schedule: courses & ashram retreats

Three sibling teachers devote their energy towards sharing the teachings of the traditional Indian gurus & yogis, offering various courses according to schedule.

Become a Yogi, where yogis are born and raised, at a Spiritual Oasis, on the bank of the Ganga River, between Rishikesh and Haridwar.

YogAnga Retreat at Sri Santosh Puri Ashram, is a center for spiritual research and studies of the yogic art of living, following in the lineage of Baba Santosh Puri Ji Maharaj & Narvada Puri Mata Ji (sanyasin in the Juna Akhara order). Founded by Baba Santosh Puri in 1978, initially it was called Dattatreya Gaushala, established merely as a place for people to come together in the service cows and dogs. The original vision of the ashram continues today with the three grown up children of Baba Ji and Mata ji: Ganga, Mandakini and Alaknanda. Together with their diverse experiences and expertise they bring to the ashram atmosphere and YogAnga Retreat curriculum an authenticity deeply rooted in the tradition of true Himalayan Yogis. Whether you want to live your life in an ashram setting or just take with you some tips towards making adjustments back at home, they selflessly provide guests guidance in a well rounded, holistic approach to adopting the yogic and spiritualized lifestyle they learned from their parents as masters. Along with other respected guest teachers at the ashram, the three siblings devote their energy to pass on the teachings of the traditional Indian gurus and yogis offering various courses all year round. Prior enrolment is suggested. Some extra fees may apply.

Course schedule is based on moon calendar and may change due to natural calamities, however the contentment will always remain as the spirit of the master’s divine flame.

Arrival time is best between 10am – 5pm, a day before the course begins. All courses begin and end with a fire ceremony. There are led yoga classes everyday, self practice on all Sundays, full moon and new moon.

Om Tat Sat
Jai Guru Datta


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link to ical feed: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/yogashram%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics


December 3, 2017
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: December 3, 2017 - 11:59 pm


December 4, 2017
  • Bhagavad Gita Scheduled: http://yoganga.org/courses-ashram-retreats/bhagavad-gita/
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: December 17, 2017 - 6:00 pm


December 18, 2017
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: December 18, 2017 - 11:59 pm


  • ayurvedic cooking Scheduled: 27-Dec-2016 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm http://yoganga.org/courses-ashram-retreats/ayurvedic-indian-cooking/
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: December 18, 2017 - 10:00 am


December 19, 2017
  • Ayurvedic cooking http://yoganga.org/courses-ashram-retreats/ayurvedic-indian-cooking/
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: January 1, 2018 - 10:00 am


January 2, 2018
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: January 2, 2018 - 11:59 pm


  • Ayurveda Certificate (1 month) course
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: January 31, 2018 - 11:59 pm


January 3, 2018
  • Ayurveda Certificate (2 months) course
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 1, 2018 - 11:59 pm


  • Yantra Painting
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: January 3, 2018 - 6:30 pm


January 17, 2018
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: January 17, 2018 - 11:59 pm


January 18, 2018
  • asana Scheduled: 19-Jan-2018 7:30 am to 9:30 am http://yoganga.org/courses-ashram-retreats/asana/
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: January 18, 2018 - 10:00 am


January 31, 2018
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and feeding around 500 sadhus
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: January 31, 2018 - 11:59 pm


February 1, 2018
  • Yantra Painting
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: February 15, 2018 - 6:30 pm


February 15, 2018
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: February 15, 2018 - 11:59 pm


February 16, 2018
  • Ayurveda
    Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: February 16, 2018 - 6:30 pm


    Description:

    An intensive study of the ancient healing tradition that approaches health from the physical, mental, social-emotional, and spiritual perspectives. You will learn about the doshas: vata, pita, kapha, and the gunas: rajas, tamas, satva. This course gives practical ways you can improve your health daily by understanding the effects of what we take into the body. The goal of ayurveda is to bring healthy characteristics into one’s life.

March 1, 2018
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 1, 2018 - 11:59 pm


March 17, 2018
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 17, 2018 - 11:59 pm


  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 15, 2018 - 11:59 pm


    Description:

    http://yoganga.org/courses-ashram-retreats/teacher-trainings/autumn01

March 31, 2018
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 31, 2018 - 11:59 pm


April 16, 2018
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 16, 2018 - 11:59 pm


April 30, 2018
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 30, 2018 - 11:59 pm


May 15, 2018
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 15, 2018 - 11:59 pm


May 29, 2018
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 29, 2018 - 11:59 pm


June 13, 2018
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 13, 2018 - 11:59 pm


June 28, 2018
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: June 28, 2018 - 11:59 pm


July 13, 2018
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 13, 2018 - 11:59 pm


July 27, 2018
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: July 27, 2018 - 11:59 pm


August 11, 2018
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 11, 2018 - 11:59 pm


August 26, 2018
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 26, 2018 - 11:59 pm


September 9, 2018
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: September 9, 2018 - 11:59 pm


September 25, 2018
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: September 25, 2018 - 11:59 pm


October 9, 2018
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 9, 2018 - 11:59 pm


October 24, 2018
  • Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony) [Guru Purnima] and reading of Guru Gita
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 24, 2018 - 11:59 pm


November 7, 2018
  • New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: November 7, 2018 - 11:59 pm


2016

1st September 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
1st September – 30th September, 2016
– one month certificate course – Yoga Alliance 200 hours.
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 01 – Rajas

NOTE: each of the three, one month courses in the Autumn Season Teacher Training Session have a variation of Ganga’s asana series: Rajas, Tamas, Satva. One can participate in each month separately earning 200 hours, or all three months in a row and the full 500 hours.

Clinical Yoga
NOTE: this course can be taken separately from the Teacher Training, in which case participant would join the morning YogAnga SHATKARMA sequence sessions, and then the general asana class.
Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA sequence
[aka Clinical Yoga. The first limb of Hatha Yoga, six cleansing practices according to the ancient scripture “Gheranda Samhita” meant to purify the body and prepare oneself for the practice of asana, etc.]
• YogAnga ASANA sequence
[Done according to the moon cycle: starting with the day after the new moon, with eight asanas added every two days, until the series expands to reach 56 total asanas by the day before the full moon, then eliminating eight asanas every two days until the day before the following new moon, like the waxing / waning of the moon. New Moon / Amavasya and Full Moon / Purnima are days off. Sundays are self practice / co-teaching days.]
• YogAnga MUDRA sequence
[a combination of asana, bandha and pranayama]
Afternoon Sessions: • Observation, Alignment & Basic Anatomy
• Physiology – the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, nervous & endocrine systems including movement of joints & it’s application to yoga
Evening Sessions: • YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – guided techniques of controlling the senses
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – guided breathe / life force techniques
16th September 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
30th September – 30th October, 2016
– one month certificate course – Yoga Alliance 200 hours.
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 02 – Tamas

NOTE: each of the three, one month courses in the Autumn Season Teacher Training Session have a variation of Ganga’s asana series: Rajas, Tamas, Satva. One can participate in each month separately earning 200 hours, or all three months in a row and the full 500 hours.

1st two weeks:
Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – guided breathe / life force techniques
• YogAnga SUKSHMA VYĀYĀM sequence – subtle energy exercises w/ Alaknanda
Afternoon Sessions: Ayurveda Intensive (theory) w/ Alaknanda
Evening Sessions: • YogAnga ASANA sequence – teaching practice (each participant gets opportunities to teach the rest of the ashram guests)
16th October 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
2nd two weeks:
Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – guided breathe / life force techniques
• YogAnga ASANA sequence – with Ganga
Afternoon Sessions: • Hatha Yoga / Tantra Philosophy (lecture)
Evening Sessions: Ayurveda Intensive (both theory and practical classes including medicinal preparations and Ayurvedic Cooking) w/ Alaknanda and Mandakini
30th October 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
30th October – 29th November, 2016
– one month certificate course –
āyāsa vinyāsa YogAnga abhyāsa Certified Teacher Training: Autumn session 03 – Satva
Yoga Alliance 200 hours.
NOTE: each of the three, one month courses in the Autumn Season Teacher Training Session have a variation of Ganga’s asana series: Rajas, Tamas, Satva. One can participate in each month separately earning 200 hours, or all three months in a row and the full 500 hours.
Morning Sessions: • YogAnga SHATKARMA – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRATYAHARA sequence – Self Practice (for those having completed Autumn session 01)
• YogAnga PRANAYAMA sequence – Guided Practice with Ganga
• YogAnga ASANA sequence – Satva Series w/ Ganga
Afternoon Sessions: • Thearaputic Yoga – learn various techniques for yogic treatments of disease and disorders w / Mandakini
Evening Sessions: Discourse Series –
Bhagavad Gita (first two weeks) & Patanjalli Yoga Sutra (second two weeks) covering, Kriya yoga, Samkhya yoga philosophy and Ashtanga yoga philosophy (8 limbs yoga system).
14th November, 2016 Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
29th November 2016 New Moon / Amavasya – Mrityunjaya Yajna (fire ceremony)
29th November – 25th December, 2016
Winter Holidays: Hatha / Mantra Yoga and Yantra Painting
morning: asana
evening: Mantra Yoga and Yantra Painting, w / Mandakini
13th December Full Moon / Purnima – Gayatri Yajna (fire ceremony)
25th December, 2016 – 9th January, 2017
Winter Holidays: Hatha Yoga and Ayurvedic Cooking
morning: asana
evening: Ayurvedic Cooking

Become a Yogi, where yogis are raised, at a Spiritual Oasis, on the bank of the Ganga River, between Rishikesh and Haridwar.

YogAnga Retreat at Sri Santosh Puri Ashram, is a center for spiritual research and studies of the yogic art of living, following in the lineage of Baba Santosh Puri Ji Maharaj & Narvada Puri Mata Ji (sanyasin in the Juna Akhara order). Founded by Baba Santosh Puri in 1978, initially it was called Dattatreya Gaushala, established merely as a place for people to come together in the service cows and dogs. The original vision of the ashram continues today with the three grown up children of Baba Ji and Mata ji: Ganga, Mandakini and Alaknanda. Together with their diverse experiences and expertise they bring to the ashram atmosphere and YogAnga Retreat curriculum an authenticity deeply rooted in the tradition of true Himalayan Yogis. Whether you want to live your life in an ashram setting or just take with you some tips towards making adjustments back at home, they selflessly provide guests guidance in a well rounded, holistic approach to adopting the yogic and spiritualized lifestyle they learned from their parents as masters. Along with other respected guest teachers at the ashram, the three siblings devote their energy to pass on the teachings of the traditional Indian gurus and yogis offering various courses all year round. Prior enrolment is suggested. Some extra fees may apply.