8 Day Rasa Yoga Retreat

South Goa houses some of India's oldest buildings and churches. The architecture will amaze you and carry you back to another era in India's rich history. A number of museums, such as the Goa State Museum, should be on your list of things to see and do! The Varca beach is unspoilt and clean with sand so fine and white, you will feel as though you have stepped into a postcard. The peace and serenity of this place is what makes it unique, and the locals friendliness and hospitality adds to its charming appeal. 

Take a break and experience feeling relaxed with Rasa Retreat's yoga retreat. Situated in the south of Goa, you can see Varca Beach's 10-km stretch of marvellous white sand covering seashore and the glittering blue waves hugging the coast. It has beautiful black lava rocks dotting the sand along with sunbeds and loungers, so as to admire the soothing scenery. It's a pleasant place that ejects undisputed beauty of nature. This retreat includes 8 days of yoga, 7 nights of accommodation, meditation, swimming, beach runs, massage sessions, excursions, fun shared meals, airport transfers and even a happy hour which involves complimentary beer, wine and appetizers. Feel the fresh air tickle your skin and ignite your senses while doing yoga at Rasa Retreat's garden. Feel your stress melting away while engaging in a massage therapy session.

Hone your cooking skills with the wholefood cooking lessons that comes with the package. The sumptuous meals will fill your appetite with joy and satisfaction. Have plenty of time to roam around and see the majestic town of Varca and marvel at its architecture. You also have the option to shop or do arts and crafts as the schedule is very flexible. If adventure is your middle name, try a kayaking lesson and explore Goa's gentle backwaters. Whether its action, relaxation or a combination of both, this retreat has everything you could ask for and more.

Please note during Monsoon months (June- August) there are some necessary changes that may include no beach yoga or kayaking. Instead there will be two in-house Yoga and Meditation sessions per day. The retreats during these months will be dedicated much more for guests to enjoy time to oneself and to enjoy nature. There are also additional hikes during the week for guests to participate in.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioned Room
  • Airport Transfer
  • Equipment
  • Excursion
  • Meals
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
Venue   Rasa Retreat

Varca is home to Rasa Retreat, which holds a number of yoga retreats and scheduled excursions. Rasa Retreat is a distinctive, all-inclusive four-bedroom  guesthouse offering a structured holiday in the comforts of a vacation home. 


Nestled in the tranquility of South Goa, Rasa Retreat with its many charming elements allows visitors to create a space for oneself along with the discretion to engage in aspects of an active lifestyle holiday. Conceptualized to be a fusion of R&R and engaging distractions, guests can enjoy massages, quiet beach walks, ocean swims, yoga, wholesome meals, bicycling and kayaking, personal time, and much more. Stays at Rasa Retreat are designed for guests with discerning tastes who seek the frills of an opulent hotel with an affordable, all inclusive holiday experience. Rasa is all this and much more under one roof and under the warm hospitality of its resident host.


Varca is a census town in Goa and can be easily reached through a taxi or airport transfer. If you want to reach your destination without any hassle, then your best option is to take advantage of the airport transfer provided by Rasa Retreat.

Accommodations

Food

South Goa is also a haven for those who want to excite their palate. Try the centre's local cuisines such as the Upma, which is a South Indian dish that is cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina or coarse rice flour, and the Misal Pav, which is a spicy curry made with mixed sprouts or mung beans. Start your day right with a delicious breakfast of oats, fresh fruit and granola as three delicious meals are included each day in your retreat. The centre also serves snacks, drinks and dessert for you to enjoy anytime.

Enjoy the best of Indian cuisine during the course of your stay. Upon arrival, enjoy a complimentary welcome beverage to cool down after your long journey and get the opportunity to meet and mingle with locals and guest alike during the Happy Hour in the living lounge with other guests –complimentary beer/wine, or non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers awaits you! Aside from the sumptuous breakfast, lunch, and dinner being served to you everyday, learn more about Goan cuisine with a picnic during your excursion, one cooking class for lunch and one dinner at a local restaurant or food fair. A highlight of this retreat to look forward to is a wine and cheese picnic with the majestic Goan sunset as your perfect backdrop.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT

The centre caters to your every wish and desire- try kayaking, cooking classes, yoga, meditation, watch the brilliant red sun set from the beach and enjoy sharing meals with new friends. 8 days is the perfect amount of time to unwind, relax and enjoy all of the wonderful activities on offer without feeling rushed! Enjoy the hospitality offered by Rasa Retreats and leave with the most joyous of memories. 

Kelly Fielding

Yovada Enthusiast

  Varca, India

Varca is a laid back and serene town in South Goa, India. The town features numerous beaches with clear blue waters and fine white sand. The spice plantation can be found here as well, with its wide range of spices filling the crisp air with delicious aroma. The locals are always ready to welcome you and show you around, as well as help you see how beautiful and inviting their town or village is.


Varca Beach simply adorns the entire Goa with its 10 km stretch of marvellous white sand covering seashore and the glittering blue waves hugging the coast. It has beautiful black lava rocks dotting the sand along with sunbeds and loungers, so as to admire the soothing scenery. It's a pleasant place that ejects undisputed beauty of nature. Varca is a home to the local fishing community and so wooden fishing boats are lined in some areas. There are plenty of five star hotels and budget lodgings that are located just behind the beach amongst lovely gardens and striking surroundings. There are numerous beach shacks that offer mouth-watering seafood at low prices.


Here, the nature is almost unspoilt and you can easily spend some beautiful moments of peace. Decorated with lush greenery, beach is surrounded with palm trees and other vegetation. The place is extremely calm and peaceful, which is very far away from the shores of North Goa. This place is always attracted by beach lovers and honeymoon couples as one can spend time in enjoying boat trips and watching dolphins on the river Sal. In brief, Varca beach is a perfect location for tourists looking for peace and serenity.


Varca is a census town in Goa and can be easily reached through a taxi or airport transfer. If you are planning to reach the place by train, the nearest train station is the Madgaon Railway Station. The Dabolim Airport is a 45-minute drive from Varca.

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