We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Amazing Yoga sessions!

We went here for 2 nights to attend yoga sessions. We were truly impressed by masseur yoga skills... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Rahul K
Maja is the best yoga teacher

A gorgeous resort, cafe and yoga retreat that provides a calming atmosphere and healthy food. Maja... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2015
peter r
Bangkok, Thailand
Read all 65 reviews
All photos (19)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
6 Feb 2017
“Amazing Yoga sessions!”
22 Dec 2015
“Maja is the best yoga teacher”
Daily yoga with Vasudev in Bohemian Masala
North End, Varkala Cliff | c/o Bohemian Masala boutique resort, Varkala 695141, India
+91 94467 03518
Reviews (65)
Filter reviews
61 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 61 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went here for 2 nights to attend yoga sessions. We were truly impressed by masseur yoga skills. Very impressive

Thank Rahul K
Reviewed 22 December 2015

A gorgeous resort, cafe and yoga retreat that provides a calming atmosphere and healthy food. Maja the yoga therapist is wonderful, and very worthwhile for daily yoga sessions as she charms/gongs you in and out of a yoga session. You are in excellent hands with...More

2  Thank peter r
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Words can't express how wonderful my time was at Shiva Gardens. I arrived intending to stay for 3 days at the beginning of March 2015 and stayed for 7 weeks! The place has a beautiful atmosphere, the hosts and staff are amazing and made me...More

1  Thank Georgina W
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I visited Shiva Garden for 2 nights in March 2015 and, as the other reviewers have said, it was lovely. Pros: -Really nice energy in the garden -Friendly guests and a welcoming common area (with wifi) -The staff went above and beyond to ensure that...More

3  Thank joyb123
Reviewed 18 January 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...More

25  Thank Alexandra Y
Reviewed 15 January 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...More

9  Thank carag1981
Reviewed 30 July 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...More

5  Thank Alevtina K
Reviewed 4 April 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...More

2  Thank GrumpyDumpy
Reviewed 30 March 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...More

3  Thank LondonNefertiti
Reviewed 16 March 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...More

2  Thank V P
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 53 hotels in Varkala
IndraPrastha Beach Resort,Varkala
12 reviews
.34 miles away
Mom Lekha's Private Homes
19 reviews
.37 miles away
Geeyo on the Beach
8 reviews
.37 miles away
Hindustan Beach Retreat
354 reviews
.38 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 99 restaurants in Varkala
Gods Own Country Kitchen
419 reviews
.72 miles away
Coffee Temple
1,055 reviews
.63 miles away
The Juice Shack
720 reviews
.77 miles away
151 reviews
.47 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 59 attractions in Varkala
Varkala Cliff
203 reviews
.77 miles away
Varkala Beach
2,216 reviews
.65 miles away
Janardhana Swami Temple
279 reviews
.28 miles away
Papasnanam Beach
157 reviews
.38 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Yoga Varkala staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines