"Life is meant for serving others. God's plan for human evolutions seva, or selfless service. 'Serve. Love. Give. Purify. Be Good. Do Good. Meditate. Realize.' That is the spiritual formula. One who practices selfless service feels for others and shares what he has with others. To grow on the spiritual path, you must serve humanity selflessly. Feel that the world is one big family and all are its members. Become a lover of humanity. Humanity is your God and serving humanity is your worship. One who is working for all is dear to God."
Swami Sivananda Saraswati
" Ananda Yoga Center, a retreat facility in a lovely setting in the valley, caters for both beginners and and advanced students of Yoga. "
"It is the only one of its kind in the whole country: a non-profit Yoga Center with its own buildings, lovely garden, clean air, rejuvenating and relaxing environment, constructed specifically for teaching purposes and spiritual uplift". - Rough Guide to Nepal
Ananda Yoga Center was established in 1990, is recommended by the Nepal 'Lonely Planet' and 'Rough Guide' guidebooks and has taught more than 1000 students. We offer residential yoga courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Sanyasi Shivgiri, the spiritual yoga teacher at Ananda Yoga Center has studied at 'Bihar School of Yoga' and has been teaching for more than 15 years. The center is close to Kathmandu city, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya (10km from Thamel). Our center teaches Satyananda Yoga (Bihar Yoga). This includes asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, yoga nidra (complete relaxation technique), Shatkarma (yogic cleansing: nasal, intestine and stomach cleansing), and philosophy. We are flexible with our programs and work to meet the needs of our students by offering personalized yoga sessions and courses.