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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.

Become a Yogi, where yogis are born and raised, at a Spritual Oasis, on the bank of the Ganga River, in the foothills of the Himalayas, between Rishikesh and Haridwar

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

SUMMER 2016: EU tour with Ganga and Alaknanda Ganga and Alaknanda Puri, on a Journey to serve the Guru in the Formless will be traveling for the third time together throughout Europe in service of eternal light of peace through divine grace…
Tour dates and venues vary. Typically late May through August.

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. Our comprehensive Yoga Alliance 500 / 200 hour Teacher Training curriculum will guide you through a transformational three / one month journey into a yogic lifestyle, following the (seven) limbs of yoga. Led by Ganga Puri, Mandakini Puri and Alaknanda Puri, as well as other guest instructors, you will learn Clinical Yoga (shatkarma / 6 cleansing kriyas); 56 asanas with a mix of all three styles: Rajas, Tamas & Satva; mudra, pratyahara, pranayama, anatomy, physiology and alignment, with introductory lectures in Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, beginner’s Sanskrit as well as other aspects towards walking the path of a yogi.

visit us

"You don't find Santosh Puri Ashram. The ashram finds you, and calls you home when you need it most." - yoga.info Your stay in the ashram should by no means be mistaken as a stay in a hotel or guest house, but should be seen as a chance to follow the request of the soul in all of us to renounce the worldly illusion and devote our time to inner and outer purification through spiritual knowledge and practice of yoga. There is no time limit on visits, but it’s best to stay for at least three weeks, three months is even better. The longer you stay, the more your participate, the more you can really dive in and the deeper your experience will be. 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.