Location: Established by Gurudev Paranahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, Omkarananda Ashram is a well-known spiritual place for Iyengar Yoga all through the globe. It is located at a place called Muni-Ke-Reti on the banks of River Ganges.
Description: A divine land, Rishikesh is renowned for its religious shrines and ashrams amongst sightseers and devotees. Omkarananda Ashram in Rishikesh is recognized as Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute. Iyengar Yoda in Omkarananda Ashram is taught by Resident Instructor, Usha Devi, following the methods of the world famous Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar. For people who are interested in learning Yoga, Omkarananda Ashram is the best place to begin with. The ashram houses a kindergarten and a school where one can learn classical Indian music and dance too. Sri Omkarananda is a recipient of many awards and is engaged in many social activities. Working for the well being of the society, the ashram also runs child-welfare programs to enrich their life through education and care. If you wish to, then you can also contribute time and effort into good work.
Activities: General open classes and nine-day long Intensive Yoga Course is also organized four times in a year. Whether you are visiting Rishikesh for a long or short period, you have a great opportunity to learn various asanas and some breathing exercises as well.