Transformative Yoga Retreat in Goa

8 - 15 FEBRUARY 2020

From £680*
*depending on the exchange rate 

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. Practicing yoga in Goa will make you feel amazing so you will return home feeling recharged, energized and ready to take on life.




The Venue

Bamboo Yoga Retreat in Goa, located at the end of Patnem Beach in South Goa, is considered one of the most amazing spaces to practice yoga in Goa.  Bamboo was voted one of the Guardian’s best yoga retreats for 2018 and in Conde Naste top 10 retreats in India for 2017. 
 We practice yoga in the open-air Shala, directly behind the beach, which has soul-feeding views over Patnem beach and out to sea.  This really is one of our favorite places in the world to run retreats, which is why we are returning for our fourth year in a row.  See more at Bamboo’s website 

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.



Check out short film of Jeff's yoga retreat in Goa at Bamboo in 2018 


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.


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.

Non-yoga partners are welcome


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!



What my students say

"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".  


"Thank you for a wonderful week of yoga in Goa 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!"


"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 on your yoga retreat in Goa 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. "


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Details & Booking


To book: 
T.07954 578 439

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.



  •  £300 Sharing
  • £350 Single 


  •   €448 sharing
  •  €644 single 

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

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

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Massage Treatments
  • Insurance

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.

Patnem Beach, South Goa

Bamboo Yoga Retreat is located at the very furthest and quieter end of Patnem Beach, right on the bay overlooking the sea. A truly perfect location for a beach retreat!

Access is via one street (hardly wide enought for a car) lined with wonderful little shops selling local goods and gifts, great clothes and holiday essentials. The Bamboo boys will meet you here and carry your bags along the beach to the retreat, so try to pack light!

It’s a short walk along the shore to the other cafes and restaurants strung around the bay. In the other direction, over the rocks,  past the 5 star hotel on the next bay, you can catch a little fishing boat that will take you up river, or over to the next, deserted beach.


Travel Info

There are many flight options to Goa either on direct charters or more flexible scheduled flights via Mumbai or Delhi. It’s a good idea to book flights sooner rather than later to take advantage of cheaper seats.

Thomas Cook operate regular Charters from the UK direct to Goa’s new Dabolim Airport.

If getting a schedule flight I recommend Air India or one of the airlines that transits in the Middle East rather than India as you can get your bags checked straight through to Goa.  Occasionally when delayed people have found they have missed their connection as they did not have enough time to get baggage in Mumbai and recheck it in to Goa.  

Here’s a good place to start your search:

Patnem is approx 1 – 1.5 hours  by taxi from the airport. Pickup (30€ each way) is advisable and can be arranged through Bamboo.

UK citizens and many other nationalities require an evisa,  which can be obtained online here

Cancellation policy

The deposit is refundable up until 10 weeks before the retreat, after that it can only be refunded  or transferred if the space can be filled.

Any refunds for the deposit will be less a £100 admin fee.For Bamboo’s cancellation policy see -


Travel Insurance

 It is a condition of this holiday that you purchase travel insurance which includes cancellation insurance. None of us can predict unexpected events in our lives: illness, family emergencies, work conflicts, etc.  By purchasing a comprehensive plan, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel after the said cancellation period. 

Before booking you must read and agree to our full terms and conditions here 

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