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!

More about Yogachariya Jnandev Giri >
"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". 

Our Guest Teachers

mother and son
mother and son

Deepika loves motherhood :-)

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Deepika and Ammaji
Deepika and Ammaji

Deepika with Ammaji Guide and Guru

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Deepika singing bhajans
Deepika singing bhajans

Yogacharini Deepika at Kambaliswami madam Temple in India

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mother and son
mother and son

Deepika loves motherhood :-)

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Yogacharini Deepika

Deepika first started attending a yoga class in 1993 in West Wales where she grew up. Deepika has studied and practiced and been involved in many other systems and techniques also over the years in her spiritual seeking

Registered Social Worker since 2003. Post-grad Social Work DipSW,  BSc (Hons) Joint degree in Philosophy and Sociology, BTec ND in Science and health studies. Deepika worked as a Social worker since 2003 mostly in statutory adult mental health setting. In 2014 Deepika was able to give up Social work to put all her energy into the Yoga Ashram as well as growing her family of 3 sons!

More about Yogacharini Deepika >

"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.

More about Caroline >

Our Lineage


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.

Our Family is Growing!

It is with enormous pride that we see our students succeed in their Sadhana and on passing the true knowledge of Yoga.


Find the Name and Date of qualification of all our students by following the links:

200 Hours Teacher Training Course >

500 Hours Teacher Training Course >

Step-by-step Foundation Course >

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training >

Child and Teen Yoga Teacher Training >

Other Courses >