Yoga Teachers, Adjunct Teachers, Booking Agents & Bhakti-s: we work with you by providing YACEP units and by a Profit-Sharing Agreement so that you can bring your Students & Followers to rustic, rooted, real India. SwAr Ashram is in a remote ancient favored place of famous Saints & Sages who were so inspired to write Shastra & Shloka about our Holy River Narmada, in the heart-land of Central India, off the beaten track where few from the West have trod before and yet in total safety & security under Niradhara Amma’s experienced wing.
When you bring your students, you get the use of SwAr Ashram as a plug-n-play venue. Fit your classes or workshop into a fully curated & produced Ancient Esoteric Yogic Experience, with Amma Niradhara as your Guide bringing to Life the Teachings, Technologies, Therapies & Tours. Each Guest Teacher’s experience is tailored to your expectations, at a level of authenticity that you will rarely, if ever find, even if you are an experienced visitor to India.
BOOK YOUR STUDENTS & CO-HOST A RETREAT WITH US
Visit us on your own / with a friend. WE HAVE A SPECIAL PACKAGE FOR YOGA TEACHERS including YACEP.
THE ART & SCIENCE OF YOGA. Niradhara Amma provides Advaitic Yoga Vedanta Teachings at SwAr Ashram, by access to SwAr Library & on Tours to Sacred Sites. She began her own journey with Ancient Esoteric Yogic Technologies & Therapies in 1973 and shares them in Yoga Therapy sessions, as well as drop-in Hatha Yoga & Meditation classes and scheduled Registration based Events. Being properly guided in Yoga by such an experienced Teacher, one accesses the inner vitality of concentrated vortexes of Pranic energy known as Chakra-s. Self-control of these Circumgyrating Energies in the Human Body regulates the Supra-diaphrahmic & Parasympathetic Nervous Systems, Bilateral & Binaural Bio-rhythms, Amygdala & Poly-Vagal responses. Experience the Art & Science of innerEvolution Yoga with Niradhara Amma to put you in touch with your own inner Power to Evolve & to turn your life around.
As an RYT, you get YACEP credits as well as the perks of an Ashram Yogic Lifestyle while you are here. You are required to attend Daily Ashram Meditation, Yoga & Yajnya, Aarti & Puja, as well as a pre-agreed Karma Yogi hour per day. We will arrange a comfortable room and 3 healthy delicious vegetarian or vegan meals for you, use of our facilities, Library, wi-fi, facilities and garden, and the opportunity to serve the Motherland of Yoga in return for its gift of Yoga in your life.
Even if you are here on your own: Optional Guided Sacred Teachings, Technologies, Therapies & Tours can be booked or you may go anywhere on your own.
For you or your students: Optional Local Ayurvedic Massage, Facials, Yoga Therapy, Sound Therapy & Reiki are available at very low cost on campus in our Free Time.
You may also consider to Join us as a Voluntourism Guest Sevaka. As a Yoga Teacher you may volunteer to Teach Yoga, as a Bhakta you may volunteer to perform or lead Kirtan. Our Guest Yogi-s have found these experiences are particularly personally enriching as well as photogenic. We can arrange a very inexpensive and talented photographer for you to take home the memories and to use for professional promotional media. – with a scheduled personal agreement, we will arrange for your accommodation for 1 week. Kindly inquire here to calculate your costs.
As a Yoga Teacher, you may volunteer to teach or bring your own students with a profit-sharing agreement!
Interactions with Visitors, particularly Guest Teachers who may bring their own students, provide the income for our NGO’s Charitable Initiatives which benefit 100s of local students in need.
Amma is occupied with daily charity programs year round. She can tend to Guests by advance booking only. Because you are so valuable to us, we make every effort to take care of you. But please do not drop in unexpectedly. Amma personally prepares a curriculum for each Guest Teacher according to what they wish to achieve and under which YACEP categories they wish to earn credits.
You are a rare & necessary element in helping our under-served Community connect to the economics that teaching Yoga can provide – and we are very grateful for you.
SwAr Ashram bridges the divide between East-West religions, cultures & economies with the sensitivity of Niradhara Amma, Director of its NGO, an Ordained Interfaith Minister as well as an Experienced Yoga Educator. She has dedicated her Life to the Love of Mother India and to teaching the Art & Science of Yoga in rural India in order to improve the lives of the local community. This is achieved primarily in two steps. (1) Earning income by teaching visitors like you, which in turn (2) goes 100% into our NGO to provide Yoga, Hygiene & Safety education & materials needed to Empower local Girls stay in school & complete their education, a College & Career Girl’s Mentoring program, Yoga Therapy & guidance for Women Weavers and daily classes with textbooks for Boys, Girls & local Teachers to learn English in a society that demands it for economic growth. We also offer Swami-ji’s Library with computers, wi-fi, printer and support for research, resumes and printouts of school test results.
These Education initiatives, Yoga classes & Camps are provided free of charge to the local community. This is possible only because you care to visit us in our unique, sacred environment. Amma is a voluntary worker, a Sevaka, as well as a Sannyas & Yoga Swamini. She has made her home here more than 12 years. As a Yoga Teacher, you get the benefit of gleaning our Amma’s insights and experiences as she has been living among Indians in the heart of India with a very humble simple lifestyle. You will meet and speak with the young adults she has mentored and learn about this first hand.
We have no paid workers. SwAr Ashram is Amma’s only home & she is committed every waking hour to her charity work every day of the year. Amma Niradhara herself is unpaid and has to pay her Ashram’s rent, utilities and her own meals to live here. This is the definition of a Sevaka. Seva (self-less service) aka Karma Yoga (the right-actions of a Yogi / the work of seeing that there are no ‘others’ , that as we serve others, so we serve ourself), means to give your time without expectation of anything in return. Out of our recognition that we are blessed with more than we need for basic survival while others struggle to survive, we are grateful as we give our time or that extra few dollars. We give in gratitude because we have it to give. This is service. This is known as the fasted track to Enlightenment – Serve people.
We do not own a car. We pay the same as you do, however, we can arrange it on our end for less than you would pay in Indore. It is a 2.5 hour drive or 3 – 4 hours by bus.
We also do not own housing. so let me use that to preface a reply to the #1 FAQ.
Some people ask why they have to ‘pay’ to volunteer. This is an excellent opportunity to explain how finances work in undeveloped countries, as well as what Seva/ Karma Yoga from a Yogic perspective really means. If you are living in your own home, will any local charity to your home pay for your food & housing while you volunteer? How can you expect that an NGO in an under-developed country, (having not even enough funds to pay a salary to a local person for the job you are volunteering to do), can pay for your tourist priced hotel room and restaurant meals while you volunteer?
ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED AT A HOME-STAY NEARBY – where you must be registered through us, or you may stay at our affiliate authentic Heritage lodging located near to us in the Gatehouse to our Fort’s Palace. We do not have rooms or a kitchen of our own, so you must contact us well in advance so that arrangements can be made.
WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER YOU IS THE RIVER FRONT YOGA SHALA TEACHING FACILITY, GHAT SPACE DIRECTLY IN FRONT, LIBRARY & CLASSROOM WITH DARSHAN IN A PICTURESQUE PRIMITIVE PARTIAL RUINS. YOU ALSO GET THE PERSONAL ATTENTION, EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE OF OUR RESIDENT SWAMINI AMMA NIRADHARA. YOU WILL STAY AT BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED HERITAGE LODGING LOCATED IN THE GATEHOUSE TO THE PALACE, VERY NEAR IN OUR SAME FORT OR A HOME-STAY VERY NEARBY.
You are considering what do do with your expendable income on your vacation and there is enough in your bank account to buy an airline ticket. The cost of that ticket alone would pay a local salary for 6 to 10 months or fund our textbook program for a year. We struggle to provide 200+ textbooks per year to our welfare students. Factor in the cost of our Guest Relations Team – contracted time spent arranging a room and meals for you and your airport transfers, supervision and co-ordination of the work you will be doing for us and translators all need to be hired to manage the fact that we would have a volunteer on site. So we actually incur costs by inviting volunteers – over and above the cost of your room and meals.
Please consider that we DO love and appreciate you, and we very much need Guest Teachers to attract more Guests who might pay for Yoga in this remote place – so that potentially we will earn more income to fund and expand our charities. We are so grateful for those who support our work, as we are here to support your work, too.
When you open your heart by giving your time to someone in need, particularly in an environment that is under-served and under-developed as a whole, the expansion of your soul-consciousness is immense.
so. if you do want the marvelous & rewarding experience of immersion in the daily life of rustic, rural, real India while volunteering for an Ashram that gives 100% of its income to its poor & needy community. And you want to have a meaningful and economical use of your vacation time & money with all the perks of living like a Yogi in Ashram environment, this is your place!
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