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11 Days Sound, Creativity, and Yoga Retreat in India

  • 442 Gurawal, Canacona, Agonda, Goa 403702, India


Yoga Retreat India

Join yoga and Gong with Ali and The Well Garden in a winter escape to magical mother India, the birthplace of yoga. Healthy food and treatments help you harness the healing power of nature. The adventure begins with February’s new moon, setting the intention for a transformational journey through the five great elements, earth, water, fire, air, and either exploring their interplay within your bodies, minds, and lives.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga, sound, and creative workshops
  • Ayurvedic principles and yoga philosophy
  • Camping at the farm overnight trip
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 10 days with instruction
  • English
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Khaama Kethna is an inspiring community based around sustainability, wellness, and creativity. Long term residents also stay here to work on permaculture, healing, and artistic projects. Simple but comfortable, eco accommodation weaves its way around the trees, constructed from low impact, local materials like bamboo, clay, and mud.

Open air showers and compost loos enjoy the privacy of surrounding plants and there is plenty of home comfort with big beds and carved Portuguese furniture decorating the rooms. The breeze and the sounds of the jungle flow through the rooms into your hearts. You can choose the option to best suit your budget, sharing or going solo; staying earthbound in the cabanas, or sleeping up in the air in a family tree house.

Jungle paths provide shady secluded spots to sit and contemplate. Springing from the earth are comfortably furnished communal areas for reading, eating, and connecting. Without Wi-Fi, you can take a break from the outer world doing and nourish the inner being.

Agonda is a quiet expanse of golden beach just two kilometers away, which is lovely for swimming, and day trips can be arranged to the waterfalls, spice plantation, and local markets.

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Ayurvedic principles and yoga philosophy
  • Camping at the farm overnight trip
  • Daily morning tea, breakfast buffet, and dinner
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Sweat lodge
  • Yoga, sound, or creative workshops

The yoga program offers a balance of strength and flexibility, yang and yin, flow and stillness; brushing up on your technique and allowing an inner enquiry. You will learn Ayurvedic principles and yoga philosophy delivered with a sense of fun. The retreat includes a sweat lodge, the powerful native American cleansing ritual.

You will dive deeply into your practice and your true nature with the support and guidance of The Well Garden teaching team led by Ali. She will share a gong bath with you each evening joined by the song of tropical birds and leaves rustling in the gentle breeze. The pyramid and banyan tree yoga shalas invite you to the remembrance of the body’s oneness with mother nature.

You will nurture your creative side and learn the art of meditation in the Sacred Yantra Making workshop. A Yantra, meaning tool, machine, or instrument in Sanskrit, brings the divine into form through the combination of various geometric shapes and patterns. Spend a peaceful afternoon drawing, painting, and meditating with the Yantra that most resonates with you.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Passport / visa

You are required to have a tourist visa, in advance, to travel to India and advice can be found here on the new short stay e-visa and longer stay options.


Vaccines for Hepatitis A, Tetanus, and Typhoid are recommended for visiting India.

Important information

You should have adequate travel health insurance.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to The Well Garden, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • Ali Gunning

    Ali is an advanced Akhanda yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and gong practitioner. She combines strong asana postures with pranayama, philosophy, mantra, sound-work, and meditation. A weekly theme threads together these techniques so no two weeks are the same. She describes her yoga classes as authentic, energising, and joyful; balancing strength and flexibility; the sun-moon energies; the dynamic with stillness to draw you closer to wholeness.

  • Flight to Goa International Airport (GOI)
  • Indian visa
  • Lunch, snacks, and juices
  • Transport to and from Goa International Airport (GOI)
  • Travel insurance
  • Treatments

The philosophy of the Khana Kao garden restaurant is let food be the medicine. Products are variously sourced from the owners own farm, ethically, locally, and organically. The creative and wholesome daily menu combines Ayurvedic principles of digestion and medicinal foods with vegan, gluten-free, and raw options.

You will energize with post-yoga breakfast including fresh seasonal fruits, Khana Kao’s amazing homemade porridge, and warming Indian dishes. Dinner includes seasonal vegetarian dishes, dals, millet chapatis, red rice, and salads. Fresh juices, teas, and snacks are available throughout the day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Fruitarian
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Khaama Kethna also offers naturopathy, massage, osteopathy, sound, and shamanic healing. Specialities include mud, water, and sun therapies inspired by Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine.

  • Enjoy swimming at the beach
  • Experience day trips to waterfalls
  • Learn how to plant spices
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming nearby
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Local market
  • Review by Maryam Hanafiah

    "I've been to three different classes here and they've all been amazing."

    The Well Garden's Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Ashley Cuzzocrea

    "Really friendly and great teachers all with slightly different styles. I did the introduction offer, which was great as I got to try them all. Now a regular. Many thanks"

    The Well Garden's Facebook page, edited

London, England, United Kingdom

The Well Garden is a center for wellbeing in East London providing a comprehensive range of natural therapies and classes.

from US$1,042

11 days / 10 nights


Arrival: Sunday February 26, 2017
Departure: Wednesday March 8, 2017

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