Dabolim International Airport (GOI) is the closest airport and is approximately 90 minutes away by taxi. International charter flights fly directly to GOI as well as many domestic airlines. The most frequent domestic gateway cities to Goa are New Delhi, Bangalore and the closest being Mumbai (Bombay) which is only a 1 hour flight.
Prepaid taxis can be found at the airport, or we can arrange a taxi for you – please email us for more details and provide us with your arrival date and time, departure city, airline and flight number. You should pay the driver directly but please note that they only accept Indian Rupees. You can change money at the airport. Cancellations or delays to your arrival times have to be notified to avoid additional taxi charges. 
A visa from most countries is required to enter India. You can get a tourist visa from your nearest Indian consulate or embassy or online. Please note that your visa will start from the date issued, not from the date of your travel. It is recommended to apply in advance!
Goa is not a high-risk malaria area. We do however suggest that you protect yourself by wearing mosquito repellent and by covering your skin when the mosquitoes are most active at dawn and at dusk. Malaria tablets are considered controversial so we recommend that you do some research and make your own decision on this.

In general we do not consider vaccinations necessary. Although it is gradually being eradicated, some monkeys and dogs do still carry rabies. Consult your doctor and your country’s Government Health Regulations for up to date recommendations on vaccinations.

Our daily drop-in classes are primarily Vinyasa flow. Some restorative and yin yoga classes are offered as well. All classes are suitable for students at any level. Our experienced teachers will offer modifications for less and more experienced students and will make sure you get the attention and support you need.
Absolutely! Yoga is for anyone and everyone so ALL are welcome.
Please always seek advice from your general health practitioner or specialist first, and inform your yoga teacher at the start of class of any condition that may affect your practice.
Please always seek advice from your General Health Practitioner first, and inform your yoga teacher at the start of class of any condition that may affect your practice.
All our shalas are fully equipped with mats and props (bolsters, blocks, blankets, straps, etc.). However, if you have your own yoga mat and would like to bring it – please feel free! We also have high-quality yoga mats available for purchase.
Yes! Classes are everyday from 8:30-10:00am and 4:00-5:30pm. (No afternoon drop-in classes on Saturday and Sunday).
You can leave your room, cross the small village road and be on the beach in just two minutes!
Yes – each room features hot water and electricity. It is however important to remember that power cuts are common in India – so expect the occasional power-outage. We ask that you help us in our efforts to be environmentally friendly and kinder to the planet by turning off your lights, A/C, fans and electrical switches when you are not using them.
It is not recommended that you drink tap water anywhere in India. At Anaya we provide filtered water in the restaurant area at all times which it is pure and safe to drink.
We believe plant based diets benefit the environment, the animals and also our own health and we encourage guests to share this way of eating while they are staying with us. In line with the yogic principle of Ahimsa, we do not allow meat / seafood to be cooked or consumed in the restaurant. Our kitchen serves exceptional vegetarian and vegan meals – with gluten free choices also available.
Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any specific dietary requirements/allergies. We will do our best to cater for different dietary needs. Our standard buffet meals nearly always have dairy-free/gluten-free options available.
No. We ask that you do not consume alcohol, smoke cigarettes or take drugs within the Anaya Yoga Retreat property.
Check-out is at 10.00am, and check-in is from 2.00pm. Should you arrive before check-in time, you are welcome to leave your luggage with us, sip a cup of tea in the chill-out space or spend your time exploring the beach and local area. If your room is ready earlier, you will of course be able to move in before the official check-in time.
All our prices are in Euros so payments in pounds, dollars or any other currency will need to be converted into Euros. You may pay by bank transfer and we also accept debit and credi card payments.

For any eventual local expenses such as eating out, taxis, rickshaws, buying small items, personal products, souvenirs, etc. you will need to pay in Rupees.

Please refer to our Bookings Terms and Conditions.
It is advisable to arrange the appropriate health and travel insurance in the event of illness or if you have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.
No, we can match you with someone of the same sex who is also travelling alone. Yoga retreats attract friendly, like-minded people so this is never a problem.
Yes, please be aware though that the internet connection in Goa can be a bit slow and sometimes drops. This Look at it as a good opportunity to practice patience and acceptance!
All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans and A/C.
We provide bath towels but guests are requested to bring their own beach towels or a sarong (which can be purchased locally).
There has never been a problem with security. All rooms are provided with closets and drawers that can be locked. Security guards are on duty 24/7 to watch over the entire property.
Yes, we provide a daily laundry service for a small fee, so no need to pack too many items!
There are a plenty of local shops within walking distance that stock all the basic necessities, sell clothes, jewellery, souvenirs, trinkets, spices, incense and more!
There are two ATM machines in Agonda, the closest being about a five minute walk away from Anaya Yoga Retreat. There are also plenty of travel agents and money exchange places nearby, as well as in the neighboring towns of Chaudi and Palolem.
You’ll be surprised how little you actually need. Bring a beach towel or sarong, swimwear, yoga clothes, t-shirts, shorts, etc. and of course don’t forget your flip flops. You will find that you frequently have to slip your shoes on and off as it is considered good manners to remove your shoes before entering living quarters, some shops, an enclosed area or a temple.

Goa is a liberal state and is used to westerners and their dress (or lack of it), so there is no problem with standard holiday-wear in most places. Clearly if you want to visit a temple, church or sacred place, you will need to cover your shoulders and legs out of respect.

The climate in Goa from October until May is warm and dry. The daytime temperatures ranges from 28 to 32 degrees with generally blue skies every day from November to April.

If you visit in December and January, the early mornings and late evenings can be cool so bring a shawl, sweater and some warm yoga clothes for the early morning practice and the nights.

Goa is known to be quite liberal and is used to westerners so it is quite safe for women to travel on their own. You are advised to be cautious and take care as you normally would do when travelling alone in any other country, e.g. not venturing out to secluded areas you are not sure about, especially at night.
Taxis and tuk-tuks are readily available, private cars can be easily organised and scooters can be hired for a low cost. To hire a scooter you must have a valid driver’s license from your home country.
It is known that travelers can experience an upset stomach when visiting India. Normally the symptoms pass within a couple of days. To increase your chances of avoiding “Delhi Belly” NEVER drink the tap water, stick to bottled or filtered water and don’t take ice in your drinks.

The local restaurants cater to tourists so they are considered to be ‘safe’. We can give you recommendations for locally tested places. Fruits should be washed with bottled or filtered water.

We advise visitors to come with travel or medical insurance. There is a modern private hospital of international standard approximately 30 minutes away.
The sun in India is quite strong, especially if you’re coming from the winter. Although you can buy sunscreen here, if you are used to a particular brand bring it along. At Anaya there are plenty of shady areas to avoid direct sunlight and all the yoga shalas are covered.
GMT + five and a half hours in the winter and GMT + four and a half hours in the summer.
Goa operates on 220V, the same 2 prong plugs found in Europe.
Anaya Yoga Retreat

Next To Sampoorna Yoga,

Agonda Beach Road

Canacona, Goa

403702

India

Tel number +91 8322647229.

Please send us an email for any enquiries.

contact@anayayogaretreat.com

Anaya Yoga Resort respects and peacefully blends in with the surrounding nature. It is therefore not uncommon to see animals or wildlife in and around the resort as well on the streets. Be prepared to embrace the presence of animals such as cows, dogs, monkeys, geckos, roosters, crows, squirrels, butterflies, a variety of insects, frogs, crickets, dragonflies, and the very occasional snake. J
Anaya Yoga Retreat is situated off the main road therefore away from the hustle and bustle of the town. As you connect closer to nature you may become more aware of the various sounds around you, such as birds, crickets and grasshoppers chanting, roosters crowing, dogs and cows calling, palm leaves rustling as the monkeys jump from branch to branch, and distant waves rolling in…

When the monsoon rains come to an end, Agonda busily prepares to embark on the new season with shops and restaurants rapidly sprouting up. You may be able hear this development in the distance.

There are also a few festivals and special occasions (Diwali, Christmas, New Year, Holi, etc.) throughout the year which may create some noise in town. If you are a sensitive sleeper we recommend that you bring earplugs.