Professional reviews of the Purple Valley Retreat.
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What the press has said about Purple Valley...
Breathe Magazine New York.
'Don't miss Purple Valley's landscaped tropical gardens, nearby beaches or local markets. Other diversions include an onsite palm-leaf massage hut, and nearby Ayurvedic doctor for medical consultations and massage.'
"A blissful sanctuary on India's west coast, in a secluded spot carved out of the tropical jungle."
As part of the 'Get A New Life' programme, Jo Whyley said:
"Purple Valley was fantastic. I'm just a beginner but the yoga was terrific. I really enjoyed it. The teacher was so kind and I learned a lot."
Yoga and Health Magazine.
"If you want a special yoga experience taught by well established teachers, Purple Valley is a good place to be. Just over a year ago the land on which the Retreat is built was an overgrown piece of ground with wondrous tall trees, which must have been a favourite spot for monkeys who still visit frequently. Within a year this tranquil spot was transformed into a Yoga Retreat with a comfortable and old worldly house and a beautiful yoga shala at the bottom of extensive and lovely gardens. There is a also a 'chill-out' area, a massage hut and many hammocks slung between the trees. Morning practice, an afternoon spent in the hammock followed by a massage and evening sessions of meditation, pranayama or Tai Chi made for perfect days. Sometimes, when there was no evening session one could spend quiet time reflecting on one of the almost empty palm fringed beaches, watching a stunning sunset."
"Not exactly a five star luxury hotel (those are nearby, chock-full of new age-leaning celebs) but then, comfort comes from within. Set in a lush tropical garden with monkeys in the trees and hammocks strewn about, this two-year old retreat for die-hard yogis is pretty close to nirvana. Days are spent taking rigorous Ashtanga classes in the large, airy yoga shala, getting massages in the palm-thatched hut, and sunning with the hippie trance travellers on the nearby Anjuna beach."
"A week in to my visit to Purple Valley, I am so relaxed that I am almost horizontal. My mind has slowed down and I'm thinking positively. No longer driven by the need to achieve something, here at Purple Valley I am happy to just be."