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Pondicherry - Yoga and Healing

Pondicherry offers nourishment to both body and mind. If you are searching for inner peace, harmony and spirituality, then there could be no place better than Pondy. Since ancient times Pondicherry has been a seat for learning and Vedic culture. It was supposed to be the home of Sage Agastya. This great mystic spirit of the place again got regenerated by the great Sadhak Sri Aurobindo and the subsequent establishment of Aurobindo Ashram.
There are many yoga learning centres in Podicherry. Two institutions which stands apart is the Quite Healing centre and the International Centre for Yoga Education & Research (commonly called Ananda Ashram). Let’s take a look at them.

Quiet Healing Centre

Location: South east Auroville on the beach, off the ECR towards Puducherry
Distance: 10 km from the main Puducherry city.
Best time to visit: October to March
Get in touch: Quiet Healing Center, Auroville Puducherry
Telephone: 0413- 2622329/646
Email: [email protected]
Booking: Through e mail and phone

The Quiet Healing Center, an unit of Auroville`s that provides alternative health care facility was opened in February 1997. The road leading Quiet Healing Center is long and narrow. As you enter the gates there is a feeling that you have left behind the outside world. Once inside the center you will find that the inspiration behind every little thing is the cosmos. Be it the domes of the massage rooms, mandala Batiks on the wall, kidney shaped swimming pool, circular windows everything has a meaning. There are even classes for pregnant women also. Treatments offered
Treatments offered include the following. For the rates you have to get in touch with the office of the centre

  • Homeopathy
  • Bio Resonance
  • Liquid flow ( hydrotherapy)
  • Acupunture
  • Polarity therapy
  • Cell consciousness therapy
  • Shiatsu
  • Thai Massage
  • Various types of massage
  • Sound Bed Therapy


Quiet provides two guest houses with a total of 13 rooms. Room rates are inclusive of meals and basic laundry service. AC rooms cost more.
The therapists belong from all over the world. They are good and inspire confidence. They have varying levels of qualification with some of them being certified instructors.

International Centre for Yoga Education & Research (Ananda Ashram)

It is situated at Iyyanar Nagar in Pondicherry. The institute was founded by Swami Gitananda and provides yoga therapy as well as undertakes training courses.
Location: 5 km from down town Pondicherry, 40 meters from the sea
Get in touch: 25 IInd Cross Iyyana Nagar,
Telephone Number: 0413- 2622902, 2241561