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About Yoga Satsanga Ashram

Namaste Divine Self

Yoga Satsanga Ashram was founded by Surender Saini (Yogacharya Jnandev) and Sally Saini (Yogacharini Deepika) in 2009.


Yoga Satsanga Ashram, Wales is an authentic, traditional Yoga Centre in West Wales, offering residential yoga teacher training courses: 200hr yoga teacher training, 500hr yoga teacher training, pregnancy and children’s yoga teacher training, alongside classes, retreats and detox programs. We follow and teach Gitananda Yoga, an Authentic Ancient style of ashram based yoga training and Classical Hatha and Raja Yoga.


We are an Eco-Friendly Yoga Retreat Centre and Yoga Teacher Training School based in West Wales UK. Come and enjoy yoga in a beautiful and natural set up, full of prana or vital energy.


We are also in process of developing International Yoga Research and Study School in Portugal. 


The person of the world lives to learn – the Yogi learns to live!  The Yogic path in its true spirited form is for brave seekers who desire be physical, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy, strong and balanced. As Krishna says " Yoga is living in equanimity".


Yoga gives you all the tools, kriyas and prakriyas to practice, reflect, contemplate and meditate on becoming your true potential self. It is said it is easier to move a mountain or control the wind than to control our mind – but it is not impossible, and it is inevitable for each and everyone. But Patanjali says "dharnasch yojnata manas- means mind has the ability to concentrate or meditate". 


If you seeking to learn and practice authentic yoga, Please contact us or come and try! 


Aum Shanti!


  • The Teachers
Yogachariya Jnandev Giri
Surrender Saini
Yogacharini Deepika
Sally Saini
Caroline Partridge

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Meet the Team: Our Teachers

Yogachariya Jnandev Giri

Born in India where he lived for the first 33 years of his life, studied Yoga deeply academically and ‘experientially’ becoming a Saddhu himself for some time and studying under several different Swamijis around India, some of his stories are remarkable!


Now established an ashram in Wales UK, primarily based on Gitananda Yoga, after meeting his wife to be in Ananda Ashram, (ICYER) India who is from the UK.  Jnandev has studied Yogic scriptures, in their original Sanskrit language.


He is from a Hindu family and holds family values the Yamas and Niyamas (moral and ethical codes) of Yoga as vitally important for spiritual growth and evolution, the foundations of true Yoga practice!

"The yogic mindful living
is to live in every moment,
fully consciously.
Take responsibility
for all our actions,
words and thoughts
and make conscious choices". 
Guest Teachers

Our Guest Teachers

Yogacharini Deepika

Deepika connected with the Gitananda Yoga Tradition in 1993 at 17yrs old when she took part in her first Yoga class, taught by someone who was sharing their knowledge of this tradition. Many years later in 2006 Deepika made it to ICYER to complete the 6-month YTT course which was completely life changing for her. Deepika returned to the Ashram many times over the years to complete the 3000 hours advanced Senior Achariya Training finally by 2017, there are only around 25 teachers globally trained to this level in the Tradition. This was done in-between establishing two Ashrams with Yogachariya Jnandev and raising 3 beautiful sons! Deepika has been sharing and teaching Gitananda Yoga to her local community for the past 17 years and running Yoga Teacher Training courses alongside Yogachariya Jnandev. More recently Deepika has been able to explore her passion in Pranayama which had a deep transformational effect on her lungs which were in a poor condition due to severe life long asthma and hospitalisation many times as a child. With the blessings of the Gurus Deepika is now running a 500hrs Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training with Dr Ananda Balyogi Bhavanani, son and successor of Swami Gitananda Giri himself. 



Deepika is the Director of the Soul Space field for The Big retreat! Deepika is a classically trained yoga teacher and one of the UKs leading yoga teacher trainers in authentic Gitananda Yoga and one of the few senior global teachers in this tradition. Deepika is running courses at the Yoga Satsanga Ashram on the boarder of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire which she co founded, a residential Yoga Centre (often commented on as a little India and appeared on a BBC documentary The Asian Welsh). Deepika is especially passionate about Pranayama (commonly known as breath work) which helped her enormously on a personal level having suffered severe life threatening asthma particularly in her childhood. The practices of yoga transformed Deepikas life beyond recognition! Deepika has been teaching Yoga for almost 20 years and teacher training for 18yrs, she tries to embody a yogic lifestyle as a way of life. Deepika is also Director of Yoga Care Wales CIC bringing yoga to peoples lives as a therapeutic tool for those in more need than most, vulnerable or disadvantaged in some way. Deepika also enjoys classical Indian music and plays sitar to Bhajan or Kirtan!

"My daily practice

is living Yoga

in every moment"

Caroline Partridge
Yoga Teacher & Physiotherapist
teaches some of the Anatomy and physiology sessions on our Yoga Teacher training courses

Caroline is a very experienced chartered physiotherapist . She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1991 and gained a masters degree in health sciences in the year 2000. She is a member of the musculoskeletal association of chartered physiotherapists (MACP) and She specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy which involves helping people of all ages to manage a wide variety of both acute and longstanding musculoskeletal conditions.

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Health and Happiness is every one's birth  right. However they cannot be taken for granted. One needs to do everything that will lead you to happiness and health!

Swami Dr Gitananda Girji Gurumarahraj ji

ICYER- Gitananda Yoga Center or Ananda Ashram
International Centre for Yoga Education and Research
founded by Dr. Swami Gitananda: 

Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj had spent most of his eighty-eight years in the propagation of Classical Rishiculture Ashtanga . Dr. Swami Gitanannda Giri, a Pramhansa Sannyassin, was active in all phases of Yoga and conducted an international Yogamovement.  He was the Mahant of the Brighu Yoga (Vedic) Order, one of the oldest order of Sannyassins in India, as well as Mahant of the Subramaniyan Yoga order of South India.


The Paramparai (tradition) that he inherited is a fusion of Classical Ashtanga promulgated by Yogamaharishi Swami Kanakananda Brighu of Bengal, and the South Indian Siddha Yoga tradition as exemplified by the Shakti, life and teachings of the great South Indian Siddha-Yogi, Srila Sri Kambali Gnananda Desiga Swamigal of Pondicherry.

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