Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, meaning unite. It follows the Hindu belief and path towards moksha, ultimately leading to oneness with God. It is referred to, in most Hindu texts, as a practice to achieve control over both the senses and the mind.
Beautiful Yoga retreats in India:
Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttaranchal
A world-famous spa, this luxury yoga retreat teaches ancient yoga techniques and skills amidst the breathtaking Himalayan mountains. It is considered one of the most exclusive spa destinations in the world.
Art of Living Ashram, Bangalore
A 65 acre campus situated atop the Panchagiri Hills, the Art of Living Ashram is also headquarter to the famous ‘Art of Living’ yogis society, founded by spiritual leader Guru Ravi Shankar.
Shreyas Retreat, Bangalore
Considered one of the finest retreats in India, Shreyas offers a secluded, private and tranquil setting for the practice of ashtanga yoga, hatha yoga and meditation.
Lotus Yoga Retreat, Agonda Beach, Goa
Located in an untouched part of Goa, Lotus Yoga Retreat is an eco-friendly architectural designed resort that seems to blend in with the beautiful green surroundings.
SwaSwara Retreat, Gokarna, Karnataka
Situated close to the spiritual Om beach found off of India’s West Coast, SwaSwara offers a combination of yoga and Ayurveda Abhyanga massages.
Yoga Vidya Spiritual Retreats, Kerala
Traditional Ayurveda, meditation and haha yoga taught by monks and scholars from around the world.
Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore
Hidden amongst the Southern Indian mountains, this yoga retreat offers a perfect blend between the practice of yoga and meditation.
8. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kovalam, Kerala
Situated in Kerala, Believed as God’s own country, this beautiful retreat is immersed in greenery and views of the sea.
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Kerala
Perfect for a full immersion experience; the ashram life includes silent meditations, lectures on yoga, participation in karma yoga and an alcohol-free vegetarian diet.
Vana Malsi Estate, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
A scenic setting found in the foothills of the Himalayas. Set over hilly grounds and surrounded my forests and lychee orchards, this is a beautiful spot in which to mediate and practice yoga.
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