If you have ever dreamed of immersing in your yoga practice in the magical, heart-opening land of India, this is the retreat for you. Join our amazing teacher and former Goa Resident, Rachel Blunt, as your guide and immerse in your practice on this playful, challenging and deeply restorative luxury retreat.
Flow through your yoga practice in the beautiful lush surroundings; nourish yourself deeply with mouthwatering organic, vegetarian food; relax and rebalance with holistic massage; soak up the sun on the beautiful Portuguese colonial-style terraces or by the stunning infinity pool; explore the local area, discovering Goan beaches, spice markets and ancient temples. Join us on this incredible India yoga adventure!
Rachel is Azulfit’s lead yoga teacher and is well-known for her fun and inclusive classes that challenge whilst nurturing. Having lived in Goa, Rachel will be your guide for this luxury 7-night or 14-night yoga retreat. Rachel has a lot of love for the area and its people, having built strong links and friendships over the years of her Goan retreats and charity work. She will guide you in exploring this utopia, and you will be in good hands to get an insider’s experience of this enchanting part of Goa.
This Indian yoga adventure takes place in gentle, alluring Northern Goa. Famed for its beautiful beaches, stunning colonial architecture and friendly locals, your home for the week will be the village of Assagao:
“Assagao is one of North Goa’s prettiest villages, with almost traffic-free country lanes passing old Portuguese mansions and whitewashed churches. The area is inspiringly peaceful enough to be home to some of North Goa’s best yoga retreats and a growing number of excellent restaurants.”
Lonely Planet India Guide
You home for the week will be a beautifully restored 200-year-old Indo–Portuguese mansion and renovated villa. Situated in a 1.5 acre lush sub–tropical garden with a stunning infinity swimming pool, this is the perfect place to unwind in luxury.
You will be warmly welcomed by owner and host, Mark, and the friendly staff will take care of all the extra details to make your Goa retreat extra special.
In the main complex, the Villa Goa and Villa Jardim are composed of:
4 Double bedrooms (private or shared)
2 Twin rooms (shared option only)
Join us for playful flow yoga where Rachel’s warm and attentive teaching take you much deeper into your practice.
The classes include vinyasa (flowing asana sequences), hands-on adjustments, pranayama, restorative classes, and deep relaxation.
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.
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 lifelong love of sport 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 passion and full-time career choice!
Rachel is known and loved for her genuine and compassionate teaching style, clear instruction, and engaging sense of humour. She is a teacher, friend, and source of laughter and joy in all that she does. When she is not on the mat or upside down, you can find her working with Khusi Hona, a charity close to her heart using education to empower and lift local Goans into entrepreneurship.
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 (optional)||Luna Yoga|
|Thursday||Flow yoga and meditation||Restorative yoga|
|Friday||Alignment Fundamentals||Farewell session|
Enjoy the chef’s repertoire of delicious dishes, which are inspired by top-quality ingredients, when they are at their seasonal best. Dine on the veranda or in the Vasary, and the shaded pergola in the garden is perfect for outdoor dining.
Mediterranean vegetarian cuisine with the freshest ingredients makes for vibrant and delicious meals.
Fresh fruit and delicious breakfasts made by your talented North Goan chef make this a delightful retreat week for those wishing to have a true taste of Goa!
We will have two nights out at the incredible Thalassa to watch the sunset and also at the local chic eatery Gunpowder on Wednesday. Favourites to locals and wanderlust alike these restaurants are must-visit eateries!
Massage, beauty & complementary therapies
There are beauty and wellbeing treatments available from two amazing local therapists. Ayurvedic, relaxation and holistic therapies are all available.
Included in this special week is a one hour 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.
- 7 nights accommodation
- All classes and workshops as outlined above
- Daily deluxe vegetarian breakfasts
- 5 dinners (3-course vegetarian meals)
- One 60 min massage w George or Renita – our amazing local therapists
The cost of the 7-day retreat is 1285 EUR for a shared room and 1595 EUR for a private room. 14 night stays are also available with a 10% discount for your second week.
Airport transfers are available for 25 euros each way; transfer shares will be arranged where possible to reduce your costs.
Please enquire if you have booked with us before for your return guest discount.
Please book using the form below, or contact us for more info or for help with you booking.