Come to our little piece of paradise. Learn and practice meditation from the Tantras as taught in the Satyananda Bihar Tradition, practice daily asanas, pranayama, chanting and meditation, and experience living a spiritual life. Learn how to meditate, and explore the depths of your consciousness through a wide range of meditation practices that will give you a firm a foundation for your whole life.
Suitable for beginners and adepts. Alongside our daily classes, we offer a variety of workshops. In our ashram, we follow ‘simple living and high thinking’ along with organic farming and our play school. We are not a resort, guest house, or a hostel.
Our ashram holds an open, loving atmosphere of diverse individuals who function much like a spiritual family. We eat, chant, meditate, sing, learn, work, and play together.
Shankar Prasad's accommodation is not a resort, not a guest house, it is an ashram living simply on an organic farm with a play school. The ashram holds an open, loving atmosphere of diverse individuals who function much like a spiritual family.
Rooms are in heritage buildings, surrounded by beautiful gardens and ashram organic farm. The room have twin beds, and attached bathroom with toilet and shower. Bed sheets and pillows are also provided.
The dormitories are in the century-old heritage house. They sleep between two and five people. They are equipped with sleeping pads. Clean toilets and bathrooms are shared. Bed sheets and pillows are also provided.
The spirit to self-realization does not lie in the outside world, turn and look within, explore the amazing world within, and get to know yourself.
The retreat schedule focuses on one or two of a variety of meditations from the Tantras from techniques such as Ajapa Japa, Tratak, Antar Mouna, Chidakah Dharana, and Mantra meditation (see descriptions below). You can request your choice before the retreat or Swamiji will help decide from the group present at the beginning of the retreat.
Our program assists you establish a daily routine for health and vitality or to deepen your existing practice. There will be classes of asana, pranayama, and Mantra chanting which are suitable for all levels to relax and recharge the body, mind, and spirit. Each morning flow will leave you energized for the whole day, while the afternoon meditation helps you to reconnect with your self, starting a transformation toward integration and happiness.
Meditation on the breath with universal or personal mantra, to calm, focus & purify the mind, taking it deeper and connecting with the rhythms of nature and with your Higher Consciousness. The breath is a constant companion and faithful friend.
Witness your senses, your thoughts, and emotions thus being able to stand back and control the mind by putting on to positivity and transcend it to experience and rest in that deepest inner, silent, empty space of energy and consciousness, the Antar Mouna.
Exploring and experiencing the inner mind screen of our consciousness and actualizing it through artistic expression.
If you can’t keep your eyes closed, open them to gaze at a candle flame, sunrise or sunset (etc.) to focus, purify, and energize and connect to the cosmic consciousness through seeing and breathing. Good for restless minds, children's concentration, good sleep, psychic development, and artistic minds.
Purify, balance, and energize your chakras (energy centers) through breathing, visualization, and mantra. A complete practice which also prepares for Kriya yoga and safe Kundalini awakening.
Devised by Swami Niranjanji to objectively view your personality, its strengths, weaknesses, ambitions, and seeds. A powerful practice to overcome confusion, find your focus, and create and actualize your future.
Experiencing Mantra chanting as Vaikhari (aloud), Manasic (mentally), and Upanshu (silently) through Likhit Jap (writing and drawing mantras), Chankramanam (walking), and finding the best way to benefit from mantras and their associated Yantras (geometric shapes of power).
The yoga of sound, singing through the chakras, listening to the deep silence, and sourcing the deep vibration.
Becoming aware of and empowering our attitudes, with ancient techniques from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras; and using them to become happier and more loving individuals.
The morning is an ideal time to connect with the body and breath, and calm your mind through asana. Asanas for fitness strength and flexibility, suitable for beginners, adepts, and therapy. Pranayamas to balance, energize, and focus. You will get a daily practice, adapted to your needs, that you can continue by yourself at home.
Morning and evening Mantra chanting sessions cleanse, focus, and fill the mind with positive energy. In the evening, there is a short group meditation followed by kirtan (singing spiritual songs) or satsang (spiritual discussions on truth). All are welcome to join or simply enjoy the vibrations.
This is a special session where you get to participate actively in the ashram life, in the garden, in the kitchen, helping in the office, house keeping, etc. Karma yoga is the best way “To find the Higher Self you must lose yourself in the service of others”; this is Karma yoga, Seva.
In ashram, we maintain silence from 9 p.m. to the next morning 9 a.m. to help us be more aware of our inner consciousness. Please cooperate.
This training will take place in Karnataka, India. Shankar Prasad foundation is located in the village of Bankikodla, which is only five kilometers from the ancient temple town of Gokarna. There are scores of temples to explore, gorgeous beaches to laze on, markets to prowl, and weekly festivities to enjoy in Gokarna.
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You will be served with three square vegetarian meals per day, plus tea or coffee. Meals are home-made by a wonderful cook, who makes traditional, local-style food, wholesome, and colorful. Shankar Prasad grow their own rice and many of their own vegetables on fully organic farm, and sometimes cook lunch from morning harvest. What is not grown on the land is bought from local organic farmers in the village and neighboring town.
Alongside our daily classes, we offer a wide range of workshops for a reasonable extra cost (optional extra class): Yoga Nidra, Chakra sadhana, yoga therapy, and Bhakti yoga, as well as some extra activities as seen below. Please inquire.
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). You can then get a train from Thivim in Goa, or taxi which Shankar Prasad can send to pick you up.
From Kerala or Mumbai, you can get any train traveling on the Konkan coastal railway, stopping at Gokarna Road, Ankola, Kumta, or Honnavar.