8 Day Holiday Green Yoga Retreat

A serene and tranquil beach away from the bustling city life, Palolem Beach maintains a peaceful ambiance compared to the other beaches in India. Though it offers an amazing beach, fine sand, turquoise waters and a glorious sunset, people have yet to flock to this slice of paradise. The peace that is felt all throughout the land makes it the perfect venue for a quiet yoga vacation, which is exactly what Green Yoga India offers. 

This 7 night/8 day yoga retreat will introduce you to the wonders of yoga and expand upon your previous knowledge and experience. The team of Green Yoga India makes yoga accessible to people of all walks of life. Anyone is welcome to come along and learn with the passionate and dedicated team of teachers and students. This holiday focuses on a simple, effective, systematic and scientific way of teaching yoga that works on addressing all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, or the human body. The team also advocates the protection of the environment to help the world become a better place and you are sure to feel at peace with the natural surroundings and simple ways of life here. Through this retreat, you will find balance, harmony and growth as you start looking at the world, and your place in it, in new and exciting ways.

The cost of this retreat includes your 7 nights accommodation, breakfast, 3 vegetarian meals per day, 2 yoga classes per day and unlimited mineral water and hot drinks. The retreat is very flexible allowing you plenty of time to explore this beautiful part of India on your own terms. Enjoy this special getaway with Green Yoga India. 

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Mats
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props

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Venue   Green Yoga India

Green Yoga India is located in the north side peninsula of Palolem Beach. It has a stunning location as it is situated in a place from where you can view the beaches surrounding the area. The whole retreat centre is sprinkled with colorful flowers, coconut trees, fruits of the season and green grass in the lap of the mountain. They even have a private trekking path to a sunset point, where you can soak in memorable sunsets overlooking the coast line that reach till Agonda bay.


The centre is far from distractions and noise, but close enough so you can enjoy beautiful Palolem beach and the surrounding beaches in your free time. You can walk to the beach in 30 minutes or enjoy free use of the centre’s bikes for a gentle ride to Palolem beach in just 10 minutes. You can also hire a motorbike to enjoy the freedom to easily visit further afield.


Green Yoga retreat has two spacious yoga shalas for classes as well as individual practices, an in-house spa and lounge area and dining area. There is 24/7 wifi connection, a small library to expand your mind, hammocks strung between palm trees to let your body relax and mind wander, not to mention all the Goan sunshine and fresh air to revive and rejuvenate you as you immerse deeply into the practice of yoga.


There are a few options for arriving here. By air, Dabolim airport is around 1 and half hours away from Patnem. You can reach the Yoga retreat by yourself; the most convenient option is to book a prepaid taxi from the airport counter. Train and bus options are also possible from around India.

Accommodations

Food

The team at Green Yoga India believes that a great deal of care should be taken when it comes to preparing food, thus each meal served is made with love and passion for health and nutrition. Meals are prepared with your well being of utmost importance, with all dishes designed to meet the requirements of a yoga practitioner. Keeping in mind nutritional values and following the guidelines of ayurvedic science, they offer a wide array of sattvic food which satisfies not only the palate but also the mind and the soul. 

Look forward to fruit salads, yogurt, muesli, porridge, oats, fruits, toast, pancakes, poha, puffed rice and more for a filling breakfast. For your lunch and dinner you can enjoy salads, soups, dahl, chapati and other Indian staples that you will be sure to love.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT

Delve into the spirituality of yoga and immerse yourself in the grace of the practice as you stay with the serene Green Yoga India team in this 8-day holiday retreat. Feel at peace with yourself as you journey deeper into your mind through the intensive yoga practice with the masters themselves. Your yoga will be so much more exciting as you do your asanas and pranayama by the beach. Plenty of free time allows for adventures around the area, swinging in a hammock with a coconut and meeting new like-minded friends. Take a break and re-connect to the simple and enjoyable things in life. 

Kryshna

Yovada Explorer

  Palolem Beach, India

Palolem Beach is situated in Canacona in southern Goa, India. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Goa. Palolem is a natural bay surrounded by lofty headlands on either side. This makes it a calm, idyllic sea with a gently sloping bed that allows you to walk up to 100 meters out from the beach. 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.


It is about one mile long and is crescent-shaped; one can view the entire beach from either end. Both ends of the beach consist of rocks jutting out into the sea. The depth of the sea increases gradually, being shallowest at the northern end of the beach, making it safe for average swimmers, and the currents are not fast.


Palolem Beach is located within 2.5 kilometres of the market town of Chaudi in South Goa, and about 35 km from Margao, the district headquarters of South Goa. Other neighbouring beaches in South Goa include Agonda, Colva, Patnem and Galjibaga Beach.


The easiest way to get to Palolem is to take the train or fly to Margao, called Madgaon in the rest of India, and pay for a government approved fixed-price taxi to Palolem. Fixed-price taxis are available from the train station and from Goa Dabolim Airport at Vasco da Gama. Alternatively, Canacona is Palolem's nearest train station, approximately 5-minute drive away, but for shorter journeys from other parts of India it is almost always better to arrive by bus due to the remoteness of the train station from Palolem beach.

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