When you want to take your yoga practice to the next level, why not head straight to the source? Yoga originates from the ancient Indian scriptures and oral history that recorded the principles of the philosophical tradition. A yoga retreat in Goa or Kerala will provide the mental, spiritual, and physical growth you seek on your journey to wellness.
Yoga on Patnem Beach (Photo: Lotus Oasis Yoga)
Kerala possesses a long-standing dedication to Ayurveda, and you’ll find that this healing tradition is emphasized at yoga retreats in Kerala. Goa became known in the 60s and 70s for drawing hippies from around the world to its beaches and spiritual vibe. A yoga retreat in Goa combines these laid-back beachy vibes with the spiritual practice of yoga. Here are 7 of the best yoga retreats in Goa and Kerala:
Lotus Oasis Beach Huts Village Resort
From $316/ per person
Instructors Manav and Samita welcome you to beach village resort in Goa for a perfect beach and yoga retreat. Their authentic and unpretentious program offers small classes and options to suit all budgets. A typical experience includes two daily yoga classes in various styles including Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, and Nidra, a trip to a waterfall and yoga session in the jungle, and more. Included in the price are three daily vegetarian meals, a day trip, and accommodation in their tropical bamboo beach huts at Patnem Beach. The resort features free Wi-Fi, patio, and single or twin occupancy with private bathroom and toiletries.
Kranti Yoga School offers various retreats at their beautiful beach location aimed at helping you on your journey to grow as an individual. Guests rave about the organic vegetarian food at Kranti, which is consciously prepared to benefit your wellbeing. Kranti’s yoga retreats provide the fundamentals of Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga through daily yoga practice and technical workshops, and weekly pranayama theory classes. Prices include access to all shala facilities including laundry and Wi-Fi, three daily meals, and accommodation in their beach village in Patnem.
Join Namaste Ayurvedic Wellness centre in Kerala for a week (or more!) of wellness, meditation, and yoga. You’ll head to the tranquil village of Chalakudy to deepen your knowledge and skills. A yoga retreat here provides daily yoga and meditation practices, a consultation with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor, one Ayurvedic cooking class, a picnic at Athirappilly Waterfalls and Thumburmuzhi Garden, massage, and an herbal steam bath. Rates include airport pickup and drop off, accommodation, and full board meals feature vegetarian Keralan dishes. Accommodations feature eco-friendly thatched cottage rooms that reflect the ambiance of tradition Keralan homes with private bathroom facilities.
Agnihotra Yoga Retreat specializes in ancient Homa therapy for detoxification and rejuvenation. This yoga retreat near the famous Varkala Beach in Kerala offers small yoga groups to help you make the most out of your experience. The retreats feature daily one-on-one yoga classes, private meditation sessions, Ayurvedic massage, as well as a boat trip and cultural excursions. You will be accommodated in a private or shared room onsite, with ensuite bathroom. Accommodation, daily Ayurvedic meals, and airport transfers are included in the retreat price.
At Ayurveda Living Village, you’re in capable hands with Sree, a highly qualified Ayurvedic consultant and practitioner. Here, you can join a retreat from seven to 28 days, allowing you to improve your body and mind through authentic Ayurveda treatments and food. Throughout the retreat, you will focus on cleansing and rejuvenation through daily yoga and breathing exercises, Ayurveda herbal treatments, massages, and medicines (following daily doctor consultation), and a complimentary cultural activity. Daily vegetarian meals, airport transfers from Cochin International, one activity, and accommodation in a double, shared, or single room close to the beach is included in the retreat. Children under 5 receive free room and board.
Lotus Nature Cure’s personalized detox and destress yoga retreats are one of the most popular yoga retreats in India. You’ll start an inspiring journey to connect with your inner self and strengthen your body at this holistic centre in Goa. During this retreat, you’ll share two daily yoga classes, wellness therapy classes, and daily yoga Nidra and pranayama sessions with like-minded people. With this retreat, you have the option of private or shared accommodation surrounded by nature but featuring all modern conveniences, including air conditioning, private shower, and televisions. The retreat price includes accommodation and daily vegetarian and Satvik meals.
Earth Yoga Village is proud to offer a supportive environment for you to reignite the spark within yourself. The beautiful village is surrounded by lush forests and the refreshing breeze of Palolem Beach in South Goa. Find your inner peace through daily kriya and pranayama in one of the two yoga shalas, daily yoga and meditation with qualified and experienced instructors, and regular lectures and interactive discussions. Their Rajasthani-style jungle beach huts can accommodate up to 38 guests, which is covered by your retreat price. You’ll learn the benefits of nutritious meals with all daily meals, tea, and filtered drinking water lovingly prepared and served.