Become a Member of the Yoga Society of New York

"I love you, all friends, and I need your cooperation to build this Institute… where all people can come and experience the thread of love and unity, and through this transcendental thread they could experience the center of unity behind all diversity."

~ Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D.), 1977

photo of Guruji and students
Ananda Ashram, 1960s

Membership in the Yoga Society of New York, Inc.

Membership is a vital aspect of our organization. It supports the Purposes of the Yoga Society of New York, Inc., and the spiritual, educational and cultural programs of Ananda Ashram. Our members help to carry on the legacy intended by the Founder, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Dr. Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D.) – to promote Self-awareness and meditation, and to serve as a center for the unity between East and West.

We invite spiritual seekers and practitioners to become members of the Yoga Society of New York, so that we can support this greater cause together. We welcome and encourage our members to participate in the life of the Ashram.

From the Original Purposes
of the Yoga Society of New York, Inc., 1958:

The practice of YOGA, which is a system of physical, mental and spiritual training seeking the union and re-integration of the individual consciousness with the cosmic consciousness.

The conducting of regular meetings at which all in attendance may hear and practice the philosophy of Yoga and the union of the individual soul with God.

Prayer and meditation.

Annual Membership | $125 (USD)

Subscription period: 1 year | Effective from payment date


Benefits include:

  • Discounts on the Ashram’s cultural programs and selected workshops (online only during COVID-19, in-person after reopening)
  • Special invitations to membership events
  • Free Online Yoga during COVID-19
  • Member discount on Ashram Gift Shop purchases at www.ashramSTORE.com (in-person after reopening) - 10%
  • Member discount on overnight stay - 10% (after reopening)
  • Full swimming pool privileges (after reopening)
group yoga

Lifetime Membership | $2000 (USD)

Subscription period: Unlimited | Effective from payment date


Benefits include:

  • Discounts on the Ashram’s cultural programs and selected workshops (online only during COVID-19, in-person after reopening)
  • Special invitations to membership events
  • Free Online Yoga during COVID-19
  • Member discount on Ashram Gift Shop purchases at www.ashramSTORE.com (in-person after reopening) - 10%
  • Member discount on overnight stay - 10% (after reopening)
  • Full swimming pool privileges (after reopening)
  • A book by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati
  • An Ashram poster
  • An Ashram CD
  • Complimentary accommodations at Ananda Ashram for one weekend, or any 2 nights, per year for the member and one guest. (Based on space availability; holidays and special events are generally excluded.)
The Yoga Society of New York, Inc. (Ananda Ashram) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, 501(c)(3). Donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law.