This yoga retreat is ideal for those who would like to experience the school before joining the training; those who are in a pure holiday mood and do not want to commit to a busy schedule; those who have extremely limited knowledge of yoga and are curious to give it a try; those who would like to have a taste of communal living in a yogic environment; and of course for anybody else who feels this is the right option for them. By joining the guest yoga retreat, they will host you in the yoga center in Goa for a minimum of one week and they will offer you the opportunity to join some of the classes held during their teacher training course.
- Enjoy yoga classes twice a day
- Have morning meditation sessions
- Mantra and pranayama classes are included
- Refreshments, fruit, and tea are available
- 3 healthy vegetarian meals a day will be served
- 6 nights accommodation
The classes open to you are mantra, pranayama, asana, and meditation. In addition, you may also join Yin yoga and yoga Nidra, if they apply to the week you have chosen. They allow you the freedom to decide daily how many classes you want to attend. Still, they request commitment for a minimum of two classes which are preferably asana and pranayama/ mantra.
These classes are always in the early morning and will give you the right boost to begin the day with the best of your energy. They invite you also to benefit from the delicious meals as an opportunity to enjoy a healthy vegetarian diet along with many other yogis from all over the world. This yoga retreat is a wonderful opportunity to practice yoga with highly skilled teachers; relax and recharge in a safe and stimulating environment; enjoy the beach life with no hassles and the maximum comfort!
At Upaya, the practice is mainly of Ashtanga and Hatha yoga traditions. The walk to the yoga Shala is a short two minutes and is surrounded by beautiful gardens, perfect ambience for something as pure as yoga. The charm of the retreat centre will envelop you into a certain calmness and is the perfect place to explore yoga and meditate.
During your stay in this retreat, you will have two daily yoga classes, and two ayurvedic massages and it’s up to you what you choose to do in between. Goa has it all! There is an endless list of things to do in your free time.
- 06:30 – 07:30 Morning meditation
- 07:30 – 09:00 Asana practice in the morning
- 09:00 Breakfast
- 30 minutes yoga Nidra and meditation after lunch
- After the meditation you can enjoy the sunset on the beach
- 19:00 Dinner
Goa is the best location to learn and practice yoga in India. As one of the smallest and more recent states in India, Goa offers the opportunity to experience the local culture, traditions, and tropical nature in the smoothest and safest way. The kindness and sympathy of the people make Goa a welcoming home for all its visitors.
The melting pot of cultures enriches the spirit and mentality of the place and explains the presence of a stable and animated community of foreigners. In the north, Goa where they are based, testifies to the successful encounter between east and west. Naturally, this meeting finds its best form of Goa yoga.
To explore yoga in Goa is an experience that any yoga lover should try at least once. The energy and the spirituality of this land boost the dedication and motivation of all yoga practitioners. Upaya Yoga is the most well-known and established school in Goa due to the quality of its learning; the authenticity of its environment and its unequaled location.
In between the classes, some of the students are conquered by the beauty of the endless and vast sandy beach; whereas others relax pampered by the sounds of the tropical fauna in the lush tropical trees.