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).


Kriya Yoga – Spiritual Initiation – Diksha

Kriya Yoga Diksha (initiation)

Kriya Yoga is a systematic secret Yogic practice transmitted from Guru to Disciple. This mystical path of Yoga, deals with the mind, Pranic energy, Kundalini Chakras and Mediation (Dhyana). Babaji Kriya Yoga is an ancient Yogic technique which leads to Atman Jnana and Self Enlightenment through Tapah, Swadhaya, and Iswarapranidhana.

What is Samarpan Kriya Yoga ?

Guruji Avadhuta Samarpanananda was initiated in Babaji’s Kriya Yoga in the lineage of Lahiri Mahasaya in 2001, with years of practice, he has mastered the technique and later expanded and improved it to achieve more consistent results in modern life and to better suit his student’s needs. Samarpan Kriya Yoga consists of the original Kriyas along with Kundalini Kriyas and variations.

Traditional Shaktipat

Guruji Avadhuta Samarpananda offers Kriya Yoga initiation in the traditional way, from Guru to Disciple. This initiation is a form of Shaktipat (Energy Transmission) along with the instructions on how to perform the Kriyas. The Kriyas are kept secret and cannot be learned through books since their power lies beyond the academic understanding. They need to be learned from a true Master, because the Guru’s initial blessings and Shaktipat are the first Kriyas (action) which will give life to your practice. Through the Guru’s presence and teachings you will learn how to do the practice with the right attitude, goal and understanding. Your Guru will also help you to discern if you are ready for Kriya Yoga. He may also recommend other spiritual practices instead, according to your present situation and needs.

Kundalini Awakening

Guruji teaches Kriya yoga as a tool, a complement to your sadhana on the way to Enlightenment. He will teach you how to integrate Kriya Yoga with other yogic practices since Kriya Yoga alone will not take you to the highest Enlightenment. It will mainly help you to awaken Kundalini and enter Dhyana (meditation). To go deeper in Dhyana we need proper Vedic study; Jnana Yoga. We also need to free ourselves from Mala (impurities), Vikshepa ( distraction) and Avarana  (the covering of Avidya (ignorance) which dulls the mind).

Common Misconceptions

Many people claim that Kriya Yoga is the only way to reach Enlightenment, and that you need no other practice to reach the goal. Guruji explains that this is a big misconception which can misguide sincere aspirants who have not yet understood the many steps and challenges on the path. Enlightenment comes through the grace of the Divine only ! We perform spiritual practices to purify the body, mind and intellect and to make ourselves eligible for Divine Grace. Kriya Yoga will often bring vision of  lights, colours or Jyoti Darshan, although pleasant, those manifestations occur in the mind, they are step stone on the path but not the final goal. Ultimately, the mind and all its content must be transcended.


Kriya Yoga initiations are conducted over a 3 days stay at Swami Samarpan Ashram during which you will receive Diksha, become an official disciple of Guruji, and practice the Kriyas you learned while taking part in the ashram life.


Recommended Dakshina (Donation) : 2,100 INR

Dakshina is an Indian Vedic Ashram Tradition mostly unknown or misunderstood in the west and around the world. Dakshina could be translated into loving offering made to the Guru after completing formal education. Traditionally, one would give according to his capacity. We recommend a certain amount, but one can give as per their abilities. Our intention is to stay away from commercialising Spiritual Diksha (initiation), because the energy and practices can only be transmitted from an open heart to another open heart, it’s not something you can simply buy and go home with.

Schedule :

Kriya Yoga Diksha happens on auspicious days such as Guru Purnima, Maha Shivaratri, Adi Guru Sankaracharya Birth Day, Swami Shivananda Birth Day and Guruji Sanyasa Day.

Kriya Yoga Diksha requires formal application and approval.

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