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  • After partying all day and night at the happening beaches of Goa, it is time to pamper yourself in the best Beach Resorts in Goa. Want to top up your Zen as well as your tan? Welcome to winter in Goa where yoga is imperial and the crop of spiritual activities grows more bountiful each year: sunrise t’ai chi sessions, reiki healing courses, meditation, and just about every other form of spiritual exploration, are all practised freely.

    Goa has a number of massage centres where you can go and take head massage, back massage or full body massage. Relax and rejuvenate in the soothing ambience of these centres and forget every stress of the world. Many travellers come here for a serious and the best yoga retreats in Goa and you'll find everything from drop-in classes to teaching training courses and spiritual retreats.

    Yoga is an ancient technology of personal transformation. Its tools are remarkably simple, and yet its effects are profound. The true power of yoga lies not in the strength and vitality it gives the physical body, but rather in the profoundly positive ways, it can change our entire human system. 

    Yoga can refine the mind, clear negative emotions, create positive habits and behaviours, improve our relationships and potentially bring forth profound spiritual experiences.

    With a varied and gorgeous landscape, rolling hills, azure waters and golden sand beaches, Goa provides the perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind. Travelers from all over the globe flock to Goa for its chilled out vibe and calming environs which makes for the perfect platform for yoga enthusiasts to spread the healthy aura and attract even more to this refreshing style of living. 

    Have a look at the best Yoga Retreats in Goa and awaken the inner Rishi in you!

    The following are best yoga retreats in Goa:

  • 01Purple Valley Yoga Retreat

    Purple Valley Yoga Retreat

    A peaceful haven in Goa, this is where people come to participate in one of the best Ashtanga yoga courses. It is nestled in verdant greenery beside the Anjuna Beach and in the Assagao Valley. Providing comfortable accommodations and ambience, this is amongst the finest yoga retreats in Goa and relaxes you with a home away from home experience.  

    A yoga course is of two weeks; six yoga classes in the morning and four in the afternoon. Depending on the type of teacher, the content of the course differs. You can also indulge in traditional ayurvedic massage treatments. There is a restaurant to dine in. 

    The types of accommodation include Ganesh House that offers a calm and homely ambience, Savasana House that is bright, modern with lush gardens and Cottages nestled amongst palm trees.

    The prices depend on the teacher you opt for and the type of yoga you are practising. Prices start at Euro 600 for a single week. This place is open all year around.

  • 02Bamboo Yoga Retreat

    Bamboo Yoga Retreat

    Bamboo Yoga Retreat’s stunning Ocean Shala programme on Patnem beach gives a very special experience of deepening your practice to the sound of the waves and perfecting your poses to a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea.

    Bamboo offers a range of yoga holidays, retreats and teacher training programs, imparted by professionals flown in from all over the globe. The retreat program offers two long yoga sessions a day, a variety of meditation and philosophy sessions, group beachside dinners and boat trips. 

    With a fabulous spa offering treatments including deep tissue massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, Kerala foot massages and traditional Indian head massages, and a restaurant providing healthy locally sourced mostly-organic food, making this one of the best yoga retreats in Goa.

    Location: Patnem Beach, Goa

  • 03Satsanga Retreat

    Satsanga Retreat

    Tucked away in Verla Canca Village and close to the Anjuna Beach, this retreat offers a home away from home experience. The internal ambience is relaxed and features splendid yoga shalas that are aesthetically crafted. The presence of tropical gardens in abundance makes the Satsanga Retreat a mini paradise.

    When here, participate in yoga workshops such as Asatoma Sad Gamaya, Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya, and Mrityorma Amritam Gamaya. Fitness conscious people would be happy to know that healthy meals are prepared with organically grown and procured vegetables. Also, learn to cook Indian vegetarian food from the expert chef. You can unwind with ayurvedic massage therapies and Shirodhara treatments. 

    Further pamper yourself with spa treatments such as pedicure, manicure, and waxing. Other facilities include internet and laundry facilities. When it comes to options of stay, 15 guest rooms, well-furnished with private baths are provided.

    Also, visit the many beaches in this region such as Anjuna, Ashwem, Arambol, and Calangute beaches. This retreat is open throughout the year. Moreover, even one can find out many best places to visit in Goa with your family and friends.

  • 04Ashiyana Yoga Resort Goa

    Ashiyana Yoga Resort Goa

    Set amongst tropical gardens and located near to the Mandrem Beach, every aspect of the Ashiyana Yoga Resort evokes the quintessential quality of tranquillity. This place nurtures your body with a sense of calm given the impressive flora and fauna here.             

    Stay options include Beach Huts that are beach or river facing, Palm Grove, or Raj Doubles and Suites. On offer are yoga shalas, spa treatment centres and a restaurant. To soothe your soul, there are several therapies, courses and wellness packages available. 

    With Ashiyana Yoga Retreats, learn different forms of yoga from experts in their respective disciplines. The Ashiyana Yoga Teacher Training teaches how to practice yoga and impart knowledge to others. You can also participate in yoga programs such as Elemental Yoga Therapy, Detox and Rejuvenation Retreats and more. 

    When it comes to eating, the organic restaurant has a buffet service. For those who want non-vegetarian, chicken and fish are provided on a couple of evenings each week. The resort is operational all year around.

  • 05Kranti Yoga Village Beach Resort

    Kranti Yoga Village Beach Resort

    Kranti Yoga Village Beach Resort is for the more serious students. Proudly celebrating its 10th anniversary, this yoga retreat in Goa has seen more than 6000 students and teachers from all over the globe. 

    These yoga enthusiasts come back every season to learn and deliver the best.Kranti Yoga offers 100, 200, 300 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, week-long intensive yoga courses, and yoga holidays. Daily pranayama(breathing), meditation, kriyas, (nostril cleansing techniques) asana (posture) practice, restorative flow and Yoga Nidra are all part of yoga holidays. 

    There are also optional evening activities including full moon and candlelight meditations, and yoga movies.Tranquil coconut groves, luscious palm trees, twinkling fairy lights, coloured muslin, swinging beds and idyllic views of the beach await you. The deluxe cottages here accommodate wonderful yogis and yoginis from all over the world.

    Location: Patnem Beach, Goa

  • 06Banyan Tree Yoga

    Banyan Tree Yoga

    Tucked away in the Goan wilderness amongst serene rolling hills close to an ancient Banyan Tree, this yoga resort in Goa is abundant with spiritual energy and a calming vibe.With a yoga shala made from mud, clay and cow dung covered by a palm leaf roof, this resort offers packages combining classes in hatha yoga, meditation and more. It also offers optional detox programmes as well as massage therapy options. 

    Banyan Yoga Tree features ten eco-friendly huts made from local, sustainable materials each, a beautiful garden from which fresh local vegetarian delicacies are cooked, as well as a bonfire area surrounded by cashew trees with live music in the evenings. The resort also features a resident masseuse trained in Thai massage and Reiki.

    Location: Next to Bhumika Temple, Near Aswem Football Ground, Mandrem-Aswem Wado, Goa.

  • 07Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat

    Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat

    Amidst coconut groves of the Cola Beach, this is a beautifully crafted yoga retreat centre located beside the beach. Enjoy a surreal experience in this place that is among the best yoga resorts in Goa. It offers stunning accommodations, organic Indian meals and plenty of Ayurvedic therapies. 

    The mornings are reserved for yoga classes and the evening for pranayama and meditation classes. You can get regaled with the traditional dance performances that are conducted at the resort. Complimentary cooking classes are provided as well. When not practising yoga, you can unwind at the beach-front cottages that allow you to get panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. Made of local wood, the cottages are well-maintained.

    While here, dig into the organic and vegetarian food. There is provision to include gluten-free food too. The Ayurveda sessions provide rejuvenating massage therapies. The resort also has rental facilities for conferences and workshops. Operational all year around, during normal season single occupancy, is 66 Euros per day and double occupancy is 44 Euros per day.

  • 08SWAN Yoga Retreat

    SWAN Yoga Retreat

    Located in Bairo Alto and set amidst a resplendent natural ambience, witness the culmination of nature’s finest representations at the yoga retreat centre. On first impressions, this place looks like a tree orchard. Bestowed with mango, teak, cashew, and papaya trees, the ambience here is surreal. There is an active bird life that thrives here. Such salubrious settings make the SWAN Yoga Retreat a prime place for a yoga pilgrimage.

    Get a holistic spiritual experience with sacred fire rituals, traditional prayer ceremonies, and singing devotional songs. The retreat provides an opportunity to practice yogic techniques such as pranayama, asana, mudras, bandhas, and kiryas. Reach a new spiritual level with learning meditation methods pertaining to ancient yogic disciplines namely Yoga Nidra and Antar Mauna. 

    Listen to discourses on yogic philosophy, and sutras. You can also enjoy ayurvedic massage treatments and panchkarma treatments. Those interested can enroll in an Ayurveda course. The eco-friendly stays range from budget to standard and deluxe cottages. The retreat is open throughout the year.

  • 09The Beach House

    The Beach House

    Set up by a former pharmacist, this new boutique wellness and yoga retreat in Goa is situated in a secluded spot on Sernabatim Beach, near Colva beach in the south of the state. Combining ancient traditions with cutting-edge technology, The Beach House Goa Retreat offers a mixture of medical and holistic therapies, providing all the means necessary for a complete body and mind overhaul whilst relaxing in stunning surroundings.

    It has 15 luxurious rooms and offers a wide variety of all-inclusive wellness programs ranging from Total Body Re-Balancing to an Intensive Yoga Retreat focusing on both the theoretical and practical aspects of yoga. There's also pranayama, meditation, Ayurvedic consultations and wholesome vegetarian yogic cuisine. The team of in-house specialists include knowledgeable and credible yoga instructors, ayurvedic doctors, nutritionists, and hypnotherapists.

    Location: Sernabatim beach, Goa

  • 10Yoga Gypsys

    Yoga Gypsys

    Yoga Gypsys, located beside the Ajoba temple next to the Ashvem Beach is a place where you find Portuguese styled villas, Indian village homes, tree-top houses, and lush green tropical gardens. Ideal for yoga in Goa, these sights are enough to let you drift into a mood of relaxation. With a beach nearby, you can strike some yoga poses facing the rising sun on the beach.  

    Daily classes are held here from Monday through Sunday. Experienced and acclaimed yoga gurus enable you to transform into a self-aware individual. The types of accommodation here include Portuguese cottages, Zen Tree Houses and Native American Tipis. 

    To get your fill, you can head to the on-site open-air restaurant where the kitchen uses homegrown vegetables. Those interested would be glad to know the retreat is open throughout the year.

  • 11The Mandala

    The Mandala

    The Mandala is set amidst lush green outfit next to the Mandrem Beach and is in the vicinity of Asvem and Arambol. With plenty of restaurants, shopping areas, and a thriving nightlife nearby, your visit to this destination is not without variety. Along with the soulful yoga therapies, the retreat is known for its accommodation, food and ambience.

    Attain tranquillity as you practice yoga at the Geodesic Spirit Dome and Riverside Shala. With Mandala yoga holiday package, get two yoga classes daily, fresh fruit juices, organic meals based on your health constitution as determined by Ayurvedic tests. 

    The types of accommodation include breezy and spacious Nomadic Villas, aesthetically handcrafted double rooms namely Lakeview and Ganesh, Maharaja style Yantra Tents and Panomandala Suite offering panoramic views. To get your fill, you can relish in the seafood and vegetarian dishes. 

    There is a separate menu that caters to the specific requirements of the guests. The stay also arranges adventure tours that include overnight beach and jungle camping trip. This place can be visited anytime during the year.

  • 12Lotus Yoga Retreat

    Lotus Yoga Retreat

    Learn the art of relaxing at the beachfront yoga retreat centre. Located next to the Patnem Beach, this retreat is in the vicinity of the Chaudi Village. The nearest main city is Margao which you reach by an hour’s drive.

    Over here, you can unwind and the comfortable accommodations that include Ocean Garden view Hut, Ocean Hill view Hut, Sunset Ocean view Hut.  Pamper yourself with a range of wellness therapies such as yoga shalas including hatha and ashtanga yoga. 

    For those who want to teach this form, yoga training is imparted at the Lotus yoga and meditation centre. Holistic treatments include Shiatsu, Reflexology, Massage, Reiki and Ayurvedic treatments. Food availability includes main meals, lunch, brunch, fresh tropical fruit, small snacks, fish, and an eclectic mix of cuisines.

    Prices are in the range of Euro 46 to Euro 88 – which is nominal amongst yoga retreats in Goa given the range of facilities provided. The retreat is operational all year around.

  • 13Vedic Valley

    Vedic Valley

    Surrounded by a verdant expanse of forest with exotic sightseeing locales, Vedic Valley is where you can experience traditional yoga practices. Only half a kilometre from the Morjim Beach, it amongst the rejuvenating yoga retreats in Goa.

    The different types of accommodation include Family House, Eco Lodge, Deluxe Bungalow, Eco Bungalow, and Bamboo Cottages. Enjoy Ayurvedic cuisine at the Annapurna Kitchen. The kitchen prepares nourishing and tasty Indian and European dishes using the principles of Ayurvedic cooking. 

    On offer are massages, treatments, Panchakarma therapy, Vedic Rituals, seminar facilities and comfortable accommodations. Over here, learn the tenets of yoga and meditation from the yoga masters. Choose from different packages such as Panchkarma Therapies and Yoga Holidays. 

    You can take part in the workshops and seminars that espouse knowledge and wisdom on yoga practices. It is operational all year around. 

  • 14Yogalife Goa

    Yogalife Goa

    In this Retreat you will be able to link the yoga wisdom to your way of life. You will practice, learn and change, flowing with the ancient yogic principles in a modern, easy approach.Yoga Courses are offered by YogaLife Goa at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – Palolem beach, Goa. Palolem Beach is largely unspoiled and is inhabited by both local fishermen and by foreign tourists who live in shacks along the shore or in the main village itself.

    Yogalife is a branch of Ujjain Yoga Life Society and an Alliance of the oldest Yoga organisation in the world ‘The Yoga Institute, Santacruz Mumbai.As part of their unique programmes, you learn an immense amount about yoga and its full complement of practices. Develop a deep understanding of yoga’s perspective on the human system and how it functions. 

    Experience how Yoga’s tools affect each of us in different ways and on different levels. Learn how to apply yoga’s tools in different ways and for different people. Best of all, this a means to grow, personally, on all levels (mental, physical, emotional and behavioural) through a practice personalized for you.

    Location: Palolem Beach, South Goa

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Calangute Beach

Deserving every reason to be called the ‘Queen of Beaches’ in Goa, Calangute Beach is a paradise for nature lovers holding the spectacular beauty and charm. The beach reflects the unique Goan culture with a glorious view of the landscape serving as a perfect retreat for visitors. Here you can find the effervescent markets selling everything from beer, trinkets to pawns. It is also the biggest beach of North Goa and ideal for witnessing the beauty of palm and coconut trees against the locale of the magnificent Arabian Sea.

This beach is often crowded with people swelling towards the sea, lazing around, taking sunbath and children making sand castles. Another spectacular features of Calangute Beach is its sunsets and sunrise.

  • Water Sports: Parasailing, Speed Boat Rides, Water Skiing, Water Scooter, Jet Skiing, Banana Ride, Wind surfing etc.

  • Nightlife: Cantare, Revolution Pub, Club Antoos

  • Location: Calangute Beach, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: The Calangute Beach is 16 kilometers away from the city of Panaji.

  • How to reach from Panaji:  There is a regular bus service which runs from Panaji to the Calangute Beach. If one is driving then it takes half an hour to forty minutes to cover the distance.


Baga Beach

Baga Beach in Goa looks as though it has come straight out of a work of art. Lofty white waves hurrying to wipe out the prints of feet left by you on the white sand while the breeze keeps on playing with the palm trees is a sight to behold at this majestic beach in Goa.

It is a decent place to appreciate some moments and abide in a serene consideration with oneself. It is counted as one of the best beaches in Goa where you can see wonderful sunsets and at the same time appreciate the cool morning breeze. The shacks become animated in the late night with music impacting and astounding client service at the party places in Baga Beach. It is also a center point to experience daring water sports and famed for drawing in a huge number of sightseers every year.

  • Water Sports: Banana Ride, Dolphin Trip, Water scooter, windsurfing, Jet skiing, Motor boat ride, scuba diving etc.

  • Nightlife: Club Tito’s, Cavala, Britto’s, Zanzibar etc

  • Location: Baga Beach, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: From Panaji the Baga Beach is located 19 kilometers away.

  • How to reach from Panaji: The Baga beach is just half an hour drive away from Panaji and 15 minutes from Mapusa. There are frequent buses available to Baga from Mapusa and Panaji throughout the day and the journey takes about half an hour from Panaji.


Morjim Beach

Nestled in the midst of lush green surroundings, Morjim Beach is a delight that will leave you refreshed with its calm and serene ambience. If one is a fan of bird watching, Morjim Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa to spot several species like the Sand Plover, Bay-backed Shrike, Quill, Turnstones, Cuckoo, Kingfisher and Sandpipers can be seen in natural surroundings. Dolphin Sighting is another activity which you can indulge in at the Morjim Beach.

This place is also famous for being a nestling place of Olive Ridley Turtles. Lately, Morjim Beach has earned the label as ‘Little Russia’ due to the large population of Russians here.  A lot of private beach sun beds, coco palms, Russian sports bar and beach touching restaurants can be found here.

  • Water Sports: Dolphin Watching, Swimming. There is not much of adventure sports here due to habitation of water animals.

  • Nightlife: Club Fresh, Bora Bora, Marbela Beach Resort

  • Location: Morjim Beach, Pernem, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: Approximate driving distance between Morjim Beach and Panjim is 27 kilometers.

  • How to reach from Panaji: There is a daily bus service available from Panaji to the Morjim Beach. You can also opt to drive by yourself via your own vehicle.

  • Other Stays: Check out some other resorts in north Goa.


Anjuna Beach

Situated on the west coast of Goa by the Arabian Sea, Anjuna Beach is one of the best beaches in Goa. The hippies were the first people to come here in the 1950s and since then Anjuna Beach is a hotspot in Goa for local and international tourists. Anjuna Beach grows on you as you take a stroll along the glowing white sands and enjoy the sight of gently swaying palms in front of you. This beach is also famous for its Wednesday Flea Markets where you can shop for souvenirs, sarongs, traditional handicrafts etc.

  • Water Sports: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Paragliding, Windsurfing, Bungee Jumping, Banana Ride, Dolphin sighting trip, Go karting, Water scooter, Water skiing etc.

  • Nightlife: Curlies, Purple Martini, Café Lilliput, Shiva Valley and UV Bar are popular spots for enjoying nightlife at Anjuna Beach.

  • Location : Anjuna Beach, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: Anjuna Beach is at a distance of 21.5 kilometers from Panaji.

How to reach from Panaji: There are buses available every hour if you wish to travel to Anjuna Beach from Panaji via Mapusa. Motorcycle taxis and auto rickshaws are also available from Mapusa.  The nearest railway station is at Karmali 11 km away from Panaji and 29 km from Anjuna.

Arambol Beach

If you are wishing to spend some moments in solitude appreciating the exquisiteness of a pristine coastline, then Arambol Beach is the perfect place to be in Goa. It is relatively unexploited by tourists and perfect spot for going to enjoy a day in sun with your folks. Also known as Harmal Beach, the place is a heaven for those searching for some quietness and solitude. The shoreline has  a long sandy extend with soft white sands. The beach is considered most favorite for some long-staying budget travelers and also has some of the best resorts of Goa.

One of the popular activities here is dolphin sighting organized by local fishermen. Along the coast, tourists can find a few shops sell clothes, junk jewelry and handicrafts from Goa and other parts of the country.

  • Water Sports: Paragliding and Dolphin Watching

  • Nightlife: Cockstown, Friend’s Pub, Blue Diamond etc

  • Location : Arambol Beach, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: The distance between Arambol Beach and Panaji is 35 kilometers.

  • How to reach from Panaji: There are buses available from between Panaji to Arambol every thirty minutes until noon, and every ninety minutes thereafter and between Mapusa and Arambol which takes three hours. The nearest bus stand is a 2km walk away from the beach.


Candolim Beach

This beach has won the hearts of tourists for its tranquil ambience, adventure sports and other amusement options. The enchanting Candolim Beach is particularly famous for its nightlife which ensures fun and some crazy moments to remember for a lifetime. Interesting adventure sports, spellbinding scenery and a unique festivity makes Candolim Beach one of the best beaches in Goa. The Sunburn Festival is held here for three days every year attracting hordes of tourists. Also, the water activities at Candolim Beach are must try to get the adrenaline rush with adventure.

This beach is the perfect place for all the individuals who search for restoration, fun and quietness. Its peaceful and serene air enchants numerous voyagers. On the highest point of it, when you come to realize that it's a home to a lot of water sports and different exercises, at that point you'll wish to never go back home.

  • Water Sports: Banana Ride, Dolphin Sighting Trip, Jet Skiing, Speed Boat Rides, Water Scooter etc.

  • Nightlife: Club LPK-Love Passion and Karma, SinQ, Drift Bar, Pharaos etc.

  • Location: Candolim Beach, Bardez Taluka, North Goa

  • Distance from Panaji: This beach is located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Panaji.

  • How to reach from Panaji: The best way to reach Candolim Beach from Panaji is via a bus or your private car. There is no air or rail connectivity between Candolim Beach and Panaji.

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