Namaste,

As the founder and a fellow yogi, I would like to welcome you to India's first boutique luxury yoga retreat in the lush hills of North Goa. Our primary objective is to provide you with a holistic yoga experience that not only enriches your retreat experience but also assists you in developing your own practice to improve your quality of life.

We are also one of very few yoga retreats and the only one in Goa that is perennial and offers job security and full time employment in this underrated sector.

At Simply Yoga, your yoga journey would range from the 'Why' to the 'How' by stepping away from the studio-styled power yoga practices and aim at developing your personal practice based on who you are and your life choices. We do not believe in restrictive food practices such as vegetarianism or veganism nor do we impose curfews or bans on alcohol or tobacco consumption. Instead we flow with the yoga principles of everything in moderation based on personal choices. In my opinion, that is absolutely the only way to give the body and mind time for adjustment rather than causing a shock to the system.

Our two-phased facility houses various spaces and has been designed personally by me from the inception or architecture and building materials stage to the yoga classes and food philosophy based on personal life experience. This has been custom designed keeping in mind international hospitality standards and aims at creating an inclusive yet open environment so everyone feels included and connected at all times whilst creating spaces to enjoy some much needed 'Me' time. Our exclusive retreat offers 14 contemporary designed suites on a single, double or twin sharing basis, to ensure an optimally tranquil yoga experience for all our guests. In sync with the principles of Karma or 'selfless' yoga we provide cleaning supplies that ensure that you feel at home and responsible to keep your own surroundings clean whether it may be a change of sheets or picking up dirty dishes in the bistro without relying on paid help. We also have a state of the art rooftop swimming pool and an air-conditioned lounge area where you can unwind and refresh with a freshly churned smoothie or a tea from the curated selection. These are complimented by various ad-hoc activities arranged based on the individuals enrolled so the guests not only learn holistic yoga but also can enjoy great food and learn new skills and enjoy various aspects of life in India and most importantly Goa!

We have also introduced a new concept kitchen bistro which is the first of is kind in India. You will be welcomed with a fully equipped kitchen and a fridge abundant with fresh seasonal local produce consisting of fruits and vegetables to help assist prepare your own meals. This is also in sync with karma yoga and would help create a sense of community through collaboration and sharing of bhojan. Ayurvedic massages and treatments are also available on-site, whilst activities such as sightseeing can be arranged at request.

Our big aim is to incorporate and promote equality by welcoming individuals from all aspects of life irrespective of their gender, colour, race or orientations without any judgment regardless of which side of the reception they sit on.

To further reduce the stress of arriving and navigating through an unknown city and country we provide complimentary airport transfers.

So I encourage you to browse around our website and shoot any queries you may have. My door is always open!

Varun Singal
Yoga Alliance International certified trainer
Traditional holistic Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga