best yoga centers in Kerala

World Yoga Day: 7 Best Yoga centers in Kerala

Yoga is one of the most ancient practices which have been in India since the very beginning of Hinduism and connects it roots to Kerala as well. Yoga began initially as a spiritual practice that would allow one to remain free from stress, anxiety, anger, guilt and as well as remain healthy. The Yoga practices date back to the Indus Valley Civilization from the 200 to 300 BCE.

Yoga has gained popularity among many younger generations or what we know as GEN-Z, as tribute today to World Yoga Day, we will discuss about the 7 best yoga centers in Kerala.

What is World Yoga Day?

Before, we begin talking about the Yoga centers located through out Kerala it is best to start why was Yoga Day made, and what is its importance as a special day. The World Yoda Day came about to life when it was introduced by the current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 21, 2014 as he himself believes in it and said in an interview that “Yoga helps us live in the present moment without the baggage of the past“.

He further added” When we are peaceful within, we can also make a positive impact on the world … Yoga is making new ways of Positive changes in the society.” On this day everyone , from a child to an adult participates in Yoga, a spiritual exercise for the benefit of healthy mind and the body.

1. Marari Yoga and Kalarippayattu Flow Centre, Alappuzha

The Marari Yoga and Kalarippayattu Flow Centre is located in Kattoor, Alappuzha which is known for inviting visitors from far and near for its charming backwaters. This Yoga Centre not just focuses on providing it guests with a place to practice but every individual is treated differently based on various difficult levels. The classes in the Marari Yoga is complete with gentle warmups for the joints, strong poses, breathing techniques, and longer duration of relaxation with the aid of visualization.

At this Yoga center, you can find Vimal who is a highly skill yoga teacher and teaches his students with utmost patience and care. He easily find out which student lacks what in terms of the different levels in yoga after which he tailors his lessons accordingly for each person. Other than that, if you wish to you can also take a chance at learning the ancient art of Kalarippayattu.

2. Purnayoo Arogya Nikethanam, Wayanad

Purnayoo Arogya Nikethanam is located in Meenaangadi, Wayanad. The Yoga center is not just teaches yoga to individuals but also helps give various ayurvedic treatments to infections or problems which individual faces without the usage of modern medicines. The treatment here are usually done over a period of days and you have to stay back at the Yoga center, but do not worry as the rooms they provide are cozy and they also serve delicious tasty Kerala style home food.

The Doctors and the staff at the center are very patient focused as they keenly listen to all your problems and suggest you the therapy accordingly. The place is run by Dr. Aparna and is located in a surrounding full of greenery which adds to the experience.

3. Sitaram Mountain Retreat – Ayurvedic Retreat, Munnar

The Sitaram Mountain Retreat is one of the best yoga centers in Kerala located in Pallivasal Estate in Munnar. The Sitaram Mountain Retreat used to formerly known as Kaivalyam. The this ayurvedic and yoga retreat is located in a charming location, where you can enjoy the fresh air, the aromatic smell of flowers and the melodic sound of the birds chirping in a symphony all around you. The yoga center is owned and over seen by Mr. Harish and his wife Mrs. Anju who take care of their guest in the most humble way.

The Yoga sessions here come in packages which usually last for days to week which include rejuvenating Panchakarma treatments , diet and yoga regiments to make the body strong and healthy. This place is sure to give you one of the most memorable experiences while having a pleasant and peaceful stay.

4. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram

The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram is located neat the Neyyar Dam in Thiruvananthapuram which specializes in both Yoga and ayurveda. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram was founded in the year 1957 by Swami Vishnudevananda a disciple of H.H. Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati Maharaj. Swami Sivananda was not just a doctor but also a sage who devoted his life towards the medical field and spirituality.

His teachings are carried forward through this establishment which focuses on preserving the teachings of yoga and vedanta that date back to not just hundred but thousands of years. This Yoga center is currently in over 26 countries and the minimum stay here is for 3 days where guests can take part in the journey of spirituality and yoga.

5. Chandra School of Yoga & Wellness Retreat, Varkala

The Chandra School of Yoga & Wellness retreat is located in Varkala, Kerala which focuses on teaching Yoga and involving it into the daily practices of life. This Yoga retreat is located in the scenic place on the Hill top of the North Cliff facing the amazing Varkala Beach. This yoga retreat is owned by Dr. Chandra Kumar who founded this center in 2004 with the purpose of teaching and practicing yoga.

The retreat package here is a minimum of 7 days which do up-to 2 weeks that includes 2 season yoga for a duration of 90 minutes along with food and accommodation at the retreat. Other wellness treatment include ayurveda and reflexology.

6. Agnihotri Yoga Retreat, Varkala

Agnihotri Yoga Retreat is another Yoga center located in Varkala, a paradise for beach lovers and those trying to find peace in this coastal paradise. The teacher here is Rakesh who has plethora of knowledge on yoga and meditation practice. The retreat holds fire ceremony twice a day to connect with the atmosphere, and individual healing sessions which helps to clear any kind of blockages of mind and soul while rebalances a person.

The best part about Agnihotri Yoga retreat is its naturalistic location in the middle of the nature and 5 minutes away from the beach. The food is truly amazing as everything is home-made, vegan and made from scratch.

7. Ayurtheeram Yoga and Ayurveda, Kochi

Ayurtheeram Yoga and Ayurveda is located in the bustling city of Kochi but make sures to provide you with with what they call as “Ayurtheeram Yoga” which helps to balance the mind and body. The yoga sessions here are usually done with Mr. Ramesh who begins the yoga with meditation and a sacred “Om Shanti Om’ Chant which goes on for some minutes after which you are shifted to do different body postures to correct your spine.

Along with asanas or also known as body postures, which provide both physical and psychological benefits to mind and body. You can also go for an Ayurvedic massage which truly helps in rejuvenating oneself.


  • Chandan Senapati

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