Yoga, Meditation & Spirituality Centre at Parmarth

We offer yoga programs from Beginner to Instructor Courses as well as Yoga Therapy 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.

View the 2014 Schedule.


Download the 2014 Parmarth Course PDF.

General Yoga and Meditation Classes are offered every morning and afternoon from Monday to Friday. These classes are offered in 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 asana and meditation classes, and any cancellations.


VYASA Yoga Programs

Click here for the upcoming schedule of VYASA courses.

In collaboration with Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Sansthana (VYASA), Bangalore, India, Parmarth Niketan Ashram offers a certified Yoga Instructor Course which is recognized by the Council of Yoga Accreditation, Washington, DC, USA. VYASA is an International Yoga Research Organization recognized by the Department of Science and Industrial Research, Govt. of India (since 1988) and as a ICMR Center of Advanced Research in Yoga and Neurophysiology, which is ISO 9001-2008 certified -- the first Yoga University to be so certified.   This collaboration also gives us the opportunity to offer Yoga Therapy programs for Diabetes, Hypertension and Asthma. Certified instructors, doctors and therapists from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana facilitate these programs.


International Yoga Festival 2015

Spring 2013: Friday March 1st, 2014 - Thursday March 7th, 2015

In collaboration with Uttarakhand Tourism, we host the International Yoga Festival from March 1 – 7, 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.

•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.

•Classes begin early morning on the first day of the course. Please come to the Ashram by 4:00 pm the day before classes begin.

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.

If you are interested in any of the above yoga programs or yoga therapies, please email us at for additional information.

Our Yoga Team

Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji

Swami Yoganandji

Resident Yoga Instructors

Indu Sharma

Somesh Sharma

Shanti Mata

Nandini Tripathi

Visiting Yoga Instructors

Tara Maniar (Canada)

Jenny Holle (Germany)



For more information about Parmarth Niketan's Yoga and Meditation, please contact:

Yoga and Meditation Section, Parmarth Niketan
P.O. Swargashram, Rishikesh (Himalayas) 249304, India
Phone: (0135) 2434301, 2434302, 2440440
(from abroad dial +91-135 instead of 0135);
Fax: (0135) 2440066