We offer yoga programs from Beginner to Teacher Training Courses throughout the year. Please see the schedule and course descriptions by following the link below.
Yoga at Parmarth Niketan Ashram is holistic, spiritually oriented and focused on the deep and sublime traditional ancient yogic discipline as taught by the rishis and sages. Our qualified teachers are rich in experience, live yogic principles and bring to you time-tested yoga practices.
Mastery of yoga is attained with devotion, patience and sincere, uninterrupted and regular practice. In 2-5 weeks, students are healthier, stronger and feel more confident to commit to the yoga way of life. Additionally, we may offer special courses as instructors from across India and around the world come to share their knowledge and expertise.
General yoga classes are offered from Monday to Saturday early mornings and mid afternoon. These classes are offered on a drop-in basis. However please note that they may not be available whenever our Ashram is reserved for specific functions. Please check with the Reception Office for timings of the general yoga classes and any cancellations.
Full 2022-2023 Yoga Course Calendar
|Start Date||End Date||Duration||Yoga Course|
|November 28th||December 10th||12 days||Kriya Yoga|
|December 3rd||December 5th||3 days||Special Bhagavad Gita Retreat|
|December 18th||December 29th||10 days||Yoga Sutra of Patanjali|
|December 29th||January 1st||3 days||Special New Year Spiritual Retreat|
|February 12th, 2023||February 24th||11 days||Pranayama|
|March 8th||March 14th||7 days||International Yoga Festival|
|March 16th||March 19th||4 days||Chakradance™ Retreat*|
|March 19th||March 31st||11 days||Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga*|
|March 26th||March 31st||5 days||Special Navratri Retreat|
|March 26th||April 8th||14 days||Yoga Teacher Training For Vulnerable Communities|
|April 9th||May 5th||23 days||YTTC 200hrs|
|May 7th||May 12th||5 days||Spiritual Retreat|
|June 18th||June 30th||11 days||Kriya Yoga|
|June 21st||June 21st||1 day||International Yoga Day Celebrations|
|July 9th||July 22nd||13 days||Naada Yoga 1|
|July 30th||August 11th||11 days||Kriya Yoga|
|August 20th||September 1st||11 days||Pranayama|
|September 10th||September 22nd||11 days||Foundation Yoga|
|October 1st||October 28th||23 days||YTTC 200hrs|
|October 19th||October 24th||5 days||Special Navratri Retreat|
|November 5th||November 17th||11 days||Kriya Yoga|
|November 26th||December 9th||13 days||Naada Yoga 2 / Pranayama|
|December 17th||December 29th||13 days||The Bhagavad Gita Recitation and The Yoga Way of Life|
|December 29th||January 1st, 2024||3 days||Special New Year Retreat|
(*) programs with visiting instructors
(**) YTTC = Yoga Teacher Training Course
International Yoga Festival 2023
Wednesday March 8th, 2023 – Tuesday March 14th, 2023
We host the International Yoga Festival from March 8-14, annually. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and practice a variety of holistic disciplines with instructors and aspirants from all over the world; and, to be in the presence and learn from the sages of Bharat [India]. Information and registration details are on the Festival website.
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.
- Men and women should wear clothing that covers shoulders (no sleeveless shirts), midriff, and calves (no capris, shorts, or short dresses). Ladies should be careful to cover their cleavage. Yoga Students are expected to wear white, a balance of the seven colors and the color of purity. Please avoid wearing tight clothing both for your own comfort and as a sign of respect for the local culture. Additionally, it is customary to remove your shoes before entering buildings or sacred places. If you are not dressed appropriately you may not be allowed to participate in yoga classes or other Ashram activities. Dress code to be maintained 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 1:00 pm and check with the reception desk for the location and time of the orientation.
- Yoga students are welcome to stay additional days to integrate and deepen their discipline and practice. This is only possible when rooms are available.