Lineage Based Yoga Organizations, Ashrams & Hindu Charities

Art of Living Foundation

Founded by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar a spiritual leader, humanitarian, and peacemaker. Gurudev’s vision of personal and social transformation through mental health and wellness has ignited a global movement in over 156 countries, uplifting the lives of more than 450 million people.

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA  (HSS or HSS USA) is a 501(c)(3), voluntary, non-profit, social, educational, and cultural organization. Sangh, as the organization is popularly known, aims to coordinate the Hindu American community to practice, preserve, and advance the ideals and values of Hindu Dharma. HSS conducts regular values-based education programs for children, youth, and adults through more than 220 branches nationwide. We also organize service activities and community outreach projects.

Yoga Research Foundation

Swami Jyotirmayananda - A Yoga Master in Miami and direct living disciple of the Maha yogi Sri Sivananda. “You are the architect of your destiny,” says Swami Jyotirmayananda, a revered spiritual teacher of integral yoga, who lectures and writes on all aspects of Yoga-Vedanta philosophy at the Yoga Research Foundation in Miami, Florida. To learn more about his great sage and his monthly magazine, books, CDs, DVDs, and live broadcasts over the internet. A garden of scriptural delight awaits you. 

Self Realization Fellowship / Yogoda Satsanga Society

For three-quarters of a century, Self-Realization Fellowship, a worldwide religious organization with international headquarters in Los Angeles, has been dedicated to carrying on the spiritual and humanitarian work of Paramahansa Yogananda. 

Integral Yoga Institute 

This organization is based on the spiritual work of Swami Satchidananda and has centers and ashrams located throughout the USA and internationally.


The Kaivalyadhama Health and Yoga Research Center is a spiritual, therapeutic, and research center with a specific aim to coordinate ancient yogic arts and tradition with modern science. Kaivalyadhama opened in 1924 and follows the Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali, the pioneer who laid down the foundation for traditional yoga. Patanjali, who was the first to standardize and codify Yoga practice, drew up eight steps for silencing the mind: restraints, observances, postures, breath control, withdrawal, slowing of mind, contemplation, and meditation.

Adi Vajra Shambhasalem Ashram

(The City of the Diamond Path) At the foothill of the Rockies in British Columbia, Gurudev Hamsah Nandatha met his Master Shri Swami Hamsananda Saraswati Gurudev Hamsah Nandatha always adapts his Teaching for the three main different types of disciples: the curious ones, the aspirant disciples, and the true disciples or yogis. These three levels of seekers correspond to a progressive degree of aspiration to achieve the spiritual goal of life.  Gurudev Hamsah Nandatha and his Disciples are yogis of this modern age excelling in the art of adapting their Sadhana to any life circumstances without losing sight of the purpose of life.

Yasodhara Ashram Yoga Retreat and Study Centre

A yoga retreat and study center set in the beautiful mountains of southeastern British Columbia.
Swami Sivananda Radha is the founder and spiritual inspiration for Yasodhara Ashram. A pioneer in the development of yoga in the West, her approach was distinguished by her unique ability to synthesize yogic teachings and Western psychology. 

Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple

ISKCON Chowpatty is a Hare Krishna temple, community, and ashram dedicated to the practice of bhakti-yoga or loving service to Krishna, the Supreme Person (God). We are a branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), a worldwide spiritual movement founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in New York City in 1966. Under the guidance of His Holiness Radhanath Swami, ISKCON Chowpatty is home to a loving community of practicing Hare Krishna devotees and over 200 resident monks.

Vedanta Society of Southern California

The Vedanta Society of Southern California (VSSC) was founded in 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Society is under the spiritual leadership of the Ramakrishna Order of India; Vedanta societies are the Western branches of the Ramakrishna Order.

Affiliated Ayurveda Clinics & Hospitals

International Academy of Ayurveda

International Academy of Ayurved was established in 1996 under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Subhash Ranade, Dr. Sunanda Ranade, and Dr. Avinash and Dr. Bharati Lele The main aim of the IAA is the propagation of Ayurveda in India and Abroad, providing Ayurvedic education to Indian as well as foreign students, the publication of Ayurvedic books, organizing National seminars on various topics related to Ayurveda and Yoga and manufacture of genuine Ayurvedic medicines.

The Healing Gardens of Ayurveda

The Healing Gardens is an Ayurvedic wellness center established in 2005 with the mission to bring authentic Ayurveda and natural healing therapies to America. Founded by the highly experienced team of Sujata Shah and Ayurvedic Physician Dr. Ram Tamang. Ram has been a faculty member of Dancing Shiva's School of Ayurveda for over 15 years.

The Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre in Germany is a remarkable comprehensive Ayurvedic Pancha Karma facility. Health spa Bad Ems is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Germany, in the middle of the idyllic Lahn Valley natural park, surrounded by the forested mountains of Taunus and Westerwald.

Tanman is the main facility that is affiliated with Dancing Shiva's Ayurveda Counselor program. Our students experience remarkable hands-on training in Ayurveda, cow protection, cultural studies, and much more. Tanman Ayurvedic Research Centre is a unique place and an opportunity for us to share the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda with you. At Tanman, we offer you to come and experience the process of healing and transformation of your body and mind with Ayurveda and Yoga. If you are looking for a specific treatment, rejuvenation, beauty treatment, or simply to get peace of mind away from your hectic lifestyle, we can offer you the best wellness packages possible according to your time, health, needs, and budget.

Dancing Shiva School shares a direct affiliation with DPU and provides support for our Ayurveda programs where students can experience premium Ayurvedic training. Due to its excellent academic and clinical services in the field of Ayurveda, Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurved & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune has made its presence felt across India and the world. DPU is the only Ayurveda College in India to be accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC in 2016. In 2017, NABH also accredited the institute!

Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan Ayurved is an Ayurvedic hospital and research center in Wagholi, Pune state of Maharashtra. They offer one week of Pancha Karma for about five hundred USD. The setting is ideal with plenty of natural open land and some mountains.

This is a major hub for all things Ayurveda. Find Ayurveda practitioners, clinics, and schools near you.

A great family-run clinic in northern California, Drs Suhas, Manisha, and Manas Kshirsagar are long-time friends and colleagues of Mas Vidal and they are faculty for the Dancing Shiva Ayurveda counselor program.

Ayurvedic Wellness Center in the Kendall area of Miami. They also offer Acupuncture and various treatments.

Annette Figueredo is an individual Ayurvedic therapist who offers Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Body-Work) Shirodhara and much more. "My goal is to make everyone feel beautiful and healthy from the inside out." I have been an avid proponent of Ayurveda and its wholesome, rejuvenating effects since 2001.

An Integrative Wellness Center in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona subtly blends the ancient wisdom and experience of the East (Ayurveda & Yoga) with the logic and knowledge of the West to provide care for their clients, thus discovering, igniting, and unfolding their innate potential for healing. Yoga and Ayurveda training programs are taught by Mas and other workshops as well. Discover this family-run oasis.

Dhyana Ayurveda Healing Center. Includes Ayurvedic practitioners that blend the philosophy of Ayurveda with the application of Medicinal Aromatherapy to create a unique and individualized approach to health care. We offer both Ayurvedic Education Certification Programs and Pancha Karma and other Ayurvedic treatments and bodywork at our Sebastopol Retreat in Sonoma County, Northern California. 

Affiliated Yoga Centers & Schools

An integral yoga and ayurveda center located in Irvine, Calif that Mas has closely worked with for many years.

This studio is based in Encinitas, Calif and offers many classes and trainings. Mas has partnered with Soul for many years offering the Dancing Shiva Ayurveda Counselor programs and many workshops. 

Based on the work and teachings of Christian Minson his workshops and special teachings provide an integrative approach to using breathwork for healing and transcendence of the egoistic mind via the transformative power of yogic pratyahara. His approach was influenced by the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, the Father of Yoga in the West.

Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga in Virginia Beach is a great place where you practice yoga and even learn to teach yoga.

Based in Bonita Springs Florida, this center is committed to teaching Yoga and Ayurveda. A beautiful space that offers yoga classes, workshops, treatments, teacher training, and lifestyle enhancement programs based on Mas Vidal's integral Yoga and Ayurveda approach.

The works of the late Thomas Ashley-Farrand, give unprecedented, detailed instruction on how to empower yourself using the techniques of the ancient sages and rishis. After many years of teaching and sharing, he has been persuaded by his friends to publish the techniques of mantra sadhana which he initiated over the course of decades by Eastern masters. Additionally, as we enter the new millennium, he has decided to share some of the moving experiences that he has had with spiritually advanced beings, as well as the lessons that he learned from each encounter. These works are offered in a spirit of service. We sincerely hope that they will further you on your path.
When in New York City visit the heart of yoga. Experience the humility, humbleness, and challenge of great classes with a truly yogic staff and none other than Sri Dharma himself.

They are the hosts of the Dancing Shiva Yoga & Ayurveda 200-Hour Program and Mas also gives some workshops at the center. The main focus is offering a variety of yoga asana classes with a sincere spiritual intention.

Important Vedic Organizations

Vedic Yagya Center was founded in 2002 by Pandit Sharma C.S. Samavedula, a 6th generation Sama Veda pandit, who has been performing Vedic yagyas for clients throughout the world for over 30 years. The Center offers to individuals, organizations, and businesses the most authentic and effective traditional Vedic Yagyas (sacred ceremonies), Homas (ancient fire ceremonies), and Pujas as prescribed in the Vedas and Shastras (holy Indian scriptures).

Based on the work of Nick Hodgens which integrates the wisdom of gemology as per vedic astrology. Nick creates navaratna (9-gem) bangles as recommended and worn by Paramahansa Yogananda. Astrogems also have beautiful custom rings as per one's astrological chart.

Healing Gems was founded by Jack Hauck in 1996.  He has had a background in metaphysical studies for over 40 years. He has studied extensively in the field, including gaining two key professional degrees, focusing upon Vedic quality gemstones: 2002 Certified Gemologist by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). 2004 Certified Vedic Astrologer by the American College of Vedic Astrology. Jack is dedicated to offering clients the highest quality Vedic gems at fair prices from a wide-ranging inventory.

Director Pandit David Frawley's complete Institute which includes Vedic Knowledge and Training Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, Yoga, Vedanta, Hindu Dharma, Vedic Studies, Courses, Training Programs, Resources, Online Articles, and Books

A great resource for finding yoga and Ayurveda practitioners across the globe. The President of the European Yoga Federation is Suryananda Swami Saraswati  (Amadio Bianchi) is associated with Mas Vidal of Dancing Shiva.

Our vision is to bring the healing science of Ayurveda and its modalities to the forefront of integrative medicine in the West.

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability, and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.

Our mission is to mobilize the global yoga community to empower women in India to build sustainable livelihoods. Using micro-credit to fight poverty in India.

CPAK is an amazing conference that brings together a cadre of authors, scientists, and independent researchers to explore the ancient idea that consciousness and history move in a vast cycle of time with alternating Dark and Golden Ages, a cycle Plato called: The Great Year. This once-worldwide belief in the rise and fall of the ages is finding increasing support in new interpretations of myth and folklore, discoveries of anomalous artifacts, revisions of archaeological site dating, astronomical insights, and new theories of consciousness.

Home gardens, school presentations, Edible playgrounds, Farm design. We have been working with teachers, students, and yoga schools nationwide to deepen our awareness of natural food. Do you know where your food comes from?

 The complete website for devotees of the great avatar Paramahansa Yogananda. Join a network of yogis throughout the world united in reaching higher consciousness.

The foundation offers customized holistic healing programs for various groups including private, public, and nonprofit entities as well as educational institutions. La Luchi Foundation currently operates three distinctive programs, Healing Factory,  Casa Blanca del Sol, and Be Your Yoga, and has entered into several partnerships to be able to teach, teach and offer services to a broader base of urban youth.


Animal Advocacy Organizations

Amazing Strays Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer-based, all-breed, dog and cat rescue that knows no geographical boundaries. We are dedicated to rescuing homeless or at-risk pets, focusing on creating safe environments for the forgotten or neglected, by finding homes for the rehabilitated and healthy and aiding in the efforts to combat overpopulation and the spread of disease.

A Way Home For Dogs

A Way Home is a non-profit organization based in San Diego, Calif that is focused on recovering pets and reuniting families with pets. It also rescues street strays and when unclaimed the rehab and find new homes for pets.

A farm animal protection organization with sanctuaries in New York and California.

A great resource for adopting a pet. Within the next year, millions of cats and dogs will enter shelters and rescue groups nationwide. In that time, even more, people intend to bring a pet into their homes, which is why we’re working to show why shelters should be your first choice and preferred way to acquire a pet.

Tail Waggers Rescue provides help to pets of the homeless and their human parents. 

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Health Related Organizations

Do Cancer does three things, Makes proven treatments & survivor tips accessible to anyone, sends Healing Kits that provide relief, and grants scholarships for whole-person cancer care.

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