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Food & Kitchen @ The Yoga Village


We promote a healthy diet at Kranti Yoga School and our food is freshly prepared for you daily.  We consider proper nutrition to be a very important part of your time with us.  With our multi-cultural cuisine we want to ensure that you are giving your body what it needs to support your daily yoga practice, health and wellbeing. We have an onsite organic Indian kitchen with wonderful cooks led by our Head Chef, Joan McGrath of New York who continues to delight us with her specialities.  


Our courses include all food: breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments throughout the day.  All our meals are served as a buffet with many options for you to choose from.   Our dining area is in Sattva, the hub of the village.  Enjoy mealtimes here with your peers or maybe dine on your terrace should you want a little quiet time.  




Dining Hall Lunch


Our kitchen is at your service and ready to accommodate all your dietary requirements, whatever they may be.  We are strictly vegetarian and vegan focused, and can always cater for lactose intolerant, gluten free and more. Our kitchen is your kitchen. If there is something you need or crave, we will always try to help. If you miss a meal, our cooks will always rustle something up for you. There is never a need to be hungry. 


All the food is sourced locally and so the menu will consist of seasonal fruit and vegetables.  Local produce is organically grown and bought on a daily basis.  We also buy groceries from nearby stores in order to support the local economy.


Tea Time


A typical daily menu:



Soy milk oats

Water based oats

Caramalized & raw nuts

Seasonal fruit salad

Scramblled, poached or boiled eggs





Carrot and Coriander Soup

Homemade Bread

Spiced brown rice

White rice

Dhal (Lentil Curry)

Veggie burger

Seasonal salad



Fresh Fruit


Snack Time

Stuffed Capsicum

Fresh Fruit

Fruit Juice



Goan Vegetable Curry

Brown Rice

Steamed or roasted vegetables


Pasta with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Quinoa meatballs in tomato sauce 



Date and Chocolate Cake



At the end of the day, we meet in Moksha for sunset.  After a full day of yoga, enjoy the sun setting over the Arabian Sea.  This is a favourite time for both students and teachers.  It is a blissful time to appreciate where you are, who you are with and what you have achieved.  Chai, fresh fruit juice and a range of teas are served throughout the day.  We have a coffee machine for you to make your own fresh coffee and Ayurvedic teas to help balance your dosha.  Fresh fruit and nuts are always available should you need some sustenance between mealtimes. 


Kitchen Staff


We aim to please and make sure that all tastes are catered for.  Ultimately, we always encourage our guests to eat healthily and hope that we provide enough information for you to make educated food choices. Your own self-discipline is crucial to eating healthily.



You will of course have time to try the local cuisine outside the shala. We have a prime location on Patnem Beach where you will find a range of restaurants serving a host of tasty and healthy choices.  You can choose from traditional Indian dishes or pick from a rich international menu that is widely available in most restaurants. The food in Patnem and neighbouring Palolem is some of the finest cuisine on offer in Goa. Patnem is renowned for a high standard of hygiene.




Joan McGrath - Head Chef


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Chef Joan considers herself a creator of experiences through her passion for food and culture. It allows her to go through every moment with an open mind. She has a way to embrace other food, culture, and language. Her roots of cooking come from kitchens of her family in Panama and the hand-written recipes from her Grandmother that were left behind when she passed.

In 2010, she graduated from French Culinary Institute with the anticipation to work towards her goals and dreams. Joan, a New York native, gained New York restaurant experience understanding not only the aspect of food but of hospitable service as well for a little over 8 years.

Joan has always had a traveling spirit that allows her to translate that within her food. Her style is refined-comfort food allowing you to tap into a memory or conversation through food.   Joan loves creating unique vegan and vegetarian dishes as she understands the meaning of caring for your mind, body, and spirit. She believes what comes from the earth is what is needed to nourish the body.

Joan joins Kranti Yoga this season to share her passion of cooking, connect with the culture and learn from her experience in India. 


Whether you stick to your own food regime or eat locally, one thing is certain, you will never be hungry at Kranti Yoga School.  Bon Appetit!!!


The posture should be steady and comfortable. 

Patanjali's Yoga Sutra