If you have ever dreamed of visiting India, this is the retreat for you. Join our amazing teacher, Rachel Blunt, (who lived in Goa for 18 months) as your guide. Immerse in your practice on this playful, challenging and deeply restorative luxury retreat.
Flow through your practice in the beautiful lush surroundings, being inspired and guided by the amazing Rachel Blunt. See all the secret spots, safely, and knowing you are in good hands with someone who knows the area like the locals. Nourish yourself deeply with mouthwatering organic, vegetarian food, relax and rebalance with holistic massage and soak up the sun on the beautiful Portugese colonial style terraces. Join us on this incredible Indian yoga adventure.
Rachel Blunt welcomes you on the incredible journey to India. Having lived in Goa, Rachel will be your guide for this luxury 10 night retreat. Join us for playful flow yoga where Rachel's warm and attentive teaching take you much deeper into your practice; luxury accommodation in one of Goa's finest villas and delicious cuisine prepared by the incredible villa chefs. Including an evening in with a Michelin star chef, this retreat is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
This luxury yoga retreat itinerary includes vinyasa (flowing asana sequences), hands-on adjustments, pranayama, restorative classes, and deep relaxation.
Rachel will also take you on guided excursions, to a beautiful ancient Banyan Tree temple for a day you will never forget. You will also take a day out to visit Portugese colonial mansions to see what Goa was like at the height of its opulence. You also have the opportunity to visit a local spice market and enjoy some of Goa's most beautiful beaches. This retreat is a perfect opportunity to experience India, an all-round experience for body, mind and soul.
Rachel is dedicated, passionate, and incredibly intuitive. Her classes can be flowing and challenging or can also integrate restorative techniques to allow you to let go and drift into deep relaxation, giving your body and mind time to reconnect and restore.
The spaces in this retreat are limited to a maximum group size of 10-12, for a fun and intimate luxury yoga retreat experience.
A new convert!
I was apprehensive about my fitness and flexibility and also about going vegetarian for a week. After the first day my fears were laid to rest. After this one week of intensive yoga I have improved dramatically and intend to keep it up. The food was second to none. I never felt hungry and the flavours and textures were amazing. The accommodation is spotless and comfortable and the staff are welcoming and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble and they are a mine of useful local information. I'm definitely converted and we'll be back for more. Thank you for a great life changing week.
Conrad T., Spain
About your teacher
Rachel discovered her love and passion for yoga many moons ago during her previous life as a Youth and Community ‘Street Worker’
With a life long love of sport and being active Rachel found that Yoga not only made her feel amazing physically but it did something magic to her mind and gave her the tools she needed to cope with the pressures of her job. It wasn’t long before yoga became her full time passion and full time career choice! It became clear that being a yoga teacher and youth worker had many similarities… Supporting and guiding people to explore and develop their full potential!!
Rachel loves to encourage playfulness and wonder within her yoga practice, her classes and life. She has been teaching full time since 2006, hosting her own retreats and exploring the world. Rachel is from The Midlands in the UK, she has recently spent 18 months in India and is now enjoying the calm and peaceful lifestyle in beautiful Fuerteventura and loving teaching at Azulfit.
You can expect to practice anything from Hatha to Vinyasa to Yin to Partner Yoga and all with a few laughs along the way.
All morning classes are followed by brunch at 9:30, evening meals are served at 19:00.
|Saturday||Arrivals||Welcome and restorative yoga|
|Sunday||Orientation and Gentle welcome class||Flow Yoga|
|Monday||Vinyasa Yoga & Inclusive therapies||Partner Yoga|
|Tuesday||Meditation & Garden Yoga & Inclusive therapies||Yoga Nidra|
|Wednesday||Banyan Tree Temple Excursion||Michelin Star 'Evening in'|
|Thursday||Flow yoga and meditation||Restorative yoga|
|Friday||Alignment Fundamentals||Yin Yoga|
|Saturday||Excursion to Colonial Portuguese Mansion quarter||Yoga Nidra|
|Sunday||Flow Yoga||Restorative Yoga|
|Monday||Inversion workshop||Chakra Balancing Meditation|
This special luxury yoga retreat takes place at the Luxury Villa in Goa. Reviewed by Conde Nast Traveller, this 5 star property is the perfect idyllic location for city weary travellers to completely renew and restore, in the expert hands of our team.
A beautifully restored 200 year old mansion that has been transformed into a luxurious setting for leisure and pleasure, set amidst a legacy of a glorious past. Characteristic Indo-Portuguese mansion layout with rooms arranged around a central open courtyard. The shuttered oyster shell windows, illuminate and offer privacy. All of the rooms have high ceilings constructed in teak wood with terracotta tiles, that maintain the cool environment. In addition the three bedrooms along with the large en-suite bathrooms, and the media room are air-conditioned.
The Villa Goa is situated in a large sub-tropical private garden with a stunning infinity swimming pool, and offers comfortable uncluttered interiors that bring together an eclectic blend of contemporary and traditional design. The European chef offers superb Mediterranean cuisine
The location is close to the beaches in North Goa and gifted with natural beauty, temperate climate and lies in a valley clothed in cashew groves. There are beauty and well-being treatments & classes available that include; Ayurveda and Yoga, along with Relaxation and Alternative/Complementary Healing Therapies.
In the main complex, the Villa Goa and Villa Jardim are composed of:
3 Double bedrooms (private or shared)
2 Twin rooms (shared option only)
Nearby we have accommodation in the stunning:
Graham and Green House
1 Bedroom with two double beds and a mezzanine floor
2 double bedrooms
Mediterranean recipes using top quality ingredients when they are at their seasonal best. Fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs & spices. Healthy ingredients inspire the chef's repertoire of delicious dishes.
To start the day freshly squeezed juice, muesli, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, homemade breads & marmalade, and from the Indian plantations, coffee & tea.
For dinner a different fixed is offered everyday that is tailored to your diet. For example an evening meal begins with watermelon salad. Perhaps baked sea bass stuffed with herbs served in it's own jus with potatoes and roasted peppers. Desserts include dark chocolate truffle and caramelized upside down pear pie.
To complement your meal we store a selection of award winning Indian and imported wines.
Seven delicious vegetarian evening meals are included within the cost of the course including:
1 Michelin Star 'evening in' - a 3 course meal with a Michelin Chef
6 delicious evening meals with the villa's own chef team
Massage, beauty & complementary therapies
Included in this special week is a one ninety minute full body massage - the perfect way to wind down and relax into your holiday. You can book additional treatments, including massages, beauty treatments and complementary therapies, to make sure you go home beautifully rested and pampered.
- Daily deluxe Breakfasts
- 6 x Dinner : 3 course vegetarian meals
- 1 evening dinner in w Michelin star chef
- 1 x 90min massage w George or Renita - our amazing local therapists
- Airport transfers
- 2 inclusive excursions:
- Banyan Tree temple
- Colonial Portugese Mansion tour
The cost of the luxury 10 day retreat is 1550 EUR for a shared room and 1900 euros for a private room. Please enquire if you have booked with us before for your return guest discount.
Please note if you wish to extend your stay to 14 nights, we are offering an option to tour Mumbai from the 13- 17 February w Rachel. See itinerary & details below. Contact us for more info!
Contact us with questions or to book.
13 - 17 February : Experience Mumbai
Rachel is an expert having spent long amounts of time in Mumbai. She knows the best restaurants, the best times to visit landmarks and the safest and easiest ways of navigating the city. Dine with her at local restaurants, visit must see sites and most importantly experience Mumbai to connect - she will take you on a city tour you will never forget.
Taj Mahal palace or adjacent Taj Mahal Tower
Experience true Grandeur at the Taj Mahal Palace or Tower, the iconic sea facing landmark in Coloba, south Mumbai. This flagship Taj Hotel offers you splendid views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, alongside refined century old hospitality. The Taj Mahal Palace opened in Mumbai in 1903 and the legendary luxury has hosted royalty, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. Each of the rooms in the Palace or Tower wing is a striking blend of nostalgic elegance, rich history and modern facilities.
Rates below are inclusive of breakfast.
Taj Palace rates:
Pricing for couples / doubles: 210 euros per night double occupancy
Pricing for single room: 190 euros per night sole occupancy
Taj Tower rates:
Pricing for couples / doubles: 165 euros per night double occupancy
Pricing for single room: 150 euros per night sole occupancy
Hotel rooms are blocked under Azulfit, please contact us for booking contact. It is your responsibility to book and pay for your own room, unless you have made other arrangements with us.
Mumbai package costs: 235EUR + spending money for dinners. Transfers are included with excursion costs. To book the Mumbai tour with Rachel, please email us.
|Tuesday 13th||Arrival from Goa|
|Wednesday 14th||Breakfast followed by relaxation @ the the stunning pool followed by Gateway tour||Visit Ghandi's house + Evening tour of Chowpatty Beach & dinner|
|Thursday 15th||Dharavi Slum tour & Lunch- Asias largest slum (experience this amazing community project)||Relax & Dinner|
|Friday 16th||Morning Yoga class @ Iyengar Yoga or @ Studio near temple. Temple tour & Lunch.||Train experience and train station tour, relaxation @ hotel and dinner|