New Years Revolution on the Beach: 5th-12th January 2025

A New Years Revolution on the Beach

5th-12th January 2025
Polem Beach, Goa, India | Map

The ultimate holiday for sunseekers, yogis and beach bums

Let’s begin the New Year as we intend to continue, clearing out the old, setting intentions for the new, and nourishing ourselves from the inside out and the outside in with practices to sustain us through the ups and downs of the year ahead.

I’ve been returning to Bamboo Yoga Retreat for 17 years, for relaxing beachfront yoga holidays, with all the delights of Goa,  delicious Indian/fusion cuisine, massage therapy treatments, and a fabulous team that keeps everything running smoothly. They have recently upgraded all the accommodation and relocated to a quieter location on Polem Bay. Easy access to the shops and cafes on the busier beaches Patmen and Palolem in South Goa. Direct flights to Goa from London and Manchester with TUI.

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.

TYPICAL DAY: Early morning silent gatherings for quiet meditation and contemplation and cleansing and stimulating breathing techniques. Followed by tea and fruit before a daily energising and grounding Vinyasa Flow practice in the shade of the beachfront yoga shala. We’ll play with fun sequencing, exploring possibilities for all levels and bodies, whilst building strength, flexibility and stability before brunch. In the afternoons we’ll regroup for a gentler more relaxing session of Yin and Restorative yoga as well as everyone’s favourite, Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation).  Finishing in time to marvel at yet another stunning sunset before dinner.

Afternoons are free to relax on the beach, have a game of scrabble, take a short trip to Patnem for a spot of retail therapy, or get a massage from the amazing team at Bamboo.

We will dine together at Bamboo in the evening (included in price). Our lovely chef will accommodate all special diets with individualised offerings.

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

There may be one rest day during the retreat with morning practice only if guests would like.

Non-yoga doing partners are welcome.

  • 7x 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

EXTRA NIGHTS either side of the retreat can be booked directly with Bamboo

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 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.

PRICES :

Shared Occupancy (twin or double) from *£840pp
Single Occupancy from *£1110

for BEACH FRONT add £200-£300

*(these prices are approximate as they depend on £/€ exchange rates)

INCLUDES 7 X nights accommodation, all yoga, meals and refreshments, afternoon teas and treats

Deposits required to confirm reservation
£400 per person single occupancy/ £500 for beachfront
£300 per person for shared occupancy/ £400 for beachfront

Balance payable direct to Bamboo Yoga by 20th November 2024
Full details on request

Included in price:

  • 7 x 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
  • Book additional nights either side of your stay directly with Bamboo here

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.

TRAVEL INFO:

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.

PLEASE NOTE:
The closest airport to Bamboo is is Dabolim (GOI)  in South Goa approx 75 mins transfer time.
Most direct flights currently fly to MOPA (GOX) in North Goa approx 150 mins transfer time

TUI fly direct to MOPA (GOX) 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,  your luggage can get booked all the way through, and you can get connections direct to Dabolim (GOI)
Qatar Airways fly to Dabolim via Doha

Pickup (approx 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

VISA REQUIREMENTS

UK and European passport holders can currently apply for an eVisa (for stays up to 30 days) which can be obtained online HERE
You can only apply for this within 30 days of travel to India

For all other passport holders you may need to apply for a paper visa
START HERE
to fill in the online application form which you will need to print out.

Contact me for more info or if you need any help with these.



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