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Residential Retreats

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.

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In-Depth Courses

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.

Upcoming courses

Ashram Retreats

Our ashram retreats range between 2 and 10 days and cover subjects relating to the main branches of yoga, as well as advaita and tantraOur emphasis is on cultivating direct insight within our supportive Ashram environment.

Upcoming retreats

1-Month Retreat

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.

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In-Depth Courses - Forthcoming

Meditation Training Course

With Swami SatyaDaya, assisted by Swami Krishnaprem and Tulsi

The practice of meditation is a cornerstone of the science of yoga and, in fact, nearly all other mystical traditions. The focus of this training is towards direct personal experience and transformation. The development and deepening of your personal practice will be key.  

Through participating on this course, you will be opened to a profound process of transformation both in terms of the personality and your understanding of who and what you truly are. You will gain an invaluable resource to take forward into your life which will support the ongoing healing of your relationship with yourself and with the wider world.

The training will be over three 7-day retreats covering different aspects of meditation. You can choose to attend any one or two, or all three retreats for a discounted rate.


A 21-day training comprising 3 7-day residential retreats.

October 12-19 2024; March 8-15 2025; June 21-28 2025

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Ashram Retreats 2024

Thu 1 -
Sun 11 August 2024

Silent Retreat

With Swami SatyaDaya, Swami Krishnapremananda & Tulsi
This 10-day 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.

Fully Booked, waiting list only

Wed 14 August -
Sun 18 August 2024

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. 

Fully Booked, waiting list only

Sat 24 - August
Sat 31 August 2024

Balancing Head and Heart: Wisdom and Love

With Swami SatyaDaya, Swami Krishnaprem & Tulsi
A new 7-day retreat to balance both head and heart, wisdom and love. Exploring how to be more at ease with both thoughts and feelings, and thereby open to the spaciousness that lies beyond both - the fertile ground for the arising of both wisdom and love.

2 spaces left!

Wed 02 October -
Sun 06 October 2024

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.

Fully Booked, waiting list only

Sat 12 October -
Sat 19th October 2024


Meditation Training Course - 1st retreat

With Swami SatyaDaya, assisted by Tulsi and Swami Krishnaprem
Meditation is a cornerstone of the science of yoga and, in fact, nearly all other mystical traditions. The focus of this training is towards direct personal experience and transformation. The development and deepening of your personal practice will be key.  

Last few spaces remaining

Wed 23 October -
Sun 27th October 2024


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.

Fully Booked, waiting list only

Wed 27 November -
Sun 1 December 2024

Rest, Restore and Renew

With senior Ashram teachers
A restorative retreat which is suitable for all levels of yoga experience. Nurture yourself with this 4-day immersion into the replenishing energies and practices of the Ashram.

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1-Month Retreat

Developing Sadhana Retreat

Wednesday 26 June - Wednesday 24 July 2024

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.

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Ashram Retreats 2025

Fri 11 - Sun 13 April 2025

Exploring Ashram Life

With Swami SatyaDaya & Tulsi
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.

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Wed 16 - Mon 21 April 2025 Easter Retreat


Bhakti Yoga - an offering of the Heart

With Swami Krishnaprem, Swami SatyaDaya and Tulsi
Bhakti yoga has always been one of the central paths of the yoga tradition. It is translated variously as, for example, the yoga of the heart, or the yoga of love and compassion. It is a practice of offering the energies of the heart to the Divine, whether perceived in nature, or in a teacher, or subtly present within All.

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Wed 7 - Sun 11 May 2025

Mantra Immersion

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.

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Wed 14 May -
Sun 18 May 2025

A Celebration Of Kirtan

With Yoga Bijananda
This popular 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).

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Thu 21 August -
Sun 31 August 2025

Facing Death, Embracing Life

With Swami SatyaDaya, Swami Krishnapremananda & Tulsi.
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.

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In-Depth Courses - Currently  Ongoing

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 current YTTC started in September 2023 and will run until July 2025. It comprises 7 residential teaching retreats here at the Ashram interspersed with online teaching days, alongside closely guided continuous self-study and practice.

Our next yoga teacher training course will probably start in 2026, and more details will be available closer to the time.


A two year course comprising 7 Residential Ashram Retreats, interspersed with online training days

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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.

Our current training is ongoing until March 2024. Our next further yoga teacher training will probably start in 2025 and more details will be available closer to the time.


An 8-Month Course Comprising 2 Residential Ashram Retreats, Online Training and Personal Mentorship

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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.

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Our Online Offerings

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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.

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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.

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Ashram Sangha

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.

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Our Founder

Swami Nishchalananda founded Mandala Yoga Ashram 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. He 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,
Wales, UK, 
SA19 8NR
Tel: +44 (0)1558 685358
Email: [email protected]
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