The Yogalaya Ashrama sits on the hills of Ganga Vatika, from which the Majestic Himalayas and the River Ganges can be seen. Yogalaya Ashram is a modern complex comprising of Shri Swami Shankaratilakananda´s personal residence who is the founder and current Abbot, a Yogashala Mandir for classes & puja and the Ganga Vatika Yoga guesthouse which serves as the residences for monks, students and visitors.
The complex is spacious, full of light and has a beautiful garden perfect for strolling. The fresh, pure mountain air and the cadence of the mantras, that can be heard from the nearby monasteries, make your stay here truly memorable.
The Ashram is the main center for monastic training of the Vedic Foundation, where throughout the year an intense program of Sadhana, spiritual practice is developed, in order to form and train the novice monks (Brahmacharis) and Swamis, the monk teachers of the Order.
There are several training programs for teachers and students through open residential courses (without a program of monastic discipline); non-residential courses for external students. Other training courses like Vyayam, Art of breathing, Maharishi Patanjali Yoga classic & traditional Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic Dharma are also taught here.
The center offers authentic sattvic food, prepared according to the Yoga and Ayurveda literature. Sattvic diet restores and maintains ones sattvic state of living and helps restore and maintain harmony and balance in one's body and mind. This diet is meant to include food and eating habit that is 'pure, essential, natural, vital, energy-containing, clean, conscious, true, honest, wise'. Emphasis is on seasonal foods, fruits, dairy products, nuts, seeds, oils, ripe vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and non-meat based proteins. All six flavors - sweet, salt, sour, pungent, bitter and astringent is present in the meals, at least on rotational basis, as each of these tastes are considered vital.
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How to Reach
- Airway Connectivity
- Railway Connectivity
- Rishikesh, Ram jhula
- Roadway Connectivity
- Coming from Ramjhula to Rishikesh pass by Ganga Sadhan Omkarananda Guest House, at the right hand side you will see a signpost of Great Ganga Hotel. The hotel is in the condominium of Ganga Vatika phase I. Enter the complex, pass by the hotel and exit through the gate. Behind Ganga Vatika phase I. you will find phase II. Once you entered our complex search for cottage C27 where our office is.