Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre

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Himalaya Yoga Valley

Training and Retreat Centre

GOA
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New, clean and spacious villas

Stay with us in complete comfort. Our brand new villas are clean and spacious

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Refreshing on-site swimming pool

We have a beautiful on-site swimming pool so you can relax and cool off any time

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On-site vegetarian restaurant

Our restaurant serves delicious, fresh, home cooked vegetarian food all day

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24hr security and CCTV

Our grounds have 24hr security and CCTV so you can enjoy your stay with peace of mind

Our
yoga centre

Located in a peaceful fishing village
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre is located in a small local community in Mandrem Beach, North Goa. Mandrem is a traditional area and locals support themselves mainly through coconut farming and fishing.
Visit us in glorious Goa
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 marketplaces, spice plantations, Goan hospitality and cuisine and you have a recipe for paradise.
The perfect destination for yoga
Goa has proven to be the perfect destination for yoga teacher trainees and yoga enthusiasts from around the globe who have joined our courses and retreats. 
Brand New Villas
Our brand new villas are spacious, comfortable and cleaned every day
Swimming Pool
We have a large swimming pool on-site. It's the perfect place to cool-off and read a book
Yoga Shalas
Practice surrounded by the beautiful Goan countryside in one of our three peaceful Yoga Shalas
Quiet Gardens
Study, meditate or chat with friends in our tranquil gardens and chill-out area
Veggie Restaurant
Eat delicious, fresh, home-cooked vegetarian and vegan food served daily at our on-site restaurant
Comfortable Rooms
Get a great nights' sleep in our clean and comfortable rooms that are serviced daily

Just 10 minutes from Mandrem Beach...

Our Centre is located in a quiet, peaceful area that's only a 10 minute walk from Mandrem Beach, which boasts a long sandy beach on the Arabian Sea featuring warm water, dolphins, blue skies and amazing sunsets.

Our villas

The villas
Trainees and retreat attendees stay onsite in our Villas that are newly constructed spacious, secure and comfortable two-story buildings.
The rooms
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.
24-Hour security
While the area is extremely safe, our students and guests can rest easy knowing that the complex is gated with 24 hr security, CCTV and double security staff in the evenings.
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Restaurant & Meals

Our restaurant is fully vegetarian and only uses the freshest local produce

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Buffet Breakfast

Our famous buffet breakfast is healthy and hearty with a great selection of local fruits, vegan Bircher muesli, organic free-range eggs, local cheeses and local breads.
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Daily Lunch Menu

Our daily lunch menu includes dishes such as our famous Vegan Buddha Bowl, Vietnamese rice paper rolls, home-made hummus wraps and a delicious new special each day.
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Snacks and Desserts

We provide breakfast and lunch with fresh juices, green smoothies, coconut water and snacks available even between meals. We have raw vegan snacks and vegan ice-cream available all day.
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Meals are healthy and affordable ranging from €2.00 to €5.00 and snacks are also available all day
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Lunch is available daily from our lunch menu
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Dinner is served buffet style with plenty of variety and wonderful flavours, including both western & Indian cuisine
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There is also an abundance of excellent beach shacks and local restaurants nearby for dining out

Ayurveda treatments

We have an on-site Ayurvedic Therapist so you can enjoy a number of traditional treatments from our centre:
  • - Ayurvedic Consultations and Treatments with Dr Rohit Bokhar
  • - Rejuvenation massage
  • - Abhayangam oil massage
  • - Cream massage
  • - Body scrub massage
  • - Full-body reflexology
  • - Lymphatic massage
  • - Shirodhara

Accommodation Options

On-site accommodation

Teacher Training Courses and retreats in Goa are held at our residential training and retreat centre and trainees stay onsite. Villa accommodation is discounted for attendees of our training programs and is excellent value and high quality.

Experts in safe travel to India

We have over a decade of experience bringing thousands of yogis from around the world to India and we will make sure that you are safe, sound and happy at home with us, whether you arrive as a teacher trainee or retreat participant.

Teacher Training Guests

One month Yoga Teacher Training students receive the following discounted rate per night:

  • Triple share room: €13.00

    Cost per person per night

  • Twin share room: €18.00

    Cost per person per night

  • Private non share room: €39.00

    Cost per person per night

Please note that all of your on-site accommodation preferences are allocated on a first come first serve basis. If all of your first preference rooms are fully booked we will then try our best to ensure that you can avail of your second preference.

a happy and safe travel experience in india

A very safe place to travel to
Many students relish the opportunity to learn yoga at the source and rightly so. India is a truly incredible country and being able to practice with indigenous gatekeepers of yoga in it’s birthplace is truly magical. Whilst many first time travellers to India and Asia can feel nervous at the thought of taking a trip alone to a foreign country it is important to remember that we are located in an extremely safe, small and local beach village with practically no petty crime and no serious crime. India on a whole is a very safe travel destination and Goa is particularly safe for tourists and solo female travellers. The local community have been hosting western tourists for many decades and they enjoy a respectful and peaceful relationship with their visitors. Solo female travellers to Goa enjoy relaxed and safe interactions in the state. The economy depends on return visitors and the local community safeguard this return custom through care and respect for people coming to visit.
Dedication to student safety
At Himalaya Yoga Valley we pride ourselves on having a perfect student safety record and we maintain this with 24 hour on site security, guest pre-registration for anyone wishing to enter our resort who is not a staff member or student and providing safety lockers in our office, for any valuables students may have, as well as 24hr CCTV throughout the site. Our resort is peaceful, safe and a pleasure to relax fully in. 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. 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.

Getting to Goa

Goa is a popular tourist destination and there are plenty of flights in and out of its airport Dabolim (airport code GOI). Qatar and Air India fly directly into Goa and 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. There are plenty of excellent domestic carriers that fly internally to Goa from all major cites. You will find these carries such as Spice Jet, Jet Airways and Air India on travel sites such as Makemytrip.com and Skyscanner.com You can also use skyscanner.com or Kayak.com to find affordable flights into India from Europe and North America.
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, especially if you are traveling alone for the first time. Domestic flights are extremely affordable and it is important that you arrive to your training well rested and ready for an intensive experience.
If you do wish to take a train or bus to Goa you will need to take the help of a travel agent internally to make your booking.
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Getting to our centre

Trainees and Retreat guests are well looked after by our administration team from the first point of contact via email until they are settled in the surroundings of the centre. We happily arrange collection for students from the airport with local drivers from Mandrem who are well known to us at the standard fixed taxi rates. Trainees can also get taxis at the government taxi rank in the airport.
Our centre is approximately 90 minutes from Goa’s main airport and 2 hours from the main station Madgaon.

frequently
asked questions

Upon confirmation of attendance on one of our programs, retreat participants and teacher trainees who are approved to attend our 200 & 500 Courses and are provided with detailed practical information on all of the above and many more important points such as what to wear, weather, local culture and food.

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

What amenities are there in Mandrem?

In the beachside village you will find a variety of restaurants serving delicious and affordable Indian and international food, several internet shops, an ATM, an Ayurveda Clinic, small general stores, money exchange, travel agents and street side vendors for unique and low-cost clothing and gifts.

Is there internet available?

We have a good high-speed wi-fi connection available in our restaurant and most places in town also have good internet connectivity.

Where can I get my clothes washed?

We have a service for arranging to have your laundry cleaned at our centre. There are also a number of lovely laundry ladies within a 5 minute walk of the centre.

Can I get Taxis easily?

We have a number of local taxi drivers that we have known for over ten years and who we trust completely. We can arrange taxis for you should you need them.