Having met alot of backpackers who'd done yoga in Goa we thought 'why not?', typed 'cheap yoga' into google and a few days later found ourselves stumbling off an overnight train into the beautiful haven that is SWAN. To say it blew us away would be a rude understatement. Not only is the setting sublime; but the amount of education, the intellectual stimulation, quality of the classes, the food (oh god the food!!) and genuine nature of the people at SWAN ensured the experience there was truly meaningful. The entire establishement has been made consciously to ensure you are able to completely relax, push yourself and immerse yourself in a truly peaceful state of mind. We were a little scared to be flooded with Lululemon and stylish activewear, but what we expereinced was far removed from the intimidating 'yogis' that hang around drinking coffe out the front of my gym. I cannot vouch for SWAN enough. Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. (And even my couch-potato boyfriend had to be dragged away!). Can't wait to come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Namaste !!! SWAN Yoga Retreat is Founded, Run and Managed by highly experienced Sanyasins trained at World Renowned "Bihar School of Yoga", SVYASA & Sivananda Ashram. The idea behind SWAN is to create awareness about "Yoga beyond Asana" & to share the wisdom of Yoga as it is and in totality. Residential 1/2/3 week Yoga Holiday and Yoga Intensive is offered at SWAN besides many more Yoga and Ayurveda related retreats during October-May, each season. We offer three different type of eco-friendly cottages with private bathroom & sit-out area. Ayurveda at SWAN offers traditional and authentic Ayurvedic treatments, therapies, massages and Panchkarma treatment. We also offer consultation with an Ayurvedic Doctor. Please visit our website for detailed latest offers, retreat and packages. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- SWAN Yoga Retreat Assagao, Goa