Acclaimed as one of the best Yoga and wellbeing retreat centres in India and beyond, we’ve successfully welcomed almost 10,000 retreat participants over 12+ years. From the overall planning to the essential, finer details, we provide you with a comprehensive service ensuring that your retreat at Ashiyana flows easily, and is an unforgettable experience for both you and your retreatees.
At a glance
Two retreat locationsEnjoy expansive, sandy beaches and palm trees in Goa, or tropical, mountain forests and crystalline, fresh rivers and waterfalls in Brazil
Daily meals includedFresh, nutritious buffet meals are provided daily for your group – predominantly vegetarian cuisine
Organisers come for freeRetreat leaders stay for free with a minimum group size
Yoga equipment includedWe have Yoga mats, blocks, belts, blankets and Iyengar ropes and chairs (plus aerial yoga in Brazil)
Help with promotionWe will help to advertise your retreat through our website and social media
We handle the logisticsWe manage the logistics, accommodation, cleaning, extra activities and food, so that you can focus on your students
Yoga Retreats in Brazil
Ultimate seclusion in a unique, natural habitat awaits you at our beautiful eco-resort in Alto Paraíso, Brazil. Set within 15 hectares of divine, enchanted forest and rich with some of the most diverse flora and fauna on the planet, our hillside retreat’s views of ‘High Paradise’ are mesmerising.
Capacity: Up to 25
Accommodation: 12 beautiful rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and balconies
Yoga Shala: Exclusive use of our Yoga shala that holds up to 35 mats
Food: 2 fresh, healthy, vegetarian buffet meals are served daily – post Yoga brunch and dinner, with fruit & nuts available throughout the day for nibbles
Facilities: Enjoy exclusive use of the retreat centre and its main house, beautiful Yoga shala, luxurious accommodation, and enchanted walks to the swimming holes offered by our two rivers
Excursions: Trips to the nearby Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, 400 waterfalls, river rafting, canyonning, bike rides and walks can all be arranged upon request
Yoga Retreats in Goa
A peaceful, sacred space in a soothing, natural setting, our renowned Yoga retreat centre in Mandrem is a haven of calm and tranquility - set amidst the wonderfully vibrant surroundings of North Goa. Experience the birthplace of Yoga and feel how the unique energy of ‘Mother India’ inspires the soul and invigorates the senses.
Capacity: Up to 35 per retreat
Accommodation: 42 en-suite rooms, ranging from beach huts to luxury suites. Air-Con and/or fans in every room
Yoga Shala: We have 5 beautiful shalas ranging in size from 6 to 35 mats
Food: 2 healthy, delicious buffet meals served daily. A fusion of Indian, Western and Nepalese vegetarian cuisine
Facilities: Guests can relax by the natural swimming pool, enjoy treatments in the spa, and unwind in our serene gardens.
Excursions: Dudsagar Waterfall (2nd biggest in India), Spice Farms, River trips, 'Old Goa', Flea and Night Markets, Panjim city, Portuguese churches and architecture, and more can be arranged upon request
Frequently Asked Question by Retreat Organisers
- keyboard_arrow_right Do you require a deposit?
Yes, a deposit is required to secure your retreat dates and room reservations. This is calculated at 35% of the total charge for your reserved rooms, based upon single occupancy. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable (unless agreed otherwise).
The remaining balance of 65% is due 60 days before your retreat start date.
- keyboard_arrow_right Do retreat organisers stay for free?
We offer a complimentary single room for retreat leaders bringing 15+ participants (subject to availability - Beach Hut). Should you wish to share or upgrade your room, you can pay the additional cost over and above the single hut.
We offer a complimentary single room for retreat leaders bringing 15+ participants (Single occupancy Chalet or other available room). Should you wish to share or upgrade your room, you can pay the additional cost over and above the single room.
- keyboard_arrow_right What is the minimum number of guests that I can bring?
There is no minimum requirement for your group size, however during busy times of the season we generally only accept bookings for group sizes confidently expected to be 12+.
- keyboard_arrow_right What is our cancellation policy?
Your deposit is non-refundable and non-returnable.
The full balance for your allocated rooms must be paid in full 60 days before your retreat start date (unless otherwise arranged). Should you not have filled all of your allocated rooms by this date, you can choose to release them free of charge. The deposit already paid for these rooms will then be put towards the final balance of your remaining rooms.
Any additional rooms reserved within 60 days of your retreat must be paid for in full at the time of booking.
The following cancellation policy then applies:
Cancellation 31-60 days before retreat starts: 50% refund
Cancellation 0 – 30 days before retreat starts: 0% refund
- keyboard_arrow_right Is it possible to extend my stay at Ashiyana either side of the retreat?
You are more than welcome to stay with us both before and after your retreat (subject to availability) – in fact, we encourage it! If you are travelling from overseas, where possible, we’d recommend arriving a couple of days early to acclimatise and settle in, just so that you are over any jetlag and ready to begin your retreat program.
Similarly, your guests are very welcome to stay for extra days too, subject to availability. Please direct them to speak with our bookings teams (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) to book their extra Yoga Holiday days separately.
Should we not have availability, we will be able to suggest alternative accommodation close-by.
- keyboard_arrow_right Do you cater for vegetarians / vegans / specific dietary requirements?
Our food is predominantly vegetarian cuisine, with seafood or fish dishes served once or twice a week. We provide a buffet service and ensure that our food is fresh, healthy and nutritionally balanced, with vegan options available at every meal. Specific dietary requirements can be catered for upon request – please make sure to inform us at least one month before your arrival (where possible).
Our food is vegetarian. We provide a buffet service and ensure that our food is fresh, healthy and nutritionally balanced, with vegan options available at every meal. Specific dietary requirements can be catered for upon request – please make sure to inform us at least one month before your arrival (where possible).
- keyboard_arrow_right Can my retreat participants stay outside of Ashiyana?
We generally do not allow non-residential guests to join retreats, however we do try to be as accommodating as possible. If there are no more rooms available at Ashiyana, or you have a participant that is staying locally in the area, we will charge a daily ‘non-residential’ rate. This will cover their meals and use of all of our facilities during your retreat.
- keyboard_arrow_right Do you have an airport taxi-service?
Whilst we do not have our own fleet of taxis, we have a longstanding relationship with a number of trusted, local independent taxi drivers in Mandrem. We gladly arrange your airport transfers for you – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before your arrival to provide flight and passenger details.
Taxis costs 2000 INR each way with AC, payable in local currency either directly to the driver or via Ashiyana Reception.
Goa Airport also offers a pre-paid taxi service.
If your group arrives together on the same flight, we have links with a local minibus company and can arrange for you to be picked up together in one vehicle.
Whilst we do not have our own taxi service, we will help you to arrange transfers from Brasilia airport. Where possible we encourage our groups to travel together to minimise travel costs, in which case we have links with a local minibus company and can arrange for you to be picked up in one vehicle.
Holistic Yoga Therapy
Holistic Yoga Therapy is our signature treatment at Ashiyana Goa. With 1 to 1 Yoga-based therapy sessions, our expert therapists work with you to gain a deeper understanding of your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, and then create a bespoke practice for you to take away.
Explore new meditation techniques, learn how to expand your breath with Pranayama, or work on a particular aspect of your Yoga practice through private, 1 to 1 tuition with one of our experienced and caring teachers.
Gain deep insight into how your current lifestyle is impacting on your health and wellbeing. Following an in-depth consultation, our Ayurvedic Doctor, Dr. Yamuna, will diagnose your body constitution, or ‘prakriti’, and advise you on personalised diet, lifestyle and medicine (Ayurvedic) choices to bring you back into balance.