2015 Parmarth Yoga Courses

Please Note – For the Courses Listed Below: The first date listed is the orientation meeting, which is held in the evening either before or after dinner. Students should try to be at the Ashram by 1 pm. Please check at the Reception Office for the exact timing of the orientation.

Maximum: 30

Instructions in English

Please check our 2016 calendar for upcoming dates.

This 10 day / 2 week Beginner Foundation Yoga program for individuals with no yoga experience includes prayers, pranayama, Surya Namaskar, traditional hatha yoga basic asana, Vedic Chanting, Karma Yoga and question / answer session.  Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset.

Maximum: 20

Instructions in English

Please check our 2016 calendar for upcoming dates.

This 1-week Beginner Intensive Yoga program for individuals with some yoga experience, includes prayers, pranayama, Surya Namaskar, traditional hatha yoga basic asana, question /  answer session, Yoga Philosophy, Vedic Chanting, Meditation, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga.   Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset.

Maximum: 20

Instructions in English

Please check our 2016 calendar for upcoming dates.

This 12-day/2-week Intensive Yoga program includes prayers, pranayama, Surya / Chandra Namaskar, traditional hatha yoga basic asana, in-depth practice of yoga asana, Yoga in the Bhagvad Gita and Paatanjali Yoga Sutras, Vedic Chanting, question / answer session, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Havan [Sacred Fire ceremony] and cultural aspects of Indian Festivals [whichever occurs during the course].   Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset.

Pre-requisite:  1 year of regular yoga practice; and, a desire to live the principles of yoga.

Certificate of Attendance: Commitment to the practice, punctuality and attendance; and, honouring the yogic principles must be demonstrated to qualify for the certificate.

Maximum: 25

Instructions in English

Please check our 2016 calendar for upcoming dates.

This program is a great way to deepen your practice and gain a better understanding of the subtleties of yoga while focusing on the main chakras of the body.  Each day of this Kriya Yoga program begins with the 20 main Kriya Yoga practices for pratyahara, dharana, dhyana [control of the senses, concentration and meditation]; and, includes prayers, pranayama, traditional hatha yoga asana, question / answer satsang, Vedic Chanting.   Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset and meditation / Yoga Nidra after dinner. 

Maximum: 25

With Anandra George, internationally respected Sanskrit mantra teacher and musician

Please check our 2016 calendar for upcoming dates.

“Revelation follows ecstasy; all knowledge that a book can never contain and that a language can never express, nor a teacher teach, comes to him of itself [through music].” – Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sufi Musician

Join us for a transformative weekend immersed in the yoga of love! The eternal thread that binds bhakta (lover) with Bhagavan (Beloved) is sacred sound. All mystic traditions concur, and the direct, tangible, blissful path of pure vibration is accessible to all! No dogma, just an invitation into the timeless practices of mantra and music.

Find your heart’s voice and sing! Awaken your Sanskrit chanting! Explore the tones of Indian music (Sa, Re, Ga, etc.)! Imbue your life with the magical power of mantric consciousness! Transform your daily life into overflowing joy!

Program

5:30-6 ~ Ānanda meditation by Ganga
6:30 ~ 8 Yogāsana class
10:00-12:30 ~ Tānpūra meditation, Indian vocal lesson, and ecstatic kīrtan
3-5 ~ Sanskrit mantra pronunciation, Q & A
5:30-7:00 ~ Havan and Ganga ārti
7:00 ~ Darshan with Swamiji (if in residence)

When: Orientation starts at 3PM on Nov 13, followed by 2 full days of retreat.

Free mantra resources @ www.mantrayoga.us

 

Maximum: 30

Instructions in English

New Year 2016: Tuesday December 29th, 2015 – Friday January 3rd, 2016

This 5-day Spiritual Retreat includes prayers, pranayama, Mauna Dhyana Sadhana, Surya Namaskar and basic stretching yoga asana, question / answer session, Mantra Chanting,  silent & guided Meditations, Gita recitation,  Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga.   Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset.

Instructions in English

Please check our 2016 calendar for upcoming dates.

This 2-day Weekend Spiritual Retreat is designed for those individuals who need a respite from the busy-ness of life – a time for relaxation, rejuvenation and to re-energize to better manage the demands of life.  The weekend  includes prayers, pranayama, Mauna Dhyana Sadhana, Surya Namaskar and basic stretching yoga asana, question /  answer session, Mantra Chanting,  silent & guided Meditations, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga, walks and much more.  The specific pranayama and kriyas will be determined by the needs of the group. The yoga seeker undertakes a specific sadhana decided by the Yogacharya.  The focus will be on Japa Dhyana and mantra yoga. Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset.  Individuals are expected to use the time after dinner for reflection and introspection to determine how they will integrate their learnings into their daily lives.

Orientation for this Weekend Retreat is on Friday in the evening. It is best to arrive by 6 pm on Friday.  The program concludes on Sunday with Ganga Aarti at sunset.

Max: 25

Instructions in English

Winter 2015: Sunday December 6th – Saturday December 12th, 2015

This 6-day program includes prayers, pranayama, traditional hatha yoga asana, Vedic chanting, question / answer satsang, Gita recitation. The yoga philosophy is based on the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to gain a deeper understanding of yoga as a way of life and to take your practice of asana, pranayama and meditation beyond the physical for balance and clarity.   Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset.  Individuals are expected to use the time after dinner for reflection and introspection.

Max: 30

Instructions in English

Please check our 2016 calendar for upcoming dates.

Becoming a yoga teacher takes commitment, dedication and willingness to live the yogic principles. The yoga teacher is the disciple as well as the example.

This 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course includes prayers, pranayama, Surya / Chandra Namaskar, traditional hatha yoga basic asana, in-depth practice of yoga asana, Yoga in the Bhagvad Gita and Paatanjali Yoga Sutras, Teaching Methodology / Teaching Practice and opportunities for self practice to deepen your understanding, discipline and teaching abilities Vedic Chanting, question / answer sessions, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Havan [Sacred Fire ceremony] and cultural aspects of Indian Festivals [whichever occurs during the course].   Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset and meditation after dinner.

Pre-requisite:  Intensive Yoga or presently a yoga teacher; and, a desire to live the principles of yoga

Certificate of Attendance: commitment to the practice, punctuality and attendance and honouring the yogic principles must be demonstrated to qualify for the certificate.

Max: 25

Instructions in English

Winter 2015: Sunday December 20th – Saturday December 26th, 2015

This  6-day program includes prayers, pranayama, traditional hatha yoga asana, Vedic chanting, question / answer satsang, Gita recitation. We will explore Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Gyaan Yoga and Dhyaana Yoga as we delved into the Bhagavad Gita to gain a deeper understanding of yoga as a way of life and to take your practice of asana, pranayama and meditation beyond the physical for balance and clarity.  Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset.  Individuals are expected to use the time after dinner for reflection and introspection.

Important Course Information

  • It is necessary to understand, read and write English to be able to participate in the yoga courses which are offered in English.
  • Certificates for Intensive and YTTC will be issued only on completion of the entire course.
  • Attendance and punctuality are important factors for self discipline and to receive the certificate for certificate courses.
  • Dress code to be maintained (white comfortable outfit covering full body: no cut sleeves and skimpy dresses, please.) during yoga classes, at meal times, in the Ashram grounds, and at Parmarth ghat.
  • Make sure to bring your receipt of full payments to the first class that begins early in the morning.
  • No classes on Sundays and major Indian/Hindu Holidays.
  • The first day is for check in and orientation. Please arrive at the Ashram by 4:00 pm and check with the reception desk for the location and time of the orientation.
  • Yoga students are welcome to stay an additional 15 days to integrate and deepen their discipline and practice. This is only possible when rooms are available.

Our Yoga Team

mataji

Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji

Bhagawatiji

 Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji

 

Resident Yoga Teachers

induyoga

Indu Sharma

somesh

 Somesh Sharma

nandini

Nandini Tripathi

Visiting Teachers

ericayoga

 Erica Kaufman (USA)

anandrayoga

Anandra George (USA)

jenny

Jenny Holle (Germany)

tara

Tara Maniar (Canada)

sueyoga

Sue Melbourne (USA)

Upcoming Courses

Beginner Intensive Yoga

December 17 All day

This 1-week Beginner Intensive Yoga program for individuals with some yoga experience, includes prayers, pranayama, Surya Namaskar, ...

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