We offer yoga programs from Beginner to Teacher Training Courses throughout the year. Please see the schedule and course descriptions by following the link below.

Yoga at Parmarth Niketan Ashram is holistic, spiritually oriented and focused on the deep and sublime traditional ancient yogic discipline as taught by the rishis and sages. Our qualified teachers are rich in experience, live yogic principles and bring to you time-tested yoga practices.

Mastery of yoga is attained with devotion, patience and sincere, uninterrupted and regular practice. In 2-5 weeks, students are healthier, stronger and feel more confident to commit to the yoga way of life. Additionally, we may offer special courses as instructors from across India and around the world come to share their knowledge and expertise

General yoga classes are offered from Monday to Saturday early mornings and mid afternoon. These classes are offered on a drop-in basis. However please note that they may not be available whenever our Ashram is reserved for specific functions. Please check with the Reception Office for timings of the general yoga classes and any cancellations.

Full 2023-2024 Yoga Course Calendar

Start Date End Date Duration Course
October 27th October 29th 3 days Ganga Yoga I
October 29th November 4th 5 days Vedantic Path to Self Realisation
November 5th November 17th 11 days Kriya Yoga
November 17th November 23rd 5 days Vedantic Path to Self Realisation
November 25th November 27th 3 days Ganga Yoga I
November 26th December 9th 13 days Foundation Yoga
December 10th December 16th 5 days Vedantic Path to Self Realisation
December 17th December 29th 13 days The Bhagavad Gita Recitation and The Yoga Way of Life
February 18th March 1st 13 days Foundation Yoga
March 17th March 24th 8 days Dance of Shiva and Shakti with Tara Maa*
March 24th April 6th 14 days Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Simplified!*
April 7th April 19th 12 days Kriya Yoga
April 28th May 10th 12 days Foundation Yoga
June 16th July 12th 27 days YTTC 200hrs
July 14th July 26th 12 days Naada Yoga 2
August 4th August 16th 12 days Kriya Yoga
September 15th September 27th 12 days Foundation Yoga
October 6th November 1st 23 days YTTC 200hrs
November 10th November 22nd 12 days Learn Mantra Chanting: Naada Yoga 1
December 15th December 27th 12 days Kriya Yoga

(*) programs with visiting instructors
(**) YTTC = Yoga Teacher Training Course

International Yoga Festival 2024

Friday March 8th, 2024 – Thursday March 14th, 2024

We host the International Yoga Festival from March 8-14, annually. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and practice a variety of holistic disciplines with instructors and aspirants from all over the world; and, to be in the presence and learn from the sages of Bharat [India].  Information and registration details are on the Festival website.

Important Course Information

  • Please respect and abide by the code of the ashram for the full duration of the retreat. To learn about the ashram’s guidelines, please click here.
  • The first day is for check-in and orientation. Please arrive at the Ashram by latest 1:00 pm and check with the reception desk for the location and time of the orientation.
  • Attendants are requested to adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram, and understand that an ashram is not a hotel but a spiritual place.
  • For courses in English language, it is necessary to understand, read and write English.
  • No classes on Sundays and major Indian or Hindu Holidays.
  • Course participants are welcome to stay additional days to integrate and deepen their discipline and practice. This is only possible when rooms are available.
  • Shoes are not usually worn inside. Shoes should be left outside at the entrance of the building.
  • In India, it is not allowed to smoke in public places.
  • Attendants may not undergo any ayurvedic or panchakarma treatment during the retreat
  • Attendants may not attend any other classes during the course or retreat.
  • There is no guarantee that the announced teacher will hold the course. If a teacher falls ill, there will be a qualified replacement acharya.
  • Certificates will be issued only on full completion of the entire course; that includes punctuality.
  • Attendants’ clothing needs to cover shoulders (no sleeveless shirts), midriff, calves (no capris, shorts, or short dresses) and cleavage. Yoga Students are expected to wear white. They are also required to avoid wearing tight clothing as a sign of respect for the local culture. This dress code is to be maintained during yoga classes, at meal times, on the ashram grounds and at Parmarth ghat. If you are not dressed appropriately, you may not be allowed to further participate and thus not be eligible for certification.
  • Make sure to bring your receipt of full payment to the first class which begins early in the morning.