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.
A month-long residential retreat providing 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.
Tutor(s): Overall direction: Swami Nishchalananda; Conducted by Swami Krishnapremananda & Tulsi
Kriya Yoga is a sophisticated and practical method of harmonising and refining the natural energies of our being to allow the physical, emotional, etheric and mental energies to be brought into balance.
This training offers a rare opportunity to learn, explore and deepen your practice of this ancient system in an ashram environment.
4 residential weeks spread out between July 2022 and May 2023, with additional support for home study and practice.
Start Date: July 9th 2022Full 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 >>
Wed 18 May -
Sun 22 May 2022
Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Sleeping Disorders
With Dr. Hania Katarina Kramlund and Swami Nishchalananda
This course will give you the tools which will help you to sleep better, reduce anxiety, and to thereby live a more healthy and joyful life.
Thur 26 May-
Sun 05 June 2022
With Swami GyanDharma
PranaVidya is concerned with acknowledging, then sensitizing and finally awakening the subtle energy pathways within, specifically in the service of healing and self-awakening.
Thur 16 June -
Sun 19 June 2022
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 20 July -
Sun 24 July 2022
Empowering the Heart, Inspiring the Mind
With Swami SatyaDaya, Swami Krishnaprem & Tulsi
At its heart, Yoga is practised to catalyse the process of our awakening, as embodied beings, to the deeper mystery that lies at the heart of all creation. As an essential part of this process Yoga also brings the many different aspects of our being into harmony.
Sun 31 July -
Sun 07 August 2022
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 10 August -
Sat 20 August 2022
Facing Death, Embracing Life
With Swami SatyaDaya, Swami Krishnapremananda, & Tulsi,
and 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.
Thu 25 August -
Mon 29 August 2022
A Celebration Of Kirtan
With Yogi Bijananda and Senior 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).
Thu 06 October -
Sun 09 October 2022
Yoga for Caregivers
This 3-day retreat offers yoga practices and insights for those caring for others, either professionally or as unpaid carers or supporters of friends or family. It is designed to nourish and reinvigorate you as a practitioner and offer a new or renewed skillset for your valuable role as a carer.
Thu 13 October -
Sun 16 October 2022
Meditation: Gateway To The Unknown
With Swami SatyaDaya
assisted by Swami Krishnapremananda & Tulsi
Meditation is the process of calming the body and mind so that we start to tune into the source of our embodied existence. The purpose of this course is to encourage practitioners to go deeper in their practice and experience.
Wed 19 October -
Sun 23 October 2022
Sacred Feminine Retreat
With Ananda Devi & 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.
Wed 26 October - Sun 30 October 2022
From Sound Into Silence
With Swami GyanDharma
As students engage in the practice of mantra, it creates space in which they can more easily perceive the habitual patterns of the personality, and potentially the deeper vistas that lie beyond.
Developing Sadhana Retreat
20 September - 18 October 2022
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 >>
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.