Escape winter and join Jeff Phenix for his popular transformative yoga retreat in South Goa on beautiful Polem beach, South Goa.  Enjoy a week of sun, sea, making new friends, eating delicious, healthy food, massage and general fun and relaxation.  Practicing yoga in Goa will make you feel amazing so you will return home feeling recharged, energized and ready to take on life.



The Yoga

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 bungalows with aircon and ensuite bathrooms, with sea views to the front or side and veranda with their own hammock.  Note for those of you who have been to the old venue,  these bungalows will be larger and nicer as they permanent and do not have to be rebuilt each year.
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 4 February with a welcome session and short practice at 4.30pm and finish on Saturday 11 February with a short morning practice for those whose travel schedules allow. Non-yoga partners are welcome.



To book:

The cost of this retreat is in 2 parts – the deposit payable on booking to Jeff Phenix confirms your space.  If you have a UK bank account you can do this through our website but if not get in touch and we can provide details to make a bank transfer. The balance payable in euros 10 weeks before the retreat by 26 November 2022 covers  your food and accommodation costs.  Details of how to pay the balance will be provided on booking. Bookings made after this date need to be paid in full on booking.


We have a very limited number of huts available to us this year so  if possible we would like to encourage you to share so please try and bring an friend or we will do our best to find a same sex person for you to share with.


Deposit to Phenix Retreats

  • £500 Sharing​
  • £700 single


  •  €494 per person sharing
  •  €679 single


Bamboo also has some stunning beach front bungalows which can be booked for an additional supplement of  €25 per bungalow per night. Let us know if you would like to secure one of these.


If you wish to book additional nights on either side of Jeff’s week please contact Bamboo directly to do this


Non yoga guests are welcome so feel free to bring a partner or friend. You  would both pay the sharing rate for Bamboo’s food and accommodation costs and you would pay the single rate deposit to us. Let us know on booking if you are bringing a non yoga friend.


For solo guests who would be happy to share, we may be able to find another guest who wishes to share but this cannot be guaranted.




“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


About Jeff


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 has lots of experience teaching students of all levels as he has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and training yoga teachers for over 10. 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 spiritually.

  • "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."

    Sarah, 2017