Healing Retreats

at Shunya Chi

A global platform for healing retreats

We are increasingly focusing on using our properties as stages for healing retreats. So if you are a teacher, alternative therapist, retreat organiser or yoga company we offer a cutting edge global platform.

About us

We have created two small but internationally acclaimed retreat properties in Goa  and are in the process of creating an even more ambitious sustainable energy retreat village there right now.
 
First let us tell you something about our existing venues which have been in operation for over a decade.

Yoga is a 24 hr a day process whose purpose is  yoke our individual consciousness to a larger consciousness. Our retreats offer travellers an experiential  platform from which to design their own life journey and connect with empowered communities and individuals.

Kaju Varo

The larger and more commonly used one for yoga retreats is called Kaju Varo. Though still a secret on the global yoga circuit, retreats held here have been rated in the top 20 yoga holiday destinations world wide by the Guardian, uk, for example.

Kaju Varo is located a short 3 minute walk from Ashwem , north Goa’s best beach, on a sacred spirtual energy passage as per local shamanic lore.

It is very private, silent and nature empowered. An oasis of green with its own micro climate created by our tree planting. Temperatures on the property are several degrees below even close neighbours and the air quality is perceptibly superior.

Unlike bang-on-the-beach-properties privacy and silence are of a very high standard.

Accommodation

The shunya chi architectural style is minimalist and natural material oriented. Water bodies abound and a variety of tropical birds brighten up morning tea with their colours and singing.

Kaju Varo can host from 20 to 25 participants depending on the degree of privacy required in 10 bedrooms and 5 lounges which can take extra beds. The layout follows a luxury suite pattern.

For specifics please visit our Kaju Varo page.

Each retreat organiser is free to play with the options on offer to suit personal needs. We appreciate being given sleeping details prior to arrival if possible. Please note that this is not a resort hotel with identical rooms. It’s an original retreat property and most suites are unique.

Accommodation

The shunya chi architectural style is minimalist and natural material oriented. Water bodies abound and a variety of tropical birds brighten up morning tea with their colours and singing.

Kaju Varo can host from 20 to 25 participants depending on the degree of privacy required in 10 bedrooms and 5 lounges which can take extra beds. The layout follows a luxury suite pattern.

For specifics please visit our Kaju Varo page.

Each retreat organiser is free to play with the options on offer to suit personal needs. We appreciate being given sleeping details prior to arrival if possible. Please note that this is not a resort hotel with identical rooms. It’s an original retreat property and most suites are unique.

Services and Team

Kaju Varo staff have more than a decades experience in hosting international yoga groups and teachers.

Teachers can even rely on our staff to help structure a daily schedule without retreat organisers or retreat chefs. Of course this must be stated in advance so we can activate the necessary personnel.

Likewise retreat organisers can only bring groups and pick a teacher/ multiple teachers from our eminent panel of masters.

For much of the year there is also an excellent selection of shunya chi recommended doctors, dieticians and other therapists to symbiotically relate to your retreat by prior appointment if desired. We will start to upload brief sketches of these individuals on our website shortly.

Food

We provide 3 gourmet vegetarian meals and other snacks and refreshments for all retreats. The relationship between food, health and happiness is central to our ideology . This is an area where our skills are constantly evolving .

Already our vegetarian, vegan and satvic food are internationally acclaimed. More importantly they are based on low carbon footprint local organic produce – often grown on our own properties – and make you feel better instantly.

Food

We provide 3 gourmet vegetarian meals and other snacks and refreshments for all retreats. The relationship between food, health and happiness is central to our ideology . This is an area where our skills are constantly evolving .

Already our vegetarian, vegan and satvic food are internationally acclaimed. More importantly they are based on low carbon footprint local organic produce – often grown on our own properties – and make you feel better instantly.

Yoga Shala

Kaju Varo has a split level shala surrounded by water bodies. It has a 360 degree open air nature view. Yoga sessions are conducted to birdsong and the sound of cascading water.

Standard mats and props are provided for free .

Yoga sessions can also happen on our very tranquil stretch of beach only 3 minutes from the property ( The high tide line is 400 m from the proprty and wave song is heard in the garden.)

Noi Varo

Our second operational venue is a 100 year old heritage villa in the super centrally located village of Siolim. It has a river view yoga shala.
All services are the same as kaju varo, but it is not walking distance to the beach. It is ideal for one on one yoga retreats for celebrities who desire a high degree of luxury and personalised service.
It is suitable for 6 people in luxury and up to ten if its a group of friends or family.

Airport transfers take half an hour less than to Kaju Varo.

Activities by appointment: 

  • Insider Architectural tours of forts, churches and temples.
  • Ethical Dolphin watching trip.
  • Backwater exploration in small local boats
  • Guided trekking, mountain biking and birdwatching.
  • Flea market trips on special days.
  • Insider trips to neighbouring beaches with a different cultural and ecological ambience.

Noi Varo

Our second operational venue is a 100 year old heritage villa in the super centrally located village of Siolim. It has a river view yoga shala.
All services are the same as kaju varo, but it is not walking distance to the beach. It is ideal for one on one yoga retreats for celebrities who desire a high degree of luxury and personalised service.
It is suitable for 6 people in luxury and up to ten if its a group of friends or family.

Airport transfers take half an hour less than to Kaju Varo.

Activities by appointment: 

  • Insider Architectural tours of forts, churches and temples.
  • Ethical Dolphin watching trip.
  • Backwater exploration in small local boats
  • Guided trekking, mountain biking and birdwatching.
  • Flea market trips on special days.
  • Insider trips to neighbouring beaches with a different cultural and ecological ambience.

Activities

Activities by appointment: 

  • Insider Architectural tours of forts, churches and temples.
  • Ethical Dolphin watching trip.
  • Backwater exploration in small local boats
  • Guided trekking, mountain biking and birdwatching.
  • Flea market trips on special days.
  • Insider trips to neighbouring beaches with a different cultural and ecological ambience.

Activities

Activities by appointment: 

  • Insider Architectural tours of forts, churches and temples.
  • Ethical Dolphin watching trip.
  • Backwater exploration in small local boats
  • Guided trekking, mountain biking and birdwatching.
  • Flea market trips on special days.
  • Insider trips to neighbouring beaches with a different cultural and ecological ambience.

Booking Information

RETREAT VENUE BOOKING COSTS
Full property bookings only are feasible for retreats. Rates are discretionary depending on several factors. So do get into dialogue with our reservations staff who will do their best to make things happen within your budget.

We are also developing a sustainable glamping style retreat village, whose first phase should be ready for occupation from nov 15th 2019 on our organic farm.

For this new venture promotional prices will be available for at least a year. So do ask for further details (especially if you are on a budget).

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

These are arranged at cost price with known taxi operators. A seven seater luxury toyota innova costs 2300/ inr and the journey is 1 hr 30 mins traffic willing.

Contact for customised bookings

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