This list of Delhi’s few best and top yoga classes and courses is based on a feedback from the valued readers. It covers all districts of Delhi so that you can find the nearest class. Some of these centres also offer free trial yoga classes. Please contact these yoga classes in Delhi individually to check their schedule. If you feel I have missed out on any Delhi yoga centres and classes that should be on the list, feel free to contact me. I will make the necessary changes.
Delhi is a city always on the move… The fast paced life of the city is also a cause of many challenges to physical and mental well-being of its residents. This has driven the concern and the need for achieving wellness, fitness or health more than ever before.
A rapid increase in the number of wellness or fitness centers is a testimony to the fact the people have been aspiring for these facilities. Yoga studios, or yoga centers, in Delhi have also shown a good increase in numbers since the beginning of this millennium. These are owned and/or run by trained and experienced yoga instructors. Spatially, these are spread out across all districts of Delhi with southern districts of Delhi taking a lead over others in terms of concentration of yoga schools. People have been taking to yoga classes in Delhi in a big way to lead a healthy life, with fine balance between body and mind.
If you want to join a yoga class close to your place of residence or work in Delhi, I suggest that you have a look at some of the best yoga schools that we have listed here. Check out which of these provide online yoga classes in Delhi and which offer these at home or at corporate offices.
Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow classes form primary elements of these classes. Many of these centres also offer classes in pranayama or breathing exercises, meditation, Ayurveda, power yoga, aerial yoga, acupressure and other practices of wellness. Yoga workshops for treating ailments, such as back-pain, joint-pain and others, and yoga retreats are also offered by some yoga studios.
1/25. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Kailash Colony (New Delhi)
The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center is named after H.H. Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati Maharaj but was established in 1957 by his disciple Vishnudevananda. It is one of the best yoga centres in Delhi for beginners in yoga. The centre teaches traditional forms of yoga, that is, Hatha Yoga. The pace of teaching in the yoga classes is slow so that finer aspects could be taught. The institution focuses on imparting Swami Sivananda Synthesis of Yoga and Five Points of Yoga for overall wellness.
This Sivananda Delhi yoga centre offer three courses – Yoga Beginners, Meditation and Intermediate/advanced Yoga courses. Special classes on pre-natal and kids yoga are also conducted. Changing times have also pushed the centre into conducting online yoga classes, online Satsang and related online wellness activities.
Besides the courses, the centre also conducts workshops from time to time. These are Headstands, Kriya, Meditation and Pranayama workshops. Please try their free hatha yoga introductory classes. Call them, in advance, to check availability.
The Write’s Note: The organisation is going through its share of controversies with accusations being made against its founder VishnuDeva and his senior disciple, Prahlada. The investigation is still on… Check my assessment of their classes/sessions and philosophy of the Sivananda Yoga Kailash Colony South Delhi centre…
|Address||Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Nataraja Centre, A 41, Kailash Colony, New Delhi, India|
|Phone||+91 11 43145845, +91-11-40591221; +91.8860954455|
2/25. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Dwarka (South West Delhi)
Thought the Sivananda South Delhi centre is the older of the two centre, it is the Dwarka centre, sue to its proximity to a number of gated communities, attract larger number of students.
Like the Sivananda South Delhi centre, Sivananda Dwarka also conducts the same pattern of classes, workshops and courses in Yoga Asana, Meditation, Kriya, Weight Loss, Pranayama Workshops etc.
This is also a walk in centre and they also conduct free trial class every weekend, though it is advisable to confirm with them, either through phone or email, before hand.
|Address||Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Natraja Society/ South West Delhi|
PSP Pocket, Sector 6, Dwarka,
Swami Sivananda Marg, Near DAV school
Next to Kamakshi Apts, New Delhi, Delhi 110075
|Phone||+91 11 6456 8526|
3/25. Studio Abhyas Trust, South Delhi, India.
If the benefits of yoga and dancing are to be reaped together, you need a teacher who is accomplished in both these arts. A teacher who has expertise in both yogic practices and dancing is not easy to find. However, at Studio Abhyas, Navtej Johar is that rare gem of a teacher who blends yoga and dancing in a wonderful way, making yoga more perfect in alignment, postures and balance. This also enables him to perform extremely difficult asanas with ease.
Before moving to US to study at Department of Performance Studies and to practice dance for 2 decades, he learnt yoga at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. Chennai. On coming back to India, he opened Studio Abhyas.
Navtej follows in the footsteps of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram of Chennai and Shri Desikachar. Studio Abhyas provide classes for yoga asanas, meditation and pranayama. Emphasis is on using breathing as a tool for measuring and experiencing the asanas mindfully. The ultimate goal of Studio Abhyas is to provide sukha, or comfort, and sthirta, or stability, to your body and mind.
He has developed his own trademarks BARPS method of learning yoga asana. BARPS is an acronym of Bracing, Aligning, Rotating, Poising and Stretching. He conducts yoga classes in small groups so that attention could be given to each and every participant. He conducts lectures, workshops and retreats, corporate yoga classes, Vedic chanting classes and organises special classes for children.
4/25. Yoga LIFE, Hudco Place, South Delhi
Set up by Ms Smita Agarwal, Yoga Life is a yoga teaching centre in South Delhi which teaches Sivananda style of Yoga. It focuses on 5 points of Yoga- Proper Exercise, Proper Breathing, Proper Relaxation, Proper Diet and Positive Thinking and Mediation. The centre was set up with the idea of rejuvenating the body and mind.
Different types of yoga classes are held by the centre are Daily Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Kids, weight loss yoga, Corporate Yoga, Yoga at Workplace and private classes for individuals. Workshops are also conducted for weight loss and for backbone or spine.
The centre has started giving the online yoga classes for its various courses.
Ms Smita Agarwal believes that if you have to reach the deeper levels of awakening in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms of existence, then Yoga provides the way to reach these depths. Smita lays a lot of emphasis on deep breathing and correct yoga postures to usher in the best benefits of Yoga.
|Address||Seva Sadan, Community Hall, Andrews Ganj Extension HUDCO Place, New Delhi 110049.|
|Phone||91 – 9717977400|
5/25. Seema Sondhi- The Yoga Studio, Hauz Khas, South Delhi
Seema Sondhi set up the Yoga Studio at Hauz Khas in South Delhi in 2001 to help individuals lead healthy and peaceful lives through yogic exercises which integrate body, mind and soul. Earlier, she learnt yoga under the famous guru, Sri Pattabhi Jois. She is a certified practitioner of Yoga from the International Sivananda Vedanta and Yoga Center. Over these years, she has become a wellness expert due to her deep knowledge and an extensive 20 years experience in this field.
Her Yoga classes focus on Ashtanga and Vinayasa yoga. The traditional forms of Pranayama (breathing technique), Savasana (relaxation), Dhyana (meditation) and Chanting are also taught here.
The Studio also has provision for conducting online classes for yoga. Special classes for private individuals, pregnant women and corporate employees are also held.
A unique feature of the Studio is that it has a 100 hours YIN TTC for teachers and a separate 100 hours pre-natal and post-natal teacher training program.
|Address||D – 43 Hauz Khas, New Delhi|
6/25. The Yoga Classes, Shivalik (Near Saket), South Delhi
The Yoga Classes was started by Kanika Gupta to be a class apart from the rest in teaching yoga. Her practice and teaching of Yoga has been based on synergies derived from combining posture (asanas), breathing (pranayama), relaxation and meditation techniques with awareness of the self. So, mindfulness is central to her teaching of yogic practice.
She runs three types of programs…
1. YogaEnergy- It is about activating and being aware of the energy which stresses on the importance of Posture, Breathing, Relaxation and Meditation.
2. YogaCircle- It is about achievement of individual goals. Here, the focus is on Lifestyle management, Fitness, Counselling and Yoga Therapy.
3. YogaWellness- This program is for corporates and groups and focuses on Lifestyle awareness, Stress management and Self exploration.
Besides, she also runs private, group classes, online yoga classes, online consultations and workshops.
|Address||Shivalik A – Block, Near Malviya Nagar Delhi – 110017, India|
7/25. Sivananda Yogasharan Foundation, Pushp Vihar (Near Saket) South Delhi
Sivananda Yogasharan Foundation is a non-profit organisation named after Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century. Nakul Sharan, Yoga Acharya (Master of Yoga) is amongst the senior Sivananda trained teachers in north India. Mr. Nakul runs this centre in Pushp Vihar locality of Saket.
The mission of the organisation is to spread health, joy and peace through yoga. Besides providing yoga courses and classes, the centre also promotes Yogic philosophy so that people can live healthily and peacefully.
Both morning and evening classes of 1 hr duration are held three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Weekend classes of 1.5hr duration are held in the morning. Weekend classes for detox and weight loss are also held.
Trial classes are also available. The 5 Points of Yoga, 4 Paths of Yoga and 12 basic asanas are form foundation of the Sivananda style of Yoga.
|Address||JSS Spiritual and Cultural Centre Sri Suttur Bhavan No. 18 & 19, Press Enclave Marg, Sector 6, Pushp Vihar, Saket, New Delhi 110017|
8/25. Dr. Deepak Sachdeva’s Medical Yoga Center, Pitampura and Lodhi Road, West and Central Delhi
The world is full of pain and suffering. If yoga could provide the way forward in reducing or removing the pains, then it can prove to be a blessing for millions. Dr. Deepak Sachdeva’s Medical Yoga Center at Pitampura and Lodhi Road focuses precisely on Yoga therapy for pain relief.
The centre has become popular among people who have medical issues, such as joint pains, spine, migraine, hyper acidity cleansing, diabetes control and reversal, cardiac muscle weakening, circulatory system issues, lungs tissue damage, weight gain and fibromyalgia.
The classes combine medical science with Yoga to relieve pains occurring due to many reasons. The focus is on individual problems. Medical reports and clinical diagnosis are duly taken care of. The asanas of yoga are modified so that various deformities, ailments and disorders can be treated. This required innate knowledge of both medical science and yoga which is speciality of this Yoga centre of Delhi.
|Address||41, West avenue road, West Punjabi Bagh, Delhi|
9/25. PA Yoga Studio by Preeti Kumar and Anushka. Neeti Bagh Club, South Delhi.
PA Yoga Studio by Preeti Kumar and Anushka, the mother-daughter duo, was formerly Essence of Yoga by Preeti Kumar. Both of them are yoga Siromani with certifications from International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center of Kerala. PA Yoga Studio centre in South Delhi focuses on Pranayama and Asanas. It seeks to fill you with gratitude and relaxation.
Preeti Kumar believes regular practice yoga is a must for health, long life, peace, prosperity and spiritual enlightenment Yoga is a way of life and shall be an integral part of it.
Classes offered by this Yoga training centre are Morning Yoga, Evening Yoga, Online Yoga and Teen Yoga.
|Address||1st Floor, Neeti Bagh Club, Block C, Near C-78, Neeti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110049|
|Phone||093126 41005, 08447148364|
10/25. Yoganantam by Rohit Yadav. Vasant Vihar, South West Delhi.
An expert in Sivananda style of yoga which stresses on breathing and fundamental alignments in yogic postures, Rohit Yadav runs yoga classes in Vasant Vihar in South West Delhi by the name of Yoganantam. While it is a fact that regular practice of yoga benefits body and mind both, Rohit goes beyond it to emphasise the role of yoga in exploring inner wisdom, inner strength and emotions such as compassion. This makes his yoga classes unique in their own way.
Rohit Yadav has experience of more than 12 years in teaching Hatha Yoga and Vedic Chanting. He is also popular among the diplomatic community as he conducts classes for ambassadors and diplomats in Delhi. Besides, he is also associated with a number of domestic and international organisations for promoting yoga in the traditional Indian way.
He conducts yoga training classes for individuals, groups and corporate programs and related workshops. The programs are based on the philosophy of Yoga as propounded by Patanjali and associated traditional therapies. He also conducts yoga for sportspersons. Yoga retreats and workshops are some of the other activities conducted by Rohit.
|Address||D-5/9 Second Floor, Vasant Vihar, New delhi|
|Phone||91 -98 18 43 33 92|
|Contact Form on Website|
11/25. Poorna Yoga, Gulmohar Park. South Delhi | Sector 30 and Nirvana County – Gurugram
The Poorna Yoga India focuses on providing conventional Hatha Yoga classes to people. It has three centres in Delhi-NCR region with Gulmohar Park in Delhi being the most prominent one. Here, the classes for those who are new to Yoga are held. Besides, Poorna Yoga India is also a part of the Yoga Alliance International and conducts 200 hrs training courses in Japan.
The yoga centre also provides meditation and healing workshops. The healing workshops focus on providing relief to those who are suffering from different types of pains, particularly back pain. A one-of-its-kind yoga program for Special Child is held at the Gurugram center of Poorna Yoga India.
|Address||Gulmohar Park – South Delhi Sector 30 – Gurugram Nirvana County – Gurugram|
|Phone||9811363080 (Delhi) 9871822225 (Sector 30) 9811558076 (Nirvana)|
12/25. Atre yoga studio, Shahpur Jat, South Delhi
Founded by Zubin Atre, this Yoga teaching centre in Delhi is known for offering yoga classes in different styles of yoga- Iyengar, YIN, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow. Zubin has developed his own form of yoga which has become increasingly popular over the years. It is called Atre Yoga. His style of yoga combines five series of asanas which are well structured, to be performed in a particular way depending on variations in flexibility, balance, strength and breath.
Zubin believes in giving attention to every individual in the class, ensuring that the postures, alignments and movements are correct. His way of teaching is unique in that he duly considers the lifestyle of a person when teaching yoga to the individual.
Another major advantage with Zubin is his knowledge of the fields of anatomy and kinesthetics which allows him to determine the specific needs of individuals while teaching. His gives him an edge over others in Sports Yoga, one of the courses conducted by him, which lays emphasis on .
Besides conducting the regular yoga classes, Zubin is a TEDx speaker and writes for magazines. He also hosts counselling sessions and yoga programs for corporate bodies at their locations. Zubin also takes you to yoga retreats at places of natural beauty and serenity in order to give you the soulful experiences of being close to nature.
The Training Course of 200 hrs duration, which he conducts, makes you eligible to be certified by YogaAlliance as a Yoga Instructor. During the course, emphasis is laid on anatomy, biomechanics and teaching practice.
Online yoga classes from Zubin are also available.
|Address||125 A, Third floor, Shahpur Jat, Near Slice of Italy, New Delhi|
|Phone||+91 99589 37036|
13/25. Delhi Dance Academy, Lajpat Nagar, South Delhi
You must have heard of Power Yoga. Shri KrishnaÂ Pattabhi Jois has been the chief propounder of this style of yoga which helps in losing weight and building muscle. In Delhi, if you want to learn power yoga, then the classes are held at the Delhi Dance Academy. Though the centre is essentially focused on providing dancing classes, it also provides Power Yoga classes.
It shall be noted that power yoga emanates from Ashtanga Yoga and is a fitness based yogic practice. This yoga helps in developing internal strength, flexibility and stamina. It also reduces the stress levels.
You get to learn the following elements in the power yoga classes held here:
- Yoga asana (postures)
- Pranayama (breath control)
- Yoga and Vedic philosophy
- Creative sequencing
- Yogic diet
- Working with injury
- Home practice
- Selfless service
- Physical adjustments
- Anatomy of yoga (Teacher Training programs)
|Address||E-238/239, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar 4. New Delhi|
|Phone||+91 11 41012909, 8377053325|
14/25. Iyengar yoga center Yogakshema, Rouse Avenue, Delhi
Accredited by one of the finest exponents of yoga, a world-renowned Yoga Guru and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Late Dr. B.K.S. Iyengar, The Iyengar Yoga Center Yogakshema was established by his ardent disciple Nivedita Joshi in the heart of Delhi at Rouse Avenue.
The Center is renowned for teaching the Iyengar form of yoga which makes use of various props to correct the body postures and alignments while doing exercises and asanas. All props used in Iyengar Yoga are kept here for teaching purposes. The centre is an architectural marvel, being based on Japanese architectural style. It has a library with reading space and many books on yoga.
The courses offered at the Institute are:
- Introductory course of 1 month duration. Classes are held on weekdays and in weekends for one and a half hours each.
- Level 1: Sarvangasanas, Ujjai and Viloma pranayama introduced. This is a three month course with classes on 2 days per week for one and a half hours each.
- Level 2: preparation of sirsansana, Ujayi, Brahmari, Viloma and Digital pranayama. It is a 3 month courseÂ twice a week for 2 hours each
In addition, there are special Medical Classes for back and neck pain relief, make-up classes for those who have missed any class, walk-in classes, self-practice sessions and medical classes. All of these are chargeable.
|Address||Plot No. 65,66,67, Deendayal Upadhyay Marg, Rouse Avenue, New Delhi India -110002|
|Phone||011-2323 4357 +91-7982708987|
15/25. Vivekanand Yoga Ashram, Delhi NCR
Located in East Delhi, this is an ashram which used to teach yoga and Vedic rituals of worship for more than five decades now. Currently run by Acharya Vikramaditya, this centre now has a naturopathy, Ayurveda, acupressure, acupuncture and physiotherapy based hospital based on alternative systems of medicine.
This institute focuses on healing through mudras, yogasan, pranayam, mantra, astrology and yagna. It conducts courses in Naturopathy and Yoga Sciences, hatha yoga, power yoga, deep back bends and vinyasa flow and related Course.
|Address||Patparganj Road, Near Khureji Petrol Pump New Delhi-110051|
|Phone||011-2250 2142; 9312242570, 8130701155-66|
16/25. Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Rajiv Chowk, Central Delhi
A premier National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) established under the aegis of yoga guru Shri Dheerendra Bhramachari is an autonomous institution funded by the Ministry of AYUSH under Government of India. The Institute is tasked with Planning, Training, Promotion and Coordination of Yoga Education, Training, Therapy and Research in all its aspects. It is one of the oldest yoga training institute of Delhi.
Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga provides regular classes of Yoga including the weekend classes for professionals. It offers BSc and MSc courses in Yoga, besides providing one year Diploma in Yoga Sciences. PHD programs are also offered by the Institute.
|Address||68, Ashoka Road, Near Gole Dak Khana, New Delhi – 110 001|
|Phone||011-23730417, 23730418, 23351099, 23721472|
17/25. Isha Yoga Center, DLF Farms, Mehrauli. Delhi Outskirts
Isha Yoga Center in Delhi is established in Mehrauli area of the city. Isha Foundation was set up by renowned mystic and yoga guru Jaggi Vasudev in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. The centre propounds the use of ancient forms of Yoga for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Isha Yoga, a modified form of yoga, is the main highlight of this centre.
The Institute offers following courses-
- Beginners course- Isha Kriya, 5 Minutes Yoga Tools, Chit Shakti, Hatha Yoga, Inner Engineering, Inner Engineering Online, Uyir Nokkam, Aumkar
- Advanced Programs – Bhava Spandana, Guru Pooja, Samyama, Samyama Sadhana, Shoonya Meditation.
- Additional Programs- Yoga for Pregnant Women and Shivanga Sadhna for Ladies and Gents. There are programs for Children and Teachers as well.
|Address||4, Osho Drive, Mandi Gaon Road, Gadaipur, Nr. Chattarpur Metro Station, Mehrauli, New Delhi – 110030|
18/25. Universal yoga group, Delhi NCR
The Universal Yoga Group focuses on promotion of health benefits of yoga as a fitness regimen. Yoga is for healthy bodies and minds, and also a skill technique for improving workplace efficiency, stress management, enhancement of lives, being emotionally and spiritually fulfilled and a fountain of happiness. The Group realises that the role and importance of Yoga also extends to enhancement of values and contributions to humanity.
Seva Holistic Healing Clinic, an part of the Universal Yoga Group, provides services ranging from classic yoga services, healing by sound and chakra, acupressure, naturopathy, flower therapy and therapeutic yogic services.
The Group is also credited with a unique 14-Minute Yoga program meant for corporate employees.
|Address||1.A-178, Pandav Nagar, New Delhi-110008|
2.D4/27, DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon, Haryana
19/25. Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga, Delhi NCR
Artistic Yoga was set up in 1999 by Bharat Thakur as an experimental system of Yoga which was focussed on all aspects of fitness, whether it s strength, flexibility, stamina, balance or agility. A number of famous personalities, such as Hollywood actor Michael Douglas, lawn tennis player Boris Becker, cricketer Shane Warne. Musician Anoushka Sharma and other eminent personalities of their own respective fields have learnt his unique mix of Yoga, Meditation and Philosophy.
Bharat also conducts Meditation workshops called as Tapasya and stress management program called Transformation for corporate employees. He has also been featured in TV news and is author of eight books, each based on a particular ailment of body and yoga can be used to treat it.
Besides its Yoga Centres in Delhi, Artistic Yoga has centres in new Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Dubai and Moscow, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
The center teaches asanas, pranayama, bandhas, mudras, kriyas and patanjali yoga.
He has a special program called Himalayan Challenge and a weight-loss program called RED (reduction every day)
You can also avail a free trial class by calling toll free number at 1-800-102-1000.
|Address||1. C-6 community centre, Vasant Kunj|
2. F-7 hauzkhas Enclave,Opp To Mayfair garden,Behind Laxman Public School.
3. W-109 (Basement),Greater Kailash-II
20/25. OM Yogshala, Vasant Vihar, South Delhi
Mini Thapar Shastri is a renowned name in yoga teaching circles in Delhi. An ardent and passionate practitioner for about 3 decades, she has gained expertise in all popular forms of yoga.
Om Yogashala offers courses in different formats of yoga – Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative. Training is also offered in courses of Sound Healing, Sound & Breath Meditation. The overall objective of the center is to promote wellbeing through yoga, meditation, pranayama, Ayurveda and nutritious diet.
|Address||Street D-1/42, 1st Floor, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110057|
21/25. The Yoga Chakra, Greater Kailash I and II, South Delhi
Yoga can be fun. This was discovered by Manisha and Kavita when they set up The Yoga Chakra. The promoters believe while maintaining the sanctity of traditional forms of yoga, an innovative approach to learning yoga is distinctly possible.
The Yoga Chakra is a unique yoga center in that it mixes thrill with regular yoga regime. It focuses on three different forms of yoga-aerial yoga, yoganritya and Vinyasa. Yoganritya, also called Yoga Dance, combines the yoga and ancient dance forms to deliver an amazing flow of energy that restores balance and rejuvenates body and mind.
The programs of yoga developed are based on concepts of “Movement Meditation”. Classes are held one-on-one, in groups and for corporate bodies.
|Address||E-297 Greater Kailash II, Main Road, New Delhi, 110048, India |
D-18, Pamposh Enclave, GK 1, 110048 Delhi, India
|Phone||+919873143702; 011 4101 3300; 011-40596800|
22/25. Balaji Nirogdham Naturopathy and yoga center, Delhi Outskirts
Balaji Nirogdham was established in 2006 by Maharaja Agrasen Naturopathy and Yoga Research Trust over an 8-acre campus at Bhaktawarpur, close to Narela Industrial Area. The main focus of the centre is to rid the people of their lifestyle and other diseases by providing therapies through Yoga and naturopathy. The philosophy of the centre is against the advocacy of allopathic system of medicine and surgical methods of treatments and believes that our body has natural healing powers against any disease. It uses Naturopathy along with Yoga and Meditation to develop the inner healing power of the body.
People with obesity, hypertension, skin diseases, diabetes, joint pain and depression are treated here in a natural way. Besides yogasanas, the center treats the patients with many therapies, such as Mud Therapy, Hydro Therapy, Massage Therapy, Diet Therapy, Colon Hydrotherapy, Fasting Therapy and Acupressure.
|Address||Behind Jhalani Farm House Main Palla-Bakhtawarpur Road, Bakhtawarpur, New Delhi – 110036|
|Phone||+91-7291991801, +91-7290065920, +91-7290065921, +91-9999257706|
23/25. Art of living, All over Delhi
Founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shakar in 1981, The Art of Living Foundation has many centers in Delhi as well. It is an educational and humanitarian non-profit organisation which believes in serving society by strengthening the individual. It conducts a variety of programs including Yoga, Meditation, Wellness and Happiness programs. The center is well-known for its specialised program called Sudarshan Kriya.
There are yoga programs for individuals, teachers and corporate employees. Yoga retreats are also conducted where people are taken amidst nature for rejuvenation. The programs of yoga are called Sri Sri Yoga and the aim of these is to energise and integrate mind, body and soul. Breathing techniques and traditional yoga poses are taught under the program.
For Children, there are Pragyan Yoga and online Utkarsh and Medha Yoga practices.
Similarly, there are special yoga programs for women, especially for their pre-natal and pregnancy phases of life, PCOS, menstrual cramps and menopause.
Certain yoga programs are aimed at providing back pain relief (under SpineCare) and de-addiction and detoxification (under P.R.A.N) from various habit-forming substance, such as tobacco, alcohol and drugs.
Regular classes of Sudarshan Kirya are held at its centers around Delhi. Do check contact details below to know about the courses and classes being conducted from time to time at North, West, East and South Delhi.
|Address||All over Delhi and NCR|
Part of the International Spiritual Chain, Art of Living Delhi offers various ‘art of living’ courses from its Yoga centers in Delhi and NCR region.
24/25. Patanjali Aarogya Kendra, Karkardooma, East Delhi
This centre teaches Baba Ramdev style of Patanjali. It is a part of the Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust and Divya Yoga organization which is a holistic center providing yoga, ayurveda and other therapies for promoting general well-being of the people.
If you want to learn Swami Ramdev yoga in a structured manner, then this is the place to go to.
|Address||Shop No 7, Karkarduma Metro Pillar-20, Bhartendu Harish Chandra Marg, Dayanand Vihar, Delhi 110092.|
Writers Note: I am not sure because it is not a Yogpeeth, looks like a store selling his products. Please go to Patanjali website for updated information. Do update us on the updated information.
25/25. Bikram Yoga, Rajouri Garden, West Delhi
This is the first Bikram Yoga center to be established in Delhi. Bikram Yoga is known for its “The Original Hot Yoga’ which is the practice of traditional Hath Yoga. The style of yoga is also called Power Yoga and is a sequence of 26 postures to be done in a period of 90 minutes.
The class of Bikram Hot Yoga aims to strengthen the body and the mind with asanas conducted one after the other. The overall objective is to promote wellness.
|Address||A – 24 Vishal Enclave Rajouri Garden. Delhi, India|
Writers Note: As Bikram Yoga is going to litigations and has closed innumerable yoga centres all over the world, please do the due diligence to check if Bikram Yoga classes in Delhi are still held in. Btw, Bikram Yoga is called Hot Yoga now. Do update us on the updated information.
We tried our best to get you the list of some of the top yoga centers in Delhi BUT we still strongly suggest you to do your due diligence before you enrol into any of these yoga classes and courses. Btw, some of the mentioned yoga centres, due to the changing times, have also started conducting Online Yoga Classes.
Possible benefits of practicing Yoga
Yogic practices like the Yoga Postures (Asana), Yoga Breathing (Pranayama), and Mindfulness (Vicharana) gives direct and tangible benefits to everyone along with the indefinable spiritual benefits.
1/8. Nervous process
Balances the autonomic nervous system, with a tendency toward parasympathetic (rest and relax) nervous system dominance rather than the stress induced sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system dominance.
With regular practice of yoga, Limbic-Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis (LHPA) that regulates important body processes like food absorption, mood sensations & stresses and physiological mechanisms (sexuality, energy storage & expenditure) is regulated.
2/8. Vascular process
Stabilizes Pulse, Respiratory rate, Skin conductance (Galvanic Skin Response) and brings the Blood pressure to a balanced state.
Regular practice keeps the vascular system open, optimised and fully functional in the muscle tissues thereby enabling flow of blood and lymph throught the body.
3/8. Respiration process
Optimizes the lungs capacity by increasing respiratory smoothness, breath tidal volume, lungs vital capacity and breath-holding time.
4/8. The Endocrine process
These yoga asana regulate and control the secretion of hormones from the glands like pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas and the gonads. The endocrine glands help in regulation human growth, repair, development, body metabolism, digestion, reproduction and homeostasis (constant internal balance).
5/8. Muscular-Skeletal (The locomotor system) process
Initiates alpha brainwaves thereby stabilizes EEG (electrical activity within the brain) and decreases EMG (electrical impulses within muscles) activity.
The specific yoga asana due to its definitive flow, help in oiling the muscular and skeletal systems, which forms, supports optimizes posture & tensegrity, body’s bones, skeleton, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, bursa and connective tissues.
6/8. Digestive process
These yoga asana help in improving blood flow and oxygenation of the digestive organs, helps eliminate waste more efficiently, reducing acid reflux, strengthening digestive muscles, blood circulation, weight management and generally offers a massage to the surrounding muscles and internal organs.
7/8. Mental process
Self-acceptance, social adjustment and subjective well being increases. Moods, emotions, anxiety and depression decrease.
8/8. Biochemical processes
The biochemical profile (like Glucose, Sodium, total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL increases, LDL, VLDL cholesterol, Catecholamine, ATPase, Hematocrit, Hemoglobin, Lymphocyte count, total white blood cell count, Thyroxin, total serum protein) the assessor of internal organs health, improves and is optimized.
A few points to remember before you dive in into your next yoga class…
1. Let go of competing: Remember there is no such thing as a perfect asana. Every asana is meant to conform to who we are, we are not meant to conform to the pose. Just Breathe and flow.
2. We don’t have to be flexible: “I am not flexible enough to do these yoga asana” is a common statement. Give yourself time; practice consistently and feel the depth of your practice increase. We are capable, a lot more than we think.
3. We are our own teacher: The teacher is only a guide. Only you know your body best. Be conscious of how you approach any asana/ pose.
4. Bring an open mind and commitment to yourself: Letting go of expectations in the yoga class; opening up to possibility of going beyond what we are thinking can be an enlightening experience…
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