Samata Holistic Retreat Center is the primary fundraising Center for The Dunagiri Foundation for Himalayan Herbal Research and Yogic Studies. We are located in Arambol, North Goa, tucked among the peaceful village atmosphere. When you book our Center, you will be directly supporting our work in preserving the rare and endangered medicinal plant species of High Altitude Himalaya.
Samata is a Sanskrit word which translates as .... balance or equilibrium.... and it is our aim to be an oasis of these ideals, that we may facilitate more balance in the lives of everyone who passes through here. We have chosen the passion flower as our logo, as you will find them growing all along our boundary walls. We believe that True Balance does not come from pure intellect or mental control, but seeds itself from following our heart's True and Highest Passion. Only when we find what truly inspires us, can we fulfill our offering to Earth.
Samata operates Yoga Retreats in Goa by hosting Teachers who bring their own groups. We specialize in Yoga Holidays, Luxury Yoga Retreats, Yoga Teacher Trainings, Meditation Retreats, Dance Retreats, Ayurvedic Trainings, and Detox Workshops. We welcome all styles and modalities such as Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Sivananada, Vinyasa Flow, Jiva Mukti, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, and any others.
Our Wellness Center Spa features foreign doctors who have studied with masters worldwide to bring you the best quality treatments. Wellness Treatments including Tibetan Medicine, Vedic Astrology, Ayurvedic Massage, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Cleansing and Detox programs, and numerous other healing and body work treatments.
Samata also features the Best Food in Goa. Matsya Freestyle Kitchen was recently rated #1 by whatsupgoa.com. Matsya features seafood and vegetarian fine dining cuisine, with a diverse menu of ever-changing delights.
The Tamarind Café is our Vegan Organic restaurant, set in our beautiful shaded garden area, and all the food comes from our Organic Garden.
Samata’s luxury accommodation features our Eco cottages made from all recycled teak houses from Indonesia, rebuilt and renovated with a rustic elegance, yet modern flair.