Monday, September 11 through Friday, September 15
Join us for a week of Hatha and Raja Yoga training amidst the Ashram’s peaceful acerage of rolling hills and majestic trees.  Acharya Hersh Khetarpal, along with other senior teachers at the Ashram, will provide in-depth teachings of Yoga philosophy and the practices.  The workshop is Suitable for both beginners and advanced Yoga students.

9-10:30 Hatha Yoga with Melonie Camp
10:30-11 Tea Break
11-12:30 Yoga Vashishta Discourse
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Yoga Vashishta Discourse
3:00-3:30 Tea Break
3:30-4:30 Daily Topic
4:30-5:00 Meditative Chanting

Daily Topics
Monday Accepting Diversity
Tuesday Yogic Nutrition
Wednesday Walking Meditation
Thursday Yogic Insight into Life’s Problems
Friday Finding Joy in Life

To Register, email or call 630-293-9554

Suggested donation is $50 per day, however, no one will be turned away from lack of funds. YSA is a 501(c)3 organization, and donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

You are cordially invited to join us for Janam Ashtami Celebrations on Monday August 14 from 6 to 9 pm. The program is as follows:

6 pm to 8 pm Bhajans/Kirtan/Discourse by Hersh ji
8 pm to 9pm Dinner

We will be looking forward to seeing you! We will appreciate an RSVP by August 11 by responding to this e-mail or calling any of the following. Your RSVP will help us plan for the Dinner.

Nalini Bhardwaj 630-372-9266
Sharda Sharma 630-736-4875
Mike khetarpal 630-643-8220

You are cordially invited to join us for Vyas Pooja Celebrations at the Ashram on Saturday July 8 & Sunday July 9, 2017.
Saturday, July 8
10:30 AM                          Havan
11:30 AM                           24 hour non-stop Ramayana Path begins, continues overnight to Sunday morning
Sunday, July 9
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM      Bhog,  Arti & discourse by Hersh Ji     
1:30 PM                             Lunch
Please join us for any or all of the festivities! Please RSVP to or by calling any of the following:
Nalini Bhardwaj 630-372-9266 
Sharda Sharma 630-736-4875 
Dolly Vaghani 630-957-7991 
Neeta 630-747-7347 
We will be looking forward to seeing you!

January 28, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm

Dhyana (Meditation) is one of the most important practices for yoga students. Most people have an image of someone sitting quietly with their eyes closed, but what really happens inside? How do we stop our mind from chatting? What does it feel like when you’re finally able to still the mind? What are the different types of meditation and which should I practice?

These and many other questions will be addressed during this workshop dedicated to meditation. There will also be 3 different types of meditation practiced during the workshop. This workshop is suitable for beginners interested in an introduction, as well as experienced students hoping to heighten their understanding and practice.

The workshop will be conducted by Acharya Hersh Ji, the Director of Yog Sadhan Ashram.


10:00-10:30 Introduction
10:30-11:30 Chakra meditation theory
11:30-11:45 Chakra meditation practice
11:45-12:30 Lunch (provided)
12:30-1:30 Khosas (sheaths) meditation theory
1:30-1:45 Khoasas meditation practice
1:45-2:00 Break
2:00-3:00 Mantra meditation theory
3:00-3:30 Mantra meditation practice
3:30-4:00 Q&A

Location: 28W100 St. Charles Rd., West Chicago, IL 60185-1421
To Register: email, or by calling Mike Khetarpal@ 630-643-8220. Registration in advance helps us plan for the food, and is appreciated.

Donation Appreciated: $35 suggested minimum donation, however, no one will be turned away from lack of funds. YSA is a 501(c)3 organization, and donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Questions? Email or Call 630-293-9554.

The regular Tuesday and Sunday classes are concluding their study of the Bhagavad Gita.  Beginning in the new year, these classes will begin the study of the Ashtavakra Gita with Hershji.  If you are interested in joining these classes, please contact us at or call 630-293-9554.  All are welcome!