Yoga on the beach in India?!
Why yes of course! 😉
It’s said that there are plenty of health benefits to beach yoga, and you can get in some beach yoga right in Kerala!
So if you’ll be backpacking around Kerala… these are my top picks for backpacker beach towns in Kerala.
Where to go for yoga in Kerala!
aka… where to go for yoga with ocean views!
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Yoga in Alleppey
So both Alleppey and Varkala will probably be on your list of places to consider visiting when backpacking Kerala.
Here we’ll talk about Alleppey.
Alleppey is most famous for backwaters.
This means that you can do things like a go for canoe village tour, kayaking, or take the public ferry.
Many people are in and out of Alleppey after they’ve done their backwaters activity of choice.
But Alleppey can also be the perfect place to stay for rest and relaxation…
And a little bit of yoga!
And one of the things that can make Alleppey perfect for yoga is the beach!
Why Alleppey is perfect for sunset beach yoga
Which part of Alleppey Beach to go?
So I consider there to be 3 main parts of Alleppey Beach.
There’s no literal separation between the beaches, as it’s just one long stretch of sand.
But if you’re looking for a good spot to do yoga, I would say the further north you go the better!
So further south is where you’ll find the main part of Alleppey Beach.
This can be the most crowded area of Alleppey Beach, particularly in the evening.
Other sections of the beach you can look for on Google Maps can be really anywhere from Zostel Alleppey all the way to Funky Art Beach House where the river meets the sea!
It can be nice to walk along this part between the 2 mentioned guesthouses/hostels, and you can decide where you want to stop for some yoga!
This stretch of beach probably won’t be completely empty, as this area is more of the local residential area of the beach.
But I think it’s better than the “main” part of the beach which is where you will likely find loads of the tourists.
And then you can even keep walking further up north along the beach, too!
How to book a beach yoga class in Kerala
Heading to the beach and doing your own yoga routine is of course always an option.
But if you are looking for a yoga class in Alleppey to take that will get you ocean views and the sound of ocean waves crashing…
You can book your beach yoga class in Alleppey by contacting Funky Art Beach House.
Phone number: 074035 72116 or +91 74035 72116
You can whatsapp to this number too… and book a rooftop bed to wake up to ocean views… and also book a backwaters canoe village tour.
So basically, you can do a bunch of amazing things to do in Alleppey by staying here.
You can do your yoga routine on the rooftop with beach views and ocean views too!
But you can take the beach yoga class even if you’re not staying here.
The above sunset beach yoga photos are from the beach right near this guesthouse, and the below morning yoga photos are also from the grounds of this guesthouse!
How much does a yoga class cost?
For updated pricing, it’s best to call or message to find out.
But you can expect it to likely cost around 300-400 rupees (US$5) for a one hour class.
More of why Alleppey is perfect for yoga
This is morning yoga on a beachside property that comes with beach views, river views, and the sound of ocean waves! Perfect way to start your morning?! You can order breakfast here too after your yoga class.
Where to stay near Alleppey Beach
Put in future dates and have a look at the map below (partner website) for some places to stay near Alleppey Beach.
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If you’re looking to do some beach yoga without having to walk far, my top 2 picks for places to stay would be:
HAPPY BEACH YOGA TIME IN KERALA!
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