Anuttara Ashram

About us

Anuttara is an internationally recognized yoga collective that offers retreats, tours, courses
and trainings in yoga and meditation. These offerings always involve a harmonious blend of
the ancient teachings of the East and West. Anuttara draws its teachings from the authentic
traditions of Tantra, Advaita, Bhakti, Seva and more. All branches of Anuttara are facilitated
by Aarti Doyle and Nirav who are both humble disciples and students of Sri Prem Baba and
Guruji Raj Kumar Baswar. It is their continued work as students of these great masters that
keeps their work fresh and inspiring for all who attend.

Although Anuttara travels the world facilitating retreats and yoga trainings, Anuttara’s main
location, Anuttara Ashram, is an off-grid center in the mountains of Northern British
Columbia, Canada.


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  • Tanya Ivkovich   September 11, 2018

      So much more than your standard yoga teacher training!

    I just recently completed my yoga and meditation teacher training at Anuttara Ashram. The whole month long intensive was beyond any expectations I had for a teacher training program. From the moment I arrived at the Ashram, I felt welcomed by the community and felt at home in the wild north of BC, surrounded by beautiful landscape. The course went way more in depth than any other teacher training programs I looked into taking. It was a life changing experience and i will always treasure the time I spent at the ashram. The only downfall was that we ran into a drought during the summer. So water was very scarce and we had to be careful with our consumption - which may not be that bad of a thing as it helped us to understand how much of an impact we make on the earth. Other than the lack of rain, it was a fantastic experience. I learned so much about myself as well as about yoga and meditation and feel confidant to re-enter the world and share what I have learned. I plan to go back next summer for more training's and to just experience the community - its a magical place where you can just feel welcomed and at home!

  • Niamh Keoghan   August 03, 2018

      Yoga Program and Yoga Teacher Training

    My time at the ashram was more than I expected it to be. I went there with the intention of staying a month. I ended up adding another month to my stay and also joining the Yoga Teacher Training. On a whole, I feel there is much to be said for the welcome that each guest receives - how open people are and how close-knit the community is. I felt part of a family. What I loved a lot, was the encouragement we received to explore our own spiritual questions, without being judged or without being told what to do. I appreciated to regular share circles, the attention given to food choices by the chef, the activities and the alternating teachers during morning practice. It's hard to find something that could be improved upon on the Yoga Program. Perhaps more variety in the spiritual activities, incorporating discussion topics for example, devotional dance or evening yoga nidra. To have all participants of the program attending, it would perhaps help to have 'attendance to all activities' as a requirement before starting the program (if this is not already the case.. I can't remember exactly what the forms stated). As for the Teacher Training, I have mainly positive things to say. I loved the practice and the theory and I was blown away by how extensive it was, and how we still managed to go in-depth into so much of the yoga philosophy. I valued the attention given to our personal processes, our daily insights and how open the space was to share our inner journey. I loved the 2 different sequences and how the course was structured. The only suggestion I would have is to incorporate perhaps a full morning that focuses on Thai massage. It was touched on, when we learned a little bit of the 'art of touch', but it was a bit brief in my opinion. Also perhaps a follow-up of the readings we were assigned, by having discussions the day after the reading is assigned. This can also help to have the quieter ones in class, participating more, so more perspectives and ideas are shared. These are only minor details though and did not take away from such a life-changing experience. Thank you all dearly for this wonderful opportunity. I am super grateful for everything and excited to reap the benefits in my daily life, from having spent time at the ashram. Wishing you much love and joy always.

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Embodied realization. Kaycie
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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