Yoga Courses & Spiritual Retreats at Parmarth
VYASA Yoga Programs
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 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 at Parmarth Niketan Ashram.
International Yoga Festival 2014
Spring 2013: Friday March 1st, 2014 - Thursday March 7th, 2014
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 www.internationalyogafestival.com.
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.
Register for our courses by email via email@example.com
Sadhvi Abha Saraswati (Mataji)
Mataji is a disciple of H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and is director of Parmarth's Gurukul. She has been an avid yoga practitioner since the age of 25, when – through yoga — she cured herself of a terminal kidney ailment called nephritis. Since then she has delved more and more deeply into various forms of yoga and has become not only a practitioner, but also a teacher. Sadhvi Abhaji teaches Yoga Nidra and Nada Yoga (meditation on sound).
Indu has been a part of the Parmarth family for many years, and lives a life completely dedicated to yoga. Indu received her Masters in Human Consciousness & Yogic Sciences from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyashala, Shantikunj Haridwar in 2006, and is currently studying for her Ph.D submission on the study of Surya Namaskaras related to Emotional Health and Confidence. Through her academic studies and well as her own personal practice of yoga, she imparts to her classes a well-rounded and holistic approach to the ancient science, ranging from fundamental aspects of yoga to yogic philosophy to meditation and human consciousness.
Drawn by a deep spiritual yearning, Jenny came to India for the first time in 2008 and studied Yoga at Parmarth Niketan under the loving guidance of Mataji. When she returned to Germany, she completed a two-year Yoga teachers’ training course in the tradition of Pujya Swami Sivanandaji and Pujya Swami Vishnudevanandaji. While working as a Yoga instructor in her home country, Jenny frequently visits her Parmarth familyevery year to perform seva at the ashram and to deepen her understanding of the ancient science of Yoga.
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