1. Do you have Spa on site?
Yes, our beautiful Spa and Treatment Centre consists of a natural swimming pool (naturally self-cleaning), a beautiful gazebo, designated treatment rooms for ayurveda, massage treatments, and yoga therapy, as well as a hammam (steam room)
2. Is there a swimming pool?
Yes - natural swimming pool
3. Can anybody use the Spa and Treatment Centre (including pool and steam)?
The centre is reserved for those who have booked treatments, as it includes a day ‘spa and treatment centre pass’
4. What time is your check-in/out?
Check-out is at 10:00am
Check-in is at 14:00pm
If the rooms are available earlier, you can of course take them before the official check-in time. However, you can leave your luggage at the front desk and spend your time at Ashiyana’s chill-out spaces or the beach whilst waiting.
5. Is the food vegetarian and organic?
Whenever possible we buy organic produce and we mostly have vegetarian food apart from twice a week where we offer fish or chicken dish for dinner
6. How far are you away from the beach?
Part of Ashiyana is directly on the beach which is a two minute walk away from Ashiyana’s main Palm Grove land.
7. Is Ashiyana a child friendly place?
We do not mind children in Ashiyana, but ask that you be mindful in hours of yoga and dining, as it is intended to be a quiet place to relax and rejuvenate
8. What language are the yoga classes in?
Our yoga classes are all held in English
9. What level of yoga do you teach?
All of our classes are suitable for students of any level, and we offer modifications for less and more experienced students
10. What style of Yoga do you teach?
Our yoga teachers held their classes in different styles targeting to the level and interests of our attendees (at the basis of Hartha yoga). We do not have our teachers on the basis of their style but on the basis of the kind of person they are. The key point is that they are warm and compassionate person and that they have the capacity to teach from their own inner calm. So the specific style that they teach is of relatively little importance compare to their ability to create a save and loving class
11. Do you offer private Yoga classes?
Yes, see - yoga therapy
12. Do you provide Yoga Mats?
We have yoga mats that are available for all of our guests and drop-in attendees, but always recommend bringing your own for hygienic reasons. You can also purchase yoga mats at the shops nearby
13. Do you provide mosquito nets in the rooms?
All our beach huts and Palm Grove rooms have mosquito nets available. However, due to the structure, the newly built (Raj) rooms do not need/have mosquito nets
14. Are there any medicines that are needed for malaria or vaccinations?
Malaria is not really prevalent in Goa, as we are surrounded by tidal water. We suggest using mosquito repellent. Please check with your countries’ health regulations for any vaccinations that are required.
15. Are there any convenience shops nearby?
There are a few shops a short walking distance away that have all of your practical items and toiletries if you happen to forget any.
16. Do you have hot water/electricity?
We have hot water in all bathrooms and also a well running electrical system in whole Ashiyana. However, power cuts due to over-demand are quite common in India
17. Do you provide WIFI ?
We offer WIFI in Ashiyana in a secluded area only during certain times and ask that you be very mindful in Ashiyana with any electronic devices, as we wish to maintain a quiet, calm space. There are nearby restaurants and Internet cafes that offer free WiFi as well.
18. Do you provide towels?
We provide towels for bathing, but ask you to bring your own beach towel or buy one in nearby shops
19. Do you provide toilet paper?
We do not offer toilet paper as we wish to be as eco friendly as possible. If you wish to use toilet paper it can be purchased at the local convenience store
20. Do you have fan in the rooms?
All our rooms have fans and are very airy
21. Which Airport do we come to and how far away?
Dabolim Int Airport (GOI) is the closest airport and is approximately an hour and half away by taxi (prepaid taxi at the airport or arrange with us for 1500 INR)
22. How safe is it to travel alone as a woman?
Goa is a very relaxed part of India, so it is especially safe to travel alone as a women. On the premises of Ashiyana, we have night time security guards as well as security dogs so there is no need to worry
23. What kind of activities do you offer?
We offer some different workshops, shows, evening chanting, contact improvisation dance, beach bon-fire, etc. depending on the availability of our artists.
24. Do you provide laundry services?
We do not have laundry services on site and ask you not to do laundry in the rooms. There is a local woman that comes every day to collect our guest's laundry and returns it usually within 24-48hrs
25. Is there an ATM or money exchange around?
There is an ATM that is about 15 minutes away by taxi and money exchange is about a 5 minute walk away
26. Can I pay by credit card?
Unfortunately we do not have proper services to support credit cards around here
27. What is the refund policy?
Please check the T&C here.
28. Do you offer meditation classes?
Approximately three times per week there will be guided meditation by one of our teachers. However there is space and time for you to self-practice as requested
29. Do I need a visa to travel to India?
Most countries require visa entry to India (tourist visa). Please inform yourself at the embassy and allow enough time to apply for your visa
31. Do I need insurance?
It is always recommended when travelling anywhere to carry travellers’’ insurance
32. What should I bring with me?
Please bring 4 passport size photographs for the hotel registration upon your arrival as it is a legal requirement for every guest to be registered in this way.
...bring an open heart and your bathing suit :)
33. What is your address?
Ashiyana Yoga Centre, Junas Waddo, Mandrem Beach, Pernem, Goa 403527, India