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Head To These 10 Yoga Retreats To Rejuvenate Yourself

November 25, 2016 | by Japleen Kaur
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Living in the city has its perks and cons, the latter being stronger, for the most of it. We get so busy with work that we barely have any time for ourselves. Life becomes often becomes too routine — staring at the same screen and people every day, and dealing with traffic can get so mentally exhausting that it takes a toll on our physical health too. Life shouldn’t just be about survival, right? It should be about living it to the fullest, stress-free! While that is rarely possible, taking a few breaks from the schedule can only do us good.

But this time, when planning a holiday, opt for a yoga retreat. They are more than just doing poses on the mountains, with the sun rising behind you — it is about finding inner peace and connecting with our senses. If you find yoga boring, think twice — these retreats will definitely change your perception. Meet new people, eat simple, healthy food, stay in beautiful locations, embrace nature, and meet your happy self again.

India, being the birthplace of yoga, naturally has amazing retreats, but not many know of them. In fact, these are more popular with foreigners than with our own people. Let’s change that and be more welcoming to something that is a beautiful part of our culture.


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1. Ananda Spa, Uttaranchal

One of the highest-ranked spas in the world, Ananda in the Himalayas has the charm to make anyone fall in love with it. This luxury retreat has yoga trainers that are experts in Hatha Yoga, that basically aligns all the senses to attain peace. And that’s what you will attain, in the lap of the forest among the many hills. They also craft special programmes according to individuals needs, keeping you as the focus and priority.

Know More: www.anandaspa.com 


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2. Ayurveda Yoga Villa, Coonoor

Ayurveda and yoga go hand in hand, like a match made in heaven. Here, in the lush greens of Coonoor, you get the best of both worlds. Choose from an array of villas that have lovely, scenic views that will transform your energy. They have a lot of programmes and you can pick whichever suits your style.

Know More: www.ayurvedayogavilla.com


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3. Tushita Meditation Center, Dharamshala

Another retreat high up in the mountains is this Buddhist meditation centre. It is where everyone remotely interested in the practice is welcomed with open arms. There are dedicated courses for those who are willing to walk towards the path of salvation, along with drop-in retreats for people who want to lose themselves in meditation for just a few days. Famous with western practitioners, group members are known to become family here.

Know More: www.tushita.com


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4. Swasara Yoga Resort, Gokarna

Whether you want to practice yoga literally in the middle of a jungle or on the beach, this resort has it all. Located near the famous Om beach in Gokarna, this luxury spa resort is perfect for those who want to declutter their minds and souls. They have special silence days, concentrating only on meditation. Apart from that, choose from various spa treatments and treat yourself to a fantastic package this winter,

Know More: www.swasara.com


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5. Vana Malsi, Dehradun

This picturesque retreat on the foothills of the Himalayas, nestled in the spectacular city of Dehradun, is a one-stop destination for your wellness. With their aura programmes, among the mango orchids, you will surely rediscover yourself. In fact, make it a romantic wellness getaway with your loved one to have the most peaceful vacation ever.

Know More: www.vana.co.in


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6. Lotus Yoga Retreat, Goa

Designed by a Portuguese architect, Lotus Retreat is one of the best our country has to offer. This eco-friendly place is ideal for you to practice yoga and the different shalas. You have an option to stay in their bamboo huts or the villas, the former being quite authentic. It operates from November to June, so now is the perfect time to visit.

Know More: www.lotusyogaretreat.com


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7. Purple Valley Yoga Resort, Goa

Another gem in the beach heaven. Situated in North Goa, it provides you with the best amenities and services, ones which will probably convince you to extend your stay. Learn Ashtanga secrets from the best teachers in the most comfortable accommodation ever.

Know More: www.yogagoa.com


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8. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kerala

There has to be a beautiful retreat in God’s own country, right? Somatheeram is one of the few Ayurveda resorts that are actually great. Surrounded by wildlife and pristine beaches, this place is a nature lover’s haven. Opt for the cute cottage stay, as it will truly add to the entire experience. Early morning meditation is the way to go here.

Know More: www.somatheeram.in


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9. Osho Meditation Resort, Pune

We all know about Osho and his teachings. The resort in Pune follows those principles and is unlike any you would have seen before. With meditation, yoga, dance, and luxury spa treatments, this retreat will ensure that you will leave with a new sense of recognition for yourself. Its 30-day retreat may be a little rigorous, but it’s totally worth it.

Know More: www.osho.com


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10. Ayur Yoga Ashram, Karnataka

This is one of those super cool ashrams where yoga will become your bae. It has an organic farm where you can feast on delicious natural produce. Filled with art and culture, it is your go-to hub to know everything about this traditional Indian practice. Great teachers and an amazing location, what else do you need?

Know More: www.ayuryoga.com

Japleen Kaur

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