Conscious Yoga Retreats

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CONSCIOUS YOGA : a RETURN to the SELF

SPECIAL OFFERINGS FOR > GUEST TEACHERS, KIRTANI-S, BOOKING AGENTSKARMA YOGA

Yogis-s & all spiritual seekers: as India re-opens, we are preparing to welcome you hOMe to the authentic roots of ancient esoteric Yoga. return to your true Self. imagine meditating, being supported by the same ancient stones where the maps to human Consciousness were written while your own innerYatra takes shape. boating on Narmada, the most holy & secret River in India, along the Earth’s golden means ratio leyline to a sacred star-gate written about thousands of years ago in the Shivapurana and we enter it, we align with it. many Purana-s and Upanishads were written on this sacred Riverbank and even more commentaries on the entirety of Vedanta. Sri Markendaya, Adi Shankaracharya, Veda Vyas regarding the Narmada as their Divine Mother, authored sacred Shastra-s & Karika-s from this very town, nicknamed the Gupta Kashi (Secret Varanasi). there is an incredible Her-story behind these legendary fort walls, primitive palace & headquarters of the enlightened Queen Maharani Ahilya. you started your journey here by clicking the VISIT button to get to this page. special offerings for Yoga Teachers, Kirtani-s, Booking Agents, when you bring your students and guests we offer a plug-n-play immersive Yogic pilgrimage you can relax and enjoy, add your own modules or let us take care of it all. there are Karma Yoga offers for those ready to travel at the earliest – so let’s start the convo now, the time is rather short to plan but can easily be done with the guidance offered here.

::::: CLICK TO GET THE PDF FOR EACH SPECIAL THEME BELOW :::::

: 2 – 12 December, 2021 : EARLY-BIRDS : THE FIRST MIGRATION RETURNS TO THE SELF :

: 13 – 23 December, 2021 : CONSCIOUS YOG OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE :

: 24 December, 2021 – 3 January, 2022 : CELEBRATE UNIVERSAL LOVE & SELF CARE :

: 11 – 12 January, 2022 : FROM DUALITY TO NON-DUALITY – PURE CONSCIOUSNESS :

: 16 – 26 January, 2022: CONSCIOUSNESS, THE ENERGY BODY & YOGA :

: 1 – 11 February, 2022 : CONSCIOUSNESS & THE AUTHENTIC SELF :

: 12 – 22 February, 2022 : WHO AM I? WHO ARE YOU? WHAT IS CONSCIOUS LOVE? :

: 1 – 11 March, 2022 : SACRED & CONSCIOUS IN THE EVERYDAY :

each of the themes play off of each other, most of the variances are in the Satsangs and in the experiences relating to the theme woven into the teaching tours with Amma & special events in each.: if you have differing travel dates – email us :

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Swar Ashram welcomes a return to INDIA for our guests. For Yogi-s, India is our geographical spiritual hOMe.Return to the roots of Yoga, an epic Inner Pilgrimage (innerYatra) to secret sacred India – Consciousness Yog : a Return to the Self  – eleven paradigm shifting days & ten nights immersed in Ancient Yogic Teachings, Therapies, Technologies & Tours on the banks of the most guarded secret, the holiest River – from the vantage point of the Gupta Kashi Maheshvar – with your resident host, Ashram Mother, Yogacharya & Guide Amma Niradhara.                                                   follow the facebook page

SPECIAL OFFERINGS FOR > GUEST TEACHERS, KIRTANI-S, BOOKING AGENTSKARMA YOGA

distributing prasad after kirtan on the steps of a special temple.

SwAr Ashram Welcomes YOU to our first re-opening retreat in the heart India, on the banks of the secret most sacred guarded secret holy River. Authentic Indian traditions & Yogic practices support and guide us through a safe space created by our willingness to let go of who we think we are and open the doors to who we truly are. Merging the universal elements with the origins of Yoga, we go back to the deep story embedded in the Cosmic Heart, that’s been hiding within our own secret Heart-cave Hrdaya, longing to be lived.

A merging of Science & Spirituality, Yoga & Energy Work, Earth & Ether, Water & Fire, InnerYajnya & InnerYatra.

Who am I? Who am i REALLY? …. so’ham so’ham so’ham so’ham …. it’s like gently waking from a dream, and finding out what it means to be spiritually awakened, Conscious, alive, healed, whole and free. I AM Pure Consciousness. AHAM BRAHMASMI. You are That, too. TAT TVAM ASI. Surely, All of This is That Consciousness. SARVAM KHALVIDAM BRAHMA. (from Chhandogya Upanishad) so’ham… so’ham… I Am That I AM.

Have you been hearing the inner song?

Is it calling you to expand your Consciousness?
Are you ready?

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These retreats provide a needed influx of cash flow to the local economy. 100% of the Ashram’s portion of the proceeds benefit the charitable programs at SwAr Ashram. Amma Niradhara is a voluntary teacher, a sannyasin and sevaka, as she is a Spiritual Mother offering her guidance freely out of Love, she takes no salary or payment for her work. You may offer her fruits or other consumable gifts which she will bless and share as prasad.

The cost of the retreat is detailed by room preference at the bottom of this page and cover an all inclusive package including: group car escorts from the airport direct to our door & back, 3 vegan /pure veg meals served per day, Daily Ashram Yogic Sadhana, Yoga, Meditation, Agnihotra, Tantra, Mantra & Vedanta, Satsang, Experiencial Tours to Temples & in Nature by Boat, Foot and Day Excursions by Car with Esoteric Teachings, Techniques and Technologies, Shabdha Snan (Theraputic Sound Bath), Yoga Nidra, Kundalini Kriyas, Yoga Philosophy, Guest Access to SwAr Ashram’s Advaita Vedantic Library with laptop use, wi-fi at both the Lodging & Ashram, you get a wonderful Welcome Bag, shopping assistance from our Ashram Ambassadors, Indian cooking class, sharing of Traditional Arts such as mehdhi and rangoli, opportunity for participation and observation of our Charitable Initiatives funded by this Event’s profits, (incl. and invitation to a morning of seva at a Moon Cycle Yoga Camp and/ or afternoon of English coaching) …. this all-inclusive package provides a level of care like no other retreat you will find anywhere at any price. Ayurvedic massages, facials, mehndi, etc are available additionally for nominal cost.

2 Welcome to Maheshwar & its most Sacred & Secret River - Narmada

Lodging is finally available for the first time, on SwAr Ashram campus! These are 4 simple shared Ashram rooms, each with a bathroom (2 beds per room), they are clean, quaint and of authentic heritage era, adjacent to the teaching facilities of SwAr Ashram and its garden. CONTACT FOR 11 DAY ASHRAM PACKAGE PRICING. We also offer a stay with more luxury at the Heritage Lodge of the Fort in the Gatehouse to the Fort’s Palace.  CONTACT FOR 11 DAY GATEHOUSE PACKAGE PRICING.

BOTH OF THESE ARE DETAILED FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE.

Either lodging package includes all listed above and in the PDFs itineraries above.

VOLUNTOURISM / KARMA YOGA INFO HERE

Consciousness Yog : a Return of the Self is an intensive Yoga Retreat embedded in an epic experience of ancient esoteric Yogic Teachings, Therapies, Technologies & Tours – curated, produced & guided by Niradhara Amma, Director & Spiritual Mother of SwAr Ashram,  pictured here and in the banner, the small square passageway at the farthest East end of the Maheshvar Fort on the banks of Narmada.  Begin the InnerEvolution! YACEP : 50 hours CEUs

healthy meals freshly prepared lovingly from local produce.

The journey of this carefully curated retreat allows people to tune into their own Truth, to feel it, to be it, to live it, within the safety of its guided environment. It opens the path of the heart. As traumas, resentments, blockages are touched upon with love and compassion, the door to the True Self opens wider. Authentic Yogic Sadhana recognizing the duality of contraction/ expansion, inhalation/ expiration, restriction/ release, sun/ moon, energy/ matter, not only helps this door to fully open, but also guides the you to walk straight through it to fully live in your authentic Self, unmasking the illusion of duality itself, releasing the conditionings which had been attached to the persona into Pure Conscious Loving Awareness.

The end of this journey is the beginning. We find that going through the door of our heart transforms trauma from fear to love. As we become healed, there is intergration and equanimity. You gain an inner illumination that pours forth into the world. innerYajnya is lit. With this many find their inner gift and feel called to share this gift with the world, healing others from the same traumas.

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All inclusive retreats include the following exclusive of airfare and visas. tourist evisas are free to the first 500,000 from 15 November 2021 from the gov website, these links and more travel help is included in the downloadable PDF

  • group car escorts from the airport direct to our door & back,
  • 3 healthy delicious vegan /pure veg meals served per day & prasads
  • Daily Ashram Yogic Sadhana, Esoteric Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Agnihotra, Tantrik Kriyas, Mantra, Mudra, Bandha
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Experiencial Tours to ancient Sacred & Historical Sites & in Nature by Boat, Foot and Day Excursions by Car with
  • Esoteric Teachings, Techniques and Technologies, including at the ancient Stargate Shiva Temple (below)
  • Shabdha Snan (Theraputic Sound Bath) & Yoga Nidra,
  • Kundalini Kriyas,
  • Yoga Vedanta Advaitic Philosophy from Sanskrit texts & Satsang,
  • Cultural insights & experiences into Spiritual rituals & traditions,
  • Farm to Table visit at Organic Micro-Farm, a picnic and restaurants on road trips,
  • Local Tuesday Market explosion of flavors, colors and freshness,
  • Guest Access to SwAr Ashram’s Advaita Vedantic Library with laptop use, wi-fi at both the Lodging & Ashram,
  • Guidance & personal attention from Amma Niradhara,
  • you get a wonderful Welcome Bag, local crafted things to make your stay more wonderful & to remember us later,
  • shopping, salon & market assistance from our Ashram Ambassadors,
  • Indian cooking class,
  • Kirtan! Mantra chanting,
  • sharing of Traditional Arts such as mehdhi and rangoli from our local students,
  • opportunity for participation / observation of our Charitable Initiatives funded by this Event’s profits,
  • (incl. and invitation to a morning of seva at a Moon Cycle Yoga Camp and/ or afternoon of English coaching) ….
  • this all-inclusive package provides a level of care like no other retreat you will find anywhere at any price.
  • Ayurvedic massages, facials, mehndi, Vedic Astrology, etc are available additionally for nominal cost.

baneshwar-1You already Know more than You Know. You can Create Anything. the Womb of the Universe is inside you. THIS mysterious place pictured here resonates with sacred womb energy we envelop ourselves in, on sacred pilgrimage by boat excursion on Consciousness Yatra. it is an ancient Mandir set into the Center of the Narmada River aka as the Center (Womb) of the Universe. not just the Center of India (which it is also) but the actual spot where 2 major leylines converge, from the Center (Womb) of the Earth to the Center (Womb) of the Galaxy which then intersects all along the Golden Means Latitude of the Planet (which is exactly where the Narmada flows. This is a Powerful Ancient Stargate written about in the Shivapurana. Amma Niradhara will tell you all about it. and YOU will EXPERIENCE IT!

Experience Hatha, Raja, Jnana and Bhakti Yoga-s at the heart of the Motherland, on the banks of the most sacred River Narmada, among ancient important Temples and Ashrams mentioned in many sacred texts written thousands of years ago.  The Source Energies are palpable here, Maheshvar means the dwelling place of Shiva & Narmada Devi is His daughter. She the only place in the world where the Stones known as Shivalingams were formed – a firey meteor occurance millions of millenia ago melted the Riverbed rock which was then cooled by the flowing water. 

The legend goes that millions of years ago, a meteor scorched the Earth here, melting and fusing the layers of rocks creating a unique fusion: crypto-crystaline quartz.  This meteor-skid formed the Nimar Valley.  Shiva, from his vantage point of Amarkantak in the mountains, upon seeing the scar on Mother Earth (Prthivi), shed tears, that flowed down, forming the River along this bed.  This became known as Narmada, the delightful River-Daughter of Shiva.  The cool water flowing over the molten rock, solidified the dual-tone fusion stones into oblong ovoids that can be found in no other place on Earth. These stones dubbed Shivalingams,  are the product of pure fire-water Shiva-Shakti Energies and support Kundalini activation electromagnetically, working with the body’s Pranic/ electromagnetic field by resonance with all 5 elements contained in them.  All Shivalingam connect by magnetic energy to each other by the Pranic Field anywhere in the world, in all places and times. This massive magnetic intelligence is what makes this stone, in my opinion, the most powerfully accurate dowser.

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So holy, ancient and important are these Sacred Stones, that Narmada is spared the tourism traps that would have surely depleted the finite resource of the Shivalingams.

These Sacred Stones are revered as pure Shiva Energy taken on a simple elemental form, and can be found in nearly every Temple throughout India.  The bare footprints of the greatest Rishi-s and Maharaji-s of all time linger in the atmosphere where they have meditated sitting on these very stone ghats, among the countless ancient Shivalingams that are installed since time immemorial along the Riverbank and Ghats.  This is our idyllic authentic environment which remains pure to its roots amidst a rapidly developing India.

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At SwAr Ashram, we practice Agnihotra as a Sandhya Sadhana and you get full training and practice with your own kit, ebooks and a printout manual that covers the whole retreat.  

With Amma Niradhara’s guidance there is a full Ashram program every day beginning with Agnihotra, Hatha Yoga, (Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Kriya, Mantra & Meditation), Ashram Aarti, fruit prasad and breakfast.  You immerse in rituals at sacred sites, as well as immerse in the River if you wish. Most of the modules are in the Mornings after Breakfast. Free time and optional activities in the afternoons. Some days are excursions into Nature and nearby short drive sites. You get to experience all aspects (limbs) of the Yoga practices in its authentic context, Old World India, on the Narmada Riverfront at SwAr Ashram, you get access to SwAr Ashram Library’s rare Vedantic books, & of Tantra, Mantra Vedanta Sanskrit teachings to revel in the Holy Names. 

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During the days, the Classical Hatha, Raja, Jnana and Karma Yogas will be experienced, each in their most beneficial place and time. Amma Niradhara, our resident Spiritual Mother & Ashram director, curates and produces tours by foot, car and boats to natural and sacred sites nearby on day trips.   She guides you into Sanskrit esoteric texts (Mandukopanishad, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Soundarya Lahari, Spandakarika). She leads you into the Ancient Technologies, Teachings & Therapies  of Agnihotra, Kundalini Kriya, Tantric Karanas out in among Nature, as well as within the shroud of SwAr Ashram’s partly-ruins facade, and in the womb-like walls of ancient mandirs.

Authentic Heritage rooms at SwArAshram

Stay with us in charming heritage accommodation either on or off campus.

RETREAT ON ASHRAM CAMPUS : We have freshly restored these modest rooms, each housing 2 single beds, Ashram style. You will have a room-mate, or you may opt to pay the private room fee. These are authentic heritage housing adjacent to SwAr Ashram’s garden, just steps away from Narmada River, our Library and our Yogic teaching grounds. (there are only 4 of these simple rooms, so particularly if you wish to stay here without sharing a room, book early.)

all inclusive except airfare 11 nights – prices approx @ rs75 per $1

$108.usd SECURES A PRIVATE ROOM  / $71.usd EACH FOR SHARED OCCUPANCY

(TOTAL RETREAT $1,080.usd BALANCE DUE ON ARRIVAL this is a $227- 254.usd savings over Lodge below)

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Authentic Heritage rooms at Gatehouse to the Palace

RETREAT OFF-CAMPUS : These 6 exclusive authentic heritage rooms are hidden inside the actual 3m thick walls of the Gatehouse to Maheshvar Fort’s Palace, 3 minutes walk along the Fort wall to SwAr Ashram, (also part of the Fort) located on Maheshvar Ghat.  Royal heritage furnishings in lodging built into the beautifully restored Palace Gatehouse.  (there are only 6 rooms of this quality & one of those is a very large super deluxe room with double rate of occupancy.)

all inclusive except airfare 11 nights

$302.usd SECURES A PRIVATE AC ROOM. (TOTAL RETREAT $1.307 this is a $227- 254.usd increase over Ashram Campus above. prices approx based on @ rs75 per $1

Once you have secured your visa and flight:

  1. REGISTER for a CONSCIOUS YOGA RETREAT
  2. BOOK YOUR ROOM with one of the 2 LODGINGS ABOVE & Welcome Package is emailed to you
  3. BALANCE is due in rupees on arrival. SO SIMPLE!
  4. join the facebook event page for more advice & guidance along these steps

Once again, this is an all inclusive package including: group car escorts from the airport direct to our door & back, 3 vegan /pure veg meals served per day, Daily Ashram Yogic Sadhana, Yoga, Meditation, Agnihotra, Tantra, Mantra & Vedanta, Satsang, Experiencial Tours to Temples & in Nature by Boat, Foot and Day Excursions by Car with Esoteric Teachings, Techniques and Technologies, Shabdha Snan (Theraputic Sound Bath), Yoga Nidra, Kundalini Kriyas, Yoga Philosophy, Guest Access to SwAr Ashram’s Advaita Vedantic Library with laptop use, wi-fi at both the Lodging & Ashram, you get a wonderful Welcome Bag, shopping assistance from our Ashram Ambassadors, Indian cooking class, sharing of Traditional Arts such as mehdhi and rangoli, opportunity for participation and observation of our Charitable Initiatives funded by this Event’s profits, (incl. and invitation to a morning of seva at a Moon Cycle Yoga Camp and/ or afternoon of English coaching) …. this all-inclusive package provides a level of care like no other retreat you will find anywhere at any price. Ayurvedic massages, facials, mehndi, etc are available additionally for nominal cost.

guests chatting after a Yoga program inside SwAr Ashram

All meals are included in the Ashram and on location excursions. Additional snacks may be purchased from the Cafe attached to the Gatehouse Lodging. All of these options are pure, sattvic and hygienic. Street vendor food is to be avoided due to high rate of dysentery. All food on location tours is chosen for being hygienic healthy delicious & pure plant-based. The package also includes reverse osmosis on tap and bottled mineral water. Special needs diets may be accommodated, you must inform us when registering.

Transport includes pick up at the local Indore airport – all inclusive except airfare.  You get a wonderfully thoughtful Welcome Bag, full of the perfect gifts to make your stay more wonderous as well as to remember us by when you return home – the teaching tools and gifts given on arrival are each worth over $100. You may additonally purchase an Agnihotra kit and get a free additional lesson on how to do your own Sandhya Sadhana. Use of our kits are provided for use on campus.

SwAr Ashram does not own any lodging/ rooms. Our affiliate campus & lodge refunds cancellations only upon re-booking.

Masik Chakra Shakti Girl’s Yoga Camp on the ghat outside of SwAr Ashram

REGISTER for CONSCIOUS YOGA : a Return to Self . These retreats provide a needed influx of cash flow to the local economy. 100% of the Ashram’s portion of the proceeds benefit the charitable programs at SwAr Ashram. Amma Niradhara is a voluntary teacher, a sannyasin and sevaka, as she is a Spiritual Mother offering her guidance freely out of Love, she takes no salary or payment for her work. You may offer fruits or other consumable gifts which she will bless and share as prasad.

Come join us,

Step into a place that is timeless, where you will become one with Pure Conscious Bliss SAT CHIT ANAND.

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5 The Fort including SwAr Ashram was built by a Unique & Inspiring Queen Ahilyabai almost 300 years ago, her presence is felt throughout the Retreat

A unique and valuable offering of SwAr Ashram’s pilgrimage immersion retreats is the authenticity of our location in a non-tourist part of india where westerners rarely tread.

This is a small holy rural town and more uniquely, we are a heritage town with an ancient Fort on the River Narmada.  So aside from the religious significance of the River Narmada and all her Temples, there is also the heritage significance of the mighty Queen who had a long peaceful reign here nearly 300 years ago, reviving a formerly Mughal Fort by patronizing artists. She is still venerated and beloved by the entire town which thrives today and her descendants have revived her special art of handloom weaving.  She built the structure at the easternmost end of her Fort, now called SwAr Ashram after the last Guru who inhabited it.  We will tour and teach you all about this, the temples, the surrounding nature and river and stones, with experiences you will never forget.

Here is SwAr Ashram (click if the map doesnt come up on this page) located in Maheshvar MP India on the banks of the River Narmada.  Niradhara Amma has lived here 12 yrs and directs this micro-ashram entrusted to her by Guru Swami Anantram whom the Ashram is named for, SwAr is an acronym for his name. 

There is a saying attributed to Markendeya, a devotee of our River Narmada – one must dip in the Ganga 7 times to become cleansed of karmas but one may only glance once at Narmada to get fully purified.  It is said that Ganga herself comes here at night to purify herself in the Narmada, dressed as a black cow, she returns each morning to her own riverbed dressed as a white cow.

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As a Yogini in 1973, since the age of 13, when the Motherland called her in 2007, Niradhara did not hesitate to return to her ancient hOMe of certainly many births.  Here, she discovered, among the great Gurus of our time, there is a timeless Mother, the River Narmada Herself, and a mighty Maharani (Queen) who built the Fort that now encompasses SwAr Ashram on its easternmost corner.

These immense Feminine Energies nurture us along with our guests here at SwAr Ashram.  We invite you to join us at this highly spiritual, secret location, for immersive Yogic guidance with Amma Niradhara.

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Love and abundance of gratitude by the Grace of Maa Narmada & Devi Ahilyabai

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