Earth Yoga Village is a community of like-minded people with open hearts creating a surrounding full of love, joy, hope, faith and smiles making you feel at home and helping you take a step closer towards knowing your self. We want you to get out of the experience all you hoped for and will do whatever we can to make sure that you are taking steps towards living the life you love and loving the life you live.
Earth Yoga Village is about giving back. To the community. To nature. To the people. And we make it a priority to be involved in local projects such as cleaning up our beautiful beach or spreading awareness about our connection with Mother Nature.
We want to make a difference. We want to be part of the change that is happening in the world. Not everyone is privileged equally and we are conscious of various social challenges especially in India and other Asian countries.
Our vision includes working towards providing opportunities for the less fortunate. We want to offer employment for those in need and with each small achievement we are all working towards making this world a better and more equal place for every sentient being. All of this requires time and funds and we only just set off on our journey. However, the intention is set. In the future, we will evolve & collaborate in a joint effort through means such as crowdfunding to contribute towards making the world a better place.
People come here from all around the world and often openly share their experiences and dreams with others, which is very inspiring and touching as well as both grounding and lifting to our spirits. Great friendships and kinships are formed here but you are also welcome to get as much me-time and practice finding joy in solitude as you need to find your inner balance and equilibrium!
Whilst we love those who come full of energy and ready to get involved in anything and everything, we also totally understand and encourage the need to recharge and reflect - especially if you are getting away from a busy life back home! All we ask is for an open heart and an open mind (which is very much encouraged when visiting incredible India anyway!) ready to accept and appreciate all that is available to us. The teachings at the village help us to tune deeper into this, and in particular, to accept ourselves and others with love.
We want you to get the most out of your time with us, so we have pulled together some tips and guidance for you to get a good picture of what life in the community will be like, below. So check out the information about the daily activities, facilities and local amenities..... and imagine yourself with us :)
Life in the Community
At breakfast and dinner we open the table with a few words of gratitude before we eat.
Resident from the village will lead the opening.
Lunch is free to help yourself to as soon as it is served.
There is water & herbal teas provided all day long for you to enjoy at any time.
All of our meals are home-cooked, nutritious and 100% vegan.
There is a washing up area to clean up our own dishes and teacups.
It would be helpful to know if you are not dining with us for any meals so that we can reduce the quantity we cook and save on waste.
Please let reception know.
Friendly Neighbours of All Shapes and Sizes
As we are located at the end of the beach, over a bamboo bridge and nestled into the edge of the jungle surrounded by nature, we do have some friendly neighbours visit us in the village from time to time: monkeys, lizards, frogs, critters, crows and many other friendly sentient beings.
This means we like to take extra precautions including replacing the covers on the food if you are the last person in the queue, not taking in or storing any food in the huts, including wrapped/sealed snacks etc, and practicing ahimsa (non-violence) towards all other living beings.
We respect the surrounding nature and all the additional occasional guests that come in or near the village :)
Intoxicants & Non Veg
There is to be no association with smoking, alcohol or meat inside the village, although you are free to do as you wish on the other side of the bridge.
But please leave it there before you return!
The hut community is naturally made and closely placed together so, please keep quiet after 9.30pm, especially when returning to the village, and tread lightly in the shared rooms. Your friendly village folk will appreciate these things.
Pillows and bed linen are provided, as are blankets if you need them, a towel (not for beach use), a mosquito net and a locker.
Bring a lock with you to be safe and tuck away your precious items.
It will be your responsibility to keep your accommodation clean and tidy during your stay. Bed linen and towels are changed a maximum of once per week upon request (sheets may be provided so you can do your own bit of karma yoga :)).
We ask that no village items are taken out of the village.
we have a Mindful wifi Hours for 2 hours a day only as we want you to be present fully here mentally and physically .our wifi is good for general communication & emailing but it still can be inconsistent .it may not support heavy video calling or uploading and downloading so request you to be using it mindfully
we have a electricity but it can also be inconsistent at our location as its right in the nature by the beach & time to time we face shortage of it
welcome to India :)
If you require any help with your stay we recommend letting reception know as soon as possible so we have time to try and resolve the issue as the works might not get actioned on a Saturday when reception is closed. Please be patient with us - we will do our best to get it fixed within 24 hours.
The bathrooms are open roofed for star gazing at night, so don't be alarmed if you have a little animal friend joining you. Some shower taps have a leaver in the middle which you need to turn either left or right for the water to flow. If you turn it to the left the lower tap will flow and to the right will be the overhead shower.
Remember to turn the lights and fans off when they are not being used and keep the plastic to a minimum by bringing a re-useable drinking bottle with you.
There are no laundry facilities provided in the village but there are several inexpensive and reliable laundry services just a short walk along the beach.
Please visit the respective pages & get acquainted with suggested daily schedule
The Evening Programme consists of group activities designed to enhance what has been taught during the day but in a slightly more fun, relaxed, social way. Typical activities under the Evening Programme include body percussion, yoga nidra, kirtan and mantras (singing/music)/Community circle/Ecstatic dance/Tratka/Angel walk/Ceremonies .you may be able to experience some of it during your stay .
Check in & Check out
Check in is after 2.00 pm and check out is by 11.00 am.
Shopping, ATMs, Pharmacies……
There is plenty of shopping to be done on the main strip of Palolem, but if you need ATM's, pharmacies, hospitals or electronics/household items, the nearest town is Chaudi, which is about a 5-10 min tuktuk drive costing around 100 Rupees.
Photography and Video Usage
For our social media we do take a few photos and videos around the village from time to time. We have a network community and like to keep them updated with what is going on. If you don't feel comfortable being in our photos, please find a spot where you can’t be seen in them.
Paying Your Balance
The balance of your stay is to be paid in cash only (Euros or Rupees) within 24 hours of your arrival. There are two travel agents at the local shops to change up or withdraw cash (small fee may apply). If you would like to extend your stay and there is availability, we ask you to pay in cash for the number of additional nights at the time you request the extension. Unfortunately we do not offer refunds, so be sure in your decisions!
if you would like to cancel your booking after arrival, it must be done with in 24 hours after your arrival. We will refund you after deducting 30% administrative charges and pro rata on your stay as per program enrolled on after that no refund ll be given for any reason ( only for Medical reasons you can transfer your bal to be used in next 12 moths of time)
Before arrival All deposits are non refundable .However if you inform us 30 days prior to starting of the program. you can use your deposit up to 12 months from date of booking.
Staying around after Retreat
If you are staying around the school & would like to participate in a yoga & food & other community activities than you can buy a full day pass for 30 euros,or Half day pass for 20 euros
At Earth yoga village we celebrates the life to the fullest as its the most beautiful thing happened to us and we must live fully and in a present celebrating it with every cells of our being
We laugh and smile lots
We touch hearts
We hold hands
We explore self but together
We celebrate birthdays
We celebrate all the festivals
We celebrate nothing and everything which can be reason to bring a smile on our faces
During your stay you may be able to be part of all or some of the activities. However its voluntarily. Community always respects your choice.
Sharing & Caring
Earth yoga village is the place to form a family of like-minded people to progress towards the path of living the life you love and loving the life you live. It is a community where everyone is encouraged to share and support each other on their spiritual journey.
Going gets joyful when community is there standing by each other in this material world where sometime it is difficult to find like-minded people but with the support of each other we can continue our practice and walking on the path.
And at Earth Yoga Village you will find that community just happens when all the right energy comes together. The Facebook Earth Yoga Village Community Group is one of the platforms where we encourage people to be engaged in sharing and supporting each other mindfully.
So lets support and share with each other whatever and all that we can. It may be by motivating each other through digital mediums or checking in on each other from time to time, perhaps visiting each other when visiting their town and offering a couch to sleep on and, of course, doing some practice together!
As a community we believe in standing by each other at all times, to love and be loved in the true sense, extending our hands wherever it is needed within the community.
We hope you have an meaningful and enjoyable stay finding your tribe!