Adishakti Yogashala
Adishakti Yogashala
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Namaste and Welcome to Varkala, the absolute kingdom of Ayurveda. We are nestled in a palm tree jungle bordered by one of the most stunning cliff beaches in the world. We aim to support your personal journey with daily yoga classes, Ayurveda therapies and spiritual ceremonies, all dedicated to your happiness. Adishakti offers an authentic blend of Ayurveda and Yoga courses for beginners and advanced practitioners. We focus on the traditional aspects of yoga. We feel that the yogic culture is losing its limbs. We empower traditional practices (bandhas, kryias, mudras lifestyle, yamas, niamas) and we believe that yoga and Ayurveda are like sisters and are linked together. This is the reason why our courses are based on this combo. We teach and share with our students how to live and build-up the ayurvedic lifestyle with authentic knowledge and wisdom. The school offers 100, 200, 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training Courses registered with Yoga Alliance USA and Ayurveda Courses.
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  • Courtney.Ann.
    Lombok, Indonesia8 contributions
    Good Energy!
    I started doing drop in classes at Adi Shakti after a friend recommended me this place. The Hatha morning class was not what I expected but I loved it. The energy in this location and the teachers and staff are warm and welcoming. Manush is an incredible teacher with a well of knowledge and experience. He is very calm and grounded I felt impressed by his ability to convey the knowledge to me. Things that have not felt right or made sense I understood from the way he explained them. He opened my eyes to the importance and benefits of mudras and pranayama. If you are looking to really learn more about yoga as a whole art not only physical asana I would high recommend him as a teacher. Suji (teaching afternoon) is an amazing teacher as well with true spirit in his practice that you can feel. Physically his classes are challenging and vary day to day depending on the energy from the students and the style of that day. Suji has the ability to see what we need. That could be where we are lacking strength or pushing to hard, or not breathing in rhythm. His energy is subtle yet powerful and I always find myself getting completely immersed in my practice with his teaching style. From open until close there is a connection to spirit during his classes. Overall, I would recommend anyone from beginner to advance to try this studio.
    Thank you so much dear friend 🙏 Keep practicing and keep learning :)
    Written 2 March 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2019
    Written 3 January 2020
  • Ana Simonovska
    Tehran, Iran3 contributions
    The real thing!
    The experience in Adishakti Yogashala was one of the best I’ve had and I’m extremely happy I’ve chosen this school for my 300 hours Yoga teacher training. The atmosphere was nurturing, stimulating and supporting. The teachers wholeheartedly gave their best to transfer their knowledge to us. Extreme importance was given to the safety of the postural part of the practices. Along with the classical subjects like Hatha/Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, philosophy, pranayama, alignment... we were given the opportunity to learn more about cooking, Ayurvedic massage and more. The excursions organized by Adishakti were fabulous as well. I would definitely recommend it to everyone who wants to attain strong fundament in the field of Hatha yoga and Ayurveda, and those who wish to deepen and expand their existing knowledge. I’m deeply grateful to the team of teachers and people who took care of us as if we were a family.
    Thank you so much for the kind words 🙏
    Written 2 March 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2020
    Written 28 February 2020
  • Suse Tietjen
    Hamburg, Germany2 contributions
    Profound and valuable Teacher's Training at Adishakti!
    After I had experienced yoga classes with Manoj and Anil before, I returned to Varkala several months later to commence my Teacher's Training at Adishakti. It was one of the best choices of my life. The course is structured very well and executed extremely professional by the amazing group of experienced teachers. The daily asana classes were at a high level, but each teacher gave each student a lot of attention and help. Thus, we gained a profound knowledge and understanding on our own as well as other's bodies. In this way, the personal progress of all of us was immense. Furthermore, a strong emphasis of the course was put on pranayama, philosophy and Ayurveda. In my experience, this made the training at Adishakti particularly special. After four weeks of learning and growing, I feel like I have come to understand what yoga truly is about, where it comes from and how it can be implemented into our daily lives and practices. The brilliant team of teachers, each of them being kind, professional, knowledgeable and funny at the same time, made me curious and passionate about yoga. I am excited to continue on the journey of it and delve deeper and deeper into this knowledge. Words can't describe enough how thankful I am to have learned with Adishakti. Last but not least, it is very much worth mentioning that not only the teachers, but also the staff of Pachamama are a few of the kindest and beautiful human beings I have ever met. Pachamama is a beautiful place - green and cool, comfortable, safe and quiet. The beach and anything else you need is just ten minutes walking distance away. Varkala is beautiful, the ocean is stunning and the cliff is a great place to have fun and calm down at the same time. I highly recommend this in every way possible!
    Thanks for such a detailed feedback, means a lot 🙏
    Written 2 March 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2020
    Written 29 January 2020
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Coralie Fauq
2 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
It was an incredible aventure with Adishakti Yogashala ! I recommend it, they are exceptional!
The teachers are amazing, you really learn the entire philosophy of yoga.
Written 28 February 2023
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Emilia molina
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Feb 2023 • Solo
Lovely experience with such a nice team & teachers.
It was very much worth it, and it’s such a beautiful place. So happy to have chosen Adishakti and I’ll bring with me so much knowledge and experiences from here.
Written 28 February 2023
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Sergio T
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
Best Yoga school in town. Perfect teachers with a lot of experience. Highly recommend! Just 7 minutes to the beach.
The food and the ambient is like family.
Written 27 February 2023
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Andy H
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Jan 2023 • Friends
Ok, so personally I would say you don’t learn about asanas. The thing that you learn most about is about life. The teachers, the food and the commodities immerses you into a real confrontation with yourself and reality. I wouldn’t say this experience is for everyone. You need to surrender and be open-minded
Written 14 February 2023
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Fer J
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Amazing experience! Great teachers! Learned so much during this stay!! Totally recommend this experience to improve your yoga practice or your skills as a teacher
Written 14 February 2023
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Ana G
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Adishakti is such a beautiful place and definitely the best shala in town to take a yoga certification or course, they’re completely professionals, the teachers are magnificent and you can tell that is a well respected place by the community and other shalas.
Written 14 February 2023
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Marisol M
2 contributions
Jan 2023
I really recommed their YTT as the teachers are great. I really got so much from everyone there and had an amazing experience! All the teachers and personnel working in Adishakti treat you like one of them, which only makes the experience unique.
Written 14 February 2023
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Maria Vega
4 contributions
Jan 2023
If you are searching for the opportunity to give yourself a time to learn yoga, go deep in yourself, and understand the secrets of pranayama, Adishakti is the BEST option for you. First, the teachers are excellent and very qualified professionals that teaches the best level, all of them are excellent. Also, the school is located near a beautiful beach with a lot of options as restaurants, spas, healing methods, ayurveda practices, etc.

But I have to say that the best of all is all the people that is part of Adishakti, a real family full of love that gives the best service and also make you feel like home.

I spent a month there and I have to say that it was one of the best experiences of my hole life.
Written 14 February 2023
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Wolf Bogaert
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Solo
Adishakti provided an absolutely amazing TTC experience. The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable, the food is fan-tas-tic, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Aby, Raji and Jithu are sooo nice. I loved having them around, they were always ready to help out if I needed anything. Their energy is lovely. And their cooking skills are just on another level! If you're looking for a great place to improve your asana practice and immerse yourself more deeply into the world of yoga and Ayurveda, Adishakti is definitely a great choice.
Written 15 January 2023
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Louisa
8 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
My boyfriend and I wanted to come to Adishakti Yogashala for years as we were looking for a Yoga TTC that really covers the roots of Yoga, dives deeply into the material, and we especially loved the combination with Ayurveda in this programme. In December 2022, we finally came to Varkala and did our 200h TTC with Adishakti and our expectations were exceeded. The teachers were extraordinary, highly motivated and enthusiastic - teaching with whole their hearts. Their deep knowledge and wisdom shaped us for life. That is why, we decided to come back for a 300h TTC this year to learn from our teachers again. We can't speak highly enough of Adishakti Yogashala. And besides the Yoga programme itself it's Pachamama and the family running it that makes this experience very special and unique. Pachamama is a safe and cosy place to stay, and your home away from home. Jhithu is cooking the most delicious Ayurvedic food 3x a day with a lot of love. Abhi and Raji are taking care of everyone with a full heart. The bedrooms are comfortable, have a desk and a private shower, sink, and toilet. The Yoga Studio I located on the 2nd floor / rooftop, so you basically practice Yoga outside with a roof on top. It's a nice roomy studio with lots of Yoga props (blocks, straps, bolsters, pillows,...) to use!
Can't wait to be back to practice Yoga there!

Thank you so much! 🙏🏻
Louisa
Written 15 January 2023
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