Yoga & Consciousness



Swar Ashram welcomes Rukmani Kaur 28 January thru 10 February 2020  for an Epic Inner Pilgrimage to Secret Sacred IndiaYoga & Consciousness : The Return of the Self  – twelve paradigm shifting days & 11 nights immersed in Ancient Yogic Teachings, Therapies, Technologies & Tours on the banks of the Holiest Narmada River with Guest Teacher, Rukmani Kaur of Avigna Health & Wellness and your resident host, Teacher & Guide Amma Niradhara.                                                   follow the facebook page


SwAr Ashram Welcomes Co-Founder of Avigna Health & Wellness,  Kundalini  Yogini  & Yoga Teacher, Medium and Energy Guide,  Rukmani Kaur  of  Peru.  “The time has come when the doors are fully open to be of service worldwide. It all makes so much sense now, all the trainings I did. Everything I have gone through and still go through, to bring us all a truly unique experience. A work with beautiful women I truly trust and admire. A work that comes straight from the heart. A work being led by Source and the Unconditional Love that moves life.”

On January, Rukmani Kaur hosting our first retreat in the heart India, right by the Narmada River. One of many more to come. A space where all traditions will meet to guide us deeper through the Awakening Process. A safe space created by our willingness to let go of who we think we are and open the doors to who we truly are. Merging the elements and the true essence of such a holy land to go back to the deep story that’s been hiding within for such a long long time.

A merging of Science and Spirituality, Yogasana and Energy Work, Innerdance and  Voice activation, Earth and Ether, Human and Superhuman.

A deep work that has been called forth from the collaboration of women that come from one side of the world, yet have always felt the connection of the 2 sides. Women that have been doing the work in regards of  “Who/what Am I?”

Women that have been working with their hearts and have been opening their space for this to come into fruition. Women that are not different than any of you, whether you are Male or female. Women that invite you to go deeper and discover the truth. Women who in their true essence are One and only with What Is.

Have you been hearing the call?
Are you ready to accept it?


During a very hard period of her life, Yoga, Meditation and Energy Medicine found Rukmani. In 2016, Rukmani’s Kundalini energy moved up her spine and it was the biggest turning point in her life: she began to follow her heart’s guidance.  It was in Asia where she was introduced to Innerdance and during her first group session, Rukmani had a massive awakening which led her to channel in a light language and talk directly to other’s Higher Selves.

Yoga & Consciousness : The Return of the Self is an intensive workshop embedded in an epic experience of Ancient Yogic Teachings, Therapies, Technologies & Tours – curated, produced & guided by Niradhara Amma, Director & Spiritual Mother of SwAr Ashram,  pictured here, the small square passageway at the farthest East end of the Maheshwar Fort on the banks of Narmada.  Begin the Inner Yatra!

2 Welcome to Maheshwar & its most Sacred & Secret River - Narmada

Lodging is in the exclusive Gatehouse to the Fort’s Palace.  Group car transfers from the airport direct to our door & back, 3 vegan /pure veg meals per day, Daily Ashram Yogic Sadhana, Yoga, Meditation, Agnihotra, Mantra, Satsang, Kirtan, Experiencial Tours to Temples & in Nature by Boat, Foot and Day Excursions by Car with Teachings, Innerdance, Shabdha Snan (Theraputic Sound Bath), Yoga Nidra, Kundalini Kriyas, Tantric & Advaitic Yoga Philosophy, Guest Access to SwAr Ashram’s Yoga Vedantic Interfaith Library with laptop use, wi-fi at both the Lodging & Ashram, a wonderful Welcome Bag,  and more…. in this all-inclusive package.

Our Guest Teacher Rukmani Kaur creates Sacred Space for you with Innerdance.  A sound healing self-awakening process that deconstructs conditioning, ego and traumas.  Innerdance is not traditional dance, we start by laying down in Savasana listening to the music, which mimics the REM sleep waves. Such waves, organically lead a person to surrender, allowing healing to fully take place. The dance happens within, in the energetic bodies which leads physical body to move.


The journey of Innerdance allows people to tune back into their Truth, to feel it, to be it, to live it. It opens the heart in a way that it becomes the leader of the path. As traumas, resentments, etc. are touched upon with love and compassion, the door to the True Self opens wider and wider. innerdance not only helps this door to fully open, but also guides the person to walk straight through it to fully live in the Truth, unmasking the illusions and releasing the conditionings which had been attached to The Self.

Inner Dance is a sound healing journey that goes in waves mimicking the cycle of the REM sleep. So it begins relaxing you and preparing you for the peak of the wave where things might get triggered, whether they are seen as “negative” or “positive.” It’s done on purpose to release what no longer serves you from your being.


Throughout the journey, Rukmani Kaur will channel energy to support you!

baneshwar-1You already Know more than You Know. You can Create Anything. the Womb of the Universe is inside you. THIS mysterious place is our first and last sacred pilgrimage by boat excursion on this Yoga of Consciousness Yatra. it is Baneshwar Mahadev Mandir set into the Center of the Narmada River aka as the Center (Womb) of the Universe. not just the Center of India (which it is also) but the actual spot where 2 major leylines converge, from the Center (Womb) of the Earth to the Center (Womb) of the Galaxy which then intersects all along the Golden Means Latitude of the Planet (which is where the Narmada flows. Powerful Ancient Stargate written about in the Shivapurana! Amma Niradhara will tell you all about it. and more.. YOU will EXPERIENCE IT!

Experience Hatha, Raja, Jnana and Bhakti Yoga-s at the heart of the Motherland, on the banks of the most sacred River Narmada, among ancient important Temples and Ashrams mentioned in the Shastra-s.  The Source Energies are palpable here, Maheshwar is the dwelling place of Shiva & Narmada Devi is the only place in the world where the Stones known as Shivalingams are formed by a natural occurance millions of millenia ago.  These Sacred Stones are revered as pure Shiva Energy and can be found in nearly every Temple throughout India..  The bare footprints of the greatest Rishi-s and Maharaji-s of all time linger in the atmosphere where they have meditated sitting on these very stone ghats, among the countless ancient Shivalingams that are installed since time immemorial along the riverbanks and ghats.  This is our idyllic authentic environment which remains pure to its roots amidst a developing India.

In addition to the workshops with Rukmani Kaur & Amma Niradhara,  we will fill our nights in the Temples, Ashram, boats and ghats with Ecstatic Dance & Music!  



With Amma Niradhara’s guidance there is a full Ashram program every day beginning with Agnihotra, Hatha Yoga, (Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Kriya, Mantra & Meditation), Ashram Aarti.  You participate in rituals at sacred sites, as well as immerse in Rukmani Kaur’s Yoga of Consciousness, most of the modules are in the Mornings after Breakfast. You get to experience all aspects (limbs) of the Yoga practices in its authentic context, Old World India, on the Narmada Riverfront at SwAr Ashram, you get access to SwAr Ashram Library’s rare Vedantic books, & of course Kirtan to revel in the Holy Names. 

At SwAr Ashram, we practice Agnihotra as a Sandhya Sadhana and you get full training and practice with your own kit, ebooks and a printout manual.  

During the days, the Classical Hatha, Raja, Jnana and Karma Yogas will be experienced, each in their most beneficial space and time. Amma Niradhara, our resident Spiritual Mother & Ashram director, curates and produces tours by foot, car and boats to natural and sacred sites nearby on day trips.   She guides you into Sanskrit esoteric texts (Mandukopanishad, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Soundarya Lahari, Spandakarika). She leads you into the Ancient Technologies, Teachings & Therapies  of Agnihotra, Kundalini Kriya, Tantric Karanas out in among Nature, as well as within the shroud of SwAr Ashram’s partly-ruins facade, and in the womb-like walls of Baneshwar Mahadev Mandir,


Stay with us in charming heritage accommodation. These 6 exclusive rooms are hidden inside the actual 30ft thick walls of the Gatehouse to Maheshwar Fort’s Palace, 3 minutes walk along the Fort wall to SwAr Ashram, (also part of the Fort) located on Maheshwar Ghat.  The first 6 Earlybirds to Register get the first 10 days stay at Exclusive Authentic Heritage Lodging in the beautifully restored Gatehouse to the Palace in the Maheshwar Fort.  (there are only 6 rooms of this quality) 3 minutes walk along Narmada from SwAr Ashram. Final 3 days we shift to the next door guest house for an EXCLUSIVE INVITATION to attend all 3 nights performances of SACRED RIVER – an extraordinary Celebration – some of the best Classical Performing Artists of India who will perform for the Maharaja – (and you are invited!) this is an Extra-Bonus Event included in your Yoga & Conscisousness Experience if you are the first 6 to Register.


All meals are included: the Cafe is attached to the Lodging and has hygienic healthy delicious pure plant-based local food and reverse osmosis water. 

Besides being the base for all the Yoga of Voice, and a full curriculum of Yogic Technologies, Teachings & Therapies, SwAr Ashram also provides cooking class, sharing of Traditional Arts, opportunity for participation and observation of our Charitable Initiatives, (funded by this Event’s profits) the launch site for the Sacred Teaching Tours, Ayurvedic Massage, Facials, Reiki & Reflexology, shopping assistance from our Ashram Ambassadors & more.    

Transport is incl from pick up at the local Indore airport – all inclusive except airfare.  You get an Agnihotra Kit & a wonderfully thoughtful Welcome Bag, full of the perfect gifts to make your stay more wonderous as well as to remember us by when you return home – the teaching tools and gifts given on arrival are each worth over $100.

Rukmani Kaur is a Yoga Teacher, Medium & Energy Guide from Peru.


A Twinflame reincarnated into this world to show humanity the meaning of unconditional love, a Reiki Master with multiple Yoga Certifications, she guides her students to understand that love starts within; accepting oneself, loving oneself and being truthful to one’s experience.”Love is what unite us all; not just human beings but every single living being on our Mother Earth. Love starts with YOU; loving yourself, accepting yourself and being yourself. The practice of Yoga that showed me the way to my truth, to my core, to my light.”So many believe Yoga is just about the physical Asana and try so hard to get a pose because “It looks so cool and can get so many likes on Social Media.”

However, Yoga begins the moment the awareness shifts from getting a pose right into just being. Through the conscious practice of Pranayama, Stillness and Being, we will tap into the unlimited power that we all have within.


Come join us,

Step into a place that is timeless, where you will become one with the Yoga that is Pure Conscious Bliss SAT CHIT ANAND.

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50% DEPOSIT $1222usd is expected.   ($108/- cancellation fee, the room is fully refundable only after it is re-booked) and you get a set of ebooks and the Event Newsletter with travel details, tips and more, sent to you right away.  approx 50% of total is due to Register and Reserve your space and the other 50% is due on arrival.


HOLD MY SPOT 30 DAYS HERE with only $108/-usd (non-refundable, if you cancel) to hold your spot 30 DAYS  & set up a payment plan while you pay the remainder of the deposit – and get you a set of ebooks and the Event Newsletter with travel details, tips and more,  sent to you right away.  50% of total is due on arrival.

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5 The Fort including SwAr Ashram was built by a Unique & Inspiring Queen Ahilyabai almost 300 years ago, her presence is felt throughout the Retreat

A unique and valuable offering of SwAr Ashram’s pilgrimage immersion retreats is the authenticity of our location in a non-tourist part of india where westerners rarely get to find.  This is intentional.  Hindusthanis want to keep these holy and heritage parts of India pure, they limit how many come from the west by keeping the route a bit inconvenient off the beaten track – and they don’t market to the west so that it doesn’t turn into a façade for the yoga teacher puppy mills like Rishikesh or Varanasi.  In fact, they call our town (Maheshwar), the Gupta Kashi, the Secret Varanasi.  Here is what Varanasi was like before air travel tourism took over.  They say that Ganga was chosen to be promoted to the international tourism market because she is the second of the Sacred River Sisters.  The most holy Narmada is to be kept protected for the future generations of the Hindustani nationals of India.  Let me explain this.

What makes Narmada the holiest of all the 7 sacred Rivers in India, is that she is the only Place on the Planet in which the Shivalingams were formed.   Nearly every Hindu home mandir has one – or within feet away in the nearest public Mandir (Temple) in every nook and cranny of India you will find Shivalingams being worshipped.  The legend goes that millions of years ago, a meteor scorched the Earth here, melting and fusing the layers of rocks creating a unique fusion: crypto-crystaline quartz.  This meteor-skidktghatpuja3 formed the Nimar Valley.  Shiva, from his vantage point of Amarkantak in the mountains, upon seeing the scar on Mother Earth (Prthivi), shed tears, that flowed down, forming the River along this bed.  This became known as Narmada, the delightful River-Daughter of Shiva.  The cool water flowing over the molten rock, solidified the dual-tone fusion stones into oblong ovoids that can be found in no other place on Earth. These stones dubbed Shivalingams,  are the product of pure fire-water Shiva-Shakti Energies and support Kundalini activation electromagnetically, working with the body’s Pranic/ electromagnetic field by resonance with all 5 elements contained in them.  All Shivalingam connect by magnetic energy to each other by the Pranic Field anywhere in the world, in all places and times. This massive magnetic intelligence is what makes this stone, in my opinion, the most powerfully accurate dowser.

So holy, ancient and important are these Sacred Stones, that Narmada is spared the tourism traps that would have surely depleted the finite resource of the Shivalingams.


There is a saying attributed to Markendeya, a devotee of our River Narmada – one must dip in the Ganga 7 times to become cleansed of karmas but one may only glance once at Narmada to get fully purified.  It is said that Ganga herself comes here at night to purify herself in the Narmada, dressed as a black cow, she returns each morning to her own riverbed dressed as a white cow.

Here is SwAr Ashram (click if the map doesnt come up on this page) located in Maheshwar MP India on the banks of the River Narmada.  Niradhara Amma has lived here 12 yrs and directs this micro-ashram entrusted to her by Guru Swami Anantram whom the Ashram is named for, SwAr is an acronym for his name. 

This is a small holy rural town and more uniquely, we are a heritage town with an ancient Fort on the River Narmada.  So aside from the religious significance of the River Narmada and all her Temples, there is also the heritage significance of the mighty Queen Ahilya who had a long peaceful reign here nearly 300 years ago, reviving a formerly Mughal Fort by patronizing artists, and who is still venerated and beloved by the entire town which thrives today because of her descendants revival of her handloom weaving patronage.  She built the structure at the easternmost end of her Fort, now called SwAr Ashram after the last Guru who inhabited it.  We will tour and teach you all about this, the temples, the surrounding nature and river and stones, with experiences you will never forget.

Read further to find what else you experience when you visit SwAr Ashram for this pilgrimage immersion yoga retreat.


As a Yogini since the age of 13, when the Motherland called her in her mid-forties, Niradhara did not hesitate to return to her ancient hOMe of certainly many births.  Here, she discovered, among the great Gurus of our time, there is a timeless Mother, the River Narmada Herself, and a mighty Maharani (Queen) Ahilya who built the Fort that now encompasses SwAr Ashram on its easternmost corner.

These immense Feminine Energies nurture us along with our guests here at SwAr Ashram.  We invite you to join us at this highly spiritual, secret location, for this once in a lifetime event :  Yoga & Consciousness : The Womb of the Universe Pilgrimage to Secret Sacred India with Rukmani Kaur & Amma Niradhara Mari.

HOLD MY SPOT 30 DAYS HERE with only $108/-usd (non-refundable, if you cancel) to hold your spot 30 DAYS  & set up a payment plan while you pay the remainder of the deposit – and get you a set of ebooks and the Event Newsletter with travel details, tips and more,  sent to you right away.  50% of total is due on arrival.

INQUIRE: about the event with partial Karma Yoga Scholarships.rukmani4.jpg