Yoga & Pilates in Varkala Town

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Yoga & Pilates in Varkala Town

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  • LouSquires
    York, UK12 contributions
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    I can’t recommend this place enough. The consultation I received from Dr Manoj was comprehensive and incredibly informative, the treatments I received from his team were wonderful. The place was incredibly welcoming and I left feeling so much more relaxed and experiencing a calm energy that I haven’t felt for quite a while now. I have tried a number of other Ayurvedic treatments in India and this place gave me the most memorable. I will return and would like to thank the team for such wonderful kindness.
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Susie F
    County Galway, Ireland13 contributions
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    I spent about one month in India and I started that trip with a week at Agnihotra with Rakesh. I can honestly say it was the most transformative week I had in India (which says a lot) and the things that I learned (well I guess “unlearned” :)) are beyond valuable and are going to stick with me as I go forward. This is (1) the best way to cure any jet lag and (2) the best way to start (or end) your trip on the healthiest note possible. I kept feeling called to this place (no accident) and I’m so glad the universe led me there / to Rakesh.

    The space is extremely peaceful. You feel the energy as soon as you enter and that’s all thanks to the work Rakesh has done there (though he won’t take any of the credit). The fire ceremonies are really special and he puts so much thought into those and his instructions as you move forward in the week (he won’t tell you everything at first so try to just let it unfold). He is available for any questions you may have during any of the meals though! The asana and stretching practices are a good return to the basics of yoga and you’ll actually look forward to meditating after this week. The airport pickups were very appreciated and the boat trip and massage inclusions were also nice.

    The food is INCREDIBLE. I thought I would be hungry or bored with the food but quite the opposite. I hope to be able to replicate some of these dishes going forward (tried to shadow the chef as much as possible - she’s the best!) as I felt so healthy and energized from all of it in the end.

    The essentials are covered for your rooms and there is a really good organic Ayurveda pharmacy in town for anything else you need. (When you take the shortcut to the beach and hit the main road - make a left and walk until you see the pharmacy on your right. It’s a good person who owns it - helped me from getting scammed a few times.) The beach is only a 5 minute walk away and I’d highly recommend going LEFT once you hit Holi Beach to enjoy South Beach for a more relaxed / quiet walk. To the right on the cliffs there are all the shops that you will need.

    I can’t recommend this place enough. Rakesh truly cares about his guests and their wellbeing and is determined to keep his space as authentic/pure as possible … and you will feel that throughout your stay. I really hope to be back one day!!
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • Navigate15623330729
    1 contribution
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    Amazing experience doing my TTC with them. The teachers are pushing your limits and making your believe in yourself. You learn a lot about yourself. Good and kind people. Also the place is calm and not in a noisy area, wich I appreciated. I recommend to everyone !!!!
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • Connector29971090387
    1 contribution
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    We had an amazing time practicing yoga in an authentic way. Some of the teachers were exceptional and incredible to meet.
    The food was delicious and Pachamama house was very comfortable for our month stay.
    Thank you for everything, Adhishakti 🙏🏻✨
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Kumar Prasad
    5 contributions
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    My second time panchakarma with Dr.Sharun, and this time i asked for 28 days treatment.
    We as a whole family took treatment, me and my wife had been for panchakarma and for my parents it was other treatments.

    The whole team itself is very kind and supportive, now they have become like a family for us. no words .. its absolutely fun this time and i was able to complete my 28 days treatment along with diet.
    My fatty liver was cured last year's panchakarma and the cholesterol level decreased this time.
    I wish to visit again as the place Varkala and Thanal Ayurvedic home both are great.

    if anyone want to know more about my experience kindly reach out me , i would be happy to help .
    Written 27 May 2023
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  • Flyer14519743742
    1 contribution
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    Taking the 3-day yoga class was transformative! The structured sessions allowed for gradual progression, from foundational poses to more advanced techniques, catering to both beginners and seasoned practitioners. The instructors were knowledgeable, patient, and created a welcoming environment that encouraged growth and exploration. I feel more centered, flexible, and motivated to continue this journey after this immersive experience.
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • Jonny Cash
    Varkala Town, India6 contributions
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    One of the best yoga school in varkala and it was amazing experience. The yoga school was close to Varkala Beach.
    I had an amazing experience with yoga masterat his yoga school. He is very engaging, helpful and passionate about what he does. He is very competent and confident. He takes a holistic approach to teaching yoga - which was very important to me. It helped me a lot, not just physically but mentally too. I would 100% recommend!! :)
    Written 27 August 2023
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  • Melanie L
    Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom8 contributions
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    This is my 3rd year staying at the Green Palace where I have been doing daily yoga classes with Haridas. He is a lovely kind man and an ex excellent teacher. His classes are suitable for any level as he adapts each class to the level, I am not very flexible or strong so I do different poses for my ability, whilst others of more advanced levels do theirs. I can only highly recommend anyone visiting Varkala, go to his class. Thank you Haridas for all you have helped me with.
    Written 7 February 2020
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  • Sara T
    Hong Kong, China14 contributions
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    We were incredibly fortunate to take a private meditation class with Ullas in Varkala. One aspect that stood out to us about the class was his emphasis on the spiritual philosophy of meditation. This focus allowed us to explore meditation from a fresh perspective, expanding our understanding and appreciation of the practice.

    Ullas's style was engaging, and he accompanied his teachings with a warm smile and wise storytelling. He would pose questions like "who are you?" to prompt introspection and encourage us to contemplate the essence of meditation on a much deeper level. He also shared thought-provoking perspectives on concepts such as the distinction between identity and self, impermanence and eternal, and perception and truth.

    Taking this class was an enlightening experience that helped us grasp the "why" behind meditation, rather than just focusing on the "how." Even after our trip ended, the profound insights from Ullas continued to resonate with us and left a lasting impression.
    Written 2 January 2024
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  • Irma v
    21 contributions
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    I met Ullas in Italy where he teaches yoga en gives meditation courses. I followed Some lessons and joined a 3 day meditation course. He learned me a lot About life and meditation. From here my journey begins...
    Written 5 August 2019
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  • GemmaMac
    9 contributions
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    Enjoyed a lovely all over body massage from very professional lady. Lovely clean room and fantastic oil. Would be back for another if had more time in Varkala. Free lift back to homestay was an added unexpected bonus!
    Written 30 November 2019
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  • snehakumari275
    Bengaluru, India38 contributions
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    I visited the ayurvedic center during our stay at Bcanti Boutique Beach Resort. We met the yoga teacher Mr Ramesh who taught us basic yoga. He is so friendly and its so much fun to learn from him.
    After the yoga session, we went on for massage to relax our body. It was very soothing. We are so glad we got a chance to experience this. Loved spending time at the centre. It calmed our mind and soul.
    Written 6 October 2020
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  • 494lo_cm
    3 contributions
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    A quiet, sober and clean place that is focused on quality. We took a simple massage as well as the 3 days of detox, and we can only recommend this place to those who are looking for their "better being"!
    Written 12 November 2017
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  • Saneesh
    1 contribution
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    Best ayurvedic treatment in varkala,good staff, good consultation so i can reffer it to all friends.
    Written 18 October 2022
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  • Mafalda
    3 contributions
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    Vijith is an absolute amazing teacher. He makes you get another level on asanas, always supporting the right way and right time. And is always with a big smile! Fully recommend his classes.
    Written 30 January 2023
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