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BODY & SOUL | 5 WELLNESS HAVENS- PART 1

North Goa

  • EAT / Vegetarian & Organic
  • WELLBEING / Yoga & Holistic

With the season in full swing, we present our mini wellness guide to help you plan your holistic Goa escape. From idyllic retreats, authentic Indian yoga experiences and healthy eating with conscious cafés, vegetarian restaurants and herbal drinks to culturally enriching events, our wellness picks are aimed to help you revitalize your mind, body and soul...

 

SAMATA HOLISTIC RETREAT CENTER

ARAMBOL- NORTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

  • Ensconced amidst lush paddy fields off the Pernem main road, the Samata Holistic Retreat Center is a multi-faceted venue that offers a complete holistic getaway. The retreat offers accommodation facilities, a self-sustaining organic garden, a wellness centre and yoga classes spread across its two adjacent properties. The restaurants, Tamarind Cafe with Kaoru Kawabe offers daily schedule for set lunch with a vegan and organic menu, along with a new juice bar this season; while, the freestyle kitchen crafts ever-changing original, inspired menus for dinner; by reservation only. READ MORE>>

THINGS TO DO

  • NEW WELNNESS CENTRE at Mango Tree property with acupuncturists, Tibetan Doctor, Ayurvedic specialists, massage therapists and bodyworkers.
  • INTERNATIONAL RETREATS: A variety of holistic retreats starting November| Applications open

SWAN YOGA RETREAT

ASSAGAO - SOUTH OF THE CHAPORA RIVER

SWAN Yoga Retreat promotes yoga as a way of life. Owned and managed by a team of sannyasis trained at the famed Bihar School of Yoga, this retreat provides an authentic yoga experience derived from traditional Indian scriptures. Apart from being a dedicated yoga retreat, Swan houses various accommodation facilities, a vegetarian restaurant, a boutique, a library, a yogashala and volunteering packages, set in a lush fruit and vegetable orchard on a tropical hillside. A highlight here is the fire ceremony held every morning. READ MORE>>

THINGS TO DO

  •  WEEKLY: Sacred Fire Ritual. Every Saturday & Sunday. 18:30 - 19:30
  • YOGA HOLYDAY PACKAGES: 1 - 2 week Yoga holiday program. Beginning every Friday. 
 

SUSHUMNA YOGA SCHOOL

ASSAGAO - SOUTH OF THE CHAPORA RIVER

  • Sushumna Yoga (RYS 200) registered with Yoga Alliance USA is located in the forests of Assagao, not far from many beautiful beaches. Sushumna's studio offers various Yoga classes, Workshops and Non-Residential programs taught by highly qualified teachers with several years of experience. Courses include Restorative Yoga, Sushumna Vinyasa Flow, Sivananda, Hatha, Pranayama and Meditation. Drop-in’s are welcome. Sushumna additionally offers private consultations & sessions.  READ MORE>>

THINGS TO DO

  •  UPCOMING RETREAT: 100 hours Yoga Immersion in Vinyasa and Yoga Philosophy. Applications open  

BEAN ME UP | EAT

ANJUNA -NORTH OF CHAPORA RIVER

Set away the bustling Anjuna main road, Bean Me Up offers a serene haven for vegetarians, vegans and anyone who appreciates a healthy meal. The open-air restaurant is set amidst a “jungle garden” where peacocks and monkeys are known to visit. With recipes drawing from world cuisine, Bean Me Up only employs the freshest and highest quality of locally available ingredients, and organic where possible. The chefs take the utmost care to use unrefined products in the dishes; the food is Non Genetically Modified and the tofu is homemade. READ MORE >>

THINGS TO DO

  • DAILY: Yoga classes
  • EVENTS: Weekly music events
 

BLUE PLANET CAFÉ | Eat | Wellness | Hotel

Snuggled in the midst of nature in a remote location in Agonda, Blue Planet Cafe is an award winning vegetarian, vegan and health food restaurant and an eco accommodation resort. The property itself is a tranquil space away from crowd and any kind of pollution. As an extension of the owners' home, this serves as a charming expression of their hospitality and warmth. Serving organic vegetarian and vegan dishes, the restaurant prides in using fresh, local, high quality produce, and offers an extensive menu to satisfy the discerning health conscious traveler. READ MORE>>  

THINGS TO DO

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RECOMMENDED FOR:

  • Idyllic retreats
  • Authentic Indian yoga experiences
  • Conscious cafés

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