2020 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.

Beginner Intensive Yoga

Instructions in English

Winter 2020: Sunday January 26th – Saturday February 1st, 2020

‘Peace begins within’

Deepen your path to self-discovery through the practice of yoga. In our Beginner Intensive course you will practice traditional hatha asana, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, pranayama, Vedic chanting and yoga philosophy. Each day students are invited to experience Parmarth Niketan’s Ganga Havan and Aarti ceremony held during sunset on the holy banks of Ma Ganga, followed by Kirtan and Satsang (spiritual questions/ answers) with Pujya Sadhviji; and darshan with Pujya Swamiji (when they are in the Ashram).

Specifications: 

  • A basic knowledge of yoga and a basic asana practice is a prerequisite for submission (for those without any experience of yoga, please refer to our Foundation Yoga course)
  • Students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students should adopt sincere behaviour whilst staying at the ashram
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course

Beginner Intensive [for Indians only]

Instructions in English

Winter 2020: Sunday March 29th – Friday April 3rd, 2020

‘Peace begins within’

Deepen your path to self-discovery through the practice of yoga. In our Beginner Intensive course you will practice traditional hatha asana, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, pranayama, Vedic chanting and yoga philosophy. Each day students are invited to experience Parmarth Niketan’s Ganga Havan and Aarti ceremony held during sunset on the holy banks of Ma Ganga, followed by Kirtan and Satsang (spiritual questions/ answers) with Pujya Sadhviji; and darshan with Pujya Swamiji (when they are in the Ashram).

Specifications: 

  • A basic knowledge of yoga and a basic asana practice is a prerequisite for submission (for those without any experience of yoga, please refer to our Foundation Yoga course)
  • Students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students should adopt sincere behaviour whilst staying at the ashram
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course

Creating Balance in Daily Life

With Visiting instructor Sue Melbourne, RYT500, Owner of Onda Yoga™, USA

Instructions in English

Spring 2020: Sunday February 23rd – February 26th, 2020

Not able to move to a meditation cave in the Himalayas to find peace? No problem! Learn to integrate yoga in the midst of everyday life. Through the ancient science of yoga, we will explore tools to balance your passions with work, family and other responsibilities. Included is instruction on moving your body with good alignment through traditional hatha yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy and question & answer sessions to ensure integration and relevance of the teachings. At the end of the program you will have an individualized written action plan to help live more fully, with greater ease and harmony with self and others.

Each day concludes with Ganga Havan & Aarti at sunset; followed by Satsang when Pujya Sadhviji is in the Ashram.

This course is for those new to yoga but all levels of practitioners are welcome.

Embrace Your Spirit with Chakradance™ & Mudras

with tara, Certified Chakradance Facilitator & Spiritual Life Coach, Canada

Instructions in English

Spring 2020: Sunday April 12th – Friday April 17th, 2020

We know everything we need for a life filled with ecstasy, vibrancy, radiance, joy, love and freedom already exists within us.  Sometimes we just need a map or a practice to guide us back to the truth of who we are – our truth. The Chakra System of the body is the map! Chakradance™ , a ‘sister to yoga’,  is the practice.

A playful, spirited, free flowing dance form, Chakradance™  helps us to balance our chakras for greater well being, happiness, freedom, peace and joy. A  moving therapeutic holistic practice which guides us back to the fullness of who we truly are, Chakradance™  helps us to reconnect with the wisdom of our bodies and deep inner instincts.

This program includes chakra meditation, chakradance, yoga asana, mandala art, mudras and satsang.  By the end of the program you will have a plan of action for your continued transformational journey to discovering and embracing the essence of who you are.

Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset; followed by Satsang with Pujya Sadhviji when she is in the Ashram.

Please have a pen and journal or ipad for reflections; coloured pencils or crayons for mandala art creations and blindfold for the dance meditation.

Dress Code:  Please bring clothes or jewelry with colours of the chakras – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and purple or white and gold to enhance your inner healing and connections with the body, mind and spirit

Embrace Your Spirit:  Draft Schedule

  • 6:30am  – 7:30 am      Yoga asana
  • 8:30 am – 9 am            Breakfast in silence
  • 9:30 am – 10:15 am    Satsang
  • 10:15 am – 11 am         Chakra Meditation
  • 11:15 am – 12:45pm    Chakradance class
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     Lunch in silence
  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm            Chakradance class
  • 5:30 pm                         Ganga Aarti followed by Satsang with Pujya Sadhviji
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm      Dinner

For some participants comments please go to: https://www.facebook.com/notes/divine-shakti-foundation/embrace-your-spirit-the-chakra-dance-workshop-offered-by-parmarth-niketan/925735967605275/

Foundation Yoga

Instructions in English

Winter 2020: Sunday January 5th – Friday January 17th, 2020
Summer 2020: Sunday May 24th – Friday June 5th, 2020
Autumn 2020: Sunday September 6th – Friday September 18th, 2020

 ‘Make Yoga the Foundation of your Life’

With a regular yoga practice, you feel more connected with yourself and closer to your true nature, all of which helps to find balance and peace. For those with no previous experience or knowledge of yoga, we offer this Foundation Yoga program. Students will take a dive into traditional basic hatha asana, pranayama, Vedic chanting, karma yoga, and yoga philosophy. Each day students are invited to experience Parmarth Niketan’s Ganga Havan and Aarti ceremony held during sunset on the holy banks of Ma Ganga, followed by Kirtan and Satsang (spiritual questions/ answers) with Pujya Sadhviji; and darshan with Pujya Swamiji (when they are in the Ashram).

Specifications: 

  • This course is for students with no previous experience of yoga
  • Students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students should adopt sincere behaviour whilst staying at the ashram
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course

“The Foundation Yoga course at Parmarth Niketan Ashram gave me a perfect mix of physical and mental calm. The teachers were the best part of the course; they taught us yoga with abundant love and passion. I will cherish the memories spent here and the great friends that I made with all other participants. Looking forward to coming back for more peace.” – Lata from Pune, India

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Foundation Yoga [for Indians only]

Instructions in English

Spring 2020: Sunday April 19th – Friday April 24th, 2020

 ‘Make Yoga the Foundation of your Life’

With a regular yoga practice, you feel more connected with yourself and closer to your true nature, all of which helps to find balance and peace. For those with no previous experience or knowledge of yoga, we offer this Foundation Yoga program. Students will take a dive into traditional basic hatha asana, pranayama, Vedic chanting, karma yoga, and yoga philosophy. Each day students are invited to experience Parmarth Niketan’s Ganga Havan and Aarti ceremony held during sunset on the holy banks of Ma Ganga, followed by Kirtan and Satsang (spiritual questions/ answers) with Pujya Sadhviji; and darshan with Pujya Swamiji (when they are in the Ashram).

Specifications: 

  • This course is for students with no previous experience of yoga
  • Students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students should adopt sincere behaviour whilst staying at the ashram
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course

“The Foundation Yoga course at Parmarth Niketan Ashram gave me a perfect mix of physical and mental calm. The teachers were the best part of the course; they taught us yoga with abundant love and passion. I will cherish the memories spent here and the great friends that I made with all other participants. Looking forward to coming back for more peace.” – Lata from Pune, India

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Intensive Yoga

Instructions in English

Summer 2020: Sunday July 19th – Friday July 31st, 2020

‘Discover yoga as a lifestyle beyond the mat’

Yoga is the union of the individual consciousness with the cosmic consciousness and is achieved with regular practice. The contained and safe nature of each class provides students the opportunity to experience the subtle yet profound affects Hatha Yoga can have on the body and mind. This Intensive Yoga course offers a full and generous serving of traditional Hatha Yoga including Asana, Pranayama, Vedic chanting, Yoga Nidra and Meditation. The course weaves disciplined practice with teachings from the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Each day concludes with Parmarth Niketan’s Ganga Havan and Aarti ceremony held during sunset on the holy banks of Ma Ganga, followed by Kirtan and Satsang (spiritual questions/ answers) with Pujya Sadhviji; and Darshan with Pujya Swamiji (when they are in the Ashram).

Specifications: 

  • Students are required to have a consistent yoga practice of at least one year to be admitted into the Intensive Yoga Course.
  • Students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students should adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course  

“I arrived in India feeling fairly fragmented due to a busy life in London and it’s high demands. The course offered a rare and unique moment to assimilate and pull together a more integrated sense of self. I felt supported and nourished throughout the course, particularly during the physical asana practice during which I was given the confidence and space to go deeper. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to explore Hatha Yoga. Life at Parmarth Niketan is even more reason to engage with this program. It’s loving vibrancy and energetic quality is infectious and hard to leave.” – Grace from UK

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International Yoga Day Celebration

Instructions in English

Summer 2020: Saturday June 20th – Sunday June 21st, 2020

‘Yoga is not merely what you do but what you are’ Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati

Join us on International Yoga Day June 21st for a morning of Vedic chanting, pranayama, surya namaskar and Meditation. After breakfast (food for the body) we move through traditional hatha asana (food for the mind), and in the afternoon cool down with mantra chanting with our Rishikumars of Parmarth Gurukul. Take time to reflect before participating in a special Ganga puja, Shiva pooja, Yagna and the world famous Ganga Aarti (food for the soul) at sunset on the holy banks of Ma Ganga.

Specifications: 

  • The day is open and free to all

Kriya Yoga & Meditation

Instructions in English

Spring 2020: Sunday May 3rd – Friday May 15th, 2020
Summer 2020: Sunday August 2nd – Friday August 14th, 2020
Winter 2020: Sunday November 29th – Friday December 11th, 2020

‘Move one step closer to mind, body and soul connection’

Kriya Yoga deepens your practice through understanding the subtleties of the main chakras of the body.  As we explore the chakras, we work to unblock and rebalance our inner energies for greater well-being and self connection.

A basic understanding of the chakras / energy centers with their Sanskrit names, associated colour, and element will be helpful for the Kriya Yoga and Meditation program. This Kriya Yoga program begins each day with the 20 main Kriya Yoga practices for pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dhyana (Meditation), including prayer, pranayama, traditional hatha yoga asana, Vedic chanting and Satsang (spiritual question/ answer). Each day concludes with Parmarth Niketan’s Ganga Havan and Aarti ceremony held during sunset on the holy banks of Ma Ganga, followed by Kirtan and Satsang (spiritual questions/ answers) with Pujya Sadhviji; and Darshan with Pujya Swamiji (when they are in the Ashram).

Specifications: 

  • This course is for experienced yoga and meditation students
  • Students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course
  • Students should adopt sincere behaviour whilst staying at the ashram

“A wonderful and unexpected journey. Kriya yoga begins with breath-work and asanas and takes you so much further. The course supported me in deepening my yoga practice with the intense study of charkras, mantras, and meditation. And the teachers at Parmarth brought an incredible amount of wisdom, patience and love to all of the students. I learned so much that I get to take with me and add to my daily practice. I highly recommend this class for all who are interested in exploring a new side of yoga.” – Rebecca from USA

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Kundalini Yoga for Mental Wellness

with Nour Kawa, USA

Instructions in English

Spring 2020: Monday March 9th – Thursday March 12th, 2020

In this 3 day workshop we will move, breathe and dive deep into the teachings of Kundalini Yoga at taught by Yoga Bhajan.

Modern lifestyles can be prone to added stress to the body, mind and total being. In this 3 Day Kundalini Intensive Workshop, we will explore moments of movement, rest and contemplation to uncover powerful mental health techniques to Release, Restore and Revitalize for a calmer, peaceful and exuberant life. We will dive deep into the negative, positive and neutral minds.

If your body and mind are chaotic even when you are unwinding, come join us. If you want to learn techniques to help your system flourish this immersion is for you!

We will use the breath as a means to explore the body, mind and soul; and Kundalini yoga to access bliss and explore tension with techniques to master the mind.

When habits and beliefs are looked at from another perspective, the journey of Self-discovery starts. You will see how likely it is that you initiate unnoticed patterns, thoughts, physical sensations and feelings that are no longer fruitful in the present moment. Habits that are based on old beliefs and experiences have served you in the past and are ready to be release as your restore and revitalize for a peaceful and exuberant life.

Each day concludes with the world famous Ganga Havan and Aarti followed by satsang with Pujya Sadhviji.

Naada Yoga with Vedic Chanting I

Instructions in English

Autumn 2020: Sunday November 1st – Saturday November 21st, 2020

Yujyate anena iti yogah’ that which helps our union with the Divine is Yoga.

If you want to connect with the Divine through sound, then this Naada Yoga with Vedic Chanting I course is for you. Naada Yoga means Yoga of Sacred Sound. Singing the glory of the Divine in any form; Mantras, Vedic Chants, Kirtan/Bhajan, Suktas, Shlokas, and Stotras ultimately takes us to this divine union. In this course you will have the opportunity to learn the Vedic chants for the morning universal prayers, the Hanuman Chalisa, Shiva Mahimna Stotra, mantras, and bhajans / kirtan for the enchanting experience of the Divine Ganga Aarti on the holy banks of Ma Ganga at sunset. Additionally, you will learn the Durga Sukta in worship of the Divine Mother, and the Sarva Devta Gayatri to honour all the manifestations of the Divine Creator. This 3 week program will also include hatha asana, meditation, mantra yoga, bhakti yoga, karma yoga; and, after dinner, daily bhajan/satsang as a wonderful way to end the day.

Specifications: 

  • This course is for students with some experience of yoga
  • Students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course
  • Students should adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram

“Beautiful experience that has touched my soul! I take a great gift for life, I’m grateful for the opportunity to study Naada Yoga from the place of its origin. During the course I was able to see significant changes in my being, experiencing sensations, observing my body and my mind… releasing, growing, learning, connecting with deeper meditative states through these powerful and ancient Vedic mantras.” – Valentina from Uruguay

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Naada Yoga with Vedic Chanting II

Instructions in English

Spring 2020: Sunday March 15th – Friday April 3rd, 2020

‘Honour the divinity within you’

If you want to connect with the Divine through sound, then this Naada Yoga with Vedic Chanting II course is for you. Naada Yoga means Yoga of Sacred Sound. Singing the glory of the Divine in any form; Mantras, Vedic Chants, Kirtan/Bhajan, Suktas, Shlokas, and Stotras ultimately takes us to this divine union. In this course you will have the opportunity to learn the Vedic chants for the morning universal prayers, the Hanuman Chalisa, Shiva Mahimna Stotra, mantras, and bhajans / kirtan for the enchanting experience of the Divine Ganga Aarti on the holy banks of Ma Ganga at sunset. Additionally you will learn the Shivopasana mantra, Rudram, Ganapati Atharva Shirsha, Mantrapushpam, and Saraswati mantra to honour all the manifestations of the Divine Creator. This 3 week program will also include hatha yoga, meditation, mantra yoga, bhakti yoga, karma yoga; and, after dinner, bhajan/satsang as a wonderful way to end the day.

Specifications:

  • This course is for students who have completed Naada Yoga with Vedic Chanting I, or any other of the Parmarth Niketan courses
  • Students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course
  • Students should adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram

  “What a course! Mataji teaches from her heart with a depth of knowledge, profound understanding and kindness. Such a blessing to be able to learn Vedic Chanting in its purest form and find a deeper connection to the Divine through sound.” – Aoefe from Ireland

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Special Navratri Silent Retreat

Spring 2020: Saturday March 28th – Thursday April 2nd, 2020

‘Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers’

Join us for Navratri, the sacred nine nights of the Goddess, and Ram Navmi, the holiday that reminds us that we have both the divine and demonic qualities within. Navratri is the sacred time in which the power of the Divine Mother Goddess (Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati) is celebrated. We invite you to receive the blessings of the Mother Goddess and let your own inner light emerge. Bathe in the holy waters of Ma Ganga to release pain and belief which prevent you from discovering your joy. Be in the presence of spiritual masters as you observe silence to awaken divinity.

During this Special Navratri Silent Retreat you are required to observe silence throughout the 5 days, however, questions are permitted during Satsang. There will be opportunities for pranayama, basic yoga asanas including surya namaskar, meditation, sacred fire ceremonies, special ceremonies dedicated to the Mother Goddess, karma yoga, and Himalayan walks with the masters. Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset followed by Satsang (spiritual question/answer session) with Pujya Sadhviji and Darshan with Pujya Swamiji. The retreat concludes with Ram Navmi, a celebration of the birth of Lord Raam. Please bring pen and journal or ipad for reflection.

Specifications:

  • Students are expected to maintain silence throughout the duration of the retreat.
  • Students should adhere to the Ashram dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the retreat
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the retreat
  • Students should adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram

Special Navratri Spiritual Retreat

Spring 2020: Tuesday October 20th – Sunday October 25th, 2020

‘Awaken the divine energy within yourself’

Join us on the holy banks of Mother Ganga to celebrate Navratri, the sacred nine nights of the Goddess, and Dusshera, the holiday dedicated to the vanquishing of darkness with light, and ignorance with wisdom.  Navratri is the sacred time in which the power of the Divine Mother Goddess (Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati) is celebrated. Receive the blessings of the Mother Goddess, rejuvenate, re-energize, let your inner light emerge, and discover your inner wisdom. 

This 5-day Special Navratri Spiritual Retreat includes pranayama, basic yoga asanas including surya namaskar, spiritual question & answer sessions, meditation, observing of silence, self-reflection, mantra chanting, sacred fire ceremonies, special ceremonies dedicated to the Mother Goddess, karma yoga, and Himalayan walks. Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset followed by Satsang (spiritual question & answer session) with Pujya Sadhviji; and darshan with Pujya Swamiji.  After dinner join us for kirtan and any of the special programs scheduled . The retreat concludes on Dusshera with a special yagna/havan ceremony to transform and release that which no longer serves you; and, a special meditation on the Divine Feminine.

Specifications: 

  • Students should adhere to the Ashram dress code (white clothing is mandatory for yoga classes, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the retreat
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the retreat
  • Students should adopt sincere behaviour whilst staying at the ashram

Special New Year Spiritual Retreat

Instructions in English

2021 New Year Spiritual Retreat: Tuesday December 29th, 2020 – Friday January 1st, 2021

‘Start the New Year as the best version of you!’

Come and celebrate New Year’s on the holy banks of Ma Ganga in the lap of the majestic and sacred Himalayas. Rejuvenate and re-energize yourself to live the New Year to the best of YOU! This Special New Year’s Spiritual Retreat with our resident yogacharyas; Sadhvi Abhaji (Mataji) and Induji Sharma, includes pranayama, yoga asanas, spiritual question & answer sessions, silent and guided meditations, mantra chanting, karma yoga, and Himalayan walks. Many sessions will be led by Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji. Each day concludes with Ganga havan and aarti at sunset followed by darshan/satsang with Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagwatiji. Experience a transformative special New Year’s yagna/havan ceremony on the morning of January 1st to transform and release that which no longer serves you. Come and be in the presence of the living spiritual master and begin the New Year as the new YOU!

Specifications: 

  • Students should adhere to the Ashram dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the retreat
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the retreat
  • Students should adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram

Spiritual Yoga Retreat

Instructions in English

Summer 2020: Sunday July 5th – Friday July 10th, 2020
Summer 2020: Sunday August 23rd – Friday August 28th, 2020

‘Transform into a wiser, healthier you’

This 5-day Spiritual Retreat includes prayers, pranayama, Mauna Dhyana Sadhana [Silent meditation practice], Surya Namaskar, basic yoga asana, question / answer session, mantra chanting, silent and guided Meditations, Gita recitation, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. Each day concludes with Ganga Havan and Aarti at sunset, followed by Satsang with Pujya Sadhviji and darshan with Pujya Swamiji [when they are in the Ashram]; and finally, kirtan after dinner with the Rishikumars of the Parmarth Gurukul.

Specifications:

  • Students should adhere to the Ashram dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the retreat
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the retreat
  • Students should adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram

“If we try to summarize this Yoga Retreat Week in Parmarth Niketan Ashram… using one word? It would be HOME-COMING. Using many words? A life-changing experience that will always remain in our hearts.  Thank you for everything we have learned, from Asanas and Pranayama to Meditations and Chanting. Thank you for the opportunity to meet friends from all around the world and especially, for the opportunity to meet ourselves. This is most definitely not a goodbye!” – Ariadna and Or from Israel

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Surya Namaskara Retreat

Instructions in English

Winter 2020: Sunday December 20th – Saturday December 26th, 2020

‘Receive the rising Sun’

This course offers a complete guide to traditional Hatha Sun Salutations. Surya Namaskara is a series of poses performed to create a flow of movement. The moving sequence is guided by the breath, and is performed to feel the healing energy of the sun. In addition, the course offers pranayama, Asana practice, Vedic chanting, karma yoga, and yoga philosophy. We invite participants to the ashram’s Aarti (fire) ceremony each evening to experience kirtan chanting, and a spiritual question/ answer session with Pujya Sadhviji.

Specifications:

  • This course is open to everyone
  • Students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students should adopt sincere behaviour whilst staying at the ashram
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course

Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita

Instructions in English

Winter 2020: Sunday February 9th – Friday February 14th, 2020

‘Be the guiding Light of your life’

The Bhagavad Gita is the Divine Song on the topic of Yoga. The philosophy and practice of yoga is the core essence of the text which chronicles a dialogue between warrior Arjuna and Lord Krishna, his Charioteer. The story  unfolds the depths and heights of the ultimate truth of life, and it provides everything that is required to make life richer. In this Yoga on the Bhagavad Gita course, you will have the opportunity to learn, chant and practice the teachings of the scripture. Additionally, you will practise yoga asana, pranayama, Vedic chanting, meditation, and experience the Divine Ganga Aarti at sunset, followed by kirtan and Satsang with Pujya Sadhviji and Pujya Swamiji’s darshan [when they are in the Ashram].

Specifications:

  • Students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students should adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course

Yoga for Beginners [for Indians only]

Instructions in English

Winter 2020: Sunday March  22nd – Saturday March 28th, 2020

Yoga Teacher Training Course

Instructions in English

Autumn 2020: Sunday September 27th – Friday October 24th, 2020

‘Discover your full power and potential’

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, certified by Yoga Alliance USA, teaches prayer, pranayama, Surya/ Chandra Namaskar, in-depth traditional hatha yoga asana, Vedic chanting, Karma Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga. Students will study the Bhagavad Gita and Paatanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and develop a teaching methodology with opportunities for self-practice to deepen understanding, discipline and teaching skills. Each day concludes with Parmarth Niketan’s Ganga Havan and Aarti ceremony held during sunset on the holy banks of Ma Ganga, followed by Kirtan and Satsang (spiritual questions/ answers) with Pujya Sadhviji; and Darshan with Pujya Swamiji [when they are in the Ashram].

Specifications:

  • Must be a yoga instructor; or, completion of Parmarth’s Intensive Yoga; or, 2 years of regular yoga asana practice; and, a desire to live the principles of yoga.
  • students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students should adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course
  • Certificate of Attendance: Commitment to the practice, punctuality and attendance, and honouring the yogic principles must be demonstrated to qualify for the certificate. With successful completion of this program you can teach yoga with Yoga Alliance USA credentials

5-Week Yoga Teacher Training [for Indians only]

Instructions in English

Winter 2020: Sunday March 22nd – Friday April 24th, 2020

‘Discover your full power and potential’

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, certified by Yoga Alliance USA, teaches prayer, pranayama, Surya/ Chandra Namaskar, in-depth traditional hatha yoga asana, Vedic chanting, Karma Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga. Students will study the Bhagavad Gita and Paatanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and develop a teaching methodology with opportunities for self-practice to deepen understanding, discipline and teaching skills. Each day concludes with Parmarth Niketan’s Ganga Havan and Aarti ceremony held during sunset on the holy banks of Ma Ganga, followed by Kirtan and Satsang (spiritual questions/ answers) with Pujya Sadhviji; and Darshan with Pujya Swamiji [when they are in the Ashram].

Specifications:

  • Must be a yoga instructor; or, completion of Parmarth’s Intensive Yoga; or, 2 years of regular yoga asana practice; and, a desire to live the principles of yoga.
  • students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students should adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course
  • Certificate of Attendance: Commitment to the practice, punctuality and attendance, and honouring the yogic principles must be demonstrated to qualify for the certificate. With successful completion of this program you can teach yoga with Yoga Alliance USA credentials

4-Week Yoga Teacher Training [for Indians only]

Instructions in English

Winter 2020: Sunday March 29nd – Friday April 24th, 2020

‘Discover your full power and potential’

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, certified by Yoga Alliance USA, teaches prayer, pranayama, Surya/ Chandra Namaskar, in-depth traditional hatha yoga asana, Vedic chanting, Karma Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga. Students will study the Bhagavad Gita and Paatanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and develop a teaching methodology with opportunities for self-practice to deepen understanding, discipline and teaching skills. Each day concludes with Parmarth Niketan’s Ganga Havan and Aarti ceremony held during sunset on the holy banks of Ma Ganga, followed by Kirtan and Satsang (spiritual questions/ answers) with Pujya Sadhviji; and Darshan with Pujya Swamiji [when they are in the Ashram].

Specifications:

  • Must be a yoga instructor; or, completion of Parmarth’s Intensive Yoga; or, 2 years of regular yoga asana practice; and, a desire to live the principles of yoga.
  • students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students should adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course
  • Certificate of Attendance: Commitment to the practice, punctuality and attendance, and honouring the yogic principles must be demonstrated to qualify for the certificate. With successful completion of this program you can teach yoga with Yoga Alliance USA credentials

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 4:00 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.

 

Our Yoga Team

Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji

Bhagawatiji

 Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji

Resident Yoga Teachers

induyoga

Indu Sharma

nandini

Nandini Tripathi

Visiting Teachers

Tara Maniar (Canada)

Sue Melbourne (USA)

Nour Kawa

Valentina Ojeda (Uruguay)