Taking a retreat at new year is the perfect time to reflect on where we've just come from and to set our intentions for where we are going. Transitioning from one year to the next is an opportunity to honour and express gratitude for all that is beautiful in our lives, as well as to acknowledge what we need to release and let go of. In surrendering that which does not serve us, we create a spaciousness and openness to that which we want to invite in and embrace in our lives.
Goa is known for warm, sunny days, laid-back beaches and colourful markets. In Goa we feel the spirit and vibrancy of India. This energy supports us to move deeply into our yoga practice and ultimately into ourselves.
Each morning we will begin with an active yet meditative hatha flow yoga practice. Tami will guide you through fluid, well - rounded classes that are strength building and nourishing. Through physical postures, breath work, meditation and philosophy you will be supported to expand inner awareness and connect with the peace and light within.
After morning yoga, there will be time to swim in the pool or stroll the nearby white sand beaches, have a massage or simply read and relax. In the late afternoon, we'll meet again for a session dedicated to a mindful, gentle practice including restorative postures, breath work and meditation.
We will have one yoga free day for those interested in seeing the many special sights of Goa or an optional trip to the wonderful Anjuna market.
On New Year's Eve, we'll gather in the evening for a very beautiful session which will include activities in setting our intentions and welcoming in the new year.
Satsanga Retreat is situated in the small village of Verla Canca, between Anjuna and Mapusa in Goa. Within easy reach to enjoy the beaches of the Arabian sea, yet far enough away to feel the authenticity of Goan village life and the peacefulness of the centre within.
The colourful venue has beautiful gardens, an 18-metre swimming pool and many cosy places to relax and rest solo, as well as to gather with others. Decorated with flowers and details at every turn, you will be nourished by all of the special touches, as well as the care provided by the lovely Satsanga staff and the wonderful food. The yoga shalas have beautiful hardwood floors and all of the props you will need for your practice.
Accommodation & food at Satsanga
The rooms at Satsanga are warmly furnished and all have spacious en suite bathrooms with solar hot water. All rooms have ceiling fans and all beds have mosquito nets. Purified and filtered water is available in the guest rooms. Both private and shared accommodations are available and rooms are cleaned daily.
The beautiful Satsanga kitchen staff lovingly prepare a creative delight of Ayurvedic, Indian and vegetarian food. The food is nourishing and healing, fully supporting you during your stay and yoga practices. All meals are vegetarian and served buffet-style.
I had the pleasure of staying at Satsanga for the New Year Retreat with our skilled and soulful yoga teacher Tami Hafzalla. I was so blessed to have Tami as our yoga teacher. She is an extraordinarily experienced yoga teacher, offering clear instructions in a very nourishing and calm way. I loved her dynamic and energizing morning classes, which are designed to build up strength and flexibility. The restorative evening classes brought me to such a deep level of relaxation which I had not felt for a long time and which contributed to my well-being long after I left India. Tami was a real inspiration to me.Gabriele
Attending the retreat with Tami was perfect way of welcoming in the new year. The combination of Tami's teachings and the beautiful setting at Satsanga was a real treat. Tami teaches from her heart and creates an environment of authenticity. It's a warm, peaceful and beautiful place. I have attended many yoga retreats and I can confirm that it was one of the best!!Naori
There is some magic and divine energy surrounding the place. Once you enter through the main gate and you are on the other side, everything slows down and a feeling of bliss enters your entire being. It's a little heaven on earth with beautiful gardens, pool, guest rooms, healthy and delicious Ayurvedic meals as well as the most incredible yoga shala. I have had a chance to attend several retreats with Tami in different parts of the world and her teaching style, the spirit she carries, the love she spreads in and out of classes are addictive.Rafal
I came back from the retreat absolutely delighted. My stay at Satsanga exceeded my expectations. The level of teaching was extremely good. The accommodation was very comfortable and the surroundings gorgeous. The food was very good. The staff extremely friendly and helpful. The other guests were amazing and I know we all made new friends for life during the retreat. I can only highly recommend your company to others. I will use Yoga on a Shoestring again!Christel
The retreat is a very lovely place and a perfect venue for the retreat. We both enjoyed the yoga offerings. Tami was sitting in meditation early in the morning and sitting with her was particularly wonderful. The vegetarian food at Satsanga was very good...the people who run it and support it with their labour were lovely.David
I had an absolutely wonderful week. Tami, our teacher, brought such warmth and loveliness to our sessions. I loved the yoga, loved the place, loved the food, loved the group! Thank you!Kate
It was a wonderful experience; the venue and the yoga were amazing - and Tami is inspiring.Steve
New Year yoga retreat at the idyllic Satsanga, Goa, India, 26 December - 2 January 2021
Sharing twin or double room £690
Single occupancy room £840
Prices are per person for 7 nights accommodation
Two yoga classes daily (with one yoga free day)
Three delicious meals per day
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
Although there are many options for flights to Goa it is essential that you book early to get the best deals.
There are many ways to get to Goa. You can fly directly to Goa from most major airports or you can fly to Mumbai and take an internal flight to Goa. You can also take the train or the bus from Mumbai to Thivim, which takes about 8-10 hours.
A taxi from Goa's Dabolim Airport to Satsanga Retreat is not included in this holiday. The cost is about £15.
Please be aware that a tourist visa is required for travel to India. This needs to be applied in advance of your travel date and we can provide an address for the venue for your application.