Welcome to one of the most extraordinary yoga retreats in India. If you like yoga and surfing, our retreat on India's Arabian Sea harmonizes both together. We offer Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga classes, with dedicated and well experienced instructors. South India is beautiful and just the place to plan your next adventure. Relax, reflect, recharge. Yoga and surf is an out of this world combination, and here at India’s Original Surf Ashram you can do both. Contact us today for more information.
YOGA CLASS PRICES & SCEDULE:
Hatha Yoga & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga classes are currently offered at the Ashram Surf Retreat. Yoga is a great combination with surfing, by adding strength and flexibility.
We offer yoga classes twice a day, both in the morning and later in the afternoon. The morning Hatha Yoga session will energize you and get you ready for the activities of the day (including surfing), while the late afternoon Ashtanga Yoga will relax your body and help you rest well.
Our instructor can also customize personal workouts to your time and needs. Space is limited for yoga so please reserve ahead of time if possible.
WHAT IS ASHTANGA YOGA?
Ashtanga (also spelled Astanga) means "eight limbs" in Sanskrit, which refers to the eight limbs of yoga laid out in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Ashtanga method of asana practice was interpreted by T. Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from an ancient text called the Yoga Korunta, which they claimed described a unique system of hatha yoga developed by Vamana Rishi.
The Ashtanga method stresses daily vinyasa flow practice using ujjayi breathing, mula bandha, uddiyana bandha, and drishti. There are six different Ashtanga series, through which a student progresses at his or her own pace.
The primary series is called Yoga Chikitsa, which means yoga therapy. It is intended to realign the spine, detoxify the body, and build strength, flexibility, and stamina. The series of about 75 poses takes an hour and a half to two hours to complete, beginning with sun salutations (surya namaskara A and surya namaskara B) and moving on to standing poses, seated poses, backbends, final poses, Savasana (relaxation).