Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy was started in 1948 by H.H Swami Sivananda Saraswati. The Academy is having the experienced Professors and dedicated associated team member. The Basic Yoga Vedanta course is an Inter – disciplinary institution for study and practice of Yoga, Vedanta and India culture.
The Academy focuses in Yoga, Meditation, Philosophy, Upanishads, Bhagwat Gita and other spiritual subjects. The academy is consecutively organizing regular Vedanta program since 3rd July, 1948. The Academy have maintained their ethics, discipline, standard as per the ashram policy and guidelines and offers well-crafted traditional, devotional yoga and Vedanta courses thrice a year for two months each residential program (March – April, May- June, Sep – Oct)
The class size and number of seats are 40 students in a batch. If the preference is to practice yoga, Vedanta, Philosophy, Upanishad and Indian culture in a best spiritual environment, this academy may be the right choice for you. Preferably a graduate and English as the primary language of instruction are required for understanding of the subjects and prior to enrolling in the course.
The academy is facing the Holy Ganges at Ram Jhula, and close to the nature forest. The registrar office is situated at P.O Sivananda Nagar -249192 Distt. Tehri Garhwal and is within the Ashram’s premises at International Yoga city Rishikesh – India. The Academy is well connected with the main Badrinath National Highway, Ganges, Ram Jhula, swargh ashram, and is in the radius of 3 km distant from Main city Rishikesh, ISBT Bus stand, Railway station, 24 Kilometer from Haridwar, 22 Kilometer from the Jolly grant airport and 45 Kilometer from the Uttarakhand state capital Dehradun. The Academy is surrounded by the forest. The place can be better for people inclined towards meditation & Yoga, seeking for spiritual Knowledge.
Student’s are provided sharing room or dormitory with study table and cupboard. All the rooms are Non A/c but spacious and cross air ventilated. The student have to stay on the accommodation provided by the academy no separate arrangements for accommodation. The rooms are located on the ground and first floor and a dormitory.
Please, note that all the students have to stay in the Academy. And have to report one day prior to the course start date. Though there is no extra stay and extra meals charge but the student have to notify the school in advance, about their arrival and departure date at the registrar office earlier.
Rooms on 1st Floor & ground Floor (facing Ganga and hill view)
Rooms are available on double occupancy basis only and the school won’t provide any separate rooms. The academy have the have 24 hrs. Hot water and drinking Filter water facility.
Any kind of intoxication, drugs, smoking and other dissipating habits are strictly prohibited in the ashram. The selected candidates are likely to live an austere life and are not permitted to get along or live with any of his family member or relative in the ashram and must psychologically and physically sound to stand the rigors of the course.
Academy Yoga hall is wide, spacious located on the ground floor. Yoga hall is non A.C. but airy and well ventilated situated near to green forest. The Yoga Hall can accommodate maximum 40 -50 practicing students at a time. However from Time to time Practice of Yoga are done in an open ventilated place.
The dining hall is ventilated and located at the First and Second floor and maximum 250 -500 peoples can dine at the same time in a batch.
The student have to manage their own laundry. In case those students who want to avail paid laundry service can contact the registrar office or reception. Students can use the front balcony to dry up the washed clothes.
Strictly vegetarian food will be provided. A divine prayer in Sanskrit is chanted before every meal. Daily food menu is fixed by the dining hall department and the meals varieties are prepared and offered accordingly. The food prepared is Satvic, vegetarian, less spicy and quite flavorful on the principles of Ayurveda cooking. The school serves three meals with an unlimited supply of various dal, chapatti, rice and vegetables.
Breakfast: After the Morning meditation, the class is adjourn for breakfast .The breakfast is served with any item Parantha, Poha, Halwa, idli and sambhar, upma, Vada, etc. along with the tea. Only in Ekadashi day tea is served in the morning and rice is excluded from meal.
Lunch: The lunch is served with dal, rice, vegetables, chapati, or any of the mention item like curd, vada, rasam, puri, paneer, soup, Laddu, buttermilk, kheer, or any other sweet dish.
Dinner: Rice, Dal, chapatti, vegetable or along with any of the item like curd, buttermilk, puri, or sweet dish.
The food menu may modify from time to time.
The class size is usually 40 students in a batch.
SELECTION PROCESS: The student are requested to submit the Application before the prescribed time of starting course date by mentioning:
- 500 words the individual’s spiritual background.
- Theirs’s Aspirations and Future plans.
- Medical certificate of fitness.
- Photocopy of educational certificates.
In case the candidate has hidden the facts and is found lacking in the above aspects, his selection will be cancelled and asked to return. Also, throughout the period of the course, outsider presence without the school permission is considered objectionable for any reason, his admission will be invalid.