29-Day Conscious Living Yoga Retreat
- Earth Yoga Village
- Earth Yoga Village, north end of Palolem Beach (across the bamboo bridge), Palolem, Goa, 403702, India
- Nov 11 - Dec 9, 2018 (29 days)
- 10-Bed Female-Only Dorm €625, Shared Triple Bed Jungle Beach Hut €800
29 days of full immersion into the world of all aspects of yoga including karma yoga.
Earth Yoga Village is a conscious living community that strives to progress on the spiritual path together. We offer a unique opportunity to experience living and being with not only wonderful healers and yogis with all kinds of talents, philosophies and inspiration but also friends from all walks of life. At Earth Yoga Village we focus on unifying body, mind and soul as we combine the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual layers of our existence.
This yoga work and study programme offers a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to dive deeper into the world of self-exploration and yoga and live in a community. You will be able to engage in the community as an active member and share your skills and knowledge. During your 18 hours of karma yoga every week you will be helping in the village and supporting our community. The rest of your time is available for your yoga and meditation practice, to study and connect with our teachers, healers and guests, progressing you further on your spiritual path.
Experience and practice the power of compassion, loving kindness, giving and sharing.
At Earth Yoga Village we believe in nurturing and nourishing the nature in each person and focus on tailoring the healing personally to restore balance, well-being and happiness for everyone. This programme is suitable for the people who want to embark on a journey within and explore living in a community. From beginner to expert, the flexibility of the programme allows for guests of all backgrounds and levels. You will be flowing through all of the different aspects and branches of yoga.
Live the life you love, love the life you live!
- Explore and live all aspects of yogic living
- Experience community living
- Beautiful and peaceful setting to connect with nature
- Experience the power of giving and sharing, helping yourself and others
Venue HighlightsBy the beach!
Set on the edges of the jungle, surrounded by nature, in a quiet spot providing privacy and serenity
Wonderful cafes, restaurants and shops within short walking distance (along the beach!)
Onsite wellbeing therapies available (extra cost) such as massage and reiki
Small but fabulous selection of books in the library available to borrow
Chill-out area with hammocks and shade
Free Wi-Fi provided - limited hours to help you switch off, relax and be present
Wonderfully tasty, nutritious, satisfying vegan food lovingly cooked on the on-site kitchen
- Free Wifi
Schedule06:30 - 07:30 Kriya, Pranayama and Meditation
07:30 - 07:45 Tea Break
07:45 - 08:30 Morning Circle
08:30 - 10:00 Asana Practice (Yoga)
10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 - 13:00 Mindful Satsang*
14:15 - 15.30 Lunch
17:00 - 18:30 Asana Practice (Yoga)
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 20:30 Evening Programme*
The above is our daily suggested schedule at the village. Please check our weekly calendar for an overview of the different topics, classes and meditations.
3 hours per day or 18 hours per week are dedicated to your karma yoga practice, engaging in community work. The work can include reception and kitchen help, cleaning and keeping the dining area neat, building online and offline awareness, assisting classes and activities, etc. Your karma yoga work will be scheduled between 11am and 5pm whenever/wherever we need help. (However in case of emergency it may be changed as needed).
Saturday is the community day off in our village where we encourage our guests to explore the beaches, restaurants, and markets in and around Palolem.
On your day of arrival please note check-in is from 2pm however you are welcome to join in the daily activities if arriving earlier.
On your day of departure checkout is by 11am, but you may join activities throughout the day as desired. We will hold your belongings at reception.
You may choose to add therapies or massages from our wellness section during your time with us - find details here.
*During this hour we gather to open our heart and mind with a focus on 'living the life you love & loving the life you live' through various spiritual activities such as lectures, interactive discussions, different types of meditation and Q&As.
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineAt Earth Yoga Village, the staff understand the incredible benefits of nutritious food, as Hippocrates rightly said, and consider food to be a powerful healing tool. By using only fresh, seasonal herbs and vegetables from regional farmers, the daily menu of wonderfully nourishing vegan food supports self-healing of the body, enhances detoxification, and leaves you feeling strong and rejuvenated.
You will have three healthy and wholesome meals per day (Indian, Goan, and Continental), fruit, herbal tea and unlimited filtered drinking water. Everything is made with love! Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
AccommodationsThe beautiful and comfortable village has an on-site kitchen, two yoga shalas, two healing and rejuvenation spaces, a small library and a chill-out area. The jungle beach huts available at the village are beautifully inspired by Rajasthani designs and come with an open-air bathroom. The Female Dorm has a separate shared toilet/shower block. Bed linen, pillows, towels (not to be taken outside the village), mosquito nets and blankets (if you need them) are provided.
DirectionsARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI), or more commonly known as Dabolim Airport. Then, continue your journey by other means of transportation. Dabolim Airport is about 67 kilometers away from the village. Earth Yoga Village can organise an airport pick-up for you which will cost around 1800-2000 INR (appx €20-25) depending on the time of day/night, to be paid directly to the driver. Please note, extra charges will apply if there are delays over one hour.
ARRIVAL BY BUS
There are bus services at a regular interval of 30 minutes from the beach to the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus depot in Margao. The nearest KTC deport is in Canacona. The village is located at the north end of the beach near Cozy Nook resort.
ARRIVAL BY TRAIN
Please book your train to arrive at Canacona station. The nearest railway station is Canacona, which can be reached from Madgoan junction railway station in just 30 minutes.