New Years Revolution on the Beach: 4th-12th January 2024

A New Years Revolution on the Beach

4th-12th January 2024
Polem Beach, Goa, India | Map

The ultimate holiday for sunseekers, yogis and beach bums

On this retreat we will begin the New Year as we intend to continue, nourishing ourselves from the inside out with practices to sustain us through the ups and downs of the year ahead.

Bamboo Yoga Retreat has been established for 14 years, offering relaxing beachfront yoga holidays, with all the delights of Goa,  delicious Indian/fusion cuisine, seriously relaxing massage therapy treatments, the best yoga teachers and a fabulous team that keeps everything running smoothly. This year they have relocated to a quieter location on Polem Bay…with easy access to the shops and cafes on the busier beaches Patmen and Palolem in South Goa.

Accommodation is in comfortable ensuite aircon  twin or double bedded beach bungalows with spacious veranda lounge areas and hammocks.

Healthy Vegetarian meals are plentiful, freshly cooked, and served buffet style, with plenty of choice and variations for those with special dietary needs, including local dishes as well as Asian/Fusion and Mediterranean recipes.

Gathering in silence before breakfast,  a wake up session of cleansing and stimulating breathing techniques will prepare us for an introduction to mindfulness practices, setting us up for the rest of the day.

A long dynamic Vinyasa Flow Yoga practice is scheduled mid-morning, in the shade of the seafront shala overlooking Patnem beach. Synchronizing breath and movement, gradually building in intensity to incorporate more challenging poses as the week progresses. We will work on building strength, stamina and flexibility, allowing everyone to progress at their own pace.

After a delicious brunch and a free afternoon to relax on the beach, swim or get a massage , we will regroup for a  gentler, more relaxing session of Yin and Restorative yoga.  We might workshop inversions,  hip or shoulder openers, or perhaps explore the guided relaxation of Yoga Nidra or some of the more esoteric/philosophical aspect of the practice. Finishing in time to marvel at yet another stunning sunset.

We will dine together at Bamboo in the evening (included in price) although it’s also worth checking out one of the many inexpensive local eateries on our day off.

We aim to accommodate everyone’s needs and preferences, offering a supportive environment for both beginners and more experienced practitioners alike.

There will be one rest day during the retreat with morning practice only.

Non-yoga doing partners are welcome.

  • 8x Nights accommodation
  • 3x Yoga sessions per day
  • Delicious buffet meals each day with plentiful choices and extra afternoon snack
  • Teas & water
  • Dolphin exploring boat trip

See more at the Bamboo website.

07:30: Quiet cup of tea with a view of the empty beach and calm morning sea

08:00: A little stretch, some breathing exercises (pranayama) and an introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

08:30: Light breakfast/fruit smoothie or porridge and tea/coffee

09:30: Dynamic Flow Yoga in the shade of the beachfront yoga deck with the cool ocean breeze guiding our breath.

11.30: Delicious buffet brunch spread

Afternoons are free to enjoy the beach, explore the local area or indulge in a rejuvenating massage treatment.

15:30: Tea and Treats.

16.30: A gentle restorative practice and maybe some deeper work on hips or shoulders, including Yin, Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) and breathing exercises (pranayama) followed by a quiet moment of contemplation and a breathtaking sunset.

19:00: Fabulous abulous dinner at Bamboo (included in price). On our day off you might like to try one of the many very good and cheap local eateries.

There will be one half day off for rest or sightseeing further afield.

A dolphin spotting boat trip is included in the price.

(variable according to €/£ exchange rate)

Shared Occupancy (twin or double) from £920pp
Single Occupancy from £1220

for BEACH FRONT add approx £200

INCLUDES accommodation, all yoga, meals and refreshments, afternoon teas and treats

Deposits required to confirm reservation
£400 single occupancy
£300 per person shared occupancy

Balance payable direct to Bamboo Yoga by 20th November 2023
Full details on request

Additional nights either side of your stay can be booked directly with Bamboo here

Included in price:

  • 8x Nights accommodation
  • Delicious buffet meals with plentiful choices and afternoon snacks
  • Teas & water
  • 3x Yoga sessions per day
  • Local boat trip with possible dolphin sightings

Not included in price:

  • Flights and transfers, insurance

Patnem Beach, Goa, India

Bamboo Yoga Retreat has newly relocated to Polem Beach, a quiet and peaceful bay overlooking the sea.

It’s a short taxi ride to the shops, cafes and restaurants strung around the busier beaches of Patnem and Palolem.


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

TUI have direct flights to Goa from the UK  leaving on Saturday and returning on Sunday: more info here
Air India have  some direct flights , others are via Mumbai or Delhi . Their connection times work well and your luggage will get booked all the way through.

Here’s a good place to start your search: skyscanner uk.

Polem is approx 1-2hrs by taxi from the airport depending on traffic. Pickup (30€ each way) is advisable and can be arranged through Bamboo to include being met at Airport and bag-carrying service along the beach to the resort.

Bamboo Yoga Retreat


UK and European passport holders can currently apply for an eVisa (for stays up to 30 days) which can be obtained online HERE

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