4 Yoga Centres In India To Replenish Your Mind And Body

India provides a sanctuary for individuals seeking tranquillity amidst the chaos of modern life, with numerous yoga centres offering a blend of ancient wisdom, holistic practices, and serene surroundings for inner peace
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In the bustling chaos of modern life, finding tranquillity and balance has become increasingly important. Thankfully, India, the birthplace of yoga, offers a sanctuary for those seeking to replenish their mind and body. With its rich spiritual heritage and awe-inspiring landscapes, the country is home to numerous yoga centres that provide an immersive experience for seekers of inner peace. Here, we explore four remarkable yoga centres across the country, each offering a unique blend of ancient wisdom, holistic practices, and serene surroundings. 

Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre

Located at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, 3 km from Kangra airport, this centre was started by Sharat Arora. To get started, all must complete a five-day course before continuing with other training courses. Apart from the training, the place offers a view of mountains dotted with oak trees. Here, you are also free to volunteer to help out in the nearby villages. The best time to visit the centre is November to February. 

Address&nbspDharamkot, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219


Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Meenakshi Ashram

Sivananda Ashram, located at Madurai, is enclosed within the forest land of South India. Started by Swami Vishnudevananda and named in honour of his teacher, a typical day at the ashram begins at 5 in the morning, and the light goes out at ten in night. Fridays are off, allowing one to pass their time freely. In terms of its vision, the ashram aims to spread yoga teaching across India. It is located 22 km from Madurai city.

Address&nbspSivananda Yoga Vedanta Meenakshi Ashram, Near Pavanna Vilakku Junction, New Natham Road, Saramthangi village, Vellayampatti PO., Madurai, 625503


Mysore Mandala

Located in Mysore, Karnataka, the centre is 2 km from Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore. Based in a century-old tranquil house with a lovely café, this yoga centre houses a team of 9 prolific leaders who spearhead the centre, and offer daily drop-ins and month-long courses. The retreat is a gateway to Indian culture in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda Treatment, Ayurveda Massage and even Indian classical dance. 

Address&nbspNo. 813, 2nd Floor, Contour Main Road, Gokulam 3rd Stage, Mysore &ndash 570002


Purple Valley

Located at Assagao Goa, this place is ideal for those desperately seeking an internet-free environment. About 9 km from Goa international airport, the Purple Valley offers yoga for beginners and professional practitioners. Classes are held in the afternoon, with self-practice in the morning and evening. In terms of location, this centre is surrounded by Portuguese houses, tropical forests, and beautifully landscaped gardens. The centre offers one-and-a-half-week courses led by Ashtanga yoga teachers. Both beginners and advanced yoga practitioners are welcome here. 

Address&nbspHouse No. 142, Bairo Alto, Goa 403507 

Contact info@yogagoa.com

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