Ask any hardcore traveller what destination left a deep imprint into their heart, and India has got to be one of the most mentioned countries. Rich of vibrant traditions, India can be experienced through its festivals, talking with the locals, and eating gastronomic feast next to the cows along bustling street. But as far as I’m concerned, one of the best ways to experience the country is through one of the numerous India Yoga Retreats.
India being the birthplace of yoga, many yogis take a leave from their life and stay in India for months so they can perfect their practice. But with so many India yoga retreats to pick from, how can you choose which one is the best India retreat for you? For one thing, here’s an India packing list to get you started. And here are my top picks for the best yoga retreats India has to offer!
The Best India Yoga Retreats
Kranti Yoga welcomes you with four days of relaxation, meditation, and yoga, amongst a vast selection of some of the best yoga retreats in India. This one is right on top of my India yoga retreats list! Kranti Yoga Goa overlooks beautiful Patnem Beach and the sound of the crashing waves every morning is exactly what I need on a yoga holiday. Kranti Yoga has equipped cottages that provide you with everything you might need. This includes your very own porch, hammock, and swinging chairs.
Moksha Ashram offers a 31-days female-only meditation and yin yoga retreat that I’m dreaming of attending this winter. Located in a quiet neighbourhood in Tapovan, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the ultimate place to come and achieve inner peace. Aside from re-energizing yourself and purifying your body, every guest can enjoy their stay with a/c accommodation, eat to their heart’s content at the vegetarian restaurant, and read peacefully at the library. If the weather permits, they also offer excursions to the Himalaya and Rishikesh. Sign me up.
We’re all bundles of stress at times. We wake up most morning without setting an intention for the day. This seven-day getaway at Shathayu Ayurveda Retreat Yoga India will help you balance your life back. They offer Ayurveda relaxation therapy, accommodation, and daily Sukshma Vyayama session. Shathayu Ayurveda Yoga Retreat India also has exceptional facilities like sauna, spa, café, laundry, wifi, and free bicycles. Some seriously relaxing yoga retreats in India right there.
India yoga retreats at Namaste Ayurvedic Wellness Centre come in the shape of five days of inspirational meditation and reviving yoga. The retreats include accommodation, rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage, cooking class, and a wonderful picnic at Athirappilly falls. A relaxing Ayurvedic retreat in India that will help you gain extensive new knowledge and deepen your practice.
Bodhi Center Yoga Retreats India offers a 14 days Natural Detox that sounds amazing. Come and eradicate all the toxins, inside and out. The detox retreat also act as preventative natural remedies and rejuvenating bodily systems. This India retreat is a homestay type of accommodation that mimics the care and warmth you have at your very own home. A super intimate experience close to the locals.
The best yoga India offers a holistic approach, and Lotus Nature Core provides each guest with exactly that. This yoga retreat in India offers seven days of personalized and authentic Hatha yoga lessons. With this comes the detoxifying and de-stressing therapies that enable guests to incorporate the many facets of yoga into their daily lives. Lotus Nature Core is a walking distance from the beach, also! Here, you can take a moment to inhale the fresh air, walk on the soft white sands, and eat at one of the many beach-front cafés and restaurants.
To help you reconnect with your body and mind, Shiva Tattva Yoga School offers this five-day Yoga and Meditation Retreat. You can enjoy the natural and serene surroundings while deepening your yoga and meditation practice. The hotel is also equipped with elegant and stylish rooms, a bathroom with hot and cold running water (don’t laugh, you can’t always have this in India!), and 24-hour room service. Fancy!
One of the top-notch yoga retreats India has to offer, Rishikesh Yogalaya provides an exceptional six days Hitch A Hike in the stunning mountains of Rishikesh. Alongside hiking, this yoga retreat also offers trekking, river rafting, and sightseeing. For someone wanting to learn or continue learning yoga, these activities blend together super well to help you centre yourself and practice yoga the best way possible. The six days Hitch A Hike retreat also comes in with a professional guide, meditation classes, accommodation, and vegetarian meals.
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