About Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram and Retreats
Co-founded by Yogrishi Vishvketu-ji 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, kiirtan, 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.
Two yoga halls allow visitors to practice; the Patanjali Sadhana Hall (1300 square feet) on the lower level, and the main, Nataraj Yoga Hall (1900 square feet) on the third floor with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The main hall has a wooden floor and a vaulted bamboo ceiling creating a clean, authentic and natural space for yoga practice. Each hall has pillows, bolsters and yoga mats.
We ask that all residents attend the yoga classes when staying at the ashram to preserve the atmosphere of yoga sadhana.
Yoga classes are offered twice a day, 6 - 7:45 AM and 4 - 5:45PM.
The ashram performs Agni Hotra (fire puja) daily at 8:30AM in the Vedic tradition. We have handbooks with Vedic mantras in Romanized Sanskrit and the English translation. Residents and guests are welcome to experience and learn this ancient Indian ritual.
- Available:gluten free
- Available:no alcohol
- Available:no meat
- Available:no smoking
- Available:all meals included
- Available:sight seeing
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