Activity – Yoga Programs

Quote – Being a sadhu means…

Being a sadhu really means being a person whose mind is resolved about his life.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Growth is to become a full-time devotee

Growth is progress from being a part-time devotee of Isvara to being a full-time devotee.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – To grow spiritually

To grow spiritually is to recognize and appreciate Isvara as the creation and the laws that govern it.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – The basis for prayer

The basis for any form of prayer is the acknowledgement of our helplessness and then seeking help.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Wise man is happy by himself

A wise man is the one who is happy by himself and because of himself.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Goal of Life

The goal of life is to know that the goal has already been accomplished.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Nothing more Sacred than Knowledge

In this world, there is nothing more sacred, more purifying than knowledge.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – You are the whole

That you are the whole is the view of the Vedas.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – The Self is full and complete

The Self, being full and complete, is not isolated from anything. This teaching is Vedanta.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Vedanta is a means of knowledge

Vedanta is neither a theory nor a practice. It is a means of knowledge to know the truth about you.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Everything is given

No one has authored anything in the creation, for everything is given.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – About original sin

  ‘I am the role’ is the original sin, ...if there is something like an original sin.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Wisdom is fresh

Wisdom is fresh, coming as it does from a teacher to a student like even the Ganges.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –


That you are the whole is the view of the Vedas.​

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Listen to Pujya Swamiji talking about how the study of Vedanta helps a person in his/her life  …

Yoga Programs and Retreats

You can find listed below Yoga courses and retreats which are taking place at Swami Dayananda Ashram in Rishikesh.

PLEASE NOTE: Swami Dayananda ashram is not the organizer of the activities listed here.
The ashram is only providing its facilities to the organizers of the various camps and retreats. In some of the programs, teachers of the ashram take classes in mantra chanting, Sanskrit, Yoga Sutra and Vedanta.

To participate in any of the yoga programs, please contact the organizers directly (not through the ashram!) through the contact details provided below.

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Organizer: Ishwarya Chaitanya 

Course Date:  February 23-28, 2024

Registration:  Please visit for retreat details and registration

Last Day to Register:  January 15, 2024

The Ganga Yoga Retreat is a week-long immersion in yoga and yoga philosophy.
Starting with asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra chanting, Patanjali Yoga Sutras and more, it will be a fruitful experience for those wishing to discover the benefits of a daily yoga practice rooted in tradition.