Co-founded by Yogrishi Vishvketu in 2007, the vision for Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram is to create a comfortable, nurturing sanctuary for spiritual seekers from around the world, where they will have safe food, clean water, and guidance for their yogic journey.
The ashram is the home of Akhanda Yoga®; holistic, non-sectarian teachings that do not teach the wisdom of only one lineage, but draw on multiple sources and voices. All aspects of yoga are included: satkarma, asana, pranayama, Vedic mantra, kirtan, and meditation, as well as various traditions in yoga philosophy: Vedanta, Tantra, Samkhya and Classical Yoga. The yoga ashram is also a charitable trust, supporting the local community.
The yoga ashram is located in Tapovan, a dynamic international village of spiritual seekers in Rishikesh, about 250 km north of Delhi. The Ganga (Ganges) River valley here is surrounded by mountains on three sides, and is considered the gateway to the Himalayas.
Tapovan (“forest of the yogis”) is an ideal location for your sadhana. Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram is on a headland above the banks of the Ganga, where the wind and all the prana carried from the Himalayas invigorate the area.
Some of the available programs include:
- Residential program (min. 3 night stay)
- Yoga classes twice daily (also for drop-in students)
- Daily fire puja
- Karma Yoga
- 200 & 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training courses
Accommodation is in twin or triple rooms (all with Western toilet). There are 2 practice halls as well as a library (multiple language books, incl. Japanese, English & Hindi) and sitting room for study. Meals (3 x daily for residents) are all healthy, sattvic, vegetarian food.
Stays including yoga, accommodation and 3 meals daily are 1000 rupees (shared room) and 1500 rupees (private room) per person per day.
Yoga classes for non-residents are 200 rupees for afternoon classes and 300 rupees for morning classes.
For YTT fees and available dates, please visit the website.