Welcome to AyurYoga Eco-Ashram India
AyurYoga Eco-Ashram in India is an Ayurveda and Yoga retreat centre located on the banks of River Kabini in the peaceful countryside of Mysore, Karnataka. We are one-hour driving distance from the ancient mountains and forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu in South India. Located in 18 acres of organic farm, AyurYoga Eco-Ashram is rated as one of the best places for Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga & Ayurveda Retreats in India.
We have 4 yoga spaces in nature and a traditional Ayurveda Hospital with medically qualified doctors and therapists from Kerala. With 40 eco-friendly rooms and healthy vegetarian food, the ashram is an ideal place for spiritual seekers to explore the traditional Ayurveda and Yoga in India. Unlike the seasonal yoga studios in touristy towns of Rishikesh, Goa, Dharamsala etc., the yoga courses and Ayurveda retreats offered here are meant for people who are seeking long term lifestyle changes in body and mind, to lead a life of fulfillment. The ashram is often ranked in media among the top 10 places to study Ayurveda and to learn yoga in India.
Other than love for Mother Nature and Spiritual Healing of Body-Mind, we are equally passionate about spiritual and cultural exchange between East and West, as envisioned by Swami Vivekananda. Though we are non-religious, we are humble to invite and to learn from the traditional monks / teachers from various spiritual traditions within India, including Buddhism, Sufism and Christian Mysticism. We show our respect and take inspiration from the ancient yogis of India, to all modern spiritual mystics. Nevertheless, the main purpose of the ashram is to create a suitable environment to practice spiritual sadhana, irrespective of the personal beliefs students may follow.
Yoga Teacher Training Retreats at our ashram are very unique as we give equal importance to philosophical and spiritual aspects of yoga, along with intense practice of Asanas and Pranayamas of Hatha Yoga. We have an experience of teaching 88 Yoga Teacher Training courses (as of March 2023), graduating more than 1600+ graduates from 40+ countries. Our Yoga Retreats for Beginners and Intensive Yoga Retreat for advanced yogis are rated among best yoga retreats in India, and limited to 10 students per each group. The Ayurveda Hospital in the ashram offers traditional Ayurveda Treatments throughout the year, but limited to only 10 clients at one time. We also offer Ayurveda Courses taught by traditional Ayurveda vaidyas and planning to offer more educational Ayurveda seminars to the public.
The charitable Trust of the Ashram is working towards educating the local farmers about the benefits of Organic Farming and also distributes the organic vegetable seeds for free of cost. We organize medical camps for the local villagers to receive free Ayurveda consultations and medication. We also offer help with improving basic drinking water, sanitation in our neighbouring villages and schools. Every year we donate the books, uniforms or basic needs for the school children in nearby villages.
What We Offer
Authentic Experience of Ayurveda & Yoga in India
18 Acres of riverside Organic Farm in a peaceful countryside. Let Mother Nature heal your body-mind-soul, especially when you are going through physical and mental detox. Perfect environment to study & learn yoga in India.
Authentic Teachers with backgrounds in monastic/spiritual communities, having experience of teaching International students in fluent English. Our teacher training yoga courses in India are conducted by at least 5-6 yoga teachers for a group of 10-20 max. Even smaller groups of 5-10 students enrolled in the other retreats will be taught by at least 3-5 teachers.
Our Ayurveda & Yoga India retreats are 50% physical and 50% intellectual, including classes on Philosophy, Pranayamas, Anatomy, practical lessons for a healthy lifestyle, etc.
Experience authentic forms of traditional Ayurveda for your practical life, through lessons, therapies, diet, and herbal medicinal plants grown in our own sacred forest.
Nourishing and delicious vegetarian food for western tummies. All vegetables and fruits are either grown on our own organic farm or bought from local farmers.
Registered as a non-profit trust, mthe Indian ashram is run and maintained by monastic/spiritual seekers in the spirit of sharing. Your monetary contribution helps not only the future students but also our charitable projects.
Just send your flight itinerary & schedules: we will organize Airport Transfers and coordinate taxi sharing with other students. We select the best possible taxis/drivers and follow up with each arrival, at anytime of day or night.
Best you can expect in India for International students: Eco-friendly cottages with comfortable spring-beds, western bathrooms, solar hot water, internet Wi-Fi, laundry machine, RO filtered drinking water, etc.
At the altitude of 700 meters (2300 ft) above sea level, the local weather is the best you can expect in India. Moderate temperatures and humidity range between 20° C to 30° C (70 F to 90 F) throughout the year. Perfect weather conditions to study & learn yoga in India.
We are located one hour drive South of Mysore, a historical city at the heart of South India. You can easily travel to Kerala or Tamil Nadu within a few hours drive. We can help you with travel before & after the course.