About Ananda Kutir Ashrama

'Ananda Kutir Ashrama' is a place of spirituality that is open to all people who wish to learn and practice the universal and non-sectarian principles of Yoga

Integral Yoga

Integral Yoga enables one to lead a balanced, harmonious lifestyle which is conducive to peace of mind. Sri Swami Sivananda’s Integral Yoga consists of a unique, simple, practical and modern approach incorporating all the aspects of these traditional Yoga practices

Jnana Yoga

The Yoga of higher knowledge and wisdom. Ananda Kutir Ashram has a library with a wonderful range of books for the public to borrow, or buy at affordable prices.

Karma Yoga

Ananda Kutir Ashrama's Outreach Project serves communities in need in Cape Town, and includes school feeding, food deliveries to TB and HIV/AIDS patients, clothing distribution, Christmas food parcels and the free distribution of non-sectarian spiritual literature.

Children's Integral Yoga

The Children’s Integral Yoga Programme is a spiritually based programme, highlighting aspects of spirituality in all faiths.


Ananda Kutir Ashrama offers Integral Yoga: Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga, for the union of all the different aspects of an individual: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.


Ananda Kutir Ashrama is a significant institution in the spiritual community of Cape Town. It has its roots in the vision and philosophy of Swami Sivananda Maharaj, founder of the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh, India. One of his most devoted disciples, Swami Venkatesananda, inspired and guided Mother Yogeshwari and Swami Parvathiananda to start a yoga centre in Cape Town.

Upcoming Courses & Events

Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – Sep 30 @ 12:30 pm


Who am I? What is the Reality? These and other existential questions arise in the heart of the seeker. We shall explore these questions in the light of the eternal wisdom of Jnana Yoga / Vedanta in an 11-week course.

Dates: 1 July – 30 September (excluding 26 August, 9 and 16 September)
Times: Saturdays 11h00-12h30
Cost: R905 (includes literature)

Bookings by latest 29 June, info@anandakutir.org.za

Get in Touch

Physical: 24 Sprigg Road, Rondebosch East, Cape Town, 7780, South Africa Postal: P.O. Box 36134, Glosderry, Cape Town, 7702, South Africa Tel: +27 21 696 1821 Fax: +27 86 552 7415 Email and Map
"Service will purify your heart, and give you great joy and peace of mind. The more joy and love you give to others, the more joy and love will come to you." - Swami Sivananda