For the third year running, I am so very blessed to invite you once again to my spiritul home for a transformational week of yoga and culture.
There is something so magical about coming back to India, to the source of yoga and connecting to the practice on a deeper level. This retreat is designed for you to immerse yourself in both yoga and mother India.
Discover and unlock your true potential with daily yoga and meditation supported by soul feeding workshops in gratitude journalling, partner yoga and Thai yoga massage. Enjoy a trip to the spice farm, relax on a choice of 5 beautiful beaches, spot dolphins at sunrise on our boat trip, take a massage and enjoy fantastic local food. If you want a yoga retreat where there is lots of opportunity to get out and explore, this one's for you!
Bamboo Yoga Retreat
Our retreat centre for 2018 is the beautiful Bamboo Yoga Retreat nestled at the quiet end of Patnem beach in south Goa. With four fully equipped yoga shalas right on the beach, Bamboo is a home from home to relax, stretch and enjoy the sunshine.
Tucked away in more than 3 acres of tropical gardens, the retreat centre features an outdoor restaurant and huge chill out lounge and restaurant serving yummy veggie cuisine, a choice of yoga spaces and treatment rooms for massages and therapies.
Located behind the ocean shala and seafront lounge, our eco friendly bamboo bungalows blend beautifully with the breathtaking natural surroundings. 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 melt away as you connect deeper with nature.
Bamboo Yoga Retreat is my second home having taught there for three years ... it is my pleasure to welcome you!
The concept for our Goa retreat has always been to allow you guys the opportunity to explore the gifts that India has to offer, and that extends to the incredible food! During this retreat you will enjoy a yummy veggie brunch daily, plus chai and fruit in the mornings and afternoon tea. The first evening meal will be served buffet style on the beach and is included in the retreat price, For the remaining evenings we eat out at amazing places I love to visit here in my Goan home. We'll dine on the beach, at local thali cafes and intimate forest locations, at places with menus to suit a variety of tastes from Indian food to the freshest seafood. The food in Goa is wonderfully varied and cheap ... my favourite place is just £1.60 for a huge veggie thali (yes, I'll be taking you there!!). Please budget an extra £5-10 a day for evening meals
Combining the very best of meditation, vinyasa and restorative yoga and feel good workshops, we’ll explore the incredible capabilities of the body and mind to help you achieve your full potential... a unique opportunity for personal growth.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced yoga practitioner, you'll progress in a fun, inclusive environment with like-minded yogis.
You'll enjoy morning meditation classes and two yoga practices a day with Jenn (dynamic in the mornings and more restorative in the evenings) with plenty of time to relax, explore and chill out. Immerse yourself in everything on offer, or pick and choose ... it's your holiday after all!
We look forward to welcoming you in magical India
Each bungalow beach hut at Bamboo Yoga Retreat Goa has one double or two single beds with comfortable European style mattresses, good linens and mosquito netting, 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, they also have ceiling fans for more tropical times of year. Attached bathrooms with western style toilets are open to the sky for the magical experience of showering under the stars.
Option 1: Shared Cottage
Twin beds for 2 to share / or a double bed for couples
Option 2: Private Cottage
A pad all to yourself with double bed
*prices are listed at the bottom of the page*
Included in the price of your retreat is a sunrise boat trip to spot dolphins.
There are many more optional activities in South Goa. Take a look at the suggestions below ...
Beach lounging on one of 5 beautiful local beaches
Spice farm trip
Indian cooking course
Thai yoga massage
Bartering at the local markets
Jenn Russell is a 500 hour advanced certified yoga teacher and Thai yoga massage therapist with a true passion for her art. Her inspiring vinyasa flow classes take students on a creative journey through their practice, linking traditional asanas with creative transitions and uplifting music, delivered with humour and a sense of playfulness. Her gentle, restorative evening classes combine relaxing postures with the healing touch of Thai yoga massage, set to a beautiful soundtrack.
Following the completion of two intensive yoga trainings, Jenn has taught extensively in Morocco, UK, Croatia, Goa, Thailand, Spain, Ibiza and Indonesia, leading students through vinyasa flow, restorative, ashtanga, meditation and partner yoga practices. She encourages students to have fun exploring their infinite capabilities … after all what your body is allowing you to do is truly amazing!
08.00 Morning meditation
08.30 Chai, fruit & gratitude journalling
09.00 Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga
11.00 Big healthy veggie brunch
12.00 Optional trips - spice farm, beach trips, cooking course, boat trip & free time to expore beautiful Goa at your own pace or indulge yourself with a massage
15.30 Chai, fruit and cookies
16.30 Gentle Yoga Practice / Thai yoga massage workshop / Partner yoga
19.00 Dinner out at a variety of fantastic local restaurants
What You Get
Your transformational yoga retreat includes:
7 nights eco cottage accommodation
Chai & fruit in the mornings and afternoons
Veggie brunch daily
Daily guided meditation
Daily morning vinyasa flow yoga
Sunrise boat trip to spot dolphins
Daily gentle evening practice / workshop
Partner Yoga Workshop
Thai Yoga Massage Workshop
Earlybird discount of £100 if you book before 31st August
Shared twin / double cottage £ 650 (normally £750)
Private double cottage £ 800 (normally £900)
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*all prices are per person and do not include flights and transfers