India Top 25 Yoga Destinations

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India Top 25 Yoga destinations

1. Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar

The Bihar School of Yoga was founded in 1964 by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati to impart yogic training to householders and sannyasins a like. Bihar School of Yoga also guides yoga projects and medical research in association with prestigious hospitals, organizations and establishments. Programs made by Bihar School of Yoga are being used today in the education and prison Government sectors, in hospitals, by the Defense Services, private and public sector industries such as Indian Oil Corporation, Coal India Limited, National Thermal Power Corporation, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, the Steel Authority of India, Hindustan Paper Corporation, Hindustan Copper Corporation and many more.


2. Purple Valley, Assagao, Goa

Located in the stunningly peaceful Assagao valley in North Goa, India, Purple Valley Yoga is one of the leading Ashtanga Yoga retreat centers in Asia. Set in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens, with a swimming pool, Ayurvedic Spa and juice bar, there are communal areas for eating and relaxing as well as private spaces for contemplation or meditation, so it is quiet and inspiring- the ideal place for a lavish yoga holiday.


3. Kaivalyadhama Ashram, Lonavala, Maharashtra

On enough acreage to be a respectable estate, Kaivalyadhama Ashram is a three-pronged yoga center, housing a research institute, hospital, and officially sanctioned school. If science and mysticism ever had a meeting point it would be here, where diploma-level yoga studies bring intellectual clout to the ancient art. There's also a cheery on-site swami (Swami Maheshananda) adding color to the experience and dispensing wisdom to the more mystically inclined.


4. Mysore Krishnamachar Yoga Shala, Mysore, Karnataka

Krishnamacharya was unique in many ways as a master of yoga, as a teacher, as an Ayurvedic physician and as a scholar. While himself an advocate of classicism especially in teaching the youth, he was also extremely skilled in adapting practices of yoga to suit individual requirements based on age, profession, capacity and also external factors such as place of residence, climate and so on. He was also a good healer, adept in his diagnostic skills and created powerful yoga-based interventions focusing specifically on cikitsa, therapy.


5. Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Dharamkot, Himachal Pradesh & Arambol, Goa

The Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre consists of three branches; the Arambol and Dharamkot centers, as well as the Himalaya Shanti Om Ashram. The Arambol and Dharamkot centers were both established in 1985 by Anand Sagar (Sharat Arora), a long term student of BKS Iyengar. Sharat’s priority of living and practicing in a natural environment led him to choose Goa, best known for the safest beaches in India and Dharamshala situated in the Himalayas.


6. Phool Chatti, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Phool chatti ashram is situated in north of India along the banks of the Gangas river in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Set in Stunning gardens and surrounded by mountains the name "phoolchatti" means "land of flowers". Phool Chatti Ashram Has Been Welcoming Spiritual Seekers for meditation, renewal, and spritual growth for over 120 years. People come to Phool Chatti Ashram for different reasons. many come to experience the 7-day yoga /meditation program and experience ashram life in its in its full expression. while others come for the quiet tranquility available here to do their own personal practices.


7. Mysore Mandala, Mysore, Karnataka

In the pretty neighborhood of Lakshmipuram is a traditional Indian home, complete with high ceilings and wooden columns. Within this house, and the tranquil gardens that surround it, is the Mysore Mandala center for healing and health. Owned by a organic farmer N.Harish Bheemaiah & agriculturist & coffee planter from Coorg, it is home to an ayruvedic healing center, a cafe serving some reputedly very good food, and BNS Iyengar, Dr V. Nagaraj other qualified & experienced Ashtanga yoga, Hata Yoga teacher are serving.


8. Omkarananda Patanjali Yoga Kendra, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

The Patanjala Yoga Kendra was established in 1993 on the banks of the Holy River Ganges in Rishikesh, the world capital of Yoga. The method of Yoga that is taught is Iyengar Yoga, as developed and taught by Shri  Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar, the world-famous Yoga Teacher. Guruji's method is firmly based in the ancient Indian tradition of Yoga as defined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Usha Devi is the resident Yoga Instructor.


9. International Center for Yoga Education and Research, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

Located near the coast in the beautiful and culturally diverse Pondicherry, we are the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research. Educating people from all social levels from all over the world in the joys of yoga, dance, and spirituality. Our founder, Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri, was a man who traveled the world spreading the wisdom of yoga and awakening countless souls as he went. One of the most influential and potent yogis of his time, Swami was a master in both Allopathy and the Vedic arts. His ability to explain spirituality and the teachings of the Rishis in a clear, logistical, and rational way was what attracted so many people to his teachings. Since achieving Maha-Samadhi in 1993, his son Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and his wife Yogacharini, Kalimamani Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani are now running, teaching, and heading all affairs at ICYER 


10. The Yoga House, Mumbai, Maharashtra & Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

A Winter Wildlife and yoga retreat at an eco friendly resort in pench Madhya Pradesh ,right in the heart of India .Immerse yourself into nature experience the magic of India forest allow the body to be energized with asana and mind centered with pranayama and Meditation. This retreat has been designed to enable release from patterns carried forward over the year, so you can move into the year refreshed balanced and Luminous.


11. Bramha Kumaris Rajayoga Centre, Mumbai

At the heart of the Brahma Kumaris teachings is the Foundation Course in Raja Yoga meditation.  This course provides a practical understanding of the relationship between spirit and matter, as well as an understanding of the interplay between souls, God and the material world.


12. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Kerala

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres were founded in 1959 by Swami Vishnudevananda, disciple of H.H. Swami Sivananda with the aim of promoting the ancient science of Yoga for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and to thereby create a more peaceful world. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram is set in 12 acres of tropical splendor in the foothills of Kerala's Western Ghats. The natural beauty of Neyyar Dam, the forested surroundings, the cool green coconut tree groves and colorful flower-filled views, all offer an ideal atmosphere for the practice of yoga and meditation.  


13. Ananda Prakash Ashram & Yoga Centre, Tapovan, Rishikesh

Akhanda Yoga, formerly World Conscious Yoga Family, was developed by Yogrishi  Vishvketu in 2001 to create an international community of yoga teachers trained holistically in all of the diverse aspects of this ancient consciousness-raising tradition. Meaning indivisible, unbroken tradition, entire and whole, Akhanda was the name identified by Yogrishi Vishvketu to encapsulate his holistic view of yoga. Akhanda Yoga offers Yoga Teacher Training courses (YTT) at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India. Our affiliates in Canada, UK, Australia, USA and Japan also offer our YTT course of study and use our training materials.


14. Lotus Yoga Retreat, Canacona, Goa

Lotus Yoga Retreat is a stunning beachfront yoga resort with eco-friendly accommodation in the tropical and unspoilt south of Goa.  It is known for its friendly team and welcoming atmosphere, where even an international clientele would feel at home. Located at the far southern end of Patnem Beach next to a small verdant mountain, it is built on fine, white sand between the relics of a sacred Hindu site and the ocean.


15. Shreyas Yoga Retreat, Bangalore

Shreyas Yoga Retreat represents simple luxury, elegance and a secluded haven of tranquility. Set in 25-acres of greenery and frangipani gardens, a maximum of 20 guests are lovingly cared for by staff, teachers and therapists, who all practice Yoga as part of their daily lives. Shreyas yoga retreat is considered as one of finest yoga retreats in India and around the world. Shreyas endeavors to guide you on your journey of self discovery, by providing a space for reflection & introspection, yogic processes to heal and strengthen the body as well as connect with your inner self, and the opportunity to nourish body, mind and soul.


16. Osho Meditation Resort, Pune

Osho is known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, with an approach to meditation that acknowledges the accelerated pace of contemporary life. His unique OSHO Active Meditations are designed to first release the accumulated stresses of body and mind, so that it is then easier to take an experience of stillness and thought-free relaxation into daily life.


17. Ayurveda Yoga Meditation Resort, Coonoor

This Resort offer many courses in Yoga and Meditation for the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced practitioner. We follow the ancient discipline of yoga practice as taught by Sri Swami Vishnudevananda our founder, one of the foremost disciples of Sri Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh. One of the great yoga masters of twentieth-century India.


18. Isha Yoga Centre, Tamil Nadu

The Isha Yoga Center, founded under the aegis of Isha Foundation, is set at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains in southern India. Created as a powerful sthana (a center for inner growth), this popular destination attracts people from all parts of the world and is unique in its offering of all the four major paths of yoga - gnana (knowledge), karma (action), kriya (energy), and bhakthi (devotion)..


19. Kalari Kovailakom, Kerala

The Kalari Kovilakom resort in Kerala offers the kind of accommodation that best complements the ayurvedic treatment. Wake up call before Sun's up, Warm water to drink, Meditation, Yoga and Ayurvedic regimens based on your physician's recommendation; all this combined with a regimen that encompasses rhythmic massages, medicated baths and herbal diets is ideal for the exhausted body and mind. Kalari Kovilakom offers a unique experience in wellness. Experience the subtle blend of the healing power of authentic ayurveda with the grace and finesse of opulent living.


20. Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharmashala

Tushita is a centre for the study and practice of Buddhism from the Tibetan Mahayana tradition. We're located in Northern India, in the forested hills above the town of McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala - the seat in exile of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Tushita aims to provide a friendly and conducive environment for people of all nationalities and backgrounds to learn about and put into practice the teachings of the Buddha. With this in mind we offer regular drop-in events and courses on introductory Buddhist philosophy and meditation, as well as intermediate level courses and group retreats for more experienced students.


21. The Art Of Living International Center

The Art of Living International headquarters - Bangalore Ashram, located 21 km south of Bangalore in rural Karnataka, southern India was built in 1986. Blending the old and the new, this ashram is a living testimony of all that The Art of Living stands for. Apart from enjoying meditative walks and exploring the ashram, one can attend numerous residential courses at the Ashram each week: from a Basic Course that introduces one to the world renowned Sudarshan Kriya to an Advanced Course that gives one a chance to go deeper within oneself.


22. Ashiyana Yoga Retreat

Ashiyana opened its bridge entrance to the world in December 2006, and year upon year it has grown and evolved into what is now one of the most acclaimed yoga and healing retreat centers in India and the world. Chris, Tobie, Charlie and the team are opening Ashiyana Brazil in the equally enchanting location of Alto Paraiso, Brazil in April 2017.


23. Ananda, The Himalayas

Ananda is an award-winning luxury destination spa in the Himalayan foothills in Northern India. Located on a 100 acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, Ananda is surrounded by graceful Sal forests and overlooks the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. Ananda integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.


24. Yoga Vidya Spiritual Retreats, Kerala

Aarsha Yoga Vidya Peetham was established in 2003 and has been running the yoga teacher training course since 2008. Arasha Yoga Vidya Peetham is currently running two intensive one month teacher training programs. i.e. 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training course and 300 Hour Yoga teacher training course. Both the Yoga teacher training courses have been internationally accredited by Yoga Alliance USA. These teacher training courses are handled by Indian masters who have more than 10 years of teaching experience. Our training includes Hatha yoga practices, meditation, philosophy, ayurveda etc.


25. Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute

Pattabhi Jois harnessed and developed the Ashtanga style beginning in the 1930s. Eschewing elements of yoga like philosophy and meditation, Jois focused completely on challenging physical movements and breathing.