Yoga, Meditation & Spirituality Centre at Parmarth

Full Yoga Course & Event Calendar

Orientation Date End Date Duration Yoga Course Name
March 8th, 2015 March 20th, 2015 2 Weeks/10 Days Kriya Yoga
March 22nd, 2015 April 3rd, 2015 2 Weeks/11 Days Finding Peace in the Chaos
April 3rd, 2015 April 5th, 2015 2 Days Weekend Spiritual Retreat
April 5th, 2015 May 2nd, 2015 4 Weeks/24 Days VYASA Yoga Instructor Course
April 12th, 2015 April 24th, 2015 2 Weeks/10 Days Beginner Foundation Yoga
May 1st, 2015 May 3rd, 2015 2 Days Weekend Spiritual Retreat
May 3rd, 2015 May 9th, 2015 6 Days Yoga Philosophy
May 10th, 2015 May 15th, 2015 5 Days Spiritual Retreat
May 24th, 2015 June 5th, 2015 2 Weeks/10 Days Beginner Foundation Yoga
June 7th, 2015 June 13th, 2015 1 Week/6 Days Beginner Intensive Yoga
June 19th, 2015 June 21st, 2015 2 Days Weekend Spiritual Retreat
June 21st, 2015 July 4th, 2015 2 Weeks/12 Days Intensive Yoga
July 10th, 2015 July 12th, 2015 2 Days Weekend Spiritual Retreat
July 12th, 2015 July 24th, 2015 2 Weeks/10 Days Kriya Yoga
July 26th, 2015 July 31st, 2015 5 Days Spiritual Retreat
August 30th, 2015 September 4th, 2015 5 Days Spiritual Retreat
September 6th, 2015 September 18th, 2015 10 Days Beginner Foundation Yoga
September 13th, 2015 October 10th, 2015 24 Days VYASA Yoga Instructor Course
September 20th, 2015 September 26th, 2015 6 Days Beginner Intensive Yoga
October 4th, 2015 October 17th, 2015 12 Days Intensive Yoga
October 18th, 2015 November 14th, 2015 24 Days Yoga Teacher Training
November 15th, 2015 November 27th, 2015 10 Days Kriya Yoga
December 6th, 2015 December 12th, 2015 6 Days Yoga Philosophy
December 20th, 2015 December 26th, 2015 6 Days Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita
December 29th, 2015 January 3rd, 2016 5 Days New Year Spiritual Retreat

Parmarth Yoga Programs

We offer yoga programs from Beginner to Teacher Training Courses 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 2015 Course Descriptions/Schedule.

General yoga classes are offered from Monday to Saturday early mornings and mid afternoon. 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 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.   Certified instructors from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana facilitate this program.


International Yoga Festival 2015

Spring 2015: Sunday March 1st, 2015 - Saturday 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.

•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 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 our yoga programs, please email us at for additional information.

Our Yoga Team

Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji

Resident Yoga Instructors

Indu Sharma

Somesh Sharma

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
(from abroad dial +91-135 instead of 0135);
Fax: (0135) 2440066