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5 Best Ashrams in Rishikesh for Yoga and Meditation

Rishikesh is located in the North Indian State of Uttarakhand. It is a major tourist destination widely known for its Sacred Temples, Ghats on the bank of River Ganges, Yoga and meditation Ashrams. There are some beautiful Tourist Attractions in Rishikesh which you can visit in your free time. Though there may be 3-4 routes from Delhi to Rishikesh but we suggest you to follow the best route from Delhi to Rishikesh.

Many youngsters come to Rishikesh only for Adventure Sports Activities like Rafting, Cliff Jumping, Camping, Rock Climbing, Bungy Jumping, Giant Swing and a lot more. As a matter of fact, Adventure Sports in Rishikesh attracts a huge number of Tourists every year to the holy city of Rishikesh.

In this Article, we will list 5 Luxurious & Best Ashrams in Rishikesh for Yoga and Meditation(With & Without Accomodation). Some of these Ashrams also offers Yoga Teacher Training for different level of Courses.

Lets Get Started !

List of 5 Best Ashrams in Rishikesh for Yoga and Meditation

1. Patanjali International Yoga Foundation

PIYF (Patanjali International Yoga Foundation) is located in Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh. It is one of the most popular Ashrams in Rishikesh. The trust factor of co-founder Baba Ramdev is also associated with this ashram. PIYF focuses on physical, mental as well as spiritual health of all its students. It gives us knowledge about a wide range of activities. The purpose of the activities conducted here is to spread knowledge on Ancient Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic Wisdom and Holistic Living.

Sunset Prayer in Rishikesh
(1) Puja by a woman at sunset, Rishikesh Haridwar India” by TazFlickr: She.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

PIYF has taken a lot of noble steps for mankind which includes Schools for Orphans, Free Yoga Library, Hospital for Poor People, Charity in order to help disables people etc.

PIYF offers short term Yoga Vacations in the months of May, June & July. It also offers various courses such as Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Therapy Training, Yoga Meditation Retreat and a lot more.

For more details, You can visit the official website of PIYF here :

http://www.patanjaliyogafoundation.com

2. Anand Prakash Ashram

Anand Prakash Ashram is located in tapovan near Rishikesh. Founded by Yogrishi Vishvketu ji and Chetana Panwar, this ashram offers a wide range of Traditions in Yoga such as Vedic Karma, Kirtan, Meditation, Asana, Pranayama and a lot more. Akhanda Yoga is the most popular Yoga teaching of this Ashram and also the major attraction.

Anand Prakash Ashram, Rishikesh
PC : https://akhandayoga.com

Anand Ashram offers 200 hours and 500 hours of Yoga teacher Training as well as some short term training courses. Anand Prakash Ashram is also actively involved with ‘Helping Hands for India’ to provide a living and educate the poor.

For more information, You can also visit the Official Website of Anand Prakash Ashram :

http://www.anandprakashashram.com

3. Parmarth Niketen

Founded by Pujya Swami Shukdevanandji, Parmarth Niketan is undoubtedly the largest Ashram in Rishikesh. It is located in Swargashram Locality in Rishikesh on the banks of the holy Ganges. Parmarth Niketan has been in existence since the last 70 years being one of the oldest Ashrams in Rishikesh as well.

Parmarth Niketan
Evening praying time at Parmarth Niketan ghat, by the Ganges, Rishikesh” by Daniel Echeverri – originally posted to Flickr as Praying time. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Parmarth Niketan has over 1000 well equipped rooms with all modern amenities. It offers a lot for the pilgrims and devotees from all round the world. A lot of Yoga Courses are offered comprising of prayers, pranayama, Surya Namaskaar, Asana, Vedic Chanting, Karma Yoga etc. A whole lot of Yoga Teacher training courses are also available on long term and short term basis.

For more information, You can visit the Official Website of Parmarth Niketan :

http://www.parmarth.org

4. Sivananda Ashram

Founded by Swami Vishnudevananda, Sivananda Ashram is named on one of most known Yoga Guru Swami Sivananda. Starting the first Sivananda Ashram in Canada in 1959, Swami Vishnudevananda has opened about 60 Sivananda Ashrams across the World. The locations include South America, North America, Europe, Israel, India & East Asia.

Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh

Sivananda Centres focuses on spreading Yoga teachings in a unique way inluding Proper Asanas, Breathing, Relaxation, Proper Vegetarian Diet, Lot of Positive thinking and Proper Meditation. Havan and evening aarti are a part of daily routine of Sivananda Ashram.

For more information, You can visit the Official Website of Sivananda Ashram :

http://www.sivananda.org

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5. Phool Chatti

Located on the banks of river Ganga, Phool Chatti is a 120 year old Ashram in Rishikesh. However, Since 1977 this ashram has been under the prime guidance of Swami Dev Swarup Nanda Ji. The meaning of Phool Chatti is “Land of Flowers”. It is located 5 km up the hill from Rishikesh is a quiet and peaceful location. Phool Chatti offers wide range of yoga learning courses and teacher training courses. These courses may range from a short 1 week course to even a year or two.

Patanjali Ashram Rishikesh : Best Ashrams in Rishikesh for Yoga and Meditation
6Ashtanga Namaskara” by Joseph RENGEROwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Proper schedule is maintained from morning till the night which everyone has to follow. Meditation, Chanting , Asana, Meditative Walk, Discussion, Pranayama, Temple Prayers, Meditation etc are a part of the daily routine at Phool Chatti.

For more information, You can visit the Official Website of Phool Chatti :

http://www.phoolchattiyoga.com

Hope you liked our article about 5 best Ashrams in Rishikesh for Yoga and Meditation. If you want to share your experiences or you have any query, you can leave your comments below.

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10 comments

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  10. Great work, Anirudh.
    I have been to Sivananda and it is a nice place. That said, almost 2 years have passed since you wrote the post and many new yoga training centers have come up since then. Ekattva Yogshala is one such yoga teacher training center. Launched by Manohar ji who has been practicing yoga for over 20 years now, it provides 200-hour yoga teacher training certification from Yoga Alliance to aspiring yoga teachers at very small cost which covers training, stay, and meals. I will be joining the July session to finally pursue the course.

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