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Meditation and Yoga Retreat India

Join Swaswara for a short yoga holiday in Gokarna, India. Tailored specifically for those who want to de-stress in a beautiful natural surroundings, this program includes everything related to well-being. Integrating the essential elements of Ayurveda, yogic Kriyas, asanas, and meditation with a healthy and organic gourmet diet, this program will leave you refreshed with increased energy levels.


  • Daily interactive cooking classes
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Jala neti and pranayama sessions
  • Individual well-being consultation with Ayurveda doctors
  • Complimentary relaxation and Ayurveda de-stress massages
  • Boat cruise, walking excursion, and other exciting activities
  • Daily healthy breakfast and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Swaswara silently salutes the terrain, climate, and natural offerings of the land, the architecture respecting the topography and undulations. Crafted in colors of the earth, using local materials like laterite and coconut thatch Swaswara’s 24 Konkan villas are in harmony with the land that nurtures her.

The dwelling unit at Swaswara is a villa that invites you to revel in the open and green spaces created within the confines of walls. It affords all modern amenities, comforts and privacy, yet opens the skies and nature’s bounty to the senses. Each villa boasts a central open courtyard garden planted with herbs.


You will have guided nature walks daily in the morning at 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon, but prior booking is required.

There is also guided bird watching once per week on Wednesdays. Prior booking is required for participation. Guided sessions for art and pottery are also available with the resident artist. This activity is available everyday excluding Sundays. Meditative art with the resident artist is at 12:00 p.m. everyday excluding Sunday.

Art therapy

Once you’re at SwaSwara, there are many ways to find your nirvana such as art therapy. SwaSwara believes that art urges voyages, enabling you to find and lose yourselves at the same time. You are invited to the art studio to experiment with just about anything.

From tribal Warli painting to watercolor on handmade paper, from origami to clay on a potter’s wheel, there’s something here to awaken the inner artist in you and open paths to self-discovery. So roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, and let your right brain take over.

Hatha yoga

Hatha yoga focuses on improving one’s physical health. Strengthening the body has a powerful effect. It in turn benefits mental health, spiritual well-being, and increases longevity. From the cuisine to the activities on offer, every experience at SwaSwara follows Hatha yoga principles. Authentic Hatha yoga sessions are conducted by highly-qualified practitioners.

Isha yoga

Propagated by Sadhguru, Isha Hatha yoga adapts classical Hatha yoga principles to fit the lifestyle of the modern individual.

Included excursions

Swaswara provides scheduled activities that you can enjoy during your retreat, depending on days and availability. The activities include:

  • Boat cruise
  • Guided bird watching
  • Guided nature walks
  • Guided walking excursion


This retreat will be held at Swaswara, a luxury holiday space for those seeking wellness, healing, rejuvenation, and a path to self-discovery. Nestling atop a cliff overlooking the legendary Om Beach, Swaswara is a serene and secluded resort located on the fringes of Gokarna, a temple town in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India.

There is little at Swaswara, apart from the rhythm of rolling waves and the meditative hum of birdsong, to disturb your inner explorations.

Nearby places

  • Goa International Airport (GOI) - 3 hours and 30 minutes



  • Art classes
  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden


Daily breakfast and dinner are included in the retreat package. Lunch supplement is available for an additional cost. SwaSwara offers healthy, gourmet cuisine on the program. It includes fresh organic vegetables and fresh fish. Other seafood delicacies are available at additional cost. Signature herbal teas and fresh fruits are available for free at Cocum Restaurant from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Swaswara does not use any processed foods in their cooking and uses molasses instead of refined white sugar as a sweetener. For guests who have had their Prakruthi analysis done and been advised a Prakruthi dosha-based diet, Swaswara serves authentic Ayurveda cuisine.

In addition, Swaswara also caters to guests who have been advised a raw diet by the naturopathy doctor, as well as guests who have vegan or lactose or gluten-free diets.

SwaSwara has a bar offering a selection of alcohol for those who fancy it. However, please note that those on the wellbeing programs are advised by the doctor to not consume alcohol.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Seafood
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

You will receive two individual well-being consultations before body treatment with the Ayurveda doctors. Your retreat package also includes one session of 60-minute relaxation massage and one session of 45-minute Ayurveda de-stress massage as well as one session of jala neti or pranayama for 30 minutes.

Swaswara also offers a spa menu with a wide choice of Ayurveda and naturopathy body and beauty treatments that you can enjoy at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 1 boat cruise combined with walking excursions
  • 1 jala neti or pranayama
  • 1 relaxation massage
  • 2 doctor consultations
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Ayurveda therapies
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Group yoga and meditation sessions
  • Guided bird watching (prior booking required)
  • Guided nature walks (prior booking required)
  • Guided sessions for art and pottery
  • Herbal teas and fresh fruits
  • Interactive cooking classes
  • Meditative art with resident artists

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers - 6500 INR one way
  • Lunch - 3000 INR per person per three days
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request at 6500 INR one way.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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