Sri Nityananda Ashram

Upcoming Programs and Courses

Winter Meditation Retreat:
Explore your Past, Present and Future

Saturday 6th – Sunday 14th July 2019

Yoga Teacher Training ashram garden pond meditation retreat

The Ashram is a powerful and transformative place where we learn to love ourselves and share that love with everyone. Be with Guruji, Devi Ma and fellow seekers during our Winter Retreat, meditating, chanting, and connecting with the inner Shakti, or spiritual energy. Practice hatha yoga, Shiva Process Self-Inquiry, enjoy evening programs with Guruji and morning sessions with Devi Ma.


Learn more about the Shakti or spanda principle by spending time with Guruji, a Shaivite meditation master. Experience the ancient wisdom of Kashmir Shaivism in a practical and modern way that can be applied easily in your daily life.


Spending time on retreat in the Ashram is a fast track way to increase your sadhana, or spiritual practice. It is a profound opportunity to dedicate time solely to your own spiritual progress and transformation, and in the company of Guruji and Devi Ma, who have been guiding seekers on the path for over 40 years.

Meditation Intensive with Kundalini Awakening

Sunday 14th July 2019 9:30am to 5:30pm

Peacock feathers symbolising Intensive at Sri Nityananda Ashram

Over 40 years ago Baba Muktananda instructed Swamiji in the method of Shaktipat awakening and told him to hold Intensives. Since then Swamiji has been holding this important program regularly and has awakened thousands of seekers.


Shaktipat, or Kundalini awakening, is a transmission of God’s grace from teacher to seeker. When grace enters an open heart and mind, true understanding and love of the Self awakens. Shaktipat is fundamental for knowing and becoming established in the Self.


Whether you are taking your first or your fiftieth Intensive, the experience will deepen your understanding and your spiritual practice.

Learn to Meditate Course

4 consecutive Thursday evenings from 17th of October – 7th of November 2019

Devi Ma Learn To Meditate at The Ashram Mount Eliza

Take the essential first step in meditation

This course is designed to bring the knowledge and wisdom of the ancient yogis into the modern age with techniques that are practical and accessible for your daily life.

 Four techniques:

The key to meditation is finding what works for you. In each session you will learn a new technique, providing you with a range of practices to choose from. These include:

  • Self-inquiry meditation (with accompanying audio podcast)
  • Mantra meditation (a phrase that focuses the mind)
  • Breath mantra: joining the mind with the breath
  • Being present and mindful—witnessing thoughts and feelings as they arise
The Sri Nityananda Ashram now has several podcasts, including Swami Shankarananda's Satsang talks and Self-inquiry tracks!