Escape winter and join Jeff Phenix for an amazingly transformative yoga retreat in Goa on beautiful Patnem beach, South Goa. Enjoy a week of sun, sea, making new friends, eating delicious, healthy food, massage and general fun and relaxation. You will return home feeling recharged, energized and ready to take on life. This is Jeff’s 5th year at Bamboo and we keep coming back because we and our students love it so much.
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 a sunset swim.
Jeff has lots of experience teaching students of all levels. His depth of understanding, playful approach, ability to challenge students to safely explore their edge and his love of pranayama and meditation will give you the perfect opportunity to deepen your practice both physically and internally.
Things to Do
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 or even have a siesta! We will have one afternoon off yoga to allow for a longer excursion or dolphin watching boat trip which is included in the cost of the holiday.
The food at Bamboo is a highlight of the week.! Light fruit and teas are available before morning yoga and fruit and cookies mid afternoon. Delicious, healthy, freshly cooked vegetarian food is served buffet style for brunch and dinner. There is plenty choice and variety and they are happy to accommodate specific dietary needs. You definitely won’t be hungry!
Accommodation is in charming and comfortable beach cabins with ceiling fan and ensuite bathrooms, with sea views to the front or side veranda with their own hammock. Consider bringing a friend, or If you are coming on your own we can pair you with someone of the same sex to share. For those who prefer their own space a limited number of singles are available.
7.30 am Tea & fruit for those who need a little something before yoga, a lovely opportunity to be quiet before yoga
8am Dynamic Morning Yoga & meditation
11am Delicious brunch with plentiful breakfast and lunch options
Afternoons are free to enjoy the beach, explore the local area or indulge in a rejuvenating massage treatment.
3.30pm Tea, fruit & cookies
4pm Bliss out with a mellow afternoon yoga
6pm Sunset swim – another highlight of the day!
7pm Enjoy a fabulous dinner made up of local dishes and fusion Asian/western food
There will be one afternoon off yoga to allow for an excursion or dolphin boat ride. A great opportunity to enjoy one of the great cheap local restaurants
The retreat will begin on Saturday 8 February with a welcome session and short practice at 4.30pm and finish on Saturday 15 February with a short morning practice for those whose travel schedules allow. Non-yoga partners are welcome.
The cost of this retreat is in 2 parts – the deposit payable on booking to Phenix Retreats covers Jeff’s teaching fee for the week and organization. The balance payable to Bamboo in euros by 7 December 2019 covers your food and accommodation costs. Details of how to pay Bamboo will be provided on booking.
If you wish to book additional nights on either side of Jeff’s week please contact Bamboo directly to do this firstname.lastname@example.org
Included in price:
- 7 nights accommodation
- 2 delicious buffet meals, water, teas, morning fruit, and afternoon snack
- 2 yoga classes a day (2.5 – 3 hours in morning and 2 hours in afternoon)
- Sunset boat trip
- Massage Treatments
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“Thank you for a wonderful week at Bamboo. I thought i might not be able to keep up, of course at times I didn’t, but you make it so acceptable to take the easier options, that it gave me an opportunity to really listen to my body and not feel I had to push it. Apart from being a lovely person you are a gifted teacher and i am in awe!” Eugenie
“The Bamboo yoga retreat in Goa is really wonderful. It’s very simple and comfortable. I’ve been to India many times and this place is really the best beach experience. The staff keep everything meticulously clean and are so friendly – such a relaxed atmosphere. And last but not by any means least the food is exceptional”. Lucy
Jeff is a senior UK teacher, teaching at Triyoga and the Life Centre, trained teachers on Triyoga’s teacher training course for many years and teaches regular UK and international retreats. 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. He lives in South Bucks with his family.
"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."