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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


The Santosh Puri Ashram was founded by Baba Santosh and Mataji 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. Mataji and Babaji were married and have three children a son Ganga Puri, eldest daughter Mandakini Puri and youngest daughter Alaknanda Puri. Now they are running the ashram following their parents as their masters as an inspiration.

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. The longer you stay, the more your participate, the more you can really dive in and the deeper your experience will be.


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

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.

Teacher Trainings

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.

Himalayan Retreat

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.