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7 Days Power Flow and Yin Pranayama Yoga Retreat Goa

  • Bamboo Yoga Retreat, Patnem Beach, Canacona, Goa, India

Overview

Power and Yin Yoga Retreat in India

Take a journey to your inner self, rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit, reconnect with mother nature, and explore the amazing Indian culture on the beaches of Goa. This yoga holiday combines challenging, intense, and dynamic Power Vinyasa flow classes that are complemented with a few sessions of Yin, allowing you to surrender to the stillness.

Highlights

  • Up to three yoga sessions daily
  • Private one-on-one yoga sessions
  • Guided meditations and pranayama daily
  • Alternating hard or Yang and soft or Yin yoga each day
  • Daily breakfast buffet and vegetarian dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Advanced

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English, French, Spanish
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The accommodation options are on private and double room basis. Bamboo Yoga Retreat is designed to blend beautifully with the breathtaking natural surroundings. Built on the fine white sand every season after the monsoon rains and using local organic materials, the bungalow style beach huts are simply stylish, comfortable, private, and eco-friendly.

Located directly behind the ocean shala and beach-front lounge and just steps away from the Patnem beach, the boutique bungalows are designed to help you reconnect with nature. Whether watching the eagles soar overhead from the hammock on your balcony or falling asleep to the sound of the waves, the normal stresses of life will melt away and you will feel open to a more profound yoga practice.

Each bungalow beach hut at Bamboo Yoga Retreat has one double or two single beds with comfortable European style mattresses, good linens, mosquito netting, and set in a spacious airy room with plenty of room to hang your clothes and store your belongings.

Constructed to make use of the natural ventilation from the cooling sea breeze, it also has ceiling fans for more tropical times of the year. Attached bathrooms with Western style toilets are open to the sky for the magical experience of showering under the stars.

Regular housekeeping is available, with fresh linens available upon request. Although, guests are asked to bring their own towels for the beach. The bungalows can be locked when you go out and free Wi-Fi is available in the lounge area.

During this retreat, you will practice yoga two to three times a day, either at the shala overlooking the sea or directly at the beach. Waite Power Yoga also offers guided meditations and pranayama and one-on-one sessions to help you improve your private practice. All levels of yoga will be catered, the instructors will modify poses so everyone can practice at their own pace.

Sample schedule

  • 06:00 Silent meditation
  • 07:00 Chai time
  • 07:30 Power yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Workshop or playtime
  • 12:00 Free time for activities
  • 17:00 Power yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner and free time

Sample schedule

  • 07:00 Chai time
  • 07:30 Yin yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Workshop or playtime
  • 12:00 Free time for activities
  • 17:00 Pranayama
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Guided Meditation
  • Iain Kevin Waite

    Iain is a yoga instructor and personal trainer that has earned certifications by the American Council of Exercise, the Register of Exercise Professionals, advanced instructor level 3 in the United Kingdom, the European Register of Exercise Professionals, and Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 and YACEP-Continuing Education Provider.

  • Bridget Jennings

    Bridget now teaches private and corporate classes in and around Paris as well as weekly group sessions at Dharma Studio in Saint Germain en Laye and Sportoquotidien in Boulogne-Billan court. Her approach is based on Ashtanga and Hatha flows but focuses on reinforcing weak muscles to protect joints and prevent injuries.

This retreat will be held in Bamboo Yoga Retreat, Patnem Beach, Goa, India. Goa is India’s smallest and, as some would say, most friendly state, boasting some of the best beaches in Asia. However, it is not just sand, sea, and sunsets. Goa’s mix of Indian and Portuguese heritage means that you will find white churches poking out from the coconut palms along Hindu temples.

Patnem beach is a very safe place for guests to arrive alone and go out at night. While some of north Goa has suffered from over development, the far south is still unspoiled with its lush mountain range, beautiful backwaters, and long golden beaches. You will find the resort at the far southern end of Patnem beach in the Canacona state of south Goa.

The resort is close to the acclaimed Agonda beach and one beach down from the famous Palolem beach. Patnem beach has a wide selection of souvenir stalls, restaurants, and nightlife. The local town of Chaudi has banks and ATMs, a supermarket, well-stocked chemists, and a colorful Saturday fruit and vegetable market.

Patnem high street has a useful mix of internet cafes, money exchange and travel agents, and shops selling clothes and souvenirs, alongside everyday essentials such as toiletries. While the social life in Patnem mostly consists of some sunset cocktails at one of the beach shacks with occasional live music nights, there are regular parties in Palolem and a weekly night event with international DJs at Leopard Valley, an incredible outdoor club in the jungle on the way to Agonda beach.

Nearby places

  • Canacona train station, 10 minutes
  • Chaudi, 5 minutes
  • Goa International Airport (GOI), 1 hour and 30 minutes
Activities
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming
General
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lounge
  • Night club nearby
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mosquito net
  • Room cleaning

All your breakfasts and dinners are included in the package. The food, like every part of this retreat, is all about flexibility and balance. It is wholesome and nutritious, cooked with love and without compromising the flavors. The restaurant focuses on healthy locally sourced food, organic whenever possible, and international cuisines by the team of highly trained passionate chefs.

To start your day, a freshly squeezed juice of the day will be prepared, which could be watermelon and ginger or pineapple, lemon, and mint, to cleanse your body and give you the energy boost for your sun salutations. There will also be a big, fresh, and tropical fruit salad every morning.

A big brunch is served after the morning yoga session, which can include homemade yogurts, local Goa breads, and eggs and muesli with some Indian inspired vegetable dishes and salads for those who have built up an appetite with their exertions. You will then relax and watch the waves from the beach side lounge with a herbal tea or Indian chai.

A selection of snacks, salads, super juices, and smoothies are available all day at the restaurant, along with daily specials based on seasonal produce from the local market. You will be served a selection of teas and locally baked cookies in the afternoon before your yoga class to give you an energy boost.

For dinner, the menu changes daily and includes delicious Indian and Asian vegetarian dishes, salads, and fresh and sustainable fish. Seafood is also possible to order. All of the meals are lovingly prepared to help your body’s restoration and growth, but most of all to taste great. If you have special dietary requirements or just do not like spicy food, please let Waite Power Yoga know.

  • Activities like boat trips, spotting dolphins, kayaking to secret coves, and exploring the coastline by scooter are available.
  • If you are an architecture buff, take a trip to the colonial Latin quarter in Panjim, Goa’s new capital, and to Old Goa, the historic city of the Portuguese eastern empire. The Lunch Club by KOKO India offers a unique cultural experience beyond the beach with a private tour to one of Goa’s grand mansions and an authentic Indo-Portuguese lunch in a restored palace.
  • Nature lovers will enjoy Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the world’s biodiversity hot spots, which is just a few kilometers south of Patnem. Whether or not you can catch a glimpse of an elusive leopard or a troop of monkeys, the mountainous jungle scenery is spectacular.
  • Shoppers and souvenir seekers will love the weekly flea and night markets in north Goa where you can find everything from silk scarves and silver jewelry to sandals, sarongs, and spices. Remember to haggle it is all part of the experience.
  • You can drive through picturesque fishing villages to the turtle-nesting beach of Galjibag or seek out the freshwater lagoon at Cola beach and the spectacular sea views from Cabo de Rama Fort.

Bamboo Yoga Retreat's spa offers various treatments that can be booked at additional costs.

Ayurvedic massage

A deep full body massage using traditional hand prepared herbal oils to give perfect relaxation. It re-harmonizes and restores good health. This massage lasts for one hour.

Deep tissue massage

You can choose between with or without oil for this hour-long massage. This deep, relaxing, and restorative full body massage uses organic coconut and aromatherapy oils, great in alleviating tired aching muscles, ultimately leaving you feeling totally blissed out.

Indian head massage

This traditional Ayurvedic treatment works through pressure points on the face and head. It is both stimulating and relaxing, leaving you with a general feeling of well-being. This massage could last for an hour.

Jet lag package

This is a one-hour relaxation massage combined with 30 minutes of therapeutic face massage and 30 minutes of Keralan foot massage.

Keralan foot massage

This traditional hour-long Indian foot massage uses acupressure points in the feet to aid relaxation and bring balance to body and mind.

Reiki

A fully clothed, gentle, and energy channeling treatment that uses universal energy to balance the chakras and aid relaxation.

Scrubs

Bamboo Yoga Retreat offers an array of delicious body scrubs to make your skin shine and to feed and nourish your senses, that will be relaxing and stimulating to suit your skin type.

Shiatsu

A fully clothed Japanese massage that uses acupressure and meridian energy lines located throughout the body to aid relaxation and bring about harmony and balance to body and mind. This treatment could last for an hour or an hour and a half.

Sirodhara

Organic warm herbal Ayurvedic oil is dripped onto the forehead aiding both physical and mental relaxation. Alleviating stress, tiredness, insomnia, headaches, and mental tension while opening your third eye chakra for awareness and intuition.

Ultimate Panjakarma

This package is for the total relaxation of your body and mind and includes three Ayurvedic massages, two Sirodhara sessions, and two Ila Kizhi treatments. The treatment lasts for one hour and 15 minutes and goes for over seven days.

  • 3 to 4 90-minute classes of Yin yoga
  • 3 to 4 90-minute pranayama sessions
  • 4 to 5 90-minute classes of Power Vinyasa flow
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet and vegetarian dinner
  • Guided meditations
  • Indian tea and locally baked cookies every afternoon
  • Private one-on-one sessions
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Round trip transfers are around 50 EUR.

Arrival by bus

Buses navigate India’s rather bumpy roads to Goa from all the major cities, such as Mumbai, Bombay, and Bangalore, as well as via popular tourist destinations including Hampi and Gokarna. Chaudi has a bus station, although you may need to get a local bus from Margao. Make sure you get a sleeper bus for overnight journeys.

Arrival by train

Canacona has a train station just 10 minutes away from Patnem by rickshaw. Many faster trains are at Margao or Madgaon station, which is an hour drive away. India’s trains are an economical and exciting way of covering longer distances.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Waite Power Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Patrizia

    "Bridget has heart and soul. She is an excellent yoga teacher with considerable experience. I learned a lot from her classes and use the breathing techniques every day now. With their positive energy, she connects with each individual and brings out the best in us all."

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  • Review by Olivier

    "I have known Bridget for several years, first as a yoga practitioner and now as a teacher. She is totally passionate about yoga, teaching, spirituality and helping others. That's why I encourage you to try her classes."

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  • Review by Maxine K
    10 out of 10

    "Iain's power flow class is one of the absolute top yoga classes I have been to. He teaches a great dynamic and challenging program that works all parts of your body inside out. I highly recommend Iain's classes for yogis."

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  • Review by Santa Nandi
    10 out of 10

    "In now 7 years of yoga practice this is the best class I have encountered. Iain manages to offer a challenging, but (just about) manageable class, pushes us to a limit but never above, and also has an eye for adjustments that have significantly improved my yoga practice ( and of many more). It is actually amazing how he manages to find the time to really focus on the individual. I would recommend this class to everyone who loves a challenging dynamic and very bodycentric kind of class, with both slow and intensive but also fast and dynamic elements."

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  • Review by Olivier Maurin
    8 out of 10

    "There's a couple of year that I know Bridget, first as a yoga practitioner and now as a teacher. Bridget is totally passionated by yoga, teaching yoga, spirituality, and helping others. That's why I warmly recommended to register her courses."

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  • Review by Gillian Denavit
    8 out of 10

    "Very involved and loving teacher, Bridget helps students with very personalized attention. Highly recommend."

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  • Review by Sunny Kim
    10 out of 10

    "I have tried different types of yoga before spanning several instructors in several different locations across the word. Simply put, Iain is the best if you want a powerful, dynamic style of yoga that both challenges you and simultaneously completely puts you at ease with yourself. After practicing with Iain for over a year, I am now more flexible and stronger, and overall feel better about myself. I enjoy Iain's class so much that I'm always looking forward to the next time. You definitely want to practice at least once with this amazing guy."

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  • Review by Mia F
    10 out of 10

    "Iain is a generous and patient yoga teacher who encourages students to stretch themselves. Students advance quickly under his rigorous, yet gentle approach."

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  • Review by Arianne Dalby
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing class, thank you!..it was just the boost I needed. I hope to catch a class again soon :-)"

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  • Review by Ariane Dalby
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing class, thank you!..it was just the boost I needed. I hope to catch a class again soon :-)"

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  • Review by Kris Premrl
    10 out of 10

    "Iain's class was a great way of getting back into yoga. Somewhat challenging for beginners but Iain offers alternative poses and communicates transitions with clarity."

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  • Review by Kris Premrl
    10 out of 10

    "Iain's class was a great way of getting back into yoga. Somewhat challenging for beginners but Iain offers alternative poses and communicates transitions with clarity."

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  • Review by Charla Hughes
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoy working with Iain. He has a great sense of humor and makes class challenging but fun."

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  • Review by Charla Hughes
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoy working with Iain. He has a great sense of humor and makes class challenging but fun."

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  • Review by Alosja Van Leeuwen
    10 out of 10

    "It was a pleasure to work with Iain! He was very generous in sharing his knowledge. Brought my practice to a new level, thank you Iain."

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  • Review by Alosja Van Leeuwen de l'Alosja Yoga
    10 out of 10

    "Refreshing!"

    "It was a pleasure to work with Iain! He was very generous in sharing his knowledge. Brought my practice to a new level, thank you Iain."

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  • Review by Citlalli Quintanilla
    10 out of 10

    "Iain classes are just great, very fitness oriented without losing the spiritual/ relaxing part of yoga."

    "I loved his creative and challenging sequences!"

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  • Review by Xzarina Nicholson
    10 out of 10

    "I greatly enjoyed attending Iain's power/rocket ashtanga yoga classes while living in Paris. I had been looking for a yoga practice and teacher that would motivate and challenge me. Iain's style is dynamic - building strength, flexibility, and balance. As a result, I felt stronger and calmer after each session, and always looked forward to the next. Iain is an knowledgeable and encouraging instructor who obviously enjoys teaching yoga. I would highly recommend!"

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  • Review by Flo Jo Yoga
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic yoga teacher, especially if you like your yoga challenging and athletic! We sometimes work together and it's always a nice experience. Iain is friendly and welcoming, putting together great sequences, and by the end of the session you definitely feel you have worked every single muscle in your body :)"

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  • Review by Baldeesh Daumont
    10 out of 10

    "If you lead a busy life and find that your gym subscription is being wasted each month I’d highly recommend that you start personal yoga training in your own home with Iain."

    "Not only is it the most efficient way of keeping fit and improving your strength and flexibility, but Iain's professionalism, experience, friendliness, and great sense of humour mean that you’ll enjoy being pushed to your limit! My husband has now been training with Iain for over 2 years, and I have been training with him on and off at the same time and we both enjoy his dynamic style of teaching. Our classes are in English but Iain is just as comfortable in French. Family commitments allowing, I’d also be happy to try Iain’s group classes!"

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  • Review by Dany Cavaliere
    10 out of 10

    "Very flexible very professional always available very pedagogic. His course might be sometimes tough but the results are worth it!!!"

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  • Review by Alison St Amour
    10 out of 10

    "I have been working with Iain for more than a year. If you are interested in increasing your strength, flexibility, and balance, he is your man! Our sessions are always a challenge; he expects his clients to work hard, and the results are worth the effort. His explanations are helpful, and he demonstrates anything I am not clear about. Iain is also very professional; he is prompt, clear-spoken, and always concerned about his clients' safety."

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Waite Power Yoga provides Power Vinyasa flow yoga classes, personal training, and yoga retreats.

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Availability

Arrival: Saturday April 15, 2017
Departure: Friday April 21, 2017

Special discount

There will be special discounts for guests who can bring one or two referrals.

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