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21 Best Yoga and Meditation Centers in India

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Best yoga centers in India

Best yoga centers in India

Yoga and meditation are spirited and endowed in India for centuries and its importance is mentioned in the ancient Vedas and Puranas of Hinduism. According to the Hindu saints, "Yoga is an art of living, of life, which is necessary for everyone"'. In the last few years, people's attraction towards yoga has increased in India and other countries as well. And and people from many countries are coming to India to learn yoga and meditation that boosted up the Indian wellness tourism.

According to the records of Indian tourism industry, India has become the world's fastest-growing wellness tourism destination since the year 2000, with an annual growth of 22 percent per year. If you are interested to learn yoga and meditation in India, then in this article, you can know about 21 most reputed yoga and meditation centers in India that can help you to find a nearby and reputed Yoga institute in India.

Permarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh

Permarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh

1. The Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

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.

About Parmarth Niketan ashram

Founded in Year: 1942
Founded By: Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj.
Website: parmarth.org
Contact no: (0135) 2434301, 2434302
Address: P.O. Swargashram, Rishikesh (Himalayas); Uttarakhand 249304, India

Shivananda Asharam Rishikesh

Shivananda Asharam Rishikesh

2. Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

Sivananda Ashram is located in Rishikesh, Uttrahand State, near the famous tourist spot Lakshman Jhula. This ashram was founded by Swami Sivananda, who came here at the age of 37 and established his ashram from the small cow-shed. And today there are more than 60 ashrams of Shivanand Ashram organization, all over 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.

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

Yoga Niketan, Rishikesh

Yoga Niketan, Rishikesh

3. Yoga Niketan, Rishikesh (Uttrakhand)

Yoga Niketan My ashram is located in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand and is one of the oldest ashrams here, which was founded by Yogacharya Swami Yogeshwarananda Saraswati Maharaj Ji, in year 1964.It is located on a Hill on the Banks of Holy River Ganga, it 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

Phool Chatti Yoga

Phool Chatti Yoga

4. Phool Chatti Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh (Uttrakhand)

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

Ananda in Himalayas

Ananda in Himalayas

5. Ananda in the Himalayas, Tehri - Garhwal, (Uttrakhand)

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.


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Rammani Ayengar Yoga Institute, pune

Rammani Ayengar Yoga Institute, pune

6. Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute, Pune

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.

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.

Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center

Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center

7. Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center, Lonavala

Kaivalyadhama is located in Lonavala 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

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.

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8. Yoga Institute in Mumbai

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.

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.

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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.

Iyengar Yogashraya

Iyengar Yogashraya

10. Iyengar Yogashraya, Mumbai

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.

Kaivalya Yoga Institute, Pune

Kaivalya Yoga Institute, Pune

11. Kaivalya Yoga Institute, Pune

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

ishafoundation.org

ishafoundation.org

Meditation Center Isha Yoga Center

Meditation Center Isha Yoga Center

12. The Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore

The Isha Yoga center 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 Coimbatore is a distinctive type Yoga and meditation center that contains the Dhyanalinga, which is a unique and powerful energy-form sitting under a pillarless 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.

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

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram

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13. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Kerala

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.

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

Bihar Institute of Yoga

Bihar Institute of Yoga

14. Bihar School of Yoga, Munger

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 organizations. 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

Ashtanga Institute

Ashtanga Institute

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

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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Asthanga Yoga

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.

Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram Tamilnadu

Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram Tamilnadu

16. Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram

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.

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

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

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
Delhi: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Natraja Center.A-41, Kailash Colony, Behind Metro Station, New Delhi, Delhi 110048, India


Sivananda Yoga Center, Meenakshi Ashram

Sivananda Yoga Center, Meenakshi Ashram

19. Sivananda Yoga Center, Meenakshi Ashram

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.

Details about Sivananda 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.

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

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.

Kundalini Yoga Center

Kundalini Yoga Center

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

Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar

Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar

21. Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar

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

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2016 Arai

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Ayur Yoga Eco Ashram from Mysore, India on May 11, 2018:

Great list, I recently went to AyurYoga Eco-Ashram (https://www.ayuryoga-ashram.com/) and it was a wonderful experience. Would recommend it to everyone!

Arai (author) from India on February 21, 2018:

Thanks,

Shaloo Walia and Uday.

Shaloo Walia from India on February 13, 2018:

very informative!

Uday on July 20, 2017:

Very useful information on Yoga centres

Mohanakrishnan on May 23, 2017:

I'm very keen to learn meditation. Due to my age 59yrs, I wonder if

I can practice yoga?

Kindly advice.

Arai (author) from India on December 24, 2016:

Arpit Yoga!

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