Welcome to India's first LGBTQ friendly chic yoga space that focuses on your well being and privacy as well as emphasises on a green and eco friendly environment.

Our goal is to create a serene and tranquil address where you can come be your true self, learn yoga and enjoy everything Goa has to offer in an uber luxurious minimalistic room with all possible amenities to ensure the best night's sleep as you unwind from your day out.

FOUNDER

Varun Singal was born and raised in the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier's metropolis in the North known as Chandigarh which is where he derived the minimalistic brutalist space and light design inspiration for the modern complex from. He is a certified Yoga Alliance International teacher in traditional Hatha and Ashtanga techniques and completed his Masters in Accounting and Finance from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He further holds a keen interest in sustainability, gardening, permaculture and feels strongly towards achieving equality and fighting prejudice. He spent a large chunk of his adult life living the Australian dream and finding his place in the corporate sector only to find his way back into a simple life chasing sun, sand and smiles in the heart of Goa and has made this space his own home.

Our home brand first became well known in 2016 with campaigning by Varun as a LGBT friendly space and the first of its kind in India with focus not only on equality but also on empowering individuals to join hands in making a safe inclusive space that focuses on achieving acceptance as well as learning all that traditional yoga has to offer. These one-on-one classes also open to members of the public and not just the guests staying with us.

Simply Yoga is set in the tranquil and lush Bungalow 598 that comprises of the gorgeous and quaint Portuguese heritage house and a three-storey state of the art modern complex with two dedicated Yogashalas and a rooftop yoga sundeck.

We also offer introductory yoga sessions or massage therapy on request so you can get the ultimate immersion and detox at Vagator Eco Resort.

SIMPLY YOGA

Our home brand first became well known in 2016 with campaigning by Varun as a LGBT friendly space and the first of its kind in India with focus not only on equality but also on empowering individuals to join hands in making a safe inclusive space that focuses on achieving acceptance as well as learning all that traditional yoga has to offer. These one-on-one classes also open to members of the public and not just the guests staying with us.

Simply Yoga is set in the tranquil and lush Bungalow 598 that comprises of the gorgeous and quaint Portuguese heritage house and a three-storey state of the art modern complex with two dedicated Yogashalas and a rooftop yoga sundeck.

We also offer introductory yoga sessions or full body relaxation/deep tissue massage therapy so you can get the ultimate immersion and detox at Simply Yoga.

Additionally, this is all located in the residential and sought after area of Assagao hills in Badem and a short ride away from the bustling nightlife of North Goa.

BUNGALOW 598

This address boasts of both the Portuguese and Corbusier buildings complemented by ground and terrace green garden spaces that are abundant with dozens of curated species of both local and international therapeutic plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables that are often incorporated into the kitchen cooking.

The Portuguese house offers the entry point porch and reception areas in addition to the Yogashala, utility room, waiting lounge, founder's office, library, common toilets, bistro and kitchen. Our kitchen facility and bistro is at your disposal if you want to cook your own meal or opt for one of healthy vegetarian choices cooked to order or even chill with a complimentary tea or coffee.

The sound proof, air-conditioned and insulated Corbusier complex features floor to ceiling glass windows with sunblock blinds in all 12 ensuites, tv waiting lounge with Netflix and wifi, 60 sq m Yogashala, laundry, two bed massage lounge, minibar vista lounge and the state-of-the-art all weather 50,000 litres rainwater harvesting infinity rooftop swimming pool and sundeck with a breathtaking view of the lush green surrounds of Vagator and beyond. This building design helps us maximise natural light and maintenance as well as save energy costs and protect our guests against snakes, mosquitoes and other pests whilst maintaining the perfect oxygen and humidity levels.

To encourage Yoga principles there are communal lounging spaces all around the complex both indoor and outdoor with wifi connectivity to help you catch up with your loved ones, mingle with the guests and founder or watch a favorite TV show or curl up with one of our in-house library bestseller books. br>
Each double ensuite includes :

  • Handwoven 100% organic cotton quick dry towels
  • Solid Teakwood queen sized bed with side tables
  • 9-inch cloud mattress with highest quality cotton sheet, quilt and four pillows
  • FabIndia Le Corbusier styled reading chair
  • UrbanLadder Full length dressing mirror with drawer
  • UrbanLadder Solid teakwood clothing rack with hooks
  • Wall mounted super quiet wall mounted fan with remote
  • Contemporary ambient power saving LED lighting
  • BlueStar super efficient remote controlled AC with dehumidifier
  • 24 hour hot shower powered by Racold heat pumps
  • 100% power backup including air conditioners
  • 24 hour air rotation and dehumidifying air vents
  • Ozone lock safe with manual lock

STAFF

We currently have two full time caretakers that live on the property and are available for any help you may require. In addition to there are two housekeeping maids that reset the rooms and clean all the communal areas daily. The main point of contact being the manager who can be called upon in case anything is out of order or you need arranging. There is also a gardener that tends the green spaces and a yoga teacher and masseuse available on call. To provide maximum security and privacy there is surveillance around the communal areas and no access to the balconies that the ensuites look out to except for daily cleaning and watering of terrace plants by our in-house staff.

To be noted that there is no room service or daily housekeeping provided nor is there any television set, refrigerator or wifi available within the ensuites, this is to help maintain the tranquility in the rooms and encourage the use of communal lounges and Portuguese house where one can mingle, access our minibar, watch television and utilise the complimentary unlimited wifi.

We also offer an in-house laundry facility to have your clothes washed, dried and folded to your standard at a nominal cost within a day or two.

ENVIRONMENT

As a green initiative and to help the planet and Goa stay as clean as possible we strongly discourage any waste in terms of plastic, water or energy. To encourage this we have taken the following steps-

  • Every guest is provided with a locally made stainless steel refillable water bottle with filtered water and easy carry cotton sling bag for use whilst your stay to avoid plastic
  • bottles wastage and minimise carbon footprint where possible.
  • Throughout the monsoon season we sustain using the rain water harvested from our fresh water pool.
  • We do not feed chemicals into our swimming pool that may harm any plants in case it's later utilised for irrigation.
  • Our fair trade hand woven Indian towels use 80% less resources to wash dry and reuse.
  • We try to grow as much food and herbs on the property organically as a measure of health and sustainability.
  • An ecosystem is encouraged where we do not kill insects and reptiles but encourage the growth of organisms such as frogs and lizards and plants such as lemongrass that automatically repel pests such as mosquitoes.
  • We also aim to recycle as much as possible and feed organic leftovers to animals and the garden to reduce waste.
  • All the water from our kitchen and showers is also used to irrigate our gardens.
  • We are also the first and the only business in India that offers complimentary bicycles to its guests to decrease pollution and enjoy an idyllic time in sussegad Goa.

We have also curated a local guide of the trendy favourites that can be experienced on our in-house bicycles whilst you enjoy your stay with us and explore our recommendations. We also help arrange airport transfers or motorbike rental as and when required.

Finally, we welcome you to experience our hospitality and provide open and honest feedback, at the same time accepting that each space comes with its own challenges and environmental pressures and hope you enjoy and treat this uniquely positive and serene nature and home as your own with the respect it deserves.

Namaste.