List of yoga classes, courses in Delhi from reputed yoga centres
This list of Delhi’s best yoga classes and courses is based on a feedback from the valued readers. If you feel I have missed out on any of the centres, or any centre that should be on the list, feel free to contact me. I will make the necessary changes…
Some of these centres also offer free trial yoga classes. Please contact them individually to check their schedule.
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Kailash Colony (South Delhi) and Dwarka (South West Delhi)
If you are a beginner and want to learn yoga, this yoga institute has yoga classes & courses that teach traditional, gentle and slow paced form of hatha yoga and meditation for overall wellness rather than a fitness routine.
Please try their free hatha yoga introductory classes. Call them, in advance, to check availability. Check my full assessment of their classes/sessions and philosophy…
Studio Abhyas Trust, South Delhi, India.
One of the Best Yoga centres, the teaching at Studio Abhyas out of South Delhi incorporates asana, pranayama and meditation into a cohesive practice that involves both rigor and mindfulness.
Yoga Classes/courses are taught in small groups so that special attention can be given to each individual; and can vary from being gentle to very challenging.
Navtej Johar, the founder of Studio Abhyas, is a student of the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai and is a firm believer in the teachings of Sri. Krishnamacharya and Sri. Desikachar.
Studio Prana, Mayur Vihar, East Delhi
Yoga classes at Studio Prana, in East Delhi, are structured in a set format, taking you through a journey in 75 – 90 minutes.
Brainchild of Rahul Bhasin and Eunkyoung Seo Bhasin, Studio Pranå is one of the very few yoga centers in Delhi designed specifically for Yoga asana, pranayama and meditation practice.
Spread over 2000 sq. feet, some of the facilities, besides excellent classes, they offer are dedicated yoga, meditation halls, specifically designed yoga props for structural alignment, yoga library cum waiting lounge, changing room, shower & toilets and related facilities.
Yoganta With Pallavi Sadh. Ashoka Niketan, East Delhi
A dedicated, enthusiastic, versatile yoga practitioner and a teacher for over 7 years. A graduate in English literature from Amity University Noida, Pallavi Sadh found her solace and calling in studying and teaching Yoga.
Pallavi Sadh follows the traditions of Sivananda Yoga. She conducts special group classes and bespoke sessions at home and also out of my East Delhi Home Studio. Pallavi can be contacted at 99100 54134 (Ashoka Niketan East Delhi, India)
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Yoga LIFE, Hudco Place, South Delhi
Yogalife is a South Delhi based yoga Centre teaching yoga classes based on Sivananda style of yoga.
Helmed by Mrs. Smita Agarwal, Yogalife was set up with the aim to promote health by rejuvenating the mind and body, thus showing the way to a peaceful and stress-free life. Yogalife conducts regular yoga classes and workshops on weight loss, pranayama, surya namaskar, yoga for back from time to time.
Mrs. Smita Agarwal believes in the philosophy that Yoga is a never ending awakening of deeper and deeper levels of personal potential in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms. She emphasizes on deep breathing as a very important part of the practice. She has profound inclination towards advanced yoga postures.
Seema Sondhi- The Yoga Studio, Hauz Khas, South Delhi
The yoga studio is an ambient space that was created by Seema Sondhi in 2001, where she could spread the light of yoga.
The thought is to help individuals on a healthier and more peaceful path by teaching them a system of exercise that fully integrates the body, mind and soul.
The Yoga Studio conducts regular yoga classes focusing on Ashtanga, Vinayasa and Yin form of yoga along with their own brand of Teachers Training Course.
The Yoga Classes, Shivalik, South Delhi
Kanika Gupta, the promoter, is a practitioner and an experienced yoga professional with diverse experience in the fields of yoga, health and wellness.
Over the past 10 years, she has integrated in her sessions an emphasis on breathing, physical and mental well being, element of introspection as well as practical aspects of yoga and meditation.
These South Delhi based yoga classes involve Mindful yoga practice – Asana (postures), pranayama and kriyas (breathing exercises) and meditation sessions.
Poorna Farm, Chattarpur Area, Delhi Outskirts
“Poorna” in Sanskrit means complete and we offer holistic workshops across healing traditions. Poorna “an urban farm” is located in the tranquil surrounds of Chattarpur area of South Delhi.
Besides teaching the traditional Hatha Yoga, they also conduct regular diverse wellness workshops.
Delhi Dance Academy, Lajpat Nagar, South Delhi
If you yearn to learn power yoga in Delhi, then this is the recommended center. Power yoga is an improvised form of traditional yoga, which helps in building muscle and Weight Loss.
Iyengar yoga center Yogakshema, Rouse Avenue, Delhi
The yoga center/centre follows the teachings of Dr. B.K.S. Iyengar, where the main focus is laid on precision and alignment in all postures which is gained with the help of props like belts, cushions, ropes, wooden blocks and others. Along with the Asana, teachers teach students the sequence and timing of hold in each Asanas as well.
Anandyogam, Laxmi Nagar, East Delhi, India.
This Yoga Center imparts Ashtanga yoga classes along with Meditation, helping students to acquire physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. All the teachers and facilitators are compassionate and encouraging. The center has ample space to occupy a large number of students at a time.
website: The website www.anandyogam.org is not working. Please do your own google search
Vivekanand Yoga Ashram, Delhi NCR
This center is considered as a temple of yoga, which is dedicated to provide gentle yet powerful wellness routine to aspirants of all age groups. Various yoga forms are taught in this center aimed at promoting overall wellbeing.
Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Rajiv Chowk, Central Delhi
Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga is a yoga university recognized by Indian government. The most demanding yoga courses offered by this institute is (DYSc) i.e. one-year diploma in yoga sciences. It also runs other shorter courses like certificate in yoga sciences. It is a hub of scientific research on yoga facets; PHD program are also offered. Comprehensive yoga classes on the following topics are held here focusing on Pranayama, Meditation and yoga management of excessive stress and lifestyle disorders.
Isha Yoga Center, DLF Farms, Delhi Outskirts
Founded by Sadhguru, the main motive of this organization is to help the aspirant tap and explore ones inner growth. South Delhi based Isha Yoga Center offers a personalized system of yoga called Isha yoga, which uses the ancient yoga culture for creating a complete physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Besides having Yoga Centres/Institutes in Delhi, Isha Yoga has its centers not only in India but has presence in almost every country.
Universal yoga group, Delhi NCR
Universal yoga group focuses on promotion and education of health benefits of yoga as a fitness regimen; it provides scientific yoga training based on the balance of essential forces governing the human body. This institute also conducts corporate programs to ease employees of their hectic schedule, distress them and imparts importance of maintaining correct postures during work.
Kedarnath Center for Yoga and Naturopathy, Delhi NCR, India.
“All Yoga under one roof” this yoga center is highly recommended if you are looking for diverse and intensive yoga workouts, yoga meditation and other related modalities.
Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga, Delhi NCR
Developed in 1999, artistic yoga is the leading yoga company in India. The main focus of the company is to spread a form of yoga that would help people to get in shape. Besides its Yoga Centres in Delhi, Artistic Yoga has centers in new Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Dubai and Moscow.
Yoga Life Foundation, Jangpura extension, South Delhi
YLF was developed by Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Bhanot in 1999, with the intension to impart yoga wisdom for healthy body and mind. Yoga Life Foundation is located in Central Delhi and mainly focuses on Hatha yoga.
Sahaja Yoga Center, Sarojini Nagar, Central Delhi
Sahaja yoga is a form of yoga developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. Sahaja yoga is the state of self-realization through the awakening of Kundalini. Besides having yoga Centers in Delhi, Sahaja Yoga Centres are in almost 100 countries and are located all over India.
Dr. Deepak Sachdeva’s Medical Yoga Center, Pitampura and Lodhi Road, West and Central Delhi
This center was founded by Dr. Deepak Sachdeva, who has done exceptional work in the field of “yoga therapy for pain relief”. It provides a concoction of hatha yoga and modern science. There Asanas are modified according to the individual’s needs, clinical picture and diagnosis. All the Asanas are specially designed to cure various ailments, deformities and disorders. Becoming one of the most famous yoga centres in Delhi, this center offers yoga, general fitness and weight loss sessions, yoga therapy teacher training courses, anatomy and kinesiology courses and corporate wellness programs.
Tushita Mahayana Meditation Center, Hauz Khas, South Delhi
Tushita Meditation Center is the brainchild of late Ven. Lamma Thubten Veshe and by Ven. Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The center provides guided meditation, pujas, movies and documentaries related to Buddhism and sutra recitation. The meditation sessions are arranged on Monday and Thursday, 6.30pm-7.30pm and are suitable for
beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Meditation is based on teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, with more emphasis on mindfulness and analytical meditation.
Atre yoga studio, Shahpur Jat, South Delhi
This South Delhi based Yoga center was founded by Zubin Atre, with the aim to provide individualized attention. Other than yoga classes, this studio also hosts workshops, organizes retreats and provides corporate yoga sessions and counseling.
Balaji Nirogdham – Naturopathy and yoga center, Delhi Outskirts
This Institute was established by Maharaja Agrasen naturopathy and yoga Sadhana research trust in 2006, with an aim to provide a balanced and healthy lifestyle to individuals. It focuses to improve quality of life through naturopathy and yoga Sadhna. It is a 8-acre campus located at the outskirts of Delhi. It provides treatments for various lifestyle diseases and chronic diseases by naturopathy treatment under the guidance of trained professionals.
website: The website www.balajinirogdham.org is not working. Please call on 099992 57706
Art of living, All over Delhi
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.
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded Art of living in 1981, by the aim of stress management and achieving inner peace. The programs offered by the center are guided by Gurudev’s physiology of peace – ”unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace”. Programs and courses offered are breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. Apart from this programs like the art of happiness program, art of living part 1, 2 and advanced programs are organized by the Art of living Yoga Centres in Delhi and NCR.
Please do your due diligence before you enroll into any of the yoga classes in Delhi…
Before you sign up for your yoga classes
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…
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. 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. 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. Respiration process
Optimizes the lungs capacity by increasing respiratory smoothness, breath tidal volume, lungs vital capacity and breath-holding time.
4. 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. 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. 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. Mental process
Self-acceptance, social adjustment and subjective well being increases. Moods, emotions, anxiety and depression decrease.
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.