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The Santosh Puri Ashram for Yog-Ganga is a humble center of Yoga near Ganga,

with very little Ego around, but plenty of love, natural beauty and purity.

Om Namo Narayana! Welcome to Santosh Puri Ashram, Yoganga Retreat. Our new site is under construction, please be patient with our progress.

history, lineage & vision

The Santosh Puri Ashram was founded by Baba Santosh Puri in 1978, originally only called Goshala (cow shed). The ashram restored the first charitable pilgrim heritage - now forsaken - on the footpath from Haridwar to Badrinath, the abode of the Gods at a height of 4000 meters.

ashram life

We are a humble center of Yoga near the Ganga River, with very little Ego around, but plenty of Love, Natural Beauty and Purity to share. We offer guidance, lectures, yoga classes, etc, all based on a special concern and love for you and are sincerely concerned to try to help you in finding truth (sense) in life, and light and peace.

courses & ashram retreats

Sri Santosh Puri Ashram is a retreat center for spiritual research and studies of the yogic art of living. Following the lineage of their parents (Baba Santosh Puri Ji Maharaj & Narvada Puri Mata Ji) Ganga, Mandakini, Alaknanda and other respected guest teachers at the ashram devote their energy to pass on the teachings of the traditional Indian gurus and yogis.

on tour

NOW: EU tour with Ganga and Alaknanda, 2014 Ganga and Alaknanda Puri, on a Journey to serve the Guru in the Formless will be traveling for the first time together throughout Europe in service of eternal light of peace through divine grace…

karma yoga & seva

Seva is the Sanskrit word for "service", strongly relates to the concept of Karma Yoga ie. "selfless service", and is the essential ingredient of spiritual devotion at Santosh Puri Ashram. Daily opportunities to do seva can involved anything from working in the garden, cleaning any of the common spaces, serving meals, helping in the kitchen or in the office. The longer one participates in the ashram life, the more one may understand what needs to be done and feel inspired to do so. True karma yoga / seva is done without any expectation for return, without attachment to its results.

yatra / pilgrimage retreats

Temples, Treks, & Sadhana... Joining a "Yoganga Himalayan Retreat" is an opportunity to take the sadhana (practice) on the road. Meditate, practice asanas, study the scriptures, play kirtan, learn to cook ayurvedic food, or paint yantras, all while exploring historical pilgrimages sites throughout the Indian Himalayas. Various package tours are scheduled throughout the year according to demand and interest. Groups and individuals are welcome to join.

teacher trainings

Learn to live a traditional yogic lifestyle and become qualified to teach and lead others as well. These 3 month intensive programs are led by Ganga Puri, with support from his sisters Mandakini and Alaknanda as well as other guest instructors. These are not beginner / introductory courses. It is advisable that students have completed a minimum of 2 years consistent, dedicated yoga training and practice under the guidance of qualified yoga teacher(s).

visit us

"You don't find Santosh Puri Ashram. The ashram finds you, and calls you home when you need it most." - yoga.info Basically how the ashram sees this today is that people can visit them and what happens after that can be seen. So the best way is to travel to Hardwar, stay in a hotel or guesthouse there and then visit the ashram for the day. If you like it and they feel comfortable with you, then it is possible to actually live there for some time. The divine is always there, waiting to be realised. A little effort from your side, right circumstances, holy company and a beneficial renouncement of unimportant worldliness is all what is needed.