There are places where you can feel a vibrant and positive energy as soon as you pass the gate. Purple Valley Ashtanga Yoga Retreat is such a place.
It’s a quiet place, with gorgeous and very comfortable accommodation, and excellent food. It’s the perfect type of retreat for serious ashtanga yoga students who would like to have an easy access to India. Purple Valley opens during the dry season in Goa (October to April) and invites some of the best international ashtanga yoga teachers – even Sharat Jois has taught here.
Camilla welcomed us with a big smile. We spent the day with her and Lucrecia, the director of Purple Valley. We also met with the students who came here to follow their preferred teacher in a 2-week yoga workshop. Following the tradition from the main shala of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, the morning asana classes are in Mysore-style, except on Fridays when there is a teacher-led class.