Yin & Yang Yoga & Wellness Retreat

with Dr. Amanda Bowen
03 Dec 2023 - 10 Dec 2023 (8 days)

Experience an incredible 7-night yoga retreat in the captivating setting of Goa, India, led by the renowned Dr. Amanda Bowen.

This eagerly awaited retreat will take place at Nalanda Retreat, a sister resort of Devarya Wellness, located in the enchanting Mandrem area of North Goa.

Prepare to be enchanted by the serene ambiance and breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea as you embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, embracing healing yoga practices that promote mental, physical, and emotional strength.

With a perfect blend of yin and yang yoga, spiritual nurturing, and a supportive environment, this retreat promises life-changing moments, joyful adventures, and lasting friendships that will forever be treasured.

Yin & Yang Yoga & Wellness Retreat


What Makes This Retreat Special?

Experience the perfect balance of relaxation and activity in this special retreat, where you'll have time for yourself and enjoy group fun.

Each yoga session is designed to inspire and educate, combining Indian yogic principles with Traditional Chinese Medicine to provide invaluable knowledge and a harmonious balance.

The retreat offers deep inner work for body, mind, and spirit, with glimpses into authentic Indian life and plenty of joy with fellow yogis.

Expect a range of emotions, from laughter to tears, as you closely connect with your energetic body.

Yoga and meditation form the foundation of the program, complemented by powerful healing techniques that invigorate your energy flow. Embrace the practice of yin yoga, with its long-held floor poses targeting connective tissues and meridians, promoting flexibility and facilitating deep relaxation.

The yang aspect introduces dynamic movements, flows, and standing poses, such as hatha yoga asanas and vinyasas. These practices generate warmth, strength, and balance in the body, stimulating the chakras.

By harmonizing yin and yang yoga, you enhance your energy and physical fitness, while simultaneously fostering relaxation and profound healing. Discover the transformative power of this holistic approach that revitalizes your entire being.


  • 7 nights beautiful boutique accommodation and vegetarian buffet breakfast/brunch
  • 7 delicious vegetarian evening meals
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes (averaging 2-3 hours per day)
  • Optional free evening activities such as music nights, chanting & meditation
  • Opening ceremony with fire puja
  • 1 x 60 minute Ayurvedic Massage
  • All day filtered water, chai & lemon ginger teas
  • Excursions to the famous Anjuna Wednesday market and also to Arambol
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Full use of resort amenities including swimming pool, relaxation areas, gardens and private beach access with sun loungers
  • Free WIFI in public places
  • Airport transfers from and to Dabolim International Airport Goa (GOI)


  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners that are not included above
  • Additional taxis, laundry, shopping.
  • Optional excursions to Old Goa, Dudhsagar Waterfall and the Tropical Spice Plantation
  • Extra therapies, kitesurfing, SUP lessons or other optional excursions
  • Personal spending money
  • Any additional nights accommodation as a retreat extension.
Yin & Yang Yoga & Wellness Retreat Teacher

About the Teacher

I am Dr. Amanda, a dedicated Yoga Teacher and Holistic Life Coach with a background in Metaphysical Science. My personal journey of overcoming chronic fatigue syndrome, PTSD, depression, and anxiety has fueled my passion for holistic healing and guiding others on their wellness path. Through my own experiences, I discovered the transformative power of yin yoga, which became the cornerstone of my practice.

Having explored various yoga styles including hatha, ashtanga, vinyasa, yin, yin yang, and aerial yoga, I found that yin yoga resonated deeply with me and supported my healing journey. Alongside my yoga journey, I developed a keen interest in understanding the human brain and its functions during my PTSD treatment. This fascination led me to pursue a PhD in Metaphysical Science, which expanded my knowledge and deepened my understanding of the mind-body connection.

My unique teaching style combines the wisdom of yin yoga postures, nurturing practices, and the neuroscience behind them. I draw from a wealth of knowledge acquired through extensive yoga teacher training and academic studies, incorporating insights from various sources into my sessions. Additionally, I integrate stress management counseling to help individuals mitigate the long-term effects of stress and achieve a sense of balance in their lives.

My ultimate goal is to bring healing stillness into people's lives, enabling them to effectively navigate their challenges and discover a renewed sense of equilibrium. By incorporating mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion into my teachings, I empower individuals to better manage their physical, mental, and emotional well-being and find joy in their journey toward balance and wholeness.

About The Location:

Nalanda Retreat, located on the mesmerizing Mandrem Beach in North Goa, India, offers a green retreat experience with breathtaking views. Spread across 4,000 square meters, it provides a tranquil setting surrounded by lush green hills, swaying palm trees, and pristine beaches. During high tide, the seawater rushes into the Mandrem Creek, creating a captivating natural spectacle.

This enchanting place offers both privacy and communal spaces, including a yoga shala, dining areas, lush gardens, and terraces. The thoughtfully designed rooms, inspired by the chakras, create a harmonious ambiance, allowing you to immerse yourself in the relaxed vibes and connect with your inner balance.

Indulge in the delightful culinary offerings at The Chia Lounge, the beachfront restaurant that serves delicious and nutritious organic meals. Packed with superfoods and detoxifying ingredients, these meals purify and energize your system, promoting well-being from within.

Relish the serenity of the secluded swimming pool, bask in the sun on the sandy shores of Mandrem Beach, and witness the awe-inspiring sunset over the Arabian Sea. Nalanda Retreat offers a serene environment that stimulates your mind, revitalizes your body, and nurtures your soul, providing a perfect sanctuary for rejuvenation.

Organic Cuisine

During your retreat, you will enjoy 7 vegetarian buffet breakfasts/brunches and 7 vegetarian evening meals at the renowned 'Chia Lounge' located within Nalanda Retreat, right on the picturesque Mandrem Beach. This beautiful wooden restaurant offers a charming ambience with a small garden, a juice and coffee bar, and breathtaking sea views, allowing you to dine in the sun or shade.

For lunch, we encourage you to explore the area and indulge in the diverse culinary delights offered by the various bars, cafes, and restaurants nearby. This gives you the opportunity to savor the local flavors and experience the vibrant food scene.

At Chia Lounge, we prioritize your dietary preferences and cater to special requirements. Please inform us in advance if you have any specific dietary needs.

With a commitment to sustainability, Chia Lounge sources local ingredients whenever possible, ensuring freshness and supporting the local community. The buffet and A La Carte menus are thoughtfully designed to minimize food wastage while still offering a wide range of wholesome, organic, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. We believe in nourishing your body and mind, complementing your wellness journey in this serene setting overlooking the Arabian Sea during your unforgettable Goa yoga retreat.


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