Yoga retreat South Goa
This yoga retreat takes place in the South of Goa in the tranquil and extraordinary eco holistic wellbeing centre Khaama Kethna. A heaven on earth. A place for being..just who you truly are. Overlooking a green lush jungle valley, Khaama Kethna is located on top of a hillside in a forest garden of 12,5 acres. Perfect for a quiet retreat offering all you need to rewind and reconnect.
The long and peaceful Agonda beach is just a 10 minutes motorbike or ricksha (taxi) drive away. So you can combine beach life with the tranquillity and facilities of Khaama Kethna.
In this yoga retreat we focus on re-establishing the harmony and balance into your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body. You will be nourished on every level. With home grown and organic vegetarian food and an Ayurvedic yoga and meditation program that will be very transformative and tailor-made to your needs. In a small and intimate group you will experience the essence of yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle, taking you into the next step of your spiritual journey.
Complementary to the retreat program Khaama Kethna offers a varying range of healing treatments like (Ayurveda) massages, art and dance classes, inspiring movie nights and mantra singing.
This 7-days yoga retreat takes place at a stunning eco location in the middle of nature. Offering an exceptional experience into tranquillity, transformation and spiritual growth.
Date: 4-10 February 2017
Price: € 750.-
Stunning eco retreat
Nature all around, returning to who you are
A healthy and happy you, with the right food, treatments and yoga
Friendly colourful people, pristine beaches
The retreat location of Khaama Kethna is situated in the South of Goa. Being one of the most peaceful parts of this wide province. The popular but quiet Agonda beach and village are very close by, only 10 minutes’ drive away, where you will find different restaurants right on the beach. Palolem and Patnem are two other popular and more busy beaches, around 20 minutes’ drive away. Motorbike rentals are easily available from Khaama Kethna. And rickshaw taxis or group jeep transfers as well.
Flight deals to Goa are the best when you search for flights to Mumbai or Delhi and buy a separate ticket from one of these cities to Goa. Different options can be found on Google Flights or e-dreams. There are some direct charter flights to Goa from London Gatwick and Manchester with Thomas Cook.
Transfers from Goa airport to Khaama Kethna take around 1,5 hours and pickups can be arranged.
The retreat can very well be combined with some days before and/or after at the nearby Agonda, Palolem or Patnem beach or any other part in Goa.
All accommodation is naturally built in hut style and beautifully and spaciously nested and erected on the slopes, valley and hill top of the tropical forest garden. The huts are designed to blend in and harmonize with the surrounding nature. All huts vary in size and furnishing, offering a range of accommodation, all with private terraces. Some of the sleeping rooms and spaces can be completely opened to the outsides creating the feeling of flowing into the nature.
Keeping in mind the principle of causing minimal impact and damage to the environment, the accommodation is as eco-friendly as practicable. Fast growing bamboo, clay, mud, stones, leaves and recycled materials, refurbished fittings and furniture are the main materials used in the designs. Giving a feeling of being part of the lush habitat.
Standard cabin: These cabins are simple but comfortable. The entrance to the rooms are through gardens that surround and lead to the outside sitting area/porches. With wonderful forested greenery, colourful ornamental plants and fruit, flowering and medicinal plants and trees around. Private en suite bathroom.
Deluxe cabanas: These cabins are more spacious and luxurious with larger terraces and are better furnished than the standard cabins. Private en suite bathroom.
Family tree house: The creatively designed tree houses are erected high between the trees, merging into the canopies from which you can observe the birds and monkeys from your bedroom. Consisting of a double bedroom on the ground floor and a double bedroom up in the tree, these tree houses can accommodate 2 to 4 people, willing to share the bathroom.
Room options: The retreat price is based on a standard cabin with double occupancy and private bathroom. For a small surcharge single use or an upgrade to a more deluxe cabin is possible. The family tree houses consist of 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom and can be occupied by 2 single travellers or 3 – 4 people sharing. See under Price for more information.
Bathrooms & toilets : All huts have their own private en suite bathrooms and toilets. The bathrooms have stone floors enclosed by walls of plants, mats and curtains, open to the sky. The showers are fed with cool spring water with Indian squat, compost type toilet. If you prefer a Western seat toilet, this can be arranged. Although the Indian style toilets make the job easier done, they say..
It’s very uncommon to find warm water in any resort in Goa. But being in a tropical climate you won’t miss that at all.
All my previous guests have been amazed of how recharged they felt in only a couple of days. The retreat program is built for this and transforms on many levels, from different angles. All in a laughter way. I promise that this journey will take you towards another level, bringing you closer to yourself and feeling happier and healthier returning home.
Yoga, (beach)meditation, yoga nidra, workshop Get into SoulfulLiving, mantra singing, Ayurveda workshop, ceremony, evening program…and my full attention and love for you and the process you are in.
Massages, Reiki, Ayurvedic treatments, private yoga & energy management session with Mireille or a Soul Photo Shoot (offered by my husband – a professional photographer)
Many local excursions can be arranged to waterfalls, local (craft)markets, boat trip to see dolphins, Ayurvedic spice farm, visit to nature reserve or to an ecological farm where a day volunteering is possible too.
Incredible Goa: Just driving around on a motorbike (or in a rickshaw) in your free time is an adventure in itself. The people in Goa are incredible and the atmosphere is very laid back. They are encountering you with a big smile and so much friendliness. As I live in Goa next winter, I can tell you the best local spots to go to. There are many great beaches and other organic cafes and holistic centres to go to, when you are in need of a healthy raw chocolate cake or an uplifting treatment!
KAANA KHAO is a healthy garden restaurant at Khaama Kethna and is located at the heart of the centre under the canopies of swaying cashew trees. Their motto is ‘let medicine be thy food’ as we are a product of what we eat and drink.
The restaurant offers sumptuous wholesome healthy cuisine which is inspiring, creative and a diverse fusion of recipes which you can enjoy in a serene tranquil ambient setting. They offer unique fresh local, seasonal, organic unprocessed ingredients which are carefully chosen, cleaned and lovingly prepared. Many seasonal organic vegetables, herbs, spices and fruits are freshly harvested from their own garden. The rest comes from local markets or from organic, sustainable farms within forests and nature reserves. Seasonal supplies of fruit and vegetables also come from their organic farm, at Khan Khola.
Khaama Kethna follows the Ayurvedic guidelines and principles of food-combining in the preparation of all their meals. As to assist digestion and assimilation thus promoting optimal health which will ensure vitality and rejuvenation during your stay with us.
Fundamentally the food is an inspiring fusion of Ayurvedic and local traditionally prepared seasonal medicinal foods.
Saturday until Friday, 4- 10 February 2017
7 days/ 6 nights: € 750.-
- 6 nights of accommodation in a standard cabin, double occupancy with private bathroom
- 6 wholesome brunches (after morning practice) and diners
- 11 Yoga sessions
- (beach)meditation, yoga nidra
- Lectures and talks about philosophy, spirituality and energy systems for deepening your yoga practice
- Pranayama practice
- Ayurveda workshop – learning which constitutional type you are and which yoga practice suits you best
- Workshop SoulfulLiving – moodboard making
- Evening program, like mantra singing, movie night or a ceremony
- Flights to Goa
- Airport transportation (around € 20.-)
– standard cabin / single use (€ 115.-)
– deluxe room / double occupancy (€70.- p.p)
– Tree house, 2 bedrooms (single use), shared bathroom ( € 70.- p.p)
– deluxe room or tree house / single occupancy (€ 255.-)
- Extra’s like massage, Reiki, private yoga & energy management session with Mireille or a Soul Photo Shoot (offered by my husband – a professional photographer)
The program starts Saturday at 16.00 and ends after breakfast on Friday.