Welcome to Phool Chatti Ashram, a serene yoga and meditation center located in Rishikesh, India, nestled along the banks of the sacred Ganges River in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. The name “phoolchatti” means “land of flowers”, reflecting the beautiful natural environment of this tranquil ashram.
For over 140 years, Phool Chatti Ashram has welcomed spiritual seekers from all over the world who are seeking a deeper connection with themselves and the divine. People come here for different reasons – some come to experience the 7-day Yoga & Meditation Program and immerse themselves in ashram life, while others come seeking a quiet, peaceful environment for personal practice.
The ashram is located just five kilometers upriver from Laxman Jhula, making it easily accessible yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle of town life. Surrounded by forested foothills, flowing waters, and sandy beaches, the ashram is a peaceful haven where ancient Hindu traditions blend seamlessly with modern comfort and cleanliness.
The rooms at Phool Chatti Ashram are simply furnished, offering a comfortable retreat from the chaos of modern life. The Yoga and Meditation Program is designed to provide a broad introduction to the yogic path and ashram life while recognizing the Western guest’s desire for an Indian ashram experience in a tranquil setting with healthy food and a relaxed atmosphere.
The programs here are suitable for beginners and intermediate level practitioners and go beyond physical asanas to offer practical tools for spiritual growth and well-being. Many students return to Phool Chatti Ashram year after year, often referring their friends and family, and many stay for longer than one week.
During your stay at Phool Chatti Ashram, you can experience the ever-flowing song of Mother Ganga, which can be heard throughout the ashram and invites you into her sacred waters. You can also participate in nature walks, meditation, contemplation, and fire ceremonies, among other activities.
If you are interested in studying the rich spiritual traditions of India and having a personal experience of true ashram life, Phool Chatti Ashram is the perfect place for you.