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Ananda Devi

Ananda Devi is our Operations Manager here at the Ashram, overseeing the smooth running of the place and the safety and wellbeing of our resident team and guests.

She is also a valued member of our teaching team, having graduated from our 2-year Yoga Teacher Training Course in 2017.

She brings a warmth and generosity of spirit to this combination of roles, as well as a dose of wise Irish humour.

Ananda Devi | Mandala Yoga Ashram

Stillness Amidst The Noise

A life changing accident in 2008 first led Ananda Devi to Yoga. Beyond the restorative effects of learning to move her body in a different way, she found the blessing of breath and stillness within the storm of chronic pain and its mental challenges, finally coming to a place of acceptance that life has many twists and turns to learn and grow from.

She has a wealth of life experience to draw from which includes working with children of all ages and abilities in education, to end of life hospice education outreach, as well as being a mother of two.

Helping others to build resources and access the blessing of inner stillness amidst the noise of life is what she loves most about sharing yoga – although she doesn’t really consider herself to be a ‘yoga teacher’.

She describes her ideal teaching style as “creating a space where people can move slowly and with presence, before dropping into stillness to notice what emerges from this place”.  She especially enjoys creating community with women journeying through the phases of their lives from menarche to menopause and beyond.

She loves the sea and exploring wild places in her van, but mostly loves the precious times created in life when sharing with family and friends singing, dancing and making music.

Our Founder

Mandala Yoga Ashram was founded in 1986 by Swami Nishchalananda on his return from India after spending 14 years with his Guru, Swami Satyananda, studying all aspects of yoga and imbibing the true essence of this ancient tradition. Swami Nishchalanda ('Swamiji') is recognised as a genuine Yoga Acharya - a Master of Yoga.
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Charitable Status

The Ashram is a registered charity whose mission is to uplift humanity through the teachings of yoga, advaita and tantra. As an independent institution not affiliated to any set of religious beliefs, the purpose of the Ashram is simply to help people to remember their own sacredness and the sacredness of all that exists.
Registered Charity No. 1195209
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Our Address

Mandala Yoga Ashram
Pantypistyll, Llansadwrn, Llanwrda,
Carmarthenshire,
Wales, UK, 
SA19 8NR
Tel: +44 (0)1558 685358
Email: [email protected]
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