Magic yoga retreat in Goa (India) – one or two weeks DATES TBC

Date(s) - 30/03/2016 - 13/04/2016
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Mandrem sunset

Mandrem sunset

Ashiyana Tropical Retreat Centre, Goa, India


This one or two week retreat offers you daily yoga practice in the tropical surroundings of one of Goa’s most beautiful and pristine beaches.


About the retreat

Yoga retreat in Goa – Enjoy silent walks along the breathtaking beach that borders the Arabian Sea. Deepen your practice of yoga in a beautiful outdoor yoga sala, nourish your body with healthy whole foods and cleanse the heaviness from your spirit. After your yoga practice, explore gorgeous Goa with its many idyllic beaches, lively and colourful bazaars, stunning sunsets, sacred sites, and lovely natural environment.

Margherita invites you on a journey to the sacred motherland India. Imagine…Doing downward dog right next to the sound of the ocean….Releasing the hectic pulse of the city and re-connecting to your natural rhythm of a slow and graceful pace…Going to the source and receiving India‘s many gifts!

The retreat centre

Ashiyana a yoga retreat in Goa, is a peaceful haven for yoga and health. Your senses will delight in the delicious fresh food served at Ashiyana, the white sand of Mandrem beach, and the abundance of Goa’s lush landscape, while your body and soul enjoy the daily energy boost of a dynamic morning yoga practice, followed by a soothing sunset practice in the late afternoon.

ashiyana yoga centre

Ayurvedic treatments

are available at Ashiyana. This retreat is designed to replenish and nourish every aspect of your being.

The location

Is just a 90-minute drive from Dabolim, Goa’s international airport. In Goa you will have the opportunity to visit the famous Arjuna markets and shop to your heart’s content. We encourage you to make time before or after the retreat to explore some of the wonderful places that are so easily accessible from north Goa, for instance: Hampi, Gokarna, Agonda, Palolem – or venture further afield to witness the magic of the Taj Mahal, which is a short trip from Delhi. India is one of the most fascinating places on this earth – if it is your first trip to India, Goa is the perfect way to start your journey of discovery in this incredible land of diversity and extremes.

All basic prices are inclusive of: 

· Accommodation, taxes and service charges
· Two meals per day: Buffet Brunch and Dinner
· All-day ginger lemon honey and chai, filtered water
· All yoga fees

Prices for one week (chose between first or second week*) 

Sharing enuite beach hut £595
Single ensuite beach hut £740
Sharing room in ecolodge £740
Single room in ecolodge £940

* sunday to sunday

Prices for two weeks

Sharing enuite beach hut £1070
Single ensuite beach hut £1335
Sharing room in ecolodge £1335
Single room in ecolodge £1695

Those who have attended Margherita’s retreat at Ashiyana before gets further £35 discount!

Book your flight as soon as possible to get good deals. And don’t forget to sort your VISA too.


Typical week:


Arrival: Check in. Welcome & induction. No yoga class.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

2 hrs morning practice (dynamic)
Free time
2 hrs evening practice (calming)

Wednesday and Friday (excursions), thursday early morning dolphins watching trip

2 ½ hours morning yoga and pranayama
Free time


Departure for those staying 7 nights: Check out time 10:30 am. No yoga class.


Quiet time at the retreat centre begins every evening at 9:30 pm.

You can use your free time to go to the beach, explore the surroundings visiting some of the many churches, markets, spice farms, or the Dudsagar waterfalls, or enjoy one of the Ayurvedic treatments or massages offered at Ashiyana.

Your yoga retreat in Goa…

days will begin with chai and fruit and  enjoy a lively energetic asana practice before a delicious breakfast of fresh fruits, cereals, breads and more.

The major part of the day is free for you to explore the white sands of Mandrems beautiful beaches, relaxing in the shade, swimming in the turquoise sea, enjoying rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments and massages at the retreat centre, or exploring the surrounding villages with their colorful markets and many spices and materials.

You can use your time to go to the beach, explore the surroundings visiting some of the many churches, markets, spice farms, or the Dudsagar waterfalls, or enjoy one of the Ayurvedic treatments or massages offered at Ashiyana.

There will be time to explore further and make a trip to Paradise Beach or the famous Anjuna flea Market and the ancient temples of Old Goa.

Late afternoons will include yoga practice and pranayama and on some days a sunset meditation on the beach, before closing each amazing day with a magnificent dinner.

the Centre is smoke drugs and alcohol free we ask you respect that.

Send Margherita Dal Pra an email to make your booking now!

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  1. so much gratitude to my students who attended Ashiyana retreat in 2013! love to you all x

  2. Dear Margherita, thank you for the most important week of my life so far at your retreat in Goa 2013! Something deep inside me has been changed and I came back to London a better person! With still so much more to learn, I look forward to continue learning with you. You are an incredible teacher and an inspiration and I felt a deep connection with you and our amazing yoga group, we were blessed and I love you! Thank you

    • Thank you Rachel! :)

  3. Margherita, once again you did not disappoint! Our week in Goa at Ashiyana still resonates with a deep love, belly laugh, and amazing changes. You have such a knack for putting together an incredible group of Yogis. I feel so blessed to have so many new Londoners in my life! How you manage to get 2 Greeks, 1 Russian, 1 Brazilian, 1 Turk, 1 South African, 1 Irish, 2 Polish, 1 Italian, 3 British, and 1 Canadian in one group that respects, enjoys and loves each moment is pretty extraordinary!

    Santa Maria del Sole was an incredible experience three years ago – loved it all – but your teaching here in Mandrem Beach, Goa seemed to take on a life of it’s own. Your breakdown of Asanas will be with us forever – and I can’t think of where or whom one could go to get such thorough in-depth training. You are truly an artists in your craft and still, able to send each and every subtle move to a higher depth in each of our bodies. Thank you Margherita – for choosing a striking beachfront India-lite Venue with meticulous rooms and bountiful buffets, and especially for giving us a week of your love and support.

    • Thank you so much Claudia ! Love u x

  4. Dear Margherita,
    I am back in London safely and happy but cannot stop thinking of the amazing week I had with you and the rest of the group in Ashiyana-Goa. It makes me smile and I know I will always remember this week as one of the best in my life. It gave me so much energy and life and it was not only the sun which was constantly shining for us and I needed lots. It was the lovely venue, the people who run it, the amazing group you once again managed to pull together and above all it was YOU. I know you for almost a decade now and I see you every week. I have been to a handfull of your retreats but everytime my experience is better than the last one! Not sure how you can top this one but I am sure you will. You surprise me everytime and I know you can do it again. You are not only an amazing teacher I never get bored off, but above all I think the reason I am so fond of you is that you are a real and a normal person. A teacher who can play with us, have a laugh, be silly with us. Someone who can understand the energy of the group and is flexible enough to adjust your teaching to this. I know you plan a lot for these retreats but you are able to change and still surprise us. Everytime a class was finished we were all smiling, and did not want to leave the ‘room’. But we were then rewarded with another amazing class and something new from you.

    So as I am back in London and look back I smile and my heart melts. I want everyone to be able to experience a week like the one I had in Ashiyana one day and I want everyone to experience you as a friend and as a teacher. I am happy, fulfilled and with a bunch of new amazing friends (a legendary group of people) and not even the grey and cold london weather can get me down this time. And i know I still get to see you every week hopefully for the rest of my life. Now be quick as i want to plan Ashiyana Goa 2014!

    Thank you for everything
    your most loyal student.

    P.S: if I had one complaint it will be that there were no ‘juicy mangoes’ ha ha. Sorry for the inside joke! x

    • Such a treat to have you all these years I am
      So privileged to teach u! Xx

      • Hello Margherita,
        Thank you for taking me on this wonderful journey through elements: earth/water/fire/air&space- it was amazing and what’s most important it will resonate for long, forever. I admire the way you work with and sense the energy. Classes were very well balanced ; we were strengthening, stretching in all directions and dimensions. I am particularly grateful for the pranayama practice, which I’ve always found quite difficult to do on my own. I’m mesmerised – truly, deeply- by the way you teach and practise. Thank you so much for sharing tips on teaching, for being so approachable , warm and kind.

        Your biggest fun

        • thank you so much Dorota! blessings to you! you will be an amazing teacher by being an amazing student :)

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