The ancient practice of yoga is one that has regained popularity around the world. There are many different kinds of yoga, though the principle behind them remains the same – mindfulness. Yoga is recommended by healthcare practitioners around the world for its myriad benefits to the body and mind. With India being the birthplace of this ancient practice, there are many excellent yoga retreats and it can be confusing to choose one. Here are some of the best yoga retreats in India.
Neyyar Dam Sivananda
Part of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram Trust, this yoga centre offers yoga vacations for those interested in an immersive experience. Meals are served twice a day that are vegetarian, ingredients are usually sourced locally. There are joint meditations held twice a day as are classes for yoga asanas. Here too, Karma Yoga is held in the morning for people to help around the ashram. The programme aims to help people develop their skills to promote inner peace and balance. There are many centres in the country including Trivandrum and Delhi so you will have the opportunity to explore the city too. A good idea would be to book a best tour guide for India in whichever city you attend the retreat.
Bihar School of Yoga
Located in Munger, Bihar, this school was started in 1963. Here yoga is taught more as a way of life than a simple exercise routine. The school pays great emphasis on karma yoga which translates to service. Apart from classes and yoga practice, students spend time in service that includes gardening and cleaning. The simple life free from distractions of the modern material world are taught so students learn to connect with each other and their inner selves.
A wonderful retreat tucked away in a secluded part of Assagao, North Goa, Purple Valley is an excellent place for beginners and experienced yogis. Proficient and well-known teachers from around the world provide guidance to improve your body and mind while Ayurvedic chefs provide the delicious fuel to keep you going. Make sure you book a personal tour guide in India to see the temples, churches, beaches and the many wonders of Goa on Odigos App.
Situated in the Himalayan foothills, this luxury yoga retreat is a great place to get away from it all and focus on you. Close to Haridwar, this retreat offers many packages for wellness and yoga that are personalised to help you achieve your psychological, spiritual or physical goal.