Top 4 Yoga Retreats in India

Ditch your day-to-day routine, and take your practice to one of the world's most blissful destinations. Join yoga enthusiasts of all levels for a once-in-a-lifetime yoga and meditation retreats. We have put together an in-depth guide into the top four yoga retreats in India.


Set on the gentle slopes of a lychee and mango plantation, the dense Sal forest to its west, the hills of Mussoorie to its’ north, Vana is an international ashram, a wellness retreat, a world-class sanctuary – all healing and nourishing. This life-changing destination is known around the world for its healing qualities as it specialises in detoxing, Ayurveda and yoga. During your stay at Vana, you will have the opportunity to escape, to discover, to be still in, and to heal. here are no pre-determined programmes at Vana Malsi Estate; your schedule will be custom-made for you, following your in-depth consultation with one of the doctors, where you will list your goals for your stay. Days are gentle: Yoga or a hike in the morning, followed by your prescribed treatments. All treatments and activities are run by true experts in the wellness industry. The doctors and experts are the very best you will find, no expense is spared at Vana. There are on-site nutritionists, visiting monks and experts, Sufi singing sessions and lectures.


If you are looking to explore your spiritual side and improve your Yogi poses, the Shreyas retreat might just be your haven. A spiritual ashram with a touch of luxury. Situated an hour north-west of Bangalore in 25 acres of lush gardens lies this charming yoga retreat. This retreat was designed by owner Pawan Malik, an ex-banker who wanted to create an escape experience where you can practice yoga and meditation and have a purely vegetarian diet in comfortable, peaceful surroundings. For those really searching for a true yoga experience, Shreyas Yoga Retreat offers not just the traditional physical aspects of Yoga (asanas) but also various Pranayama, Yogic Kriyas, Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), sound meditation and Chakrashuddhi (chakra meditation) and Trataka (candle meditation).

Ananda in the Himalayas

One of the most famous spas in India, and for good reason too, Ananda has something of a legendary reputation. Set in the Himalayan foothills and surrounded by lush forests, this serene resort exudes positive energy, making it the perfect place to come for a yoga retreat and some holistic healing. Ananda is also famed for its yoga, Vedanta, and detox offerings; you can expect your mind, body, and spirit to all feel nurtured by the extensive range of treatments and activities on offer here. The Ananda Yoga programme helps rediscover oneself through the ancient and traditional discipline of Yoga, which encompasses all aspects of life in order to balance the mind, body and spirit. Enhance your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual qualities in a simple, effective and practical manner through the time-proven approaches of Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and Kriya Yoga.

Dharana Shillim

Shillim is located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Western Ghats three and a half-hour away from Mumbai. The forest is at the heart of all that they do - a story that began over twenty years ago when the de Souza family acquired an expanse of land across the Western Ghats to conserve and sustain. During Shillim's Yogic Life Retreat, delve into your consciousness, your true self & discover higher purposes of life. Receive a unique combination of Yogic practices, Ayurveda & Sattvic Diet right at the foothills of Sahyadri will leave you with an experience like never before. Through the Dharana, philosophy learn how a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and a healthy mind can lead to a healthy spirit. 

If this blog has got you interested in starting your wellness journey call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.

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