Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram

Yoga in Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

On the western fringes of Neyyar Dam, this superbly located 1978 ashram is renowned for its hatha yoga courses, starting on the 1st and 16th of each month. Courses run for a minimum of two weeks and include various levels of accommodation and vegetarian meals. Bookings essential: around two months ahead for high season, when one-month yoga-teacher training is also offered.

There’s an exacting schedule (5.20am to 10.30pm) of yoga practice, meditation and chanting. Ayurveda courses are available too.