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Wigwam's luxury apartments, jungle lodges and tipis, tropical gardens, outdoor yoga shala, health food café, healing tipi, and relaxing chill-out areas provide the perfect setting for a transformational time away. With a social community atmosphere and friendly staff on hand to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible, we hope you will feel at home away from home at Wigwam.
Wigwam hosts facilitators from around the world specialising in the healing arts. These talented individuals have shared massage, breath work, Cacao ceremonies, Sweat Lodge ceremonies, art and music events and raw food workshops, to name a few. We are excited to offer inspiring knowledge and practices to our global visitors within our magical setting.
After over a decade of getting to know India and visualising their future in Goa, Tanya Hildreth and Nic Thomson put their dreams into action in 2018, creating Wigwam, a healing sanctuary intended for community sharing, inner exploration and collective collaboration. Their vision is to bring like-minded people together to celebrate, create, relax, and explore their inner and outer worlds. Both internationally travelled, and with experience in event management, party planning, the healing arts, cooking, mixology, and community building, they bring a can-do attitude to every aspect of the Wigwam mission. "At Wigwam we pride ourselves on taking a hands-on approach and giving a personal service to all our guests. Just ask, and we will do all we can to make your stay nourishing and enriching."
Wigwam is located in Mandrem, North Goa, a small coastal state famous for its beaches, great weather, and vibrant international community, stemming from its Portuguese settler roots. Goa attracts visitors from around the world and hosts a large community of those working in, and exploring, spiritual and personal development. Wigwam is ideally situated away from the busy roads and famous Goan night life, preserving the tranquillity of its natural surroundings. Goa’s finest beaches are just a ten minute taxi or scooter ride away or a little longer for those wishing to peddle. We have bicycles and e-bicycles for rent. We can also organise horse-riding excursions and surfing trips. Though you may find you never want to leave our natural oasis!
Our apartments provide the luxury of modern-day living within a natural paradise. Built in brick with clean white walls, with windows and ceiling fans in every room, they stay cool throughout the season. We have 1 x One Bedroom Apartment and 2 x Two Bedroom Apartments. All apartments have King Size beds and hanging space for clothes in the bedrooms, plus a lounge, kitchenette, and hot water shower room / toilet. They are tastefully decorated in minimalist, eco-chic style, with selective art works, fairy lights, dream catchers and comfortable, locally-sourced furnishings to lay back and relax. Our Two Bedroom apartments also have outdoor chill-out spaces with hanging swings, bolsters and floor mattresses for enjoying those famous Goan balmy evenings in private.
Our Tipis have King Size beds and sleep 1-2 people. We have 6x Tipis. Surrounded by lush jungle gardens growing native plants and trees, this is a chance to really get back to nature, in comfort and style. Fancy showering under the stars? Each Tipi has an open air en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, toilet and mirror, and palm trees above. Honouring the environment these showers are not heated, though usually warm due to Goa’s consistently hot climate. We also have a heated outdoor private shower for guests to use day and night.
Our Jungle Lodges are more spacious than our Tipis, great for friendly giants. Built from locally sourced materials they are fully sealed from the elements. We have 2x Jungle Lodges, each with a King Size bed, sleeping 1-2 people, and en-suite outdoor bathroom.
All accommodation options are fitted with mosquito nets, lights, power supply, and fans. A safety deposit box is available for use by all guests for storing valuables. An outdoor kitchen with fridge and gas cooker is available for our Tipi and Jungle Lodge guests.
Our Yoga Shala is raised over the ground and built with natural, local materials. Nestled in a grove of coconut palms and bamboo, it stays cool and shaded, whatever the time of day. Yoga mats, blocks and straps are provided for up to 14 students.
Our Healing Tipi is the perfect place to go deep within. We offer a range of therapies including deep tissue massage, Reiki, Thai massage, breath work, and sound healing. Our therapists are highly qualified and have lots of experience working with teacher training groups and on retreats. The Healing Tipi may also be used for private meditation when available.
Our Ceremonial Space has been a centre point for community gatherings focused on consciousness raising in North Goa. Set within the grassy Tipi Field around a fire pit, we have hosted group ceremonies including Cacao ceremonies, sweat lodges and saunas, and are always open to new ideas for conscious community gatherings.
Our food and cooking workshops have been a huge hit with our guests. We are happy to organise raw food or North Indian cuisine cooking workshop for your retreat participants.
Our café offers seating for up to 40 people under the coconut palms. Our seating areas are shaded, comfortable and sociable, crafted from bamboo and adorned with locally tailored plush cushions. Our menu has been curated with care with the consultation of nutrition and wellbeing experts. We offer Vegan, Raw and Vegetarian options as well as European, Goan and North Indian cuisine. Our delicious Buddha Bowls, health-boosting Smoothies and Kombucha are favourites amongst our Yogi guests. Once a week we host a themed get-together for guests and friends, where we explore new recipes and share a spread of tantalising foodie delights as a family. The café is open from 8-4 during regular trading hours, later for groups on retreats and training courses. Free filtered water is available for all.
Wigwam’s grounds, shared spaces and bathrooms are cleaned daily and kept to a high standard always. Guest tipis and apartments will be cleaned every day, and fresh bedding and towels provided every three days. During retreats and teacher trainings we ask guests to take care of the amenities and maintain a respectful attitude to the environment and fellow guests, keeping shared spaces clean and tidy at all times. Any significant damages incurred by yourself or guests during the rental period will be charged at the end of your stay.
LOGISTICS : We are happy to help with travel logistics such as airport transfers, local tourist information, e-bicycle / bicycle / scooter rental, horse riding, and restaurant, beach and shopping recommendations.
PETS : We are very animal friendly at Wigwam though we cannot accommodate for pets during retreats and trainings.
SAFETY : On arrival retreat / course leaders will be shown the location of fire extinguishers, fire blankets and the first aid box. If you have any concerns about safety please get in touch to discuss.
You will have exclusive use of the whole Wigwam space including our Apartments, Tipi Field (Tipis and Jungle Lodges), ceremonial space, the Healing Tipi, outdoor kitchen, chill-out area, Yoga Shala and café. Our gates will be shut to the public and you will enjoy complete privacy. This option sleeps 13 people in their own beds (6x Tipis, 2x Jungle Lodges, 1x One Bedroom Apartment, 2x Two Bedroom Apartments). If couples wish to share we can accommodate more people at no extra cost. Please note our Yoga Shala accommodates 14 students comfortably.
COST PER NIGHT : 40,000 INR / £433 / 483 EUR / $527*
COST PER WEEK : 280,000 INR / £3,029 / 3,380 EUR / $3686*
*Conversion rates taken from XE.COM MAY 2020. Costs are charged in Indian Rupees at time of booking.
Exclusive use of the Tipi Field including 6x Tipis, 2x Jungle Lodges, ceremonial space and outdoor kitchen. This accommodates 8 guests in private rooms. If couples wish to share we can accommodate at no extra cost. Please note our Yoga Shala accommodates 14 students comfortably. Non-exclusive areas will be open to outside guests including the chill-out area, outdoor shower, Healing Tipi and Yoga Shala. You will have first priority of use of the Yoga Shala and Healing Tipi, times for which will be agreed when booking your retreat or training program. The café will be used by outside guests. We will reserve seating for your retreat guests to suit your schedule.
COST PER NIGHT PER NIGHT : 26,000 INR / £282 / 314 EUR / $343*
COST PER WEEK : 182,000 INR / £1,969 / 2,197 EUR / $2,396
Please contact us if you have specific accessibility needs.
We support local producers when buying building materials, and in our cafe produce, such as Kombucha. Most of our vegetables come from a local organic farm. We grow our own herbs. No plastic is sold in our restaurant. We provide eco-friendly filtered water free to all guests.
Wigwam is open from November - April, season time in Goa.
Wigwam is located in Mandrem, North Goa, 2km from Mandrem Beach on Unnamed Road, after Shree Bhagwati Temple, across the road from Baba Saissh restaurant. There is one international airport in Goa, Dabolim Airport (Goa Airport). We can help organise a taxi for you on arrival. Thivim and Pernem are our nearest railway stations.
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