Guru Poornima

An Annual Celebration

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Pictured: Swami Sivananda Saraswati observing a student by the Ganges in Rishikesh in the 1940s. His teaching is summarised by the words, “Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realise.”


Guru Poornima is a special celebration in the traditional yogic calendar. It is for honouring your teachers and spiritual guides. During the full moon every July millions of people across the globe celebrate this event and re-dedicate themselves to their spiritual path. We recognise all the great spiritual traditions, masters and teachers.

This year, we will be celebrating Guru Poornima at our Ohui Retreat. It starts with dinner, fire ceremony and kirtan on the evening of Tuesday 19 July. The re-dedication ceremony will take place during the full moon on the morning of Wednesday 20 July. The moon is full at 10:57am – so if you are not staying the night please arrive about 2 hours before.

All welcome! Feel free to bring a picture or statue your guru or inspiration to place on the altar.

You are welcome to stay a few extra days before or after the ceremony. You can find our winter rates here.

When and Where

Where………………Ashram Yoga Ohui Retreat

When…………..…..Tuesday 19-20 July 2016

Registration………Online or call 07 865 8541

Cost………………….$108 for the whole programme and staying the night (19 July) at Ohui Retreat. By donation if you only participate in the re-dedication ceremony.