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Location

Patnem Beach is an appealing choice in South Goa and an ideal location for The Yoga Village.  It has retained its peacefulness and natural charm despite growing numbers of tourists to the area.  The beach itself is lined with bars, restaurants and beach hut accommodation.  Sun loungers are in abundance.  The hospitality of the Patnem locals awaits you. 

Choose from the many dining options that offer international cuisine from all corners of the globe as well as traditional Goan Curries and seafood specialities.  It is ideal for those who don't want action packed nights out, opting for civilised dinners on the beach, maybe a cocktail or two at sunset.   It is a great place for guests to avoid distractions and be truly yogic if that is what you are looking for.  Often, a soda on the beach is enough to unwind after a full day of yoga teacher training.

The Yoga Village is situated right on Patnem Beach, metres away from the sea.  We are the only Yoga Teacher Training School to have such a location.  This means that our students can benefit from our amazing views during practice whether at sunrise or sunset.  We often take meditation walks on the beach and full moon meditations at the sea’s edge.  Every day, we encourage students to appreciate some quiet beach time after an intense morning practice.  And, it is never too far to go for a lunchtime beach nap or a dip in the sea between classes for a much needed cooling down.    We believe our location is simply paradise. 

If you are looking for some evening entertainment, you are not far away from the bright lights of Palolem.  Here you will find a later night in terms of a social scene, sometimes a welcome alternative to quietness and early nights of Patnem.  Palolem is only 5 minutes away from the shala and can be reached by rickshaw.

Transport
Patnem is located in south Goa, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Margao and 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Panaji, the state's capital.  The region's main town, Chaudi (also known as Canacona), is conveniently a couple of minutes away in case you need to go an ATM or buy supplies.  

By air:  You can fly to Goa airport directly from all the major cities of the world during winter season. Within India, you can also fly from Mumbai, Banglore, Chennai, Kolkata and Kochin.

By train:  You can reach Goa by train from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochin, Mysore and Pune.

By road:   It’s also possible to reach Goa by Volvo / Deluxe / Semi Deluxe buses from Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore.

By taxi:  Goa airport and train stations have pre-paid taxi counters. Once you have reached the airport or the railway station, you can take a taxi directly to Patnem Beach. The prices of these taxis are set and so you won’t need to bargain. (Rs 1500/- from airport, Rs 700/- from railway station.)

By bus:  In case you want to save money or want to experience local Goan transport, you can catch a bus from KTC bus station in Margao directly to Patnem Beach (Rs25/-).

 

Additional Information
Internet:  Wifi is widely available in most of the beach bars. There are several internet cafes as well. 

Money Exchange:  There are several places in Patnem where you can exchange money.

Shops:  Patnem and Palolem have many small shops where you can buy local crafts, clothing and gifts.

 

Market: The main market is in Chaudi on Saturdays.  This is a local market selling fruit, vegetables and local produce.

 

Hospital & Pharmacy: There is a private hospital nearby and a government hospital 3 km away. There are many pharmacies in Chaudi which is 3 km away from Patnem Beach.

The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.

B.K.S. Iyengar