Sivananda Ashram, Rikhia offers the unique opportunity for sadhaks, spiritual aspirants, to spend time in the Tapobhumi of Swami Satyananda, to learn and practice higher yogic sadhanas, spiritual practices. Intensive residential yoga sadhana courses conducted throughout the year are aimed and tailored for spiritual growth, personal development and evolution.
These exceptional courses are not considered therapy although the physical, mental and emotional benefits are profound. They are not merely for the purpose of gaining a certificate or degree, as they give sincere aspirants the unique opportunity to experience and live yoga, not only learn it.
Paramahansa Satyananda, the great spiritual luminary, inspired the development of Rikhiapeeth as a place where people can gather from all around the globe irrespective of religion, caste and creed to imbibe the spiritual vibrations which flow in abundance at this blessed place. Sadhaks can gain immense benefits as the atmosphere is conducive to spiritual growth. In a short span of time they can achieve what would otherwise take years of sadhana as the divine vibrations that abound at Rikhiapeeth propel the aspirant forwards on the spiritual path.
The courses conducted at Sivananda Ashram, Rikhia are based on the personal experience and lifetime teachings of Paramahansa Satyananda. He made an unprecedented contribution to the evolution of humankind by revealing the ancient science of yoga in a simplistic, scientific, systematic and applicable way. The ancient teachings of tantra and yoga that he revealed have the power to transform people’s lives by bringing them health, peace, prosperity and ultimately propelling them towards the discovery of their highest potential.
All courses offered at Sivananda Ashram, Rikhia are based on the teachings of Swami Satyananda and his guru Swami Sivananda, with the aim of imparting yogic training to all nationalities and to provide a focal point for a mass return to the ancient science of yoga. Its world class courses offer scientific and systematic integration of the various paths and aspects of yoga with emphasis on practice and application in everyday life.
Courses offered at Sivananda Ashram, Rikhia are structured within the gurukul environment and combine both intellectual and experiential learning, aiming towards the holistic growth of the individual. Jnana, knowledge, and karma, action, are like the two wings of a bird and life progresses only when these two aspects are in balance. Knowledge must express in action; it must filter into our daily lives. Action devoid of knowledge is futile and vice versa.
Esteemed sannyasins from India and around the world conduct the various courses at Rikhiapeeth. Many of the teachers were trained directly by Swami Satyananda and all of the courses are conducted and structured as per his teachings and guidelines. The high level of professionalism and years of personal training and sadhana of the various teachers ensures the highest level of teaching available today. During these courses satsangs on diverse topics of yoga, tantra, Vedanta and spiritual life are given by Swami Satyasangananda, the Peethadhishwari of Rikhiapeeth.
Courses are available in many different languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian and Hindi. Prior experience of yoga is not essential.