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 Germany, March 2018
Sehr schöne entspannte Tage in toller atmosphäre, danke hari!
i liked the clear structure of the day with mediation and yoga. and there was still enough time for swimming in the ocean and having nice dinners with the other guests. they provide nice accommodations and delicious food.
the yoga style hari teaches is not about fancy asanas. it’s much more about finding a deep connection between mind and body. i liked this a lot and could relax very good in this week.
thanks a lot
First time visitor to Kerala I was looking for a yoga retreat to start my month long stay in India. I stayed for 7 days with Hari. Accommodation is very comfortable. Breakfast and lunch included. Here is the news - if you are looking for a quality yoga experience then this is the place for you in Varkala. My own practice improved dramatically over 7 days under Hari' s expert guidance. Just a few minutes walk from North Cliff. I relied on TripAdvisor reviews to choose Sharangati Yogahaus and confidently add mine as a 100% endorsement of the quality of accommodation, teaching and care I received. As Hari says: this is your vacation and it was very special.
What attracted me to Sharanagati was that while it is a yoga retreat it was in Varkala and as a newbie to yoga I could do my own retreat to the beach if needed. However I found that I relished the morning and afternoon yoga/meditation sessions so much that in 12 days I only missed one sessions After about 4 days I noticed a change in my body, it was firmer, and more flexible, and also I felt a change in my mindset again for the positive. The gardens and balconies meant that relaxing in between sessions was a joy. As others have said the food was delicious. I also loved the company of Hari and the fellow travellers at the retreat: the fact that the classes are only for those staying at the yoga house meant that we quickly got to know each other. As a solo traveler it was so good to share meaningful as well as fun times with everyone else in the retreat. We were a mix of abilities and I think no matter what everyone’s experience was everybody seemed to get something from the retreat.
Having done very little yoga or meditation practice before I came to Sharanagati, I now feel confident, and appreciate, the benefits of regular practice. Thank you Hari and to everyone who I met! Such a good experience, highly recommended.
Perfect choice and excellent value for a yoga vacation in Kerala. With five and half hours meditation and yoga practice every day to tone your body, and hone your skills. Plus delicious vegetarian food, a happy staff team and comfortable, super clean accommodation, you can't really go wrong. Five minutes walk away from this secluded and peaceful home-stay along the cliff road you'll enjoy swimming and coastal walks, plus a range of restaurants and shops. Comforted by the routines and rhythm of life here, this place starts to feel like a second home(to me) and as a yoga teacher myself I find Hari's teaching style very relaxed and confident. I fully recommend a visit!
The Sharanagati Yogahaus is an oasis of calm in a generally hectic country! The houses and gardens are beautiful. The guests rooms themselves, clean and comfortable, with mosquito nets and (effective!) ceiling fans.
Hari is an amazing guy. From the welcome hug right through to the goodbye hug, he made us feel relaxed, peaceful and very welcome.
The type of yoga was also exactly what me and my partner were looking for. Very close to the roots of traditional yoga. Hari focused on each person as an individual, encouraging everyone to connect to their bodies, listening to themselves, and adopting asanas etc. accordingly. He even extends this to none of the classes being compulsory (and even feeling that way, rather than it just being said!). We were actively encouraged to take a break when needed and also make sure we're enjoying our holiday.
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