International Residential Workshop on Classic Ayurveda and Hata Yoga

Along with many of its benefits, modern life has given man a major setback too – a stressful life. Yoga and Ayurveda combined together can provide an effective solution to this omnipresent problem. Ayurveda suggests that you should maintain good health even at the expense of all your other worldly possessions. ‘Samkhya’ one of the six major schools of Indian philosophy is the base of both Yoga and Ayurveda. Although Yoga and Ayurveda differ drastically in method, they both aim at one thing, the well being of body and mind.

Swami Gorakhnath the founder of Agasthya Sidha Asram gives equal importance to body and mind. According to him one cannot completely ignore the body for attaining higher spiritual levels. Indian philosophy treats both body and mind as two wings of the same bird and in order to fly a perfect harmony between the two as well as the perfect well being of two are required. He never advocate the negation of life, but he take life in it’s affirmative way, with all it’s positive aspects. Ayurveda is the art of healthy living that enables you to find a perfect harmony between your body and mind. Whereas modern medical science treats only the infected part, Ayurveda treats body as a whole. Along with curing ailments, Ayurveda gives equal importance to preventive measures too whereas Yoga is a way of life. What Yoga does essentially is establishing a perfect balance between positive and negative energy.

Inspired by the great man’s visionary and mastermind Navaneetham Cultural Trust humbly presents a Yoga-Ayurveda residential workshop which will last for three days, at a beautiful hill station of Kerala, Kanthalloor. Three memorable and healthy days of life, treating and intoxicating mind and body with Yoga-Ayurveda in an exotic lush green heavenly leeway. What more to ask for!

About the Workshop

A three days residential program with Ayurveda and Yoga for cleansing and detoxifying body, mind and soul! The workshop commences from 11th of November 2016 to 13th. The participants should report latest by 10th evening 7.00 pm. Residential workshop will be held at a nature resort located at the edge of the forest boundary.

Techniques to detoxify teeth, tongue, head, ears, and eyes, skin, big and small intestine, lungs and heart will be taught by Swami Gorakhanath. Special Ayurvedic recipes will be prepared and taught for cleaning the subtle channels of the body and for tuning mind and consciousness. Day starts with Pranayam, Asanas, and proper relaxation, and Ayurvedic food, practice of active and passive meditation aided by pure Sidha medication.

Every day, application of Sidha formulated face packs and hair oils for hair growth and natural hair dyeing will be executed. According to the body constitution of each participant special medicines will be provided, taught to smear on feet and forehead overnight. Puravalayam is the method of covering eyes with medicated paste before going to sleep, which will also be a part of daily routine.

Besides, lectures will be held throughout the day which would advocate healthy living. Awareness on food consumption, cooking and consumption based on Sidha medication, importance of Kalpa medicines in food are a few among the decisive module of the workshop.

For a detailed schedule kindly click HERE . 

For a brief video of former year’s workshop click HERE.

Swami Gorakhnath


Born in 1964 Swami Gorakhnath joined the Indian Military Service as a Technician after completing his education. But during the later years he realized that he had bigger roles to play, greater dreams to achieve. So he quit the military to follow the spiritual path that led him to the Sivananda Ashram where he spent five years as a Yoga teacher. After learning Yoga and Siddha medicine and after acquiring in-depth knowledge in Indian Philosophy and spirituality from eminent masters and Gurus, Swamiji established the Agastya Siddha Ashram in Edavanakkad in the year 2000. Then onwards the Ashram has become a sanctuary for many. For those who seek cure for their bodily ailments, for those who are after a higher pursuit called spirituality, or for those who simply want to learn Kalari or Ayurveda. Every year he undertakes spiritual journeys to the Himalayas with interested groups and holds ‘Samvadas’ (interactive learning sessions) with eminent sages there.


Being a non-profit organization we accept a nominal amount of ₹ 12500/- as workshop fee, which includes accommodation in the luxury nature resort and food conditioned based on Ayurveda. Registrations will be based on first come first serve basis since we can accommodate only 30 participants at a time. Registration forms can be forwarded upon demand by mail, and completed registration forms can be sent to A hard copy of duly filled form along with a photo ID can be submitted by hand on the reporting day, 10th of November.  Payment can be done by cash or online. Details for the online payment are as follows:

Account Holder: Navaneetham Cultural Trust
Account number: 50200006574302
Bank Name: HDFC Bank Ltd
Branch: Trichur
IFSC:  HDFC0000057

For correspondences: 
Belraj Soni,
Founder & Director,
Navaneetham Cultural Trust,
Reach him at 949-511-8989 or 992-099-7639

Kindly take note that the cellular network is restricted to BSNL in the proposed venue and it’s stretch. It is highly desirable to carry a BSNL connection for communications outside of the venue.