The 3 month Yogic Studies (English) was conducted from 1st November 2019 to 25th January 2020. The overseas students came from France, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, South Korea and Turkey, and the Indian students from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Teachers were Swamis Amritbindu, Krishnapriya, Maitreyi, Shivadhyanam and Yogatirtha, and Sannyasi Vijayashakti.
On the occasion of the Certificate distribution on 25th January, the students expressed their gratitude for all the opportunities given to them. The vast variety of activities and their full integration into the ashram life made their experience rich and showed them how to live a yogic lifestyle wherever they are. Swamiji congratulated them for their wholehearted participation, openness and happiness throughout the three months.
During the months of February and March, the Yogic Studies course (Hindi) was conducted at Ganga Darshan. The participants came from Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, with one overseas participant from Canada.
Teachers were Swamis Mantrapushpam, Shashwatananda and Shraddhamati, and Sannyasi Atmarpan.
The student participation in the course and ashram life was exemplary. On the occasion of the Certificate distribution, they delighted ashram residents and guests with a beautiful program of song, dance and drama expressing their appreciation of the teaching received and their resolve to apply the lessons in their daily life.