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Customised Yoga Retreats

Discover Customised Yoga Retreats in India

The Govardhan School of Yoga is based in Govardhan Ecovillage in Wada, District: Palghar, Maharashra, India. Built by HH Radhanath Swami, Govardhan Ecovillage is a sustainable farming community incorporating the principle of simple living and high thinking. Recognized by the UNWTO Award, the Ecovillage is a lush green 85-acre campus that also includes an Ayurveda centre, swimming pool, beautiful temples, vegan kitchen facilities, organic farming and many other facilities.

The Ecovillage supports the development of several tribal villages around by providing employment to women and free education and mid-day meals to thousands of children. We take pride in changing the world around us by making it more sustainable and eco-friendlier, spreading smiles and transforming lives.

Yoga Retreat: Your questions answered


What is a Yoga Retreat?

The literal meaning of 'retreat' is withdrawal from the enemy. In the yoga community, ‘retreat’ has a similar meaning too. It represents the decision to withdraw from daily life, the mental chaos, and the mayhem of city life temporarily. A yoga retreat is all about stepping away from the usual pattern of daily life to focus on the practice of yoga and regain one's internal peace. Govardhan Ecovillage is one of the best places for yoga retreats.

How much does a Yoga Retreat cost at Govardhan Ecovillage?

Govardhan Ecovillage is one of the most affordable yoga retreats in India. Yoga retreats at Govardhan Ecovillage depend on the type of retreat (course) you want to opt for. We have Yog Anubhuti, Yog Anubhav, Women Wellness, Yog Nidra, Gita & Yoga Sutra, and Kids Yoga Teacher Training Course. Depending on the number of days of the course, the cost will vary.

Is a Yoga Retreat worth it?

Going for a yoga retreat is often not an easy decision to make. Daily struggles of life, friends, career, relationships, or family concerns often cause a lot of stress. When you wake up in the morning, sometimes you wish you could push a pause button to everything. A yoga retreat centre is a perfect place where you can take a break from your hectic life to stop and rethink your priorities in life.

What do you do at a Yoga Retreat?

Going on a restorative yoga retreat and a yoga fitness retreat is worth investing your time and money in. You will experience positive transformations, adopt a healthier lifestyle, detox your mind as well as body, and will be able to escape in serene natural surroundings at a silent yoga retreat like Govardhan Ecovillage. At a yoga and Ayurveda retreat in India, you can experience yoga therapy, meditation, Ayurveda classes for complete relaxation and rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul.

What yoga styles are taught on the retreat?

You may feel a bit of trepidation when you are going to book a yoga retreat for your vacation. Don’t let the doubts about being at an unfamiliar place or whether you will be able to perform the yoga at our centre, bother you. Don’t worry, everything will be fine.

We offer vinyasa flow class during the morning which is an active and invigorating form of yoga, and Yin yoga in the evening which focuses on longer relaxation. Both yoga classes can be suitably performed by everyone. On some days, there will only be one yoga session giving you more time to indulge in other activities. In case you want to have some practice beforehand, we can help you with the suggestions.

Who can join the yoga retreat?

Govardhan Eco-village welcomes people from all over the world looking for a yoga retreat in India. Most of our patrons are solo travellers who visit on their own. People in groups – friends, family, siblings, couples are all welcome to become a part of our community and open their mind to new ideas and experiences. Normally, our visitors come from a variety of age groups all the way to people in their 60s. We also offer day trips and group dinners, but it is up to you to decide whether you want to join or have the time alone to yourself

Do I have to participate in every activity provided on the schedule?

We offer a multitude of activities for people joining our yoga meditation retreat, but you can choose to involve in the number of activities that suits you. Govardhan Eco-village has made its name among the best places for yoga retreats, where you wouldn’t want to miss a thing. However, we support our patrons to do as much as or as little as they wish to do. The schedule can be changed according to their requirements or the group’s, weather conditions, etc.

What if my retreat gets cancelled?

Govardhan Eco-village will notify you regarding any cancellation at least 90 days before the date when your yoga retreat is supposed to begin. In such a case, all the payments made will be refunded

Excited to be a part of the Govardhan Ecovillage experience? Book your very own customised yoga retreat course now!

Staying in the Yoga Meditation Retreat

Accommodation at the Govardhan Ecovillage is equipped to provide you with the mesmerising experience of living in nature without compromising the basic comforts of modern life. The stay here is characterised by healthy living amidst a serene natural environment to heighten your journey to explore inner peace. Eco-living being the cornerstone of all our programs, your time here will also educate you on how to exist in perfect harmony with nature even in your city life.