Shunya Chi Activities
At all our properties it’s possible to learn some skills and participate in activities with prior notice. These include yoga, meditation, cooking, fishing, snake handling, birdwatching, traditional carpentry, kayaking, stand up paddle, scuba diving and snorkelling, rock climbing, trekking, unicycling, mountain biking and sailing.
All these activities are charged extra with the following exceptions: Trout fishing and cooking at Shunya Mistigri (our Himachal property).
Daily yoga at Shunya Surya Varo our Goa sustainable living retreat. (This is free for groups of 6 or more.)
Our Shunya Chi Experiences
At your doorstep: on-site activities
Daily yoga is possible at all our Goa properties with prior notice. At our Himachal property we need a group booking for at least 10 days to provide on site yoga.
Individuals and groups can learn scuba diving and snorkelling from a certified instructor at Surya Varo. A course includes sessions in: a pool, backwaters adjoining the property; and open sea accessed by boat from the property.
Kayaking and SUP
We have our own equipment. Instruction can be provided by appointment.
Guided meditation for beginners is possible by prior appointment at our Goa properties.
At all our properties guests may learn to cook our world famous menu by paying a per recipe charge . We can also organise custom designed courses for groups with our chefs and guest chefs.
These inner engineering workshops use various yogic and shamanic techniques. They happen from time to time. Check our event calendar to keep updated.
We offer classes in furniture and lamp making using traditional carpentry methods.
We expect to have a furnace and ceramic facility shortly.
Available on site at all our properties. If you want go deeper into this naturalist hobby, then book well in advance so we can arrange a guide and design an itinerary.
We have expert angling knowledge on all our locations. So if this is a hobby we can guide you to the right places. Beginners can be taught the basics. World class trout fishing and free licenses and equipment is available at our Himachal property.
We have a fleet of bikes. Instruction can be provided by appointment. And there are weekly group rides.
Available by appointment during the tourist season in Goa.
Available throughout the year in Goa and practically on site at our Parsem sustainable living retreat by appointment.
Can be custom designed by prior appointment at our Goa properties. These will include both private and commercial kitchens.
By appointment at our Goa properties.
By appointment from our goa property.
Most activities can be done alone or in groups. We have special activities like exclusive moonlight small boat trips with dinner and wine for romantic couples.
For romantic getaways and honeymoons
All our properties are great for romantic getaways and honeymoons. With a little prior notice we can theme incredible travel experiences for you depending on your special interests.
Some of our best properties for honeymooners are:
- Shunya Mistigri in the Himalayas (your own private chef and butler, luxury hot tubs with mountain and river views and no internet!).
- The honeymoon suite Shunya Noi Varo, Siolim, Goa (two rain showers, private dining with chef and butler, located close to the best beaches and night life in north Goa).
- The Eco Bungalow Shunya Kaju Varo, Ashwem, Goa (exclusive lap and necking pools, private garden dining with chef and butler, located walking distance from the best beach life in north Goa).
- The Honeymoon cabin Shunya Surya Varo, Parsem (unbelievable sunrises from bed; panoramic views over mangrove ecosystems; butler service; intense nature vibe; gourmet food; many activities on site).