Darkløtus Yoga Classes

Exploring yoga in the tradition of banaras


Surya namaskar Boatride

The Surya Namaskar Boatride experience begins with an pre-sunrise ritual, then you are transported by boat to the rarely explored North of the riverside for a 1 hour Hatha yoga session. The experience ends with ritual worship at a hidden Surya sun temple. 

Duration: 3+ hrs. Pre-sunrise approximately 5:30AM by appointment.

Meeting Point: Assi Parking Lot, Assi Ghat

Cost: Rs. 2000 per person (private), Rs. 1500 per person (2-3) or Rs. 1000 per person (4-5).

Boat rental included.

Yoga in the Temple

The Yoga in the Temple experience is an immersion of traditional yoga in the temple. It begins by traveling to a secluded private temple for a 1.5 hour Hatha yoga session, followed by simple pranayama breath techniques. The practice ends with ritual temple worship.

Duration: 3+ hrs. Morning or afternoon by appointment.

Meeting Point: Assi Parking Lot, Assi Ghat

Cost: Rs. 2000 per person (private), Rs. 1500 per person (2-3) or Rs. 1000 per person (4-5).

 Cycle rickshaw included.

Yoga in the park

The Yoga in the Park experience begins with a short walk to a partially secluded outdoor park. You will explore a dynamic 1 hour Hatha yoga session, followed by simple pranayama breath techniques. The practice concludes with a visit to the nearby temple for ritual worship.

Duration: 2+ hrs. Morning or afternoon by appointment.

Meeting Point: Assi Parking Lot, Assi Ghat

Cost: Rs. 800 per person (private), Rs. 600 per person (2-3) or Rs. 500 per person (4-5).

Transport not required.


*Please note that on new & full moon days (check the calendar page for exact dates) only an evening chandra namaskar class will be available.


Yoga with our Guru

We would love for you to experience Yoga With Our Guru by introducing you to our teachers that are serious Hatha Yoga practitioners. We assist you in arranging the class & help get you to our guru's yogashala.  You can continue classes with our guru at reduced prices if you would like more!

Duration: 1.5+ hrs.

Meeting Point: Assi Parking Lot, Assi Ghat

Cost: Rs. 800 per person (private), Rs. 600 per person (2-3), Rs. 500 per person (4-5).

Cycle rickshaw included.

DarkLøtus Yoga Intensive

The DarkLøtus Yoga Intensive combines the best of what we have with sunrise Surya Namaskar Yoga Boatride, one of our morning or afternoon Yoga in the Temple experiences & one of our morning or afternoon Yoga Walks.  Come and spend a day with us... is that flexible enough for you?

Duration: 9+ hrs.

Meeting Point: Assi Parking Lot, Assi Ghat

Cost: Rs. 5000 per person (private), Rs. 3500 per person (2-3) or Rs. 2500 per person (4-5).

Boat rental & rickshaw included.

Large Group Yoga Class

Yes we can handle larger groups! Our Large Group Yoga Class is an option for your entire group to be in an outdoor setting for an immersion into yoga in Banaras. We take a short historical walk to a private riverside property, followed a 1.5 hour Hatha yoga session & simple pranayama breath techniques.

Duration: 2+ hrs.

Meeting Point: Assi Parking Lot, Assi Ghat

Cost: Rs. 500 per person (6 - 10), Rs. 400 per person (11 - 15), Rs. 300 per person (16+)

Transport not required.


Additional Information:

Wear comfortable loose clothing or shawls over skintight attire.  Appropriate for entrance to a Hindu temple.

Do not eat a meal 2 hours before the class. 

Mats are provided as needed.

Classes are taught in English or French on request.

On new & full moon days only an evening chandra namaskar class will be available.  Check out the special events calendar for those times & dates!