Offering an array of yoga retreats, workshops, yoga teacher trainings and yoga holidays, Satsanga Retreat is family-run retreat centre and guest house in Goa that is open seasonally, from October to May.
Situated in the village of Verla Canca, Satsanga is located between Anjuna Beach and Mapusa in Goa, India. The retreat is approximately one hour from Goa’s Dabolim Airport and is surrounded by tropical gardens.
Priding itself on providing guests with a ‘home-away-from-home’, Satsanga has 15 simple guest rooms. Warmly furnished and equipped with private bathrooms, these somewhat basic quarters are ideal for yogis travelling on a budget. Satsanga isn’t a 5-star resort, so ceiling fans replace air conditioning and amenities are minimal. That said, the retreat’s relaxed atmosphere is contagious and makes up for the lack of fluffy trimmings. Along with two beautiful, wood-floored yoga shalas, Satsanga has a swimming pool and intimate community living area where guests gather to lounge and drink tea.
Satsanga serves vegetarian meals made with fresh local produce. Sourced from the nearby markets each day, ingredients are seasonal and organic where possible. Locally grown and organic foods are used whenever possible. A buffet breakfast of tropical fruits, muesli, yogurt and oatmeal is typical for breakfast, while lunch and dinner meals consist of lovingly prepared traditional Indian and Ayurvedic dishes.
Satsanga has a strong yoga focus and offers a variety of yoga retreats and trainings, along with a small selection of rejuvenating spa therapies. The retreat hosts an array of respected international teachers who lead small groups through 7 to 14-day immersion programmes. Covering every style from Ashtanga to Hatha and Iyengar, yoga devotees of all disciplines are well taken care of. Traditional restorative Ayurvedic therapies such as ‘Abhyanga’ (warm oil massage) and ‘Shirodhara’ (warm oil forehead flow) are offered in the retreat’s small spa, along with basic spa treatments such as pedicures, manicures, facials and waxing.
Expect to feel…super flexible after spending 7+ days on your yoga mat.