Kodaikanal Yoga Center

About This Center

In the midst of the mountains, deep in the forest, at the heart of a beautiful ecological farm, Kodaikanal Yoga Center is a magical space for spiritual practice, in tune with nature.

The Center is situated in the cradle of yoga - India, the enchanting land of rituals and wonder. Near the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the two Southern most states, we are located 1800m high, 12 km from a sweet hill station – Kodaikanal.

Overlooking a magnificent view, surrounded by fruit trees and flowers, with the background sound of a running water fall, our vision is to allow Nature in Practice. We aim to combine and promote spiritual growth with the experience of harmonious living and being in nature. Our practice hall was designed especially to support inner work, built with much love using natural materials, around a huge wild rock.

As a part of our holistic approach the center is located away from traffic and modern pollution, in a small ecological community were environmental ideals are put in to practice.

We warmly invite teachers and groups to come and host their programs at our center. We provides a spacious practice hall, nice and simple accommodation in the midst of the forest, community kitchen & restaurant, a growing library and endless nature for outdoor practices,exploring and trekking. Traveling information and assistance will be happily given. 

We regularly offer yoga twice a day: Free Morning yoga (the price is included in the accommodation) & Afternoon yoga – on request.

We also offer on request: Meditative Art classes, Yoga for kids and Self practice possibilities.  

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