About Ishtadev Niwas Ashram
Namo Narayana. Welcome HOME.
Ishtadev Niwas is an Ashram run by the Living Yoga Society; a non-profit society guided by an experienced, dedicated Board of Directors with Spiritual Direction by Sannyasi Shivani Howe. Founded and created in 2010, the Ashram is dedicated to, and inspired by the Spiritual Masters of the Saraswati Lineage and the ancient teachings of Yoga. We aspire to live and share the teachings of these spiritual visionaries.
Within the teachings delivered through Ishtadev Niwas Ashram, students will be fully immersed in Yoga as a lifestyle and spiritual path, guided by teachers who hold an integral Guru-Disciple relationship and who practice and recognize Yoga teachings at some of the highest levels of understanding and dedication. Direct students of the Ashram are those who are sincere seekers on the path of Yoga, have been studying, practicing and/or teaching Yoga for at least 5 years, and are those that want to humbly learn integrity, right communication and expand into the flow of awareness around oneself.
At the same time, the Ashram is a community of dedicated Yogis and, as such, offer intentional opportunities for new or unpracticed students to explore and be provided initial guidance on how to start on a sincere and dedicated path of Yoga. We also practice the critical Yogic instructions of “Serve. Love. Give.” from our Gurus and consistently identify areas within Community wherein service can be practiced and offered. The Living Yoga Society is dedicated to being an integral contributor to the vitality of ancient Yogic teachings, elevating the quality of teaching delivery within the “West,” and enabling authentic opportunities for experiencing the immersive benefits of Yoga in daily life.
The Living Yoga Society’s members include not only students of Ishtadev Niwas Ashram, but also any Yoga teachers, likeminded organizations, Community members, citizens and/or institutions that believe in our Vision and Mission. We serve these members’ belief in the value of the teachings in which we hold with passion and dedication, and with the goal of creating a culture that recognizes Yoga as an essential part of society and a valuable means for engagement and human potential.