From 6th February to 28th May 2017, the four-month Yogic Studies was conducted for 32 students from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The age of the participants ranged from 18 to 60 years. The students’ participation in classes and ashram activities throughout the course was remarkable.
Classes were conducted by Swamis Kaivalyananda, Mantrapushpam, Shivadhyanam and Tyagraj, and Sannyasis Atmarpan, Shraddhamati and Soumyashakti.
On 26th May, the students delighted the ashram residents with a perfect asana demonstration, song and dance. They enacted a skit on the influence of people’s behaviour on the environment which showed that they had fully imbibed the importance of yoga lifestyle and the impact it has on one’s social and natural environment.
The certificate distribution took place on 28th May. Swami Shankarananda, Swami Atmamaitri and Swami Shivadhyanam thanked the students for their wholehearted participation in the ashram life and wished them well for their future, hoping to see all again at Ganga Darshan in the near future.
On 1st October 2017, the four-month Yogic Studies commenced. The international group of 31 students came from 12 countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iran, Nepal, Romania, Spain, Uruguay and the USA. The Indian students came from the 9 states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarkhand and West Bengal. The students participated wholeheartedly in all ashram activities as part of their karma yoga training.
Classes were conducted by Swamis Tyagraj, Upasana, Yogamaya, Yogatirtha and Sannyasis Satchidananda and Vijayashakti.
The certificate distribution took place on 28th January 2018.