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Top 21 Yoga and Meditation Centers in India

Updated on July 28, 2018

Yoga and meditation are spirited endowment for Hindus in India. In recent years demand to learn yoga and meditation has grown around the world that boosted up the Indian wellness tourism and according to Indian tourism industry records, since year 2000 onward India is the fastest-growing wellness tourism destination with an annual growth of 22 percent per year. If you are interested to study yoga and meditation, this article can help you to find a nearby and reputed Yoga institute in India.

1. Permarth Niketan

Permarth Niketan
Permarth Niketan | Source

The Parmarth Niketan ashram is a spiritual paradise, located on the banks of holy river Ganga in Rishikesh, India. This Ashram was founded in 1942 by Pujya Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj and offer yoga study, meditation, ashram living and yearly yoga festival and daily Ganga Arati (Prayer) are exceptional allures of Parmarth Niketan Ashram.

Details about Permarth Niketan Ashram
Founded in Year: 1942
Founded By: Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj.
Website: www.permarth.org
Contact no: (0135) 2434301, 2434302
Address: P.O. Swargashram, Rishikesh (Himalayas); Uttarakhand 249304, India

2. Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh

Shivananda Asharam Rishikesh
Shivananda Asharam Rishikesh | Source

Sivananda Ashram is in Rishikesh, located near to the famous tourist spot Ram Jhula. The ashram was founded by Swami Sivananda, who came to Rishikesh at the age of 37 years and started this ashram from the small cow-shed. Now Sivananda Ashram has around 60 centers around the world and have trained around 26000 Yoga teachers around the world. Sivananda yoga Ashram in Rishikesh offers daily Yoga, meditation and is a specialized center for Iyenger Yoga.

Details about Sivananda Ashram
Founded in Year:1965
Founded By:Swami Vishnudevananda (After Swami Sivananda)
Website:www.sivananda.org/
Contact no:(91)-135-2430040 / 2431190
Address:P.O. Swargashram, Rishikesh (Himalayas); Uttarakhand 249304, India

3. Yoga Niketan, Rishikesh

Yoga Niketan, Rishikesh
Yoga Niketan, Rishikesh | Source

Yoga Niketan yoga ashram is in Rishikesh and is one among the oldest Yoga centers in Rishikesh. Yoga Niketan was founded by Yogacharya Swami Yogeshwarananda Saraswati Maharaj Ji in year 1964.It is situated on a Hill on the Banks of Holy River Ganga and offer many yoga courses and limited accommodation to students.

Details about Yoga Niketan Ashram
Founded in Year:1964
Founded By: Yogacharya Swami Yogeshwarananda Saraswati Maharaj Ji
Website: www.yoganiketanashram.org
Contact no: +91-0135-2430227, 2435072.
Address: P.O. Shivanand Nagar, Pin-249192, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

4. Phool Chatti Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh

Phool Chatti Yoga
Phool Chatti Yoga | Source

Pool Chatty Ashram is in Rishikesh and located around 5 km from the famous tourist spot Lakshaman Jhoola. Pool Chatty Ashram is a blend with modern and ancient Hindu traditions. It offers a 7 day yoga course over a year and provide the accommodation and meditation facility.

Details about Phool Chatti Ashram
Founded in Year:Since 1977
Founded By: Swami Dev Swarup Nanda Ji.
Website:www.phoolchattiyoga.com, www.phoolchattiashram.org, www.phoolchattiashram.com
Contact no: +91-989-77-303-97 & +91 989-7014411
Address: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

5. Ananda in the Himalayas

Ananda in Himalayas
Ananda in Himalayas | Source

Ananda is a luxury Ashram and spa located on the banks of river Ganga in Rishikesh. Ananda Ashram is bounded by green forest and striking rivers and offers a natural, pollution and population free healthy atmosphere. This spa was converted from the Maharaja’s Palace and is renowned for Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation and luxury and healthy stay in a natural environment.

Details about Ananda Spa
Founded in Year: 1942
Founded By: Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj.
Website: www.anandaspa.com/
Contact no: +91 1378 227 500, For Reservations or Booking Assistance Call: Toll Free: 1800 102 5333 or +91 124 4516650
Address: Narendra Nagar Tehri - Garhwal, Narendra Nagar, Uttarakhand 249175, India.

6. Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute, Pune

Rammani Ayengar Yoga Institute, pune
Rammani Ayengar Yoga Institute, pune | Source

Ramamani Iyenger Yoga Institute is a most well-known yoga center in Pune, India. Ramamani Yoga center is prised for its architecture, which is most suitable for yoga and meditation. It has around 71 feet heighted structures that represent first three floors to the Body. Mind and souls. Also, it has 8 columns, which signifies the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga, the Yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharma, Dhyana and samadhi.i.

Details about Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute
Founded in Year: January 19, 1975
Founded By: B K S Iyengar (dedicated to Smt. Ramamani Iyengar, the wife of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar.)
Website: www:bksiyengar.com/
Contact no: +91-20-2565 6134, Contact person: Mr Pandurang Rao, Secretary.
Address: 1107 B/1 Hare Krishna Mandir Road, Model Colony, Shivaji Nagar, Pune - 411 016, Maharashtra, INDIA.

7. Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center, Lonawala

Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center
Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center | Source

Kaivalyadhama is located in Lonawala and also known as Kdham. This yoga and meditation center was founded by Swami Kuvalayananda. Swami Kuvalayananda led the facility, until his death in 1966. The Kaivalyadhama yoga center is specialized for the Ashtanga Yoga, which was introduced by Ayurvedic guru Patanjali, who is believed to be the first guru of yoga practice.

Details about Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center, Lonawala
Founded in Year: 1924
Founded By:Swami Kuvalayananda
Website: http://kdham.com/
Contact no:+91 2114 271 008
Address: Swami kuvalyananda marg, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410403, India.

8. Yoga Institute in Mumbai

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Yoga Institute of Mumbai is one of the oldest Yoga centre of India, it was founded by Sri, Yogendra Ji and the first foundation was in Mumbai India. Later it expanded its branches in another part of India and in 1920 the first international approach was through with the yoga institute of America. The institute organise a free yoga camp in the month of May and June, every year. Apart from free Yoga session, the Institute also offers free Parisamwad, Satsang, Book Club and Museum Visits.

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Details about Yoga, Institute Mumbai:
Founded in Year: December 25, 1918
Founded By: Sri Yogendraji
Website:www.theyogainstitute.org/, Email: info@theyogainstitute.org
Contact no:Tel: +91-22-26122185/+91-22-26110506
Address: Shri Yogendra Marg, Opposite Railway Quarters, Yoga Institute Rd, Prabhat Colony, Santacruz East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400055.

9. Sampoorna Yoga Centre, Goa

Sampoorna Yoga centre is located in Goa, India that has a team of experienced yoga practitioners, teachers and is a center for yoga teachers training. This yoga center offer yoga courses, trainings, retreats and classes to accommodate a range of interests and schedules. Also, has a branch in Greece, Spain and has alliance in USA/Canada and UK. Sampoorna Yoga Beach Village is located at Agonda beach, Goa, which was rated the best Indian beach and the second best in Asia by Tripadvisor.

Details about Sampoorna Yoga Center
Founded in Year: 2009
Founded By: NA
Website: sampoornayoga.com
Contact no: Office Hrs: 11 am to 7 pm Indian time, +91 832 2647229, Email:info@sampoornayoga.com
Address: Fatima Guest House, Agonda Beach, Canacona, Canacona, Goa 403702, India.

10. Iyengar Yogashraya, Mumbai

Iyengar Yogashraya
Iyengar Yogashraya | Source

Iyenger yogashraya was founded in 2002 by Guru Iyengar Yogashraya, in Mumbai India. That conducts Yoga classes for adults, Special classes for individuals with medical problems, Special classes for mentally retarded adults, Special sessions for executives (for two weeks), Special classes for the Mumbai police (to have quick response).

Details about Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute
Founded in Year: 12 October 2002
Founded By: Guru Iyengar Yogashraya
Website: http://bksiyengar.com/
Contact no: 022 2494 8416, +91.22-2494 8416
Address: 126, Elmac House, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India.

11. Kaivalya Yoga Institute, Pune

Kaivalya Yoga Institute, Pune
Kaivalya Yoga Institute, Pune | Source

The Kaivalya Yoga institute was established in 1979 in Pune, India. Founded by a public charitable trust, Dr. Unkule's Brahmavidya Research Foundation. Apart from the regular Yoga and meditation session, Kaivalya centre also provides training for attending physicians and cardiologists so far as rehabilitation of a cardiac patient and relieve the patient from fear of death and distribute drugs and books free of cost and to support their hospital charges and daily medication.

Details about Kaivalya Yoga institute
Founded in Year: 1979
Founded By: Dr. Nitin Unkule's Brahmavidya Trust
Website: http://www.kaivalyayogainstitute.com/
Contact no: Mobile No.: +91 9822912103, Tel No.: +91 - 20 - 25671167 / 25653448
Address: 1013 / 16, Swastik Society, Shivaji Nagar, Model Colony, Pune - 411016

12. The Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore

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The Isha Yoga centre is located in Velliangiri Mountains in southern Indian city Coimbatore and Chennai in Tamilnadu state. The Isha foundation and Yoga center also have presence in USA and UK. The Isha yoga center of Coimbatote is a distinctive type Yoga and meditation center that contains the Dhyanalinga, which is a unique and powerful energy-form sitting under a pilarless 250,000-brick dome structure as well as Theerthakund, a sacred underground water body. Also the Vanaprastha accommodation designed to accommodate the families and has the opportunity to come and be involved with the center.

Meditation Center Isha Yoga Center
Meditation Center Isha Yoga Center | Source
Details about Isha Yoga Center
Founded in Year: 1992
Founded By: Isha Foundation, Founded by Sadhguru, a volunteer-run, international non-profit organization
Website: http://www.ishafoundation.org/
Contact no: 91-422-2515345, Email: info@ishafoundation.org
Address: Isha Yoga Center, Velliangiri Foothills, Ishana Vihar Post, Coimbatore - 641 114, INDIA
Isha Yoga Center, Isha Life, No 117, Luz Church Road Near Nageshwara Rao Park Mylapore Chennai 600004

Snake Dance at Isha Yoga Center

13. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Kerala

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram | Source

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center was founded in 1978 by Swami Vishnudevananda. The Ashram is located around Western Ghats of Kerala and spread over around 12 acres of land. The Ashram is surrounded by coconut trees, lush greenery and beautiful Neyyar dam that makes it a striking natural place for meditation and yoga. This center is specialized for Hatha yoga course, yoga-teacher training and Ayurveda massage courses.

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Details about Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Kerala
Founded in Year: 1978
Founded By: H.H. Swand beautiful Neyyar dam ami Sivananda
Website: http://www.sivananda.org/
Contact no: Telephone +91. 949 563 0951, Email guestindia@sivananda.org
Address: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Neyyar Dam P.O. Thiruvananthapuram Dist (Trivandrum) Kerala 695 572 INDIA

14. Bihar School of Yoga, Munger

Bihar Institute of Yoga
Bihar Institute of Yoga | Source

The Bihar School of Yoga is located in Munger district of Bihar state of INDIA. This institute was founded in 1964 by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati and is a specialized center for traditional Vedantic, Tantric and yogic teachings. Also now days Bihar School of Yoga is guiding and helping for medical research in association with prestigious hospitals and organisations. This center is utilized by the government to educate the prison Government sectors, hospitals, Defense Services, private and public sector industries.

Details about Bihar Institute of Yoga
Founded in Year: 1978
Founded By: Satyananda Saraswati
Website: http://www.biharyoga.net/
Contact no: Tel: +91 (0)6344 228603, Tel: +91 (0) 9304 79961
Address: Ganga Darshan, Fort, Munger, Bihar 811201, India

15. Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore

Ashtanga Institute
Ashtanga Institute | Source

The Asthang Yoga Institute of Mysore is an old center of learning yoga that offer Asthang yoga learning and practices. The land for this institute was offered by Mysore’s Maharaja (king), Sri Krishna Rajendra Wodeyar. The foundation story behind this yoga center is, when the king of Mysore city fell suddenly ill and went critical, then someone suggested to consult to the remarkable yogi who might help him where all others had failed. And he was sent to Krishnamacharya, who cured him through yoga and In gratitude, the Maharaja (King) established a Yoga Shala for him on the palace grounds, and sent him, along with model students like Guruji, around the country to establish and research other yoga schools and styles.

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Details about KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute
Founded in Year: 1915
Founded By: Yogacharaya Shri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji)
Website: www.kpjayi.org/
Contact no: +91 98801 85500, email: shala@kpjayi.org
Address: #235, 8th Cross Rd, 3rd Stage, Gokulam, Mysuru, Karnataka 570002, India.

Asthanga Yoga

16. Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram

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The Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram is located in Rama Krishna Nagar, in the Tamilnadu District of Southern India. The institute was founded by TKV Desikachar, the son and student of T. Krishnamacharya after death of T Krishnamacharya in year 1989. This institute is a Non-profit Public Charitable Trust recognized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamilnadu. that provides free yoga sessions and meditation tips.

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Details about Krishnacharya Yoga Institute
Founded in Year: 1989
Founded By: TKV Desikachar, son and student of T Krishnamacharya
Website: www.kym.org/
Contact no: +91 44 2493 7998
Address: New No.31 (Old 13) Fourth Cross Street, Rama Krishna Nagar, Mandaveli, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028, India

17. Integral Yoga Institute

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The Integral Yoga Institute is located in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. This Institute was founded by Sri Swami Satchinanda. This institute offers classes in Yoga and Meditation at three levels: Introductory, Hatha I, and Hatha II. There are also classes available for special groups such as children, ladies, elders, pregnant women etc., conducted in a combination of Tamil & English as required. The integral Yoga Institute has a branch in Chennai, Coimbatore and Yogaville in America.

Details about Integral Yoga Institute
Founded in Year: 1989
Founded By: NA
Website: www.integralyogaindia.org/
Contact no: +91 422 254 2651
Address: Shop No.139/86, W Sambandam Rd, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641002, India

18. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, In Bangalore, Uttarkashi and Delhi

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The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a institute for learning yoga and Vedanta and founded by an internationally non-profit organization which have many branches in India and abroad. The yoga Vedanta center is named after its founder Swami Sivananda.

Details about Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
Founded in Year: 1989
Founded By: Swami Sivananda (Vishnudevananda Saraswati)
Website: www. sivananda.org
Contact no: +91 422 254 2651
Address: Branches in Uttarkashi, Delhi and Bangalore
Bangalore: 79, 4th Cross, 16th Main, Near-Canara Bank, Koramangala 4th Block, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034, India
Delhi: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Natraja Center.A-41, Kailash Colony, Behind Metro Station, New Delhi, Delhi 110048, India
Uttarkashi: Sivananda Kutir, Uttarkashi, Himalayas, (near Siror Bridge), P.O. Netala, Uttarkashi Dist,, Uttarakhand, Himalayas, 249 193, INDIA, India
Shivanada Yoga Center Delhi
Shivanada Yoga Center Delhi | Source

19. Sivananda Yoga Center, Meenakshi Ashram

Sivananda Yoga Center, Meenakshi Ashram
Sivananda Yoga Center, Meenakshi Ashram | Source

Sivananda Yoga center, Meenakshi Ashram is located in the holy city of India, in Madurai district from Tamilnadu state. The Ashram is spread over 21 acre lands and is a panoramic location surrounded by lotus ponds. Meenakshi ashram is also a branch of the International Sivananda Yoga center that provided yoga, learning program for kids and elders. Also it has branches in many other places which can be found at link http://www.sivananda.org/locations/ashrams.html.

Sivananda Yoga Center, Meenakshi Ashram
Sivananda Yoga Center, Meenakshi Ashram | Source
Details aboutSivananda Yoga Center, Meenakshi Ashram
Founded in Year: 2002
Founded By: Swami Sivananda
Website: www.sivananda.org
Contact no: +91 422 254 2651
Address: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Meenakshi Ashram Near Pavanna Vilakku Junction, New Natham Road, Saramthangi Village Vellayampatti P.O., Madurai Dist.

20. Nada Yoga School, The Kundalini Yoga Center, Rishikesh

Kundalini Yoga Center
Kundalini Yoga Center | Source

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Center is located in the holy city of Rishikesh on the banks of the sacred river Ganga. Kundalini yoga center is specialized for teacher training courses and also provide training for providing training in the art and science of Yoga, Kundalini and Chakras.

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Details about Kundalini Yoga Institute
Website: www.nadyoga.org/
Contact no: +91 94120 29817
Address: Nada Yoga School, 20 Meters Left From Ram Jhula Bridge, Swargashram 249304, Rishikesh, India

21. Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar

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Patanjali International yoga Foundation [PIYF] is a modern and relatively new Yoga center, founded in the year 2001, which is reputed center to research on ancient yoga which source is the noble sage Patanjali. PIYF is listed under the Indian Government and International association with yoga alliance USA and Canada. PIYF aims physical, mental and spiritual health along with regular yoga and meditation.

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation | Source

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