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The go-to spot for herbal healing and rejuvenating rubdowns is the northern village of Mandrem, where Ashiyana Tropical Retreat earns top marks among yoga enthusiasts. The founder, Chris Nelson, organizes retreats and welcomes drop-ins.

My latest discovery is Ashiyana, a beautiful yoga retreat centre in North Goa offering yoga holidays, yoga retreats and teacher trainings. The place offers just enough for you to decide what it is that you need to go back to yourself - to go back home.

Nella scuola di yoga di Ashiyana a Goa si percepisce quanto questo approccio della disciplina, ma anche della vita più in generale, sia secondario.

No list of yoga retreats would be complete without an option in India. In addition to training new and experienced teachers, Ashiyana Goa suits practitioners of all levels, offering an extensive range of retreats throughout the year.

It’s been two years since I last visited the heavenly, restorative Ashiyana yoga retreat Mandrem beach in Northern Goa – my annual go to for 10 years. It’s the place that always connects me back to ‘me’, that puts things into perspective and keeps me rooted and connected with what’s real.

If you're looking for a yoga holiday where you can detox and pamper yourself, try Ashiyana Yoga Resort in Mandrem. The accommodations range from utterly gorgeous luxurious riverside suites and eco-lodges. There's even a couple of tree houses, which are very romantic.

Ashiyana Yoga was perhaps the biggest surprise of my Goa odyssey. It’s a lush, serene and gorgeous yoga retreat just back from Mandrem Beach, across a quaint bridge over a slow river. I have almost always headed to the Himalayas for yoga, and had no idea that Goa could be so yogic.

Set amongst tropical gardens and located near to the Mandrem Beach, every aspect of the Ashiyana Yoga Resort evokes the quintessential quality of tranquillity. This place nurtures your body with a sense of calm given the impressive flora and fauna here.

I discovered Ashiyana thanks to a friend's recommendation. It was perfect. I haven't stopped telling myself I want to go back since the day I left.

Where to stay and heal your mind, body and soul - Ashiyana, Goa

If you like your yoga retreats to be drop-dead gorgeous, look no further than Ashiyana. Perched on the banks of the Mandrem River facing the sea from the middle of and old coconut mand, the centre offers world-class yoga, massage, meditation and satsang tuition.

Do yoga twice a day, enjoy delicious vegetarian food, indulge in some Spa treatments, chill out on the beach, explore local surroundings and simply let go of everything.