Yoga in India
Yoga today has become a daily activity for many people across the world. It not only helps keep you fit but, stay focused and mentally active. Many times people forget that its roots and the beginning of Yoga started in India. It is a way of life for many Indians.
In fact, it’s so ingrained in us that we might not even realize that those stretches we do at the gym before starting our workout come from yoga! So it’s a no-brainer then, that yoga’s a great way to form a connection with India. We can help you plan your trip focusing on yoga in India.
Here’s a starter-pack for everything you need to know about incorporating yoga into your next holiday to India.
Meditation in Hampi
How much time do I need?
You can spend as much (or as little!) time you want, giving yoga in India a shot. If you’re totally new to it, there are plenty of short classes (say about an hour-long) in every city. That’s how we get our yoga fix! This is also a great way to find out if yoga interests you. As an added benefit, you might even get some travel tips or make some friends along the way!
If you do find yourself interested in delving deeper, consider signing up for a more intensive program at a yoga ashram, or even a yoga teacher training course. There are plenty of yoga ashrams in India, of course – we can help you pick the one that’s just right for you!
Relax by the beach (Photo Credit – The Yoga People)
I want to stay at a Yoga Ashram in India. Where should I go?
While planning a yoga trip in India, your biggest concern would be picking where to stay and for what duration of time. India has a lot of options to offer which gives you the advantage of choosing an appealing destination. If you plan on seeing the Himalayas, give Rishikesh a try.
Here, yoga is a big deal, and you will find plenty of options like Phool Chatti or Gangadham. If you feel like being by the ocean, give Goa a chance. It’s got yoga centres and ashrams popping up all over. You can combine the sun, sand and surf with a stint at Lotus Yoga Retreat.
In South India, yoga ashrams are also easy to find – and I would suggest you look for one that combines yoga with ayurvedic traditions for a more holistic experience. Let us know what sort of holiday experience you want, and we’ll make it happen!!
Ayurveda and Yoga in Kerala (Photo Credit – Gundula Vogel)
I want to sign up for a Yoga teacher training course in India
A yoga teacher training course is best done from a certified institute that enjoys a great reputation. Also remember, that this also involves a longer time commitment than other courses, and is, of course, more intense. Your options include learning by the Ganges from the course offered by the World Peace Yoga Institute in Rishikesh, or yoga teacher training course at Ashiyana in Goa.
Goa (Photo Credit – The Yoga People)
How much will it cost me?
Exploring yogic traditions on a holiday to India can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be. Get in touch with us, and we’ll find one that best fits your budget and travel plans!
Check out this sample travel route for yoga and a spiritual journey, and this article on spiritual travel in India for more inspiration, and contact us so we can plan the perfect yoga trip in India for you!
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