When it comes Yoga, India is the main hub for the the yogis all around the world. And since yoga has become a popular thing and many people have started to practice it or are willing to learn it. But like everything else, there are various places and courses available but which one do you choose? We present you the best Yoga Centers in India that are perfect to learn and practice it. so, read and along and find out which ones make it to our list.
Ashtanga Institute, Mysore
One of the best Yoga schools in India, Ashtanga Institute is a for serious students only. The place is run by the descendants of guru Shri Krishna Pattabhi Jois, who taught yoga starting from somewhere in 1930s up until his death in 2009. If looking to join this, you must book and register two months in advance. The length of the courses available are minimum one month but not more than 6 months.
Where: 235 8th Cross, 3rd Stage, Gokulam, Mysore
Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh
Rishikesh is one of the main hubs when it comes to Yoga. There are multiple centers in here but Parmarth Niketan is one of a kind. The place is spread over eight acres of land and has around 1000 rooms for the students. There are multiple course available like extensive program of beginner yoga, Vedic heritage, and spirituality, and teacher training courses. There are also walk-in classes for tourists and visitors. The length of the course can go up 2 weeks to one month.
Where: P.O. Swargashram, Rishikesh (Himalayas), Uttarakhand
Call: 91 1352440088
Yoga Institute, Mumbai
Yoga Institute in Bombay is the oldest organized Yoga center in the entire world. It was started in 1918 by Shri Yogendraji, a disciple of Shri Paramhamsa Madhavadasji who was a renowned yoga master from Bengal. The center is famous for its many amazing course, camps and workshops. They also have therapeutic health camps that help in overcoming problems related to heart, diabetes, respiratory, hypertension, orthopedic conditions, and stress-related issues. Apart from this they also have day to day classes for children and pregnant women. The duration of their courses can be from 2 to 21 days.
Where: Shri Yogendra Marg, Prabhat Colony, Santacruz East, Mumbai
Call: 91 2226110506
Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune
A great place to learn Yoga, this is for all the serious students who are interested to learn yoga in-depth. The interested ones are required to have a prior experience in practicing Iyengar Yoga which is a form of Hatha Yoga which focuses on postures since they teach Iyengar Yoga for all levels. There are also classes for women, children and people with medical problems.
Where: 1107 B/1, Hare Krishna Mandir Road, Model Colony, Shivaji Nagar, Pune
Call: 91 2025656134
Bihar School of Yoga
Founded in 1964 by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, a student of Swami Sivananda Saraswati (one of the greatest yoga masters of the 20th century, who founded the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh), Bihar School of Yoga is one of the best places to learn yoga as it teaches a full yogic lifestyle. The courses can be as long as four-months.
Where: Bihar Yoga Bharati, Ganga Darshan, Fort, Munger, Bihar
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers & Ashrams, Kerala and Tamil Nadu
The center was founded in 1959 by Swami Vishnudevananda and teaches
five points of yoga—postures, breathing, relaxation, meditation, and diet. One of the most popular course available here are beginner’s yoga and meditation. One can opt for drop-in classes or choose from one of the many courses available.
Where: Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum district, Kerala The Sivananda ashram in Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Dharamkot, Himachal Pradesh & Arambol, Goa
Located in Dharamshala and North Goa, Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre was started by Sharat Arora who is a student of BKS Iyengar. All the people coming here for the teacher training and specialised courses such as yoga therapy, yoga for Vipassana, and yoga with Ayurveda must first of all
complete the compulsory five-day course.
Where: Madhlo Vaddo, Arambol, Goa or Dharamkot, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh