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Christmas & New Years Retreat December 2019 @ JIVANA GOA - Bookings Open!

  • Jivana Goa Dandoswada, Mandrem, Pernem, Goa 403527 India (map)

Spend Christmas 2019 with Shimmy under the warm Goan sun and see in the New Year feeling replenished and fortified from 10 days of daily yoga and lovingly prepared food (either grown onsite or locally sourced). 

Shimmy is a highly skilled and experienced yoga teacher with over 10 years teaching practice.  Her expertise ensures each class caters for those that are new to yoga as well as advanced/experienced practitioners wanting to refine their existing practice and set deeper foundations for more advanced asana.

Her love for teaching is conveyed through her patient, nurturing and often humorous teaching style, which is not be confused with easy. She encourages building strength to support a mindful approach to yoga which allows practitioners to create and experience their own unique dialogue between mind and body. 

Most days will consist of a twice daily practice with Shimmy. The day will start of with Pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation followed with an invigorating asana after which brunch will be served.

You may then want to spend a quiet afternoon relaxing in a hammock reading, visiting the local beaches, exploring the local Temples or treating yourself to an indulgent Ayurvedic massage.*

The early evening practice will be more gentle and include deep restorative work, depending on the energy levels and needs of the group. 

 This retreat is suitable for all levels and experience. Variations and modifications will be offered for different levels, injuries and pregnancy, if required. The intention of the daily practice is to help you unravel tension, build strength and ignite energy so that you walk into 2020 feeling lighter, brighter and inspired.

*Additional cost bookings via Jivana Goa

Retreat accommodation

The Cottages are scattered around the lower grounds guaranteeing seclusion. These charming structures are constructed in a local style by families of the local community-built using traditional, local materials like lava rock, mango wood and clay.Each cottage has its own verandah with seating area, kingsize bed and an ensuite bathroom equipped with a powerful hot shower. All are secluded and tucked away in the shade, surrounded by dense greenery. 

Each suite sleeps 2 adults max.

(2 twin beds are available on request)

Starting price of £525pp (based on shared occupancy)

T&C Applies

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The Temple Rooms sit at the top of Jivana and offers privacy with walk out balconies and panoramic views of the Goan countryside.

Each suite has its own verandah with seating area, king size bed and an en suite bathroom equipped with a powerful hot shower and AC.

At the very top of the property is a viewing tower, great for sunset and sunrise, and a huge roof terrace for sun bathing and star-gazing.

Each suite sleeps 2 adults max.

(2 twin beds are available on request)

Starting price of £575pp (based on shared occupancy)

T&C Applies


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