Lokananda - Your Bliss Place
Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center
116 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown PA 19335
We call our building Lokananda - your Bliss Place, but the sign on the front says "Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center." This is our downtown Downingtown campus, which houses two types of programs:
Meditation & Yoga:
We offer free meditation programs two or three times weekly, plus 5 or more yoga classes and periodic Half Day Workshops. Formal meditation courses are offered every two or three months. We have a well-stocked yoga shop for your convenience. Click here for more info.
Our retreats and professional trainings are now housed in our "new" 130-year old historic building. Massive renovations have been completed with more under way, to make this beautiful "old dame" ready for modern-day yogis. This move offers two great benefits: lowered housing & meals fees plus the bliss of a dedicated spiritual environment.
Ashram — Residential Facility
1400 Hampton Drive, Downingtown PA 19335
This is Swami Nirmalananda’s residence, which she shares with other committed yogis. Residents have taken vows as brahmacharis (temporary monkhood) and participate in several hours of daily practice with Swamiji. She frequently welcomes invited guests for meals and other events. Click here for more info.
We are happy to welcome Lyft and Uber to our area. They are now well established, providing cost effective transportation which you book through your smartphone. Due to their availability and affordability, we no longer provide airport shuttle service.
On Time Transport, our previous limo service, is also available and gives you a discounted rate when you use the name “Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram.” Call them at 610-647-1354.
We email you the course roster when your program is confirmed so you can coordinate shared rides to reduce your expense.
You may prefer to take the train from the airport to the Downingtown train station. We provide free shuttle service to and from this train station during these times:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: from 2 hours before your program begins and up to 2 hours after your program ends.