Indian yoga tourism is all the rage now, especially after the nation got an opportunity to celebrate the first International Yoga Day on June 21 this year. Since then, the yoga tourism has really picked up than ever before, within the nation and internationally as well.
India has no dearth of yoga institutions that cater everybody, a beginner and a pro, ones who want to pursue a short tern course and the ones who are on a look out for long-term professional courses. If you also have some real gusto for yoga, you can consider the following list of top and well-reputed yoga centers in the nation.
K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore
Started by Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, this yoga institute is famous for teaching ashtanga through Vinyasa, a breathing and movement system, and it emphasizes on posture, breathing, and on the six positions of the spiritual heart.
The institute offers courses of one and three months, for which the interested candidates need to send their applications two month before the commencement of the course. Students need to take a gap of six months between the two courses.
Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai
Krishnamacharya’s son TKV Desikachar founded this yoga institution, which is extremely popular amongst international yoga enthusiasts. This institution only offers yoga classes and no accommodation, still so many yoga followers choose this institution to pursue the much coveted yoga courses this yoga institute offers. Viniyoga, a yoga practice that involves using different posture and breath is the main yoga practice this institute teaches.
Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune
This school of yoga in Pune enjoys a fair share of good reputation and popularity among yoga enthusiasts world over. A special emphasis is given to the ashtanga yoga started by BKS Iyengar. It integrates body, mind, emotions, and its practice calls for a usage of wooden gadgets, ropes, belts, and some other props. Beginner, general, and advanced classes this institute offers, and the waiting list of this institution is usually too long.
Ashtanga Institute, Mysore
Mysore is a hub of yoga institutions this one is an institutions that descendents of guru Krishna Pattabhi Jois run. If you desire to be a part of some intensive Ashtanga yoga classes, you must get yourself enrolled in this institution anytime of the year. Mind you, they are very strict in their selection criteria and only entertain serious students only.
Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh
The holy town of Rishikesh is as it is a paradise for people who have an inclination towards yoga and meditation, so have a reputed yoga institution there is not a big deal. The Parmarth Niketan is an eight acre campus with 1000 rooms.
People flock there every year to enroll themselves in one of the courses the institution offers, such as Vedic heritage and spirituality, beginner yoga programs, extensive yoga training and teacher training courses. The Ganga aarti every evening and the wedding ceremonies on and off in the ashram makes it even more special.
International Meditation Centre, Bodh Gaya
Everybody knows and believes that Buddha’s land (Bodh Gaya) is a paradise for people who love meditation. So if you also belong to this bandwagon then do visit the International Mediation Centre in Bodh Gaya.
You will experience a true bliss while meditating there and the most sophisticated forms of yoga they tech there will make your trip complete. The centre works on donations, so it is a place to learn mediation techniques and yoga in an affordable way. The Vipassana meditation is the most popular meditation type this institution teaches.
India is a hub of numerous yoga centers and institutions. You get a freedom to join beginner’s batch, a general batch, and advanced classes depending upon your seriousness and passion for yoga.