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Yoga Experts Choose Neeleshwar

Over recent years the international yoga community has come to know of Neeelshwar Hermitage as an ideal place in which to run retreats. The hotel is set in an area with a strong spiritual history. A couple of miles up the road in Hosdurg is the ashram built by the great yogi Swami Nityananda (whose disciple Muktananda became well known in the West) and just outside the town Papa Ram Das, a renowned saint from Mangalore, established his ashram. Both these institutions draw visitors from all over the world.

The Hermitage itself has a tranquil and settled atmosphere, ideal for the study of yoga. There are two areas set aside for practice: the Patanjali Yoga Hall, a light and airy structure, and the open-air Samadhi Terrace. Both overlook the sea and are well-equipped with mats, blocks, etc. Auxiliary benefits are also available – our chef is skilled at providing specially tailored yoga diets and the Priya clinic offers Ayurvedic treatments in beautiful traditional surroundings.  

In addition, our Cultural Director Alistair Shearer is well known on the UK yoga circuit as a lecturer on yoga philosophy and as the translator of the Yoga Sutras and author of the highly acclaimed ‘The Story of Yoga’. Alistair is happy to lecture to visiting groups. Visit Alistair's website:


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Reaching us:

  • Nearest Airport: Kannur, (flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bangalore) then a 90 min transfer to the hotel in one of our cars.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Nileshwar, 6kms from the hotel.
  • From Bangalore: Distance by road is 360 kms, a 7/ 8 hour drive (including stops) through the breathtaking scenery of the Western Ghats, surrounded by gentle hillside slopes with tea and coffee gardens, spice plantations and virgin forests.
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