The Ashram is a natural sanctuary, a peaceful haven nestled in the green hills of Wales, UK.
This setting provides a quiet, safe, nurturing environment in which to go deep into the teachings and practices of yoga.
The Ashram is located on the North-Eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, a wild area of natural beauty. We occupy a secluded hilltop site with beathtaking views over the lovely Tywi Valley to the Beacons and the 'Black Mountain'. You'll find us about 1-hour drive North of Cardiff and 30 mins East of Carmarthen, up in the hills North of the A40 between the small market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery.
Originally a Welsh hill-farm, the Ashram has grown organically over the past 35 years to provide simple, comfortable accommodation and facilities for groups of up to 20 students at a time. The buildings are set within lush gardens and grounds covering 23 acres, including a pond and wooded areas. Meandering pathways weave all over the grounds and out into the surrounding countryside, where expansive views abound in every direction.
At the heart of the Ashram is the Sadhana Hall, where the spiritual energies of nearly 30 years of daily yoga practice and regular group intensives have accumulated to create a very deep vibe. A Shri Yantra, symbolising the Goddess, and our Akhanda Joyti (lit. 'unquenchable flame') which has been kept alight continuously for nearly 30 years and symbolises the light of pure Consciousness, preside over the space, representing the harmonious balance and integration of energy and consciousness that is core to our teachings.
The Ashram library is a treasure trove of wisdom teachings, stocked with around 4000 tittles on all aspects of yoga and related topics concerned with human potential, including philosophy, meditation, psychology, health and healing, world religions and spirituality.
Dining Room & Conservatory
Meals are taken in the communal dining room and the conservatory, pictured here – or, if the sun is shining, outside in the garden!
The Ashram accommodation is simple but comfortable. Most of the Ashram rooms are shared dormitories (all-men or all-women) for up to 6 people. Some people are initially reluctant to share a room, but we find that most people enjoy the experience of sharing space with like-minded hearts. We have silence (mouna) from 9pm until breakfast the next day, so you will not be disturbed by talking room-mates. There are also a number of single rooms which are prioritised for people with a medical need.
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. Set in 25 acres of lush gardens and grounds, nestling amidst beautiful, remote hill-country in Southwest Wales, UK, the Ashram has been a hub of spiritual practice for over 35 years. During that time it has been a place of profound learning and transformation for thousands of people from all walks of life. We currently offer fully residential retreat courses of between 2 and 10 days in length, as well as longer sadhana courses combining multiple residential retreats with guided home-study.Explore our residential retreats
More Ways To Visit The Ashram
In addition to taking part in one of our residential retreats, there are several other ways to visit the Ashram and benefit from its unique, transformative energy:
- Attend our annual open day
- Visit as a guest for a few days or weeks
- Join our team for an extended stay of one month to a year or more
A visit to the Ashram is always a valuable experience, offering an opportunity to step out of the fast pace of the world into a peaceful environment focused on core spiritual values and teachings. Many people have found such visits to be catalysts for deep personal healing and growth.Find out more about visiting the Ashram
Our Online Offerings
We offer two kinds of online course: live courses broadcast via Zoom, and self-study courses provided through our own online portal.
Join Swami Nishchalananda on Zoom for one-hour satsang sessions. These free sessions usually take place twice per month. Register below to receive invites.