Sharanagati Yogahaus at Varkala, Kerala

Varkala, India

Sharanagati Yogahaus in Varkala is the perfect place to spend your time in Kerala. Located in a very quiet part of Varkala Beach, we offer yoga and meditation retreats.

Yoga Retreats 1

Instruction language: English

from US$445

Excellent 10/10

Based on 1 review
from US$445
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Excellent 10/10

Based on 1 review

Reviews 1

    • Dr. Robert Owen England

      February 29, 2016. BookYogaRetreats website, edited

      My visit to Yogahaus exceeded my expectations. The accommodation was first class and breakfast and lunch was very good. Hari is a great teacher and even though I have been practicing yoga for over 15 years I fully experienced the power of the 'breath' for the first time.

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    • Jolly England

      March 2016. Tripadvisor website

      This was our first time staying at a yoga retreat and we believe we were very lucky to pick the Sharangati Yogahaus. Harri is a wonderful, genuine, unpretentious person and we really enjoyed our time staying with him and practicing yoga. We were there for four days and were amazed at the improvement in our yoga. We quickly slipped into the routine and were so sad when we had to leave. Morning started with breathing and meditation (30 mins of each), followed by 2 hours of yoga. You are then ready for breakfast! We were not really porridge fans before staying at the Yogahaus, but so enjoyed the porridge with mixed fresh fruit and chai. All meals are veggie and the two lovely laddies cooking all the food made beautiful lunches each day. Afternoon yoga practice was 1 hour 30 mins.

      Yogahaus is a great place for both experienced and those new to yoga. Harri emphasizes that everyone should do the postures to the best of their ability (its not a competition!) . As previous reviewers have said, the room is spotless clean and functional. We had a double bed with mosquito net and en-suite bathroom. Your room is cleaned and bed linen changed when ever you want, daily if you so wish, you just need to ask. The house and grounds are very peaceful. The Varkala hilltop with its row of countless restaurants is a few minutes walk away and lots of great options for dinner. There are also lots of shops here selling clothes, bags, jewelry, etc. Would highly recommend Harri and the Yogahaus. We have wonderful memories and hope to return.

    • Mikuna Woodhna England

      March 2016. Tripadvisor website

      Location was very good, set off the main cliff top strip. Good access to the restaurants and beaches without feeling you're in a busy surrounding. With 4.5 hours of yoga and meditation classes per day there is more than enough for both yoga enthusiasts and relative new comers (like us). Hari also managed to pitch the yoga at different levels and made the whole experience inclusive which isn't always easy to do. With all that activity you work up an appetite and both the breakfast and lunch provided was very delicious and freshly prepared. One thing to note is that one of the bedrooms in the new building doesn't have a balcony and can be quite dark. Luckily after two days we were able to transfer to a room with a balcony and seating area. We recommend requesting one of the rooms with a balcony in advance. Overall a great, relaxing start to our holiday in South India and we would thoroughly recommend. The group yoga classes and communal meals really helped bring everyone together and we met interesting and nice people.

    • Lindsay H

      Trip Advisor website

      My mum and I enjoyed a fantastic week with at Sharanagati. There is a minimum stay of three nights which means that you usually bond with your group, helpful for solo travelers.We practiced yoga, meditation and breathing exercises in the morning and yoga again in the afternoon. My mum is a beginner and I have some experience, Hari will make sure everyone is stretched without leaving anyone behind. He has some words of wisdom about everyday life to take away with you - we found this particularly helpful.He also provides a tape of the session so you can practice after you leave. Mealtimes were shared with the group and lunch was always excellent - cooked by the very smiley Sheeba, it was some of the best food we had while staying in Kerala.We also took a walk in the group one morning along the cliff and watched fishermen bring in the nets before having breakfast and pastries in town which was a nice change.The garden is lush and there are several hammocks to while away a few hours. There are two houses to stay in - the traditional and modern house, both are very clean and comfortable.An unforgettable experience, which would be suitable for anyone wanting to practice yoga and have a break from a hectic life. We will be back!.

    • Kerensa United Kingdom

      Trip Advisor website

      Can't recommend Sharanagati Yogahaus enough! It was the perfect retreat I was needing after 2 weeks of travelling around India, and the ideal place for a solo traveler to stay. Hari welcomed everyone to his beautiful home and was a fantastic teacher introducing me to Sivananda Yoga, which was something I had not practiced before. After a week here, I felt so relaxed and refreshed, ready to continue the rest of my journey round India. The food was so delicious and I could have sat out in the garden forever. The week flew by and I wish I had the chance to stay longer, as I was keen to continue improving my yoga. I loved meeting everyone who was staying and I can't wait to plan my return! Thank you Hari : ).

    • Ohad O

      Trip Advisor website

      Everything was wonderful in this house. The yoga practice- helped us to relax and it was a great yoga lessens. We are continue doing yoga now with the tape that Harry send us. The food- was so good! The room- was clean and beautiful, comfortable and with a nice energy. The garden- was magical, a place to sit and drink tea or just rest and relax.We felt like its our home with a warm hospitality from every one.To make a long story short you must come and visit, it's the best place in Varkala.Thank you Harry for a great time..

    • Patricie United Kingdom

      Trip Advisor website

      I didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprise with a beautiful settings of peaceful garden and other surrounding area just off the cliff of Varkala. Hari Is amazing teacher and loveliest person ever. Daily classes include meditation, pranayama and yoga. The food was absolutely delicious! A great place to meet other solo travelers and likeminded people. I can't wait to come back again! Highly recommended!.

    • Phoebe United Kingdom

      Trip Advisor website

      I stayed here for 3 nights with three friends and wish that we could have stayed far longer. As soon as we arrived we felt completely welcome. We were immediately served a delicious vegetarian lunch, cooked by Sheba, and got to know the host and yogi Hari.A stay here has many aspects to it. Firstly the accommodation itself is great. The rooms were completely clean and very comfortable, including a spotless bathroom. The breakfast of fresh fruit and delicious porridge is just what you fancy after the yoga and meditation, and the chai is plentiful. We would read books in between the morning class, lunch and the afternoon class in a hammock in the lovely garden. Truly relaxing.Secondly the yoga and meditation instruction was amazing. We were all new to both yoga and meditation but through patient and caring teaching from Hari I was able to get so much out of the sessions. I plan to continue at home at hope that Hari will organize another retreat next time he is in London.Lastly meeting Hari was an experience in itself and was what made the stay. We were able to get to know him over the time we spent together and hear his incredible stories and what he had learnt from them. He is a warm, generous man and full of an unassuming gentle wisdom. The experience made me look differently and more calmly at the busy life I lead and I know his advice will stay with me.Thank you so much Hari, I wish we could have stayed longer..

    • Audone US

      February 2015. Trip Advisor website

      This was my first yoga retreat, and I savored every moment. Hari is a warm and caring instructor, interested in making sure that you get the most out of the Shivananda practice. I would call it simple but mind-full yoga. Perfect. Hari does the most beautiful chants before and after the practice and I still hear his beautiful voice in my head. Sheba makes a simple breakfast in the morning and a tasty veggie lunch. Wonderful experience; but too short and a bit too hot.

    • Pru W. United Kingdom

      January 2015. Trip Advisor website

      In these reviews I already said all I could think of and more, but I will add that you can trust every positive and complimentary word that has been said. I went to Sharanagati on my own, and I had the most amazing stay there. Hari was so warm and welcoming, down to earth and genuine a yogi as you will ever meet: especially without all the pretence! My friends questioned why I would choose to go to a German yoga teacher while I was in India, and my answer to that is because I trusted my instinct and it was right. Hari is a brilliant teacher, with the perfect balance of discipline, humor, wisdom, and has truly inspired me to practice yoga on a daily basis. If you ask me, hes more Indian than German anyway. Thank you Hari!

    • Clare Q. Ireland

      December 2014. Trip Advisor website

      I had the most fantastic 2 weeks stay in Sharanagati; over Christmas and New Year. It's a really special place with some of the best features of Ashram, but with far more flexibility. Definitely the best food in Varkala just a 5 minutes walk to the beach. Hari is a great host and teacher, and takes great care to provide the right atmosphere. I was travelling by myself and met lots of great people there. The yoga is pitched at just the right level for each individual. All in all, perfect; I can't recommend it enough.

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