Consistently voted as India’s top beach and one of the best in Asia, Agonda in South Goa is a protected tropical paradise surrounded by palm trees, and home to endangered turtles. It is a small fishing village where cows and dogs occupy the beach with sunbathers and fishermen untangling their fishing nets after a day’s catch. Sheltered at both ends by hills, this 3km stretch of white sand and inviting water offer the perfect place to unwind and relax. Its westerly facing shores deliver some of the most extraordinary sunsets the sub-continent has to offer. Agonda beach is unique because it is the only beach in Goa where salesmen and hawkers are not allowed. There are no nightclubs, commercial hotels or resorts here, ensuring the laidback charm lasts into the evenings.
Those who come to Anaya Yoga Retreat will find it a natural sanctuary of exceptional beauty on the coastline of Goa, perfect for hosting a yoga retreat or just going on a yoga holiday. ‘Anaya’ is a Hindi word derived from Sanskrit, which means, ‘one who is completely free’. We feel free when we are comfortable, connected and calm, far away from the pressure and hustle and bustle back home. After experiencing the bliss of yoga, the most attractive retreat activity at Anaya is simply just to relax in a remarkable atmoshpere of peace and serenity. Unwind, let go and enjoy the slow-paced friendly and family atmosphere. Anaya is your home away from home where you will be supported and surrounded by like-minded yogis in pursuit of discovering the inner self while becoming empowered to greater health, vitality and wellbeing. Many teachers, guests and staff alike return year after year because Agonda beach feels like home. We look forward to seeing you at Anaya. We love it and hope you will too!