Yoga & Ayurveda in Goa
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Every imaginable form of yoga is practised, taught and relished in Goa, as is ayurveda, the ancient science of South Indian herbal medicine and healing. Palolem, Agonda and Patnem in the south of the state, and Arambol, Mandrem and Anjuna in the north, are particularly great places to take courses in manifold forms of yoga, and many also have retreat centres for longer yoga courses. But all beach centres offer various courses and classes, and you’ll find no shortage of sunrise yoga, sunset yoga, and pretty much everything in between. Teachers and practitioners are largely an everchanging parade of foreigners who set up shop in Goa as soon as the monsoon subsides, and offer their services to the scores who come seeking enlightenment, illumination or any spark of spiritual something. Scattered across Goa are also a number of permanent, highly respected options for yoga classes, courses, retreats and teacher certification.