We offer fully residential ashram retreat courses of between 2 days and 1 month in length, and in-depth courses combining multiple residential retreats with guided home-study.Upcoming retreats
These courses cover various advanced yogic subjects in greater depth than a single retreat allows. They range between 6 and 12 months and combine multiple retreats here at the Ashram with guided home-study.
Our ashram retreats range between 2 and 10 days and cover subjects relating to the main branches of yoga, as well as advaita and tantra. Our emphasis is on cultivating direct insight within our supportive Ashram environment.
Our month-long Developing Sadhana Course provides opportunity for an extended experience of ashram life with teachings and practices from many different paths of yoga including daily classes in hatha yoga, chanting and meditation, and so much more.
Yoga Teacher Training Course
With Swami Krishnaprem, Tulsi and Swami SatyaDaya
Mandala Yoga Ashram has been conducting Yoga Teacher Training Courses (YTTC) for over 30 years. Our 2-year, 500-hour programme provides a comprehensive teacher training while also supporting participants to develop a strong foundation of personal practice and spiritual understanding.
Our next YTTC starts 23rd September 2023 and will run for 2 years. It will comprise 7 residential teaching retreats here at the Ashram interspersed with online teaching days, alongside closely guided continuous self-study and practice.
A two year course comprising 7 Residential Ashram Retreats, interspersed with online training days
September 2023 - July 2025Full Details >>
Further Yoga Teacher Training
With Tulsi, Swami Krishnapremananda, Swami SatyaDaya and Ananda Devi
This course is for qualified yoga teachers who wish to deepen their studies and further their experience of the subtleties of yoga and meditation.
The course will explore of a range of practices and provide a deepening of knowledge and skills to enhance your personal practice and bring greater confidence, clarity and depth to your teaching.
An 8-Month Course Comprising 2 Residential Ashram Retreats, Online Training and Personal Mentorship
July 2023 - March 2024Full Details >>
Ashram Retreats 2023
Wed 05 April -
Mon 10 April 2023
Vigyana Bhairava Tantra: Spaciousness - Gateway to Insight
With Swami SatyaDaya, assisted by Tulsi & Swami Krishnapremananda
One of the fundamental purposes of the practices of Yoga is to open us up to the possibility of Insight – the revealing of the hitherto unknown depths of our very being. The practices of the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra are elegant and eminently practical techniques that lead us to that possibility.
Wed 19 - Sun 23 April 2023
The Alchemy of Mantra
With Swami Krishnapremananda
Mantras are like potent seeds planted within, which, with regular ongoing practice, have the potential to release their alchemical power into our heart, mind and energy body, transforming our self-understanding.
Wed 17 May -
Sun 21 May 2023
A Celebration Of Kirtan
With Yogi Bijananda, assisted by Swami Krishnaprem and other Ashram Tutors
This new Ashram retreat will offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the energies of Kirtan, as well as other practices such as yoga classes and yoga nidra (deep relaxation).
Thur 25 May - Sun 4 June 2023
With Swami GyanDharma
Prana Vidya means ‘knowledge of energy’ and it is a yogic practice for liberating energy and using it for healing. Join us for these 10 days to explore how the practices of PranaVidya can awaken the innate potential within your energy body and mind.
Sat 10 June -
Sat 08 July 2023
Developing Sadhana Retreat
With Tulsi, assisted by senior Ashram teachers
This course is a 1-month structured retreat programme for those wishing to develop their personal practice here in the sanctuary of the Ashram amongst a supportive group of fellow practitioners and the Ashram team.
17 June 2023
With the whole Ashram Team
Whether young or old, a beginner to yoga or more experienced, curious about the Ashram or simply want a day out – you are welcome to come and be our guest for the day.
Fri 14 - Sun 16 July 2023
Exploring Ashram Life
With Swami SatyaDaya & AnandaDevi
This weekend retreat is designed to introduce you to the teachings and purpose of the Ashram, and help you go deeper in your yoga and meditation practice.
Sat 29 July -
Sat 05 August 2023
With Swami SatyaDaya, Swami Krishnapremananda & Tulsi
This weeklong retreat is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself into the practice of mouna, silence, and to connect with the deeper stillness that underlies life's surface activity.
Wed 09 August -
Sun 13 August 2023
Advaita - The Unveiling Of Self
With Swami Nishchalananda & Swami SatyaDaya
During this course we will explore concepts contained in both the yogic texts, such as the Ashtavakra Samhita and the Kena Upanishad, and in modern scientific understanding that are pointers to the vision of Advaita.
Wed 16 August -
Sat 26 August 2023
Facing Death, Embracing Life
With Swami SatyaDaya, Swami Krishnapremananda & Tulsi. Periodic satsangs with Swami Nishchalananda
The practices of Yoga offer us the opportunity to change our relationship with death not by creating fantasies and stories about what may or may not happen to the ‘me’ beyond death, but by fundamentally changing our understanding of what we think we are – of what ‘it’ is that dies and therefore lives.
Wed 04 October -
Sun 08 October 2023
Sacred Feminine Retreat
With AnandaDevi & Reva
This four-day retreat, for women of all ages, offers a rare gift to share deeply with each other and connect to the sacred feminine within, allowing more wholeness and balance to arise in our lives individually and collectively.
Thurs 12 October -
Sun 15 October 2023
Meditation - Going Deeper
With Swami SatyaDaya
A 3-day retreat exploring a variety of meditation practices, open to those wishing to deepen their experience and understanding of who we really are.
Thur 19 - Sun 22 October 2023
Prana Vidya advanced - Healing Others
With Swami GyanDharma
This 3-day residential retreat is specifically for those students who have completed the 10-day PranaVidya training with Swami GyanDharma previously.
Wed 25 October -
Sun 29th October 2023
From Sound into Silence
With Swami Gyandharma
This is a much-loved course that has been running at the Ashram for several years, with many participants returning regularly. It draws upon Swami Gyandharma’s extensive experience of using mantra to induce silence or stillness.
Thu 30 November -
Sun 3rd December 2023
Stoking the Inner Fire
With Swami Krishnapremananda, assisted by Tulsi
As the days shorten, and the winter months beckon, this 3-day retreat is designed to strengthen the inner fire and nourish the heart.
Ashram Retreats 2024
Sun 18 February 2024
Mudras: aligning with Consciousness
With Tulsi, assisted by Swami Krishnaprem
In this 3-day retreat we will explore a wide range of mudras (gesture or attitudes) that align our inner energies and help open a door to deeper states of Consciousness.
Wed 08 May -
Sun 12 May 2024
Breath for Life
With Dr. Hania Katarina Kramlund
A Yoga Therapy course on the physiology and benefits of pranayama from a yogic and scientific perspective, offering a deeper understanding of lung anatomy, breathing physiology and yogic breathing.
Developing Sadhana Retreat
10th June to 8th July 2023
With Tulsi, assisted by Senior Ashram Tutors
The Ashram is offering a month-long residential retreat that will include teachings and practices from many different paths of yoga including daily classes in hatha yoga, chanting and meditation, yoga nidra, and much more. Throughout the month the practices will be explored and deepened leading to the development of a quality and sustainable sadhana that can serve you for years to come.
Retreat participants will live and practice alongside the Ashram team for the month. Alongside teachings and karma yoga, each course participant will have a designated mentor and receive weekly one to one mentor support.Find our more and apply >>
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A Spiritual Sanctuary
As one of the few authentic ashrams to be found outside of India, Mandala Yoga Ashram provides a vibrant link between the spiritual teachings of the yogic sages and sincere seekers of the modern Western world. Founded in 1986 by Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati on his return from 14 years of intensive training with his guru Swami Satyananda Saraswati, and nestling in 25 acres of beautiful, remote hill-country in Southwest Wales, UK, the Ashram has over the years been a source of profound learning and transformation for thousands of people from all walks of life. Our residential retreats are rare opportunities to go deep into the mysteries of yoga in an environment of great natural beauty and focused spiritual energy.More about the Ashram
Our Online Offerings
Live Online Courses
Study with us live via Zoom. Our 1-day and 2-day courses offer opportunities for you to take short study and practice retreats with us in the comfort of your own home.
Self-Study Online Courses
Study at your own pace. Our self-study courses cover a range of core yogic topics with options for beginner, intermediate and more advanced practitioners.
The Ashram Sangha is our new online hub, a space for us to support all those who feel a connection with the Ashram, its teachings, and its vibrant yoga community.