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Best Yoga Retreats in India

Updated Oct 2022

Transform and reconnect with yourself by trying yoga, not just anywhere but from its birthplace, India. Yoga can help you start a healthy lifestyle and improve your spiritual wellness. India has plenty of resorts, spas, and retreat centers that offer various yoga practices and retreats. They are available on different levels too, so if you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner there will be a program suited for you.

Here is our hand-picked list of the best places for you to check out. If we are missing anything, please let us know!

Swami Kuvalayananda Marg, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India 410403
(+91) 7262026878

Kaivalyadhama enjoys pleasant weather all year and is located in the serene and spectacular Sahayadri mountain ranges of Lonavala, in Western India. Founded in 1924, it is one of the oldest pioneering yoga institutes in the world. They take pride in teaching yoga in its purest form, with a unique perspective.

There is a Health Care Centre where customised and specialised programs for detoxification, healing, and rejuvenation are offered. They integrate Yoga with Ayurveda, and Naturopathy. It is also fully equipped to administer to people with chronic problems and lifestyle-related ailments such as obesity, diabetes, bronchial problems, heart-related disorders, stress, arthritis, and insomnia.

142 Bairo Alto, Assagao, Bardez, Goa, India 403507
(+91) 0832 2268363

Purple Valley is a peaceful Ashtanga yoga retreat centre in Goa, located on India’s west coast, close to sandy beaches and the Arabian Sea. There is yoga for beginners as well as more experienced yoga practice being offered, which is led by dedicated and inspiring senior teachers.

They feature comfortable, simple, but cozy rooms, surrounded by a lush garden, and is equipped with a swimming pool as well as massage and beauty services. Guests are treated to delicious vegetarian meals twice a day, with a cuisine that’s a mix of Indian as well as international tastes.

Ashwem Beach, Next to Ajoba Temple, Mandrem Village, North Goa, 403527
91 9822590123

Be transported to a softer, gentler world here at Anahata. It is a charming beachfront property set amongst palm trees on the quiet and serene Ashwem Beach.

You can start your day by attending one of their yoga classes with the sound of the waves and the views of the sea. Enjoy a healthy and wholesome breakfast. Stroll around the colourful Goan markets, enjoy Ashwem’s nightlife, or just relax on the hammocks and read your favourite book.

kshetra street, Varkala, Kerala, North cliff, Varkala, Kerala 695141, India
91 94958 10000

Kshetra Retreat is a seaside beach resort where you can soothe your nerves and enjoy tranquility. It is near Varkala beach, Janardhana Swami temple, Shalimar Weaves, and Kappil lake.

They have a fully equipped ‘Panchakarma’ Ayurveda center that offers deep cleansing and rejuvenation for the whole body. It is done by a group of experts so you just have to lie back, relax, and enjoy the experience. A travel desk is also available to help you with all kinds of travel requirements, including boat rides, air ticketing and train travel arrangements.

Charabra, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171012, India
91 177 2648585

Wildflower Hall provides a unique opportunity for you to lose yourself in the romance of nature. They have indoor and al fresco dining areas with mountain views, personalised spa experiences in wooded locations, energising outdoor sports and private dining.

Their spa offers massages, treatments and yoga to relax, revitalise and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. They feature an open air whirlpool that has magnificent views of the Greater Himalayas, and an indoor pool that is adorned by overhead crystal chandeliers and temperature-controlled throughout the year.

Dharamkot, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219, India
91 98166 11075

Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre has three locations, namely in Arambol, Dharamkot, and Dharamshala. The centre in Dharamshala has a unique architecture and the garden is a haven of natural beauty whereas the centre in Arambol is embedded in an orchard with a variety of fruit trees just minutes from the beach.

They run a range of Iyengar Yoga Courses, Yoga Teacher Training, Intensive Courses and Silent Retreats at their Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centres and Yoga Ashram. A Yoga Therapy Course is also offered for those with any kind of ailment seeking an alternative way of healing themselves.

296, Colomb, Palolem, Canacona, Goa - 403702
91-832-2643469

Bhakti Kutir is a health and nature eco-village, designed and built at the south end of Palolem beach in Goa. They feature 22 back-to-nature cabanas that are built to include trees and let you see the moon and star-filled skies. They also have a restaurant that offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Their yoga and meditation classes are designed to give you health and wealth of body, mind and spirit as you come into harmony with yourself. They also have a traditional Ayurveda and naturopathic clinic which aims to encourage mental and physical harmony to re-establish health.

Om Beach, Donibhail Gokarna, Uttara Kannada Karnataka - 581326
+91 9744070099

Escape the urban chaos and be one with the elements in a place set against Gokarna’s pristine Om Beach and spread across 30 acres of lush green lawns and untouched land.

Give yourself the break you need with SwaSwara’s retreat by the sea, which will revive your senses. You can begin your day with the rising sun while meditating on the hilltop, go on beautiful nature trails, relax with yoga sessions by the beach, try your hand at art and pottery, or simply put your feet up and read a book, with cool sea breeze caressing your face and the sounds of the ocean to keep you company.

Santoshima Farm, Gollahalli Gate Nelamangala, Bangalore, India
91 99161 10434

Shreyas is a private, tranquil haven to pamper, nourish, detoxify, recharge and heal yourself. They are located in an environment that allows guests to benefit from the abundance of nature’s positive energy.

They offer authentic Ayurveda and Panchakarma treatments and therapies, spa treatments based on classical naturopathy, yoga sessions, meditation sessions and other yogic practices to calm the mind, nourishing and organic vegetarian food to detoxify and heal the body, and silent retreats to help you realign and re-prioritise your goals in life.

South End Patnem Beach Patnem, Canacona, Goa 403702, India
918381047343

Considered one of the most amazing spaces to practice yoga in Goa, Bamboo Yoga Retreat’s open-air Ocean Shalas have soul-feeding views over Patnem beach and out to sea, while their Temple and Garden Shalas’ spiritual atmosphere is ideal for restoration and growth.

Their resident yoga teachers offer flexible classes open to all levels. They also have visiting teachers that will take you on a more intense program, in styles ranging from dynamic Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar to deep calming Yin and restorative sessions. An extensive menu of healing therapies, spa treatments, and massages is available too.

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India is a land of great spiritual heritage. It is the birthplace of some of the world’s most profound religious and spiritual teachings. These teachings offer an incredibly rich resource for anyone interested in developing their personal spirituality. In addition, India is home to a wide variety of wellness programs that can help you improve your health and well-being. There are many spiritual and wellness programs available in India. You can choose to participate in traditional programs such as yoga and meditation, or you can explore more modern offerings such as ayurveda and naturopathy. There is something for everyone, regardless of your spiritual beliefs or physical needs. The benefits of spiritual and wellness programs are well-documented. They can help you to relax and de-stress, improve your mental and physical health, and increase your sense of well-being. If you are looking for a way to improve your life, consider participating in a program in India. You will be glad you did!

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Joseph Metta

Joseph Metta

Joseph is a wellness expert who has dedicated his life to helping others achieve optimum health. A former professional athlete, Joey knows firsthand the importance of living a balanced lifestyle. After years of research and study, he developed his own unique system of health and wellbeing, which he now shares with the world through his books, seminars, and online courses. Joey's approach is based on the belief that true health comes from a harmonious balance of mind, body, and spirit. By teaching others how to nurture all three aspects of their being, Joey helps them achieve a level of wellness that they never thought possible. Through his work, Joey has touched the lives of thousands of people and helped them to create more fulfilling and satisfying lives.

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