Samarpan School of Yoga

Samarpan School of Yoga is one of the most authentic places to learn Yoga in Rishikesh. Offering 200, 300 and 500h Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training in Kundalini Tantra Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Multistyle. We invite you to experience the Gurukul life, that is, to live, practice and learn in an authentic Ashram in the Guru Shishya (Spiritual teacher – Student) tradition. Our courses cover the journey from basic Asanas to Moksha (Enlightenment).


Guruji (Avadhuta Samarpanananda )


Guruji (Avadhuta Samarpanananda) is a Mystic, Traditional Yoga Guru, Author, humanitarian and a Spiritual Leader.

He is the Founder, Director and Chief Patron of The International Samarpan Yoga Awareness Foundation (ISYAF), Swami Samarpan Ashram, Samarpan School of Yoga, Samarpan School of Ayurveda, Sri Swami Samarpan Shivananda Homeopathic Charitable Hospital and Samarpan Yoga Publications.

Traditional Yoga Guru (Master), he guides programs on Yoga, Advait Vedanta, Sanatan Vedic Dharma, Kundalini Mystic Science and Kriya Yoga.

Mystic, Yogi, Avadhuta, in his personal sadhana, he is presently engaged in deep metaphysical study, Sri Vidya,  Dasha Mahavidyas, Panchagni Vidya (Five Fire), which is a practice of advance transmigration wisdom, a Saiva Agama Tantric Metaphysical Avadhuta Sadhana (which is beyond Sanyasa ).

Author, he published 3 books to this day ( Authentic Yoga,  Authentic Pranayama Yoga, Samarpan Yoga)  and is writing his forth on “Samadhi Yoga”, expected publications soon.

Spiritual Leader …, he attends and guides National and International Peace conference


Early years and training

Born in Odisha in a  small village, he joined the Gurukul life at Shivananda Ashram at a young age after graduating in Science (Botany) in 1989. There he  received Mantra Diksha from  Swami Chidanandaji and   completed the 15th Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy (YVFA) course on the philosophy & psychology of Yoga & Vedanta.

In 1992, he was appointed  Acharya ( Yoga Master )  of  YVFA at the Headquarters of Shivananda Ashram, in Rishikesh.

He took Brahmacharya Diksha and completed the one-year Sanyasa Training course under the guidance his Guruji Swami Niranjanananda and later was initiated into Sanyasa on November 8th, 1993.

In 1994 with the blessings of his Guruji, he went to study in a traditional monastery, the Holy Kailash Ashram in Rishikesh.Until 1998, he maintained Gurukul discipline and ascetic lifestyle while studying classical Indian philosophy ( Darshan) on  Vedic Culture in the order of Adi Guru Sankaracharya in Advaita Vedanta, a lineage which dates 800 A.D..


Spiritual Initiations

In 1993, he visited Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram, Kerala, and received the blessings of Divine Mother Amma Amritanandamayiji

In 2000, he received Kalachakra Tantra Initiation from H.H. Dalai Lama in 2000 in Spiti Valley, Himalayas.

In 2001, he received Kriya Yoga Diksha in the lineage of Babaji/Lahiriji Mahasaya.

In 1998 and 2014, he has completed course the Thai Advance Massage treatments in the subject of Thai traditional herbs and Thai Massage at Chiangmai, Shivagokomapaj Old Thai Massage Hospital.

In 2008-2009, Guruji completed a one-year Meditation Diploma Course on Buddhist and Yogic (Vijnana Bhairav Tantra and Advait Vedanta) perspectives of Meditation in  Mandala Yoga Ashram, Wales, the UK under the guidance of Swami Nischlananda.

In 1991 he received Sri Vidya Sadhana and later he got final  secrets of Sri Vidya Diksha Sadhana by the grace of Parashakti Kamakhya Maa  and Lord Shiva Bhairav. Sri Vidya Guruji Tirthji Maharaj  in the order of Sankaracharya Dandi Swami  Sanysasin  appears infront  him as a form of Parashakti   in Kamakhya Maa and gave to Guruji Final and secrets of Sri Vidya Sodhasi Diksha.

International Spiritual Tours

Since 1998 to 2022, Guruji has been travelling overseas to propagate the traditional wisdom of  Yoga, Vedanta, Saiva Agama and to offer Diksha  (Spiritual Initiation) to sincere spiritual seekers and aspirants.

To this day, Guruji has toured to over 45 countries in Europe, America and Asia (Mexico, Cyprus, Turkey, Austria, Italy, Scotland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Spain, Greece, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Monaco, the Vatican, Latin America (Ecuador), Russian Federation (Moscow, Ufa, Sochi, Siberia, St Petersburg) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar),  Iran, Nepal, China, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Portugal, Finland, the United States of America , Canada, and the United Nations (UN), New York..


Swami Samarpan Ashram and Organisations

In 2002, after visiting his Guruji and his Grand Master in Shivananda Ashram in Rishikesh, he had the vision to settle down in Rishikesh and to establish Swami Samarpan Ashram. The ashram has grown to become the headquarters of his many activities and organisations.

The Ashram is situated in a serene location with vegetation and mountain views, it is next to a small river which joins with the Mother Ganges 2 km below in the famous town of Rishikesh, foot hill of the Himalayas. 

Although he is greatly indebted to his Guru and many Acharya. His work and mission are totally autonomous and is not affiliated with any of his Guru and  Acharya ( teacher) organisations /Institutions/ Ashram.

The Ashram conducts various courses on Yoga, meditation, Shaiva Agama Tantra, Kriya Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta.

Main Building

The main building has rooms on two storeys with capacity of accommodating many guests and students. It includes a yoga hall, a shrine and a library. This is also where meals are prepared and served. 

Shiva Shrine 

Shiva Puja is performed twice a day at the Shiva Shrine in front of the main building. 

Panchagni Sadhana

The Ashram is where Guruji has established his Panchagni  Sadhana, which is an abode of Lord Bhairav and Bhairavi as per Saiva Agama and reveal by Lord Shiva .This is where he performs Avadhuta Sadhana also could be known as Aghora Vidyas. This austerity practice is performed for the welfare of the whole humanity, for the world Peace and merge in Shiva Tattva, the highest  Enlightenment.

During this period, the Sadhaka will be sitting every day between sun rise and sunset at the centre of four fire Kunda, with the sun as the fifth fire. Panchagni Vidya begins in Uttarayana and concludes at the beginning of Dakshinayana. Since very few perform this Sadhana in our days, it got Guruji some attention from the media.

This is a very advanced type of Sadhana from the Saiva Agama, only meant to be performed by Sanyasins who have no personal agenda. The Panchagni Sadhana brings an additional holiness to the Ashram. This Living Divine Presence balances the whole environment and nature around and blesses everyone who comes in contact with it.


Sri Vidya  and Kalari Temple

A new building is presently being constructed to perform Sri Vidya and Advance Sadhana bases on Ancient  Tradition of Shaivism. Kalari is an ancient name for a place where one learns and performs Sadhana. 

Charity Hospital

Located at the entrance of the Ashram,  Sri Swami Samarpan Shivananda Homeopathy Charitable Hospital was established by him to fulfil the dream of his Param Guru Swami Shivananda to serve to Sadhus, Poor and need ones.

Spiritual Leadership, International Relations and World Peace activities

He met Dr. Danilo Türk: (2007 – 2012 ) President of Slovenia at Ljubljana, during his European Spiritual tour on the 21st of June in 2008.

He met Honorable Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin Vice President of Republic of Suriname at Chicago, USA during his visit to World Hindu Congress on 9th September 2018 as a Guest Speaker.

In 2018, Guruji participated for the first time in the panel questions and answers session at the Parliament of World’s Religions in Toronto, Canada and was given two minutes to express his voice, he also met World Interfaith Religious leaders and discussed World Peace and how to avoid all kind of War on mother Earth. He participated for the first time in a  digital citizenship event on 30th September 2019 at the United Nations, New York, organised by Ambassador of Italy, Finland, Bangaladesh, and EU to the United Nations, New York.


Humanitarian Work 

Guruji established  Sri Swami Samarpan Shivananda  Homeopathic Charity Hospital to fulfil the dream of his Parama Guru Swami Shivananda Saraswati to serve the Sadhus, the Poor and the need ones.

The Ashram also provides food, cloth and shelter for  the  sadhus , monks and poorest ones.

Vision for the future

In 2021, Guruji received a special Darshan and Enlightenment in Kamakhya Temple, Assam by the grace of the Parashakti Kamakhya Maa . After this event, he received the vision to propagate the science of Yoga, Vedanta , Saiva Agama Tantra and Sanyasa traditions in order to preserve the sacred culture of Sanatana Vedic Culture of India and welfare of the all beings.

Upcoming events

Yoga – Advait Vedanta Course  : 15th March to 5th June 2022

Vanaprastha Sanyasa Course  : 15th June  to 25th  November 2022