Sivananda Vidya Peetham

Main Ashram Location
Kodakkad, Kasaragod, Kerala, India

Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham ( SYVP ) runs its different Yoga/Vedanta courses under its banner, in suitable rented locations in India. The rented location will function as an ashram following the ashram rules throughout the course durations. Only Yoga students are allowed in such places during the course periods.

The location at Kadaleevanam, Kodakkad village in North Kerala is open since Oct 2017.
SYVP will function here throughout the year. Guests are always welcome.

“Kadaleevanam” is a Trust formed by 15 families of Kodakkad village, whose main activities are organic agriculture ( rice and vegetables ) and organic milk production from a small cattle farm. A small portion of the land will be used for yoga activities and the rest – agricultural land for rice and vegetables cultivation.

Course details

Please visit the pages of relevant courses for details

Location address

Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham
Kodakkad P.O. ( via Thrikkaripur ) 671310
Pilicode Panchayath, Hosdurg Taluk
Kasaragod District
Kerala, India

Kodakkad is a lush green, quiet and laid back village of natural beauty.
This village is situated in Kasaragod District in northern Karala.

The near by places on the northern direction are

  1. 1. Cheruvathur Town & railway station ( CHV ) - 6 km ( Closest railway station )
  2. 2. Nileswaram Town & railway station ( NLE ) – 14 km
  3. 3. Kanhangad Town & railway station ( KZE ) – 24 km
  4. 4. Kasaragod District HQ & railway station ( KGQ ) – 47 km
  5. 5. Mangaluru International Airport ( IXE ) – 104 km – 3 hours of travel by car.

The near by places on the southern direction are

  1. 1. Payyanur Town & railway station ( PAY )– 18 km
  2. 2. Kannur District HQ & railway station ( CAN ) – 54 km
  3. 3. 3 Kannur International Airport ( CNN ) - 68 km - 2 hours of travel by car
  4. 4. Kozhikode ( Calicut ) international airport ( CCJ ) – 164 km – 5 hours by car

Accommodation facilities

Ground floor includes Reception, office, boutique, 1 double room and 5rooms of 3 beds each with bath.
First floor includes 10 rooms of double sharing with bath.
Second floor includes 10 rooms of double sharing with bath.
Third floor has a small meditation hall and 3 dormitories with 10 beds each with common bath.
The Main yoga hall, Study area, the Kitchen area, Ayurveda Wellness Building and a health hut ( canteen ) are on the Kadaleevanam Yoga Academy grounds.

Admission is on a first come first served basis.
To maintain the sanctity of the campus, we accommodate guests on the following conditions:
• No consumption of alcohol & non-vegetarian food
• No smoking either on campus or outside while undertaking the course.
• Should follow the yogic way of life while in the ashram.


The main meals are provided daily twice at 10.00 am and 5.30 pm. The food is based on the South Indian tradition. Menus are vegetarian, simple, nutritious... and good tasting! Prepared with love and care according to yogic dietary principles, two buffet style, lacto-vegetarian meals are served daily. Absent from the menu are meat, fish, fowl, eggs, garlic, onions and coffee. A cup of tea is available at 7.30 am and 1.00 pm !!!

WiFi facility

A free WiFi facilitiy is available. This will be restricted while class timings.

Mobile phone usage

Mobile phone signals from all major companies ( BSNL, Reliance, Vodafone ) are available in the ashram compound. Guests may acquire a SIM card if they wish so, once they arrive in the ashram. Guests from abroad, if they wish so, may acquire a SIM card at the airport itself just after landing in India. Use of mobile phones in all classes, dining areas and also inside the rooms are prohibited due to the respect to other’s privacy.


Incoming and outgoing post services are available at the Kadaleevanam reception.
Provide our postal address to your correspondents.
The postal address is :

Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham,
Kodakkad P.O. 671310,
( Via ) Thrikkaripur,
Pilicode Panchayath, Hosdurg Taluk
Kasaragod Dist, Kerala, India.


Guests are allowed to use a small library where yoga and spiritual books are made available. During a specified time of the day library will be kept open.

Safe Keeping

Valuables may be stored in a locked safe in the reception area, however this facility is provided at the Guest's own risk. Do not leave valuables openly in the rooms as petty theft may occur. We recommend you not to bring high value items to the ashram as we cannot guarantee the facilities to secure them.


Batteries - a separate disposal bin is located at reception.

Money exchange & Travel arrangements

Kadaleevanam, Kodakkad is situated in a slightly remote area. In the nearest bank – 2 km away – there is ATM facility where one can en-cash credit cards. Next ATM facility is 6 km away in Cheruvathur. It is highly recommended that the students encash ( if needed ) before reaching Kodakkad.
For making travel arrangements please approach the ashram reception for guidance.


All guests must provide a valid government ID proof on arrival.
Foreign guests are required to present a valid passport and visa


You are advised to contact your local medical centre regarding any necessary vaccinations or medicines for your trip to India.

Other facilities

All the facilities shown below are charged and payment is made in Indian rupees only.

1. Laundry Service

An independent and affordable laundry service is available

2. Health Hut – Canteen

Fruits, juices, health drinks and other natural food items – honey, Kerala spices, cow ghee..etc are made available on demand ( depending on the seasons and availability )


Casual comfortable clothes, yoga mat, meditation shawl, toiletries, notebooks, pens, slip-on sandals, Warm clothing for very cool nights & cool mornings/evenings and clothes for warm days, flashlight, insect repellent, alarm clock, travel mug/tumbler, water bottle, sunscreen

How to reach here :

How to organise pick up by a taxi :

Those ashram guests who wish to be picked up by a taxi from the nearby airport or railway station or bus station please email : giving full arrival detail such as :
Airline name / train name :
Flight number / train number :
Arrival time :

Arrival day :
Arrival airport / railway station :
This is highly recommended as the taxi driver from Kodakkad knows where exactly to bring you.
Taxi charges are not included in the course donations and are to be given directly to the Ashram reception.
Taxi service can be arranged from Kodakkad to all the major places nearby.

By air:

The nearest airport to our location is Kannur International airport ( CNN ) - 68 km - less than 2 hours of travel by taxi car.
The other nearer international airports are in Mangaluru ( IXE ) – 104 km – 3 hours. and in Kozhikode ( CCJ ) – 164 km – 5 hours
Major airports in India are in Chennai ( MAA ), Mumbai ( BOM ) and Delhi ( DEL ) from where one can fly into nearer airports in Kannur and Mangaluru.
Then one can travel by taxi to the ashram location or taxi pick up can be organized.

By train:

Kadaleevanam, Kodakkad is 7 km from the closest railway station in Charvathur ( CHV ).
The other stations nearby are in Payyanur ( PAY )- 18 km on southern side and Nileswar (NLE )- 14 km on northern side. These are not major stations. All trains may not stop in these stations.
The major railway station in Kannur ( 54 km from Kodakkad - on southern side ) and in Kanhangad ( 24 km from Kodakkad – on northern side ) are along this railway route. All these stations are linked to all major cities in India by rail. Check with the South Indian railways for more details :
From these railway stations take a taxi or bus to the ashram.
Ashram guests who wants to arrive by train are advised to book rail tickets as early as possible. Trains are often fully booked.
Train e-tickets can be booked up to three months in advance via the internet. Train information can be obtained via Train journey reservation is possible by using credit card, for bookings :

How to contact the ashram in Kodakkad directly:

Sudarsan +91 – 9497304296 , Gopalkrishna Baliga +91 – 9820156041, Swami Govindananda + 91 – 8547879642.
Ashram email :

General Information

Please read course details as well as the course location information carefully before making a decision to register.
Total number of participants for any course is around 50.
Admission to any course is on first come first serve basis.
All the courses are taught in English, there is currently no translation facility available into any other language.
Students should plan latest to arrive on the arrival day and depart on the day of departure.
It is recommended that participants spend at least a few days in the course location before the start of your course. This allows the body and mind to have a little time to rest, re-energise and be nourished by the ashram environment. Participants can then begin their study feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Participants may also wish to stay for some days after the end of the course to allow the learning from the study to integrate more fully into their consciousness within the supportive environment of the ashram.
If one decides to arrive early and also to stay longer, please register for the course program for those additional days. The guest need to pay the daily donations for the extra days.

Please see Calendar of events for the programs offered around the time of your visit.

Dates and donations are subject to change without notice.
For all programs, guests are subject to the suggested donation in effect at the time of final payment.
To maintain the spiritual atmosphere we ask all ashram guests to comply with the ashram rules. Kindly refer to the Ashram rules and guidelines for more information.
The ashram reserves the right of admission and students may be asked to leave if their behaviour goes against the ashram rules and teachings.

Email: if you need further information.