Ashram Membership (free)
You are officially welcomed as an Ashramite when you join our e-list, below. This basic membership is free, so Swamiji's teachings are available to as many people as possible. When you enroll, you choose which of our regular publications that you will receive, including:
- Daily E-Quotes from Swamiji arrives in your email inbox to start your day, every day
- Inside Your Yoga, a monthly email that provides you with info on special events, upcoming programs and exclusive news
- Tadaa! This quarterly ezine offers you educational, inspiring and motivational articles on the Svaroopa® sciences
Be assured that we never make your email address available to any other organization. Click here to join our e-list and become an Ashram Member.
Other Membership Opportunities
We honor and serve our monthly donors by providing member benefits that include discounts on our programs as well as exclusive programs and phone calls with Swamiji, whenever she creates them for us. If you enroll in an auto-payment monthly donation of $15.00 or more, you qualify for the Monthly Donor Membership. Most importantly, you know you are supporting your Ashram in a very tangible way. Thank you for your generosity and support. Click here to start your monthly donation, in whatever donation category you would prefer.
For a $1.00 membership fee, you can enjoy free, live telephone satsangs with Swamiji, and when you register for this “almost-free” membership for $1, it is valid for 40 years! Click here to enroll, and you’ll be ready to participate in Swamiji's next free phone satsang.
To participate in special programs with Swami Nirmalananda, you are invited to apply for our free Shishya Membership, specifically for those whose relationship with Swami Nirmalananda is one of discipleship. This membership provides Swamiji’s shishyas (disciples) with dedicated phone and in-person programs where the other shishyas share a similar level of dedication and inner understanding. This frees Swamiji to offer deeper teachings, transmission and support.
What is a shishya?
The best answer is found in the model that Swamiji follows — her own Guru’s life-long devotion to his Guru, Bhagavan Nityananda. She models that for us through her fidelity to her Guru’s teachings, the unflagging application of her own self-effort to the practices He gave her and her own ever-opening heart. Swami Nirmalananda says, “My heart and my being were opened by Muktananda’s grace, but I had to work for it. The hard work ended when I discovered I already had everything within me, but it was the hard work that made me able to recognize that He had already given it to me.”
Click for Swami's audio, "What Is a Shishya."
Shishya programs include:
- Meditation & Chanting Programs (free)
- Shishya Events & Gatherings (free)
- Shishya B&B Retreats (free teachings, but there may be costs for your room and meals). These will be available to Shishyas only through July 2016.
To access the Shishya Member-only materials, click here.
SATYA is the Svaroopa® Association of Teachers and Yogis, providing with ranging support for deepening your own practice as well as for teaching yoga classes in your community. Prerequisite: successful completion of Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga. Click here for more info.
To access the SATYA Member-only materials, click here.