Top 10 Yoga Retreats In Kerala, India - Updated 2024

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One of India’s most popular destinations, the picturesque southern state of Kerala brings to mind pretty beaches, lush mountains, and serene backwaters. Nature lovers, indeed, have much to choose from — beaches like Kovalam and Varkala, Western Ghats mountain towns such as Munnar and Wayanad, and wildlife parks such as Periyar Tiger Reserve and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Of course, backwater cruises in Alappuzha or Kumarakom are also unmissable. The state’s many historical and cultural landmarks such as Mattancherry Palace, Museum of History & Heritage, Padmanabhaswamy temple, and Fort Kochi throw light on its fascinating history. Kerala is a mecca for Ayurvedic treatments, which are based on ancient healing principles native to the country. With its scenic beauty and healing heritage, it makes sense to head here for a rejuvenating yoga retreat. Read on for our handpicked list of the top yoga retreats in Kerala, India.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to yoga and wellness practices. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 11, 2024.

1. Niraamaya Retreats, Surya Samudra, Kovalam (from USD 180)

Brimming with luxury, Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra is a high-end beachfront resort in Kovalam, focused on providing an incredible range of wellness programs based on Ayurveda and yoga. The resort offers a special yoga retreat program that has 2 options — 7- and 14-day retreats.

These retreats typically start with a personalised wellness consultation. Each package comes with a set number of personalised yoga instruction classes, pranayama classes, meditation classes, and yoga nidra sessions. Similarly, two types of Ayurvedic treatment sessions, too, are offered. Other retreat activities include a lifestyle consultation session, and a cooking class.

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Niraamaya Wellness Retreats, Surya Samudra, Kovalam

Wifi Available

Address: Poovar - Vizhinjam Rd, Vizhinjam, Pulinkudi Mullur PO
52.44 km (32.6 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. Somatheeram Ayurveda Village, Kovalam (from USD 147)

Located in Kovalam, Somatheeram Ayurveda Village calls itself an Ayurveda hospital with a resort-like vibe. It provides beautifully appointed suites and facilities to help guests enjoy healing therapies in a plush setting.

The resort offers a special yoga retreat program, which includes two yoga sessions per day, and an hour of customised Ayurveda treatments and full vegetarian meals. Additionally, the program has activities such as cooking classes and yoga or Ayurveda wellness workshops. The minimum period of stay for this program is seven nights.

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Somatheeram Ayurveda village

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Chowara, South of Kovalam
53.51 km (33.3 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Airport shuttle Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

3. Purity at Lake Vembanad, Mararikulam (from USD 256)

Purity at Lake Vembanad combines a beautiful lakefront setting and plush interiors. The resort features authentic Kerala-style architecture, and has elegant suites and rooms that come with either garden or lake views. Guests can choose from a wide range of Ayurveda treatments and yoga sessions, helmed by experts. You can join the complimentary morning yoga sessions, or opt for an individual class at an extra charge.

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Purity at Lake Vembanad

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: East of Muhamma Police Station, Muhamma P.O, Alleppey
104.3 km (64.9 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

4. Kaivalyam Wellness Retreat, Munnar (from USD 59)

This wellness-focused retreat is located within a spice plantation, in the mountain town of Munnar. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you spend your mornings doing yoga guided by an expert teacher. The resort offers daily yoga activities, including a morning session and a meditation therapy. Personalised sessions of therapeutic yoga are also available. Accommodation choices include luxury rooms and chalet-style suites that feature a mix of rustic decor and modern amenities.

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Sitaram Mountain Retreat

Wifi Available

Address: Pallivasal
150.06 km (93.3 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple

Parking Restaurant Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Games room

5. Ideal Ayurvedic Resort Kovalam (from USD 20)

A restful, low-key ambience and a vast array of healing services make Ideal Ayurvedic Resort in Kovalam an ideal option for those looking for a quiet retreat. The hotel offers simply furnished rooms that come with all the essential amenities, including a balcony.

For those looking to focus on yoga, the property offers yoga classes, which are adjusted to suit varying skill levels and led by experts. Guests can also avail personalised Ayurvedic treatments, which often include therapeutic yoga sessions. The resort offers convenient access to local attractions such as Chowara beach, while Trivandrum is around 26 km (16 mi) away.

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Ideal Ayurvedic Resort Kovalam

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Kovalam, Chowara Beach Village, India
53.28 km (33.2 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

6. Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat, Malayāttūr (from USD 44)

Located by Periyar River, close to Ernakulam, this resort provides a serene and verdant setting. A wellness-focused resort, it offers a host of Ayurvedic treatments and yoga therapies administered by experts. A yoga and meditation package is available, wherein a customised yoga program is created by a qualified instructor and two yoga sessions per day are held. The resort additionally provides several Ayurvedic treatment packages to complete your rejuvenation journey.

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Elephant Pass Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat

Wifi Available

Address: Behind Elephant Kraal, Kodanad
162.85 km (101.2 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry

7. Agnihotra Yoga Retreat, Varkala

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Agnihotra Yoga Retreat on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Offering clean, no-frills accommodation set inside a small estate in Varkala, this wellness resort comes with an ashram-style ambience. The centre offers a comprehensive yoga retreat package that encompasses daily yoga sessions with a master. It also includes a unique fire mediation, Ayurvedic treatments, Ayurvedic meals, pranic energy healing sessions, and a houseboat/backwater boat trip.

Guests can alternatively opt for private retreats, which feature one-on-one yoga and meditation sessions with the master, along with the other activities present in the regular option.

Agnihotra Yoga Retreat

Address: Secret Garden, North Cliff, Varkala, Kerala, India

Agnihotra Yoga Retreat

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8. The First Place Yogaresort, Odayam, Varkala (from USD 34)

A boutique resort, The First Place Yogaresort, Odayam offer cosy, home-like suites. The resort is located in Varkala, close to the beach, and has been developed to provide guests with a soothing space, inspired by ashrams, for a peaceful break.

The property offers yoga sessions every morning and evening for its guests, led by an expert teacher. Meditation sessions and workshops on yoga and Ayurveda are also offered. Guests can additionally request private yoga sessions or extra sessions in the afternoons.

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The First Place Yogaresort, Odayam

Wifi Available

Address: Odayam Beach Road
2.62 km (1.7 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

9. Zen House, Kovalam

Located in Kovalam, close to Lighthouse beach, Zen House is a homestay-style property that offers a warm and welcoming vibe. At the property, you can join morning yoga classes that are held daily and led by a qualified teacher. Alternatively, you can request personal classes, or practice on your own. The hotel additionally offers Ayurvedic treatments administered by expert practitioners.

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Zen House

Wifi Available

Address: Light House Beach Road Zen House Behind Hotel Orion
48.67 km (30.3 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple

Pets allowed Breakfast in the room Tour or class about local culture Car hire Water sport facilities (on site) Ticket service Hammam Bridal suite

10. Veda Wellness B&B and Yoga Centre, Fort Cochin (from USD 21)

If you are looking for an unfussy place to enjoy a relaxing vacation, then Veda Wellness B&B and Yoga Centre is a good choice. Located in Fort Cochin, this property offers simple and well-furnished accommodation units and daily yoga sessions. Guests can also book private sessions with yoga instructors. Ayurvedic treatments and cooking classes are also available for booking.

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Veda Wellness B&B and Yoga Centre

Wifi Available

145.58 km (90.5 mi) from Sri Janardanaswamy Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning

Revitalise yourself with a yoga retreat in Kerala

If you are a yoga enthusiast, there is nothing like a good yoga session to recharge you. Spending your vacation practising your asanas and learning from the masters, while being surrounded by Kerala’s beauty is a fantastic option. So, go on and choose one of these top yoga retreats in Kerala, India, for your long-awaited break.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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