Located in Sarvodaya Enclave in New Delhi, Sri Aurobindo Ashram is not only one of the oldest ashrams in the city but also one of the very best. Established on the 12th of February 1956, the ashram seeks to offer therapeutic solace with programmes like Yoga Practices, Discourse on teachings of Sri Aurobindo and selective Psychiatric Services and Workshops on Mental Enrichment etc. There are also Adolescent, Geriatrics and Family Camps organized to offer spiritual retreat to its guests. The best part is that there is no partial treatment based on sex, religion, caste or creed or even hierarchy. The ashram follows a code that promotes equality and unity.
Address: Begumpur Road, Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi
Timings: 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Situated in a peaceful locality on Mehrauli - Gurgaon Road in Delhi, Zorba The Buddha is an ashram and a spiritual retreat centre that reeks of picturesque beauty, bounteous nature and immense peace. The architecture of the ashram is a combination of contemporary design and bamboo-mud-thatch style. Besides the regular meditative programmes, the ashram is blessed with utter tranquility, gorgeous gardens, dainty ponds and stunning gardens that bloom with vibrant flowers. To add to that, the centre also has training, workshops, and courses for soul connect. Besides, there are also classes on pottery and painting that help visitors to heal and relax.
Address: No.7, Tropical Drive, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Ghitorni, New Delhi
Timings: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Situated in the West Shalimar Bagh area of Delhi, Transcendental Meditation is another holistic institution that was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The centre operates on the principle of finding inner peace by looking inside the soul and being conscious of the most silent parts of your conscience. Other than the centre, Transcendental Meditation also conducts regular workshops, programmes and courses in other parts of Delhi. Besides, they also treat various diseases after extensive research. The quality medicines are exported from different parts of the world.
Address: Block BP, West Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi
Timings: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Iyengar Ashram is known for its extensive yoga programmes and is situated on the Deendayal Upadhyay Marg on the Rose Avenue in Delhi. Designed by Dr B.K.S Iyenger, the centre propagates healthy living through yoga and focuses on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of individuals. Based on sprawling green grounds, the centre is a combination of a heritage centre and an ashram. There are extensive workshops and several sessions on yoga and on sound. The volunteers have the option to opt for any or both of the introductory courses and teacher training programmes.
Address: Plot No.65,66,67, Indian Heritage Society, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, Rouse Avenue, New Delhi
Timings: 6:15 AM - 6:00 PM
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Known to be one of the top healing ashrams in Delhi, Isha Yoga or Isha Foundation (as it is sometimes known) boasts of over 7 million followers. It aims to help its volunteers attain inner peace and satisfaction through intensive yoga programmes. Founded by Sadhguru, Isha Yoga also initiated and saw through several programmes based on Social Upliftment, Education and Environment etc. Among the several yoga techniques and exercises, the basic and most effective one practised at the centre is called Classical Hatha Yoga that is considered to be the purest form of yoga. All the workshops and programmes focus on healthy living, inner peace, stress free living, and mental clarity etc.
Address: Mandi Road, 4, Osho Dr, Gadaipur, New Delhi
Timings: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Founded and established by Swami Vishnudevananda, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram is known for its Yoga Vacation Programme. The centre promotes classical yoga and organizes regular workshops both at introductory level and at the teacher training level, for those who are willing. There are also group meditation programmes and Asana practices for beginners and intermediate on a regular basis. Apart from yoga, the volunteers can also take detox and Ayurveda programmes.
Address: PSP Pocket, Sector - 6, Near DAV School, Swami Sivananda Marg, Dwarka, New Delhi
Timings: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Ramkrishna Mission is one of the oldest ashram chains that was founded by Swami Vivekananda in the memory of his Guru- Guru Ramkrishna Paramhans. The centre has a magnificent statue of Shri Ramkrishna right in the heart of it. There are several monks who reside in the building who hold discourses and discussions. They even help the poor and the needy by giving them alms. In addition to that, there is a huge library that has more than 40,000 books.
Address: Ramakrishna Ashram Marg, New Delhi
Timings: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Situated in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, Neem Karoli Baba Ashram is dedicated to Neem Karoli Baba who was a devoted devotee (bhakt) of the Hindu God Hanuman. The saint had a lot of devotees and fans which include people from both India and outside. Besides other meditative programmes and exercises, the ashram also has a very large Annapurna Temple and it also runs free meal plan for underprivileged school children.
Address:Bela Road, Ladakh Budh Vihar Colony, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054