We offer ongoing Yoga Holidays from mid December to mid March from 5 days to as long as you want to stay with us. The advantage of our Yoga Holiday is that you can combine the benefits of a Yoga Retreat with the Rest and Relaxation of a Tropical Beach Holiday. We offer you the perfect balance, with two Yoga Classes per day and plenty of time to enjoy the beach or explore this exceptionally magical part of India.
We are located on a beautiful, palm-fringed, tropical beach on India's Arabian Sea coast next to the holy town of Gokarna. The Tipi Garden Yoga Resort has a variety of accommodation to suit every taste... From Luxury Tipis, to Traditional Rooms, an Eco Mini Villa and even a Treehouse-style Rooftop, the accommodation is set in a vibrant, tropical garden just one minute from the beach. Free Wi-Fi is available for all our guests.
Your Yoga Holiday includes:
Two Daily Yoga Classes in our private Garden Yoga Shala
Comfortable and Quiet Accommodation just one minute from the beach
A Healthy, Delicious and Nutritous Vegetarian/Vegan Breakfast and Lunch
Clean towels and Bed Linen
Filtered Water and Healthy Teas
Private Wash Basin with Running Water
Newly built Toilets and Showers
Local and Travel Information
Stunning Views and one minute access to beautiful Kudle Beach!
At the Tipi Garden Yoga Resort we feel that a good Yoga Holiday should Perfectly Balance the two elements of Yoga and Holiday. Our retreats do just that by giving you enough Yoga to satisfy your needs coupled with enough Free Time to feel that you are getting the most Rest, Relaxation and Fun possible on your Holiday.
Our philosophy is that our guests are Kings and Queens and we work hard to ensure that our hospitality and service makes you feel just like you are.
All this as well as one of the most beautiful locations in all of India makes a special combination that we are sure you will treasure.
The Tipi Garden Yoga Resort has been totally refurbished and improved for the 2016/17 winter season and boasts a variety of accommodation to suit every taste... From Luxury Tipis, to Traditional Rooms, an Eco Mini Villa and even a Treehouse-style Rooftop, the accommodation is set in a vibrant, tropical garden just one minute from the beach. Free Wi-Fi is available for all our guests.
We currently have four Luxury Tipis nestled in the organic garden and a one minute walk brings to you the golden sands of Kudle beach. The four Luxury Tipis surround the Yoga Shala and are serviced by a dedicated newly built toilet and shower block. If you have never stayed in a tipi you will be amazed at the level of comfort they can provide. An unforgettable experience far superior to staying in the most luxurious of rooms. Unsurprisingly they are the most popular accommodation in the Tipi Garden Resort as they offer a truly glamorous experience. The Luxury Tipis are furnished to a very high standard with a Kingsize Bed or two Single Beds as required. Each Luxury Tipi has its own private veranda with shade, seating and hammocks. Attached private basin and wash area with running water is available for each Luxury Tipi.
The Tree House style Rooftop boasts the best views in the Tipi Garden Resort. It combines the excitement of tree house living with the comfort and safety of having a solid floor under your feet. The 360 degree views are truly spectacular. Nature lovers will spend hours observing the local wildlife from this great vantage point. You will see monkeys, peacocks, eagles and kites, kingfishers, mongooses and much more. The accommodation is available with a Kingsize Bed or two Single Beds and has a large private balcony where you can practice your yoga or simply enjoy some quiet time. Guests staying in this room have use of the Eco Bathroom and the kitchenette downstairs if the Double Room is unoccupied.
The Double Bedroom comprises the ground floor of the Mini Beach Villa. Located in east end of the Tipi Yoga Garden it is surrounded by its own private garden and has a private entrance gate. The large balcony and veranda offer ample outdoor living space and there is also a kitchenette available for preparing your own drinks, snacks and meals if you require.
Guests staying here will also have use of the Eco Bathroom. The location of this room in the quiet east end of the property means that guests can enjoy a very large garden without any through traffic from guests staying in other parts of the resort. This also gives you a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature and wildlife of the forest that borders the property on this end. From peacocks to kingfishers, mongooses and monkeys nature lovers will enjoy a Jungle Book experience.
The Garden Bungalow is small but full of charm. Constructed with a mix of traditional and modern materials it was the first guest room to be built in the Tipi Garden Resort. This room has a Double Bed and is suitable for a couple or single occupancy. It is located in a shady spot in the organic garden just a one minute walk to Kudle Beach.
We provide a Healthy, Delicious and Nutritious Breakfast and Lunch. We use Fresh Ingredients sourced from our Organic Garden and from Local Farmers. Our meals our Vegetarian but we will also try our best to provide Vegan and Gluten Free meals on request. We don't provide dinner because we feel our guests should have the opportunity to try the many local restaurants, which provide excellent and cheap local and international food, and in this way also support the local economy.
We provide two daily Yoga Classes, one in the morning and one in the evening. Our resident Yoga Alliance accredited Yoga Teacher is Atalya. She has trained under Shakti Mhi, the founder of Prana Yoga College. She predominantly teaches General and Hatha Yoga in the Prana style. With a strong focus on safety, proper alignment, breath control and the intuitive flow of the asanas, she teaches the students how to create and retain prana (the life-force) while stilling the mind into a meditative enjoyment of the present moment. In her teaching she combines the science of yoga with modern science, supporting what the yogis experienced long ago.
Throughout the season we also are proud to offer you a variety of guest Yoga Teachers. The last few years Gokarna has attained a reputation as one of the best Yoga Centres for the winter season in India. The natural beauty of the area combined with the ancient spiritual tradition of the Holy Town of Gokarna makes it the ideal location for Yoga Students and Teachers alike. Between the months of November and April many talented Yoga Teachers from around the world come to Kudle Beach to pass the winter months and we count many of them amongst our friends. We can inform you of which other teachers will be teaching at the Tipi Garden Yoga Resort, in addition to Atalya, a couple of weeks before the start of your course as we usually book them in depending on when they arrive on the beach and when they are available.
The Yoga Classes last between one and a half hours to two hours depending on the day and style. A sample daily schedule is listed below however you will be advised of the exact schedule for your week when you arrive.
07:45 - 08:00 Juice/Tea and Light Snack
08:00 - 10:00 Morning Yoga Class
10:00 - 10:30 Breakfast
10:30 - 13:00 Beach Time!
13:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:00 Free Time!
16:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Yoga Class
18:00 - 18:30 Sunset Time!
No words can describe the unbelievable beauty and magic of Gokarna and Kudle Beach.
The beach is one of the most beautiful in all of India. Surrounded by forested hills and facing the sunset you will be dreaming of returning to it as soon as you have gone. You will carry the soothing sound of the rolling waves and the sight of the magical sunsets in your mind for a long time after you have left. Everyone loves Kudle!
As well as swimming and sunbathing you can enjoy sunset jam sessions with talented musicians from around the world. There are no clubs and discos on Kudle Beach but what better than an impromptu beach party around a fire with music and dancing under the stars. And for the more adventurous how about a night swim to be amazed by the phosphorescent plankton that is found in these waters.
Gokarna is one of the holiest places in all of India. Known as the Varanasi of the south and home to the reverred Atma (soul) Shiva Lingam it is always bustling with pilgrims visiting the many temples found here. Despite its spiritual significance it has remained a charming, small coastal town with just 3 main streets. Temple lovers and photographers can spend hours exploring and soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.
Gokarna is located on a small peninsula and the area is a beach lovers paradise. As well as Kudle Beach you can enjoy many other beaches including Paradise Beach, Om Beach, Half Moon beach, Nirvana Beach and the 8km long Main Beach. They are easily reached by beautiful walks over the headlands, by boat or by taxi. The 2 hour trek from Kudle Beach to Paradise Beach, passing through Om and Half Moon beaches, is a must for anyone visiting the area. Om Beach is so called because of its distinctive shape. Spend a few hours here swinging in a hammock in the shade and sipping an ice cold beer, going in the calm water for a refreshing dip and enjoying a lunch of fresh caught fish in one of the beach shacks. Half Moon beach is the smallest and quietest beach in Gokarna. You will forget the rest of the world exists and, more often than not, you can have the whole beach to yourself. All the beaches can be reached by the regular boat services that are available here. Look out for dolphins as you ride the blue water and be amazed at the remarkable beauty of the Konkan coast.
The Tipi Garden Yoga Resort is located on a large piece of private land hemmed in between palm fringed Kudle Beach and the forested green foothills of the Western Ghats. Kudle can easily be reached by taxi or rickshaw from Gokarna town.
Gokarna is well connected by bus and train. Buses stop right in town and Gokarna Road railway station is just 15 minutes away by taxi or rickshaw. The nearest airport is Goa's Dabolim Airport 150km away and we can arrange airport transfers for you if you require.