Yoga Vacation Program
April 23 — 25, 2024

Beyond the Seven Chakras

Shodasha Adharas or 16 Bases of Energy

Ram Vakkalanka

In this enlightening program Ram Vakkalanka will present rare and ancient wisdom about the sixteen Adharas. The Sanskrit word ‘Adhara’ means foundation, base, and support. The Siddha Yoga tradition, one of the most ancient, albeit lesser-known, traditions of Yoga, teaches about these sixteen (shodasha) vital bases of Energy in our body.

Each of these sixteen Energy bases possesses its distinctive locale, focal point, Chakra (Energy vortex), Padma (purified Chakra), Tattva (Energy Principle), Mantra (Energy Vibration), and Bindu (Point of Infinitude).

Seven among these Adharas bear mention in other Yoga traditions like Hatha Yoga and enjoy a measure of popularity among contemporary Yoga enthusiasts as Chakras. However, the Siddha Yoga tradition places paramount importance on mastering all sixteen Adharas. It is asserted in some ancient yogic texts that a Yogi lacking knowledge of these sixteen Adharas is but a Yogi in name alone.

Embark on a journey to uncover the age-old Siddha Yoga tradition, the wellspring of this profound wisdom. These workshops will involve gentle yoga postures, Pranayama (breath control), and guided meditations. Please dress comfortably for this immersive experience.

Offered as 3 satsangs and 2 workshops (subject to change).

The presentations associated with this Yoga Vacation Program begin with an 8pm satsang on the first day of the program and conclude with an 8pm satsang on the last day of the program.  Click here to read more about the Yoga Vacation Program details and view the ashram schedule for yoga classes and meals during your stay. We suggest you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your program for the optimal experience.

Ram Vakkalanka is an internationally-known teacher of Nada Yoga, yoga philosophy, meditation, and sanskrit. He has created 22 CDs, one DVD, and an online course to share his in-depth knowledge of the many aspects of yoga. Ram presents the ancient wisdom of yoga in a friendly way, making it simple to understand the vast teachings.


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