For the rest of your life

Yoga for the body

Yoga is an indispensable aid to good health and our yoga programme at the Hermitage is under the tutelage of Shri Anil Kumar.

Anil studied at the Yoga and Vedanta Forest Academy in Rishikesh and also at the SVYASA Yoga University in Bangalore, the only one of its kind. He has been teaching classical hatha yoga for 15 years.

Anil offers a complimentary class each morning from 8 – 8.45 am. This is really for beginners, so those of you are practiced in yoga or would like more advanced tuition one-to-one (or in very small groups of two or three maximum) are advised to book a private class with him. These are available at your convenience throughout the day.

All classes take place in our beautiful Patanjali Yoga Hall near the beach.

Yoga for the mind

Anil also teaches two types of yoga meditation.

Ashtanga Meditation.

This is a course of minimum 2 and maximum five days, each daily session taking 1 hour.

Each course comprises:

  • Introductory talk
  • Breathing exercises (pranayama)
  • Mental concentration (dhyana)
  • Deep concentration (samadhi)

Pranic Energy Meditation

This is normally a one hour long session involving:

  • Introduction to ‘the vital force’ (prana)
  • Focussing on the chakras to energise the body from base to crown.


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