Transformative Yoga Retreat in Goa

4 - 11 FEBRUARY 2023


From £994*
*depending on the exchange rate at time of paying accommodtion

Escape winter and join Jeff Phenix for his popular transformative yoga retreat in South Goa on beautiful Polem beach, South Goa.  Enjoy a week of sun, sea, making new friends, eating delicious, healthy food, massage and general fun and relaxation. We are especially excitied to be returning  to  Bambooo this year as they have moved to a new quieter but equally lovely location 15 mins south of Patnem. 
 
 Practicing yoga in Goa will make you feel amazing so you will return home feeling recharged, energized and ready to take on life. 
 
"Coming to your yoga retreat in Goa at Bamboo was, hands down, one of the most extraordinary and exceptional things I have ever done. ...my body, mind and heart all received a wonderful gift...so many many thanks!" Sarah, Bamboo 2020
 
Although I was filled with fear and trepidation prior to leaving I can honestly say your yoga retreat in Goa at Bamboo was one of the best experiences I have ever had.  I came back feeling strong in both body and heart" Jane, Bamboo 2020
 

 

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"Jeff is a natural leader, inclusive and available to everyone. He inspires you with confidence whatever level you are. His kind, fun and playful style sits above a serious, dedicated approach to instruction. He absolutely takes you with him even when it gets challenging! " Jane
 

The Venue
 

From 2023 Bamboo Yoga Retreat in Goa, (previously located at the end of Patnem Beach in South Goa,) has a new home on the peaceful and tranquil Polem Beach which is a 15 minute drive from Patnem. Bamboo Retreat is considered one of the most amazing spaces to practice yoga in Goa and  was voted one of the Guardian’s best yoga retreats for 2018 and in Conde Naste top 10 retreats in India for 2017. 
 
Bamboo's new location is set right on the beach in a  village of 150 residents where it feels like stepping back in time which provides a perfect authentic Goan experience.  There are local secluded beaches that you walk to or take a boat, as well as a tiny island.   Bamboo will have inhouse music, beach fires and movie nights but the option for entertainment and a night out is just down the road.
 
 We practice yoga in the open-air Shala, directly behind the beach, which has soul-feeding views over Polem beach and out to sea.  Goa is one of our favorite places in the world to run retreats, which is why have been returning since 2012.  See more at Bamboo’s website 

The Yoga
 

The long morning practice will be a dynamic, creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice and will include meditation and pranayama.  By emphasizing the breath, mindfulness & skillful action and building up through a range of appropriate options – students, from the less experienced to the more advanced, will discover how to work peacefully at the level appropriate to them.
 
The afternoon session will be a mellower, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restoratives, pranayama, chakras, yoga nidra and meditation.  This will totally bliss you out!
We finish in time to watch the sun go down and maybe even indulge a sunset swim.

Jeff has lots of experience teaching students of all levels. His depth of understanding, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely explore their edge and his love of pranayama and meditation will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.

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Check out short film of Jeff's yoga retreat in Goa at Bamboo in 2018 

 

Things to do
 

There is plenty of time between yoga sessions to relax on the beach, immerse yourself in a book, hang out with new friends, indulge in a massage, explore the local shops, walk to a nearby beach or even have a siesta!
 
We will have one afternoon off yoga to allow for a longer excursion or dolphin watching boat trip which is included in the cost of the holiday.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in charming and comfortable beach bungalows with aircon and ensuite bathrooms, with sea views to the front or side and veranda with their own hammock.  Note for those of you who have been tot the old venue,  these bungalows will be larger and nicer as they permanent and do not have to be rebuilt each year.

Consider bringing a friend, or If you are coming on your own we may be able to pair you with someone of the same sex to share. For those who prefer their own space a number of singles are available.

Non-yoga partners are welcome

Food

The food at Bamboo is a highlight of the week.! Light fruit and teas are available before morning yoga and  fruit and cookies mid afternoon.  Delicious, healthy, freshly cooked vegetarian food is served buffet style for brunch and dinner.

There is plenty choice and variety and they are happy to accommodate specific dietary needs.  You definitely won’t be hungry!

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What my students say

"The Bamboo yoga retreat in Goa is really wonderful. It's very simple and comfortable.  I've been to India many times and this place is really the best beach experience. The staff keep everything meticulously clean and are so friendly - such a relaxed atmosphere. And last but not by any means least the food is exceptional".  

Lucy

"Thank you for a wonderful week of yoga in Goa at Bamboo. I  thought i might not be able to keep up, of course at times I didn’t, but you make it so acceptable to take the easier options, that it gave me an opportunity to really listen to my body and not feel I had to push it.  Apart from being a lovely person you are a gifted teacher and i am in awe!"

Eugenie

"Deciding to go to India for the first time, on my own to a retreat where I didn't know anyone else turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made! My week on your yoga retreat in Goa really was one of the best experiences of my life. I escaped my routine, met and talked to like-minded yogis who were all so welcoming and open and really went deep into my own practice. Not only did it reaffirm my love for yoga but reminded me how important it is to take time out for myself. "

Sarah

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Details & Booking

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To book:

The cost of this retreat is in 2 parts – the deposit payable on booking to Jeff Phenix confirms your space.  If you have a UK bank account you can do this through our website but if not get in touch and we can provide details to make a bank transfer. The balance payable  10 weeks before the retreat by 26 November 2022 covers  your food and accommodation costs.  Details of how to pay Bamboo will be provided on booking. Bookings made after this date need to be paid in full on booking.

We have a very limited number of huts available to us this year so  if possible we would like to encourage you to share so please try and bring an friend or we will do our best to find a same sex person for you to share with.  

 

Deposit to Phenix Retreats

  • £500 Sharing​
  • £600 single

​Bamboo: 

  •  £494 per person sharing
  •  £679 single 

Bamboo also has some stunning beach front bungalows which can be booked for an additional supplement of  €25 per bungalow per night. Let us know if you would like to secure one of these.

If you wish to book additional nights on either side of Jeff’s week please contact Bamboo directly to do this info@bamboo-yoga-retreat.com

Non yoga guests are welcome so feel free to bring a partner or friend. You  would both pay the sharing rate for Bamboo's food and accommodation costs and you would pay the single rate deposit to us. Let us know on booking if you are bringing a non yoga friend.

For solo guests who would be happy to share, we may be able to find another guest who wishes to share but this cannot be guaranted.  

*PLEASE NOTE  IF WE ARE UNABLE TO FIND SOMEONE FOR YOU TO SHARE WITH  BAMBOO WOULD CHARGE THE SINGLE RATE FOR THE ROOM

Included in price:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2  delicious buffet meals,  water, teas, morning fruit, and afternoon snack
  • 2 yoga classes a day (2.5 – 3 hours in morning and 2 hours in afternoon)
  • Sunset boat trip

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Massage Treatments
  • Insurance

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Travel Info

There are many flight options to Goa either on scheduled flights via Mumbai or Delhi.   It’s a good idea to book flights sooner rather than later to take advantage of cheaper seats.

TUI and Air India operate charters from the UK direct to Goa’s new Dabolim Airport.

If getting a non direct schedule flight I recommend Air India or one of the airlines that transits in the Middle East rather than India as you can get your bags checked straight through to Goa.  Occasionally when delayed people have found they have missed their connection as they did not have enough time to get baggage in Mumbai and recheck it in to Goa.  

Here’s a good place to start your search: https://www.skyscanner.net

Patnem is approx 90 mins  by taxi from the airport. Pickup (80€ per car return) is advisable and can be arranged through Bamboo.We can arrange for you to share taxis if others are on your flight

At time of writting most nationalities with the exception of the UK can get an evisa,  which can be obtained online here.  Currently UK citizens need to apply for a one year multie entry  paper visa although this may change in November.  You can either apply yourself thorugh a VFS office for £145 and the process takes approx 4 weeks or you can use an agency which is quicker and costs £245.

 Please do not mention Jeff Phenix or Phenix Retreats on your visa application.  We will provide the correct name and  address

 

General Cancellation policy

If we decide to cancel the retreat before any money has been paid to Bamboo, due to insufficient numbers  your deposit is fully refundable or transferable.

If you cancel for any reason  the deposit is refundable up until 9 weeks before the retreat, after that it can only be refunded  or transferred if the space can be filled. Any refunds for the deposit will be less a £300 admin fee. (If we are able to fill your hut we can refund an additional £150)

Money paid to Bamboo : Cancellation between 60 - 31 days 50% refund, 30 days or less 0% refund

For Bamboo’s full cancellation policy see - http://www.bamboo-yoga-retreat.com/terms-and-conditions/

Covid Cancellation Policy

If the group is unable to travel due to international government travel restrictions (including the requirement to quarantine in India) then any money paid will be transfered to another date that suits both Phenix Retreats and Bamboo yoga

Travel Insurance

 It is a condition of this holiday that you purchase travel insurance which includes cancellation insurance. None of us can predict unexpected events in our lives: illness, family emergencies, work conflicts, etc.  By purchasing a comprehensive plan, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel after the said cancellation period.

It is partcularly important to make sure you are covered incase you cannot travel because you catch covid.

 Before booking you must read and agree to our full terms and conditions here 

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