A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, susegad and spirituality, Goa is India’s pocket-sized paradise. Located at the west coast of India you can have the sight of high Sahyadri ranges on one side and on other side the picturesque view of the Arabian Sea. Goa is known for its pictorial beauty, striking beaches, beautiful temples and churches, grand festival celebrations and colourful Hindu and Catholic heritage.
Goa has become a well-visited winter getaway where yoga is celebrated and spiritual activities are on a daily schedule: sunrise yoga sessions on the beach, reiki healing courses, meditation, and just about every other form of spiritual exploration, are all practised freely.
Venue in Goa: Devarya Wellness and Nalanda in Morjim and Mandrem
Located in the heart of a serene seaside town is the beautiful Devarya Wellness Resort and its offspring Nalanda Retreat, where you can breathe, experience and live the yoga life. Devarya is spanning 7,000 square metres, the yoga retreat touching Morjim Beach is a peaceful sanctuary. Just a few kilometers down the beach north in the ‘yoga-mekka’ town Mandrem you find Nalanda, a beach property where we practice on the roof top shala with a stunning view. At the Devarya properties, which translates into Divine Belief in Sanskrit, you can experience the goodness and mindfulness of a holistic yoga lifestyle combined with enjoying the love for nature and the ocean.
Specially designed to celebrate the colourful and mystical spirit of India, the bouquet of rooms speak to your senses, let you soak in the relaxed vibes of the property and resonate with your inner balance.
The in-house beach front restaurant Chia Seed serves tasty & healthy organic meals complete with superfood fuelling ingredients to help you detox your system. From enjoying the large swimming pools, sunbathing on the sandy beach or watching the sun set into the Arabian sea, you can experience it all at Devarya and Nalanda – the serene environment to stimulate your mind, energise your body and speak to your soul.
Venue in Goa:
The Body-Mind-Soul Centre & Papa Zen – Peaceful Kitchen
Welcome to an amazing nature spot! Our classes are mostly held at the beautiful jungle shala of the centre with the natural shade of the surrounding trees. For our evening session we move to the hilltop lounge from where you have the most amazing view overlooking one of Goas most beautiful beach. It is actually the best spot to watch every day how spectacularly the sun kisses the sea for sunset.
It’s really peaceful in the jungle on a little hilltop but not too far away so you can go by foot everywhere around town and to the beach. Within just a walk away you are able to find a little bit of everything, empty stretches of beach but also you can get a little taste of the vibrant Goan multicultural scene.
Every cottage has a private terrace, often with a stunning sea-view. The air-conditioned rooms are provided with mini fridge and hot water kettle, private bathrooms with showers, cold and hot water, WC. You will find an infinity swimming-pool on the hilltop of the resort from where you can overlook the beautiful Morjim-Ashvem beach, which is only a short stroll away.
In our extended neighbourhood there are a few shops and a small but exquisite range from local eateries to lovely bakeries, cafes and sublime restaurants, lots to discover for your day off. Our team is always available to help you out and about.
It is fairly easy to get there, but to make sure you find the right spot we provide you with all the information on how to make your way safe to Morjim and we are happy to offer your airport pick-up complementary! Dabolim Airport is approximately one hour drive away.
Our teacher Alexandra is already in Goa to welcome you. Get in touch with her on Whatsapp or phone + 91 7798051519.
From the exotic location to the yoga and nutrition, to the rest and rejuvenation – we’ve got your sandy-soled inner journey and self growth covered.
Sri Lanka is the new darling on the world’s top travel destinations map. Unspoilt and undiscovered, this tear-drop island in the Indian Ocean is a treasure cove of culture and natural stunning beauty. Her coastlines will astound you and her mountains mesmerize you as her lush, wild jungles welcome you in to lose yourself and find your soul.
With Buddhists making up 70% of the population, this land and its people resounds with a deeply restorative energy.
Home to a famed point break that many regards as the best surf spot in the country, Arugam Bay is considered one of the top 10 surf points in the world. With the world-famous Yala National Park as its neighbor, Arugam Bay is also lucky to be surrounded by loads of wildlife like monkeys, elephants, and crocodiles. The bay is simply an amazing place to be.
Venue in Sri Lanka: Bay Vista in Arugam Bay
Bay Vista welcomes you to the East coast of the tropical island of Sri Lanka with a sunny warmth and promises you lasting experiences. Ensconced amidst rustling coconut palms, located in the heart of the small costal village Arugam Bay, our stunning beach front venue Bay Vista is just a stroll away from one of the world’s top ten surfing spots.
Each day at Bay Vista lures you towards different adventures; from cresting the most challenging waves to strolls on the beach at sunrise and breathtaking scenery, from experiencing local cuisine and beach life in Arugam Bay to connecting to the surrounding abundant nature. Bay Vista invites you to discover the way of life of the locals and lose yourself in the rustic charm that surrounds Arugam Bay.
The rooftop open to the cobalt sky is the ideal spot for our yoga practice. Breathtaking ocean views, a sun-rise witnessed here will, undoubtedly, leave a ever lasting impression. The rooftop is also a nice place to chill, watch the action on the beach and check out the healthy bar whenever you get the munchies.
After a day of yoga and exploring, you’ll enjoy relaxing in the comfortable rooms. Choose a double, triple or family room, all with a sea view on one side and land view on the other. The rooms come complete with all amenities such as AC, hot water, ceiling fan and private balcony.
How to get there:
We are happy to provide you with all the information on how to make your way to Arugam Bay and to arrange for airport transfers (taxi, bus or shuttle on your own cost). Also consider a first overnight stay in Colombo if you choose to have a rest first before taking on the taxi journey across the beautiful island to the East coast.
Our teacher Eva is already in Sri Lanka to welcome you. Get in touch with her on Whatsapp + 91 9519388854, phone +94 771557902