While you can find incredible yoga retreats all over India, Goa has undoubtedly become a yoga hotspot. Goa makes one of the best yoga destinations being the beach capital of the birthplace of yoga and a very tourist-friendly location. So if you want to learn the origins of yoga while relaxing on peaceful sandy beaches, a Goa retreat is definitely for you.
Best Yoga Retreats in Goa
These top yoga retreats in Goa include a mix of all styles, from laid-back yoga holidays to immersive, transformative retreats.
Starting from: $332
This short and sweet 3-day Goa yoga holiday is one of the most popular retreats on BookYogaRetreats due to its perfect balance of yoga, meditation, and free time. You’ll have a 2-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa class every morning, a 90-minute restorative sunset session in the evenings, and silent meditation practice each day too.
On this all-levels retreat, you will stay in a cute beach bungalow at the Bamboo Yoga Retreat centre on Patnem Beach, 2 km from Chaudi town. The package includes a daily vegetarian brunch, as well as morning power juices and tea.
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Starting from: $500
The 10-day mindfulness package at Hatha Yoga School is one of the most extensive yoga retreats in Goa. At this renowned school of yoga in Goa, you’ll learn Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, mantra meditation, pranayama, physiology, anatomy and more. It follows a typical ashram schedule, including early morning starts and minimal free time. However, although it’s advised to attend all sessions, you are free to skip classes if you wish.
While here, you’ll stay at the school in Arambol, where all retreat participants have a private room and bathroom. While it’s certainly not one of the most luxurious yoga retreats in Asia, it’s ideal for those who have been practicing for a while and want to learn what’s behind the poses.
Starting from: $800
This 3-week yoga retreat at Om Yoga Shala by Agonda beach is a popular Goa yoga holiday for those looking to reconnect, heal, and transform. Set between the jungle and the beach, you’ll practice yoga in nature, reconnecting to mother earth and yourself. You’ll learn both Hatha and Ashtanga styles, with classes suitable for all levels.
Aside from asana practice, you’ll study pranayama and yoga philosophy. You’ll have afternoons off to do your own thing, whether that’s self-reflection, nature walks, or exploring the nearby towns. You can stay in the air-conditioned shared dorms or opt to get closer to nature by sleeping in a private tent. Om Yoga Shala also offers 4 or 6-day retreats for those after a shorter experience.
Starting from: $358
Everyone has their favourite yoga style, and if Hatha is yours, this 7-day break with Oceanic Yoga will be one of the best yoga retreats in Goa for you. Along with twice-daily beginner to intermediate Hatha Yoga classes, you’ll have a meditation or pranayama session each day, too.
The package includes either a shared or private room at the ashram and three healthy meals a day (Monday to Friday) at the onsite vegan restaurant. You’ll have plenty of free time during the day and on the weekends, where you can explore Goa’s offerings with your new friends and relax at Mandrem beach, which is a 5-minute walk from the campus.
Starting from: $716
This 2-week meditation and yoga holiday by Ekant Yoga is one of the best wellness retreats in Goa for anyone who needs to bring more balance into their hectic life. Here, you’ll spend 14 days slowing down, deepening your practice, and appreciating the beautiful nature surrounding you.
You’ll practice a mix of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga, as well as meditation, pranayama and karma yoga. Your accommodation for the 2 weeks is at the Rosewood Resort in Mandrem, where you’ll have a simple private room with access to a swimming pool and tranquil gardens. Here, you’ll eat nourishing vegetarian food three meals a day, keeping you fuelled between classes.
Starting from: $656
If you’re ready to do a serious detox and learn how to implement ayurvedic practices into your life, you’ll love this detoxifying yoga holiday in Goa. This wellness retreat at Preksha Yoga Ashram uses the highly-safe purgation therapy, Virachana, to remove toxins from the liver and gallbladder and cleanse the gastrointestinal tract.
Throughout the retreat, you’ll receive constant guidance and support from a qualified doctor who will prescribe you the ayurvedic treatment you need to have the best detox experience. In addition, there are gentle yoga and Nidra meditation classes each day, and a specially formatted food menu is included throughout the course.
Starting from: $1,072
For a more relaxed yoga in Goa experience, join the 8-day surf and yoga holiday at Devarya Wellness Resort. You’ll start each morning with a blissful sunrise meditation and beach yoga session before hitting the waves for your daily surf class. Then, in the evenings, you’ll stretch your sore muscles with a therapeutic Yin session.
Devarya Wellness is one of the most luxurious resorts in Goa, which sits amongst the hills overlooking Morjim Beach. Each room here has a private bathroom, balcony, air-con, and super comfy bed. Aside from the cozy accommodation, you’ll get a hearty breakfast and dinner buffet full of organic vegetarian dishes every day.
Starting from: $233
You won’t find many yoga retreats in Goa that offer a better pampering experience than the 3-day spa and yoga package at Palm Trees Ayurvedic Heritage. The resort offers two morning Hatha and Vinyasa yoga sessions, an evening Yin practice, and twice-daily meditation classes. You can attend as many sessions as you want throughout your short stay.
The ayurvedic treatments at the onsite spa are not included in the package, but you can book as many as you want. There is a wide range of treatments on offer, including ayurvedic massages, herbal body scrubs and herbal facials. You’ll stay in a comfy private room with a modern bathroom and outdoor area at the deluxe resort.
Starting from: $2,540
This unique and exclusive Goa retreat happens every full moon on the peaceful Goa Beach with just a handful of other participants to make the experience as intimate and transformative as possible. You’ll stay in either a luxury bungalow or at a cozy fisherman’s cottage, where you’ll feast on a delicious vegetarian breakfast each morning.
Under the energy of the full moon, you’ll receive personalized reiki, clairvoyance therapy and a health consultancy. You’ll also have group yoga and meditation classes each morning, as well as other workshops and sessions, including Satsangs and ecstatic dance.
Starting from: $300
If you’re new to yoga, the vast range of yoga in India can feel overwhelming. However, this 7-day retreat at Yoga Tree Culture on Palolem beach is specifically designed for those new to the practice. Here, you’ll learn the classical Hatha style twice a day with an experienced instructor, focusing on finding the correct alignment of the poses and feeling good in them.
You’ll also learn about yoga’s sister science, ayurveda, and will come away from the retreat full of practical knowledge of how to live a healthier and happier life. You’ll sleep in a private treehouse a mere 20 metres from the beach, close enough to hear the waves as you drift off to sleep each night. Daily breakfast is included, and you’ll have plenty of free time each day to explore Goa or relax on the beach.
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