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Visiting The Ashram

A visit to the Ashram can be a chance to deepen your yoga practice, spend time with fellow practitioners, and refresh yourself in the peace and natural beauty so abundant here. On this page you can explore the different ways you can visit, learn about what you can expect a visit to involve, and find practical details such as how to get here and what to bring for your stay.

Ways To Visit

There are various ways to visit the Ashram. You can participate in one of our residential courses, attend an open day, come for a short stay as a guest, or spend a longer period of time here as part of the Ashram team.

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What To Expect

The Ashram has a structured way of life that includes regular asana practice, daily chanting and meditation, karma yoga, periods of silence, and other spiritual practices woven into the weekly timetable.

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Planning Your Visit

If you're thinking of visiting the Ashram there are various practical details you'll want to know about, such as how to get here, what to bring, food and drink, Ashram rules and regulations, and more.

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Ways To Visit

Arrive as a stranger, leave as a friend

Whether you come on one of our courses, attend a free open day, or stay for a while as a guest, the energies, teachings and rhythms of the Ashram can be a catalyst for profound inner discovery and awakening. But the Ashram is not a place of undue austerity. We value warmth and connection, emphasising the many benefits of sangha - spiritual community - which is so valuable on any spiritual path.

Below you'll find details about the different ways you can visit and spend time here, and links to explore each of these possibilities.

What To Expect

Expect the unexpected!

Some of our visitors come to the Ashram for the first time having already spent time in other ashrams or spiritual communities. For others it is a completely new experience. In either case, we recommend arriving with an open mind and a willingness to make the most of your time here.

At the same time, there are some things you might like to know about the Ashram and the way of life here, if you are thinking about visiting. You'll find some relevant info below.

Planning Your Visit

The devas are in the details

We've been holding courses and retreats here at the Ashram for 35 years now. Over the years we've developed a balance between simplicity and comfort in respect to the practical details of Ashram life, aiming to minimise distractions but without undue austerity, to bring as much relaxed focus as possible to practice.

We encourage you to prepare for your visit as thoroughly as possible with respect to the practical details of your stay, so that you can make the fullest use of your time here. Below you'll find relevant information and advice, and opportunity to familiarise yourself with the Ashram rules in advance of arriving.

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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.

For just £25 per month you can receive: daily and weekly practices delivered to your inbox • one 1-hour practice session per week • open access to our monthly live online mini-retreats • inner-circle membership of our new online community hub.

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Other Online Offerings

Mandala Yoga Ashram Online Shop

Online Courses

We offer two kinds of online course: live courses broadcast via Zoom, and self-study courses provided through our own online portal.

Browse our online courses
Mandala Yoga Ashram Online Satsang

Online Satsang

Join Swami Nishchalananda on Zoom for one-hour satsang sessions. These free sessions usually take place twice per month. Register below to receive invites.

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Mandala Yoga Ashram Online Community

Ashram Shop

In our online shop you can find books and yoga booklets written by Swami Nishchalananda, as well as beautiful malas strung here at the Ashram.

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Our Founder

Mandala Yoga Ashram was founded in 1986 by Swami Nishchalananda 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. Swami Nishchalanda ('Swamiji') 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,
Carmarthenshire,
Wales, UK, 
SA19 8NR
Tel: +44 (0)1558 685358
Email: [email protected]
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