ASHTANGA NIRVṚTA is a joyful Ashtanga yoga homestay retreat, surrounded by stunning nature on a coffee estate in the Western Ghats of South India (just 100 miles, NW of Mysore).
We run bespoke Ashtanga yoga retreats from October - May each year: Retreats with Workshops focusing on technique and concepts of the Ashtanga practice; Mysore-style Guided Self-Practice, with pranayma, meditation and quite study and the Art of Adjusting Ashtanga Asana retreats (for the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced Series). Limited places are offered for optimum attention and guidance.
NIRVṚTA is owned and managed by Mahesh Nandeesh and classes are taught by KPJAYI Advanced Certified teacher / practitioner Philippa Asher. Complete beginners to Advanced B practitioners are welcome.
ASHTANGA NIRVṚTA’s aim is to bring Ashtanga yoga to all levels of practitioners in nature, whilst encouraging guests to feel connected to the environment and to be free from the clutches of urban living … a haven for rejuvenating and nourishing the soul.
You can stay with us on a bespoke two or thee week Ashtanga yoga retreat, or simply join us for a few days of traditional Ashtanga guided self-practice (subject to availability). Complete beginners through to those who practise the Advanced B series are welcome. Philippa is Certified by Sri K Pattabhi Jois to teach the traditional Ashtanga method, so will offer you guidance and support in your practice. Mahesh is here to ensure that your stay with us is both comfortable and fun.
NIRVṚTA is a peaceful getaway for nurturing tranquility of mind, body and spirit. You can immerse yourself in nature, enjoy locally grown home-cooked South Indian vegetarian food, go trekking, practise traditional Ashtanga yoga, or simply recharge, meditate and take a break from urban life. You are welcome to indulge your talents in our organic vegetable garden, pick coffee, black pepper, or help out in the kitchen should you so desire.
There are plenty of sights close by, including the historical fort of Tipu Sultan, ancient stone temples of Belur and Halebid, the magnificent hills of the Western Ghats, as well as waterfalls and splendid countryside walks and jungle treks.