Unique yoga friendly resorts in India

Jade Crasto
Yoga originates from the Sanskrit word “yog”, which means “to unite”. Practising yoga helps unite the mind, spirit, and body with the spirit of the universe. Having that sense of peace will help in seeing beyond the complexities of life. If you’re a yoga enthusiast or new to the art, then go ahead and be one with the spirit of the universe at these yoga retreats across India.
Tamara Coorg
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Lush greenery, the most aromatic coffee plantations, cardamom and pepper, beautiful streams and gushing waterfalls, are all experienced in a stunning eco-resort. The Tamara Coorg spans 180 acres and is located over 3,500 feet above sea level. Here, you will experience nature and luxury at its best, as you wake up to the breath-taking view and the calming silence of the hills, disturbed only by the chirping birds and the rustle of leaves. Make the most memorable with The Tamara Coorg with specially curated experiences and nature-based activities such as Forest Therapy, Trekking, The Plantation Tour, Yoga and Meditation and Blossom to brew — brew your own coffee brand and carry it home as a gift, or choose to savour your cup right there. Recreation at the Fitness Centre can be followed by a drink at the poolside bar or the outdoor pool. Experience the best spa session in the award-winning The Elevation Spa.
Where: The Tamara Coorg, Kabbinakad Estate, Yavakapadi Village, Napoklu Nad, Madikeri Taluk, Kodagu District – 571212
Amal Tamara
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Based on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, every programme at Amal Tamara is carefully designed to offer privacy, tranquillity, and authentic programme, diets, and exercise and meditation regimes for a truly transformative experience. An expert medical team composed of highly experienced Ayurvedic vaidyas will assess the unique needs, body compositions, and goals of each patient before designing personalized and specialized treatments and schedules. Amal Tamara offers personalized Ayurvedic programmes for an immunity boost, anti-ageing and other chronic conditions, providing a customized healing experience. Additionally, a customized menu is designed to suit each individual’s specific dietary and health requirements, consisting of wholesome, organic, vegetarian meals, prepared by expert in-house chefs.
Ponnad PO, Mannanchery, Alappuzha, Kerala – 688538, India. +91 477 2250300
Osho International Meditation Resort, Maharashtra
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The techniques taught and demonstrated at the Osho Resort differ from typical yoga practices, yet the outcomes are as beneficial. The luxury ashram is a contemporary paradise that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.
Osho International Meditation Resort, 17, Koregaon Park Road, Vasani Nagar, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India, +91 20 6601 9999
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kerala
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A yoga retreat in Somatheeram combines the best of both worlds: the lush serene forest and the tranquilly of the beach. When practising yoga, the two are never far apart. Regardless of one’s point of view, Somatheeram is the world’s first true Ayurvedic centre. Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old Indian method of natural medicine that emphasises restoring the body’s natural equilibrium so that it may cure itself. It’s absolutely something to think about before embarking on a yoga retreat.
Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram- 695501, Kerala, India, +91-471-2268101
Vana, Uttarakhand
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Vana is committed to preserving and restoring your sense of well-being. There are Tibetan healing and Ayurvedic therapies offered, but yoga is the resort’s major attraction. If the offered yoga programmes do not suit you, you may have one created to your specifications.
Vana, Mussoorie Road, Dehradun – 248001, India, +91-135 3911111
Ananda, Uttarakhand
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Ananda, nestled in the Himalayas, is one of the most popular venues in the country for a luxurious yoga retreat. The spa resort is influenced by the Bihar school of yoga and focuses on traditional yoga practices. After refreshing your mind with one of the five yoga programmes provided (Gatyatmak, Hatha, Pranayama, Kriya, and Advanced Pranayama with Bandhas), indulge in one of the 80 spa treatments.
Ananda, The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar Tehri – Garhwal, Uttarakhand – 249175, India, +91 124 4516650
The Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla
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Wildflower Hall is a magnificent and picturesque location, from the stately building of the resort to the pools that overlook the forest from a high point. The resort, located in the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas, offers a broad yoga menu ranging from beginning to intermediate yoga sessions. The highlight is that you may relax afterwards in your outdoor jacuzzi.
The Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Chharabra, Shimla – 171 012, Himachal Pradesh, India, +91 177 2648585
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