Sharanagati Yogahaus, the oldest residential retreat in Varkala, is located in a very quiet part of Varkala Beach and offers yoga and meditation retreats.
Yoga Retreats (1)
Hari has spent more than three years as a teacher at several Sivananda ashrams in Canada, California, and India. He was ordained as an anagarika for one year at the Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California. He opened Sharanagati Yogahaus in Varkala, Kerala, 10 years ago and has been running it since. Hari is a well-experienced and brilliant spiritual master with 30 years of spiritual living behind him.
from India, March 2020
"A vacation for the body and mind"
Hari's philosophy of simplicity and repetition in order to settle the mind was exactly what me and my partner were looking for. After the first day or two, both the yoga and meditation became like second nature - a much needed routine after our 3 months of India travel. Hari's down to earth, non-pretentious approach was perfect for us. After each yoga session he would share his personal experiences with us, teaching a practical yoga/meditation practice that we could apply to our 'normal' lives. As two foodies, we cannot overlook the quality of the food served at Sharanagati Yogahaus - it was delicious, freshly prepared and vibrant south Indian food.
from Lesotho, February 2020
"Incredible stay at sharanagati yogahaus"
The yogahaus had a calm and relaxed atmosphere and the twice daily classes were very enjoyable. The yoga style was a good combination of activity and stretching poses and repeating the same sequence of moves in each class made it easier to follow and to track your improvement. The accommodation was comfortable less than 5 minutes walk to an incredible beach. The food was a real highlight too.
from Great Britain, January 2020
"Shared yoga experience"
The yoga retreat was a perfect way for my daughter and I to spend a precious week together before she continued her travels. It became so much more than I anticipated as we shared evening sunset swims and evening meals out with the people at the retreat. The food was delicious with at least six different fruits with porridge and chai for breakfast and several vegetarian dishes with rice for lunch. Our instructor Harry was always available throughout the day, his warm personality and yoga routine maintained our interest and provided us with sufficient challenge for our physical and mental wellbeing with a touch of fun. We were very happy here and whole heartily recommend it.
from Romania, December 2019
"Seaside yogahaus where Inner pace became mantra"
Hari is very passionate about yoga and people entering his backyard. He loves India with all his heart and aims for great experiences. The location is very closed to the beach and in between yoga practice you can enjoy the salty sea and the spicy authentic Kerala food.
from Thailand, December 2019
"Chill...beautiful..introspective journey to a better self"
Yoga...amazing food..amazing staff...beautiful organic property..felt very safe..teacher is a true love not a fake egoed out guru..HEART FORWARD
from Germany, November 2019
"A magic place for a yoga retreat!"
Hari is a very welcoming host! We feel good in this magical and green place. It’s really beautiful and calm. Hari is also a good guide for meditation. I really appreciate that! Sivananda yoga is a type of yoga that I did not know before that retreat. I enjoyed discovering it. The sequence is complete and refreshing. The food cooked by Shiva is excellent! The places around the yogahouse is really great very. Wonderful beaches! I recommend this place for sure!
from India, March 2019
"Sharanagati was a total joy, a beautiful time and experience"
Sharanagati Yogahaus run by Hari was one of the best experiences l have had in my life, a beautiful time with beautiful people. Hari who runs Sharanagati is a great guy, supportive and committed, and has created a lovely good and gentle warm vibe at Sharanagati which filtered through and added to my experience. The accommodation was super nice, a new building, so well looked after, gorgeous setting. The food, cooked by a lovely local lady called Sheba was the best l had for my entire trip to Kerala, so healthy, fresh and good. Sharanagati is also just 5mins walk from a beautiful beach, was swimming there every evening at sunset. I consider myself very lucky to have booked my yoga retreat with Hari, stayed for eight days. It was a blessing, arrived at Sharanagati a burnt out over worked man, left a reborn man with a light step, super healthy, with tonnes of energy and a warm smile on my face. This has to be the best yoga spot and place to stay in Verkala, highly recommend! Thank you Hari for creating this wonderful place and experience.
from United States, February 2019
The accommodation was lovely, very modern and clean, I had my own balcony! The food was home cooked and incredible, varried everyday. The yogahaus is also very sociable, it was like a little family, everyone was so friendly and welcoming which was good for me as a solo traveller. Yoga was very relaxing, just what I needed.
from Hong Kong, February 2018
"Ideal retreat place for a week"
Mindfulness program, accommodation, atmosphere, wonderful food.
from Czechia, February 2018
"Best mind a yoga training I have ever had"
I enjoyed the simple way of doing yoga based on very original form. The mind training is very important and the Haris teaching gave me an excelent instruction for this. Hari does It with fun and deep understanding.
from Great Britain, January 2018
Hari has created an oasis in Varkala. Hari himself is a wonderful man and the atmosphere is one of somewhere between a very relaxed ashram and a blissful retreat. Everyone finds it difficult to leave!
from India, December 2017
"where time stands still"
The sense of calmness in the mornings after the pranayam and meditation, the sense of accomplishment after a 2 hour shivananda yoga session, the tranquility of the afternoons with bumble bee hummings, birds chirping, crows crowing and zephyr like breeze cooling the heated body while on with our early evening session. The sense of camaraderie during our evenings out, atop the cliff, the swim in the ocean and the massages. bliss.
from Norway, November 2017
"Very good ya retreat wsiog"
Combination of good yoga retreat with possibilities also for beach and leisure life at the cliffs
from Great Britain, November 2017
"A great place"
I particularly liked the mixed programme of yoga and Hari gave a good introduction to practising meditation. Also, Sheba is an excellent cook and the food was always delicious. The grounds are beautiful and quite tropical.
from Réunion, March 2020
Très bons cours de yoga. Très bel établissement, dommage que l'entretien du jardin laisse a désirer. Chambre jolie et agréable mais beaucoup trop chaude malgré le ventilateur, pas assez puissant.
Personnel très serviable. Proximité direct avec la North Cliff.
from Germany, February 2020
Hari korrigiert nicht, er führt die Gruppe entspannt, ohne jeglichen Druck und mit einer Prise Humor durch 4,5 Stunden täglich Yoga, Meditation und Atemübungen. Man vergißt die Zeit und erreicht eine wohltuende innere Ruhe. Danke Hari! Das tolle Essen und die angenehme Atmosphäre im Yogahaus plus die wunderschöne Umgebung machen diesen Yogaretreat perfekt!
from United States, December 2018
"Heerlijk tot jezelf komen🙏"
Alles was perfect, locatie, gebouwen, tuin, eten, de lessen en de mooie wijze woorden van Hari. Mooie plek om helemaal tot jezelf te komen. Ik kom er snel terug. I loved it.
from Germany, March 2018
Sehr schöne entspannte Tage in toller atmosphäre, danke hari!