Transformative and Inspirational Yoga Retreat

with Jeff Phenix

09th Feb 2025 to 16th Feb 2025 in Goa (1 week)


Join Jeff Phenix for a special transformative and inspirational yoga retreat in Goa at the beautiful Ashiyana Retreat and Ayurvedic Spa on the unspoiled Mandrem Beach, North Goa. Delve deep into yoga and meditation, eat delicious, healthy vegetarian food, indulge yourself with wonderful massage, soak up the sun, enjoy the beach and sea, check out the hip and happening North Goan scene including colorful markets and ecstatic dancing, make new friends and return home feeling recharged and rejuvenated.

This retreat will be led by experienced yoga teacher Jeff Phenix. 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 in a sunset swim! 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, Arambol to the North or Ashvem to the South, or even have a siesta!

We will have one afternoon off yoga on Wednesday to allow for a trip to the famous Anjuna Market if you wish or another optional longer excursion to nearby towns or temples to allow you to soak up the vibrancy and energy of the local Indian culture. Some people like to go and sample other markets or the famous Goan nightlife which might mean a rave or ecstatic dance event - very fun! Ashiyana also offers a varied evening programme of meditations/chanting or sound baths etc.

Practicing yoga in Goa will make you feel amazing and super charge you to beat the winter blues!


Sample of daily schedule:

07:30Tea & fruit for those who need a little something before yoga, a lovely opportunity to be quiet before yoga
08:00Dynamic Morning Yoga & meditation
11:00Delicious and plentiful brunch
 Afternoons are free to enjoy the beach, explore the local area or indulge in a rejuvenating massage treatment.
16:00Bliss out with a mellow afternoon yoga practice
18:00Sunset walk or swim – another highlight of the day!
19:00Enjoy a fabulous dinner made up of local dishes and fusion Nepalese/Indian/Western food

We will take Wednesday afternoon off yoga to allow for an optional trip to Anjuna Market or perhaps a temple or local town.

The retreat will begin on Sunday 9 February with a welcome session and short practice at 16:00 and the final yoga session will be on Saturday 15th February in the afternoon as usual. You will depart on the morning of Sunday 16 February.


About Jeff Phenix

Being a keen sportsman growing up, I always enjoyed that sense of ‘getting in the zone’. So it was a profound experience when I discovered yoga and meditation in India in the mid 90’s. I loved how it made me feel and how I experienced the world and myself in a different way.

I have been teaching since 2002.  My unique teaching style is a woven tapestry inspired by my personal experience and studies with many amazing yoga teachers from a wide range of yoga schools but mainly vinyasa flow, Iyengar, Anusara, Viniyoga, Jivamukti and Satyananda yoga. I enjoy being creative with my sequencing and postures, and love incorporating meditation and the traditional spirituality and philosophy of yoga into my teaching. As a yoga teacher, I want to awaken my students' sense of bliss and wonder and help them become more at peace and ease with themselves and the world. I have trained students on teacher training courses for over 10 years, initially with triyoga and most recently Yoga West. I am a director of Phenix Yoga Ltd, through which I offer my yoga classes in London & South Bucks and Berks and workshops and retreats in the UK and around the world.


Pricing and Accommodation

The cost of this retreat is in 2 parts – the deposit payable on booking to Phenix Retreats in £ pounds sterling, confirms your space on the retreat and includes Jeff’s teaching fee for the week and our organization. Ashiyana's accommodation and food costs are payable directly to them in Euros and are due 10 weeks before the retreat on 1 December 2024.

Phenix Retreats Deposit
£500 sharing
£600 single

Palm Grove €553 shared/€826 single:
Long Cabana (2 double beds)
Bridge View (2 double beds)

Raj Double €658 shared/€938 single:
Moon Villa (3 double beds)
Lake house up (3 double beds)
Lake house down (3 double beds)
RiverView (2 Twin beds)

Luxury Raj Double €812 shared/ €1102 single:
Jodhpur (2 double beds)
Jaisalmer (2 double beds)

Shahi Luxury Shahi Suite €945 shared/ €1750 single

*all prices are based on two people sharing a twin/double room; all our rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

Included in price:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2 delicious buffet meals,  water, teas, morning fruit
  • 2 yoga classes a day (2.5 – 3 hours in morning and 2 hours in afternoon apart from Wednesday when there is just a morning practice)
  • Option to join in Ashiyana's evening classes which include chanting, meditations, dance etc.

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Optional excursions and meals out
  • Transfers
  • Massage Treatments
  • Insurance


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