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Amma Niradhara is the Spiritual Mother of SwAr Ashram under the auspices of NIWS, a charitable NGO, where she is the resident superintendent of its heritage property including Library, Gurukula, Yoga Shala & 2 Temples. She administrates its charities and directs its education programs, which she founded. Amma is a E-RYT500 Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, YACEP Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider, CYT Certified Yoga Therapist, Agnihotri and Ordained Interfaith Minister (New Seminary and Interfaith Temple of NY). Amma provides Yoga, Vedanta, Meditation & access to SwAr Library to visitors, She also provides the same free of charge to local students suffering from social & economic hardships, as well as she provides the locals with free programs in Arts, Computers & English (ACE), Women’s & Girl’s advocacy programs (Shakti Network), and is a promoter of Peace between Religions, Cultures and Economies (Narmada Interfaith).
Amma has designed and is making cloth stitched feminine pads, provided free to local girls as an initiative to keep them in school. With the promise of a pending distributor, Sangam Seva . Amma intends to sell them on a buy-one-give-one model as well as teach other communities to stitch their own, to sustain and grow the program.
Amma provides the only open wifi and computer access in town via SwAr Library, the esoteric Vedantic Interfaith Library bequeathed to her care by Sw. Anantram.
She is a resident in Maheshwar, a rural hamlet in MP India, for 11 years, formerly from New York. Amma teaches Authentic Esoteric Yoga on the premises of SwAr Ashram, her home, on the banks of the most sacred River Narmada. Amma Niradhara also teaches Yoga at the Royal Heritage properties of Ahilya Fort and Labboo’z Lodge for guests with a room booking, upon request. Teaching Yoga to guests and visitors benefits her Swar Ashram charity work. 100% of that income is donated to NIWS, the registered NGO of which she is Managing Director. Amma is also offering Yoga immersion retreats and continuing education for YA teachers as a registered YACEP.
Amma has studied Yoga since 1973 including the past 15 years living at Ashrams for study of Agnihotra & Yajnya (Fire Ceremonies), Sanskrit and Yogic Sadhana. She earned her Certification in Hatha Yoga in the Himalayas at Kailash Tribal Yoga & Holistic Therapies School and Samadhi Yoga Ashram and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT500, Certified Yoga Education Provider, YACEP and CYT300 Yoga Therapist. She graduated from The New Seminary and is ordained by The Interfaith Temple of NY as a registered Interfaith Minister. As a Minister, she taught Yoga & Sacred Arts at MCI-F, a maximum security women’s prison in MA and to youth at risk through a Nantucket Sheriff’s Grant. After her ordination, her devotion to Agnihotra led her to be called to serve the Master Shree Vasant at his Goshala on banks of the Sacred River Narmada.
After years of serving the Maheshwar community, Amma Niradhara was appointed by Sw. Anantram to direct his Ashram (SwAr Ashram), this auspicious location is the base for the Yoga Immersion Retreats & Private Yoga Experienes seen on this website. Please see the SwAr Ashram instagram and FB page for photos and also the FB page for NIWS, the NGO is linked above. AmmaNiradhara is now beginning a Mentoring & Empowerment program for girl’s as a natural extension of her existing charity work at the Ashram. A Girl’s College Scholarship Program and an Arts, Computers & English Scholar’s Program for the local youth which she is serving free of charge, is also planned for the future.
༺ 🔥 ༻ Welcome! Narmade Har! If you contact me for an e-visit, or are planning to visit me in India, i am here to assist you on your path to my hOMe, SwAr Ashram, enter the blue door in this photo. Here I offer Yoga Immersion Retreats and Private Yoga Experiences. (scroll down for more). I gratefully Manage & Direct this Ashram as a sevaka because it was bequeathed to my care by Swami Anant Ram, a Siddhi Guru, my Guru, who invited me to be in residence with him in January 2009. He departed his body in Mahasamadhi in November 2012 but is still an active presence here spiritually. I am the Mother (Amma) of this Gurukula Ashram & Vedantic Library, with a riverview Yoga Shala, where i share the Yogic Arts & Sciences with you. The joy of opening this location to adepts, seekers and heritage loving tourists is my most cherished dharma. I am at the service of those who wish to visit us. We are now listed on tripadvisor.com. It is my joy to share with you the experiencial authentic technology of Yoga, from its esoteric roots. We form a relationship of support as you become part of our Ashram family. Since SwAr Ashram doesn’t have amenities for overnighters, we have an exclusive arrangement to lodge our guests in the 6 rooms of the Gatehouse to the Maheshwar Palace, Labboo’z Lodge & Cafe where all the modern comforts are availed in a masterful heritage restoration. It is just a 3 minute riverside walk along the Fort wall.
SwAr Ashram – NARMADE HAR!