About Bamboo Yoga Retreat
We have missed the vibrant energy of Goa and cannot wait to return in 2023. We’re heading further South to the peaceful and unspoilt beach of Polem, the new home of Bamboo Yoga Retreat.
Polem is a beautiful secluded beach with a long sweeping crescent of golden sand sheltered by rocky headlands. From the beach you can see a tiny island out to sea and reach other secluded beaches by boat or on foot.
The peaceful retreat is located on the beach close to a small village for the perfect authentic Goan experience and low key nights of music around the beach fire. The more lively areas for a night out are just a short drive away so you can experience all the vibrancy and colourful energy that Goa has to offer.
Join Jess for a yoga retreat at this very special place with two fully equipped, shaded yoga shalas overlooking the beach with breathtaking views and a sea breeze to keep you cool. An opportunity to dive deeply into your yoga practice in simple surroundings and restore your elemental balance.
Each day will begin with a morning class of meditation and flowing asana to gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath. The afternoon class will be more restorative and often include yin yoga, pranayama, meditation or yoga nidra.
Between classes there will be time to relax on the beach, swim in the sea or take a massage. There will be two yoga-free half days when you can head out and explore or take a boat trip in search of dolphins at sunrise or sunset, included as part of the retreat.
Accommodation & food
Bamboo offers beautiful beach bungalows that blend into the natural surroundings with balconies that face the ocean and surrounding paddy fields. All with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, mosquito nets and the option for single, double or twin occupancy.
Freshly squeezed juices, tropical fruit and teas will be offered from sunrise. Delicious Goan-inspired vegetarian brunch and dinner using locally sourced ingredients will be offered each day. On the last night there will be a special farewell beach dinner.
I just wanted to drop you a note to say that the whole weeks experience was amazing in Goa. Jess was such an incredible teacher - I will definitely be booking another retreat when she is teaching. Thanks so much for creating such a memorable week.Nici
What an amazing experience the retreat in Goa was. I had done very little yoga before and had never been to India either, I had no idea what to expect. I had hoped that the yoga would strengthen my body, what actually happened went so far above and beyond that hope. Jess was the most thoughtful teacher who allowed us all the find our own way into the practice without pressure but with gentle support. Her beautiful voice spoke of the mind body connection through the conceptualisation of the chakra system, this enabled us to stretch our minds along with our bodies in a way that was a revelation to me. I have come home feeling inspired to continue with my yoga practice with a sense that I can achieve my goals by being gentle with myself rather than always 'pushing' to achieve. Thank you Jess for sharing your knowledge and a little bit of your soul!! I would highly recommend YOAS and will definitely be booking another retreat in the near future!Helen
Fantastic retreat. The venue was sensational and Jess was inspiring and brilliant. I was also very pleasantly surprised by what a wonderful crew of people the retreat attracted. I knew no-one at the beginning and yet one week later there were 16 people all of whom I was more than happy to hang out with. Total five star experience and I will book with YOAS again with great confidence!David
We loved it! Great place, great people, great food, great yoga!Andrea
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Magical yoga & beach retreat in Goa, India, 18 - 25 February 2023
Shared twin or double bed hut £850
Single occupancy hut £995
Prices are per person
It is possible to extend your stay and take additional nights at Bamboo Retreat.
Two yoga classes daily with two yoga-free afternoons (no yoga on travel days)
Morning super juice, tropical fruits & teas
Delicious and healthy brunch and dinner each day
Afternoon tea & unlimited water
Farewell beach dinner
Sunrise or sunset boat trip in search of dolphins
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
Arrival is anytime on 18 February, your bungalow will be available from 2pm. Departure is anytime on 25 February, you will need to vacate your bungalow by 11am. There will be no yoga classes on travel days.
Although there are many options for flights to Goa it is essential that you book early to get the best deals.
Goa International Airport can be reached by direct international charter flights from the UK and other European countries, as well as by international scheduled flights via Delhi and Mumbai (Air India, Emirates, Oman Air, Qatar Airways).
A taxi from Goa's Dabolim Airport to Bamboo Retreat will be arranged for you at an additional cost. We will group people together to share taxis where possible.
Please be aware that a tourist e-visa is required for travel to India. These are available via an online application process - https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
This needs to be applied for well in advance of your travel date and we can provide an address for the venue for your application.