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Visit These Popular Yoga & Meditation Retreats in India


Due to the coronavirus outbreak across the globe, everybody now realised the significance of boosting immunity & wellness in the body and living a healthy lifestyle. Eating good food is not essential enough for wellness but yoga and meditation are equally important. You know every year on 21 June International Yoga Day is celebrated and Yoga initially is arisen from India. This nation is the best example of wellness and health for those people who are searching for peace of mind and want to stay healthy by soul and body.

Indian Yoga centres provide yoga massages, detox remedies and Ayurveda medications for health. To regain freshness inside yourself and fully rejuvenate your senses, yoga may prove to be an excellent experience in achieving the relaxation. Do you know about any Yoga & Meditation retreats in India to spend relaxing vacations and healing your body?

Learning fascinating yoga poses, rediscovering yourself, relax your mind, and enjoy the bliss at certain locations of India which are situated in the lap of nature. These places are filled with many ancient temples and ashrams suitable for finding peace and enlightenment.

Check them out and join the session –

Yoga and Ayurveda Tour in Kerala

Kerala’s Ayurveda is one of the most renowned places to get an excellent insight to get peace of mind, learning yoga and enjoying nature. A place where the staggering palm trees shadow you from the glowing sun and the traditional houseboats stay floating on the calm backwaters, is one of the most visited places in India. Travellers seeking solace and peace opt Kerala as their retreat and getaway destination, but it is also a great place to go for a yoga vacation. This southern state has many pleasing perfect spots for yoga.

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Here you can visit the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Trivandrum, Bodhi Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat at Kochi, Dandapani Ecstasy and many more where you completely submerge yourself in various yoga practices. This centre offers yoga on an alcohol-free vegetarian diet, and karma yoga, also silent meditation that may help one to seek inner peace and spirituality.

Art of Living Centre at Bengaluru

This Art of Living centre is located within a 65-acre sprawling green land at the top of Panchagiri Hills, Bangalore with organic farms around the area. This ashram or centre is the perfect place for those people who want to take a break from their hustle and bustle city life and involve themselves in Yoga and mediation. In this centre various happiness, yoga and meditation programs organised by “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji” the founder this Art of Living centre.

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Members are instructed to concentrate on a mantra and to achieve a moment of relaxation for the mind and nervous system. You can also discover the Ashram by using its facilities such as Ayurveda Hospital, Radha Kunj, Sumeru Mandap, and the Goshala to take care of the cows. Life here starts with yoga and meditation then is fed with sattvic meals. All are gathered to meditate and enjoy their life at Satsang in the evening.

Isha Yoga Centre at Tamil Nadu

If you have read our previous article of Adiyogi Shiva Statue- A Devotional Epitome of Tamil Nadu then you will learn about the Isha Yoga Centre. This Yoga Centre is located on the foothills of Velliangiri Mountains in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu operated by ‘Sadhguru’ renowned Indian guru. The Isha Yoga Centre is a dedicated area for mediation called Dhyanlinga. Following ancient practices and using modern technology, the architecture of this building has been designed carefully.

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It draws people from all over the world to retreat both in India for yoga and meditation. The centre provides various forms of mainstream yoga such as Hatha Yoga, Upayoga, and Kriya Yoga as well as Aum and Shoonya Meditations. The centre is completed by a dome yogic temple, an extensive meditation centre, a rejuvenation centre and a living room that has become one of India’s most popular meditation and yoga retreats.

Kalari Kovilakam Auryeda Centre

Kalari Kovilakom is an Ayurvedic Center is located near Kollangode in the Palghat district of North Kerala. This centre is authorised by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare. Yoga and Meditation practices support and facilitate Ayurvedic treatments. The focus here is on slow physical capacity building. This entire experience of body and mind is aimed at improving your health and well-being.

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The treatments provided here based on the beliefs of Ayurveda and are a combination of physical, psychological, and spiritual therapies that are equally relevant to the world in its approach to health. The major highlights of the Ayurveda centre include daily yoga & meditation sessions, rejuvenation, panchakarma, weight loss & illness supervision with Ayurveda treatment.

Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune

In 1974 Osho (Rajneesh Ji) founded Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune. This resort offers numerous active and dynamic methods of meditation to help the modern, Western mind settle for meditation. Osho provides Buddha’s meditation techniques, while the resort itself adopts the characteristics of the Greek Zorba. Because of its beautiful trees, koi ponds, bamboo forest, huge park and waterfalls, the resort is a retreat for yoga lovers as well as tourists in Pune.

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There is also an Olympic size pool, on-site spa and vegetarian restaurant. You may also choose to stay nearby in a cheaper guesthouse and go for meditations to the beach. Every day they give 8 different styles of meditation, Chi Gong and Tai Chi classes in the morning, and evening activities. This is one of India’s most lavish and renowned retreats of meditation.

Ananda Yoga Resort in Himayals

This is one luxury yoga resort is residing in the great Himalayas. Ananda is well recognized in the Himalayas for their ancient yoga skills. This yoga resort is inspired by the Bihar School of Yoga and offers its guests different forms of meditation and well-tried Shuddhi Kriyas or ancient yoga practices to purify one’s body, mind and soul.

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You can easily choose depending on the need and comfort from various retreats such as stress management, yoga detox, and so on. You may use their services, as well as receive qualified Yoga Guru’s assistance. This is one of the perfect Yoga retreats in India and is also a favourite destination among people from all over the world.

Ashiyana Yoga Centre at Goa

Goa is immensely popular for its nightlife but it also one of the country’s best yoga retreats centre which is located near Mandrem Beach. Those who love doing yoga and finding peace of mind by meditating at gorgeous beaches and panoramic greenery they can head toward Ashiyana Yoga Centre in Goa. Ashiyana isn’t an ashram, it’s a beautiful resort with a beautiful natural swimming pool, lots of lovely accommodations. Learn yoga professionally there in the tranquil environment.

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Many yoga centres offer Saatvik food but at Ashiyana you get chicken and fish most of the time with vegetarian food. Get Spa treatments, do yoga & meditation and relax in a variety of peaceful spots in the resort. The resort offers many retreats, including retreats to Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga retreats, and Iyengar retreats.

Yoga Tour in Rishikesh Ashram

Yoga is one of the best activities to indulge in the cold and clear breeze of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Rishikesh, located on the holy river the Ganges is home to many historic religious sites and temples but is also widely known as India’s yoga capital. Today in Rishikesh there are so many yoga schools, yoga retreats and places offering yoga and meditation training that it can be difficult to decide which retreat is best.

Yoga Rishikesh

Yoga Vidya Mandiram is the most famous one on. The course also covers mediation classes, pranayama, philosophy, yogic cleaning and mantra recital. It’s perfect for beginners who wish to learn not only yoga poses but the whole yogic lifestyle. The centre offers basic but comfortable rooms and healthy vegetarian nutritious food. They also take you on trips in the surrounding Himalayas to visit nearby temples, shrines and on some treks.

Also Read: Rishikesh & The City Of Yoga And Hill Station

Saptrashmi Yoga at Dharamshala

Experience beauty and peacefulness at Dharamshala in Saptrashmi Yoga Retreat with detox meditation and Yoga facilities. This retreat guided by wellness coach, naturopath, yoga and meditation instructor. Under their guidance, you will cleanse your body and mind from our modern-day lifestyle pressures and unhealthy behaviours.

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Their wellness program covers two sessions of yoga a day, pranayama, yoga kriyas, sessions of meditation and relaxation, Nidra yoga, mantra chanting, bhajans & kirtan and natural detoxification massages. Specific emphasis is paid to all the meals to help you detox with homemade organic foods, plenty of vegetables, detox juices and herbal tea.

Also Read: Dharmashala Hill Station – The Little Tibet In India

Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Auroville

This Yoga Ashram is set up by Aurobindo Gosh (a famous philosopher-poet) in the year 1926 by Aurobindo Ghosh. Sri Aurobindo Ashram has been one of the most famous meditation destinations in South India. The philosophy of its founder which was deeply rooted in yoga and inspired several followers.

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Under her guidance, Auroville city was set up and witnesses hundreds of disciples meditating around the Matri Mandir every month. The building’s architecture is one of its key elements, as there is a crystal in the centre of the meditation area, through which passes a lone ray of sunshine, giving a spectacular visual display.

Transcendental Meditation Retreat in Delhi

This Transcendental Medication centre has its branches in more 100 countries but the main national centre is in Delhi. The emphasis the learning mainly on how you can calm your conscious mind and go beyond all thought to reach a state of pure consciousness and thus make yours mindfully in a state of relaxation. The effects include improved memory and focus, alertness, problem-solving skills and creativity, and increased self-confidence. It also reduces laziness and blood pressure problems.

Concluding here but there are many other Yoga centres which provide yoga & meditation facilities in India, we have mentioned a few here which are popular. These yoga retreats are specially designed to provide you with the benefits of mental, physical and spiritual health. But remember during the tour, you get a chance to visit holy cities where the flow of holy water seems to purify your soul.

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