with Francesca Giusti and Andrew Wrenn
15 Jan 2024 - 22 Jan 2024 (8 days)

Join Andrew and Francesca for an immersive Mind-Body-Soul experience in the Hatha Yoga tradition. This retreat takes place against the backdrop of serene gardens and the stunning Indian Ocean in North Goa. Enjoy sunrises and sunsets, unwind on the pristine Mandrem beach, and delve into traditional Hatha Yoga practices. The focus is on exploring matters of the heart and mind, guiding participants towards a pathless path back to the Heart. Pure Yoga, a duo with over 20 years of teaching experience each, bring authenticity to the retreat, having met during a yoga retreat and since establishing successful yoga shalas in England. Their commitment to revealing True Nature and rediscovering the Self shines through their teaching.



We begin with a grounding early morning meditation, followed by traditional Pranayama (energizing and calming practices).

There is a mid morning Asana yoga practice. In the afternoon we share Satsang (spiritual talks) followed by another hatha yoga session including asana and pranayama.


Costs start at £995 for the full week. There is a limited amount of single rooms at additional cost. Please inquire about availability and prices.

A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required to secure your booking.
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  • Daily early morning practices (about 75 minutes), mid morning Asana (90 minutes), and afternoon gatherings and practices (about 2 hours)
  • Accommodation in twin rooms - or single for an extra supplement with shared bathrooms.
  • Morning and evening meal in the delightful beach restaurant with delicious vegetarian food.


  • All travel costs
  • Visas
  • Excursions to nearby markets and places of interest
  • Extra meals not included above

About the Teachers

Francesca Giusti: I've been a certified Yoga teacher since 2004, completing my initial 200-hour training in Australia and later a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga training in Ireland in 2007, with ongoing practice in traditional Iyengar Yoga. My teachings blend asana, Pranayama, and Meditation to foster present-moment joy, enhanced by my training in Somatic Movement Education. I immersed myself in Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers in London in 2008.

My journey includes annual intensive yoga retreats in India since 2011 with Clive Sheridan, and I've been a part of the Ekhart Yoga Team since 2012, offering comprehensive online classes. I'm of Italian origin and have lived across various countries since my early twenties. After over a decade of sharing yoga in Ireland, I established and managed the thriving Pure Yoga Cheshire studio in Macclesfield, England, for over 10 years starting from 2012. Since 2016, I've been leading yoga classes, workshops, and retreats in Somerset.

Andrew Wrenn: I am a certified Teacher trained by the British Wheel of Yoga, blending classical and contemporary Hatha Yoga influences. My practice combines breath-linked movements and traditional postures for strength, flexibility, and balance, accommodating all levels. With a biology background and interest in various philosophies, I turned to Yoga in my late 20s to manage asthma, experiencing significant relief through yogic breathing techniques. Since the late 90s, my daily practice has positively impacted my physical and mental well-being. I continue to deepen my practice through diverse approaches and retreats with Clive Sheridan. I've taught and led retreats across Europe, the Middle East, and India, aiming to share yoga knowledge with enthusiasm and joy. You can find me on Ekhart Yoga and learn more at

What makes this retreat so special?

This is not just another yoga retreat or yoga holiday.

Andrew and Francesca have immersed themselves over the past 20 years in the path of Self-inquiry, Yoga Sadhana, and philosophical exploration. Inspired by their teacher Clive Sheridan we provide instruction, intuitive guidance, and Spiritual realization.

Andrew utilizes the tools of Yoga to address matters of the heart and mind, physical issues, and emotional imbalances. He can provide support with applicable life skills in areas such as depression, addiction, anxiety, and loss of motivation, as well as deepen your insights into your yoga inquiry.

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