow of our activities. I loved my room it was a great size and very cutely decorated. The food was absolutely out of this world, I'm still dreaming of the flavourful tastes til this very day and it is so thoughtful that Pawan provides all visitors with recipes of their most popular dishes to try at home. Pawan (the owner) and his great staff are so attentive, accommodating and friendly. Rasa is truly a place operated from Pawan's heart. As a solo female traveler having an airport pick up was great peace of mind and I felt very safe and looked after during my entire stay. I would HIGHLY recommend Rasa retreat to anyone - solo travelers, couples and families and I hope to go back soon.
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