Yin Yoga Retreat with Dr Amanda Bowen

I’m excited to announce that after the success of the previous Yoga Adventures Retreat in Goa in 2020, for January 2022 Devarya Wellness will be providing the venue again, but this time at their brand new sister resort Nalanda Retreat in the very special location of Mandrem Beach in North Goa, India. I’m very familiar with this area, after spending so much time there in the last two years searching for this specific Goa yoga retreat. It truly is a place where I’m especially drawn to and it’s like a second home so we are sure you’ll love it just as much as we do! The magic of this serene, tropical paradise overlooking the Arabian Sea will stimulate your mind, energise your body and speak to your soul.

You can press pause, breathe and experience the yoga life, whilst immersing yourself in healing yoga that can help to release ties from the past, becoming stronger mentally, physically and emotionally; the best possible version of yourself. You will be provided with a varied program of yin and yang yoga with nurturing spiritual practices in a safe and caring environment. The catalyst for pure positive life changes, fun adventures, friendship and laughter.

This transformational retreat promises an unforgettable experience to treasure forever.

What’s Included in This Package

  • 7 nights beautiful boutique accommodation and buffet breakfast/brunch
  • 6 delicious vegetarian evening meals
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes (averaging 3 hours each 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
  • Optional excursions to Old Goa, Dudhsagar Waterfall and the Tropical Spice Plantation
  • 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)

What’s not included in this Package:

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners that are not included above
  • Additional taxis, laundry, shopping.
  • Extra therapies, kitesurfing, SUP lessons or optional excursions
  • Additional retreat extension in Mandrem for 3-4 days after the retreat
  • Added bonuses:
    You’ll be added to a private WhatsApp group to get the chance to meet everyone virtually beforehand and to share photos and stories.
    Support is available afterwards to help integrate the teachings into your everyday life.


Per person for seaside rooms 
Standard twin en-suite shared chakra room £975*
Single occupancy …. £1275

Chakra Suite shared ensuite room  …. £1130*
Single occupancy …. £1350

* Price only when two people book together. If you don’t have anyone to share with, there may be a possibility that I can arrange with another guest, if not then the single occupancy supplement must be paid.
* Full balance required by 8th November 2021.
* Due to the current global situation, I understand that you may not want to commit right now,  however if you’re interested and would like to be kept in the loop please contact me and I’ll keep you updated. 
* Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
* It is your responsibility to make sure that you can comply with the government foreign travel advice re vaccinations, tests etc. before booking.


  • Experience joy, fun, laughter and adventure with a group of like-minded people
  • Immerse yourself in deep soul work, release emotional baggage and become mentally, physically and emotionally stronger
  • Stimulate your senses in a beautiful beachfront location embracing the soul of Goa and discover your power within
  • Opportunity to learn from highly qualified and respected teachers.

Full Description

The aim is to provide you with a safe and nurturing environment to enable permanent positive life changes, whilst giving you the time for new experiences, adventures and friendships. In a stunning location, this retreat promises an unforgettable experience to treasure forever. Yoga and meditation are an essential part of the program, adding other powerful healing  techniques to really get that energy moving!

Yin yang yoga is a practice that balances the slow-paced yin yoga with the traditional yang yoga (vinyasa and hatha). Yin yang yoga has its roots in China in the Taoist concepts of yin, the feminine, passive, cooling energy and yang – the masculine, dynamic, warming energy. The yin yang yoga practice uses both types of yoga to provide both physical and spiritual balance. In yin yoga, the floor-based poses are held for a longer period of time, typically three to five minutes or longer to target the connective tissues and fascia, rather than focus on the muscles. This increases flexibility while working on the meridians (energy channels) of the body. The practice allows for deep relaxation and meditation.

Yang practices of dynamic movements, flows and standing poses. hatha yoga asanas and vinyasas that warm the body, stretch and strengthen the muscles and stimulate and balance the chakras. By combining yin and yang yoga, energy and fitness is improved, whilst promoting relaxation and deep healing.

What Makes This Retreat Special?

This unique opportunity gives the perfect balance of relaxation and activity, time to yourself and also for group fun. Each yoga session will be unique and inspiring as you journey through the week, set around the yin yang philosophies, combining Indian yogic principles with Traditional Chinese Medicine, educating you with invaluable knowledge, whilst providing a perfect balance. Deep inner work for body, mind and spirit, glimpses into authentic Indian life and loads of fun and joy with your yoga gang! Expect plenty of laughter, tears and a host of emotions to arise as you work closely with your energetic body.

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