Time to carve out some much-needed time for reconnection and restoration. This retreat is designed to enable to you to leave feeling refreshed and rejuventated, so in the words of Uma Dinsmore Tuli you can truly say ‘welcome home to yourself’.
Bamboo Yoga Retreat in Goa, located on Polem Beach in South Goa, is an absolute gem of a place. Voted one of the Guardian’s best yoga retreat spots in 2018, ranked no.1 of 27 Trip Advisor recommendations for specialty lodgings and scoring 9.2 with Booking.com, Bamboo is a place where people return to again and again.
With open-air practice spaces, beach-side bungalows, and a restaurant on the sea-front, we can soak up the stunning views and absorb the sound of the waves whilst we recharge our batteries.
As you would expect, we will primarily practice Hatha Yoga, led by your teachers, Christine, Bel and Yashwanth in the beautiful open air practice space, overlooking the beach.
The Morning Practice (90 minutes to 2 hours) Mixed Level Hatha practice, including meditation and pranayama. Practiced during the cooler part of the day.
Afternoon Practice (90 minutes to 2 hours) Restorative, nurturing practices to include yin yoga, pranayama, chanting, yoga nidra and meditation. The practice will end before dusk, to allow time to watch the sun go down and maybe even take a sunset dip.
The bungalows at Bamboo Yoga sympathetically blend into the natural surroundings, built with local organic materials. They are clean, simple, comfortable, private and eco-friendly. Each bungalow has single or double beds, fresh linen, mosquito netting, hanging space for clothes and belongings and en suite bathrooms. Cleverly designed to make use of the natural ventilation from the cooling breeze, but also equipped with ceiling fans and a/c for those hotter days.
There are two types of bungalow; cabana and hut. Both Cabanas and Huts are available on the Seafront or on the Beach.
Brand-new elegantly designed glass-fronted Cabanas have beautiful natural views overlooking the beach or surrounding countryside, and feature large well furnished bedrooms with roomy open-roofed ensuite bathrooms, A/C and ceiling fans, and spacious comfortable balconies with hammocks and seating to relax on.
Huts located on the beach boast large comfortable bedrooms, modern ensuite bathrooms, A/C and ceiling fans, and balconies with hammocks.
Each bungalow (hut or cabana) boasts sea views to the front or side veranda, or views across the paddy fields or local countryside.
Take a bungalow on your own, or share with a friend. If wanting to share, come with a friend you know, or come alone and we can pair you with someone of the same sex.
Non-yoga-practicing partners are welcome but the charge is the same.
Bamboo Yoga Retreat prides itself on healthy locally sourced food, organic wherever possible and international cooking by their team of highly trained passionate chefs. All dietary needs and preferences can be catered for. Included in the price of the retreat are fruits and teas are before morning yoga and fruit and cookies mid afternoon, as well as wholesome and nutritious food served buffet style for brunch and dinner.
Activities and Excursions
We all lead busy lives and this retreat is about creating breathing space, so we are scheduling opportunities for you to feed your soul: swim, read, sunbathe, take long naps, book in a treatment or take trips out to shop or explore. On one of the days, we will leave a free afternoon to allow an excursion opportunity; take a day trip to the Old Town, an extended boat trip or explore the local area.