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.
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 2022
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
Sharing Yoga As A Caregiver / Friend
This 3-day retreat is for therapists, caregivers, yoga teachers, neighbours, friends, community workers or simply anyone with an interest in sharing simple and accessible yoga practices with people who may find going to mainstream classes challenging or inappropriate. It is designed with the purpose of introducing simple practices to enrich lives of people who may not be feeling fully seen or even excluded by mainstream society and yoga communities.
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.
Thu 24 -
Sun 27 November 2022
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 2023
Sun 05 March 2023
Rest, Restore and Renew
With Anandadevi and Tulsi, assisted by Swami SatyaDaya
A restorative retreat which is suitable for all levels of yoga experience. Start the Spring with this 3-day immersion into the replenishing energies and practices of the Ashram.
Sun 19 March 2023
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.
Fri 24 March -
Sun 26 March 2023
Exploring Ashram Life
With Swami SatyaDaya and 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.
Wed 05 April -
Mon 10 April 2023
Vigyana Bhairava Tantra - Spaciousness in Daily Life
With Swami SatyaDaya, assisted by Tulsi and 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.
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 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.
Thu 17 August -
Sun 27 August 2023
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.
Developing Sadhana Retreat
12th November to 10th December 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.