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7 Relaxing Yoga and Meditation Centers in India for Stress Reduction

Updated on March 6, 2014

From a pristine Goan beach setting to a true heaven with view of the snow-capped mountains at southern India, Yoga retreats in India bring serenity and calmness and take you away from the anxiety of everyday life. Since long time, tourists looking for peace and holy rejuvenation have chosen the beautiful country called India to learn the knowledge of early practices such as yoga and meditation. Whether you are planning to pay a visit to India for daily meditation at a beautiful center or healing spa amid the picturesque beauty, India has many retreats that promise visitors stress reduction and a getaway from the frenzied noise of the city life.

Have a look below at some of the famous retreats in India for all budgets. Most of them focus on healing and render natural treatments and Ayurvedic therapies.

Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat

A perfect location for a yoga vacation in South Goa, Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat is positioned amid palm grove in proximity to Agonda Beach. It is run by a yogi who holds a diploma in Naturopathy. The classes are proffered at the beachfront every day. Ayurvedic facilities are also rendered within the premises of the retreat. All those interested in deep yoga practice can opt for 10 days yoga classes which are taken by famous yoga teachers in the world.

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantri Ashram

If you are looking for intense yoga then Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhawantri Ashram in the foothills of Western Ghats in Kerala is the place to be. One can participate in various therapies on his/her yoga holidays like silent meditation, karma yoga, Ayurvedic spa and an alcohol-free vegetarian diet. Its surrounding, prefect accommodation and various lectures on yoga create a memorable experience that one will remember for the rest of his/her life.

Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh

With its stunning mountain location in the heart of the Rishikesh, Parmarth Niketan is the best destination to learn yoga. It is endowed with more than 1000 rooms and many a tourist from far and wide come here to take classes on Vedic heritage, spirituality and teacher training. Another attraction here is the international yoga festival that is taken place at the ashram in the month of March. In addition to this, it carries out revered Indian wedding ceremonies and Ganga aarti. The ashram offers good accommodation and all the comforts of home to cater to the needs of the travelers.

Sivanda Vedanta Center

Positioned in the beautiful state of Kerala, Sivanda Vedanta Center offers yoga and meditation courses for all age group. It is a green place with celestial ambience enticing the travelers from different parts of the world. The ashram provides visitors with comfortable and basic facilities to make their yoga vacations remarkable and laudable. The course lasts for two to three weeks amid beautiful surroundings that will take your heart away.

Ashiyana Yoga Retreat

Are you looking for a wonderful place that offers complete relax and takes away all the stress you have been going through? If yes, then come to Ashiyana Yoga Retreat which is positioned in Manderm beach, North Goa. It tenders different yoga packages customized to travelers’ needs, but with a focus on healing and stress reduction. It is perfect for all tourists looking for peace and therapeutic effects. If you are planning to come alone then you will certain to make scores of friends at this beautiful destination.

Shreyas Yoga Retreat

One of the most popular yoga retreats in India, This opulent center in Bangalore offers a wide array of meditation courses, relaxing spa and infinity pool. In addition to this, the excellent service and endearing hospitality urge you to come here again and again. Situated over an area of 25 acres of lush greenery an hour away from the Bangalore airport, it combines scenic beauty and luxury. Accommodations are available from sea facing huts to beautiful lodges and suites.

Ananda in the Himalayas

Take a luxury escape to Ananda in the lovely Himalayas and experience natural treatments and different sorts of meditation and yoga practices which purify one’s soul, body and mind. One can pamper himself/herself by reaching spa center offering unique and signature spa treatments. It promises a delightful stay whether in Rishikesh for yoga practice or just to relish a holiday.

So, what are you thinking for? Choose any of these yoga retreats and embark on a journey to find the inner you! The green surroundings, tranquil setting, mantra chanting and rejuvenating treatments will make your tour in India pleasurable and extraordinary.


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      Shubhanshi 3 years ago

      Good Information provided in the blog.