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6 Days Refreshing Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Goa, India

Relaxing Yoga Retreat India

Everything comes to you at the right moment, be patient, meditate, and experience yoga. For most of the people, life has become demanding with work and societal commitments. After all those hours of work, junk food, fun for the mind and self-abuse, regain. The RU Yoga School’s retreat, will treat you well, help you rejuvenate, and give an insight into the world of bliss, peacefulness and illuminate from within. Experience a new you. Take back memories and feel completely recharged.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily Mat Chat
  • Daily pranayama
  • Daily 2-hour Sadhana session
  • Daily 1-hour GyanVinayam and meditation
  • Daily Shringara Rasa Abyasa and Ragas
  • Ayurvedic diet breakfast and dinner
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Ayurvedic massage

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 30
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The accommodation has AC and non-AC rooms.


The day starts at 06:30 in the morning with pranayama. The meditation will be followed by two hours of Sadhana. Then, you will have a Mat Chat and break for breakfast at 09:30. The break will be a big break for other activities. After that, you will gather again at 17:00 for a relaxed Shringara Rasa Abyasa with evening Ragas. And continue with an hour of GyanVinayam and meditation. Finally, you will end your evening with a chant and break for dinner.


Vinaya Saunders
Vinaya Saunders is an experienced registered yoga teacher and the founder of Vinayam, a humble approach to yoga. Her class is all about bringing life and its experience on the mat, a blend of both spiritual and physical aspects of yoga. She combines the teaching of traditional Hatha and Prana flow, blends Raja yoga meditation, pranayama, mantras, and Ayurveda, leaving you with a sense of satisfaction and complete bliss. She resides in Leesburg, Virginia. She also has some professional qualifications including completion of the following certification: ERYT-500, ERYT-200, and RPYT.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Agonda, Goa, India. Goa is India’s smallest state with the most serene beaches to the west and lush green hill-forests to the east. White sand beaches, blue waters, and orange skies make the best sunsets. Colonized by the Portuguese for about 500 years, one will find ancient buildings and churches everywhere.

Nearby places

  • Chaudi, Canacona, 9.7 kilometers

Unique features


  • Massage


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach


RU Yoga School is very particular about the food which will be offered to the yogis. RU Yoga School follows a nutritious Ayurvedic diet, and the dietician has various diets according to Ayurvedic body types. You will be following a pure vegetarian diet during your stay at RU Yoga School. RU Yoga School has a diet for vegans as well.

The produce is procured fresh, every day, directly from organic farms locally and from across the best organic farms from neighboring states. All food and beverages served are organic, chemical free, preservative free and free from pesticides.

During your stay, all yogis will dine together, food will be served on plantain leaves, and you will be seated on the ground over a mat. The benefits of eating freshly cooked food this way are immense. On the whole, RU Yoga School can assure you that you will love the wholesome experience offered exclusively at RU Yoga School.

Suggested reading

  • Benefits of eating food on a Plantain Leaf
  • Benefits of eating fresh cooked food
  • Benefits of an Ayurvedic diet according to your body type

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Dolphin rides
  • Soaking into the Indian culture and visit to the nearby markets and temples
  • Visit to the quaint, serene beaches of South Goa

What's included

  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Ayuverdic massage
  • Classes as per itinerary
  • Freshly cooked food

What's not included

  • Local commute to places
  • Travel to the school

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI).

Goa International Airport (GOI) is 1.37 hours or 62.2 kilometers away.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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