Top 10 Spiritual Centres To Look For
1. Yoga Institute, Mumbai
A 19th century institute located in the posh Santa Cruz area in Mumbai, the Yoga Institute educates its students on the importance and rewards of yoga, besides exhorting on the advantages of studying ayurveda.
2. Ananda in the Himalayas, Narendra Nagar
Nestled among the tranquility of the Himalayas, here is where traditional Indian wellness regimes, along with a generous smattering of Vedanta, yoga and ayurveda, the practice aims at bringing together our body, mind and soul.
3. Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh
Located on the banks of the River Ganga, and having earned its position as one of the best and largest ashrams in India, the institute imparts extensive spiritual training in meditation and yoga. It also helps one explore the art forms, and gain insight into the mystical world of eternal peace that everyone craves for.
4. Patanjali Yogapeeth, Haridwar
Dedicated to the ancient yoga guru Patanjali, the Yogapeeth is the largest centre in the whole of India. The institute, besides following the ‘Yoga Sutras’ penned down by Patanjali himself, also teaches ayurvedic studies and yoga. It also boasts of a research centre, complete with a treatment centre as well.
5. The Art of Living, Bangalore
Doing absolute justice to its title, the foundation dates back to 1982, where Sri Sri Ravi Shankar gifted the world stress-elimination and self-development programmes that enrich daily lives. Followed by people across the world, the Art of Living tops the list as one of the best spiritual forms designed with yoga, meditation and breathing techniques.
6. Osho International Foundation, Pune
Contrasting other ashrams everywhere, Osho Ashram has no gender segregation and is designed on lines of a resort than anything else, which propagates inner peace and the ability to be free with oneself. Though it is different from regular Indian culture and functioning, the ashram offers specialized spiritual services for all.
7. Ideal Ayurvedic Resort, Kovalam
A combination of the rich culture and heritage of India, and the natural beauty of Kovalam, spiritual learning in the form of ayurveda and yoga philosophies is what attracts hordes of people to this resort. With soulful practices aimed at rejuvenating and reviving the spirit, you get to learn the all-natural ayurvedic approach to daily life.
8. Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune
Introduced by BKS Iyengar, the institute imparts asanas of Yoga, along with its esteemed spiritual values. Students are welcome to take part on a regular basis to ensure that they do not miss out on classes, as each session has something different and novel to learn.
The school specializing in the form of yoga promoted by Swami Satynanand Saraswati, known more commonly as ‘Satyanand Yoga’, approaches the art through the various and different body parts and their functions in the body. The school also mandates enhanced spiritual attention in one’s life to achieve inner peace and harmony with one’s body, mind and soul.
10. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram
Located in a State that is the epitome of spiritual studies and retreats in the whole country, Kerala, the ashram is a paradise for ayurveda and yoga studies. The institute concentrates on the spiritual essence of life, and how it needs to be and can be supplement through age-old yoga techniques, along with an infusion of ayurveda to complete the experience.