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Training and Retreat Centre


Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre is located in a small local community in Mandrem Beach, North Goa. Mandrem is a traditional area surrounded by lots of beautiful jungle and hosts a peaceful stretch of beach.

Trainees and retreat  guests stay onsite in our modern 2 story, 4 bedroom Villas, which are spacious and very comfortable.

At Himalaya Yoga Valley we pride ourselves on having a perfect student safety record. See below for details

Our restaurant serves delicious, fresh, home cooked vegetarian food all day as well as refreshing drinks and snacks.

Girl meditating on beach at sunset

Our location

Goa lies on the west coast of India and its main attraction is postcard perfect white sandy beaches lined with coconut trees. Add in a mix of Portuguese colonial architecture, bustling markets, spice plantations, Goan hospitality and cuisine and you have a recipe for paradise.

Yoga villa in jungle

Our villas

Each Villa has four large bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a sprawling common-use lounge area. The villas are maintained to the highest standards, serviced daily and are strictly non-smoking.

Safety in India

We appreciate that travel anywhere in the world can make some people nervous and it’s our pleasure to work with you from the point of application approval until you reach home to make sure you feel safe and secure for your entire experience. You may be interested in reading our article on Traveling to India for Yoga Teacher Training which gives you all the top tips on getting flights, visas, what to pack, staying healthy, and plenty of other useful information! 

A safe place to travel

Whilst many first time travellers to India and Asia can feel nervous at the thought of taking a trip alone, it is important to remember that we are located in an extremely safe, small and local beach village in Goa with practically no petty crime and no serious crime

Security guard at yoga centre

Perfect safety record

At Himalaya Yoga Valley we pride ourselves on having a perfect student safety record. We maintain this with…

Airport pick-up

We also facilitate safe and secure travel to our centre from the airport with taxi drivers who are personally known to us and only from our village. These same drivers are available to hire throughout your stay in Goa, whether you want to visit local markets or explore other villages.

Traveller dependant

Goa is a particularly safe state in India for tourists and solo female travellers. The local community has hosted western tourists for many decades and they enjoy a respectful and peaceful relationship with their visitors. The economy depends on return visitors and the local community safeguards this custom through care and respect for all visitors.

Salad and yellow sauce in bowl

Our restaurant

We take your health and nutrition seriously throughout your entire stay and we understand that participating on a Yoga Teacher Training or retreat requires a lot of energy. Our restaurant prides itself on providing our guests with delicious, energising and balanced meals so you can enjoy your stay in Goa as your best self. 

With a large variety to choose from daily, you will never go unsatisfied.
Our restaurant always uses fresh produce, washed twice in an all natural antibacterial solution, and will always offer vegan and gluten free options.

Ayurveda treatments in nearby Ayurclinic

Getting to Goa

Goa is a popular tourist destination and there are plenty of flights in and out of Goa’s airport, Dabolim (GOI). Qatar and Air India fly directly into Goa, but you may find that flying to a major Indian airport such as Mumbai or Delhi and getting an internal flight is much more economical and convenient. 

Travel in India is an excellent experience and we recommend you take time after the training to explore if you have that option. Unless you are a seasoned India traveler, we do not recommend getting buses or trains to Goa at the start of your trip. Domestic flights are extremely affordable and it is important that you arrive at your training well rested and ready for an intensive experience.

Goa Dabolim International

Getting to our centre

Trainees and Retreat guests are well looked after by our administration team from the first point of contact until they are settled in the surroundings of the centre. Our team will arrange airport transfers for you with one of our trusted drivers who have been with us for a long time. ​ Your name will be on a Himalaya Yoga Valley welcome board at Arrivals

Trainees can also get taxis at the government approved taxi rank at the airport.

Our centre is approximately 90 minutes from Goa’ airport and 2 hours from the main train station Madgaon,

Small hut in yoga gardens goa

Questions you might have

You may also find our comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions page helpful when planning your trip to India.


We have a number of local taxi drivers that we have known for over ten years and who we trust completely. While you are more than welcome to book your own airport transfer, we are happy to arrange your taxi to and from the airport at your request. This will be arranged in your pre-arrival documents.


Towels (bath and hand) are provided in the rooms and changed daily. Bedding is changed every 3rd day and rooms are cleaned daily.


We have a good high-speed wi-fi connection available in our restaurant and most places in town also have good internet connectivity. In an effort to facilitate inner reflection and morning silence, the villas do not have wifi.


As part of our commitment to reducing plastic waste we have a high energy UV water purifier and ensure that water is available to our guests 24 hours a day. We also sell aluminium water bottles in our restaurant or feel free to bring your own.


There are a number of lovely laundry ladies within a 5 minute walk of the centre for off-site laundry needs.


We have lockers that are provided on an individual basis.

Where to next?

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