Join Jeff Phenix, who is excited to be returning to Bamboo for the fourth year in row, for a very special week of transformative and inspirational yoga at the stunning beach yoga holiday venue, Bamboo Yoga Retreat. We will be practicing in the open-air Shala, which has soul-feeding views over Patnem beach and out to sea.
Jeff’s style is dynamic and creative and incorporates mindful, skillful vinyasa with safe alignment alongside, yin, restorative, pranayama and meditation. He is very experienced at teaching students of all levels and the depth of his experience, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely push their boundaries and his love of meditation, will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally. In this amazing environment right on a beautiful beach you can enjoy making new friends, eating delicious, healthy food and can return home feeling recharged, energized and relaxed.
Jeff Phenix is a leading UK teacher who teaches at London’s Triyoga studios and the Life Centre, he trains teachers on Triyoga’s teacher training course and regularly teaches workshops and retreats internationally and in the UK.
Accommodation is in beautiful, simple shared ensuite beach hut bungalows. As we will be sharing the retreat centre with other guests who are doing Yoga Holidays classes with local teachers and the number of huts that are available to our group is limited we would like to encourage people to share. Consider coming with a friend or if not we can pair you with someone else of the same sex who is also travelling alone. Often a large proportion of people coming on Jeff’s yoga holidays will be coming alone so sharing is part of a retreat experience and is a great way to make new friends. For those who prefer their own space a limited number of singles are available.
- accommodation in simple yet beautiful ensuite bamboo beach bungalow
- Fresh fruit salad, fresh juice of the day and chai early am
- Delicious buffet vegetarian brunch
- Delicious buffet vegetarian dinner
- 2 long yoga sessions a day
- Boat trip
Price does not include flights and transfers
Arrival Sat 9th February 2019
4.30pm welcome session in the late afternoon
7am Wake up power juice and local tropical fruits
8am Asana Class
This will be around 2.5 hours. It will be the more vigorous and dynamic practice and will usually include some meditation and/or pranayama. A creative, playful and explorative ‘deep slow flow’ asana practice emphasizing the breath, mindfulness and skillful appropriate action that will – by using and building up through a range of appropriate options – allow students, from the less experienced to the more advanced, to discover how to find and work peacefully at the level appropriate to them.
11am Delicious vegetarian Brunch
3pm Teas and cookies
4.30pm Asana Class – is around 1.5/2 hours and will be a more mellow, soothing and nurturing practice, delving into areas such as yin yoga, restoratives, pranayama, chakras and meditation
7pm Dinner a delicious vegetarian buffet.
The rest of the time will be free to do as you please…enjoying the beach, hammocks, massage, reading, optional activities and excursions, coconut trees and sunsets etc.
There will be a final optional yoga session on the morning of Sat 16th February if your travel timetable allows. Taxi transfers to and from the airport can be arranged.
There will be one afternoon with a shorter practice to allow for a dolphin boat trip which is included in the holiday price, or more relaxation on the beach!
If time allows consider taking an extra few days on either side of the retreat to help you acclimatize, get over jet lag and enjoy spending more time in beautiful Goa. Please contact Bamboo directly to book any accommodation either side of Jeff’s week.
To secure you place on this retreat an initial deposit of £300 for sharing or £350 for a single is required. This is payable to Phenix Retreats Ltd, account details will be provided on booking. This covers Jeff’s fee for the yoga The 2nd payment, which is additional to the deposit needs to be made directly to Bamboo in Euros no later that 9 weeks before the start of the retreat (8th December 2018). This payment covers your accommodation and food at Bamboo.
2nd payment to Bamboo –
Payment and cancellation policy
A deposit of £300/£350 is required to book your space. This is refundable up until 10 weeks before the retreat, after that it can only be refunded if the space can be filled. Final payment in Euros to Bamboo is due by 8th December 2018. Any refunds for the deposit will be less a £100 admin fee. Please see Bamboo’s website for their cancellation policy for their accommodation and food costs.
Its is a condition of this retreat that you have travel insurance which includes cancellation insurance to cover any unexpected illness, injury, bereavement or other reasons that mean you may need to cancel your booking.
For more information
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Jeff is a leading UK teacher, teaching at Triyoga and the Life Centre, training teachers on Triyoga’s teacher training course and teaching the regular UK and international retreats. He has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching full time since 2002. Jeff is very experienced at teaching students of all levels and the depth of his experience, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely push their boundaries, and his love of meditation, will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.
"Deciding to go to India for the first time, on my own to a retreat where I didn't know anyone else turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made! My week in Goa with you (at Bamboo) really was one of the best experiences of my life. I escaped my routine, met and talked to like-minded yogis who were all so welcoming and open and really went deep into my own practice. Not only did it reaffirm my love for yoga but reminded me how important it is to take time out for myself. Jeff you inspired me so much with your warmth as well as your humor and your knowledge, range of inspirational readings and creating beautiful practices is something I will really treasure."