Just above Rishikesh, Phool Chatti Ashram is a little slice of paradise! Located on the banks of the Ganga River (Ganges) in the Himalayan foothills, we are surrounded by mountain forests, hiking trails, swimming beaches, and nature in abundance. The Hem River also joins the Ganga at our doorstep, so we are twice lucky!
Phool Chattiâ€™s tradition of service continued and expanded over the decades to welcome people from all walks of life and many regions of the world. Since 1977, Phool Chatti has been under the care and guidance of its present Swami Ji, Swami Dev Swarup Nanda Ji. The ashram has preserved its character and â€˜feelâ€™ of its long 120-year (plus) history, yet it has modernized its infra-structure to provide comfort and convenience to its residents and guests. Electricity, western toilets, hot and cold water, as well as the ashram now managing its communications by phone and the internet; are all part of the way that Phool Chatti has kept the balance of tradition alive alongside the conveniences of modern life.
They teach a full spectrum of the yogic (spiritual) path and ashram life â€“ not just asanas (postures). Our aim is to give students a comprehensive experience including yoga (asanas), chanting, pranayama (breathing), lecture, meditation, neti pot cleansing, etc. (see Yoga Program page for more details). We offer our students practical tools that they can continue to use in their lives after the program ends