Manaltheeram Yoga Centre
South Indian thrives on Yoga. Its a day to day routine. No household can be
seen without the concept of Yoga and its practices being imbibed in its
generations. Working on the same lines, there in the heart of Kerala is the
Manaltheeram Yoga Centre. Manaltheeram a sister concern of "Somatheeram"
Ayurvedic beach resort in Kerala.
Situated among the lush greenery, this Ashram is a cool respite from the
harsh City conditions. It has a clear base with banayan and coconut trees
all around Vedic Science Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Rejuvination Centre and Yoga
Classes among the nature, are the true attractions of Manaltheeram Yoga
» Location - Kerala Ayurvedic Health Care T.C: 21/558,
Bhagavati Lane, Behind Popular Automobiles, Karamana, Trivandrum, Kerala,
» Accessibility - Cabs - Easily reachable by road. 21 kms from
Trivandrum Airport and 9kms from South Kovalam.
» Best time - October to March end December, January and
February are the peak months.
» Visit Timings - 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. *Timings are subject
» Membership Fee - Its differs but the Cottage Fee is upto 200
» Other Branches - Seoul, London, Kuwait, Dubai, Dammam(Saudi
Arabia) and Keive(Ukrain).
South Indian Arts
Various South Indian Cultural programs are held in the Yoga Centre.
Kathakali, Bharatnatyam, Mohinattam are some of the dance programs which
are held in the evening.
Ayurvedic Health Treatment
Manaltheeram Yoga Centre also has one portion completely dedicated to
Ayurveda. Take a look here, get one treatment and see the difference.
Ayurveda plus Yoga can do wonders to your body and soul. Feel the trans!
Its a place filled with greenery. The cottages are built as the
traditional Kerala House. Each and every space has been made as per
Kerala Culture. Mananltheeram is not only a Yoga centre but also a beach
resort. It has different type of cottages to stay in - Round Thatched
Villas and Ordinary Cottages. The Round Cottages are made of mud bricks,
have a larger sea view and have a small garden in front of the cottage.
Whereas the Ordinary Cottages are made of bricks, have a comparatively
smaller sea view, ensuite bath and constant hot and cold water supply.
In addition to these there are also Kerala Houses - A/C and Non - A/C.
In addition to these there is locker facility, mail and message
handling, car parking, room service, boating, ayurveda treatments,
laundry, private beach (of resort and not of individuals), pick and drop
facilities and a good restaurant
The Restaurant serves all sorts of Cuisines but there are separate
charges for it. The food is not served in the Cottages with exceptions.
Yama : Conditional Yoga Behaviour
Niyama : Various Yoga forms as per personality
Pranayama : Control over body and mind through breath
Pratyahara : Withdrawal of senses from the outer world
Dharna : Concentration
Dhyana : Meditation
Samadhi : Trans
Yoga - where there is a instant stimulation of body and mind accepts
the presence of subconscious mind over the body and its functions. Yoga
as understood is a stage wise eight fold process to the path of
liberation from pain and suffering leading to creativity and perfection.
In the eight fold path, the first five are known as Hatha Yoga. Hatha
Yoga is a Psychosmatic Approach wherein the External/Bahiranga yoga is
approached. First it is cleansed then the approach shifts to the
Internal body. The Internal Yoga or the Antaranga is also known as Raj
Yoga. Attaining Raja Yoga is utmost difficult unless the exterior of a
man is cleansed.
In order to achieve these, a human understanding is made - his
psychological complexities are understood and then laid down to elevate
the person from his sufferings. Once so done, the person is then given
the knowledge of the heavenly world and then calmed down for a happier
life to lead.
Yoga includes these steps :
Different Yoga Packages are recommended as per the Doctors Advice which
are there in Manaltheeram Yoga Centre. Ayurveda is also suggested
sometimes which is a pert of the Centre.
The Concept of Yoga
Yoga works on the lines of perseverance, persistence, dedication and
total surrender. It grows slowly from within. Merely sitting in a
straight position with your eyes closed is not Yoga - its a routine, a
method which slowly works on the body to make it more better -
physically and mentally.
- Though Manaltheeram is also a Resort, but the
atmosphere remains of a Yoga Centre. Maintain the silence of peace
and tranquility here as you are in a Yoga Centre.
- Full body clad people are more welcomed here
than the non ones. Wear considerably decent dress.
- Facilities like Television and Transistors have
been refrained from. The idea is live close to nature so that one
gets the maximum benefit from Yoga Classes. Newspapers and other
Magazines are there to read.
- Most of the Yoga classes under the guidance of a
teacher are held in the early morning hours. Once you enroll for a
class - you are bound to follow the rules.
- Before joining any Yoga class, consult the Yoga
Teacher. Tell him about your disease or any other problem - yoga
classes are meant to treat the diseases/maintaing a good health.
- Food has to be taken in the restaurant. Very old
people, people who are sick or people with other considerable health
problems are the exceptions.
- In Manaltheeram Yoga Centre, you cam come and
stay along your family.
- Its a Strictly Vegetarian place and one has to
abide by it. No sort of alchohol, smoke and such are allowed here.
- Some Ashrams have membership fee, some don't. Be
Clear about the Membership Fee at the first place.
- For any other assistance, feel free to talk to