Amritapuri – Amma’s ashram
Amrita Yoga Intensives and Immersions are currently offered in Amritapuri, the ashram (spiritual center) of Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) in Kerala, South India. Here, asana is taught as a devotional practice inspired by and focused on the spiritual teachings of Amma. The ashram serves as a sanctuary, where one can contemplate, reflect and recharge, while broadening one’s experience of yoga.
The intensives and immersions offer a complete experience of ashram life and fully integrate all four paths of yoga. The daily schedule includes two asana classes, chanting of mantras and devotional songs, spiritual talks and seva (selfless service).
Daily Retreat Schedule
|5:00 – 6:15||Chanting of 1000 Names – Bhakti Yoga|
|7:00 – 9:00||Morning Asana – Raja Yoga|
|9:00 – 10:00||Breakfast|
|10:00 – 11:00||Satsang (talk) – Jnana Yoga|
|11:00 – 12:00||Selfless Service – Karma Yoga|
|12:30 – 15:30||Lunch & Free time|
|15:30 – 17:00||Afternoon Asana – Raja Yoga|
|17:00 – 17:15||Break|
|17:15 – 18:00||Meditation – Raja Yoga|
|18:30 – 20:00||Bhajans (devotional singing) – Bhakti Yoga|
|20:00 – 21:00||Dinner|
When Amma is in the ashram, all participants will have the opportunity to meet her personally through her darshan (embrace). The course structure allows one to attend Amma’s spiritual discourses, meditation sessions, and bhajans (singing of devotional songs).
Studying yoga in the presence of a living master is a precious, rare opportunity and an immense blessing. Every movement and breath at Amritapuri is happening under Amma’s watchful eyes. Her love is with each student at every step of the way.
The community at Amritapuri consists of international visitors and around 3000 Indian and Non-Indian residents.
Please keep in mind that the ashram is located in a very traditional part of India and home to many monastic residents. In accordance with the local customs modest dress (i.e. no shorts, sleeveless tops and transparent clothes) is required.
Accommodation and Food
Guests are accommodated in basic, shared rooms, with attached bathrooms. Couples can usually stay in private rooms.
There are different food options, Continental and Indian, and organic food products are also available.
There is free filtered drinking water, a coffee bar, juice bar, convenience store, library, swimming pool, Internet café and an Ayurveda clinic that offers consultations and health products.
How to get to Amritapuri Ashram?
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Note: Because of Amma’s extensive touring schedule, it is possible that your course may be at a time when Amma is away from the ashram, so please check the website for up-to-date information.