Goa Yoga Holidays:
Purple Valley Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Goa, India
Purple Valley Ashtanga Yoga Retreat is situated in Goa, a state on India's west coast which is lined by the Arabian Sea. You can choose from one or two week stays. The accommodations aren’t a five star resort but for an Indian Yoga Retreat they are considered a bit higher standard. If you’re serious about your ashtanga practice this retreat needs to be on your list. There are 6 morning classes and 4 afternoon classes per week. Students should aim to arrive on Saturday between 2pm and 5pm, the first class of the yoga course is Sunday morning and the last class is on a Friday morning, with departures on the last Saturday by 10.00am .
"Set in a lush tropical garden with monkeys in the trees and hammocks strewn about, this retreat is pretty close to nirvana." Elle Magazine (USA)"
Child minding available: no
Other Activities (other than yoga): going to the beach
Cost: This is a bit complicated so I'll put the price range: 450 pounds for a 1 week, shared accommodation stay at the lower cost -lesser known instructors. Up to 1200 pounds for a two week private accommodation stay at the more expensive- well known instructors from KPJAYI in Mysore.
Non Yogi partners welcome: yes
food: 3 vegetarian meals per day
dates: Ongoing through out the year with various instructors from around the world. Many instructors from the SKPJI. (The only place where one can obtain a Ashtanga yoga teaching certificate)
This retreat is also on the Ashtanga Yoga Retreats page along with some others that focus on Ashtanga Yoga.