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Yoga Varkala

Address: North End, Varkala Cliff | c/o Bohemian Masala boutique resort, Varkala 695141, India
Phone Number: +91 - 9446 703 518
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Ranked #3 of 19 Activities in Varkala
Type: Health Clubs, Traveler Resources, Spas & Wellness
Owner description: Dr. Kamaraj, BNYS, is a trained naturopathic doctor and yoga instructor, specializing in numerous...
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Type: Health Clubs, Traveler Resources, Spas & Wellness
Owner description: Dr. Kamaraj, BNYS, is a trained naturopathic doctor and yoga instructor, specializing in numerous healing modalities.He blends his knowledge of anatomy and physiology with his extensive skills in Eastern medicine to customize individual treatment plans. Dr. Kamaraj draws upon his considerable experience in ayurveda, Thai yoga massage, reiki, shiatsu, acupuncture and various therapies to create a truly unique healing experience.
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English first
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A young Dr Kamaraj calls himself a "healer" and not a businessman. However, he managed to be in charge of organising our yoga retreat for 30+ people coming from London. Upon receiving the info about the retreat, we booked a cheapest standard room for £60 (for 2 people) per night. Paying £60 per night in India, we were expecting an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Excellent masseur. However very disappointing in how Kamaraj dealt with our group of yogis, managing our accommodation off site from our retreat. We were severely overcharged for rooms that were basic to say the least, and after promising to reimburse us for the overcharge, Kamaraj went back on his words and became quite aggressive. Behaviour that was wholly un-yogic. A... More 

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Kerala, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I went to India for yoga teaching course. My teacher was Omji Santhosh. It was great, unforgettable experience. Omji has his own school in South India (Varkala, Kerala). Hatha yoga, pranayama, meditation....it was so good that i dont know how to express my feelings. I got new understanding of myself. My life was changed completely. Now I do enjoy every... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Really enjoyed my first week ever of yoga lessons here. Everything was clearly explained and there was never and pressure to do anything I wasn't cable of, in fact we were told to do everything at our own pace and capabilities. Everything was explained several times during the seven days so that I finally understood the basics. The lessons also... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Vasudev gives yoga lessons every day at 8 am for intermediate to experienced people and a beginners class at 10 am. I went to the 8 am class and was very pleased with the array of asanas that we did and the inversions. A very peaceful and clean studio in gardens set back from the clifftop so very quiet. Good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I did Vasudev's beginners course in February and loved it. I have done yoga before but not for a while and this class re-inspired me. The pace of the class is just right and Vasudev's teaching style is reassuring and encouraging. By the end of the week I felt like a real pro and joined the regular class for a... More 

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Daegu, South Korea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Took a beginners course after watching a class perform in unison to Vasudev's very clear and concise instructions. He is a good teacher who clearly shows how to perform the asanas and the potential mistakes newcomers may make. The pace is quick, but not impossible. I am 61 years old with minimal daily exercise and a little overweight. I completed... More 

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Walking into Vasudev's yoga shala early in the morning before the cliff wakes up is magical. Tall coconut palms and banana trees surround the beautiful, large, open shala. Vasudev's calm presence and warm smile greet you as you arrive, and the peaceful atmosphere speaks of silence and relaxation. As you lay down to wait for the class to start, your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I thought Vasudev was a good teacher and I enjoyed his classes. It's in a nice location down a path surrounded by plants and a covered platform with sari fabric on the ceiling. The intermediate class at 8am follows a sivananda basis with variations, plus some breathing exercises at the end and some short pieces of meditation. Vasudev will also... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Awful man!!! I took some yoga lessons with my younger sister (19) at "Dr" Kamaraj's place. At first i thought him to be a nice and good teacher and trusted him when he advised my sister to have a back massage since she "carries tension in one side of her body". He later took advantage of that trust while giving... More 

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