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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam is an institute for the traditional study of Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit, Yoga, Ayurveda, astrology, and other classical Indian disciplines.

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AVG Yoga Studio designed by Yogi Ramanand Patel
 Hatha Yoga asana practice is a discipline through which the student may develop strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination among other benefits, including calmness and resolution. The practice rewards the aspirant who regularly engages in a routine that may be acquired from a teacher in classes. Age or stiffness need not be a hindrance as the teacher is generally able to assist the participant in adapting asanas to their individual need. All adults are welcome for classes/workshop listed below.

Class attire is bare feet, shorts or footless tights and tee shirt. No perfume. No heavy jewelry. Do not eat a meal two hours prior to doing yoga. Do not come to class if you have a contagious condition. Please be on time. Class begins promptly at the published class time. 
Workshop events will be announced in separate flyers for specialty topics, visiting teachers, beginning and advanced levels.Driving directions: Arsha Vidya Gurukulam is an institute devoted to the study and teaching of Vedanta, Sanskrit and Yoga. It is located in Saylorsburg just off Route 33 on old Route 115, next door to Saylorsburg Lumber and across the road from the Blue Ridge Flea Market. Come in the paved driveway and progress to the back of the campus to the big red building fronted by a parking lot. This is the Activities Center. The yoga studio is on the second floor. Please enter by the downstairs door.Bookstore hours are 10-6 pm. The bookstore is located next to the small parking lot near the entrance to the property.
Meditation workshops are offered 1st & 3rd Saturdays 10-12:30 pm in the Tunga classroom.
AVG, Saylorsburg ongoing Yoga classes
Classes are open to all levels of student except noted otherwise.
Jun 3-5
Healing Yoga: Deepaning Your Practice
with Rachel Gluckstein and Cathy Kotelchuck
The retreat includes daily yoga classes with healing sessions,
pranayama, and meditation. A special feature is the Saturday afternoon
restorative class.
Rachael Gluckstein R.N. is an advanced Kripalu Yoga Teacher and
Shiatsu Therapist with 30 years experience. Her background
encompasses Kabbalistic Meditation, study with Iyengar teachers, and
Quantum Reflex Analysis. Cathy Kotelchuck is a certified Reiki Master
and has been teaching for 30 years. She has received in depth training in
many in many disciplines including Iyengar, Kripalu, and eclectic
For more information and registration contact Rachel at or 718-380-2261.
Jun 16-19
with Janet MacLeod, Suddhatma Chaitanya, Pandit Mukesh Desai and Kathleen Wright
The changing of seasons should be reflected in one’s practice of yoga, so that the exterior environment and the interior environment interact harmoniously and bring peace and balance to daily living. A background of study in the Iyengar Method of Yoga is necessary to enjoy this course. Students should know the full range of poses, including inversions, and be familiar with Iyengar Yoga’s standard use of props. Janet MacLeod has been a certified Iyengar Instructor for nearly 30 years. She teaches at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco and tours nationally and internationally. Janet’s grounded, intelligent approach is balanced with her delightfully light-hearted presence and generosity of spirit.
Kathleen Wright has been practicing Erawan since 1995. She is certified by the Madras Open Secrets of Evanston, Illinois.
Contact Deb Lowenburg at Lowenburg.deb@ or 570-236-4638 for more information and registration with a credit card. Registration Form
September 7-14 
an Intermediate and Advanced Training
Yoga & Sound is a tool for feeling the breath. Absorption into sound while in yoga poses enables the breath to flow more freely bringing inner peace that leads the aspirant to merge with the formless. Discourses in Vedanta bring a deeper understanding of the Self.
Please contact Yogi Ramanand Patel directly at with any questions. Registration will be handled by Nila Patel who can be reached at . For Other workshops by Yogi Ramanand Patel click here.
October 14-16
The first two classes of this retreat are open for students new to the Iyengar method of yoga, with less than 2 years continuous study. AVG Vedanta camp students are welcome to attend for a yoga camp experience. The second half of the course requires previous training in the Iyengar method of yoga with inverted poses and full back bends. Teachers and students of other methods of yoga can explore Iyengar yoga in workshop format. Young people should be at least 15 years old to participate.
Bobbie Fultz is an Intermediate Junior II certified Iyengar teacher based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was the resident yoga teacher at AVG for 8 years.
For more information and registration contact or Bobbie at 505-629-6805.
Oct 21-23
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Arsha Vidya Pitham. P.O. BOX 1059, Saylorsburg, PA 18353
Phone: (570) 992 2339. Email:

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