Welcome to Bhakti Kutir !!
Sanskrit for a home for devotional meditation - is the organic
manifestation of a dream rather than the end result of a
Located 200 m above Palolem beach - arguably Goa’s finest and
safest beach - on the terraces of a coconut grove it gives
holistic travelers a feeling for the rhythms and flavours of
Goan village life and provides simple earth friendly global
luxuries such as : genuine ayurvedic massages; top quality yoga
classes; organic food (including home made pasta, tofu and wheat
grass juice) ; nature trips and anything else which is thrown up
in the course of an evening’s conversation with the retreat’s
founders a Goan-German couple.
22 back to nature cabanas, no two alike, fashioned from local
materials like rice straw, bamboo and mud. An eco friendly
compost toilet accompanies each cabana. Built to include trees,
leaves and the star spangled skies the living areas combine a
rural feel with a surprising degree of comfort for an
How to Use the Resource
Bhakti Kutir allows guests to make their own choices in a
completely informal non-commercial community environment. It is
not a puritanical ashram. Its mainly vegetarian restaurant also
serves fresh sea food, wine and tribal liquors. Guests can
effortlessly participate in the night life on Palolem beach and
yet retire to a world of complete quiet, security and privacy
when they so desire. It offers a wide, even if somewhat
unpredictable, range of healing programmes
and guests themselves can conduct workshops for other visitors
at the drop of a hat if they have the skills and inclination.
The Kutir offers a very spontaneous social space and its
restaurant is an excellent zone to meet interesting creative and
holistic professionals from different parts of the globe. From
time to time cultural programmes animate its amphitheatre. For
parents its child friendly nature is a big bonus. Kids can
attend an informal school or just make themselves at home. Baby
sitters are available. Short trips to wild life reserves ;
heritage towns and homes; spice gardens; little known islands,
mountain lodges and holistic healing centers are all easily
undertaken from Bhakti Kutir. Even a short stay may help connect
visitors with a network of holistic resorts in the region.
YOGA classes by Swami Yoga nand Saraswati
This year Bhakti Kutir offers daily yoga classes by a yogi who
hails from the source of the holy Ganges. Swami Yogananda
Saraswati who has been practicing yoga almost since his toddler
years guides both beginners and advanced practioners through:
yogic kriyas and cleansing; traditional yogasanas; traditional
pranayama and meditation. For those not familiar with yoga
terminology this implies a holistic education in all aspects of
yoga including correct breathing which is an essential
pre-requisite for meditation. For those with an interest in
specific yoga styles the Swami specializes in traditional
ashtanga and patnajali traditions amongst others.
A Journey to Nirvana
3day/6day Intensive Meditation camp
Meditation means going beyond the mind, going beyond thought
process, entering into silence, utter silence where nothing
moves, where nothing disturbs, where everything is absent ---
only a pure emptiness remains; this space is meditation.
In this camp you will be introduced to an ancient secret
meditation technique that is easy to adopt into your daily life
and which if you persist in applying it consistently, will open
the door to Samadhi for you. The ultimate solution of life,
where self merges into existential being.
Bhakti kutir : (eating)
Serves tasty western dishes, home green organic produce and
fresh juices in a very pleasant relaxed setting away from the
beach and loud sound system, one of the best in Palolem.
Bhakti kutir is located in Palolem in the south of
goa. The distance from the airport is 60 kms, which will take
you 1˝ hours.
The easiest thing to do is to have us pick you up or to hire a
taxi at the airport Buses are
also a good option.
The train station is just 32kms away at Margoa and 3kms
away is Chaudi where the slower trains stop.