Friday, February 26, 2021

Affordable Yoga Ashram Retreats in India


Ashram’s in India provide a slice of the real, authentic Yoga experience often in an organic farm location or resort. If you are looking for a healthy retreat holiday in India for Yoga practice or even teacher training, the Ashram retreats on this page are definitely worth your attention.

Some of the best places for Yoga in India are Kerala, Rishikesh and Goa. Yet there are more Ashrams in India than anywhere else in the world so you are spoiled for choice and you may even find a more natural and authentic Yoga vacation in one of the hundred or more other locations in India which have retreats for it.

You don’t need to stick to the beaten path and there are plenty of places for Yoga all over India, you could well find a better place in a lesser known location while avoiding the big crowds of Tourists in places like Mysore.

Better yet the budget range is great in India for even the cheapest of travelers looking to broaden their horizons and improve their Yoga practice. And if you take a Yoga training course, which are usually between 200-300 hours you will end up with a certification at the end of it which will allow you to teach Yoga when you return home.

Or, better yet, there are many travel jobs for Yoga teachers so you could get certified for Yoga in India and then use your skills on sites like Yoga Travel Jobs or Yoga Trade to continue your journey across other countries and continents.

Here’s our list of affordable Yoga Ashram retreats in India:

AyurYoga Eco-Ashram India
Village JP Hundi, Kannenur, Post Hulhalli Hobli

Arhanta Yoga Ashram India Yoga Retreat Center
Near Khajuraho, P.O. Onta Purwa

Phool Chatti Ashram
Neelkanth Temple Road

Yogoda Satsanga Society of India
Dakshineswar, 21, U N Mukherjee Road, U N Mukherjee Road

Sri Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Alagar Ashram, Madurai, South India
Moogambigai Street, Anand Nagar, Narayanapuram

Sai Yoga Ashram Rishikesh
Yoga Health Retreat

Rishikesh Yog Peeth
Krishna Cottage, Swarg Ashram

Akshi Yogashala – Yoga Teacher Training India
Swarg Ashram, Near Hotel Raj Deep

Himalayan Yoga Academy
Kriya Yoga Ashram, 58 National Highway

Himalayan Yog Ashram
Village Tapovan, Near Water Tank

Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram

Hariharananda Gurukulam Ashram
Balighai, (Puri-Konark Marine Drive)

Isha Yoga Retreat Salem
7, Advaitha Ashram Rd, Sinthampalayam, Fairlands

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram

Neyyar Dam, Kerala in India

Mahatma Yoga Ashram
Tapovan, Laxman Jhula

Tattvaa Yoga Shala

SWAN Yoga Retreat Assagao Goa India
101/4 Bairo Alto, Assagao Bardez

Yoga Vidya Gurukul
Yoga Bhavan, Opp: HPT College, College Road, Kulkarni Baug

Going to a Yoga Ashram in India? Or have you been to one of these Ashrams and would like to tell of your Yoga vacation? Let us know about your Yoga travels in India below!


  1. YogiSwap

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  2. George

    Wow, monster post, it will take me some time to go through it all. I’m planning on doing a three month vacation in India for Yoga I’m a beginner but hope to build up in the first 2 months and it would be great to leave with a solid certification under my belt. If anyone knows of a specific ashram which they voice for then a review of that specifically would be very helpful.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Kelly

      The main Mysore institute is of course the place to go if you want to master Ashtanga I believe in fact, that it is the only place in the world where you can get officially Ashtanga certified. If however you are looking more for just a yoga holiday in India then there are nay number of places where you can go to do that. In fact I recommend that you go to North india provided the weather is good — don’t go in the winter months! — and then you can get a more fuller experience at the bottom of the Himalaya mountains.

  3. Judy

    I did a yoga teacher training Ashram in India at a what is known as one of the best retreats Kerala and had a wonderful time. I will say it was a little expensive however and having traveled to India for my yoga holiday this time around I would go to a smaller ashram where the prices are more affordable and the yoga classes are at a more manageable size.

    Overall India is definitely the place for teacher training in my opinion because it is where yoga comes from and there are the best yoga teachers in the world in India, specifically Mysore and Kerala areas. However like I said there are many much more affordable ashrams where you can get certified and pay substantially less and get just as much value or more.

    If you are interested in any yoga information about Mysore or other places around Kerala reply to my comment and I can get answer questions. I’m not an expert per se, but I have spent over 6 months practicing yoga in India.

Sophie Jones
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