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1 Week Tantra Meditation with Hatha Yoga in an Ashram in Karnataka, India
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Shankar Prasad Organic Farm and Ashram, Behind Anand Ashram High School, Bankikodla Village, Hannehalli, Taluka Kumta, Karnataka, 581319, India

Yoga Retreat India

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 foundation for your whole life.

It is for beginners and adepts. Alongside our daily classes, Shankar Prasad offers a variety of workshops. In the ashram, we follow ‘simple living and high thinking’ along with organic farming and the playschool. Shankar Prasad is not a resort, guest house, or a hostel.

The 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.

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  • Daily chanting
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Pranayama classes
  • Sacred fire ceremony
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Tea and coffee

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 25 participants
Airport transfer available:
Goa International Airport (US$40 per person)
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Shankar Prasad offers two types of accommodation:

Twin shared rooms with attached bathroom:

Rooms are in heritage buildings, surrounded by beautiful gardens and ashram organic farm. Have twin beds, attached bathroom with toilet and shower. Bedsheets and pillows are provided.

Twin shared rooms with shared bathroom:

The rooms are in the century-old heritage house. They can accommodate 2 people at a time. They are equipped with sleeping pads. Clean toilets and bathrooms are shared. Bedsheets and pillows provided. Shankar Prasad can also accommodate up to 5 people at a time in one room, only on request, please inquire separately.


The schedule includes meditations from the Tantras, Hatha yoga including Pranayama (Satyananda Bihar Yoga), Mantra chanting, and meditation. This program assists you in establishing a daily routine of health and wellness or to deepen your existing yoga practice. It is designed to help you reconnect with yourself.

If you book early then you can choose the course form the following options (one of them)

  • Ajapa Japa (meditation on the breath with mantra), Chakra Shudhi (purifications of the Chakras), Chakra Sadhana (practices to awaken the chakras - 2 week course), Tratak (gazing meditation on candle / ocean / sunrise / sunset / flower), Nada Yoga (meditation on sound, listening, singing through the chakras, chanting, silent sound), Antar Maun (reaching the space of silence by learning to witness the mind and senses).

During your stay, you will take part in daily classes, which are suitable for all levels, and practice asanas linked with the breath to revitalize the body, mind, and spirit. Each morning flow will leave you energized for the whole day, while the afternoon yoga Nidra helps you to explore your deeper consciousness.

Yoga Nidra

Yogic dreaming - the hallmark of Satyananda Bihar School of Yoga and the most popular and enjoyable of the meditation from the Tantras. It is a lying down relaxation meditation which systematically takes you from the world of outer sounds step by step through body, breath, and mind to your deep subconscious to release negativity, tap into creativity and positivity and explore your deeper consciousness connecting to your higher consciousness.

Asana and pranayama sadhana session

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 daily practice, adapted to your needs, that you can continue by yourself at home.

Mantra chanting

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.

Karma yoga

This is a special session where you get to participate actively in ashram life, in the garden, in the kitchen, helping in the office, housekeeping, 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.

Daily schedule

  • 05:45 Rise and shine bell
  • 06:00 Chanting and meditation
  • 06:45 Asana and pranayama (Mon - Fri)
  • 08:00 Prepare breakfast/ Cleaning duties
  • 08:30 Breakfast and clear up
  • 09:00 Cleaning duties - Karma Yoga
  • 11:00 Optional extra class
  • 13:00 Lunch, clear up and rest
  • 14:30 Yoga Nidra class
  • 16:00 Personal Sadhana/ free time/ Outing
  • 19:00 Dinner and clear up
  • 19:45 Bell, prepare for chanting
  • 20:00 Satsang/chanting/meditation
  • 21:00 Personal practice/sweet dreams

In the ashram, we maintain silence from 9 p.m. to the next morning at 9 a.m. to help us be more aware of our inner consciousness. Please cooperate.

Alongside the daily classes, Shankar Prasad offers a wide range of workshops for a reasonable extra cost (optional extra class at 11:00 a.m. in the daily schedule): Chakra Sadhana, Meditation medley, Yoga therapy, Kriya Yoga, Bhakti Yoga. Please inquire.


  • 15:00 Havan preparation
  • Havan (Sacred Fire Ceremony) at 17:30, followed by Prasad (holy food)
  • 19:45 Optional talent show (share your talent with us)


  • 05:30 Day off
  • Time to yourself - Visit of Gokarna, local markets, temples, beaches, optional swimming, etc


  • Courses start


  • 20:00 Ganesh puja and chanting
  • 21:00 Optional movie night


  • Market day at 16:00, shopping/swimming
  • Dinner in town is optional. Please inform Shankar Prasad in the morning if you are not eating at the ashram


  • 11:30 Free Introductory Class to Satyananda Bihar School of Yoga (Oct-April)
  • 17:30 Sunset meditation by the ocean

Arrivals Saturdays and departures Fridays, if you wish to arrive earlier or leave later, just contact Shankar Prasad.

Included excursions

  • Sunrise and Sunset Meditations
  • Community clean up
  • Volunteers are welcome to take part in various community projects carried out at SPF


Yogaratna Saraswati

Retreat location

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.


  • Bangalore, 493 kilometers
  • Gokarna, 5 kilometers
  • Hyderabad, 655 kilometers
  • Mumbai, 711 kilometers
  • Thivim, 135 kilometers
  • Goa, 144 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Homemade Whole meals

All stay options include 3 square vegetarian meals per day, plus tea/coffee. Meals are homemade by our wonderful cook, who makes traditional, local style food, wholesome, and colorful.

Shankar Prasad grows their own rice and many of the vegetables on their fully organic farm. Sometimes, they cook lunch from morning harvest. What is not grown on their land is bought from local organic farmers in the village and neighboring towns.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Naturopathic
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Alongside the daily classes, Shankar Prasad also offers 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.

  • Amazing hills and rice fields with deep rural India surroundings
  • Discover amazing beaches, accessible by trek or by rickshaw
  • Sea kayak
  • Visit the holy town of Gokarna (Maha Ganapti Temple, Mahabaleshwara Temple, and Koti Thirta holy pond)
  • Waterfalls visit

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 meditation classes
  • 5 asanas and pranayama classes
  • Daily chanting and meditation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals and tea and coffee
  • Filtered water (24 hours)
  • Every Saturday Havan (sacred fire ceremony)
  • Weekly sunrise meditation by the ocean
  • Swimming at one of the popular beaches

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transport to and from the airport
  • Personal expenses
  • Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Washing machine
  • Bicycles
  • Hot water for showering (available at an extra cost)
  • Optional classes: Chakra Sadhana, Meditation medley, Yoga therapy, Kriya Yoga, Bhakti Yoga (please inquire)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Goa. You can then get a train from Thivim or Madgao in Goa. You can also hire a taxi which Shankar Prasad can send to pick you up (it is about 135 kilometers, 3 hours).

Arrival by train

The nearest station is Gokarna Road station (approximately 8 kilometers away). There are trains connecting to Gokarna Road station from all major metro cities. Some trains that do not stop at Gokarna Road station might stop at the nearby station of Karwar (65 kilometers), or Ankola (20 kilometers), Kumta (30 kilometers) or Honnavar (45 kilometers).

From Kerala or Mumbai, get any train traveling on the Konkan coast (coastal railway) stopping at Gokarna Road Station or Ankola (20 kilometers), Kumta (30 kilometers) or Honnavar (45 kilometers) then follow instructions above, from Gokarna. You can check out websites from the Indian railway official website and Make my trip (railways) website.

Arrival by bus

You can get here by over-night/sleeper bus to Gokarna bus stand or Karwar Bus stand. If you are coming to Karwar bus stand you might need to change busses to get to Gokarna. There are local government and private buses operating from different destination to get to Gokarna, please check at your local interstate or intercity bus stand. You can check out the following websites:

  • KSRTC (within Karnataka state), the most reasonably priced option
  • SRS busses are best
  • VRL bus services are the fastest
  • Red buss (for all non-government bus connections)
Airport: Goa International Airport Airport transfer available: Goa International Airport (US$40 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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